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Tavern on South

4.1
856 Reviews
$30 and under
American
Locally owned and operated, TAVERN ON SOUTH is a casual, yet sophisticated restaurant and bar located in the shadow of Lucas Oil Stadium and just a short walk from Victory Field as well as the Convention Center and downtown business district. Our menu is focused on seasonally inspired selections utilizing fresh, quality ingredients. Our well stocked bars feature regional craft beers on draft making TAVERN ON SOUTH a favorite spot for a refreshing beverage.



Our two-story, brick building built in 1910 features a warm, inviting interior that includes a bar and outdoor dining on both levels. The second level deck that looks out to the downtown skyline is the best seat in Indy, perfect for catching some sun over the lunch hour or dining with your friends on a beautiful Indiana evening. Plus, we have plenty of complimentary on-site parking!!!
We look forward to seeing you soon!!!



Steve Geisler
Owner/Operator
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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
  • Contactless payment available
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 856 people are saying
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75% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipOpentablefriend
Indiana
312 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So excited to be back with colleagues. Service was amazing- very patient with our group. Food was great- I enjoyed the crab sliders with fries and colleagues food all looked great. Server kept us in iced tea and sodas the whole time. We felt so welcome and enjoyed the covered deck ambiance
Highly recommend!

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JeanR
Indiana
11 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Greeted by friendly hostess. Sat outside on upper balcony with nice view of downtown. Spinach crab dip was delicious. Lemon drop martini was very good. Cheeseburger was good not great but good. Waiter was friendly and efficient. We will definitely go back. Loved the great and easy parking!

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Smokefan14
St. Louis
4 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Nice location, good food and service.

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OpenTable Diner
Indiana
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service

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KylaE
Indiana
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a lovely family dinner on the patio at Tavern on South. Our waitress, Mara, suggested great menu items and a delicious bottle of Sauvignon Blanc. Mara was kind and attentive to our table and made the experience even better. We will definitely be back!

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vipDFWdiningrocks
Dallas
126 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Awesome views from the upper deck. Great service. Food was good as well.

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MarcieT
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience3

The portions where to small for the prices. I got the bacon meatloaf and a table spoon of potatoes. And hard green beans..

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vipPCSchgopace
Atlanta
21 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience4

Good service, nice atmosphere. Food was subpar.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall1food1service2ambience1

The type of experience that makes you never come back

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miked
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience1

Had reservations and got there with tables available but was still sat in the bar section.. when asked if we could switch we were told those tables are reserved.. steak was salty but the server was nice I guess. Just a bad vibe

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vipDaveK
Indiana
8 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Everything about the place is just average.

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vipTimCorrine
Indiana
35 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fish and Chips is delicious!!! Highly recommend.

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MeredithH
1 review
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had a very nice experience other than when we came in they wanted to sit us by the door. There were a bunch of open tables but were told they were reserved. We sat at the corner of the bar and when we left 90 minutes later - maybe two of those tables had people. A bit puzzling but we had a great experience and dinner at the bar

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ReesesPieces
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall4food3service3ambience4

The restaurant was right behind our hotel and offered outdoor seating which is why we chose it. The ambience and the fact they offered outdoor seating was great. We got there early so we’re a little disappointed our service was a little slow. They were friendly though. They didn’t have many options for kids meal, but we understand it’s a tavern and kids aren’t there top priority. My burger was rather dry and bland. My husband enjoyed his meatloaf and cheesecake.

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GlennK
Indiana
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service. Good solid wine selections at a decent price and nice menu with a mix of different offerings.

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OpenTable Diner
Indiana
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was a phenomenal experience! Everyone was great the food OMG!

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Hatch1
Detroit
3 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The restaurant was very accommodating with our last minute dinner reservation for a large group - provided us with a private room. Thank you

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vipSEBindy
Indiana
6 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Decent food.

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KevonyahE
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was able to make same day reservations. Waitress was helpful with making a decision. I enjoyed my time

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OpenTable Diner
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2021
Overall1food3service1ambience2

Appetizer came out with dinner and everything was cold. With so many other options downtown I would choose someplace else.

