Pier 48 Fish House & Oyster Bar - Downtown INDY

4.3
566 Reviews
$31 to $50
Seafood
The freshest seafood and American cuisine in Downtown Indianapolis located just steps away from all Downtown has to offer!

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Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
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BrWrRt
Indiana
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Birthday. Food was a bit above average. Appetizer caprese salad was not as described. Lobster nachos were incredible. Entrees were average.

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OpenTable Diner
Indiana
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Good experience, excellent service however, the lobster roll lacked flavor. We asked for some sauce to add some pizazz.
We order two appetizers, the crab raggoon balls which were awesome and the roasted oysters on the half shell had flavor but were really small. Our server was super attentive!

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BTDe
Indiana
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall2food2service4ambience3

Anniversary dinner.
The appetizers of oysters on the half shell and crab cakes were good.
The entrees were not good. We had Lobster risotto and the Hot Lobster Roll. I’m both, the Lobster was bland, had no flavor at all. The Risotto was either old or way over cooked.
Waitress was nice but didn’t make up for a below par dinner

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Hockeydad91
Indiana
1 review
Dined on January 21, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really enjoyed my dinner it was wonderful to celebrate my birthday with a couple of my amazing friends

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AllenW
Wilmington
2 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Ate there early on a Saturday. The restaurant was busy, but the service was first class. The food was incredible. Had the Monkfish w/dirty rice and crawfish etouffee.

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Outforthenight
Miami
9 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2022
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Good bar good great drinks service a little slow no mask or cleaning

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KathyL
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding! Both food and service. We sat at the bar and truly enjoyed our dinner.

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall4food4service3ambience4

We really enjoyed our dinner at the pier 48 fish house and oyster bar. We had raw oysters and chargrilled oysters. They were unbelievable! Then,a warm spinach salad and cup of soup of the day. the salad was great. The creamy chicken and rice soup was average. For dinner we had the lobster BLT and cedar plank bourbon salmon. Both were good. The hit of the evening was the oysters!

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ASHes
Indiana
2 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall5food4service5ambience4

outstanding service and food get the blackened monkfish and scallops. Grilled oysters were good, but have just returned from Atlas in New Orleans, so a bit of a letdown.

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Ginger
Indiana
3 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great service, full bar and amazing food! I recommend the Monk fish and the lobster nachos.

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OpenTable Diner
Indiana
3 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2022
Overall3food3service5ambience4

My husband and I were there for the 1st time to celebrate our anniversary, and while the service was spectacular they were sold out of a lot of the popular food items such as : Ribeye’s , lobster , oysters and pork chops. It didn’t give me a lot of dinner options . I know it was the holidays, but they should have prepared a little better for their crowd.

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vipMissCrimson
Indiana
6 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall3food1service3ambience2

This was my first time here, and I wish I’d done more research. With the prices of the food, I thought the restaurant was more fancy and formal, but it also has the word “bar” in the title. If you’re looking for a fancier sports bar, this is a good choice. But personally if I want to have high end seafood, this is not the place to visit. The prices were high, and the food did was not worth the price. I could’ve gone to red lobster, paid less and ate more with better taste. Very over-rated.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Indiana
4 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, food tasted great and came out quick.

Pier 48 Fish House & Oyster Bar - Downtown INDY
Responded on December 31, 2021

Good evening, we are so happy you enjoyed your visit at Pier 48. Your feedback and positive review goes long way. We hope to see you again soon. Your Pier team!

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Robinb0508
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience2

Addendum: The restaurant did respond on Open table asking me to contact them about our experience. I did that and never got another response. It was only for show.

I understand that Christmas Eve is a tough night to work, but if you don’t want to work don’t be there. First service dropped off waters, and then saw her leave for the night. Next server didn’t know he had our table. Ordered cocktails, one they didn’t have, French 48 was warm, and one never got to the table. Out of scallops which should have been mentioned earlier. Food was just ok. Lobster roll had mostly tiny claw pieces. Fries with garlic and truffle was too loaded with garlic. Lobster risotto was pretty good and Buffalo chicken sandwich good. Food is overpriced in my opinion. Server spent more time sitting with a single diner ;) than checking on us for water refills, even another cocktail. Wouldn’t venture to this establishment again. It’s a one and done for us.

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Bethany
Indiana
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall2food4service1ambience1

While the food was delicious, the service was appalling. We had to wait almost 30 minutes to order and could only order after asking two separate people if we could. This was to order drinks. The oysters and the crab beignets were wonderful, but the wine we ordered never appeared on the table although it appeared on our bill. The hot lobster roll and salmon were excellent but we decided to forego dessert because we decided it would be impossible to get it ordered. It’s a shame because we would have liked to order more. We are unlikely to return.

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aarondminnick
Columbus
7 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere, located near Indy Monument. Excellent food, good service.

Pier 48 Fish House & Oyster Bar - Downtown INDY
Responded on December 27, 2021

Hello Aaron. Thank you for dining with us, and also taking the time to leave us a feedback and a five-star review. Please know we appreciate you! We hope to see you again at Pier 48.

