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rstolcis
Junior Burger
2011/04/04 14:15:55
Next week I will be traveling from STL to Indianapolis. Any suggestions on top foodie stops in route or while in Indy?
danimal15
Double Chili Cheeseburger
Re:Indy eats 2011/04/22 09:56:01
Shapiro's deli in downtown Indianapolis is great! Like being in Manhattan. I've been there a number of times and am never disappointed with their corned beef and pastrami.
wanderingjew
Sirloin
Re:Indy eats 2011/04/22 10:59:53
Definitely Hollyhock Hill
 
for some great fried Chicken.
 
Mug n Bun for the rootbeer only (do not get the dreaded pork tenderloin- it's horrible)
 
Gray's Cafeteria- about 20 minutes outside of Indianapolis but well worth it for their Fried Chicken, Banana Cream Pie, Raisin Pie and just about everything else.
 
californyguy
Double Cheeseburger
Re:Indy eats 2011/04/22 11:14:13
AM NOT SURE IF YOUR ROUTE WILL SWING BY SEYMOUR INDIANA..IF SO YOU COULD DO NO BETTER THAN TO STOP AT THE WONDERFUL LARRISONS DINER  http://larrisonsdiner.com/  THERE..GREAT BREAKFASTS, INCREDIBLE PORK TENDERLOIN, AMAZING SPECIALS, REAL SMALL TOWN FEEL AND LOTS OF JOHN MELLENCAMP MEMORABILIA ALSO....WORTH A STOP OR DETOUR FOR ANY ROADFOODER
badart
Junior Burger
Re:Indy eats 2011/04/25 15:09:26
Workingman's Friend for burgers, just don't go there late expecting dinner, they are only open until 8pm. Get the double with onion rings!
 
I'll second Hollyhock Hill and Shapiro's (the downtown location).
rumaki
Double Chili Cheeseburger
Re:Indy eats 2011/04/25 15:59:19
I was just in Indianapolis a couple of weeks ago. 
 
Let me preface this comment by saying I've been going to Hollyhock Hill since I was a child (50-odd years), and I love it.  But the food is not quite as consistently good as it used to be. The chicken there is still excellent.  So are the salads/relishes, and the ice cream with a trio of toppings.
 
But the green beans have been changed and are no longer slow-cooked, and the "biscuits" are awful -- they taste like they are out of a vacuum can.   
 
I also had lunch at Gray Brothers.  Their fried chicken is quite good, though I prefer my chicken disjointed (as at Hollyhock Hill), rather than in quarters. I choose the fried chicken livers when they have them (they are not available every day). Their pies (I had cherry) are also very good, although the pie I had was not over-generous with the fruit.   They are open pretty much all day.  I went at about 2 p.m. on a Friday, and everything was fresh and tasty, but I've heard that if you go during an off-hour, some dishes can be a little tired. On the other hand, if you go during prime dining time, you'll wait in line, perhaps for a long time.
 
Rudy Mutt
Junior Burger
Re:Indy eats 2011/04/25 16:07:59
TRY THE STEER IN AT 10TH AND EMERSON ST.
A TRUE ROADFOOD KIND OF PLACE.
claracamille
Cheeseburger
Re:Indy eats 2011/04/30 08:29:05
rumaki

I was just in Indianapolis a couple of weeks ago. 

Let me preface this comment by saying I've been going to Hollyhock Hill since I was a child (50-odd years), and I love it.  But the food is not quite as consistently good as it used to be. The chicken there is still excellent.  So are the salads/relishes, and the ice cream with a trio of toppings.

But the green beans have been changed and are no longer slow-cooked, and the "biscuits" are awful -- they taste like they are out of a vacuum can.   

I also had lunch at Gray Brothers.  Their fried chicken is quite good, though I prefer my chicken disjointed (as at Hollyhock Hill), rather than in quarters. I choose the fried chicken livers when they have them (they are not available every day). Their pies (I had cherry) are also very good, although the pie I had was not over-generous with the fruit.   They are open pretty much all day.  I went at about 2 p.m. on a Friday, and everything was fresh and tasty, but I've heard that if you go during an off-hour, some dishes can be a little tired. On the other hand, if you go during prime dining time, you'll wait in line, perhaps for a long time.


