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Dawson's On Main, Speedway, IN
Dawson's On Main, Speedway, IN
Dawson's On Main, Speedway, IN
Dawson's On Main, Speedway, IN
Dawson's On Main, Speedway, IN

Dawson's On Main

4.7
4.7
1309 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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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 8 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Steakhouse, Seafood, American
  • Hours of operation
    Lunch Mon–Sat 11:00 am–4:00 pm Dinner Mon–Sat 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Sun 11:00 am–8:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (317) 247-7000
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Catering
    Full scale catering service for all events large and small. Full service food and beverage service. Off site private venue available.
  • Private party facilities
    Full Service golf course pavilion with a seating capacity of 250 people for meetings and weddings. Full service kitchen and bar on site.
  • Private party contact
    Chris Hill: (317) 247-7000
  • Neighborhood
    Speedway
  • Cross street
    15th and Main
  • Parking details
    Public Lot
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 1,309 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Indiana

    Good for business meals

  • Indiana

    Neighborhood gem

  • Indianapolis

    Good for business meals

  • Indianapolis

    Neighborhood gem

  • Indianapolis

    Steakhouse

1,309 Reviews
  1. BrianD

    Minneapolis

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Dawson's is always an enjoyable experience. Small town feel with really good food. Service is always good and responsive. A very good cut of meat used for the Filet and the potato cakes are a must have.

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  2. KayC

    Indiana

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 26, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The food was great and the server was excellent. It was a very good experience.

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  3. Rlf372

    Indiana

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Dawson’s never disappoints! The food and service are excellent whether we have a party of 2 or 20. Love this place!

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  4. hnm1

    Tampa

    59 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    59 reviews

    Dined on February 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Dawson's is always a favorite and I try to go every trip I fly home. All of the family and our friends love it. It's a fantastic, family owned business. It's not too big, not too small and always a comfortable place to enjoy a meal. Their menu has a good variety and they often throw in specials for certain days, holidays, etc. Even with skyrocketing prices, Dawson's still provides a great meal, good portions and fair pricing. Their filet is one of my faves and even though it is not part of the lunch menu, they are always willing to cook me one for lunch if I ask. The breaded pork tenderloin is also a must have. And you can't go wrong starting off with a cup of the french onion soup! The staff is always amazing as well. Can't wait to come back!

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  5. JimmieE

    Indiana

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Dawson’s is our go-to as we frequent the establishment several times a month.

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  6. LindaC

    Indiana

    8 reviews

    2.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 2
    This is not the place for winter dining. The absence of a wind trap door insures diners in front will feel each cold blast as the entrance doors open and close which, on the evening we dined, was constant. Our booth was located in the crosshairs of said doors so we requested a different table and were seated at one next to the front window. While this was an improvement the tiny space heater and single pane window offered no warmth. We hurried through an average dinner, anxious to escape the unpleasant atmosphere. All in all, it was a disappointing experience.

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  7. JoshP

    Indiana

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    had a great experience will definetly be back. atmosphere was perfect...staff was wonderful

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  8. JessC

    Indiana

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I was a lovely evening and dining experience. The meals were very enjoyable. It was a nice evening out>

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  9. AnotherDave

    Indiana

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Second time visiting Dawson's, and it was better than the last! Great food and an attentive server made the whole experience a pleasure! Well prepared and quick turnaround on the food, and this was on a busy night (Valentine's day). Dawson's is quickly climbing our list of favorites.

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  10. MMoore

    Indiana

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    Host and server were pleasant Spinach and artichoke dip was wrong, it was cold and clumpy Caesar salad had hair in it, suggest hair nets The main courses were hot and good though

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  11. OpenTable Diner

    Indiana

    1 review

    vip
    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 13, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    Waitress forgot to put our order for 7 people in. Waited 75 min for food. Had 3 children with us who were HUNGRY.

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  12. LuckyNana

    Indiana

    39 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    39 reviews

    Dined on February 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Another wonderful evening at Dawson’s. Will was exceptional as usual. The food was great. We come back here every month because this restaurant excels in all areas. We love it!

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  13. OpenTable Diner

    Indiana

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 13, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Wife's chicken was good with a nice portion but the steak I had definitely wasn't worth the money that was spent on it. The noise level was good but our server was a bit slow, he got our drinks and order but had to ask someone else to get a refill and took forever to get check and a to-go box. Not terrible but not great either seemed more like a bar with restaurant prices.

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  14. MarilynK

    Indiana

    39 reviews

    5.0

    39 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Never a bad experience or good! No matter what you choose the flavor is great and quantity is plentiful!

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  15. ValerieS

    Dallas

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My sisters and I ate here before we went to a comedy show and it was fantastic. Two of us got the prime rib special, which was delicious, tho a bit salty on the outside for me. Sides were good, tho not all sides were listed on the menu. Cocktail menu prices were also wrong. But food and service was great.

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  16. OpenTable Diner

    Coastal Georgia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always great food and service! The crab cakes, shrimp pasta dish, and salmon special were all delicious.

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  17. BOzz

    Indiana

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    The food is outstanding. The filet was cooked exactly as expected.