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Cheri
Indiana
20 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food very good. Good variety of choices of food and wine.

Pier 48 Fish House & Oyster Bar - Downtown INDY
Responded on December 27, 2021

Hello Cheri, Thank you for dining with us, and also taking the time to leave us feedback and a five-star review. Please know we appreciate you! We hope to see you again at Pier 48.

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DaniD
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience1

We were really excited to check out Pier 48 for the first time. Unfortunately, we were pretty disappointed. Our server was very friendly and offered good recommendations but the food was pretty lack luster. For the price we were paying for items we were definitely expecting to be wowed. We have been much more impressed with the food at our local bar than we were with Pier 48. While all the items did have quite a bit of lobster (we ordered primarily all lobster dishes) the food overall was pretty bland. The hot lobster roll came in what appeared to be a pan-seared hot dog bun, the lobster grilled cheese was an over-abundance of cheese and definitely needed some sort of acid to cut the extreme amount, the lobster mac and cheese was okay, lots of lobster again, but nothing special. The most disappointing by far was how LOUD it was. Obviously it's very open-concept and seemingly bar-environment, but for the price point items were at we definitely were hoping for something a bit more intimate, comfortable and at a volume where we could hear each other from across the table. We won't be back, for the quality of food and atmosphere there's several bar-environments that provide much better food for a much better price.

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MikeL
Austin
2 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience3

Our group of five was disappointed in the food quality. One person had very dry lobster risotto. Two people had the cajun style monkfish that was way over cooked.

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CaseyS
Tampa
5 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice find in a tucked away corner of town- the clam chowder and hot lobster roll were delicious! Great service too.

Pier 48 Fish House & Oyster Bar - Downtown INDY
Responded on December 27, 2021

Hello Casey. Thank you for dining with us, and also taking the time to leave us a five-star review. We are glad you enjoyed the food. Please know we appreciate you! We hope to see you again at Pier 48.

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vipJenniferB
Indiana
27 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It's a bit pricey however the food was excellent!

Pier 48 Fish House & Oyster Bar - Downtown INDY
Responded on December 27, 2021

Hello Jennifer. Thank you for dining with us, and also taking the time to leave us a five-star review. We hope to see you again at Pier 48.

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OpenTable Diner
Birmingham
6 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great. The waiter had great recommendations. We got to try oysters for the first time and they were great.

Pier 48 Fish House & Oyster Bar - Downtown INDY
Responded on December 27, 2021

Hello. Thank you for dining with us, and also taking the time to leave us a five-star review. We are glad you got to try the oysters- they come fresh from the East Coast. We hope to see you again so you can try our other selections. Your Pier team.

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Jeff
Indiana
3 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service!

Pier 48 Fish House & Oyster Bar - Downtown INDY
Responded on December 27, 2021

Hello Jeff. Thank you for dining with us, for your compliment, and also taking the time to leave us a five-star review. Please know we appreciate you! We hope to see you again at Pier 48.

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vipronaldS
Indiana
7 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience2

Service was lousy didn’t know it was a bar no other tables besides bar tables food was overpriced

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OpenTable Diner
Indiana
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner with friends before Colts game

Pier 48 Fish House & Oyster Bar - Downtown INDY
Responded on December 27, 2021

Hello. Thank you for dining with us, and also taking the time to leave us a five-star review. Please know we appreciate you! We hope to see you again at Pier 48.

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OpenTable Diner
Indiana
3 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely love this place. Amazingly consistent every time. Great service, food and ambiance. We eat out a lot and this is one of our favorite!

Pier 48 Fish House & Oyster Bar - Downtown INDY
Responded on December 27, 2021

Thank you so much for the compliment, and for taking the time to write the review. We take pride on having staff who care about Pier 48 and strive to provide the best service and food. We hope to see you again and make your experience a five-star once again :) Your Pier 48 team

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 16, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We arrived early but we’re still able to be seated. Service was excellent and the meals tasty. With there being a Pacer game the same night, valet parking was definitely the way to go. I would return.

Pier 48 Fish House & Oyster Bar - Downtown INDY
Responded on December 27, 2021

Hello. Thank you for dining with us, and also taking the time to leave us a review. We hope to see you again at Pier 48. Next time, please let us know if there is anything we can do to make it a five-star experience, Your Pier 48 team.

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sailorreader
Indiana
4 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2021
Overall3food4service5ambience3

We are not accustomed to being downtown during sporting events. We were celebrating my birthday and wanted to take advantage of $2 oyster and 1/2 price bottle of wine.

Turns out our server said on game day there are no specials

We started to leave. Because this is an overpriced sports bar. Even the men’s room is the first restroom door encountered.

The server said just a minute and came back. Seems we could take advantage of the special. Only certain wines were included and the server had to read them to us.

We ordered bubbly. When served the server said she could bring ice for our drinks. We questioned why. “Someone left the fridge open snd it was warm.” It was. The oysters came and we drank the barely cooled bubbly

We ordered risotto with lobster it was great. Lots of lobster

Since it was my bday the server asked if we would like an order of fried cheesecake to celebrate. Thinking it was on the house we agreed. Three balls of crap. Awful. And we were charged $15 for it

Total bill $135.00. We could only see the itemization once paid.

