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Date
Sat, 4/21
Time
10:00 PM
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Canal Bistro - Mediterranean Grill

4.6
369 reviews
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$30 and under
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Mediterranean
Perfect For:
  • Casual
  • Good for a Date
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
The Canal Bistro is the realization of a dream for Mona and George Hanna. George's homeland is Egypt; Mona spent her first 23 years in Lebanon. They know Mediterranean cooking. George has been in the restaurant business for 22 years. And over the years, Mona watched her mother and grandmother cook for their big family from their own herb and vegetable gardens, learning the value of freshness in cooking.

George says. "It's been our dream to open our own place, to be creative with cuisine, and to have a family business that our sons can be a part of."

The Canal Bistro is that dream. "It's like you've come to one of our parties -- we've basically just moved our kitchen from home to here," they say. "We put the grill in the dining room because we want people to know that we are using top quality ingredients, and that freshness is our goal, so everything is done right in front of you."

So eat up, relax, be happy. You're eating in a dream come true!
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Mediterranean, Greek, Middle Eastern
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Hours of operation


Weekend Breakfast: Saturday - Sunday: 9:00am - 1:00pm
Lunch: Daily: 11:00am - 4:00pm;
Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: - 4:00pm - 9:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm
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Phone number
(317) 254-8700
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Cross street
Sugar Bob Lane
Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 369 People Are Saying
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4.6
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4.7
service
4.5
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4.6
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4.0Dined 5 days ago

Food was very tasty. Service was quick and efficient. Good overall value for two

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5.0Dined on April 15, 2018

Good food and excellent service. We ate on the patio and it was very quiet and comfortable with a nice atmosphere. It was quite noisy inside as the crowd was much larger inside.

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4.0Dined on April 8, 2018

The lamb shank is good but could have more seasoning on it. The environment is very nice.

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4.0Dined on April 8, 2018

I had a delicious falafel sandwich with a side salad. The service was fine, but this place gets ratehr noisy because the table are close together. I will definitely come here again.

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Our first time to dine here but we will likely return even though its slightly out of our way.
Guava martini was delish! My husband and I shared the multi skewer dinner - 2 large skewers and had more than enough. (We also had an appetizer and small Greek salad to share).
Yummy! Upbeat atmosphere!

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Always excellent. One of our favorite places to go with the family. Food and service are excellent. Nice bar. Always a pleasure.

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Great place! Service was wonderful and we will definitely come back. So many good food choices!

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3.0Dined on March 31, 2018

Loud does not even describe the fact that people seem to have a need to yell and laugh like they are the only ones there. This is a restaurant not a bar and it was older adults who should know better. Seems to be a common complaint here. When the patio opens maybe the outdoor seating will be better.

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5.0Dined on March 19, 2018

Amazing food! Great place for business or a night out. Perfect location.

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5.0Dined on March 10, 2018

Went here for breakfast. Absolutely delicious breakfast, got the stuffed French toast, one of their specialties. Yummy

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5.0Dined on February 24, 2018

The food was amazing and the service was outstanding!1

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5.0Dined on February 23, 2018

Great food—definitely going back! The spices on the meats were on point, pita bread was a good opening, and the garlic feta fries made for a tasty appetizer.

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4.0Dined on February 18, 2018

This was our first time at Canal Bistro and we will go back. Wonderful Mediterranean food, fun atmosphere and attentive and friendly wait staff. We've been told that their outdoor seating along the canal is great, so we'll return when it warms up. The only downside was that the dining area isn't very big and they had two large groups celebrating, so we had to literally shout to hear one another. Once the groups left, it was quiet and much more enjoyable.

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

We love this place!!! It is one of our go-to date night restaurants. Great food, great service, and good value!!

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Valentines Day

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Great Valentine's day for a couple who has been in the service industry way too long. Great service, food, and prices for a date night.

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5.0Dined on February 6, 2018

Amazing med cuisine with lots of healthy or indulgent options. Great staff too!!

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5.0Dined on February 6, 2018

Delicious food and ambiance. Great restaurant in the Broad Ripple area.

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4.0Dined on January 14, 2018

I was very disappointed they weren't serving breakfast. The big sign outside said Breakfast Saturday and Sunday with no end times. We were there at 1pm brunch is typically served till 2 or 3 pm most places.

