Hollyhock Hill

4.7
971 Reviews
$30 and under
American
Hollyhock Hill has been a tradition in "family-style" dining since 1928, remaining as one of the few such restaurants of its type in the United States and the 2nd oldest restaurants in Indiana. While the unique family-style service offered at Hollyhock Hill is reminiscent of a time gone by - the detailed attention to customer satisfaction, menu item updates and consistent quality of the cuisine all lend themselves to the memorable dining experience you will take away from Hollyhock Hill. Consistently ranked among the top restaurants in the Midwest, Hollyhock Hill is famed for its superior "country-style" cuisine, high standards of service and unique ambiance - consistently creating highly remembered dining experiences. Perfect for large groups & for celebrating special occasions! While famous for Fried Chicken, recent additions to the menu include additional children's menu items, vegan and gluten-free options and the don't miss homemade Apple Pie!
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Opie
Indiana
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hollyhock is a classic! All of their menu items taste great. Service was terrific. A great place for family dinners.

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CindyC
Indiana
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner was delicious. Best fried chicken ever! One of us got the grilled salmon, it was said to be only so-so but over all, it was very good. A bit pricey but for special occasions, it was outstanding. Will definitely go again!

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vipRodders
Indiana
11 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience2

We enjoyed the chicken, this they do well enough to carve out a niche, but $35 for three piece is steep tab. We recognize the location and quaint setting in the cottage, but this has more of a diner/house setting. The chicken plates are individual orders, but were served on platter and two pieces short. We rectified this… but there was some reservation as to our request. The sides are good and the entire experience seemed to remind me of 1978. Tables, decor, cooking. We would return, but only if we had promotion so bill was reduced. Perhaps regulars split meals? The meal is capped with complimentary ice cream and for 4 people we left with leftovers at a bill of $166…

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OpenTable Diner
Indiana
2 reviews
Dined on January 21, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first visit and it did not disappoint. The atmosphere was relaxing, the food was amazing, and the service was on point. My wife and I loved the family style meal and every course was perfect. We cannot wait to visit again and bring our family with us.

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OpenTable Diner
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was just like I remembered! Used to come here as a kid and the food is still incredible. Feels like grandmas house!

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JetSet2013
1 review
Dined on January 14, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience4

It's nice to know some things don't change like the excellent service and food at Hollyhock Hill! Because I lose my appetite when restaurants serve ginormous helpings. I love the family style dining and my husband always has his appetite fulfilled as well. The food is good and hot served and in style in three courses which includes a lovely light slightly sweetened vinegar and oil dressing (you determine your amount) on lettuce salad, beets, cottage cheese, light and wonderful biscuits with apple butter. Main course several simply well prepared choices and small ice cream for the perfect ending. We went early evening I would suggest still dim the lights light the candles and soften the music. We had dined out 3 well known restaurants same week - all but this were disappointments and over priced.

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KevinB
Indiana
9 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Classic family style dining with outstanding fried chicken.

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OpenTable Diner
Indiana
2 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2022
Overall2food3service3ambience1

Biscuits we're dry ,on the overcooked side ,the chicken was tepid and the white meat dry

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JenG
Indiana
4 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent place for celebrations. Great service, food, and atmosphere. Now a days when you go to restaurants you don't know if you will have a good experience. Every time we come to Hollyhock it is consistent. Always good food and service. Staff is friendly and very helpful.

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OpenTable Diner
Indiana
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best home style served chicken in Indianapolis. Have been coming here for 35 years!

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vipNancyB
Indiana
11 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall4food5service4ambience3

We grew up having Hollyhock often and thought it would be fun to enjoy a good homestyle dinner. Our server, Chris, did an awesome job even though he had his hands full, the food was good and we reminisced of all the great memories we have at Hollyhock!

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JulieB
Indiana
5 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It is always a treat to get to come to Hollyhock Hill! Last night was no exception! Our server Bryce did an amazing job! The food was fantastic and the ambiance was superb! Well done Hollyhock Hill!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bryce was a great server.

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vipTstar
Indiana
34 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2022
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Food was okay. Service was good.

TC
vipTeresaC
Indiana
22 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always have great service, great food and great value. Love this place!

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OpenTable Diner
Indiana
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Annual tradition that we spend NYE here. Always great service and outstanding food.

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DiningDave
Indiana
21 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hollyhock Hill is a traditional Christmas family gathering dinner place for our out of town guests - by request! Don't need a menu - just say CHICKEN! Even a picky eater little one was excited for her dinner (and of course once her chicken was gone - WHERE IS THE ICE CREAM and TOPPINGS! - It all came, of course. Service was top notch and exactly on time. Only issue - sooooo much good food. Diet tomorrow.....

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HollyM
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience2

Family style dining was very challenging at the small table we got. There wasn’t nearly enough space to accommodate the many dishes/plates/cutlery. Table is directly beside the kitchen entry/exit. So it was very cramped and loud. Food is excellent despite the fact that it was lukewarm. Service is top notch.

