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Date
Fri, 5/25
Time
8:30 PM
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Canal Bistro - Mediterranean Grill

4.5
380 reviews
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$30 and under
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Mediterranean
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  • Casual
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Good for a Date
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 380 People Are Saying
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4.5
food
4.5
service
4.4
ambience
4.5
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Noise · Moderate
97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 6 days ago

Incredible food and service at a reasonable price!!

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4.0Dined on May 11, 2018

The outdoor area was very nice! The pitas were not fabulous but the skewers were the way to go. Perfectly grilled. Nice for a big family dinner!

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5.0Dined on May 10, 2018

We had a reservation and we were seated immediately outside as requested. Everybody in the party for ordered something different and everybody was extremely happy with all of their food. I highly recommend this place for anybody that enjoys Mediterranean.

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5.0Dined on May 5, 2018

Found this on Open Table and was pleased with the service and food. Great Mediterranean food. The bruscetta and baklava are a must.

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5.0Dined on May 4, 2018

I have found a new favorite place to eat! The food was excellent and the atmosphere was awesome. The staff worked together to make everyone’s experience as perfect as possible. What a great place. I will definitely be back every time I make it back to Indy!

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2.0Dined on April 30, 2018

The hummus are the best in town. Very good food.

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2.0Dined on April 28, 2018

Looked like an interesting place and the menu had several appetizing looking entrees. We chose the mousaka and the lamb shank. The mousaka was tasty and well prepared but the lamb shank was dry and not flavorful. Worst was we could hardly hear each other over the noise that was there through the whole meal. We won't be going back!

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5.0Dined on April 27, 2018

Really enjoyed our evening here. Good authentic food and great service. Price reasonable

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5.0Dined on April 26, 2018

Good food and good service. The guy directing the parking was great and saved a spot for me, since I have some mobility issues. Thanks!

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5.0Dined on April 24, 2018

Simply put, the food was outstanding; at least is was for what we ordered. It was our first time dining at the Canal Bistro and we will definitely dine there again. As a side note, the Baklava is a must; save room for it.

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3.0Dined on April 21, 2018

I’ve been here a few time. Food is awesome! This past time the service was a little rough. Our server was extremely nice but my order was incorrectly placed then when they needed to remake it the kitchen was backed up so I didn’t get my food until everyone else was done. Just a lot of waiting. I expected to be offered some sort of comp for the trouble but wasn’t. I’m not a fan of asking for a comp and feel the restaurant should give one when they know there’s been a slip up. Like I said, the food is good and the servers are nice so I definitely be back just an unfortunate evening.

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4.0Dined on April 16, 2018

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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