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The Local Eatery & Pub
The Local Eatery & Pub

The Local Eatery & Pub Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://localeateryandpub.com
  • Phone: (317) 218-3786
  • Hours of Operation:

    Lunch: Daily: 11:00am - 5:00pm;
    Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm, Sunday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Contemporary American, American
  • Executive Chef: Craig Baker
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Beer, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wine

Getting there

  • Parking: Public Lot
A word from The Local Eatery & Pub
Opened in February 2011 by Derek Means and Craig Baker, The Local Eatery and Pub is a modern-american brasserie serving locally inspired food and drinks in a casual and energizing space for the whole family.



Featuring Organic, Local, Responsible, Sustainable, Scratch Kitchen, Artisan Spirits.
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Diner Reviews
  • "The Local in Carmel was a mixed bag on our Saturday evening visit. We made reservations online early in the day for 6:30 pm patio seating. We arrived promptly and were told there is no patio reservations ; we would have to wait 30 minutes or sit inside. The hostess staff was rude at worst and curt at best. We were very disappointed with this, as we had been warned that the noise is too loud for a nice conversation, but that the food is worth it ( it was) and get the best of both by sitting outside. In the end, it worked out: we enjoyed a starter and a drink inside and then were seated outside for our meal. This would have barely even made a dent in our enjoyment if the hostess staff had handled this arrangement with grace."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "We've had many great meals & will be back, but Fri service & food were off. Hummus did not arrive until immediately before dinners. Iit was discovered, only after we called attention to the missing app, that the ticket fell behind the line. Both of us had the lamb burgers, one of which was raw. Not rare - raw. The floor manager did come over to talk to us & apologized. I hope the kitchen is aware, too"
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "You can't go wrong with anything on the Local's menu! We love that have tater tots as a side!!! Lots of different food that you won't find at the chain restaurants."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "Amazing food, awesome service! This place is a hidden gem! We only found it using a map search for restaurants while on a day trip. If you're ever in the area, you really should stop!"
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "The Local is still our go-to restaurant for great food and great service. The wings, potted duck, and duck confit were fantastic. The service was accommodating for a couple of requests."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "Ate outside since nice evening. Loved the branzino- excellent with the ramp pesto, kale and Israeli couscous!"
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "We had heard great things about The Local and had wanted to try it for quite some time. We were there on a special occasion. I was really surprised to see all the kids in the place. I was hoping for a more adult environment, but the tables were far enough apart that it wasnt too much of an issue. We really enjoyed the food, the flavors were unique and enjoyable. We understand that sustainable farming food costs a little more, but the food was a little expensive for the portions. That being said, we will most likely visit agian, but sit in the bar. If i am going to spend that kind of money on food, I want a relaxed adult envirnment."
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "The smoked 1/2 chicken and the steak salad was good. Bison burger was also tasty. Nice selection of beer too. It's loud but not so bad you can't talk."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "The Local has a variety of great dishes. Farm to table so the menu is always changing. I had a coworker in from Michigan and chose to dine at the Local since it is one of my favorite places. She loved the Goat Cheese."
    Dined on 6/26/2014
  • "Nice experience! Met friends there and had a great meal and lots of fun!"
    Dined on 6/24/2014
  • "Maybe I am just too picky, but these folks have a hard time getting the temperature of red meat just right. Of my numerous times there the last vist was the best in terms of food delivery time, but well done is not pink. the others in my group were satisfied with their food preperation. In general this is a very good location and the menu is outstanding. As for the execution of food quality, timeliness or servers usually one of these is lacking."
    Dined on 6/22/2014
  • "TO DAMN LOUD, do not care for the heigh ceilings and open concept."
    Dined on 6/22/2014
