Nearby points of interest

  1. Distance: 0.12mi
  2. Distance: 0.85mi
  3. Distance: 1.09mi
  4. Distance: 1.19mi

Nearby points of interest

  1. Distance: 0.12mi
  2. Distance: 0.85mi
  3. Distance: 1.09mi
  4. Distance: 1.19mi

About Daddy Jack's Restaurant & Bar

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.

9419 N. Meridian St
Indianapolis, IN 46260
View Larger Map

Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
American, Seafood, Sushi

Hours of Operation:


Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:00am - 4:00pm

Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm

Friday & Saturday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm

Closed Sundays and Major Holidays

Cross Street:
SE corner of 96th & Meridian

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(317) 843-1609

Website:
http://www.konajacksindy.com/daddy_jacks.php

Entertainment:
Come to Après Jack's for the best local and regional live music in Indianapolis, Carmel, Fishers, Westfield and Zionsville, located in the back of Daddy Jack's. Check our website for an up to date schedule.

Parking Details:
Plenty of parking available.

Public Transit:
Near by Indianapolis bus stop available.

Executive Chef:
Jayme Carter

Private Party Facilities:
Some private dining available depending on size and date your party.

Private Party Contact:
Jim Thompson: (317) 843-1609 ext. 12

Additional:
Bar Dining, Entertainment, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access

Daddy Jack's Restaurant & Bar Ratings and Reviews

5
4
3
2
1

4.3

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.4

service

4.2

ambience

3.8

value

4.0

Noise

Moderate

95% would recommend it to a friend

Neighborhood Gem (9)
Casual (7)
Business Meals (4)
See All
Authentic (3)
Bar Seating (3)
Cozy (3)
Creative Cuisine (2)
Live Sports (2)
Quiet Conversation (2)
Vibrant Bar Scene (2)
Comfort Food (2)
Worth the Drive (1)
Fun (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Good for a Date (1)
Healthy (1)
Local Ingredients (1)
Great for Lunch (1)
Organic (1)
People Watching (1)
Seasonal (1)
Special Occasion (1)
Good for Birthdays (1)
Sort by
S
196 reviews
Loading Reviews ...

 
·Dined 5 days ago

Always a pleasure to dine here. Great menu, pleasant and efficient wait staff, always buzzing with locals who dine here often. A safe bet, especially for lunch. (Be sure to make reservations.)

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation, Bar Seating, Business Meals, Casual, Comfort Food
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience4
service5
value4

vip
 (Indiana)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Food is always good. Enjoy this neighborhood gem and the bands in the back room.

Tags: Casual, Neighborhood Gem
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience4
service4
value4

 
 (Indiana)·Dined on November 7, 2017

Daddy Jacks is a great long-established restaurant at the busy Meridian - 96th Intersection. It's adjacent to the unique Kona Jack's seafood restaurant that has a wonderful and eclectic seafood menu. I had a business lunch at Daddy Jacks and it's a good place to talk heavy business stuff. Good energy, no background music and the overall sound level doesn't impede conversation. I had a really unique salmon BLT...yes, you read it correctly. Healthy benefit of salmon and just enough "B" to feel like you've had the "unhealthy."

Tags: Business Meals, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience4
service5
value4

 
·Dined on October 20, 2017

We've been to Daddy Jack's many times over the years. Our experience this time however was less than great. We are meeting friends there for a get together and our server couldn't manage to refill our drinks. We are placed in a very odd shaped corner table for four people wear three of us were in the booth side and one of us was on the table side. We had reservations so I was very disappointed at where we are sat. We had to repeatedly ask server to take her order bring drink refills and she never actually came back to ask how her food was. Given the price of this restaurant I think it's a little ridiculous that you have a server working there that's so poor

Tags: Seasonal
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience2
service1
value2

 
 (Indiana)·Dined on August 18, 2017

We had to wait 20 minutes to get our order taken. We had to send someone to get our server.

Being I only had an hour for lunch, I pretty much had to inhale my food.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food3
ambience3
service2
value3

 
 (Indiana)·Dined on August 12, 2017

We love this restaurant but service was not very good on our last visit.

Tags: Authentic, Casual, Late-night Find
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience4
service1
value4

 
 (Indiana)·Dined on July 17, 2017

Honored the reservation and the table and it was waiting. Nice surprise. The ambiance was that of a nice local restaurant/bar. Good choice.

