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About Plow & Anchor

Welcome to Plow & Anchor! We look forward to seeing you soon!

43 East 9th Street
Indianapolis, IN 46204
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Contemporary American, Seafood

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Tuesday - Friday: 11:00am - 3:30pm
Dinner: Tuesday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
Dinner: Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm

Cross Street:
Pennsylvania Ave.

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(317) 964-0538

Website:
http://www.plowandanchor.com/

Executive Chef:
Toby Moreno

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Farm to Table, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Plow & Anchor Ratings and Reviews

5
4
3
2
1

4.3

Overall Rating

based on all time ratingsThis restaurant has not received enough recent ratings to display a current ratings snapshot
food

4.4

service

4.3

ambience

3.9

value

3.5

Noise

Moderate

89% would recommend it to a friend

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 (Indiana)·Dined on December 31, 2016

The appetizer scallops is way too spicy, and the dessert are mediocre for the price. The speed for bring up the food is also way too fast, which is quite disturbing for a date night. In general, not recommended for the date couple.

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 (Indiana)·Dined on December 31, 2016

The service and location are great. We were surprised by a special menu due to the New Years holiday so we did not get the original food we were looking forward to. The food was still good, but menu was limited to entree, appetizer and dessert and three selections for the entree and appetizer and only two desserts. A little pricey but we don't go here unless it's a special occasion so that's fine.

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 (Indiana)·Dined on December 28, 2016

Food was eclectic but not my style. On the pricey side--- dinner for 2 with wine over $100. Server was knowledgeable but not eat here again.

Tags: Local Ingredients
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 (Indiana)·Dined on December 23, 2016

Oysters were great but other meals were unimpressive

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vip
 (Indiana)·Dined on November 16, 2016

We will go back! We began with the arugula salad. It's large so my husband and I split it. Very light and tasty. Shaved Parm cheese and diced pears evened out the bitterness of the arugula. My husband ordered the ribeye, medium, and it was perfect. Juicy, tender, with dollops of red pepper aioli. It was served with piping hot potato croquettes and roasted broccoli. I had the grilled swordfish, served over a white bean purée. No disappointment here. The fish smelled tasted fresh, was simply seasoned with cracked pepper and topped with a delish diced celery slaw. So refreshing! The white beans were surprisingly tasty; almost like mashed potatoes, but better! I was surprised that the combo of beans and fish was such a tasty mix. We ended the evening with sweet potato pie. Can't go wrong there. Now for some downsides. There is a parking garage next to the restaurant for the library. Our waiter told us it closes when the library does, but the hours aren't posted, so we got our car out of there, just in case. Also, this place is very NOISY! Concrete floors, metal chairs, and a high, open ceiling lead to a super loud space. The night we went, there were only four other tables being served and it was really hard to hear each other. This was an anniversary dinner so we were hoping for a more quiet atmosphere. I can't imagine what it's like when full on a weekend evening. Other than that, it was a delightful evening.

Tags: Seasonal, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Casual, Local Ingredients
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 (Indiana)·Dined on November 11, 2016

Clams were delicious but steak appeared to be frozen. This meat selection was very dissapointing. Staff very knowledgeable and provided great service.

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 (Indiana)·Dined on November 5, 2016

Atmosphere of a diner. Cement floors, metal chairs over-bright lighting. Swordfish & scallops were fine but pork belly was a fatty joke and the attempted haute cuisine extras were just boring.

Might be a fun burger joint if it was fun and they served burgers.

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 (Indiana)·Dined on November 5, 2016

Absolutely great tasting food! The location and exterior is not the greatest. We ended at this place a Saturday evening meeting friend from out of city with no time to plan ahead. The restaurant was a great surprise and we had a great time. Did not feel rushed to finish and even ordered dessert, the olive oil cake was super tasty as well. We all ordered different dishes (fish,lamb,beef), everybody loved their food. I like pinot noir and they did not had one on the menu. So I ordered something else but mentioned to the server that I like pinot. Did you see the 5 stars? Our server did such great job and came back with a fabulous pinot! Heartly recommend you give this place a try, I'll for sure come back.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Tasting Menu, Creative Cuisine, Business Meals
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 (Indiana)·Dined on November 4, 2016

The scallop carpaccio was outrageous! Being able to choose where your oysters come from was a great touch. My ribeye was delicious, and my friend loved his swordfish.

