Members of the Waugh family work behind the scenes at Big Daddy's Bar & Grill, a sports pub and eatery known for cold drinks and satisfying American cuisine. Juicy steaks, rotisserie chicken wings, and fresh nachos piled with slow-cooked pot roast are a few specialties. Stop by on Friday evenings for cold drinks or on Saturdays for live entertainment.
Whether you are looking for a slice of pizza or a whole pizza pie, Indianapolis' Thirsty Turtle offers a wide variety of pizza types and sizes.
The bar at this pizzeria is fully stocked, so pair your meal with a glass of wine or beer.
Have a large group? No problem. Head to Thirsty Turtle for easy seating.
Dance the night away — the pizzeria offers plenty of space to get down.
Can't find your khakis? No problem! Throw on a pair of your most comfortable jeans and you'll blend right in at Thirsty Turtle.
Whether you're heading to Thirsty Turtle for lunch or dinner, parking is always free in the adjacent lot.
If you can't make it in the morning, try Thirsty Turtle for lunch or dinner.
Craving pizza tonight? Stop in for a tasty slice at Thirsty Turtle.
Since it first opened in 1969, Wendy’s has been known for its square-shaped, never-frozen burger patties. When asked why the patties are square, founder Dave Thomas once ad-libbed that Wendy’s doesn’t cut corners. The quip came off the cuff, but there’s truth to it. Wendy’s burgers are served straight off the grill, not from under a heat lamp. Its salads are made fresh daily, and its dressings don’t contain preservatives. This commitment to quality has helped it remain the world’s third-largest quick-service hamburger company, with more than 6,500 restaurants around the globe.
Come taste what Ice House is doing to transform classic American cuisine.
Whether you are looking for food low in fat or gluten-free, this restaurant is the place you want to eat.
Find the perfect vintage to complement your meal — this restaurant offers a fine selection of wines, beers, and beyond.
Youngsters are more than welcome to join mom and dad at this restaurant.
Ice House will be able to accommodate your large party.
No need to put on airs for a trip to Ice House — the dress code and ambience at this restaurant are totally laid-back.
Catering from Ice House will take your party to the next level.
Leaving the couch is half the battle. Your foods awaits your pickup at this restaurant.
Score! Ice House provides free parking to all diners in the lot next door.
At Ice House, bikers can lock their bikes safely outside.
Ice House provides morning, afternoon, and evening service, so you can easily find time to dine.
The friendly staff at Ice House are ready and waiting to cook and serve your favorite American meal.
Ice House has something for everyone with great American fare for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
Come to Wooden Nickel Darts Bar-Grill for a sandwich and side — this eatery serves American cuisine everyone will love.
For patrons' convenience, nearby parking is readily available.
Rediscover your favorite American meals at Wooden Nickel Darts Bar-Grill.
When you need an American restaurant that is sure to impress, come to the highly-rated Wooden Nickel Darts Bar-Grill.
Come to Andi for a sandwich and side — this eatery serves American cuisine everyone will love.
Put the diet on pause when you visit Andi — there are no low-fat menu items.
At Andi, you can find ample parking that is readily available any time of day.
Andi's mid-priced fare will typically cost you about $30 per person or less.
If you’re at all familiar with Indianapolis restaurants, you know that many of them like to batter and fry their entrees into submission. But as delicious as such comfort foods may be, they aren’t exactly conducive to eating light. Thankfully, plenty of fresh, healthy alternatives have arrived on the scene in recent years, making it easier to eat light in Indianapolis than you might think. Local produce fills the tables at the city’s farm-to-table restaurants, and other culinary hot spots specialize in filling, well-balanced meals. Here are some of our favorites:
R Bistro | Chatham ArchFor fine dining in Indianapolis, try R Bistro. Executive chef and James Beard semifinalist Regina Mehallick uses her European experience to create homey, rustic dishes.
Perfect for: A classy dinner.Don’t miss: One of the well-balanced starters, such as the arugula and Bing cherry salad with parmesan and shallot vinaigrette. Follow it up with the soft-shell crab with yukon potatoes, lemon-caper vegetables, and a scallion biscuit.The good stuff: Chef Regina designs a new farm-to-table menu every week, focusing on fresh, seasonal ingredients from local farms.Revery | GreenwoodHead out to the suburbs to try this New American restaurant, which sources ingredients locally and experiments with flavor combinations such as grapefruit with golden trout.
Perfect for: Lunch while you’re on a weekend drive or dinner and drinks with friends.Don’t miss: Unique appetizers such as the crab-cake bruschetta with lemon jam.The good stuff: Revery uses locally grown produce and livestock, as well as Indiana-sourced wild game, to create progressive dishes with balanced and unique flavors.Brugge Brasserie | Broad RippleThis Belgian restaurant brews its own beer, but it’s not all about the suds. In fact, VisitIndy.com named it one of the 25 best restaurants in Indianapolis.Perfect for: Lunch or dinner in a laid-back environment with sophisticated ingredients.Don’t miss: The crepes, which include varieties filled with pan-seared duck breast, shaved brussels sprouts, or grilled artichoke.The good stuff: Every option comes with a side of mixed greens, making it easy to eat healthy.The Garden Table | Broad RippleThis eatery’s dishes are focused on sustainable ingredients from Indiana and some of its neighboring states.
Perfect for: A light breakfast or lunch, especially if you have visitors you want to impress.Don’t miss: The Mediterranean quinoa salad or grilled veggie open-faced sandwich for lunch, or the “hummingbird mush”—polenta squares with coconut oil and cinnamon—for breakfast.The good stuff: The Garden Table’s fresh ingredients are blended into dishes with a healthy balance of protein, vegetables, and grains.Forty Five Degrees | Chatham ArchNamed after the angle of the intersection of Mass and College Avenues, Forty Five Degrees features its own angular design elements. The restaurant also serves up some of the best sushi and Japanese food in Indianapolis.
Perfect for: A dinner date or late-night meal.Don’t miss: The Playboy roll, which features spicy tuna, asparagus, jalapeño, and shrimp tempura, plus a topping of salmon, shrimp, and three sauces. It’s served on fire.The good stuff: Fresh, natural ingredients season the tender cuts of meat and fish. You’ll have no shortage of options, with more than 40 sushi, sashimi, and nigiri rolls to choose from.