Burger Study

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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.

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Indiana
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great night

TL
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
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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AS
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

Burger Study
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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OT
Indiana
3 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall1food3service1ambience3

Terrible service. Contacted Burger Study directly.

Burger Study
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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JB
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
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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WT
Louisville
24 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
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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OT
Indiana
5 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

Burger Study
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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OT
Indiana
8 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Excellent food. Good service.

SR
Indiana
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

Burger Study
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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LC
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
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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MK
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
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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MH
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
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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RR
Indiana
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

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

Burger Study
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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KH
Indiana
2 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great food and atmosphere! Will definitely come back!

Burger Study
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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L
Indiana
4 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Very very slow service

Burger Study
Responded on March 2, 2020

We appreciate your feedback. Unmatched, professional service is something that differentiates us and we are sorry that was not your experience during your visit. I have taken note of your feedback and will relay it to my team. But I would still like to hear more about your experience, please reach out to me at via email so I can learn more.

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OT
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Staff was very overwhelmed with large parties that seemed to keep adding people. Our server never came by to check on us, only came by to drop off the ticket. My daughter ordered the chicken sandwich that was all breading. Our other guest didn’t like her sandwich. Nobody bothered to come by and check so we had nobody to tell so we could get it fixed. For 80.00 plus tip, you’d think we would of had a better experience but it was no more than expensive fast food. My burger was tasty though. The homecoming. Very nice.

Burger Study
Responded on March 2, 2020

Thank you for taking the time to leave us your feedback. While feedback such as this is not always what we hope to hear, it is a critical tool for us to improve our service. For giving us this opportunity, we thank you. I have taken note of your comments and will be sure to follow up with our service management team. If you have any further details in regards to your visit, please don’t hesitate to contact me at any time. I have messaged you with my email address.

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The service was great. Each server worked well with one another making sure tables were constantly taken care it. It is refreshing to see people working together.

Burger Study
Responded on February 24, 2020

Thanks for taking the time to leave your review! Teamwork is something that we pride ourselves on, and we're so glad to hear that our staff did such a great job! We're delighted to hear that you enjoyed your experience, and we hope to serve you again.

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CB
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the restaurant! Been here 2 tines and devour Indy is the best value. Great burgers, love the avocado app, and the craft drinks are wonderful. Great place can be pricey but well worth it

Burger Study
Responded on February 24, 2020

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

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OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Burger was excellent . Friendly, helpful stafg

CG
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, friendly service! Location downtown can’t be beat!

Burger Study
Responded on February 24, 2020

Thank you for your review, Cindy. 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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W
Indiana
9 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great hamburger, done to perfection and the ability to make my own allowed me to create what I was craving. A nice beer selection. Don't leave without one of their milkshakes. The chocolate was great with just enough chocolate flavor to make it enjoyable, no bitterness from too much chocolate and not overly sweet.

Burger Study
Responded on February 24, 2020

Thank you for your review. We are so delighted to hear you enjoyed your visit, especially the chocolate milkshake. We hope to see you again soon—cheers!

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OT
Indiana
4 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Birthday for my grandpa. Haley was awesome.

Burger Study
Responded on February 24, 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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JM
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our food was delicious. The service was a little slow but expected for a friday night downtown. The host and servers were very friendly and it was a great atmosphere. We will definitely be back.

Burger Study
Responded on February 24, 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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BS
Indiana
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service1ambience5

Our waitress was the greatest...the good was awesome

Burger Study
Responded on February 17, 2020

We appreciate your review, Brittany. We're so glad to hear that you received such great service and that the food was so awesome! We look forward to seeing you again soon.

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MT
Indiana
6 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great food! Knowledgeable about gluten free options.

Burger Study
Responded on February 17, 2020

Thanks for your review, Mandy! We're thrilled to hear that you had a great experience and that the staff was so accommodating to your food sensitivities!

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OT
Indiana
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wagu burger is amazing!

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EM
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience4

Food was great. Service a little slow but good. Atmosphere was cool.