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on October 22, 2016

The raw bar items were great. Interesting and tasty apps and entrees.

Tags: Good for Groups
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food4
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vip
 (Indiana)·Dined on October 8, 2016

We always have a positive experience at Plow and Anchor. Even though there was a little hiccup with seating, the server did the right thing and came up with a perfect solution. It's the best service in town now and the menu is always creative. It's my favorite place for lunch and dinner.

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 (Indiana)·Dined on October 8, 2016

The entrees were amazing! My wife had the scallops and u had the catfish. Best catfish ever!

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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 1, 2016

Too pricey for what you get - East coast pricing. Waiter didn't know about any of the menu items and forgot to tell us about the specials. Raunchy rap music was our ambiance. The restaurant was about 1/3 full on a Saturday night. Overall would not recommend.

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vip
 (Indiana)·Dined on September 24, 2016

Meatball and shrimp apps were good. Burgers were great.
Grouper was fishy could use some seasoning. Catfish was the winner! Delicious!

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on September 24, 2016

The Shrimp appetizer was amazing....full of unique flavor....the Catfish was delicious as well.

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (Indiana)·Dined on September 22, 2016

I wasn't expecting much and was pleasantly surprised. We took all the recommendations of the waiter and they were all fabulous!!! We would visit again.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Columbus)·Dined on September 21, 2016

Love Plow and Anchor. Oysters are always fresh. Small plates are creative. Service is warm and friendly, and they have a very nice wine list.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on September 3, 2016

Good food . A little pricey for the portion size

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 (Indiana)·Dined on September 3, 2016

The bouillebase was not authentic. It was something else with lukewarm tomato gravy.

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 (Indiana)·Dined on September 1, 2016

Had special 3-course Devour Downtown menu -- salad, bouillabaisse, and berry cobbler. Salad and cobbler were very tasty and unusual. Bouillabaisse was unremarkable. Good wine list and suggestions for pairings. All hard surfaces and thus very noisy. Service was so-so but to be fair the place was very full. Great downtown location with on-street parking.

Tags: Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem, Local Ingredients, Fun
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food3
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 (Indiana)·Dined on August 27, 2016

Was an interesting restaurant, but the devour downtown menu left a lot to be desired. For the price we paid, I left starving and did not get very much food. Overall, decent experience, but will have to try the regular menu to determine how good it is

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion
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 (Indiana)·Dined on August 26, 2016

Kudos to our waitress who endured two anxious aunts awaiting their niece's arrival on a dark and stormy night, and being so kind as to allow them to sit at the table with copious amounts of coffee for nearly 2 hours.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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 (Chicago)·Dined on August 25, 2016

Wonderful food service and ambience

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 (Indiana)·Dined on August 12, 2016

My meal was good and I appreciated the interesting mix of ingredients. Portions are small. My entree of scallops was tasty, but $30 for 4 scallops seemed a bit steep to me. For the cost of the meal, I expect a much more relaxing atmosphere. The restaurant is very noisy. The metal chairs are hard and uncomfortable and make a terrible noise when moved. The decor can best be described as "industrial grunge." When a meal is $150 for two people before tip, I expect cloth napkins. My overall experience at this restaurant was disappointing.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (Indiana)·Dined on August 9, 2016

Very interesting menu. Five different types of oysters. Had the cobia which was delicious. Beautiful presentation. Good wine selection. Very helpful server.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on August 3, 2016

Great food, chef very accessible and present

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 (Indiana)·Dined on July 29, 2016

The current menu paying homage to the Deep South changes soon, but each of our dishes were spot on. Scallop ceviche was well done and the hush puppies with steelhead row were phenomenal. Both the scallop main and grouper main were well executed. Very friendly staff. Limited wine list but adequate. Interested to see what the next menu inspiration will be!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Special Occasion
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 (Indiana)·Dined on July 21, 2016

Consistently great. Grouper and the red snapper were excellent!