I completely agree about Hollyhick Hill.  The green beans & biscuits have definitely gone downhill.  After my last visit I sent an email to the owner of Hollyhock Hill about the green beans & biscuits.  So far, several months later, no answer. 
Very disappointing.
wanderingjew
Sirloin
Re:Indy eats 2011/04/30 09:02:59
If  luck is in my court I'm hoping to be in Indianapolis over Labor Day weekend in September .

Any thoughts on Iron Skillet or the Kopper Kettle in Morristown vs Hollyhock Hill?
wanderingjew
Sirloin
Re:Indy eats 2011/05/01 11:40:38
Any thoughts on Iron Skillet or the Kopper Kettle in Morristown vs Hollyhock Hill
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BUMP- Anyone?
stageranger
Junior Burger
Re:Indy eats 2011/05/01 15:34:02
Pa & Ma's BBQ on W 27th Street is worth a visit for lunch. Sketchy neighborhood. Tiny corner storferont with a few booths and a coke machine standing in the dining area. Good ribs, great home cooked sides ( collards, mac & cheese etc.) and for hot food lovers, one of the hottest commercial bbq sauces ever. Be warned: so hot it will burn you twice. Don't miss the sweet potato pie for dessert. This place is pure roadfood. Enjoy!
Foodbme
Porterhouse
Re:Indy eats 2011/05/02 02:06:48
Though not exactly "Roadfood", St Elmo's Steakhouse is an Indy Icon. So if you've never been there, it's worth checking it out if for nothing else but their Fire Breathing Shrimp Cocktail and a beer.
As Iconic Steakhouse's go, it's up there with Burn's in Tampa, (Almost).
St. Elmo`s Shrimp Cocktail
Serves Difficulty Level: 3 Ready In: > 5 hrs
Ingredients:
2 tablespoons fresh horseradish -- coarsely grated
1/2 cup cider vinegar -- for soaking
The Sauce
2 cups chili sauce
2 squirts fresh lemon juice
4 large squirts fresh lime juice
16 jumbo steamed shrimp -- peeled and deveined -- leave tails on
lemon wedges -- as desired
Directions:
(THE SECRET IS GOOD FRESH, HOT HORSERADISH ROOT)
Shave the horseradish and place in a covered container along with the vinegar. Refrigerate overnight.
Next day, drain the horseradish.
Mix two tablespoons of the horseradish with the chili sauce. Add lemon juice and lime juice.
Place four cooked shrimp in each serving vessel surround with lemon wedges and about 1/2 cup of the sauce for each serving.
Source: St. Elmo's Restaurant; 127 S. Illinois St., Indianapolis, IN 46225; 317-635-0636
post edited by Foodbme - 2011/05/02 02:21:26
wanderingjew
Sirloin
Re:Indy eats 2011/05/02 10:14:31
Any thoughts on Iron Skillet or the Kopper Kettle in Morristown vs Hollyhock Hill
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ALLGOOD
Cheeseburger
Re:Indy eats 2011/05/02 13:13:58
I have a friend who is in Indy right now and he said he is taking a customer to St. Elmo's Steakhouse for dinner tonight.  He's been there in the past and he said it is fantastic.  I could kick myself because I was supposed to be on that trip too!
wanderingjew
Sirloin
Re:Indy eats 2011/05/03 08:40:30
Any thoughts on Iron Skillet or the Kopper Kettle in Morristown vs Hollyhock Hill
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Davwud
Double Cheeseburger
Re:Indy eats 2011/05/03 09:17:08
wanderingjew

Any thoughts on Iron Skillet or the Kopper Kettle in Morristown vs Hollyhock Hill
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If by Iron Skillet you mean the ones at the Petro truck stops then I wouldn't bother. Don't get me wrong, I've had the CFS and it was quite good. The buffet was better than an average buffet but all in all, this is a dime a dozen place that you can find on a lot of interstates in a lot of areas. Don't rush there.
 
DT
wanderingjew
Sirloin
Re:Indy eats 2011/05/03 09:39:21
Davwud

wanderingjew

Any thoughts on Iron Skillet or the Kopper Kettle in Morristown vs Hollyhock Hill
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Bump-
Anyone?

If by Iron Skillet you mean the ones at the Petro truck stops then I wouldn't bother. Don't get me wrong, I've had the CFS and it was quite good. The buffet was better than an average buffet but all in all, this is a dime a dozen place that you can find on a lot of interstates in a lot of areas. Don't rush there.