  • "I think our waiter was high or something - I've never had worse service at a restaurant. Bar staff and hostess very nice and cordial, but our server was absolutely terrible. He kept rambling at our table (if we were ever able to get him), couldn't remember anything even though he wrote it down, and messed up our bill three times. Wasn't too difficult - two couples splitting the bill yet he couldn't even figure that part out. Very unprofessional, will not visit this restaurant again. Talked with other diners, they all had the exact same experience and saw another couple complaining to the hostess as we left. Too bad because food was not bad, but with service this poor and management who doesn't seem to care, this place will not last."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "They have something for everyone. The tried and true portion of the menu isn't particularly notable to look at, but the food is prepared great, making everything worth getting. The constantly changing portion of the menu is eclectic and excellently prepared. Take a chance and try something different - you will be glad you did."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "The Local Eatery has a good beer list, including beers from the local Sun King brewery, and our meals for 3 adults and 2 children were well prepared and presented. The waitstaff were polite and professional. Overall a good place for lunch."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "I went here with another sibling and our father on Father's Day. I expected to have a decent wait even though I had a reservation but to my surprise I was seated instantly (despite having to wait for the others to arrive). I was greated promptly by a server and had a drink in no time. As always, the food is excellent and reasonably priced. I've been to The Local several times before and will, most certainly, be back again."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "We eat at The Local all of the time, recommend it constantly and have never been disappointed before, so this past Saturday night was a real shocker! Our waiter was inattentive, a family next to us couldn't keep their kids from running around, and we waited at least 50 minutes for our food! Those who ordered cheeks were very disappointed in the "appetizer basket" that arrived with no sides, heavy breading on the "lightly breaded" cheeks, and the fact that they were over cooked and chewy. Lamb skewers were very tough and buffalo wrap was disappointing as well. The only savior was the bottle of Ex Umbris Syrah we ordered, which was excellent. We're not sure what was going on, but they were way off their game, that's for sure."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "Considering that this is still a 'pub' it has very good food, with interesting dishes. Highly recommended over a standard pub night where all the food seems to be the same."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "The location was a little off the beaten path but well worth the hunt. The staff was very friendly and helpful with selections. Love the fact that they try to use only local farm raised foods for their meals. The tenderloin was thick and juicy on the inside and nice and crisp on the outside. My son said that the Mac-N-Cheese was to die for. Nice open dining room where you can easily talk to your friends. Would definitely come back here to try more dishes"
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "This place is in a small strip mall in the boondocks north of Indianapolis. Open Table found it for us, and shows it with four stars. Well, if you're looking for a local, bare-bones eatery and pub, you won't be disappointed. My personal scoring system would not give it four stars, because I expect four stars to flag a pretty flossy, up-market place, with the Local isn't. But it IS a fun, clean, well-run beer-and-burger joint"
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "Don't understand the hype about this place. We were very excited to try this place for our date nite. Everything went downhill quickly. We waited a good 10 minutes before we were offered a drink, the restaurant was not busy at all. When the server arrived he was very unapologetic and did not have any knowledge of the menu. When asked about the ingredients of a drink he came back and threw a menu at our friend. Decided in a watermelonargatita, tasted like a jolly rancher. We also inquired about the use of peanuts in the restaurant as my friend's child has peanut allergies, the waiter mumbled something about how he watches the food network and would check. The food arrived only to be very bland and unseasoned,"
    Dined on 6/1/2014
  • "Enjoyed the food once again at The Local... but the kids were out in "loud" voices on Sunday... oh well..."
    Dined on 5/18/2014
  • "Fresh and yummy food, love the brie cheese on the cheese plate. The arugala Steak salad was delecious. Fun place, liked the bar area."
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "it was good but nothing special and a bit pricey. "
    Dined on 5/12/2014
  • "After many recommendations, finally got over to The Local. Arrived 6:30 and was seated right away. The acoustics were so poor, there was continuous reverberation of the sounds of the restaurant just booming, booming, booming off the high ceiling, hard floor, and glass partition near the bar. NOT conducive to conversation at all. Burgers were tasty, although the order got mixed up. That's ok, though, it happens. But the boominess was not pleasant. It's probably more pleasant if you eat outdoors. Just some traffic noise, then."
    Dined on 5/9/2014
  • "If I lived closer, this would be a regular spot. Delicious food every time. "
    Dined on 5/4/2014
