Dining out with young children can be a challenge, especially when they won’t stop playing with their food or mispronouncing “bouillabaisse.” Enjoy a family meal with this Groupon.
$29 for a three-course country family-style meal for two, redeemable Wednesday–Friday (up to a $49.50 value)
- Choice of housemade soup or chilled juice
- Choice of entree, served with vegetables, pickled beets, cottage cheese, lettuce wedge, apple butter, and biscuits and gravy
- Ice cream or sherbet with assorted toppings
- Click to see the menu
The Iron Skillet
When German-born August Wacker arrived in Indianapolis shortly after his emigration in 1870, he quickly established himself as a landowner. He purchased a 90-acre farm upon which he built his own house, followed by 40 more, which he sold—a process that helped transform the pastoral area into a burgeoning community. After his death, the house and lands were converted into a country club. In 1956, the original house once again changed hands, and was once again converted, into The Iron Skillet.
More than 50 years later, the building remains much the same as it did in the early 20th century. Candles and floral decorations exude a rustic country atmosphere, and an oversized replica of an old-fashioned iron skillet—from which the restaurant takes its name—hangs on one wall.
Iron skillets are still used to prepare many of the restaurant's breaded-and-fried, family-style entrees, which range from gulf shrimp and walleye to black-Angus sirloin. Following country tradition, the restaurant expands these simple entrees into three-course meals. Dinners begin with housemade soup, before moving on to the main dish accompanied by from-scratch biscuits, pickled beets, and vegetables, other fresh sides. As a finale, bowls of ice cream are served with assorted toppings on the side, allowing diners to give their ice cream a face to thank for the meal.