Daddy Jack's Restaurant & Bar

4.5
295 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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HA
Indiana
55 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
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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OT
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Was there on a Friday night. The atmosphere was cozy and friendly. They had good, live music. Entrees were large portions and had great taste. Service was good. Would absolutely go again.

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OT
Indiana
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Unfortunately they said we didn’t have a reservation. However they seated us immediately.

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GS
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Business dinner with a group on a very busy evening. Staff was working hard to keep up, but seemed like they could have used some help. Food was great as usual, and the live band was very good too!

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JB
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great atmosphere wonderful food with a lot of variety

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B
Indiana
10 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Nice lunch , gumbo and Neptune delicious

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RW
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Sitting next to a man and the entire time he's making racial slurs not very present environment would never go again, food came out extra slow, wasn't right order, and people were rude

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CE
1 review
Dined on March 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great experience. Good food and service. Server was knowledgeable and prompt. Background noise was minimal so you don't have to yell at each other to have a conversation. Kids aren't allowed so adult crowd. Will be returning.

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M
Indiana
4 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Daddy Jacks is like going into a modern day Cheers - you want to be where everyone knows your name. The food is excellent and the ambiance is wonderful, but it is the service that sets it apart from the rest. From the receptionist to the servers to the bus boys - they all know your name and treat you like royalty. One of my favorite places.

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B
Las Vegas
8 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent as usual!

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F
Indiana
19 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

It seems that they’ve changed their recipe for clam chowder. Not as good as we remembered. Disappointed.

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k
Indiana
17 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We always get good service and the food is great we love that place!

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JA
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

The food is always reliable and the service is always first-rate. I have to say we typically get put in the side room which has little ambiance. Honestly, for me it's a bit like being put at the kid's table. I'm going to start requesting the main dining room or the back lounge.

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t
Indiana
2 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Only dissappointment was restaurant ran out of ribs. My husband came there especially for them.

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L
Louisville
2 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

No kid weekend!
It was pretty loud and tables were close together - discussions were easily overheard.

The food and service was great. I ordered a pasta dish that was delicious. Hubs ordered blackened tuna steak he said was very good.

I ordered a Grey Goose Cosmo that wasn’t the best. Hubs ordered an Australian Malbec that was “alright”.

Our waitress, Mercedes, was great!

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JM
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome service and great food! This is a regular meeting spot for our friend and family. Consistently good. And did you know they make the best Brandy Alexander’s with real IceCream.

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RK
Indiana
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Easy to get to. Warm inviting atmosphere with great service. A bit pricey, but the quality of the food is worth it. Drinks are on par with other eaterys. A live band Thursday thru Saturday. One of my favorites!

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BK
Indiana
47 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

good, not great. OK, not excellent. the service, food, ambiance all just OK, not great. overall, a bit disappointing ... likely will not return.

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place anyone over the age of 21 should most certainly come get some of there 5 star tasting grub!!!

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JV
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We celebrated our anniversary at Daddy Jacks, where we met. The service was great and the food was exceptional.

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Indiana
2 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 3

The kitchen was extremely slow on this night. The martinis were fabulous, but one of the dishes ordered from Kona Jack’s came out cold.

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LT
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food, tremendous service, great pub atmosphere!

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k
Indiana
17 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was great and as always great there I love that place

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EM
Indiana
1 review
Dined on January 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

First time there. Good atmosphere, good sandwiches. Wasn’t overly impressed with salad and seating was a little tight. Very cold sitting by the door though

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Indiana
2 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food was delicious: I had the walleye, my friend had the grouper. Our server was pleasant, patient, & well informed about the menu offerings. We plan to return at our next get together!

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TS
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this place! Great place to meet friends! So many good and drink options to choose from. We frequent many time when in town.

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DF
Indiana
2 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Everything was grate until the ceiling gave way and my wife got soaked.

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OT
Indiana
4 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We really enjoyed the food and had a great time watching Toy Factory!

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CT
Indiana
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The New Years Eve Dinner special is always great at Daddy Jacks. We have celebrated our NYE dinner there for the last 6 years and would not go anywhere else. The food is great, the service is excellent, and the price is the best in Indy for a NYE celebration.

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HA
Indiana
56 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Love that they accept Open Table reservations. We frequent this spot regularly as the food is always good.

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OT
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Nice friendly place.

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RG
Indiana
2 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

We love everything about Daddy Jack’s. The only complaint I have is the portion of the Walleye. Sometimes when I am there it’s a huge fillet.....😊👍 other times it’s a little less 😔 other times it’s even less😢. Keel up those large portions of the Walleye. It is absolutely delicious especially with that hot drawn butter served on the side!!!😊👍. Fantastic job Daddy Jack!!!!

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t
Indiana
6 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food, good service, always our “go to” casual bar on the Northside.

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CH
Indiana
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

I enjoyed my lunch with friends. All the people serving us were very friendly. M

My only complaint was the Ruben I had was soggy on the bottom so I didn’t it enjoy it as much.

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MM
Indiana
5 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome food and service. Great place to dine for any occasion!

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OT
Indiana
170 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

The menus from both Kona's and Daddy's are available at either restaurant. The walleye is very good. The fried clams are overly salty but still tasty. Our server was very good and the food came out fast.

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Indiana
144 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food. Great. Service. Long time customer never disappointed.

Broad menu. Lots of choices. Will be back.

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k
Indiana
17 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Daddy’s is always great, food service ambiance. The hostess was very helpful, she’s the best.. Thank You

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OT
Indiana
5 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best place in town to meet friends and make new friends. This is our home away from home and we love everything about DJs!

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d
Indiana
7 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love Daddy Jack's and their other restaurants. Best deal in town on Monday nights..filet and lobster tail $29.95, including sides...absolutely fantastic! We've always had the best service staff. It's a great place with great food and great management and staff. Their fish market is my go to for fresh fish to prepare at home...the best!

Thank you for years of excellence.

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