All and all been there done that. Not going back

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vipDara
Indiana
6 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Hit the oyster happy hour. This was our best visit by far. The oysters were perfect temp, well shucked, great liquid & love the happy hour price. Service was great. Fish & chips delicious and not greasy.

Pier 48 Fish House & Oyster Bar - Downtown INDY
Responded on December 27, 2021

Hello Dara, thank you so much for taking the time to leave us a five-star review. We are glad your recent experience with Pier 48 was pleasant. We strive to provide the best food and service, and we are so happy you chose dine with us. We hope to see you again at Pier 48 soon :)

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OpenTable Diner
Indiana
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was an amazing experience I loved everybody my husband definitely enjoyed myself

Pier 48 Fish House & Oyster Bar - Downtown INDY
Responded on December 27, 2021

Hello. Thank you for dining with us, and also taking the time to leave us a five-star review. We are so happy your experience at Pier 48 was pleasant. Please know we appreciate you! We hope to see you again at Pier 48.

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vipShelleyA
Indiana
20 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thank you gift

Pier 48 Fish House & Oyster Bar - Downtown INDY
Responded on December 27, 2021

Hello Shelley. Thank you for dining with us, and also taking the time to leave us a five-star review. Please know we appreciate you! We hope to see you again at Pier 48.

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vipShawnM
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience. Lobster roll and pork chop were fantastic.

Pier 48 Fish House & Oyster Bar - Downtown INDY
Responded on December 27, 2021

Thank you, Shawn, for taking the time to leave us a five-star review. Please know we appreciate you! We hope to see you again at Pier 48 so you can try our other best sellers. Your Pier team

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G2AZO
Chicago
16 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

The food at Pier 48 was very good. We shared main courses of scallops and twin lobster tails both on a bed of risotto. Very nice. Oysters were fresh and wonderful. The desserts were too large and very good. The kitchen was very fast bringing the oyster course before the wine was served. The mains came before we finished the salads. Overall, a nice place to dine. Order courses one at a time if you are not in a hurry to finish.

Pier 48 Fish House & Oyster Bar - Downtown INDY
Responded on December 27, 2021

Hello. Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us a review and feedback. We are glad your experience with Pier 48 was pleasant. We strive to provide the best food and service, and we are so happy you chose dine with us. We hope to see you again at Pier 48 soon :)

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WYARBROUGH
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on December 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place before and after sporting events downtown.

Pier 48 Fish House & Oyster Bar - Downtown INDY
Responded on December 27, 2021

Thank you for taking the time to leave us a five-star review. Please know we appreciate you! We hope to see you again at Pier 48!

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PaulS
1 review
Dined on December 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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Pier 48 Fish House & Oyster Bar - Downtown INDY
Responded on December 27, 2021

We appreciate you taking the time to leave us a five-star review. Please know we appreciate you! We hope to see you again at Pier 48.

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vipIndyFoodie
Indiana
4 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience3

First time here and had been hopeful as we love seafood. The dozen oysters we ordered smelled fishy and were bad and had to be sent back. Portions were small and food and service were average. Hoping it was just an off night.

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing and the service was great! We ate there prior to the Pacers vs. Lakers game and it was the perfect spot. Right across from Gainbridge Fieldhouse and tied to the Hyatt Place hotel…location is prime!!!

Pier 48 Fish House & Oyster Bar - Downtown INDY
Responded on December 27, 2021

Thank you so much for the compliment, and for taking the time to leave us a five-star review. We take pride on having staff who care about Pier 48 and strive to provide the best service. We hope to see you again and make your experience a five-star experience one more time :)

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AnthonyT
Indiana
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Were out of a major liquor which upset wife... her chicken dish was just ok. My food was outstanding. Service was good. Had great table

Pier 48 Fish House & Oyster Bar - Downtown INDY
Responded on December 27, 2021

Anthony, thank you so much for taking the time to leave us the review. We are sorry your wife's experience was not a five-star one. Please do not hesitate to let us know anything to make the next time you dine with us a five-star experience. We will make every effort, and we are confident we can make it happen :) - Pier 48 team

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vipDonM
Indiana
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

I grew up on the coast and have a "PHD" in clam chowder. Pier 48 has, hands down the best chowder I have ever tasted. The lobster BLT and lobster grill cheese both rock as well. Staff is always great and facilities are clean and attractive.

Pier 48 Fish House & Oyster Bar - Downtown INDY
Responded on December 27, 2021

Don, we appreciate you taking the time to write us this wonderful review. Thank you for the compliments- Chef Ace works so hard to provide the best selections, and we are so happy the clam chowder met your high expectations. Your review goes long way. We strive to provide the best food and service. Please visit us again, as we have different specials every week. Also, please let us know of any feedback you have to make your next experience a five-star one :) Pier 48 team

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Pier 48 Fish House & Oyster Bar - Downtown INDY is rated 4.3 stars by 566 OpenTable diners.

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