Champps Sports Bar - Indianapolis - Maryland Street

3.5
42 Reviews
$30 and under
American

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Local restaurant serving up fresh food with a huge craft beer and craft cocktail selection. Lots of big screen TV's to watch every sporting event. From hand-made craft burgers, ribs, seasonal salads and desserts, Champps has the best American comfort food to satisfy your cravings! Large groups welcome!
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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
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 42 people are saying
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3.5based on recent ratings
3.1
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3.8
service
3.9
ambience
3.2
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33% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Priscilla
Indiana
35 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our dinner at Champps was outstanding. Our server was delightful and made our experience even better. The cheeseburger sliders are adorable and tasty.

It was also a convenient location for the rest of our evening plans.

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vipCarlaG
Indiana
7 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Food was mediocre and service was slow.

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Ryan
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience5

Waiter was great. Food took forever to come out and came out in stages. All of our fries were cold. It was a Saturday night but they were not crazy busy, so not sure why there were service issues.

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ChrisV
Indiana
1 review
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience3

The kitchen was painfully slow but our server was tremendous.

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ChristopherD
Jacksonville
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall1food1service2ambience3

The food was horrible and was missing a lot of my order

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vipRyanVanScoyoc
Indiana
19 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall2food4service5ambience4

They were out of a lot of food items. Everything my wife was going to order, they were out of. Service was great though.

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JeanS
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Table not ready; order was incorrect and they did not want to make it right

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HunterE
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Chammps was great! Great food! Great service! I will be returning!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love you guys always friendly I appreciate your time

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vipColtsrule25
Indiana
15 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We had a great time at Champps for lunch. The food was very good, the nachos were a little skimpy on toppings, but overall, everything else was great!

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TeresaW
Indiana
1 review
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Excellent and attentive staff. Food was good and requests for adjustment to the menu was easy.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2019
Overall1food1service3ambience1

The server was great. The manager Amanda was awful. Decided to touch the food with her bare hands with no gloves on, scratched her head while continuing to touch food, ate a piece of chicken off a salad, food was cold, burger buns were hard. We sat in the back by the large glass window watching her and she still denied it.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Got the chicken Cobb salad. The olives were sour. The waitress made a comment to me suggesting that I was a picky eater after making an order to have everything on it. Basically called me out for not eating them. The cheese was sub or for a 13 dollar salad. Waitress made politically incorrect comments saying my friend didn’t speak American and would call him Mr. Accent. Some random guy came by and said she was the best waitress on staff and then asked about Mother’s Day to change the subject. When asked if she watched the news regarding the crisis in Venezuela because she was interested in my friend’s background she said she doesn’t have time to watch the news because she works all the time trying to pay the bills while having her arm around him and nudged another friend of mine. Service was fine, but unnecessary comments and calling me out for not liking the olives didn’t sit well. She should know that America doesn’t have an official language and am sad to hear that she is the best they have.

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AmandaS
1 review
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall2food2service1ambience2

The service was terrible, they were short staffed on the night of a concert nearby. My order was not placed by the server, he forgot...and neglected to let me know until we were able to flag him down 20min later. He did comp my meal, which he should have.

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AlanaB
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was absolutely amazing! The steaks were cooked exactly the way we ordered them.

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JimF
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall1food2service1ambience1

Terrible drinks with no alcohol and were definitely not prepared for a convention in town

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OpenTable Diner
Indiana
4 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

FDIC 2019. Watching the blues game

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AlexH
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2019
Overall2food1service2ambience3

We went before a concert, food was cold, service was slow. I wont be going back as this was a last resort due to everything else being booked. They did not plan for the additional concert traffic.

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KristenL
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience5

Usually the food and drinks are great. The bartender was taking forever to make drinks. We could see her make other tickets that came in after ours. Waited 25 minutes for drinks for each drink ordered. We were a party of 2, not 20.

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NatM
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall1food3service1ambience1

Took over an hour to get food, waitress only came by the table 2 times, we were late to the rest of our conference.

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vipDoug
Indiana
67 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We were seated promptly and the order was taken in a timely fashion. The service was great and the food was fine.

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OpenTable Diner
Indiana
1 review
Dined on February 11, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Before Pacer game

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KathrynW
Indiana
4 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Great food. Quick service

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OpenTable Diner
Indiana
2 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall1food2service2ambience2

Reservations from Open Table app were not honored. We elected not to wait the 35 or more minutes and dined elsewhere.

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vipMaryMc
Indiana
7 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall3food2service2ambience3

Found a hair in one of our dishes. Waitress’ solution was to tell the manager so he could remind people to cover their hair. Manager did not stop by to check on us after we told her. I expected an adjustment to the check, which was not made.

TJ
vipTJD936
Chicago
36 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience3

Excellent flatbread and jalapeno slaw. Great beers on draught.