Tags: Cozy, Worth the Drive, Casual, Comfort Food, Authentic
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (Indiana)·Dined on July 7, 2017

M y barbee pork was fair. I would not get it again. The other food was good.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food3
ambience4
service5
value4

 
 (Indiana)·Dined on June 26, 2017

Terrific opportunity for friends to meet. Excellent food choices moderately priced.

Tags: Fun, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience4
service5
value5

 
 (Indiana)·Dined on June 22, 2017

Our table was ready and waiting when we arrived. Our party had some business to conduct, and the wait staff was available but did not press us or interfere, and gave us adequate time to get things done, while making sure we had everything we needed. Whenever this group has a luncheon meeting we always select this location.

Tags: Casual, Great for Lunch
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food3
ambience4
service5
value4

vip
 (Indiana)·Dined on June 13, 2017

The salmon BLT special with sweet potato fries was delicious.

Tags: Bar Seating, Great for Lunch
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience4
service4
value4

 
 (Indiana)·Dined on June 10, 2017

We had a great time with a friend. Food was fantastic as was the service.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Quiet Conversation, Comfort Food, Bar Seating, Casual
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (Indiana)·Dined on June 10, 2017

We met relatives passing thru from Florida. Wanted good food and casual atmosphere, everyone agreed it was a good choice.

Tags: Great Beer, Authentic, Casual, Pre/post Theatre, Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem, Bar Seating, Live Music, Worth the Drive, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (Indiana)·Dined on June 7, 2017

Excellent food, as always! Love the tenderloin, hot brown & salads!!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Business Meals, Great for Lunch, Casual
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (Indiana)·Dined on May 27, 2017

Eat at Daddy Jacks quite often. Enjoy being able to sit outside and having Angela as our server. Food is always very good, love the live music and the atmosphere is very relaxing. My only negative is that as you dine outside the ash tray is too close to some of the dinning tables. Smokers who choose to go outside need to be moved further away from your outdoor seating area. Mainly on the Pak Mail side of the outdoor area.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience4
service5
value4

 
 (Indiana)·Dined on May 24, 2017

Food was ymmy & our waitress was awesome... Thank you

Tags: Cozy, Fun, Quiet Conversation, Comfort Food, Casual
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (Indiana)·Dined on May 19, 2017

The food was excellent and the greeter at the front door is always so welcoming. We had reservations and they sat us at the exact seat I had asked for.

Tags: Late-night Find, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Great for Lunch, Good for a Date, Romantic, Comfort Food
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (Indiana)·Dined on May 16, 2017

I had the Cobb Salad and it was excellent. My friend had the Chef Salad and enjoyed it also. We were able to talk a we went to an early dinner when it is not so crowded. The waitress was excellent.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Live Sports, Bar Seating, Hot Spot, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Quick Bite, Neighborhood Gem, Live Music
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

vip
 (Indiana)·Dined on May 12, 2017

Always great food. Great service from the hostess to the waitress to the guy clearing our empty plates. Great menu

Tags: Casual, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience4
service4
value4

 
 (Indiana)·Dined on May 8, 2017

The Shushi was great, the food was excellent, and we could talk comfortably.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Disabled Access, Creative Cuisine
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience4
service5
value5

vip
 (Indiana)·Dined on May 6, 2017

Food is always good. They take reservations and they have live bands in the wekend

Tags: Great for Lunch, Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience4
service5
value4

 
 (San Francisco)·Dined on April 21, 2017

My experience in the past with daddy Jack's has been good, but this time I was highly discussed.
Our server was not good, and kept forgetting things. Our order came out incorrect. Myself and one other ordered the Louisiana ribeye, and both of them came out with our sauce we asked, but the Cajun seasoning wasn't even on there, and the onions and mushrooms weren't even on the plate.
We did get appetizers from kona Jack's, the calamari was great but there was a piece of a tag in it that was fried.
The sushi was good though.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food2
ambience3
service2
value1

vip
 (Indiana)·Dined on March 31, 2017

Great Service as our steak sandwiches were originally served lukewarm. The waiter immediately re-ordered our food. It's a nice neighborhood restaurant and they take reservations.