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (Indiana)·Dined on July 19, 2016

New southern menu amazing! Please keep the mint julep!

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 (New Orleans)·Dined on July 8, 2016

Please seamy review on Yelp. In short, great booze and service, as well as the best scallops I've ever had! Halibut was the only dish that was so so, so next time I will stick to the small plates. They appear to be more creative and innovative in my opinion. If I could afford it, I'd eat there monthly!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Indiana)·Dined on July 8, 2016

Plow & Anchor never disappoints!

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 (Indiana)·Dined on June 24, 2016

The poke. What more can I say? It was divine. It made the whole experience worthwhile. All of the food was delicious, but oh my, that poke.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Hot Spot, Notable Wine List, Romantic
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 (Indiana)·Dined on June 21, 2016

Good extraordinary, halibut, salad was wonderful, oysters were very good. We were there early and were treated by staff as kings. Great bistro type, small restaurant that I am proud to say is a go to for me to show my out of town guests that Indianapolis has vibrant food choices. I am working to court candidates for senior executive positions with our most notable Indy orgs. P&A pays off my investment in them each time.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Indiana)·Dined on May 28, 2016

Fresh, seasonal food created simply yet creatively, Plow & Anchor has found a place in our regular lineup. My husband and I seek the highest quality food possible that is prepared in such a way that we not only amazed at the taste but are also entertained by the textures and creativity on the plate. I recently had the skate wing with roasted beets and it was nothing short of magnificent. The staff have always been extremely accomdating, and I can sense the pride they take in the quality of the food served there. This farm to table eatery is a welcome addition to the food scene in Indy.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Hot Spot, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion
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 (Indiana)·Dined on May 21, 2016

Good spot for a good dinner. When full it can be hard to hear for just the two of us.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on May 18, 2016

Visited Plow and Anchor on Wednesday night for dinner with a couple friends. I started with the signature cocktail as it was recommended by the server, very refreshing and light. We got the shrimp and tuna appetizers. The tuna was very very good, the shrimp was a little lackluster. The presentation wasn't very noteworthy and it was an odd combination of ingredients on the plate. I ordered the Pan Roasted Skate for dinner, it sounded interesting. I thought the skate, hazelnuts and citrus honey drizzle was very good together. It was also plated with halved beets which were good on their own but again seemed like an odd pairing with the fish and we not impressive on a presentation level. We finished dinner out with a couple creme brulee's, which were very tasty.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Indiana)·Dined on May 14, 2016

Online menu sounded great, was different when we arrived (but no biggie when you are locally sourcing, etc.). I ordered fish and received the tiniest little square of fish I've ever seen (as if I'd ordered a small plate). Service was courteous but dreadfully slow, and we had actually beaten the rush with a 6:15 reservation. I had high hopes but don't think we'll return.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 7, 2016

Party of 7 for mother's day/ graduation celebration. We were disapointed in the food given it's considered on of the top 25 in Indy.
The burger was just OK ( many much better burgers in town) and the bun was slightly stale. Arugula salad was excellent. Bread and butters were great but were told it was the last order available for the evening.
Brussel sprouts were very tasty but a little too salty. Buccatini was ok- not much flavor there. Had envisioned a jammy roasted grape and got a barely roasted grape- nothing made the dish stand out.
Ribeye excellent and accompanying eggplant, etc. very good.
All in all we were underwhelmed, that said the service was very good.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Hot Spot
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 (Indiana)·Dined on May 4, 2016

Had the cauliflower soup, risotto, and shared the nutella dessert. Food was excellent, i will be back!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Indiana)·Dined on May 3, 2016

We ate here the other night at 6:30. We walked in and were the only ones there at first, but then it filled up. Wine selection is fairly small and not great.

The beets were yummy. The burger was rated as decent. The halibut was extremely salty and had bones. We finally determined that the salt was due to the crumb topping so tried to scrape it off as best we could.

In general, it was pretty good but fairly pricey for pretty good. It is a nice addition to the area.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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