Dawson's On Main

4.6
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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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4.6based on recent ratings
4.7
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4.7
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4.5
ambience
4.6
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97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
Naples
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Please make sure you look at the requests that are made with Open Table.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was an amazing experience. I really enjoyed my dinner, and my experience.

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gbhoward
Indiana
4 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food is always great. We had a group and everyone was happy with their chose. The day was a bit cool but the sun was warming. Will miss the outdoors when we have to head back indoors.

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debbiea
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience4

Great area. Great food. Will definitely go again while in town

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vipCelesteB
Indiana
14 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A great evening! Dinner was delicious, service was impeccable, everything was perfect.

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Rita
Indiana
6 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Excellent customer service. Great for a date night. Service was slow but was nice not to be rushed in and out. Food was good, especially the artichoke dip and chips. Enjoyed the devour pricing special.

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vipBMiu87
Indiana
10 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had the salmon and friends had the mahi. Both were delicious and well prepared. Service was great. Sat outside and it was perfect.

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Goodtogo
Indiana
6 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fantastic food and service

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DevouringIndy
Indiana
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Went during Devour Indy. Outdoor seating was available. Dinner was well worth the price. Plenty of leftovers and both desserts for later.

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happy
Indiana
10 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

My steak was perfect. My son requested rare and it was med well

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Jeannie
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a lovely dinner very good!! Sat outside and it was a beautiful night!

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OpenTable Diner
Indiana
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Great time. Good and service fantastic! Thanks Jaden and Jadyn!!

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OpenTable Diner
Indiana
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

There is nothing bad you can ever say about Dawson’s. Excellent food, strong drinks, and a staff that treats you like an old friend!

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BillyB
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great restaurant with a friendly and accommodating staff. Food is excellent.

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KarenW
Indiana
3 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Mustard chicken and black and bleu steak were excellent. Walleye was just okay. Good service. Would definitely go back. Had very good phone service when asked about dress code(NOT what it mentions online or OpenTable). Have already mentioned to friends.

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Ashley
Indiana
9 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2020
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
44 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
Indiana
28 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
29 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
257 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!

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 4.6 stars by 883 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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