Mimi Blue Meatballs and More - Good Food! - Carmel

4.6
19 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
Mildred (Mimi) Bluestein Kosene. “Mimi Blue”. Born and raised in Indianapolis. Back when downtown was the only town. When people got dressed up for the theater and restaurant dining was a luxury.

Mimi Blue Meatballs is a tribute to our mother “Mimi Blue” Kosene. Mimi was a Lady, endowed with manners, taste, and an easy social grace. She loved good food whether dining out or cooking for a hard-working husband and three sons. Every home-cooked meal had to satisfy the whole family, as well as any friends who often stopped by. Cooking was the way she brought us together, kept us healthy, and showed us Love.

At Mimi Blue, we make the kind of food Mimi cooked for us at home, but we serve it in the type of comfortable urban setting that Mimi so much enjoyed. Like Mimi herself, our meatball dishes are classics. Each recipe is rooted in culinary tradition, but refined for the modern palette.

Have your Meatballs any way you choose. Mix meats, sauces and sides
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
American, Italian, Comfort Food
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Hours of operation
Dinner
Mon–Fri 11:00 am–10:00 pm
Sat 10:00 am–10:00 pm
Sun 10:00 am–9:00 pm
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Phone number
(317) 564-8524
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Catering
We offer Catering
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Old Meridian and Carmel DR
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Parking details
You may park on Old Meridian or we have a full parking lot behind our building.
Additional
Bar/Lounge, Beer, Delivery, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 19 People Are Saying
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Indiana
22 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We visited for my wife's birthday and the staff and management was wonderful. Josh immediately made us feel welcome and even brought some food he is developing to the table. What a wonderful experience.
The wine selection was great and we loved two of the red blends. We enjoyed the food including the new fried chicken slider. Keep up the great work and this is truly a neighborhood gem!

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MU
Indiana
6 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went to celebrate a wedding Anniversary with friends. Everything went very well... worth the drive to Carmel!

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OT
Indiana
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a party of 16 and we had great service and the food was delicious. It was our first time there so the waitress let us do the sampler of the sauces and explained everything to us. We will definitely be back.

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AM
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

The prospect of a menu centered solely on meatballs did not entirely captivate me at first, but its proximity to our destination was ideal and it was recommended by a vegetarian friend (who can be particularly demanding). The menu design and ordering gimmick was daunting, but a knowledgeable and helpful staff quickly put me at ease and helped to guide me to some good choices. I still felt that the menu design was choice overload in all the wrong ways, missing out on ways to highlight the various meatballs and focusing instead on the many ways you could combine meatballs and sauces into too many similar ends.

The food arrived quickly and was presented in a very appealing manner, given that it was meatballs. The meatballs themselves were good--tender and juicy--but felt pretty indistinguishable from one another. The special meatball (beef with poblano and cheese) was not distinct from the classic beef meatball, and the buffalo-turkey meatball's differences were much more subtle than I expected.

I came away with the impression that ordering multiples of the same meatball in slider or sandwich form was probably the best way to enjoy the food.

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JE
Indiana
8 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Good food and different from your normal food offerings at restaurants.

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OT
Indiana
8 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic food, the meatballs are high quality and the sauces are tasty. The manager came out and talked with us after we ordered dessert, the cake we ordered was made special by a top 20 maker in the US, best cake ever. All that to say it was fairly inexpensive (around $50 for 2 people and drinks) and amazing atmosphere, outside live band made it special.

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OT
Indiana
3 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

I appreciated being able to try the sauces beforehand. We all enjoyed the baguette slices that came with our orders. They nicely split an order of 4 balls between our two kids and put them on separate plates, which was a nice touch (we didn’t ask them to). The service was great. Overall, the food was good, but seemed overpriced for what we got. Next time we may order meatballs without sauce for our kids (or on the side).

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ET
Indiana
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went on a Sunday afternoon for my birthday. Great food!

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G
Minneapolis
9 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Did not know what to expect but was delighted with the food, service and atmosphere. A real unique approach to serving tasty meatballs from a selection of various ingredients along with a variety of side dishes.
It ends up being a tasty meal and kind of fun.

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MK
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Having never been to this restaurant and knowing the sauces play into the experience (as they enhance each of the meats differently), it would've been nice to sample them -- or even 3 of them -- prior to committing to having it dripping all over the ball of meat. Aside from that, it was a lovely dining experience.

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TJ
Indiana
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

The meatballs are outstanding but it's all about the accompanying choices of sauces. Our waitress was excellent and made our experience just right.

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B
Indiana
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

We went in a little skeptical. A group of eight with some hungry men, and some picky eaters. Everyone was able to customize their meal and we all left extremely satisfied. A great experience. We will go back for sure.

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AB
Indiana
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

This was our first visit and we thoroughly enjoyed it! We weren't sure what to expect. We greatly appreciated the "guidance" we received from our outstanding waitress (wish I could remember her name). We have to give a HUGE thumbs up to the fried Brussel sprouts and the chef's vegetables of the day. We will be back.

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WB
Indiana
18 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Another great experience, great food and attentive server. Granddaughter tried the fried potatoes and she loved them.

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IB
Indiana
8 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Unique idea with the a la carte meatballs and sauces. Nice variety. LOVED the roasted brussel sprouts! My 6 yr old wanted an entire loaf of the bagette bread. And Mimi's banana mousse....WOW! Amazing! We will definitely return.

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B
Indiana
16 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 5ambience 3

Food is good. However the prices seem to be out of line for what you receive. Difficult to decide how we feel about this place. Always enjoy the meal. But always have sticker shock when we pay the bill.

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KR
Indiana
13 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great all around. Have been here multiple times and it has always been very, very good. The staff is attentive and helpful and the food is fantastic.

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OT
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Very pleased. Prompt service, delicious food, and wonderful ambiance. Would highly recommend.

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JG
Indiana
2 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Hands down some of the best food we have ever had. And the staff is incredible. So knowledgeable about every menu item and make the selection process so easy. Will be back and recommend it to all my family and friends.

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