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5.0Dined on December 31, 2017

We always come for a nice, cozy New Years Eve meal. The Canal Bistro never disappoints.

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5.0Dined on December 24, 2017

Canal Bistro is one of our go-to favorites for any occasion. With family visiting for Christmas, we wanted a tasty, healthy, quiet lunch and George and company nailed it on all counts. CB is an excellent alternative for weekend brunches or anytime you'd like either delicious Mediterranean fare of something a bit different. Locally owned, with terrific staff and some kind of magic in the kitchen--overlooking the Broad Ripple canal.

What's not to love?

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5.0Dined on December 9, 2017

We love ❤️ the Canal Bistro! We gather every year for the Christmas season with great friends! Our server Starr was the BEST!! She is pretty Awesome!! 🌟⭐️🌟

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5.0Dined on November 18, 2017

we went here for date night . service was great and the food was good. fair prices .

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5.0Dined on November 11, 2017

We consistently have good food and good service. It was a little noisy but that does not stop us from going back.

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5.0Dined on November 8, 2017

Food was fresh and. delicious Nice size portions. Nice atmosphere.

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3.0Dined on November 7, 2017

Lamb Kebob was poor to fair. Meat was overcooked, tough and dry. Overall, food could have been better seasoned.

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5.0Dined on October 16, 2017

Nice atmosphere, good drinks & great food at a superb price point...keep up the good work!

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5.0Dined on October 15, 2017

One of our favorite Middle-Eastern/Mediterranean establishments in Central Indiana! The Kafta, Shawarma, kabobs, Dolmathes, everything we have have had has been amazing. The desserts are exceptional, too.

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5.0Dined on September 29, 2017

Met a friend for dinner. Outdoor canal seating was available. Enjoyed a lovely glass of Israeli wine and some vegetarian options. Great mushroom wrap!

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5.0Dined on September 24, 2017

As usual, the staff at Canal Bistro were friendly and accomodating . The food was fantastic. This is my favorite place to eat in Indianapolis.

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5.0Dined on September 23, 2017

Great spot for a lunch date

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5.0Dined on September 16, 2017

It was our 1st time there . Got to sit outside. It was fun people watching . Our waitress was totally awesome . Little smaller inside the what I thought from the website. Food was great !! I would recommend it to my friends

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5.0Dined on September 15, 2017

Fabulous Resturant always consistant
Great service

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5.0Dined on September 10, 2017

Canal Bistro is my go-to restaurant. I've never been disappointed with the food or service, and price for value is excellent. It offers inside or outside seating, with a canal view.

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3.0Dined on September 2, 2017

Although it took a long time to get our food ordered and served (I got there at 10:40, food did not come out until 11:45), the food tasted amazing! Very flavorful, authentic, and I would return.

I wish the server would have taken our order earlier, and we had to hunt her down a few times. I think the restaurant did not have enough staff to accommodate the number of guests.

But if you have time, definitely check this place out.

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4.0Dined on August 26, 2017

Our food was delicious, although I would have liked our courses to be spaced out a little more. We weren't finished with apps when salad arrived. We weren't done with salad when entrees arrived. Our server Adam was helpful & kept our drinks replenished. The beef & lamb that we ordered was tender and well seasoned. Overall a good experience (except one nosy waitress who butted in to our conversation).

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4.0Dined on August 10, 2017

I like sitting outside by thee canal. Waiter very nice. But the Greek salad was very disappointing. Looked and tasted like it was made in the morning, would have sent it back but did not want to disrupt the occasion. the Mezzanine plate was good, fresh and plenty. They really need to make the salads fresh to order.

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5.0Dined on August 10, 2017

Love this place because the food is authentic and portions are generous. This time I ordered the gyro platter. It was enough food for 2 people but very yummy!

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4.0Dined on August 5, 2017

The only negative was the screaming toddler whose parents didn't ask to have their food packed up to remove this very unhappy child that ruined all diners evening on 8/5. I was very close to asking the manager to take control as all of us had to listen to this for too long.

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5.0Dined on August 4, 2017

69th wedding anniversary lunch for my parents. great food, great desserts, great laid-back vibe. something on the menu for every eating preference and style. the turkish coffee is amazing as is the rum-soaked grilled pineapple with vanilla ice cream.

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