Indy's Top Group Dining Experiences

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AVERAGE DINNER ENTREE:
$ - less than $12
$$ - $12-$24
$$$ - more than $24


Buca di Beppo

SERVING: Lunch/Dinner
CUISINE: Italian
PRICE: $$
LOCATION: Downtown
35 N. Illinois St., Indianapolis, IN 46204
PHONE: 317-632-2822
WEB: bucadibeppo.com

Buca offers a fun atmosphere with a diverse menu featuring Italian favorites served family-style. Semi-private areas are available. Staff enjoys working with groups to stay in budget while delivering a memorable dining experience.


Circle Centre Food Court

SERVING: Lunch/Dinner
CUISINE: Variety
PRICE: $
LOCATION: Downtown
49 W. Maryland St., Indianapolis, IN  46204
PHONE: 317-681-5615
WEB: simon.com

Located on level three of Circle Centre mall, the food court is perfect place to release your group for fast dining options, including many ethnic eateries. The food court has ample seating to accommodate large groups.


Dick’s Last Resort

SERVING: Lunch/Dinner
CUISINE: American
PRICE: $$
LOCATION: Downtown
111 Maryland St., Indianapolis, IN 46225
PHONE: 317-608-2456
WEB: www.dickslastresort.com/

Great food served up by intentionally obnoxious staff makes for loads of laughs and satisfied stomachs. Perfect for student groups and adults who want a unique dining experience. Group pricing available.


Eiteljorg Café

SERVING: Lunch
CUISINE: Bakery/Cafe/Deli
PRICE: $
LOCATION: Downtown
500 W. Washington St., Indianapolis, IN 46204
PHONE: 317-636-9378
WEB: eiteljorg.org

Located inside the Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art, and overlooking the scenic downtown canal with indoor and outdoor seating. Groups welcome for lunch with or without admission to museum. Private dining space is available.


Hard Rock Café

SERVING: Lunch/Dinner
CUISINE: American
PRICE: $$
LOCATION: Downtown
49 S. Meridian St., Indianapolis, IN 46204
PHONE: 317-636-2550
WEB: hardrock.com

Tour operators across the country appreciate the Hard Rock Café approach to taking care of groups.  In Indy, the Hard Rock Café team will help you plan an experience within budget and time available.


Hollyhock Hill

SERVING: Dinner
CUISINE: American
PRICE: $$
LOCATION: North
8110 N. College Ave., Indianapolis, IN 46240
PHONE: 317-251-2294
WEB: hollyhockhill.com

Groups dine in a beautiful homelike setting, with family-style serving of pan- fried chicken, steaks, homemade biscuits and more.  Hollyhock Hill is an 80-year-old dining tradition known throughout the Midwest.


Indianapolis City Market

SERVING: Lunch
CUISINE: Variety/Ethnic
PRICE: $
LOCATION: Downtown
222 E. Market St., Indianapolis, IN 46204
PHONE: 317-634-9266
WEB: indycm.com

Enjoy the market’s eclectic vendors, serving soups, sandwiches, crepes, pastries, Greek, Mexican, and Italian…you get the picture.  In an historic landmark with produce, meat and seafood vendors, it’s a great place to tour and eat.


Indianapolis Colts Grille

SERVING: Lunch/Dinner
CUISINE: American
PRICE: $$
LOCATION: Downtown
110 W. Washington St., Indianapolis, IN 46204
PHONE: 317-631-2007
WEB: coltsgrille.g3restaurants.com

Go Colts!  At this downtown restaurant, groups experience friendly service, great food, and of course, football.  A nice collection of memorabilia and photos bring the NFL to your dining experience.


Iron Skillet

SERVING: Dinner
CUISINE: American
PRICE: $$
LOCATION: Northwest
2489 W. 30th St., Indianapolis, IN 46222
PHONE: 317-923-6353
WEB: ironskillet.net

A century old home in the 1950s was transformed into the Iron Skillet, a landmark restaurant serving family-style specialties (many of which are indeed prepared in iron skillets!)  Groups enjoy the easy pace and fresh floral decorations that adorn the tables.


The Jazz Kitchen

SERVING: Dinner
CUISINE: American
PRICE: $$
LOCATION: North
5377 N. College Ave., Indianapolis, IN 46220
PHONE: 317-253-4900
WEB: thejazzkitchen.com

Indy has a long and storied jazz history, and The Jazz Kitchen presents nightly concerts featuring outstanding regional talent.  Choose among full entrees to salads and sandwiches. Groups welcome.


Kountry Kitchen Soul Food Place

SERVING: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
CUISINE: American/Soul
PRICE: $
1831 N. College Ave., Indianapolis, IN 46202
PHONE: 317-926-4476
WEB: kountrykitchenindy.com

Serving for more than 20 years some of the city’s best “Southern-style culinary bliss” and featuring down home recipes. Kountry Kitchen is a local favorite with frequent national celebrity visitors.


The Loft at Traders Point Creamery

SERVING: Lunch/Dinner
CUISINE: American/Local Food Movement/Organic/Vegetarian/Vegan
PRICE: $$
LOCATION: Northwest
9101 Moore Rd., Zionsville, IN 46077
PHONE: 317-733-1700
WEB: tpforganics.com

Dine in a beautifully restored barn overlooking Indiana’s largest organic dairy farm.  Memorable menu selections feature Indiana produce and meats, along with scrumptious ice cream made by Traders Point Creamery.


