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Dawson's On Main

4.7
523 reviews
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$30 and under
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Steakhouse
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  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Casual
  • Good for a Date
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.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Steakhouse, Seafood, American
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Hours of operation


Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:00am - 4:00pm

Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 4:00pm - 12:00am. Sunday 11:00am-8:00pm
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Phone number
(317) 247-7000
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Luis Pineda
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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.
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Private party contact
Chris Hill: (317) 247-7000
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Catering
Full scale catering service for all events large and small. Full service food and beverage service. Off site private venue available.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
15th and Main
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 523 People Are Saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.7
food
4.7
service
4.4
ambience
4.5
value
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97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Prime rib is top shelf and the black and blue sirloin is on point. Our server was Jeremy and he was great!

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5.0Dined on April 6, 2018

Excellent well prepared food at a good value. Attentive and friendly service. Atmosphere is somewhat dark and could use a little more lighting. Probably best choice for consistently good food on Main Street Speedway.

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5.0Dined on April 5, 2018

Always great at Dawson's on Main, my go to restaurant for sure. Wide variety on the menu, can't go wrong with any choice. Love Big Ron and Slick Willie! Best lemon drop martini in town, and I've had them from numerous places!

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5.0Dined on April 5, 2018

Enjoyable meal for my mother’s birthday, Dawson’s delivered with great food and terrific service.

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2.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Unfortunately 4/1/18 was not only Easter but my adult daughter's birthday. My family of 9 was celebrating her birthday. FIRST: We had no idea that the restaurant was serving a buffet only (we wanted and expected to order off the menu). SECOND: The price was too high ($25 each)! Nothing was mentioned about the buffet or cost when I made the reservation. Even though I like their MENU FOOD, it will be awhile before I return. The whole thing was upsetting financially and created problems for the young adults who were in attendance for their Mother's birthday!

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Easter brunch was amazing! Great service as always!

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4.0Dined on March 31, 2018

We had a party of 10. We went for dinner (inside....cold weather). Very good service......our waiter was outstanding!!! All dishes were good, but not my favorite fish place (tried grouper and mahi mahi). Noise level was a little loud for my father. Loved having the TV in view to watch the game :) Overall a great place.

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5.0Dined on March 27, 2018

Great food, great service! Never had a, bad experience at Dawson'saa

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5.0Dined on March 27, 2018

Willie and all the rest of the staff are awesome.

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5.0Dined on March 23, 2018

We picked Dawson's for dinner on Friday because of the variety of seafood items they offer. The salmon was delicious and the Mahi-mahi was very good too. Service was good. Wait staff was attentive. Immediately seated upon arrival.

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5.0Dined on March 19, 2018

Great food and service! We will definitely be back!!!

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4.0Dined on March 18, 2018

Great Steak, server recommended Ribeye excellent choice.

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4.0Dined on March 17, 2018

This app didn’t update the reservation for our plus one. Has to put us in a very loud room. We had to be done eating in an hour and 15 minutes to accommodate another reservation.

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

Great as always hadn't been for awhile browsing open table app while in the area reminded me what been missing marked as fav now won't 4 get again.

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5.0Dined on March 16, 2018

Mostly everything was great, just didn’t like the Tony’s Chicken I ordered for the first time or the tenders my little niece had because neither tasted like it was seasoned. I think the chicken would taste good if it was seasoned or seasoned better.

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4.0Dined on March 15, 2018

Good place for a lunch meeting. Good seating and food value

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5.0Dined on March 12, 2018

Very quaint restaurant. I had the mini wedge salad - which was actually a decent size- and the chicken tortilla soup, which was delicious! Great service & I will definitely be back.

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5.0Dined on March 10, 2018

Dawson’s on Main is a favorite of ours. 3/6 of us in the group had prime rib, which was delicious. One of us had the pot roast, which was scrumptious. The only slight drawback was we were told there was an 1 1/2 time limit on the table and food service was a bit slow. First time I’ve ever been given that message.

