Dawson's On Main

4.6
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868 Reviews
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$30 and under
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Steakhouse
Dawson's on Main, not your typical neighborhood restaurant. We offer bold flavors, fresh ingredients and a warm atmosphere. A menu of steaks, seafood, pastas, sandwiches and other specialties make Dawson's perfect for family gatherings, business meetings or romantic nights for two. In addition, we offer a banquet room for larger parties and outside patio dining. We offer a full selection of specialty wines, classic bourbons, or the ever popular variety of Indiana craft beers. We are located one block south of the world famous Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

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4.7
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4.5
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4.6
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Ashley
Indiana
9 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and drinks were amazing as always! Service is always stellar.

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KJHaup
Dallas
5 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love love love our neighborhood!!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Indiana
3 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome as always!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Indiana
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My favorite place on main street

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome experience at Dawsons! The food was excellent, the outside environment felt safe and just an overall relaxing and enjoyable night out!

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Ashley
Indiana
10 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dawsons on Main is one of our most favorite restaurants in Indy. All of the staff is wonderful and the food is always amazing.

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Maiahsdad
Indiana
3 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience2

I think it would have been better if they had addressed the special notes that I had written in the request. It was a special birthday dinner for my girlfriend, and I put everything in the notes. They didn't even say Happy Birthday to her. And most restaurants give the birthday recipient a free dessert. Not even a cookie or anything. Our waitress was great but the accommodations were not good at all. And there was no one seated on the inside. Only a few on the outside where we sat. So they were not too busy.

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AndreaS
Indiana
3 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Waiter owned up to his mistake with my steak and made it right!! Very impressed. Good food for the price! Strong drinks!

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vipCindyB
Indiana
42 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. Love sitting in the quaint bar area. Enjoy service in there also. Took friends that had not been before. One ordered pork chops and commented to server best he’d had in a long time. Salmon great as always, crab cakes and chicken Parmesan excellent. Can’t beat 1/2 price martini’s on Wednesday either.

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vipAllie
Louisville
26 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great evening.

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AmyS
Indiana
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Drink menu is very good and plenty to choose from! Fish and chips very good:)

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DebraM
Indiana
4 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My friend and I had lunch outside. It was wonderful! The waitress was my favorite one there and she did an excellent job as usual . The food was delicious!

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vipKimIndy
Indiana
28 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The menu selection was fantastic. The Walleye, black beans and rice was really good. The wine selection wasn't large but a fine range of many types of wine from various regions. Our server Kylie was very knowledgeable, friendly and just a pleasure to be around and talk to! Thank you! I'll be back soon!

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DarleenS
Indiana
5 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always enjoy Dawson the on Main, can not beat the Calimari or the delicious wedge salad.

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MarilynK
Indiana
15 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Several different varieties of food were eaten. Tenderloins were exceptional, as usual. Potato soup was delicious! Service wonderful!

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OpenTable Diner
Indiana
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They never disappoint. We have been there several times and the food and service is amazing. Reasonably priced. We love Dawson’s!

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vipEGFJ
Indiana
254 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

One of our first times out and glad it was Dawson’s. Long wAit, Obviously for outdoor seating so we opted to come inside which was very quiet. Really nice team of servers. The seafood and pasta was out of this world, a dish we can’t wait to try again. The chicken sandwich was fairly dry, overcooked. Very reasonable prices for the quality of the menu

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great experience for our 8th year anniversary. Even got a candle for the dinner table.

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KarenS
Indiana
3 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was wonderful. The food was great. Everything was just as we ordered!

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MaryR
Indiana
5 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My favorite place on Main Street.. great food and atmosphere.

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SusanM
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Enjoyed our luncheon. Food was great and service was wonderful.

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vipColts8631
Indiana
2 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Overall great selection to meet anyone in your party's palate, good sized portions and most of their dishes are made from scratch. Excellent overall experience every time we eat here.

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1Meh
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience2

Food was alright. Pretty pricey for the amount of food you get. I had asked for a sauce on the side of some crab cakes and was told it would be no problem. The food was served with the sauce on. I don't usually like to send food back because it's a waste at that point, but had I been allergic, I would have. One of our guests said the potato soup did not taste right. They did comp the soup from the bill. I don't know, it just wasn't what I expected and I was not impressed. We won't be back.

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KarenD
Indiana
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Food was delicious as usual. The only thing I would change is to not seat people with toddlers that do not behave next to a group of adults.

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MaryR
Indiana
6 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is delicious, the staff is friendly and the atmosphere is great!

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vipDoug
Indiana
65 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great food. Friendly service and fun atmosphere.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Indiana
6 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Joe was an excellent server and took wonderful care of our party. He was very attentive to the needs of our table. Even though the restaurant was very busy, we received our food very quickly. Kudos to Dawsons!

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DennisS
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service. Parking was easy and nearby. We visited on a Friday night and everyone was so great. I recommend reservations via Open Table. The called early in the day to verify the reservation. Excellent customer service.

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OpenTable Diner
Indiana
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great time at Dawson’s On Main. Friendly, fun service. Good food!

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MaryO
Indiana
5 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We had excellent service for our table of 5. We never felt rushed but still our server was very attentive. We had salads that were fresh and delicious. The soups also got high marks, especially the loaded potato. The chili was average or above. We will definitely return.

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vipJanL
Indiana
14 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The bar is a fun place to watch a game.
We love their pot roast and friendly service!