Maggiano’s Little Italy

SERVING: Lunch/Dinner
CUISINE: Italian
PRICE: $$
LOCATION: Northeast
3550 E. 86th St., Indianapolis, IN 46240
PHONE: 317-814-0700
WEB: maggianos.com

Groups love Maggiano’s attention to detail and robust Italian fare such as Mom’s lasagna; Taylor Street baked ziti, and tiramisu.  Private rooms available, group pricing.


Maxine’s Chicken and Waffles

SERVING: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
CUISINE: American/Soul
PRICE: $$
LOCATION: Downtown
132 N. East St., Indianapolis, IN 46204
PHONE: 317-423-3300
WEB: maxineschicken.com

Their motto comes true with each dining experience – “a taste of love in every bite.” Whether it’s the signature chicken with waffles, specialty omelets with house potatoes or made from scratch desserts, Maxine’s will please all taste buds.


MESH on Mass

SERVING: Lunch/Dinner
CUISINE:  Contemporary American
PRICE: $$
LOCATION: Downtown
725 Massachusetts Ave., Indianapolis, IN 46204
PHONE: 317-955-9600
WEB: meshonmass.com

A contemporary, casual restaurant located along the Mass Ave cultural district, has perfect group dining venues (inside or in the courtyard) and a delicious innovative menu with many items sourced to Indiana farms.


Rathskeller Restaurant

SERVING: Lunch/Dinner
CUISINE: American/German
PRICE: $$
LOCATION: Downtown
401 E. Michigan St., Indianapolis, IN 46204
PHONE: 317-636-0396
WEB: rathskeller.com

Presenting a mix of German and contemporary American fare, in the midst of an old-style German pub and outdoor biergarten.  Experience includes an international beer selection at one of Indiana’s most unique bars.


Rick’s Boatyard Café

SERVING: Lunch/Dinner
CUISINE: Seafood/ Steak
PRICE: $$
LOCATION: West
4050 Dandy Tr., Indianapolis, IN 46254
PHONE: 317-290-9300
WEB: rickscafeboatyard.com

Waterfront dining is served up at Rick’s along the beautiful Eagle Creek reservoir. Featuring fresh seafood, steaks and cocktails, groups flock to Rick’s for the sunsets, boats and excellent service.


Seasons 52

SERVING: Lunch/Dinner
CUISINE: American
PRICE: $$
LOCATION: Northeast
8650 Keystone Crossing, Indianapolis, IN 46240
PHONE: 317-846-5252
WEB: seasons52.com

A fresh dining experience located at The Fashion Mall, with a seasonal menu featuring grilled items.  


Shapiro’s Delicatessen

SERVING: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
CUISINE: American/ Bakery/Cafe/Deli
PRICE: $
LOCATION: Downtown
808 S. Meridian St., Indianapolis, IN 46225
PHONE: 317-631-4041
WEB: shapiros.com

A landmark restaurant in Indy and rated one of America’s top delicatessens, Shapiro’s serves up giant corned beef sandwiches on rye, homemade soups, salads and specialty items. Served cafeteria-style, groups can be accommodated in private room.


Skyline Club

SERVING: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
CUISINE: American
PRICE: $$$
LOCATION: Downtown
One American Square, Indianapolis, IN 46282
PHONE: 317-263-5000
WEB: skyline-indy.com

Located on the 36th floor of the One America Tower, the Skyline Club happily works with groups for lunch and dinner experiences, from buffets to plated meals overlooking the downtown Indy skyline.


Slippery Noodle Inn

SERVING: Lunch/Dinner
CUISINE: American
PRICE: $$
LOCATION: Downtown
372 S. Meridian St., Indianapolis, IN 46225
PHONE: 317-631-6974
WEB: slipperynoodle.com

The oldest bar in Indiana, the Slippery Noodle is renowned for food and blues. Music is performed nightly. Groups can also enjoy tours of the Noodle, whose history includes the Underground Railroad, ghosts and John Dillinger.


Stardust Terrace Café

SERVING: Lunch
CUISINE: Bakery/Cafe/Deli
PRICE: $
LOCATION: Downtown
450 W. Ohio St., Indianapolis, IN 46202-3269
PHONE: 317-234-0095
WEB: indianahistory.org

This friendly indoor and outdoor café is located in the Indiana History Center along the Central Canal. Serving seasonal lunch menu, the restaurant features award-winning sandwiches, soups, hot entrees and cookies.


Tavern on South

SERVING: Lunch/Dinner
CUISINE: Contemporary American/Seafood /Steak
PRICE: $$
LOCATION: Downtown
423 W. South St., Indianapolis, IN 46225
PHONE: W
WEB: tavernonsouth.com

Located near Lucas Oil Stadium, Tavern on South is casual and contemporary, and features indoor and outdoor dining along with second floor space for groups.  


Weber Grill Restaurant

SERVING: Lunch/Dinner
CUISINE: American/Barbeque
PRICE: $$
LOCATION: Downtown
10 N. Illinois St., Indianapolis, IN 46204
PHONE: 317-636-7600
WEB: webergrillrestaurant.com

Here the main attraction is perfectly seasoned meats cooked on the infamous Weber Grill.  Steaks, hamburgers, chicken and fish are charcoal grilled to perfection.  Private dining spaces are available.

 


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