Tags: Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience3
service4
value3

 
 (Indiana)·Dined on March 18, 2017

Anniversary dinner with wife. Her steak dinner was very good. My ribs and side dish tasted okay but was barely warm. The clam was excellent as always.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food3
ambience4
service3
value3

 
 (Indiana)·Dined on March 11, 2017

Is a nice, close to home, consistently good place to enjoy a meal. I like that you can order off either menu -- Kona Jacks or Daddy Jacks.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Quick Bite, Business Meals, Fun, Good for Groups, Casual, Live Music, Cozy, Pre/post Theatre, Bar Seating, Comfort Food
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience4
service4
value5

vip
 (Indiana)·Dined on March 4, 2017

Great food but slow service. Took an 1 1/2 with no appetizers or dessert.

Tags: Happy Hour, Neighborhood Gem, Outstanding Value, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Casual
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience3
service3
value3

 
 (Indiana)·Dined on March 3, 2017

We had a great time at Daddy Jack's on Friday evening before a performance at Clowes Hall. Our waitress was attentive but not overly obtrusive. The food was excellent and the atmosphere fun. It has a sports bar ambience so, while it isn't conducive of quiet, romantic conversation, it is a fun and friendly place to eat.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Fun
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience3
service5
value4

 
 (Indiana)·Dined on March 2, 2017

Our neighborhood favorite restaurant for as long as I can recall!

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience4
service5
value5

 
 (Indiana)·Dined on February 25, 2017

We found this place several years back and we go there on our anniversary every year. Nice atmosphere, good service and great food.

Tags: Comfort Food, Business Meals, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Happy Hour, Good for a Date, Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Bar Seating, Good for Anniversaries, Great Beer, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Live Music
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience4
service5
value4

 
 (Indiana)·Dined on February 20, 2017

Would have been perfect except we (2 women) were seated directly behind reception station, in upper area by eest facing windows. Two men would not have been seated there.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Live Music, Notable Wine List, Quiet Conversation
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience3
service4
value4

 
 (Indiana)·Dined on February 18, 2017

Good atmosphere, friendly staff, and local customers. Good value for the price and serving size.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Outstanding Value
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience4
service4
value5

 
 (Indiana)·Dined on February 18, 2017

Decor is outdated and the clientele are all elderly folks.

Ordered a cream ale that tasted like there was soap or perfume in the beer.

Service was slow and food was average at best. Friend got the ny strip and said there was zero seasoning. I ordered some sushi and it was ok, but no oceanworld

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food3
ambience1
service2
value1

 
 (Indiana)·Dined on February 14, 2017

Excellent choice

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience4
service5
value5

 
 (Indiana)·Dined on February 14, 2017

Great service along wih fantastic food. Did not disappoint

Tags: Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Neighborhood Gem
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (Indiana)·Dined on February 14, 2017

We went for Valentine's Day and enjoyed our dinner very much. We weren't rushed through courses and service was terrific. The food was great, had the delicious pot stickers app (from sushi bar). Petite Filet and Lobster with drawn butter was fantastic. The scallop potatos weren't as cheesy or crispy as I was expecting and fairly ordinary. Great bread served with a special cinnamon butter which was tasy but not necessarily a good match with our meals. Overall lovely evening, mature crowd. Highly recommend this as a place with nice ambience and high quality food is reasonably priced.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience4
service5
value5

 
 (Indiana)·Dined on February 10, 2017

While the food was generally good. I had to send my steak back because it came under cooked and not cooked in the garlic butter as ordered. Otherwise, the rest of the food and atmosphere were great.

Tags: Romantic, Vibrant Bar Scene, Casual
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food3
ambience4
service4
value3

vip
 (Indiana)·Dined on February 3, 2017

Food is good, walleye is excellent, wine list could be drastically improved. Service is usually very good.

Tags: Bar Seating, Fun, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Casual, Live Music
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience3
service5
value3

 
 (Indiana)·Dined on February 3, 2017

It's a fun place with the best seafood in Indianapolis, live music in there music room for free, a casual Pub atmosphere at daddy jacks, and a little more formal atmosphere in there Kona jacks dining areas. Highly recommended

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5

vip
 (Indiana)·Dined on February 1, 2017

Consistently good. I had chili and my father in law Clam Chowder. Then fried clams for me and a burger. All were served quickly and happily.

Tags: Business Meals, Good for Groups
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience4
service4
value4

vip
 (Indiana)·Dined on January 25, 2017

great bar and grill for northside see a lot of friends good food great waitress

Tags: Great for Lunch, Cozy, Local Ingredients, Happy Hour, Handcrafted Cocktails
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience4
service5
value4

Report this review as inappropriate?

If you believe this review should be removed from OpenTable, please let us know and someone will investigate.