Dawson's On Main

4.8
1040 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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4.8based on recent ratings
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4.7
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4.5
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4.6
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OpenTable Diner
Indiana
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Everything was wonderful

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vipLuckyNana
Indiana
25 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ladies wine night is always a win at Dawson’s Will is one of our favorite servers. The food was great as usual!

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CassaundraS
Indiana
28 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was amazing as usual.

LN
vipLuckyNana
Indiana
26 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As usual the food was great! Emma is a great server.she knows just the right amount of attention to give patrons.

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GeorgeH
Indiana
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was great and the food was awesome. Definitely will be back

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OpenTable Diner
Indiana
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another great Dinner at Dawson’s! The Prime Rib was great!

KB
KirkB
Indiana
23 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We made a reservation. We were greeted and seated promptly upon arrival. The restaurant was quite busy, but we were able to speak to each other without shouting. Cheerful waitress took our drink orders right away, and they came out quickly. We placed our food orders, and the food came out fairly quick too. Food was delicious. I had a favorite, Dawson's Seafood "Fruit of the Sea". Ample serving size, and plenty left for leftovers at home.
Enjoyable as always.

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ElizabethF
1 review
Dined on January 20, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love coming to Dawson's. Always have a good meal.

MM
vipMargueriteM
Indiana
27 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was a b-day celebration despite the honoree being in denial. Lol. Half price bottles of wine were a nice surprise. Friendly wait staff (who was also the bartender.) Food was hot and tasty and plentiful! Cozy atmosphere. Just what we were looking for.

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OpenTable Diner
Indiana
8 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful place to eat. A great waitress.

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OpenTable Diner
Nashville
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Susan Steak was amazing. Salad was very fresh. Service was great

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vipOpenTable Diner
Indiana
12 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best pot roast ever!!!

MK
MarilynK
Indiana
21 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have never been disappointed here. Whether you come as a group, party of 2, or single the people are just great. Join in conversations in the bar or stay in the dinning room and keep your own company. The food is always hot and tasty. Alcoholic or non the drinks are delicious and priced just right...the Long Islands are great!

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OpenTable Diner
Indiana
4 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Firecracker shrimp appetizer, followed by French Onion Soup, then the main course, Jeremy was an awesome server. We enjoyed our dinner.

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vipGNO8
Indiana
5 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service great food

PM
PatrickM
Las Vegas
4 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Crab cakes were excellent! Looking forward to returning to try the Seafood Trio!

BC
BernieC
Indiana
2 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Food is always good and the staff are friendly. Usually have a great special as well.

TG
TaylorG
Indiana
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Christmas Eve dinner

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OpenTable Diner
Indiana
2 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience. We come on this night every year and love it!

DM
DebraM
Indiana
15 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

As usual we had a wonderful meal and great service. The cake was amazing! Thank you for a special meal.

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OpenTable Diner
Indiana
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place!!

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OpenTable Diner
Indiana
2 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We ordered the crab cakes, pretzel breadsticks, campfire steak bites, and pot roast. It was all delicious.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Steak was delicious! Black & bleu was awesome. Service was outstanding!!

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Smgfoodie
Indiana
8 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The service was great. The food was very good. I would highly recommend for a nice lunch. The lemon cake was exceptionally good.

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Phil
Indiana
16 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

My wife and I each ordered a steak. a different cut for each of us. both were prepared exactly as we ordered them and they tasted excellent. We sat in the bar area and Ron was excellent. he waited on the tables as well as single handedly was the bar tender for the entire restaurant. great experience from start to finish. If you want posh don't go; if you want great food and a great time, do yourself a favor and go.

MK
MarilynK
Indiana
22 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We celebrated a birthday. The food was very goo, service was wonderful, and the Long Island Ice Tea was excellent. It’s our favorite go-to place!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Indiana
8 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Very good- ample portions to price
Service was very good and quality of food was very good

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OpenTable Diner
Indiana
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waitress Donna was amazing. The atmosphere was perfect. Wide variety of options on the menu.

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BewareSkipHardNO
Indiana
36 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2021
Overall1food1service2ambience2

When we arrived, no one greeted us the host was on the phone and did not even give us eye contact. Let her know that we had a reservation she took us to a table in the back and I asked for a booth she said those are for people with reservations and I go WE HAVE A RESERVATION which I shared with you when you finally got off the phone. Next the server when I asked questions about my options failed to tell me the pan seared fish that I ordered would come with a sauce that looked like baby food (not a good look). Sent it back and when it came back out the fish was no pan seared it was cooked in butter or some type of oil and my veggies were now cold. Truly overpriced and will not be coming back also plan on letting my friend know to SKIP this place.

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ErinS
Indiana
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2021
Overall5food3service4ambience4

Food was not as hot as it should've been. Otherwise good

MK
MartinK
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Food was good, as was the value. Wait staff were pleasant, however, forgot salads, and failed to check back after meal started. The Plus —- roomy booths and separate bar area. The Minus—dated flooring, physical surroundings, and could use some deep cleaning, paint, etc. Overall, an okay place for everyday dining.

KB
KirkB
Indiana
24 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Fun time, good food and service.

BC
BernieC
Indiana
3 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food in a cozy local setting. Very consistently good experience.

EG
vipEGFJ
Indiana
297 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and delicious fresh lunch. We loved the Salmon BLTs, chicken sandwich, turkey club

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vipweezyweeze
Indiana
13 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Every meal here is special. This time was a fun lunch meeting some new friends. Perfect environment to share some apps and talk.

KS
KarenS
Indiana
4 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

It was a good dinner and our waitress was wonderful!! It wasn’t busy when we first got there but full by the time we left. Dawson’s never fails us.

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OpenTable Diner
Indiana
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Good food and great service

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OpenTable Diner
Indiana
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Reservation was ready when I arrived. Was able to select another smaller table. Staff was very pleasant. Food was prepared well and tasted great

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vipOpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
18 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Ate here our last night in Indy. Food was excellent, the noise level was a bit high in the bar area, but overall it was a great meal!

KD
KarenD
Indiana
2 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service with great food. Always an enjoyable evening.

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 4.8 stars by 1040 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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