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BeanMom
St. Louis
2 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

It was a great place for a quick casual bite to eat. The waitress was very nice and the service was very good.

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jmort
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great service and very convenient pre-game stop. The cobb salad was fresh and somewhat surprisingly good.

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AnneB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Meh. Nothing to write home about. Wine in a plastic cup? Cold mashed potatoes. Good steak and nice grilled asparagus. Son liked his bison burger a lot. Wouldn't bother going again.

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vipJodee
Indiana
22 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent foos. Loved eating on the patio

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JeffS
Indiana
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always excellent - my go to place downtown for any purpose

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vipDrWAM
Indiana
17 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience4

They need more help- our waitress was overworked. (But she was great)

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OpenTable Diner
Indiana
2 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience4

Was not wowed by my salmon sandwich. The bun was basic as was the flavor. The tater tots were perfectly crispy and not greasy.

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vipFChadS
St. Louis
45 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience2

We went for lunch on a Saturday and were immediately turned off my the attendant in the parking lot who made it clear that he would much rather sell a parking spot than allow us to park and go to the restaurant.

The food was good but they were serving beverages out of 12 oz disposable plastic cups so we had to keep asking for refills.

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vipGeorge
Cleveland
11 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience2

We had a really loud table next to us during March Madness that, unfortunately, negatively skewed our experience. Food was good, however, and the location is great if you are seeing a game at Lucas Oil.

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HeatherB
Detroit
1 review
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience4

The service was terrible, we only saw our waitress a few times....to order and to get our bill. The restaurant had a special menu the day we were there (unknown ahead of time), and while the food options were fine, there were only 2 "special" cocktails offered, and I was refused to order anything different. The salad I ordered lacked any flavor, and the vinaigrette that came on the side was all oil. On the positive side, the fish and chips was delicious!
The location was wonderful, as we were in from out of town for the NCAA Tournament. Because of the terrible service, and the lackluster food, I do not recommend this restaurant.

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OpenTable Diner
Indiana
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience2

The food was cold and the service was also really slow. We did not know that there was a special menu that night so we could not order what we planned too. Also some of the drinks were flat and made wrong.

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PamS
Indiana
1 review
Dined on March 11, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience4

Our fish was not done. Service was good. It was empty when we arrived and our server was a bit over attentive and then we had trouble getting our check because she was so busy. She was very pleasant.

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vipOpentablefriend
Indiana
313 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful lunch! Heated deck is amazing venue! So nice to get out and feel safe in a pandemic! Professional friendly service with amazing lunch! Fish and chips were beautifully presented and generous serving. Try the tiramisu! Wow- wonderful finish to a great meal!

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KathrynH
Indiana
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place. Delicious meal and friendly staff. Would definitely go again.

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Eolach
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience5

The quality of the NY Strip was poor, and the price for that value was disappointing.

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OpenTable Diner
Indiana
2 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place to go to have good food and relay.

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MarkB
Indiana
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Had a very good Valentines Dinner. Very good service and food!

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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

For a restaurant with Tavern in their name they were out of almost every liquor or beer that was ordered. I ordered a tenderloin, one of their specialties. The sandwich and fries were lukewarm at best and the tenderloin was so thin and over cooked that it had no taste other than the burned breading.

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LisaW
Cincinnati
6 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice restaurant off the beaten path from the heart of downtown. We stayed at the Marriott and walked about 10 minutes to this restaurant. It was pretty empty, but another table or two came in as we were finishing up. Tables were spaced out and had reserved signs on them for Open Table folks. My husband and I split the Mac & Cheese and a burger. Both were really good. The Mac & Cheese seemed small when we got it, but it was filling, so glad it wasn't huge. Burger was pretty large. Service was exceptional as well. Restaurants at 50% capacity, so we got pretty individual attention.

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OpenTable Diner
Indiana
4 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great location for a date or celebration!! Staff was great and food was amazing ❤️❤️❤️

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Tavern on South does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates and Uber Eats. Tavern on South also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (317) 602-3115.

Tavern on South is rated 4.1 stars by 856 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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