Permanently Closed - Burger Study

4.5
1011 Reviews
$30 and under
Burgers

About

This restaurant is permanently closed. Burger Study is a premium, full-service burger bar and restaurant intending to elevate and expand the perception of a burger’s true potential. This Indiana original restaurant sets itself apart by preparing and serving premium burgers crafted from the highest quality Midwest USDA Prime-aged beef. The ambiance at Burger Study embodies true casual sophistication. Comfortable and stylish seating surrounds a lively cocktail bar, featuring rich wood while walls are adorned with lighthearted and classic scenes from universities and burger stands. Open for lunch and dinner daily with extended hours on Saturday and Sunday. Burger Study is in downtown Indianapolis near both of its companion restaurants St. Elmo Steak House and Harry & Izzy’s.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 1011 people are sayingWrite a review
Overall ratings and reviews
4.5based on recent ratings
4.5
food
4.5
service
4.4
ambience
4.2
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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SarahH
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I am absolutely crushed that burger study is closing! The burgers have always been exceptional and the service amazing. I have very fond memories..

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RiverJ
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best burger place I’ve ever had. They informed me you guys were closing due to COVID. That’s very sad

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vipSarahC
San Diego
8 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great place for delicious burgers - and the tots are great, too! Thickest and juiciest plant based burger!

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vipFoodie7
Louisville
20 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was a great place to meet a new friend and talk over very good food.

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DeborahS
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a variety of appetizers and a burger. The burger was cooked perfectly and the appetizers were outstanding!

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Responded on October 17, 2020

Deborah, thank you so much for providing your feedback. We are so pleased you enjoyed your food! We can't wait to see you back at Burger Study again soon!

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JocelynG
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Great service with Ben!! They made sure my food was egg free-allergy.

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Responded on October 8, 2020

We are so pleased you had a great experience with Ben at Burger Study! Thank you for leaving your feedback and we hope to see you again soon!

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vipBillA
Richmond
16 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Burger was good and the waitress was friendly and knowledgeable. The food was way overpriced, I paid over $80 for a salad, glass of wine, burger and wings, pretty steep.

Burger Study - Permanently Closed
Responded on October 8, 2020

Thank you for taking the time to leave us your feedback. We are glad you enjoyed your visit, but we are disappointed to hear it was lacking in some ways. I have taken note of your comments and will be sure to follow up with our service and kitchen management teams. Thanks again!

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vipPaytonK
Las Vegas
5 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

One of the best burger places I’ve been to

Burger Study - Permanently Closed
Responded on October 8, 2020

Thank you for your review Payton! We are so delighted you enjoyed your visit with us. We hope to get the opportunity to serve you again soon. Cheers!

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Sean
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great waitress and hostess! We had the place mostly to ourselves and the food was great!

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Responded on September 30, 2020

HI Sean, thank you for your feedback. We are so pleased you enjoyed your experience here at Burger Study! Hope to see you again soon!

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Ashley
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome burger and great service! No complaints! Will be back!

Burger Study - Permanently Closed
Responded on September 30, 2020

We are so pleased to hear you enjoyed your recent visit with us Ashley. And we appreciate you taking the time to leave your review. We hope to serve you again soon. Thank you!

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vipDeanO
Indiana
4 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Sat outside on a lovely evening. Highly recommend Burger Study. Service was excellent.

Burger Study - Permanently Closed
Responded on September 23, 2020

Hi Dean, we are so pleased you enjoyed your experience on the patio at Burger Study! We hope we get the opportunity to see you again soon!

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TeresaH
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We came in from out of town for my birthday. First night we went to Burger Study, had the best waitress, Marley, who was great, friendly and knowledgeable about the area.

Burger Study - Permanently Closed
Responded on September 30, 2020

Thank you for your review. It is so great to hear Marley made your evening memorable. And we are so pleased you enjoyed your visit.

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GlennB
Indiana
2 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hands down the best restaurant customer service I have had in Downtown Indy.

I will be going back and taking advantage of Devour specials.

Burger Study - Permanently Closed
Responded on September 18, 2020

Thank you Glenn for taking the time to leave us your review. We are so glad you enjoyed your experience. Thank you for coming in.

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JenniferB
Indiana
8 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The service was excellent and the food was good! The fried cauliflower was delicious!