DT


 
Actually, no, I'm familiar with the generic truck stop chain "Iron Skillet" (I can smell a chain from a mile away believe it or not!) 
the place I'm referring to is a completely local independent roadfood style restaurant  in Indianapolis
 
http://www.ironskillet.net/
post edited by wanderingjew - 2011/05/03 09:40:47
Davwud
Double Cheeseburger
Re:Indy eats 2011/05/03 11:05:11
wanderingjew

Davwud

wanderingjew

Any thoughts on Iron Skillet or the Kopper Kettle in Morristown vs Hollyhock Hill
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Bump-
Anyone?

If by Iron Skillet you mean the ones at the Petro truck stops then I wouldn't bother. Don't get me wrong, I've had the CFS and it was quite good. The buffet was better than an average buffet but all in all, this is a dime a dozen place that you can find on a lot of interstates in a lot of areas. Don't rush there.

DT



Actually, no, I'm familiar with the generic truck stop chain "Iron Skillet" (I can smell a chain from a mile away believe it or not!) 
the place I'm referring to is a completely local independent roadfood style restaurant  in Indianapolis

http://www.ironskillet.net/

I figured as much.
 
DT
Bob45
Junior Burger
Re:Indy eats 2011/05/03 17:28:11
PapaRoux, 10th and Post Rd. Great cajun food, po boys and unlimited free sides and Iced Tea if you eat in. Also Maxinnes Chicken and Waffles, Ohio and East, great food.
claracamille
Cheeseburger
Re:Indy eats 2011/05/07 07:48:56
Even with the changes in green beans & rolls, I would still go to Hollyhock Hill for just the chicken.  And the tradition, still a go to place for family celebrations.
If I were traveling near by Morristown, I would try the Kopper Kettle, but not go out of my way.  I have only been to Iron Skillet once many years ago, so I can't comment.
I would go to Steer Inn, inside hasn't changed in years.  Lots of local school stuff on the walls, great tenderloin, best coleslaw I've had in a long time.
Don't miss Grey's Cafeteria, I get chicken livers when they are available & pie, don't forget the pie.  Grey's has a separate take out section with a steam table,you get in line & pick out your food, we use it a lot.
wanderingjew
Sirloin
Re:Indy eats 2011/05/07 10:06:11
claracamille

Even with the changes in green beans & rolls, I would still go to Hollyhock Hill for just the chicken.  And the tradition, still a go to place for family celebrations.
If I were traveling near by Morristown, I would try the Kopper Kettle, but not go out of my way.  I have only been to Iron Skillet once many years ago, so I can't comment.
I would go to Steer Inn, inside hasn't changed in years.  Lots of local school stuff on the walls, great tenderloin, best coleslaw I've had in a long time.
Don't miss Grey's Cafeteria, I get chicken livers when they are available & pie, don't forget the pie.  Grey's has a separate take out section with a steam table,you get in line & pick out your food, we use it a lot.

 
Thanks claracamille
 
This will likely be my last visit to Indianapolis (if I'm able to make the trip to begin with) and I've been to Hollyhock Hill several times and loved it- I think I can probably visit both Iron Skillet and Kopper Kettle this time around and since I didn't really have a chance to revisit Gray's the last time around I will definitely be heading back there too.
mcguirejohnr
Cheeseburger
Re:Indy eats 2011/05/17 18:00:38
+1 for Elmos Steakhouse...I love that shrimp cocktail.  Thanks to Foodbme for the recipe.  The closest I ever found was Golds Spicy Cocktail Sauce...the kind that comes in the refrigerated section (although the standard bottles on the shelf are pretty good too).
badart
Junior Burger
Re:Indy eats 2011/05/19 13:39:36
If you don't want a steak at St Elmo's (I've done this before), just stop in for the shrimp cocktail and then head elsewhere for dinner. Also, Harry and Izzy's is right next door and is owned (partially by Peyton Manning as well) by the same folks at St Elmo's and they have the same shrimp cocktail, but the entree offerings differ slightly.
 
