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Root & Bone - Indianapolis, Indianapolis, IN

Root & Bone - Indianapolis

4.7
4.7
1966 Reviews
$50 and over
American
Root & Bone Indianapolis • 4601 N College Ave, Indianapolis, IN. • 317-602-8672

Soul nurturing, conscientiously sourced, farm-fresh ingredients. A craftsman’s ethic coupled with artistic culinary thought. A tribute to the timeless recipes and traditions of rural America and the warm embrace of its hospitality.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 39 times today

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Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $50 and over
  • Cuisines
    American, Southern, Comfort Food
  • Hours of operation
    Brunch Sat, Sun 10:00 am–3:00 pm Dinner Mon–Fri 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Sat 3:00 pm–10:00 pm Sun 3:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (317) 602-8672
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Executive chef
    Raymond Walker
  • Neighborhood
    Broad Ripple / Meridian - Kessler
  • Cross street
    46th Street & North College
  • Parking details
    Limited parking spaces behind building, street parking & and a vacant lot across the street.
  • Additional
    Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 1,966 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

1,967 Reviews
  1. EricW

    Indiana

    33 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    33 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The food quality was very good, however the portion sizes seemed a bit small. I had two poached eggs the size of quail eggs. My wife had the tomato soup and sandwich and the “croissant” was very small. Service was very good, the ambient noise level was very high.

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  2. KirvyH

    Indiana

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Thanks Cassie! everything was delicious! per usual!

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  3. JoeF

    Kansas City

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Root & bone has the best ribs, hands down, in the Midwest.

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  4. Indydiner

    Indiana

    30 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    30 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Enjoyable meal with the CEO of Riley Hospital but to be seated near kitchen was not the best spot. I notified you of my guest and that it was a business meeting. Everything else was fine.

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  5. ABAB

    Indiana

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We are returning diners. Food is always excellent.

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  6. HeatherC

    Indiana

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I don’t know if it was some small things like I felt like my salad was overdressed, the crab didn’t seem very fresh from the crabcakes. Family seem to like their meals very well but I thought mine was just OK, which was unsettling and saddening a little bit but everything else was great the atmosphere the service.

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    Indiana

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Went to Root & Bone for the second time after a few years and it was just as good as the last time we had gone! Nancy was our server & she was excellent despite how busy they were. There was a medical emergency while we were there and the staff handled it so well and professionally. The restaruant is beautifully decorated even the plates are pretty! We tried their new shrimp cocktail starter and it was delicious! We will be back.

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  8. ToddB

    Indiana

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Everything was delicious, I would have given a 5/5 on food but the grits and meatloaf were slightly off. Probably 8/10 instead of the usual 10/10. Both were still good but not the best I've had there. Still highly recommend this location.

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great service and quality of the food. The chicken was crispy juicy and tender and very creative with the sweet tea drizzle. The apple caramel cheesecake was very good, perfect balance of sweetness and dairy.

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  10. RemiR

    Indiana

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The service was fast, friendly, and excellent. The wait time for our food wasn't long at all, and on top of that the food was outstanding. I'm already looking forward to checking out their brunch next weekend.

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  11. tomo

    Indiana

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    First time there and we loved it! It came recommended and it lived up to all the expectations!

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  12. GrantH

    Indiana

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 5
    We were sat down for 30 minutes before our waitress came to the table for drinks

    1 person found this helpful

  13. Julia

    Indiana

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This restaurant was amazing! Good food great energy! We will return!

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  14. CharlieH

    Orlando

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent service Giselle was right there anytime I needed something Food was best I have ever had in Indy We are from Florida and come to Indy 2 to 3 times a year

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  15. JENNIFERG

    Chicago

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Ordered a variety to share with the table of 4-everything was more delicious than the other, server was great, and we found it to be a great value. Spare ribs are literally finger-licking good. Fried chicken, crab cakes, deviled eggs, grits, corn dish, and the apple crisp cheesecake desert all have me wanting a repeat today!

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  16. OpenTable Diner

    Indiana

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Michael our server was great. Food and vibe of this place is best in class!

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  17. chuckw

    Naples

    29 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on February 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great biscuits! Craft cocktails! Fried Chicken! Cool Vibe! Great service! What more do you want?

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  18. DrewW

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing atmosphere, food, and service! Xavier helped us this evening and he was wonderful with giving recommendations about the menu. 100% planning on returning!

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  19. RobertB

    Washington DC

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    The menu did not match the menu listed on their website. Vegetarian options were poor, Vegan options nonexistent. Went in for the vegan country fried steak which was no longer on the menu. Fairly overpriced for relatively unexciting food.

    2 people found this helpful

  20. KathyJ

    Indiana

    1 review

    vip
    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Best shrimp and grits! Hubby said the duck was excellent as well.

