The Local Eatery & Pub
The Local Eatery & Pub

The Local Eatery & Pub

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://localeateryandpub.com/
  • Phone: 3172183786
  • 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: American, Contemporary 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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  • Diners' Choice WinnerKid Friendly
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNeigborhood Gem
The Local Eatery & Pub reviews from OpenTable diners
90 reviews since June 28, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.4
    Service4.2
  • Ambiance3.8
    Noise LevelEnergetic
96% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (66)fit for foodies (54)kid-friendly (31)good for groups (27)great for lunch (22)great for outdoor dining (19)vibrant bar scene (14)hot spot (13)special occasion (8)great for brunch (4)late-night find (2)romantic (1)notable wine list (1)Show More
  • Lunch at Local
    missy
    Dined on 10/15/2014
    We had lunch at your restaurant last week. I really loved the interior of your restaurant. The colors are so reminiscent of New England. The food and service were both very good. I can't speak to the personality of Local as we were the only ones there but we really enjoyed out first visit.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Goodtimes
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/14/2014
    I would definatley return for another dinner. Good selection and pricing. Food was excellant.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent, as always
    EatToRun
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    I've been to The Local on several occasions with large and small groups; they've always accommodated us with only a minimum of waiting. I would definitely recommend a reservation as they regularly are completely booked. The food is locally sourced and excellent.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Love it here
    Dax22
    Dined on 10/8/2014
    One of our favorite restaurants in the area. Great food and drinks. We have a toddler so we go around 6pm and there are lots of other families. Nice atmosphere and the staff is very friendly. Our son has a wheat allergy and they have a gluten free menu and are very accommodating.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • SO Slow
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    Our reservation was for 6:15 and we didn't get our food until 7:20. There were 7 of us, but two were children ordering kid's meals. No one asked how our food was, and we were constantly searching for our server. My dish was fabulous but several others were cold and flavorless; however, no food is worth waiting that long with 2 kids under 3. Unfortunately this is not the first time our wait time for food has been outrageous.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Bad experience made good.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    We were meeting family for dinner last Friday night and they suggested The Local Eatery and Pub. They had been there many times, but this was our first visit. It was very loud; which made visiting very difficult. Our server took our order and when they brought the food, nothing about my order was correct. I know it wasn't her fault, but it didn't make a very good first impression. The rest of the table was fine with their food. I told her to just forget about my order, but she took matters into her own hands and made it right. They also paid the bill for our whole table. Other than the noise level being so high, they made every effort to make what could have been a bad experience a good one.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great gathering w/friends!
    Jameskatl16
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    We had a group of 8 and the Local was helpful in putting us near a TV, per a request of our football loving husbands. The food was delicious and our service was great! Will be back soon :)
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Our Favorite Restaurant
    JSmitty
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    My fiancée and I have been coming to the Local for 2 years now and it is our favorite place to eat. Birthdays, anniversaries, or any special occasion we go there. Great food, good service, and great bar. Planning our next outing right now!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Gluten-Free Menu!
    travelgirl77
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    I'm recently gluten-free and really didn't know how many places would have a gluten-free menu. They have one here, just ask for it! I got a burger with bread I can eat. Hooray! Having the brown paper on the tables was great for the kids who wanted to color. Great for new people and friends that are regulars since the menu rotates. Thanks for accommodating our big group!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best Veggie Burger!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    I order the same selection every time I visit The Local - the Black Bean Quinoa Veggie Burger. It is absolutely THEE BEST vegetarian selection on any menu in Carmel/Westfield! I highly recommend!!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very good!
    Yoyo
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    We enjoyed our first time visit. Great food and service. Very noisy when we walked in.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Too noisy
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    Food was good, but the layout of the restaurant made it difficult to have a conversation. Way to loud! The noise issue was a distraction to the meal.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic, as always
    JustinVIP
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    The Local is a great restaurant. The menu is impressive and always has something new. Their burgers are always a good choice and they have plenty of healthy selections. The prices are incredibly reasonable, too. Whether you want to try something new or enjoy a menu-favorite, the Local is an ideal dinner destination.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good, not great.
    Morseater
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    Hummus plate: nice presentation, good artichokes Goat cheese plate: bread lackluster, good pairing of goat cheese and berries Mac and Cheese: delicious, must have. Multi cheese and savory Chicken gyro: not a true gyro. Chicken breast strips. Corn fettucine with scallops: spicy, unique noodles, most likely small frozen scallops reconstituted with broth Goat tostadas: good flavor, cooked to tender, nice spanish rice
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Just My Opinion
    TimandDeb
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    We really liked the food selection, high grades given. The noise level is energetic, maybe a bit too energetic for some people but we enjoyed our evening. Although not bad, the wine selection was limited but not bad as we prefer old world wines (no Italian). All together a good dining event.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Creative Food
    IndysharkVIP
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    The chef produces creative and flavor food using parts of fish most people would waste not knowing of their flavor. This is true for all the menu specials! The soups are always special. We will be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Locally sourced food!
    Chuck
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    We love this place and most of the food. Do not miss the lamb burger. Our servers have varied from unenthusiastic to great. I wish the menu revealed which ingredients were local.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Mixed Bag
    Eliza
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Little Off on Friday
    DaveVIP
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    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
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great seasonal & local food
    katieo25
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Little Find
    WanderingBeerLover
    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!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Still excellent
    enz816
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lovely evening, wonderful food
    NoNameVIP
    Dined on 7/3/2014
    Ate outside since nice evening. Loved the branzino- excellent with the ramp pesto, kale and Israeli couscous!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good food, a little pricey
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 66 ratings-only reviews submitted since June 28, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.3
    • Food4.4
    • Ambiance3.9
    • Service4.3
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The following 184 reviews are from the The Local Eatery & Pub reviews archive.
  • energetic atmosphere and good food!
    KulerfullVIP
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The Local
    CICIBlank
    Dined on 6/26/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Nice!
    Funtimegal
    Dined on 6/24/2014
    Nice experience! Met friends there and had a great meal and lots of fun!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Misses the mark again
    BobT
    Dined on 6/22/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/22/2014
    TO DAMN LOUD, do not care for the heigh ceilings and open concept.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Service horrendous, food's not bad
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Something for everyone
    IndysharkVIP
    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.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Worth a visit
    rogerh
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food and location
    EatToRun
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Disappointing Dinner
    domesticdebVIP
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    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.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    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.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Local gem
    Chattycat12
    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
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Burgers for lunch
    Crossen
    Dined on 6/6/2014
    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
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Don't get the hype
    Cfish
    Dined on 6/1/2014
    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,
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Good Mahi Mahi
    NoNameVIP
    Dined on 5/18/2014
    Enjoyed the food once again at The Local... but the kids were out in "loud" voices on Sunday... oh well...
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • love it
    bliss
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    Fresh and yummy food, love the brie cheese on the cheese plate. The arugala Steak salad was delecious. Fun place, liked the bar area.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.