  • "I've eaten at The Local numerous times and find it a gem--good, solid food, fun and active environment. I enjoyed my latest visit. Good bison burger cooked to my liking, delicious dessert (key lime pie). It can be a little noisy, but I think that adds to the fun and energetic vibe of the place. Service as a bit off--I think the server was new. She was friendly and pleasant, if a bit green, but she sort of disappeared at "check" time. Still, I think she'll learn. This is not a place for high-end, innovative and exotic cuisine. It's more like bistro and/or pub fare, but quite well executed."
    Dined on 4/27/2014
  • "I've eaten at The Local twice now and each time the food, atmosphere, and service have been exceptional! They understand food should be bursting with flavor (other than salt) and is meant to be enjoyed! If you want to remember what it's like to savor food, eat at The Local. Oh, great beer and wine choices and reasonable prices! :-)"
    Dined on 4/25/2014
  • "We took our whole family there and loved it!! The food was delicious and the atmosphere was absolutely perfect for kids. The service was amazing. Thank you!!! What a find!!"
    Dined on 4/25/2014
  • "Great bar for watching sports, no kids, great beer list and local menu which changes often. Same menu in restaurant part, but family / kid friendly. "
    Dined on 4/19/2014
  • "Service was only okay-- took a while to get drink orders to start and had inaccurate order placed twice. Food wasn't all that great or special-- would've expected a little better flavors and quality. Not bad.. just not great.. wouldn't necessarily go there again"
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "Had an enjoyable evening. Nice selection of items. Was a fun place to meet up with friends. Was during the Lent season so we had to order Seafood items but would definitely go back to try some of the specialty items that they have on the menu and appreciate the "local" attitude for buying food items."
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "I've been here over a dozen times and have never had a bad meal. The soups of the day are usually great, the pork tenderloin is great, the salads are super fresh, the hummus plate is huge and enough for four people as an appetizer, the mac and cheese is to die for, great local brews as well - highly recommend!"
    Dined on 3/31/2014
  • "We had dinner at The Local for the first time this past Saturday night and it was fantastic! The food was absolutely delicious and we loved the atmosphere. Everyone in our party commented on how much they loved the uniqueness of the restaurant, the quality of the food, the variety of choices and the fact that it worked so well for everything from family dinners to watching the NCAA tournament games while enjoying drinks at the bar. We'll definitely be back!"
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "We happened to be in the neighborhood visiting a rehabilitating friend and made a reservation. Normally, we do not venture outside of the downtown of Indy. This place had a farm to table menu and market specials that sounded great so we tried it. It was good enough that it will make us get our passports out and venture to the northern suburbs of Indy to go again."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "I have never had a bad meal at The Local. Their food is always fresh, well prepared, and tasty. The selection of locally sourced food is as amazing as it is delicious. My only warning is that if you want to be seated in a reasonable amount of time on a Friday or Saturday is to make a reservation. Without one you could be waiting a quite a while."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "Came here with a group of five other people for Northside Nights, and the menu was so unique that we ended up veering away from the NN selections. I ended up with the bacon-fat braised octopus, which was a bit dry, but the dish was so unique that I don't regret my decision to try it once. The Local has a decent selection of local craft beers, and their semifriddo dessert was incredible. We ended up staying for several hours. Would recommend!"
    Dined on 3/11/2014
  • "My husband tried the octopus dish and I had the wild boar. Each of these were very unique though my boar was a bit dry. The bartender was helpful and made a drink that was not on the menu which was delicious! Overall, a great experience!"
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "Although the food selections are great, the noise level and acoustics are terrible. Was a Saturday night, so might have something to o with it.Too loud for conversation at our own table. Has a stark warehouse feel. We chose this place because most in our party had not eaten there. It was great that we could all sit together (12) but did make it difficult to have conversation with those nearby. I tend to avoid kid friendly places. Unfortunately this one will be added to that list. About the food, I enjoyed the Carmelized salmon, medium well was perfect. Others had mufalerta, tenderloin, gyros and soup. French fries were delivered instead of tots, and although the server said she'd bring out a plate of tots, they never appeared."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "Great food and good atmosphere. Service is good and helpful. Local beer selection is great. Food is a little pricey so bring a full wallet but it is totally worth it."
    Dined on 2/15/2014