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HarveyG
Indiana
3 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was a last minute reservation request for a delicious meal. Service was excellent. Enjoyed the family style meal. The chicken topped off taste buds. This will be a go to for another time.

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LindaB
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was delicious, the chicken is the best. The homemade salad dressing is yummy. If you leave there hungry it's your fault because the food just keeps flowing. So many little extras you dont expect. Our waiter was so attentive and kind. What a special night out.

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GaryS
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food family style. Emily our waitress was attentive and friendly. Haven’t been back for 30 years but nice to see some iconic places still exist.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great as always! Great food and the best fried chicken in Indiana!!

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MissyV
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2021
Overall3food5service1ambience5

The food was great, however our server was not very good. Very slow, took us asking 3 times for something that was needed. Server not personable at all. I took my women's group there expecting high end service, but very disappointed in that. Food was great .

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JeffreyH
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Best known as one of the very best comfort food establishments in Indianapolis, Hollyhock Hill delivers a great family friendly experience.

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vipAsans
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hollyhock Hill never disappoints! One of the best experiences in Indy!

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BillM
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Service was not as good as last year. We had to ask for many items such as butter. Fried chicken was dry. Mashed potatoes and gravy were not hot. When mashed potatoes and gravy needed to be refreshed we had to track down the server.

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MichelleJ
1 review
Dined on December 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This dinner was a Christmas present for my good friend who had never had the experience of dining at Hollyhock Hill. We both had the fried chicken. I can't speak for my friend but I was impressed with the food & the service. Our server Nikki was excellent! My friend asked her about where the Apple butter came from & she didn't know but didn't hesitate to asked the kitchen staff. I thought the Christmas decorations were sparse but what they had was elegant, like 1 would expect at such a lovely old fashioned venue.

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vipzvillecouple
Indiana
16 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hollyhock hill did not disappoint! The restaurant made me feel like I stepped back in time. (Given then current state if the world, it’s a good feeling.) I’ve lived in indy my whole life and heard about the legendary fried chicken- it absolutely lives up to the hype!! We ordered white meat fried chicken (40 per person) however all the sides are included; homemade biscuits (butter and apple butter), picked beets, cottage cheese, house salad, corn, green beans, mashed potatoes and gravy, and a scoop of ice cream. The ice cream includes mint, butterscotch and chocolate syrup! We will definitely be back for special occasions as it is pricey.

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JillM
Indiana
8 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We’ve lived here all of our lives and never ate here. It was on our bucket list and we are so glad we came. The dinner was excellent, the atmosphere friendly and the service top notch! We will definitely be back with friends & family.

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OpenTable Diner
Indiana
3 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a great dinner. So much food. Brought home enough food for a second meal.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hollyhock Hill never disappoints. We visit once a year and it never loses its sparkle for us. A pleasant, relax atmosphere. I told my wife upon our departure: “the server was great; efficient but not annoying!”

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OpenTable Diner
Indiana
4 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first time here as a family and we were pleasantly surprised. It was a pleasure at every point of the evening. We were seated immediately for our 7pm reservation. The waitress had an amazing personality. It was a cute atmosphere - very homey.

The salad was fresh. The cottage cheese and pickled beets were an interesting combination. The apple butter and biscuits were to die for.

The entree you choose (of course we chose fried chicken) is served family style with mashed potatoes, chicken gravy, corn, and green beans. For dessert you get a scoop of ice cream with mint, chocolate, or butterscotch toppings.

It was a great experience all around. The only reason I would not highly encourage eating here is if you are on a calorie restricted diet…

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MLMM
Indiana
8 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food. Great waiter. Bbwas a little loud in there, but we’ll worth the trip.

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ToddJ
1 review
Dined on December 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was great. Jess did a good job of service. We always enjoy going.

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vipCindy
Indiana
22 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience3

Food is in desperate need of seasoning. My husband did like the fried chicken though. Service could have been better especially since there were only three tables. I had not been there in decades and my spouse suggested we go.

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CarolR
Indiana
4 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Thanksgiving dinner was great and servers were attentive. So glad we chose Hollyhock!

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vipKimberlyS
Indiana
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thanksgiving dinner was perfect! Better than cooking at home

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MarkW
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

It was everything we expected. Good food, service etc. Will go again.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Louisville
6 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We are from Lexington KY. This place was recommended to us and it did not disappoint.!!! We had 5 in our party- 3 generations and we all loved the entire meal. The mint syrup for the ice cream was a definite hit- especially for our 6 yo! Absolutely loved it and would come back again.

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OpenTable Diner
Indiana
3 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

I wish there were more desserts to choose from ,the apple pie in my opinion let's hollyhock hill down which is a shame !

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Hollyhock Hill does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates. Hollyhock Hill also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (317) 251-2294.

Hollyhock Hill is rated 4.7 stars by 971 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.

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