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5.0Dined on March 10, 2018

We always hit the same place when we meet for a show but this time I suggested we try something new. A few in the group were resistant to change, but they went along with my suggestion to try Dawson's, which I found doing a simple internet search. We were not disappointed! From the fish and chips, to the unbelievably good pork tenderloin sandwich, nachos and pot roast that we all shared with each other - we could not find a single thing we didn't like. Even the wedge salad was a star was the house dressing. So much for not being "stuffed" before going out!! There was plenty of food on our plates and the price was great. Even our friend's long island iced tea was the best he ever had! We agree, this is our new go to place when we come to town from now on. Stop in here, you will be so glad you did!

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4.0Dined on March 10, 2018

Lots of good choices that you don't see every day. The Lemon cake dessert must get! Will be back to try more.

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5.0Dined on March 10, 2018

Always a good place to meet friends. Great food and have always had a pleasant dining experience there.

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5.0Dined on March 10, 2018

Sat in the bar. Staff very friendly. Food was really good with great portions. Would recommend for a nice dinner. Not to expensive. Drinks were a great price.

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5.0Dined on March 4, 2018

This was our 1st time at Dawson's. I had looked over their menu & reviews. Went on a Sun evening. We were provided a limited Sunday menu & were immediately disappointed as we were planning on having filets for dinner. We inquired with our waitress & she went to check. She came back and said we could order filets. Everything from their was excellent! Chicken quesadilla appetizer was to die for! Will definitely return!

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5.0Dined on March 2, 2018

Great place, however being on Main Street in Speedway, within a block of IMS, I feel there should be more of a racing feel. I'm not saying to make it a sports bar or racing themed, but maybe a couple black and white older pictures would be nice..

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5.0Dined on March 1, 2018

The food and service at Dawson’s is consistently good. There are other restaurants opening in Speedway , we try them, but always go back to Dawson’s. We enjoy the quality and quantity for a fair price

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5.0Dined on February 26, 2018

Food was absolutely fabulous. Atmosphere was great. Really enjoyed ourselves and will be going back again soon! So much great food to choose from. The Lemon Cake for dessert was awesome!

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5.0Dined on February 25, 2018

Nice neighborhood eatery! Waitress was friendly and knew the menu! Portions were large had enough for another meal. Would highly recommend and would visit again!

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3.0Dined on February 24, 2018

A group of 10 people arrived for our reservations on time - took an hour to get 1 appetizer- took an hour and a half to get our food and then we were told we needed to leave because a group of 40 was coming in.
Food was so so....will not be returning

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5.0Dined on February 17, 2018

We started in the bar while we waited for a table. The bartender was great and our dinner was absolutely delicious!

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5.0Dined on February 17, 2018

The food was outstanding and the service was very friendly. Parking was very available and the location was nicely placed.

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4.0Dined on February 16, 2018

A quality dining experience. Service and food were both very good. Menu has a nice variety of selections. Several at the table had steaks while others enjoyed seafood. Overall a fine restaurant.

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5.0Dined on February 15, 2018

This was the first time ever at Dawson's and I must say, I was impressed. Not that I was expecting anything less, it is just when it is a first visit, one is not really sure what to expect. It is a very unassuming place that has food with big taste and that is very affordable. The staff is very accommodating and willing to do what is asked of them. We will definitely be going back to Dawson's.

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Went for Valentine's day, great Valentine's day menu!! Food was fantastic, service was fast and friendly. Cajun beef tips appetizer was amazing and I would order just that for a meal if they had a meal size version!! Horseradish crusted sirloin was cooked to perfection.

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

We had a wonderful Valentine's Day meal who had a limited dinner menu but the portions were well worth the price. The service was wonderful and the ambiance was very nice. We were pleasantly surprised and will be repeat customers.

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Great food and great service on Valentine's Day. They had a limited menu which I think worked well to keep food coming at the appropriate pace. We were served by a great waitress who was helpful but not overly attentive. Had to look for parking but found it on a side street after two passes. I would definitely recommend this as a date night restaurant or just a meal with friends!

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3.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Nice, cozy resturaunt with a relaxed but upscale feel. Servers were great, food was good (the steaks were a little dry). Nice place for a dinner for two or a group of friends. I would definitely go back again.

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Valentine’s Day

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Great experience and great food.

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5.0Dined on February 13, 2018

Very well-run food was excellent

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1.0Dined on February 11, 2018

I booked a table thru OpenTable, got a confirmation, got ready and drove there only to find the restaurant is closed!

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