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ToddD
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2018
Overall4food5service3ambience3

The place was packed that night with a Christmas party and several large tables. The wait staff worked really hard to serve everyone. The food was very good. The place lacking was staff in the bar. It took way too long to get a drink of any kind. We had our food before we had our drinks...There is a huge trade show every year at that time in Indy. The downtown restaurants are very busy...they should have been better prepared.

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Jkmcoff
Indiana
14 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2018
Overall4food3service4ambience4

It was my first visit. It was just ok. My chicken was burned with the burned side placed down so I did not see it until I bit into it. We were one of 5 tables in the place at the time. It was conviently located to the circle and an easy walk. We picked it because it was near the theater. Nothing impressive may or may not go back. No real opinion one way or the other.

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OpenTable Diner
Indiana
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service. Food was great,

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OpenTable Diner
Indiana
3 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2018
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Food was great. Waitress was good just not very friendly.

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JerryK
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Went to eat, drink, and watch IU football. The staff was accomadating. They had a hard time finding the game and made it a priority finding the game.

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MelissaW
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2018
Overall3food3service3ambience5

I confirmed the reservation in person 2 days prior and reiterated that we needed a table for a disabled person. I was assured this would not be a problem. We arrived 15 minutes before our reserved time to check in and knew we would not be seated right away. However, when our reservation time came and went, we inquired how much longer our wait would be and we were told that they had a table outside available. We had seen the outside space and noted that there was no space for a mobility scooter to get outside. So we said that we needed to be indoors and wished to be seated at the same table (the reservation was for a 7 top). They quickly pushed 2 four tops together but still could not make the space needed for a scooter to access the area. My husband was 'asked' to leave his chair at the entry way and make his way to the table or there could be an additional 25- 45 minute wait. He had to lean heavily on my son to get to and from the table and was unable to sit comfortably for dinner.
This is by no means fault of Open Table but of Chammps alone. We will not return to this establishment.

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OpenTable Diner
Indiana
4 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2018
Overall2food2service2ambience1

We were a party of 5...2 adults and 3 kids. We were seated outside, which we asked for because it was a beautiful evening (5 p.m.), but the outside atmosphere was less than desirable next to our table.
The restaurant has fencing around the outdoor seating area, but just outside of the fence, there were people smoking right behind our table...going directly into my children's (and adults) faces. This went on for most of our dinner.
The view of several homeless people drinking out of liquor bottles and engaging in other activities was terrible and disappointing. IMPD needs to do sweeps of this area. They sat/stood there our entire meal. Champps management should encourage the police to patrol this area more regularly. I doubt this was the first time this has happened....maybe don't seat families in this section. Also, they could put up a partition so that smoke doesn't blow into their diners' faces.
The food was OK...Nothing special. Our service was also disappointing.

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CherylS
Louisville
4 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2018
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Love being able to do reservations

JH
JohnH
Indiana
2 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place to socialize.

BH
BrianH
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Got in right on time for my reservation. We had a party of 9 and they were able to accommodate us on short notice. Other restaurants would not let us use Open Table with such a big party. I would recommend Champps!!!

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vipRDAhlers
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2017
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Upon arriving:
1. Hostess stand did not have our Open Table reservation. They said their computers were down - not a huge deal.
2. Heat was not working in the restaurant - we had to eat our dinner with our coats on.

After sitting down:
1. Waited for 15 minutes and no server stopped by our table. I went to hostess stand and asked if we could have a waiter. 5 minutes later, a server appeared and took our order.

2. Food was very mediocre. For apps, we ordered the spinach dip (which was luke warm at best) and the potato skins (were okay). For entrees, I ordered the pulled pork sandwich and my wife ordered the avocado tuna salad. My sandwich was okay - nothing special. The coleslaw side was not good and I did not eat it. My wife could not eat the tuna - it was clearly not fresh.

Overall, this experience was very disappointing. I grew up in Indianapolis and have fond memories of eating at Champps. Granted I haven't been back in about 10 years so maybe the menu, ownership, etc has changed.

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vipSusan
Indiana
22 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2017
Overall1food1service1ambience1

We actually never got to the dining part of our experience because the server had a horrible time getting us seated, even though there were plenty of places to sit. Obviously, they must have been short-staffed. After a rude customer who had come in after us complained about waiting, his group was seated before us! We were still left waiting, so we finally left!

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DanZ
Indiana
16 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2017
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Good food but it seemed our waiter had too many tables to handle

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JimR
Indiana
10 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2017
Overall4food5service2ambience5

The food and the drinks were great. The waiter was very hateful and he did not want to even talk to us until it was time to give us our bill and then he acted like we were best friends.
I will not sit in his section again, his name is not being put here on purpose. I will go back here however for the great food and drinks.

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Champps Sports Bar - Indianapolis - Maryland Street is rated 3.5 stars by 42 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.