Daddy Jack's Restaurant & Bar

4.6
334 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
For over two decades Daddy Jack's has served up tantalizing appetizers, salads, pasta dishes, chicken, hand-cut steaks and seafood. Relax with a generous libation and you'll quickly see why this is Indianapolis' fine dining favorite spot for food, fun, and friends. Join the crowd for a sporting event on one of our many TV's, or request a secluded corner for a romantic dinner for two.
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OT
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

Chicken piccata was bland and not authentic. Salad was iceberg lettuce and had big brown clumps. They brought out our entree when we just started our salads. Overall a mediocre experience. Expected more given price and reviews.

OT
Indiana
18 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and service were excellent as always! We even had a nice full size dessert provided for the birthday guest.
You really cannot go wrong dining here.

DD
Indiana
52 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Reservations made for 11AM on a Tuesday. The restaurant was not crowded & we were seated right away. Service was good as was the food. The tenderloin was tasty, meaty & no fat that I tasted, all good things. The club on a croissant was really huge but good....not sure how to add flavor to this but it was rather bland. I brought half home & added mustard which helped a bit. Fries were good too. I usually go to Kona Jack's so visiting Daddy's was a new experience.

OT
Indiana
7 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 2

They must love Sysco... soup base bad... they said homemade! Salad lettuce bagged and unimaginative!

HA
Indiana
58 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Always enjoy dining at Daddy Jacks. The food is always great and on certain nights they have live music

C
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We enjoyed our dinner and the after-party very much, thank you!

t
Indiana
16 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 2

It was so hot inside that it was too hot to try and eat dinner comfortably. The weather was beautiful outside and 8 degrees cooler so we sat outside instead.

GS
Indiana
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Our favorite restaurant on the north side. The seafood is as good as any expensive restaurant in town.

a
Indiana
3 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was great! Price was good as well. The only issue I had was it was too hot in the room we were in.

a
Indiana
11 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service, food to table quickly and you always run into someone you know!

OT
Indiana
2 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

All good, room became noisy when large party came in.

OT
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

I’m a regular. Always good.

JA
Indiana
36 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always good food, service and great overall place to eat.

l
Indiana
16 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and good service!

s
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Seems like a fun place to hang out. We were seated in a side room due to a large crowd on a Saturday. Our server was very professional friendly and informed. Enjoyed our steaks.

B
Las Vegas
13 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place for lunch. Great menu great service.

d
Indiana
126 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

My friend and I each enjoyed the superb pan-sauteed walleye pike. It's my favorite entree at Daddy Jack's. I guess I should branch out, but it's hard to resist this buttery, crispy fish with the lemon butter on the side. With perfectly roasted asparagus and a loaded baked potato, it was a really wonderful meal with friendly, efficient service.

JK
Indiana
4 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always great food and service!

l
Indiana
16 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great meal as always!

OT
Indiana
8 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

It is always a good time at Daddy Jacks!! Food was great!! Service was great!!!

OT
Indiana
9 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was great!!

OT
Indiana
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Good food, good service

DD
Indiana
3 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very nice meal. My filet was cooked perfectly.

BJ
Indiana
6 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a pleasant experience at both Daddy and Kona Jacks. Two of our favorites! Consistently good food and friendly service. Will always go back.

H
Indiana
5 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I'll give it a good review because it suits my opinion as to what a neighborhood bar/restaurant should be. Nice ambiance without going to extremes. The food (walleye) was excellent and the drinks the best I have had in many months at restaurants. Service was prompt and not fussy. It seemed there were several locals at the bar drinking and chatting softly, so they know a good thing too. DJ took reservations though we did not need them that evening. Modest prices too. Overall a nice experience.

JA
Indiana
36 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Consistently great food, service and and a wonderful,caring owner of 30 years.

If you have not been to this gem...you need to go, but make reservations because it is frequented by loyal customers

OT
Indiana
7 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best restaurant in Indy

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JA
Indiana
36 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place to eat. Consistently has great food and excellent servers.

HA
Indiana
59 reviews
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Our waitress was quite busy with several tables and she was moving very quickly with a smile at all times! Another tablemate eleven commented that she noticed this as well. Food was good as usual.

l
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 2food 5service 2ambience 2

All was going great until we paid our bill. Shortly after the waitress came and told us there was another reservation for our table. This was very inappropriate and was basically asking us to leave...It ruined our evening as we have never been told this anywhere before ever...Even though our food was good I probably won’t be coming back.

j
Indiana
2 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

I really want to like Daddy Jacks - its got a throwback atmosphere that is appealing to us. The food is pretty good but the menu doesn't have that much variety - we've dined here twice and I've always struggled to find something I really want to order. Our most recent visit I decided to have a bowl of the clam chowder and a small Salad Chinois. The chowder was pricey but worth it. Really, really good. The salad was nothing special and the dressing that came with didn't really complement it - a bit overpowering. Cocktails are good but also overpriced. We'll likely come back for a 3rd try but there are other locally owned spots on the Northside that we prefer - Daddy Jacks isn't likely to become part of the regular rotation for us.

P
Indiana
24 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We are always guaranteed a great meal and drinks. Staff is always excellent.

IB
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

great atmosphere. fresh seafood and refreshing cocktails!

OT
Indiana
7 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love! My favorite restaurant.

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OT
Indiana
7 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love. My favorite

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B
Indiana
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My husband and I had a wonderful time. We ate delicious food and danced to the music from the live band. I was so relieved when I saw a culturally mixed crowd.

LF
Indiana
4 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went to Daddy Jack's to have dinner with friends, watch the NCAA tournament games, AND hear Maddie and the Roadies perform. Daddy Jack's provided the perfect backdrop. Delicious food & drinks, efficient and friendly staff, great environment. We will be back!

JP
Indiana
3 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 5ambience 2

The food was very terrible. Should’ve went to Kona jacks. All of my guest did not like the food. My seafood fettuccine was okay. The crab did not taste like crab. The waitress was amazing. But the place is very out of date.

W
Indiana
10 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Why didn’t I receive points?

HA
Indiana
59 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Always enjoy the food as it is well prepared. Love that they are a part of Open Table so that we can make a reservation online.

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