Burger Study - Permanently Closed
Responded on September 18, 2020

We are so pleased to hear you enjoyed your recent visit with us. And we appreciate you taking the time to leave your review. We hope to serve you again soon. Thank you Jennifer!

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FabiolaA
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall3food5service1ambience3

Poor service, too much waiting time, won't be coming again.

Burger Study - Permanently Closed
Responded on September 10, 2020

Thank you for your review. We are so delighted you enjoyed your visit with us. We hope to get the opportunity to serve you again soon. Cheers!

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Alli
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

If you have a gluten allergy, this is the place for you! They take great care of you!

Burger Study - Permanently Closed
Responded on September 10, 2020

We are so pleased to hear you enjoyed your recent visit with us Alli. And we appreciate you taking the time to leave your review. We hope to serve you again soon. Thank you!

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MarkeetaH
Indiana
4 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

My boyfriend loves burgers and I love an upscale restaurant. The Burger Study was the perfect place for both of our taste!

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Responded on September 18, 2020

Thank you Marleeta for your review. We are so delighted you enjoyed your visit with us. We hope to get the opportunity to serve you again soon. Cheers!

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CPEats
Indiana
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice place to eat. Exceptional burgers and sides!

Burger Study - Permanently Closed
Responded on September 3, 2020

Thank you for your review. We are so delighted you enjoyed your visit with us. We hope to get the opportunity to serve you again soon. Cheers!

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Grace
Indiana
2 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Its a good place for a date, overall it was a good experience..

Burger Study - Permanently Closed
Responded on September 3, 2020

We are so pleased to hear you enjoyed your recent visit with us. And we appreciate you taking the time to leave your review. We hope to serve you again soon. Thank you!

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OpenTable Diner
Indiana
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience2

Burgers were either undercooked or overcooked for a group f

Burger Study - Permanently Closed
Responded on September 12, 2020

Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback. We would like to extend our apologies for your disappointing experience. Please check your inbox as I have sent you a private message to discuss in detail the issue noted above. Thank you.

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vipGregR
Pittsburgh
4 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall2food1service1ambience1

The service was slow & disorganized. You were out of a particular wine that no one should run out of as it common. The chopped salad wasn't chopped! You use cheap bacon bits in your food that are like eating stones. Onion rings were sent back, etc.....
I'm shocked that the owners of St Elmos, Harry and Izzy's and my favorite water hole 1933 would have a restaurant like this.
We will not be back but I plan to return to the other establishments.
I brought 5 guest and have to say I was a bit embarrassed since one couple were my new neighbors!

Burger Study - Permanently Closed
Responded on August 25, 2020

Greg, Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback. We would like to extend our apologies for your disappointing experience. Please check your inbox as I have sent you a private message to discuss in detail the issue noted above. Thank you.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Indiana
4 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Birthday dinner with my husband. Service was top notch! Food was great, but I feel like it was even better last time we were here. Still, it’s nice to get out in these strange times and we were pretty happy to do so.

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Responded on August 25, 2020

Thank you for your review and thank you for choosing to celebrate with us! We are so delighted to hear you enjoyed your visit.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We ask to be seated outside so it was a bit noisy but the food was great

Burger Study - Permanently Closed
Responded on August 25, 2020

Thank you for taking the time to leave us your feedback. We are glad you enjoyed your visit, but we are disappointed to hear about the noise. Come back to see us inside where we can provide a more intimate experience for you!

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vipCeeCee
Cincinnati
34 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service, great atmosphere

Burger Study - Permanently Closed
Responded on August 25, 2020

We are so pleased to hear you enjoyed your recent visit with us. And we appreciate you taking the time to leave your review. We hope to serve you again soon. Thank you!

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ZachB
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Food. Top Notch Service. The setting and Ambiance made for a really nice dining experience.

Burger Study - Permanently Closed
Responded on August 12, 2020

Thank you for your review. We are so delighted you enjoyed your visit with us. We hope to get the opportunity to serve you again soon. Cheers!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2020
Overall1food3service1ambience3

Service was terrible. Order came out wrong asked for something from the manager and his response was I’m backed up. We’re waiting for the rest of our food to eat. Wrong answer. One of many of a comedy of errors.

Burger Study - Permanently Closed
Responded on August 3, 2020

Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback. We would like to extend our apologies for your disappointing experience. Please check your inbox as I have sent you a private message to discuss in detail the issue noted above. Thank you.