Another more Road Food worthy selection, Edwards Drive In for pork tenderloins and onion rings is a good choice. I wish some of the rib shacks of my youth were still around like Zeb's, man I miss that place.
Root-Beer Man
Cheeseburger
Re:Indy eats 2011/05/19 18:43:59
There's always Bub's Burgers in Carmel, IN. Try the Big Ugly Elk burger. There's also a Shapiro's in Carmel, just down the road from Bub's.
badart
Junior Burger
Re:Indy eats 2011/05/20 16:42:08
Just picked up Shapiro's peppered beef and poppy seed rolls the other day to take home after a day at the track. Yummy, had the last of it for lunch today.
CajunKing
Sirloin
Re:Indy eats 2011/05/20 16:55:27
Dale
 
If you have not been to Iron Skillet or Copper Kettle and want the comparison then I would choose Iron Skillet over Hollyhock Hill & Copper Kettle
 
There have been too many worsening reviews of HHH, much to my sadness.  I havent been to the Iron Skillet in 5-6 yrs, but it is worth the chance to try it.
 
Not sure about Copper Kettle, its been too long for me to say.
 
 
Your bumps reminded me of "Bueller???  Bueller??  Bueller??"
wanderingjew
Sirloin
Re:Indy eats 2011/05/20 17:33:46
CajunKing

Dale

If you have not been to Iron Skillet or Copper Kettle and want the comparison then I would choose Iron Skillet over Hollyhock Hill & Copper Kettle

There have been too many worsening reviews of HHH, much to my sadness.  I havent been to the Iron Skillet in 5-6 yrs, but it is worth the chance to try it.

Not sure about Copper Kettle, its been too long for me to say.


Your bumps reminded me of "Bueller???  Bueller??  Bueller??"

 
Donald,
 
Thanks for the input.
 
I'm not anticipating this trip until labor day weekend. 
Hey, and you're more than welcome to join me (and any other Indy folks too for that matter) .
 
By the way if Claracamille hadn't responded, I think "Bueller" was going to be the next bump! 
 
 
claracamille
Cheeseburger
Re:Indy eats 2011/05/21 10:26:34
St Elmo's is a bucket list place in Indy.  Lots of atmosphere, waiters in bowties, always noisy, a lot going on, you may see a pro football or pro baksetball player or celebrity. 
The shrimp coctail is the best ever.  I have to ask for more chili sauce to mix with the sauce(it is really just pink fresh grated horseradish).  My husband eats it straight.  However, lately, we have not been impressed with the steaks, sides, etc.   Downtown you can get better steaks & sides at Ruth's Cris, Mortons, or Mo's.
North of 465, Petersons,, Ruth's Cris, Fleming's & our favorite, Sullivan's.  If you want to try an old fashioned steak house, try Murphy's Steakhouse on Keystone AV near the Fairgrounds.  Good steak(not prime) & sides, very dark, older waitress' who call you "honey".  We like it.
badart
Junior Burger
Re:Indy eats 2011/05/23 17:12:01
I will agree with the above assessment regarding the quality of steaks at St Elmo's these days. After having eaten at most of the top Prime steak restaurants in Chicago (Morton's, Gene and Georghetti's, Ruth's Chris, Harry Caray's, etc.) I can say that St Elmo's aren't in the same ballpark but still charge roughly the same price. That's why the past few times we had a drink and the shrimp, then ate elsewhere.
 
rumaki
Double Chili Cheeseburger
Re:Indy eats 2011/06/29 14:00:24
Let me second Murphy's.    It's great fun and a real throwback to another era.  The steaks are OK, but their fried lobster is wonderful.  And I enjoy their fried mushrooms (with cocktails -- they make 'em the old-fashioned way), and some of the sides -- especially the hot salad (I think it's called the monster salad) and the green beans, which you can order instead of potatoes, and which I prefer.   AND they have homemade blackberry cobbler.
 
The building was originally a Frisch's Big Boy, but has been redecorated inside with a dark, pub-like feel. 
TomatoMustard
Junior Burger
Re:Indy eats 2011/07/01 10:44:39
Pasquale's pizza at I-65 and County Line Rd. in Greenwood is the best pizza around. So many different kinds to try and if you get there for lunch they have a pizza buffet. Also, Vito Provolone's at Stop 11 Road and S. Meridian Street is to die for. Mom and Pop type place where you can order almost any Italian dish you want - even if it's not on the menu.
 
danimal15

Shapiro's deli in downtown Indianapolis is great! Like being in Manhattan. I've been there a number of times and am never disappointed with their corned beef and pastrami.


