Canal Bistro - Mediterranean Grille

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515 Reviews
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$30 and under
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Mediterranean
The Canal Bistro is the realization of a dream for Mona and George Hanna. George's homeland is Egypt; Mona spent her first 23 years in Lebanon. They know Mediterranean cooking. George has been in the restaurant business for 22 years. And over the years, Mona watched her mother and grandmother cook for their big family from their own herb and vegetable gardens, learning the value of freshness in cooking.

George says. "It's been our dream to open our own place, to be creative with cuisine, and to have a family business that our sons can be a part of."

The Canal Bistro is that dream. "It's like you've come to one of our parties -- we've basically just moved our kitchen from home to here," they say. "We put the grill in the dining room because we want people to know that we are using top quality ingredients, and that freshness is our goal, so everything is done right in front of you."

So eat up, relax, be happy. You're eating in a dream come true!
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vipGreattimes
Indiana
30 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was awesome as well as the owner who moved us into the sunshine on Sunday afternoon!

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CharlineA
Indiana
6 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love their Greek Food. Very nice selection of entrees. I think they serve the best calamari in town. Save some room for dessert and Greek Coffee.

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vipBruceS
Indiana
11 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great
Lamb kabobs very tender

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience4

Food and atmosphere were very good. Only complaint was being very rushed. Entrees arrived less than five minutes after appetizers.

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MojoBo
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food! Great service! Lovely atmosphere! We loved the food and it was even still great the next day!

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vipKimberleeM
Indiana
14 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Wonderful experience. We cannot wait to go back and try something else. The sizzling olives were great and I lived my feta grilled cheese with feta garlic fries! It’s nice that they have their own parking lot. I do wish they had shades on the windows because as the sun was setting it was blinding us but overall wonderful experience.

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Louie
Indiana
5 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Drinks and appetizers were very good. My chicken kabob was a little over cooked, but not to the point that I wouldn’t eat it. Overall it was a very nice meal. We will return.

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viptjbnmk
Indiana
6 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Great experience! Haven’t been there for a while but will definitely come back!

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vipGreat
Indiana
42 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful New Year’s eve dinner, the canal bistro never disappoints always has amazing food and service even on the busiest of days and holidays. We often choose this restaurant for holidays because they never disappoint!

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vipKevinMD
Indiana
45 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is one of our favorite spots, but we hadn't been in a while until our recent double date there. They have made parking easier than in the past, and we had made a reservation, so dinner was completely hassle-free. Food is always good, and the wine suggestion was excellent. Portions are always big enough for a great lunch the day after, so my lamb kabob was enjoyed twice.

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OpenTable Diner
Nashville
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere. big portions. Good service.

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IreneF
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband is Lebanese and we LOVE THIS RESTAURANT!!!! Food and ambiance as well as great staff keep us coming back. We live 2 hours west in Illinois and still make the trip a few times a year. Great place and highly recommend it!!!

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BetinaY
Indiana
10 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Always great food. Good drinks and timely service. The servers were friendly, efficient, and helpful.

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laras
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our family gathered to celebrate the holiday season and were very pleased with the quality and quantity of selections offered. Very well priced and very, very clean. Will return soon.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful service and experience. We will definitely return.

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vipOpentablefriend
Indiana
274 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely meal, great service and extremely friendly. The food was wonderful! Very fresh and quick to be served. I highly recomne

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CourtneyB
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, large portions, great service!

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vipfoodie
Indiana
17 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall3food1service3ambience1

The food is simply not as good as it used to be - the eggplants were burned and the meat tough

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AsmodeusX
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing hidden gem! Reservations are definitely needed as the word is out about this place. Everything was exceptional and I can not wait to return! Tried the baba ganoush, saganaki and gyro platter and all were truly abundant and delicious.

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Rene
Indiana
26 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a family favorite. Food is always fresh and delicious. A good variety of vegetarian, GF and meat options. The service is excellent as well.

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vipBruceS
Indiana
11 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Served s a great meal. Staff was very helpful with getting my elderly father in and out of the restaurant.

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SalmaE
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love that place! Excellent food and the staff is always responsive and friendly.

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OpenTable Diner
Indiana
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Canal Bistro is just a cozy environment restaurant. One of our favorites. Menu has a wide range of vegetarian as well as non vegetarian dishes. Great goat cheese bruschetta, amazing pita bread. They have a good amount of cocktail/special drink choices. If it’s summer time get outside seating and enjoy the canal and the commotion.

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BernadetteN
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Lovely patio setting. Attentive and solid service. Delicious food. My cocktail was a little weak and heavily garnished. The food presentation could use some work. Overall lovely experience.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wanted to make a nice impression on lady I had recently met. Food was great and to be surpassed by the friendly and attentative staff.

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AngelaL
Indiana
4 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and services as always. One of our favorites!

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ABN2nds
Indiana
9 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Had a reservation, got right in. Service was fast and food was tasty.

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vipAndy
Indiana
13 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. Very authentic. Great alfresco dining. Easy parking

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OpenTable Diner
Indiana
3 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Out of town family. Made for a nice gathering spot for brunch on a Sunday

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall1food1service2ambience1

Food was undercooked and got sick from it

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Lindah
Tampa
7 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always excellent food & service. Especially nice sitting outside along the canal.

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StephanieD
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friendly staff, great salads and it was a beautiful day to sit out on their shaded patio!

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CecileG
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Very good food and have lunch outside was very nice.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New Mexico
4 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great evening on the patio. Our server was very good, made some suggestions on wine, which we really enjoyed and as always the food was top notch!

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Indyspudman
Indiana
14 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had dinner here recently and everything was really good: the food quality, the service and even the weather! So glad we revisited an old favorite and that it is still wonderful!

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CliftonB
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great location. Food is very tasty. The service is attentive. My mother loved the Mango Juice. I have gone before and will go again.

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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went there for a dunner with My daughter who is attend Butler College. There is a peaceful to the restaurant, It was not busy on Saturday night at 5:00 pm, but it was getting a lot more busy when we were done eating... The food was absolutely delicious and the service was very friendly and helpful. It was one of those dinners that we will remember and I will try to eat there every time I go and visit my daughter in college. Lamb Chops! Flaming cheese!!!!!!!! and Gyro Platter were amazing!

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vipGreattimes
Indiana
30 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Emily was outstanding!!!! Will be back very soon!!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Indiana
17 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was terrific! Very friendly, fun service. Great lunch! Enjoyed being able to hear each other when conversing - seems a rare thing at many restaurants today!

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LoisH
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food! Nice atmosphere. Friendly staff. Also, they have parking and on Saturday night, they had someone outside directing people to parking spaces and stopping traffic so people could cross the street.

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Canal Bistro - Mediterranean Grille offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (317) 254-8700.

Canal Bistro - Mediterranean Grille is rated 4.6 stars by 515 OpenTable diners.

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