Burger Study
Responded on February 17, 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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OT
Indiana
3 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Our server walked by our table multiple times, never stopping to check on us. Placed the wrong food in front of each member of our party (there were only 4 of us). It was clear our burgers had sat in the window for quite some time because the bottom bun was so soggy from grease it was inedible. He forgot a side for one member of our party...twice (never actually brought it) but still charged us for us. Good food and it wasn’t busy but overall, less than stellar service.

Burger Study
Responded on February 12, 2020

We appreciate your feedback. Unmatched, professional service is something that differentiates us and we are sorry that was not your experience during your visit. I have taken note of your feedback and will relay it to my team. But I would still like to hear more about your experience, please reach out to me via email so I can learn more.

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OT
Orlando
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

the food was decent but nothing to get excited about. the bourbon salted caramel shake was spectacular though.

Burger Study
Responded on February 12, 2020

Thank you for taking the time to give us your feedback. We value your opinion and are disappointed to hear you feel that way. We hope to see you at Burger Study again soon.

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OT
Indiana
22 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The burgers were outstanding.

JE
Indiana
14 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Always a good hamburger! I tried the wagyu burger. This is my favorite burger!
Kids meal options are available.

Burger Study
Responded on February 17, 2020

Thanks for your review, Justin! We're so glad to hear that you had such a great experience and loved the wagyu burger! We hope to serve you again soon.

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DH
Indiana
6 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Party of 9 prior to attending Monster truck show. Server was friendly, accurate, and all liked our food. Great burger and tots are a must! Would visit again.

Burger Study
Responded on February 17, 2020

Thanks for your review, David! We're so glad to hear that everyone in your party had a great experience and loved their food. We're glad we could be a part of your fun night! Thanks again.

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KM
Indiana
14 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We came before the Pacer game. So glad we had reservations because it was practically empty when we got there and they were quoting a two hour+ wait for people w/ o reservations. It filled up quick. We had the avocado fries and a burger. The avocados were okay, not our favorite, but the burger was great and so were the tots. We got out with plenty of time for the game and felt the service was great. I will say the hotesses weren’t too friendly and welcoming, but overall a great experience and we’ll be back.

Burger Study
Responded on February 17, 2020

Thank you for taking the time to leave us your feedback, Kimberlee. 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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JH
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

It was a great Vanilla Porter and a Greek Burger.

Burger Study
Responded on February 17, 2020

Thank you for your review, Jennifer. 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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PG
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service...my go to for business meetings

Burger Study
Responded on February 17, 2020

Thank you for your review, Paul. We are so honored to hear that we're your business meeting go-to. We look forward to continuing to serve you.

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KP
Indiana
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall3food5service1ambience3

Food was really delicious, but service was bad. There was just 2 of us and we ordered an appetizer that took over 30 minutes to receive due to a "mix-up". Also, my order was screwed up when I got it. I got a different side than I ordered. The atmosphere was good though.

Burger Study
Responded on February 12, 2020

Thank you for your review. We apologize that your experience was less than amazing and we would like to hear more about your experience. I will also pass on this information to our front of house team so that we can improve. Feel free to email me with any additional information so that we can improve. Thank you

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JJ
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience3

steak burger was down right poor. not sure is was steak or a manufactured piece of meat.
service was sub-par at best

Burger Study
Responded on February 12, 2020

Thank you Jeff for your feedback. We source all of our products from the industry’s leading purveyors and work hard to maintain the highest quality product available. We will share your feedback with our vendors but would like to learn more about your experience. Please reach out to me via email so I can learn more.

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DB
Indiana
4 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The tater
Tots
Are
The best. Order the Freshman , but savor the tots

Burger Study
Responded on February 17, 2020

Thank you for your review, Dana. We are so delighted to hear you enjoyed your visit, especially the tater tots! We hope to see you again soon—cheers!

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OT
Indiana
2 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Food and server were great. The food was really slow to get out.

It was the night of a pacer game so understandable that the kitchen was overloaded, but it was pretty surprising how long it took for food to be served.

Burger Study
Responded on February 3, 2020

Thank you for taking the time to leave a review! We're glad that you loved the food and your server, but we're sorry to hear about the wait time for the food. We'll follow up with our management team.

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AB
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Great food, service was great as well, but the pricing was a bit high.