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  18. MicheleS

    Indiana

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Best pot roast plate in town! Wait staff friendly and really stay on it even when slammed with customers.

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  19. ScottVorase

    Indiana

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The menu had a great diversity of classic American food dishes, seafood, and steak. Everything that we tried was done perfectly, the service was great, and the whole experience felt very warm and welcoming. Highly recommended

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  20. LuckyNana

    Indiana

    39 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    39 reviews

    Dined on January 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    As usual, the food was good, the service was great. It was great to catch up with some friends I don’t normally get to catch up with.

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  21. jimr

    Indiana

    89 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    89 reviews

    Dined on January 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great good, go on Tuesday for Half Price Wine! Friday and Saturday Prime Rib Special. The Large portion is enough for 2.

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  22. lisah

    Indiana

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I had the fish n chips and it was absolutely amazing. As usual. Absolutely love my hometown restaurant and its people.

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  23. CindyM

    Indiana

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I hadn't been there for awhile and was so pleased to see that it's still a great restaurant. Ron is a gem and made sure e were well taken care of.

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  24. AnnemarieS

    Indiana

    42 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    42 reviews

    Dined on January 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a wonderful time!! Always a treat to dine with Dawsons.

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  25. genem

    Indiana

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Food and service were excellent. We had an enjoyable evening.

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  26. ThomasB

    Indiana

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was great as always, annd our waiter Cabe was fantastic. I highly recommend this restaurant

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  27. SamiB

    Indiana

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This place is great! Food was delicious and the staff are awesome! They were beating their tails off and I hope they made good tips because they deserve it.

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  28. OpenTable Diner

    Indiana

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Although we did arrive late to our reservation, which we called ahead to alert the restaurant, the process felt rushed by everyone except for our server. The hostess was clearly irritated that we were late and couldn’t help herself but to remind us that there was another reservation at 6pm, and for us to be finished by then. She even peeked her head around the corner to see how far along we were multiple times. Once seated, we were surprised to see a limited menu that we weren’t aware of ahead of time. However, everyone found something to order. We arrived at 442pm and finished at 558pm. All and all it was a decent experience. However, I won’t go back on NYE. That’s for sure.

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  29. BrandonS

    Austin

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was very good- service on New Year’s Eve was pretty pushy even though we had reservations. One of the first things our server impressed upon us was that there was another reservation immediately after ours. Also, the waitstaff was VERY aggressive taking up dishes during the meal—a bit too aggressive when they tried to take plates that still were full of food! Finally, my wife accidentally spilled an almost full cocktail while shuffling her water around and the server didn’t even offer to get her a new one.

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  30. MarilynK

    Indiana

    39 reviews

    5.0

    39 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I never remember to take a picture! Tonight I had 3 crab cakes, red potatoes with sautéed vegetables and a plentiful salad. The food was very plentiful and very nicely flavored! My favorite place to go anytime!

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  31. DavidR

    Indiana

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 19, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    Very disappointed in trying to get the correct steak and then was not cooked correctly! Other food was good, just will never get steak there again!

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  32. JimmieE

    Indiana

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on December 16, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We’ve never been disappointed in our dining at Dawson’s.

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  33. BrianB

    Indiana

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 16, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was excellent, as was the service. ////////

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  34. OpenTable Diner

    St. Louis

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 10, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 1
    Food came quickly after ordering and tasted good. Service was excellent. The reason for the lower score is the smell of sewer that hit as soon as you got inside the doors and was noticeable throughout our time there.

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  35. LindaS

    Indiana

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 7, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always enjoy this small town restaurant. Service is always great and the staff so friendly. The atmosphere makes it a fun place to frequent.

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  36. BrianM

    Indiana

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 6, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food. Great Service. Good value. Pleasant atmosphere.

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  37. GLO11

    Indiana

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on December 6, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our monthly go to for girls lunch out. Never disappointed.

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  38. OpenTable Diner

    Indiana

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 4, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Our server was very personal, food very good . It was quite busy especially for a Monday evening. But that is probably because the food is good, as well as the service. We have been coming to Dawsons for years, one of our favorite places.

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  39. OpenTable Diner

    Indiana

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 1, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Love the atmosphere, just home town feel and good food

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  40. DDDFJD

    Indiana

    45 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    45 reviews

    Dined on November 30, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Service was outstanding, thank you Belinda! Potato soup is the best I've had. Chicken salad on croissant was loaded with the chicken salad, very good taste. Thank you for take out containers! Love Dawson's on Main!

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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 1309 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 8 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Dawson's On Main

1464 Main St, Speedway, IN 46224

Additional information

  • Cross street
    15th and Main
  • Neighborhood
    Speedway
  • Hours of operation
    Lunch Mon–Sat 11:00 am–4:00 pm Dinner Mon–Sat 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Sun 11:00 am–8:00 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Steakhouse, Seafood, American
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Parking details
    Public Lot
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (317) 247-7000
  • Catering
    Full scale catering service for all events large and small. Full service food and beverage service. Off site private venue available.
  • Private party facilities
    Full Service golf course pavilion with a seating capacity of 250 people for meetings and weddings. Full service kitchen and bar on site.
  • Private party contact
    Chris Hill: (317) 247-7000
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