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  21. CheEatsItAll

    Indiana

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was absolutely amazing. I don't even like shrimp and grits and tried my friend's - hands down, top 10 things I've ever eaten! Everyone was impressed with their orders. The "meatloaf", shrimp and grits, and biscuits were top favorites of everyone in our party. Our server was phenomenal. It was a busy Saturday evening, and while she couldn't overly "dote" on our table, everything was prompt, we were checked in on regularly, our glasses never empty. She seemed to be in 5 places at once.

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  22. None

    Indiana

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great seating and excellent service from Xavier. Awesome food!

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  23. RichHacker

    Indiana

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and drinks. We had drinks at the bar prior to our reservation. Young lady working the bar was fabulous.

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  24. ClaudiaH

    Indiana

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Giselle provided wonderful service and adequately read the room in making suggestions.

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  25. Emily

    Indiana

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We always love the food, but not sure it’s becoming worth the price increases. Weak cocktails that are also overpriced.

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  26. CindyfromIndy

    Indiana

    47 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    47 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The sweet tea fried chicken was outstanding! Loved our server, Cassie....a beautiful person inside and out and very attentive. We will definitely be back.

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  27. OpenTable Diner

    Indiana

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great ambiance and delicious food! Staff was friendly and we enjoyed every minute of our dinner there.

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  28. MidtownAmy

    Indiana

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great GF options Great service Great location Great place

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  29. LaceyA

    Cincinnati

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food and service was lovely and absolutely delicious! Trust the recommendations the servers give you and you will not be disappointed. Thank you for a lovely evening out!

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  30. ShawnS

    Indiana

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The restaurant was busy when we arrived because of a play that evening, but the service was friendly and attentive. Our entrees were slightly delayed because of the crowd but our server kept us informed and the food was worth the wait.

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  31. OpenTable Diner

    Indiana

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 4
    $2.00 up charge for a neat bourbon? WTF?? I asked about it: “What if I got ice?” Oh, that’s also a $2.00 up charge. Here’s an idea, JUST EFFING CHARGE $2.00 MORE PER DRINK!! Or at least fire a warning shot when the drink is ordered. Waitress (“server” for the sensitive ones reading) was rude as eff. I’ll not be back. Oh yeah, portions on the surf and turf were ridiculously small.

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  32. Neil

    Indiana

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Will be coming back! Food is delicious. Drinks are on point and the staff is very knowledgeable.

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  33. Shay

    Indiana

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Good food. We keep returning. Biscuits and grits are to die for. Service not rushed so be prepared to spend some time. Drinks are good and nicely presented. Comparative Pricing for good food.

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  34. Lubig

    Indiana

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    From hostess thru the entire experience, very good!! Service, food, patience by wait staff for all the pain in the behindedness that 4 women, one of whom showed 30 minutes after reservation can bring. It was a cozy break from this heavy cloud covered January on a Sunday morning. Highly recommend shrimp and grits and the Bloody Mary! So good! I will definitely return.

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  35. DanaL

    Indiana

    4 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 26, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    Bad night for us. The kitchen took over an hour and 15 minutes to prepare our meal. The server figured out that the kitchen had lost the order and was in no hurry to expedite the meal so he brought some ribs to snack on. The server was fine- clearly no one else ( the kitchen or the manager) felt it necessary to apologize. while my entree was comped- the lack of concern about a terrible experience was extremely disappointing. Never going back. Ruined a dinner out with my daughter

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  36. OpenTable Diner

    Indiana

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 26, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our server was so very kind. Answered all of our questions and giving some great suggestions.

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  37. DanielleT

    Indiana

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food is always delicious. Service is always fantastic!

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  38. AnnB

    Indiana

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on January 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious fried chicken and fun ambience! Close to Clowes for a preshow dinner

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  39. OpenTable Diner

    Indiana

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic food, drinks and service!! Loved the music! Great atmosphere!

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  40. JamesW

    Indiana

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    First time visiting Root & Bone. My wife and I both enjoyed the dining experience and will return to explore more on the menu.

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Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff temperature check required

FAQs

Root & Bone - Indianapolis offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (317) 602-8672.

Root & Bone - Indianapolis is rated 4.7 stars by 1966 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 39 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Root & Bone - Indianapolis

4601 N College Ave, Indianapolis, IN 46205-1982

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street
    46th Street & North College
  • Neighborhood
    Broad Ripple / Meridian - Kessler
  • Hours of operation
    Brunch Sat, Sun 10:00 am–3:00 pm Dinner Mon–Fri 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Sat 3:00 pm–10:00 pm Sun 3:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Price
    $50 and over
  • Cuisines
    American, Southern, Comfort Food
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    Limited parking spaces behind building, street parking & and a vacant lot across the street.
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Raymond Walker
  • Additional
    Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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