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OpenTable Diner
Indiana
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great night

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TomL
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Service was amazing! We were celebrating an anniversary and our service and all of the staff made it a great dinner.

Burger Study - Permanently Closed
Responded on March 25, 2020

Thank you for your review. We are so delighted you enjoyed your visit with us. We hope to get the opportunity to serve you again soon. Cheers!

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AnnaS
Indiana
2 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and great service! I will definitely be back soon!

Burger Study - Permanently Closed
Responded on March 25, 2020

We are so pleased to hear you enjoyed your recent visit with us. And we appreciate you taking the time to leave your review. We hope to serve you again soon. Thank you!

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OpenTable Diner
Indiana
3 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall1food3service1ambience3

Terrible service. Contacted Burger Study directly.

Burger Study - Permanently Closed
Responded on March 25, 2020

Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback. We would like to extend our apologies for your disappointing experience. Please check your inbox as I have sent you a private message to discuss in detail the issue noted above. Thank you.

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JonathanB
Indiana
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We’ve never had anything less that stellar service and food when going here. We were waited on by Zach this past Saturday and he provided an awesome recommendation. We will continue to return to this restaurant who never forgets the importance of great customer service!

Burger Study - Permanently Closed
Responded on March 25, 2020

Thank you for leaving us your review. And thank you for dining with us. We are so pleased to hear Zack took such great care of you. We will pass along your kind words.

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WilsonTC
Louisville
26 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Very enjoyable - food was excellent - service was amazing- we'll be back - recommend you give it a try.

Burger Study - Permanently Closed
Responded on March 25, 2020

Thank you for taking the time to leave us your review. We are so glad you enjoyed your experience. Thank you for coming in.

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OpenTable Diner
Indiana
8 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I took my parents out for their 40th Anniversary. Parents loved it!

Burger Study - Permanently Closed
Responded on March 25, 2020

Thank you for choosing to celebrate with us and thank you for your wonderful review. We truly appreciate it.

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OpenTable Diner
Indiana
10 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Excellent food. Good service.

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vipSavannahR
Indiana
3 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing!! Burger Study had the best burger that I have ever had.

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Responded on March 25, 2020

Thank you for your review. We are so delighted you enjoyed your visit with us. We hope to get the opportunity to serve you again soon. Cheers!

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LozC
Indiana
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is one of my favorite places for personal,business meetings. Nice atmosphere, great service and the food is phenomenal. The Wagyu burger is my favorite thing off the menu.

Burger Study - Permanently Closed
Responded on March 25, 2020

Thank you for your review. We are so glad we could make you feel at home. We strive to maintain a traditional and comfortable environment for all our guests. Thanks again!

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MatthewK
Indiana
1 review
Dined on February 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The burgers were excellent, I loved the atmosphere. Burger Study has a burger pub feel and an early 20th century feel combined together.

Burger Study - Permanently Closed
Responded on March 25, 2020

We are so pleased to hear you enjoyed your recent visit with us. And we appreciate you taking the time to leave your review. We hope to serve you again soon. Thank you!

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MaxH
Jacksonville
6 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my favorite places to eat in Indy! Amazing burgers and you can also get the famous St. Elmos shrimp cocktail. Every time I visit Indianapolis I end up at Burger Study!

Burger Study - Permanently Closed
Responded on March 25, 2020

Thank you for taking the time to leave us your review. There are countless great restaurants in Indianapolis and we are humbled by your review. Thanks again!

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RyanR
Indiana
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Solid food. Appetizers were very small would be my only compliant.

Burger Study - Permanently Closed
Responded on March 25, 2020

Thank you for your feedback. We’re glad you had a good experience but we always strive for great. We look forward to improving upon your experience with us at your next visit.

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KatieH
Indiana
4 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great food and atmosphere! Will definitely come back!

Burger Study - Permanently Closed
Responded on March 25, 2020

Thank you for leaving your review. We are so delighted you enjoyed your visit and enjoyed the atmosphere. We hope to serve your again soon.

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FAQs

Permanently Closed - Burger Study does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates and Uber Eats. Permanently Closed - Burger Study also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (317) 777-7770.

Permanently Closed - Burger Study is rated 4.5 stars by 1011 OpenTable diners.