Dawson's On Main

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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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4.7based on recent ratings
4.7
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4.7
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4.4
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OT
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.

KS
Indiana
3 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

MR
Indiana
5 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

SM
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

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

C
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.

M
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.

KD
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.

MR
Indiana
6 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

D
Indiana
65 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great food. Friendly service and fun atmosphere.

OT
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!

DS
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.

OT
Indiana
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

MO
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.

JL
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!

SH
Indiana
2 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall2food4service4ambience4

Most disappointed this trip! Only served from a Valentine menu, but no one told me that when I made the reservation. I requested a table rather than a booth, didn't receive it.
Not the Dawson's I know and love!

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience2

We really enjoyed the food and had great service from Jeremy. The problem was we were seated by the front window. It was very cold. The restaurant provided a space heater but that didn’t completely solve the issue.

I would simply recommend both using that space for dining during the winter months.

PH
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waitress Marika was awesome and the support staff were on it, generous portions and the food was top notch.

OT
Indiana
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience3

It was nice food.

DM
Indiana
4 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

We had a great waitress and the food was wonderful! There was so much food! We came for Valentines Day and were not disappointed. As usual good eating and a very attentive staff. I really like this place!

OT
Indiana
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

It was great! Went for Valentines Day. Everything we had was delicious. Our server was so nice. It was very reasonable as well. We will definitely be going back.

G
Indiana
10 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another great meal at Dawson’s! Loved the tenderloin! Service was great too!

OT
Indiana
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tenderloin is delicious!!!

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GN
Indiana
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our girls group meets once a month. Have recently changed from dinner to lunch. This month we celebrated our final retiree! Always a good experience here.

M
Indiana
4 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Even after I confirmed the reservation i was told when I arrived that it was canceled. The staff hurried up & set a table for my group.

OT
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great. Server was excellent. We will be back again!

KB
Indiana
15 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Devour Indy meal was great!

BS
Indiana
18 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We live this place. We were there for half priced wine night, but as usual, Will was wonderful and the food was great! It is our go to pace for a reason!!

GH
Indiana
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience1

I couldn't rate them any higher due to two reasons: 1) We were seated right inside the main entrance. Every time someone went in or out, an artic blast blew across our table! I had to eat with my coat on! 2) Previous reviews had raved about the service. Our server was polite, but never asked if we wanted a second beverage. She did apologize for the location of our table, but only after I mentioned our food was getting cold before we could eat it! My other concern was the food runner. He ran up to the table, repeated the name of what he had, and basically dropped it on the table. They were busy, but he was rude. I didn't feel like they cared if we had a good experience or not.
I would return again in warmer weather to see if experience was better.

C
Indiana
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience4

Food was so/so. Salmon was overcooked again!
Our server was excellent. Hostess was very kind.

CS
Chicago
16 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service, just like always!

OT
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food & service. Kylie was our waitress & was awesome.

w
Indiana
21 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was our Anniversary dinner. DIANE our waitress was excellent. We ordered Ribs and pork chops. They were outstanding. A must place to eat in Indy.

d
Indiana
45 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We frequent this restaurant because of its good food, great service and reasonable prices.

C
Indiana
9 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dawson's on Main is one of our favs! Marika is great and the prime rib is awesome!

J
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing! Hot, Great flavors and served in a timely manner! Server was happy and smiling and really took care of us on a rather busy night! I will be returning! $29 for a steak, shrimp, salad, potatoes and veggies plus a roll. Can’t beat that!

TW
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great dinner and will certainly go back. We ate during NYE and really enjoyed the restuarant.

OT
Indiana
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was so good the first time we had to back within the week to try something different on the menu!

MS
Indiana
15 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

We had a great time for my husbands birthday we booked a large group and they worked with us a menu for (25) plus kids and my vegetarian friends.

Bartender stayed right with our Server Jeremy. He did great with that many people and there were zero challenges.

i
Indiana
8 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

We chose Dawson’s to celebrate my adult daughter’s birthday. Service and food was outstanding. The only complaint was the hostess told us prior to our guest arriving that there was a reservation after us for our designated table. This comment put a damper on our night. We chose to forgo appetizers and dessert to make the cutoff designated by the hostess. We would have ordered after dinner drinks but chose to leave and go to another establishment

CC
Indiana
18 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

All of the food we have had in several visits has been very good and reasonably priced. The staff is friendly and helpful, so overall it is usually a very pleasant experience from all points of view.

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