Dawson's On Main

4.7
950 Reviews
$30 and under
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
food
4.7
service
4.5
ambience
4.6
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98% of people would recommend it to a friend
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GNO8
Indiana
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great experience to go there once a month with my group of girlfriends. Great service, great menu, great food, great drinks

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vipBruceR
Indiana
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love Dawson’s ! Great food and service every time .

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vipLisa
Indiana
2 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We absolutely love Dawson's. Lunch today....and always.... was amazing! Try the fish tacos (lunch menu)..they rock!!

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PaulK
Indiana
1 review
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

The steak was very good and cesear salad was fine.

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vipCindyT
Indiana
7 reviews
Dined on April 22, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Although the food was very good as well as the drinks the service was very poor. We had to remind our waitress about our drinks and never received any refills on our water. Plus we only received service after someone who I assume was a manager asked if we had been helped. It was a busy evening but this is not the level of service I have received on previous visits.

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OpenTable Diner
Indiana
1 review
Dined on April 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience tonight. Food and atmosphere were both very good and what we come to expect from Dawson’s.

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OpenTable Diner
Indiana
2 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

The food was good I had the black and bleh steak. It was great and the German chocolate cake was amazing.

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vipLisa
Indiana
2 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything at Dawson's is always first rate! We were there this time for the Monday night $20 pizza and 2 salads special. Wonderful!!!

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vipJeffJ
Indiana
8 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Always pleasant staff and good value for the food, service, and atmosphere.

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Moj0
Indiana
17 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always... our meal was awesome. My husband had the Halibut Special and I had the Grilled Shrimp Parmesan. I did however, asked that it be made with the White wine & Olive Oil instead of the Alfredo sauce (the way it use to be listed on the menu), and it definitely didn't disappoint. We love sitting in the bar area, especially when Ron is Bartending. He's the BEST!

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ChristineC
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

When in Indy I highly recommend this restaurant, great food and great service!

JC
vipJimC
Indiana
4 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience2

It was unfortunate that a very large party, reserved for 12 and turned into at least 20, dominated the wait staff and allowed those that followed the rules to be disappointed for having to wait for everything. The restaurant eservations should be followed and allow for a couple of adds, but that was ridiculous!

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viphnm1
Tampa
37 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is always a must-go-to place when I fly into town. I've been dining here for years and it is always fantastic. The menu is huge, and every dish is done quite well. The drinks are mixed up great also. The staff is amazingly friendly and prompt. I absolutely love the modern decor, inside an old Speedway building...such a great atmosphere!

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vipKennethJ
Indiana
8 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Favorite place. The food is absolutely amazing and the service best in Indianapolis area.

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OpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
2 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Highly recommended by the locals. Glad we were able to enjoy dinner at Dawson’s while visiting from out of town. Friendly staff, casual environment, quality food and appropriate prices.

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viperict
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Tried pizza for the first time. Very good. Could have used a little more sauce.
Jeremy was awesome as a server like usual.

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vipHarlene
Indiana
53 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had a great dinner there, as always. Everyone had something different and each dinner was excellent.

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HannaC
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great staff and food. Our favorite restaurant. Love the atmosphere

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vipAlexisK
Indiana
2 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Pretty good food the Saracha chicken sandwich was good!

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JulieT
Indiana
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Food was amazing. Service was quite slow. They must of been short staffed since it took 20 minutes to get drinks.

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DennisD
Indiana
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent Tenderloin!!!!
Ask Dawson's to add the meatball back on the menu as a SANDWICH--the meatballs were GREAT when they had them as a dinner with pasta...Sandwich would be Excellent in my opinion.

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mikev
Indiana
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good food at reasonable prices. Neighborhood feel close to IMS.

JM
JeffM
Indiana
5 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was excellent. Service was exceptional.

LH
LydiaH
Indiana
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Nice venue. Food was good with fair price. Service was fair.

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GNO8
Indiana
4 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wait staff is always happy to see us and take very good care of us. Food is always fabulous.

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RosanneB
Indiana
3 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I enjoy going there for the beef stroganoff

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IrishPope
Indiana
16 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Clean, friendly, good food.
Chad the bartender and server was personable and efficient.

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AaronS
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We have been going here for Valentine’s Day for 7 years and this one was the best. The Surf and Turf was amazing and a great value.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service
Good luck to the Olympian Diver

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NicoleW
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I visited for the first time on Valentine's Day. We had appetizers, drinks, and entrees and everything was very well prepared and tasted great. I had special requests on my food and it all came to the table just as I ordered it. We were greeted by a courteous and friendly staff and overall it was a very pleasant experience. I would definitely recommend this restaurant.

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OpenTable Diner
Indiana
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome gem! Our first time at this restaurant and it was way more than we expected. The service was spectacular! Each item ordered came out fast, fresh, hot, and delicious. So many items on the menu we concluded that this is on our list of favorites to come back over and over! The value and portions...OMG...awesome! Just go please, you won’t be sorry! Oh and a full drink menu! I’m still full this morning and we have leftovers for lunch today! Thank you Dawson’s On The Main! I never write reviews....

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Very tasty prime rib and mashed sweet potatoes. The restaurant was very busy so I had some anticipation for a louder atmosphere. Good value for the quality of food.

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vipChristopherG
Indiana
25 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Loved the Mustard Crusted Chicken and the Stuffed Pepper soup- the soup of the day. Kylie was attentive and prompt. We will be back.

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OpenTable Diner
Indiana
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Food was great. Server seemed rushed at first but was fine later. Nothing done for our birthday celebration.

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RosanneB
Indiana
4 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service, food was delicious. Good value for Devour Indy.

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EH2017
Indiana
2 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

We ordered off of the devour special menu, which had an appetizer, 2X salad, 2X entrees and 2x desserts. We didn't receive our appetizer for more than 30 minute and had to ask 3x.
Food is always good, service is friendly and familiar faces, kitchen is usually much better than this trip.

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MarilynK
Indiana
20 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is my number 1 go to place. The food is a great. The service is always excellent. You couldn't want for a better place to eat lunch or dinner!

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vipJasonK
Louisville
20 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was so delicious! Great service as always! We will definitely be back.

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PATRICIAM
Indiana
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great food and service!!

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vipNanetteB
Indiana
4 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Good service & food! Was beginning to get concerned with the lack of social distancing. At the end of our visit, which we hurried along, tables were filling up all around us. Should/Could have been spaced out appropriately. This does make a difference on whether we choose this location anytime soon during the pandemic.

FAQs

Dawson's On Main offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (317) 247-7000.

Dawson's On Main is rated 4.7 stars by 950 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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