Shapiro's has been under new management since about 2004 and has never been the same since. Their prices are through the roof and their quality of ingredients is sub-par.
Bonk
Double Cheeseburger
Re:Indy eats 2013/07/31 20:52:22
Was looking into a place to eat in Carmel on Sunday, and found that in addition to a lot of places being closed on Sundays there, it appears that Shapiro's location is no longer there.
Davydd
Sirloin
Re:Indy eats 2013/07/31 21:12:03
Interesting. Their website only show the downtown site and one at the airport. I hadn't heard a peep about the Carmel site closing. The Carmel North Meridian restaurant just seem to lack something.
Bonk
Double Cheeseburger
Re:Indy eats 2013/08/06 21:57:12
Went to Muldoon's on Sunday and loved it.
 
We ordered the cheese skewers appetizer. It was three skewers of four pieces of deep fried, breaded cheese. So $9 for 12 big pieces of cheese. The breading worked really well with the cheese, and it was one of the better appetizers I've had in a while.
 
With just two of us it was a bit much (although we ate all of it), so I kind of wish they offered a smaller version. Like two skewers. But it was really good.
 
I was torn between the pork tenderloin (since we were in Indiana) and the reuben (since it's an Irish place), and the server said to go with the tenderloin. So I did.
 
It was one of the ridiculous-sized ones I see pictures of on here sometimes. The breading was perfect -- it complemented the tenderloin without overpowering the natural pork flavor. Very good, especially for $9.
 
My wife got the BLT and was very happy.
 
I got a tea, she got water, the bill was $33 and we were stuffed. The server was very gregarious and attentive.
 
 
mayor al
Fire Safety Admin
Re:Indy eats 2013/08/06 22:49:46
Even though the thread is a cuple of years old, I'll add in a couple for anyone looking for food in or west on I-70.
1. We stop at Shapiro's now and then. The food we find is quite good, but the prices have shot up Bigtime.
2. We prefer Jonathon Byrds Cafeteria at the exit # 99 south of Indy on I-65 in Greenwood.  Very good Cafeteria style meals.
3 A short distance West of the State line in IL is Richard's Family Farm Restaurant in Casey IL just off I-70. A very good family style restaurant. A must stop whenever we are passing thru that area.
CajunKing
Sirloin
Re:Indy eats 2013/08/07 12:56:47
Yes Shapiros in Carmel closed in June of 2013.
They overpaid to have that place built and it struggled to make ends meet.  Here is the story about it.
 
http://www.ibj.com/update...s/PARAMS/article/41895
rumaki
Double Chili Cheeseburger
Re:Indy eats 2013/08/12 14:28:08
I went to Jonathan Byrd's for the first time in April 2013.  The fried chicken is very similar to the original Kentucky Fried Chicken from when the Colonel was still around; I believe Byrd started his career with them.  If you like the Colonel's spices, you'll like Jonathan Byrd's fried chicken. It's not my favorite fried chicken in Indianapolis (that's still Hollyhock Hill, for me, which I went to later that same weekend), but it is certainly acceptable.
 
I also had green beans (good) and a slice of sugar cream pie.  It was flavorful, but cold (out of refrigerator) and therefore thick and gummy.  If you get it, ask them to reheat it for you.  They also have drop biscuits; I was tempted, but I was scheduled to go to dinner in just a few hours and decided it was too much to have.
 
I went at an off hour (about 2:30) after my plane landed at the airport.  I usually go to Gray Bros., but decided to try Byrd's this time around.  I thought the ambiance at Byrd's was like the late-lamented Laughners cafeteria chain, to which my family was devoted when I was growing up in Indianapolis -- which is a good thing, in my book.
mayor al
Fire Safety Admin
Re:Indy eats 2013/08/12 15:54:07
Rumaki
Nice to read of your experience at JB's. We like it, and it certainly is a clean/nice place to take a break right next to I-65. All in all a very acceptable Roadfood sort of place.
July 2013 with my daughter's family at JB's

AL
Bonk
Double Cheeseburger
Re:Indy eats 2013/08/29 20:15:13
We're going to whatever they're calling Conseco this week for a hockey tournament in mid-September. Any suggestions around the rink?
 
We're going to take Bazbeaux to go. 
Bonk
Double Cheeseburger
Re:Indy eats 2013/09/09 18:18:46
*bump*
 
Anyone? We're going in five days.
CajunKing
Sirloin
Re:Indy eats 2013/09/10 19:11:51
There are TONS of places near Conseco, none of them truly roadfood worthy though.
 
There is:
 
St Elmo's Steak
King David Dog
 
The rest is pretty much Corporate Chains
Bonk
Double Cheeseburger
Re:Indy eats 2013/09/12 19:11:39
*sigh*
 
The King David Dog sounds good, but alas they're not open on Saturdays.
 
I think we'll hit Bazbeaux's.
 
Thanks for the advice!!
Bonk
Double Cheeseburger
Re:Indy eats 2013/09/15 00:37:16
...and Bazbeaux's didn't disappoint.
 
That was our first time trying the downtown location (the Ice usually played at The Fairgrounds so we ate at Butler U.), and it's huge and very cool looking inside.
 
Their garlic bread has become my favorite on the planet. And I have another order plus half a large pizza in my refrigerator.
 
It was busy, so service was slightly slower than usual but still very good.
CajunKing
Sirloin
Re:Indy eats 2013/09/15 15:37:53
Had did the hockey tourn go?
Bazbeaux's is usually very good
Bonk
Double Cheeseburger
Re:Indy eats 2013/09/16 14:32:25
CajunKing

Had did the hockey tourn go?
Bazbeaux's is usually very good

 
Tournament was fine...I was just there to scout some kids that are going to play Division I college.
 
And we ordered way more food than we were going to eat so we could have leftovers for the next day...a 16" three-topping pizza and two orders of garlic bread with cheese in addition to two pops, and our bill was $31.
 
For a downtown location that's pretty daggone reasonable.
 
I really like what they've done with downtown Indy...Cincinnati and other cities could learn from that example.

post edited by Bonk - 2013/09/16 14:33:28
claracamille
Cheeseburger
Re:Indy eats 2013/09/16 22:42:58
Muldoons has been a favorite of ours for 30+ years. They have a smaller tenderloin that I like. "The Friendly" in Zionsville, IN, just NW of Indy is a great "everyone knows your name" place. Great tenderloins, broasted chicken. Also, a good place to go on St. Patrick's Day,
plb
Double Chili Cheeseburger
Re:Indy eats 2013/09/17 10:25:47
It's a small world.

I had the mini tenderloin for dinner last night at Muldoons. It was good and just the right amount after having a big lunch earlier.

St. Elm's two days ago. I agree with the consensus, go with shrimp cocktail (but be careful) and skip the so-so steak.

And I'm heading to Bubs for lunch.
Bonk
Double Cheeseburger
Re:Indy eats 2013/09/17 14:25:59
plb

It's a small world.

I had the mini tenderloin for dinner last night at Muldoons. It was good and just the right amount after having a big lunch earlier.

St. Elm's two days ago. I agree with the consensus, go with shrimp cocktail (but be careful) and skip the so-so steak.

And I'm heading to Bubs for lunch.

 
Bub's was really good when we went there a couple of years ago. We seem to get to Carmel about once a year, so it's going to be really tough deciding between Muldoon's, Bub's and Bazbeaux's.

Root-Beer Man
Cheeseburger
Re:Indy eats 2013/09/17 17:36:11
I will definitely second a trip to Bub's. It's one of my local favs and I love their Big Ugly Elk Burger. Hands down one of the better burgers in the area. There's even a Bazbeaux catty corner to them now. Sadly, the Carmel location for Shapiro's closed down. Guess they couldn't afford the rent they were being charged. The food was certainly good.  
marteenhook
Junior Burger
Flagged as Spam (1)
Re:Indy eats 2013/09/18 01:34:39
Indiana Bulldog, Traditional Indiana Persimmon Pudding, Traditional Indiana Breaded Tenderloin Sandwich, Baked Chicken Reuben all are the beat Indianapolis recipe. You can go for it.
claracamille
Cheeseburger
Re:Indy eats 2013/10/13 18:06:37
I would choose Muldoon's & Bazbeaus over Bub's. Bub's is good not great. I prefer Steak & Shake burgers & 96th St Burgers even better. Bub's in Carmel.is fun to go to when the weather is nice & you can sit along side the Monon trail. It is fun to people watch.
Re:Indy eats 2013/10/16 14:13:22
What's the northeast side around Ft. Harrison S.P. like?  For my annual trip to Ohio I'm considering an overnight stay at either Ft. Harrison (bonus points for having a golf course) or Pokagon S.P. (Angola) in order to further my goal of staying at each of the Indiana state park inns.  Thanks!
post edited by ScreamingChicken - 2013/10/16 14:16:40
CajunKing
Sirloin
Re:Indy eats 2013/10/16 15:01:44
Ok Brad you asked for it
 
Around Ben Harrison (just off the top of my head without addresses or numbers)
 
On Base there is The Garrison House - Was the old Officers club
 
Knowing your love of chicken
 
Audrey's Cafe - Fresh Broasted Chicken
 
Triton Brewing Company
 
Heidelberg Haus - Authentic German Bakery & Food
 
Andreas BBQ & Seafood - Interesting mix, decent BBQ
 
A ton of FF chains
 
As for Angola I will email my aunt and see if she has any clue, they stay there in the winter for the toboggan run
claracamille
Cheeseburger
Re:Indy eats 2013/11/02 21:08:38
Northeast Indianapolis-I would get on I465 & go North, nothing around Fort Ben. Skyline Chili & Mackenzie River(a chain, but we like it)on 82nd St. King Chef(chinese) & Arni's(try the Senior Salad with house dressing).
wanderingjew
Sirloin
Re:Indy eats 2013/11/20 07:07:27
muhammadRehan

I was just in Bazbeaux Pizza an weeks ago. you can try Sandwiches and subs its very tasty


Really? I didn't think anyone was allowed to leave Pakistan
Re:Indy eats 2014/05/29 14:10:21
I've gone ahead and committed to an August stay at Ft. Harrison so the planning has begun.
 
CajunKing

Audrey's Cafe - Fresh Broasted Chicken
Ft. Harrison doesn't serve breakfast so Café Audrey might be my first stop of the next day.  I'm hoping that if I order ahead I can get a BPT.

Triton Brewing Company
From what I can tell food trucks are often at Triton, which would make for a good dinner in the beer garden.

Andreas BBQ & Seafood - Interesting mix, decent BBQ
Andre's is definitely on the short list.  It's close to the park and has an interesting menu.
 
From there I have hours to get from Indy's east side to Lebanon, OH.  A few years ago Carolina Bob posted about Metamora and it's on US-52, which puts it right on my way.
Root-Beer Man
Cheeseburger
Re:Indy eats 2014/05/30 17:36:48
Screaming Chicken, if you want to hit up the Indy Food Trucks they have the Indy Food Trucks Alliance on Facebook and Twitter to let folks know where they'll be on any given day. The Mac Genie truck and Scratch truck are definitley worth the trip to find them.
 
https://twitter.com/IndyFoodTruck
 
https://www.facebook.com/IndyFoodTruckAlliance
Z66 Butch
Cheeseburger
Re:Indy eats 2014/07/02 00:24:33
You need to try the Gaslite Inn, it's clost to downtown but a real RoadFood kind of place. Google for reviews, I bet you will be impressed and you may even see a ghost or two while there!
Davydd
Sirloin
Re:Indy eats 2014/07/02 22:11:30
It is the Gas Light Inn. The name belies what it really is and that is a neighborhood over 21 bar in the vein of the Workingman’s Friend and John’s Famous Stew in Indianapolis. It is on South Meridian Street about 2 miles south of downtown. I went for the tenderloins and can say their tenderloin is right up there with the very best in Indianapolis. It is my kind of place. Nothing fancy. Just a good comfortable place.

After dinner, settling up and talking to the cook, I was late getting out to the parking lot in back. The rest of our party was there and the locals were yelling Kenny did it. Did what? Hit my friends car and drove off. They knew we were not locals. We were dressed too well. No wife beater sleeveless shirts. So standing around in the parking lot we had to assure the damage was not done by Kenny. Of course everyone had had a few so when in a crowd talking ensued. As it turned out we talked about high school football during the late 50s. One guy knew my older brother and we started exchanging stories of that period and who we mutually knew. And we talked and we talked. My wife figured almost a half hour. It was not quite my old neighborhood where I grew up but adjacent. Until recently I had never heard of the Gas Light Inn but I am glad I went there.

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fishtaco
Double Cheeseburger
Re:Indy eats 2014/07/03 10:18:59
badart
If you don't want a steak at St Elmo's (I've done this before), just stop in for the shrimp cocktail and then head elsewhere for dinner. Also, Harry and Izzy's is right next door and is owned (partially by Peyton Manning as well) by the same folks at St Elmo's and they have the same shrimp cocktail, but the entree offerings differ slightly.

Another more Road Food worthy selection, Edwards Drive In for pork tenderloins and onion rings is a good choice. I wish some of the rib shacks of my youth were still around like Zeb's, man I miss that place.



Zeb's with it's Original Mambo Sauce!! Used to stop in there on the way to or from Pacer games when they were in the ABA!
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