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Tavern on South

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$30 and under
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Contemporary 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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Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Clean menu provided to every guest
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
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OpenTable Diner
Indiana
2 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Some friends and I went to Tavern on South. We sat upstairs on the outdoor patio. Beautiful city view and very comfortable thanks to large fans. Service was awesome and food was delicious. I had the chicken Cobb salad and it was great! The small size was plenty and included great ingredients like blue cheese, green apples, egg, bacon and tomato. Friends had the fish and chips and egg rolls and said all was good! Highly recommend for a casual relaxing evening!!

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Heather
Indiana
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was wonderful to sit outside on a beautiful evening

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OpenTable Diner
Indiana
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

A great place to sit and enjoy the city skyline! Great food!

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VictorB
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ate outside on the upper deck due to mayoral restrictions. Food was delicious and service was excellent.

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IndyFan
Indiana
12 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great!!

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vipWendyT
Hawaii
5 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We enjoyed the food and outdoor seating. Great service as well.

LH
LauraH
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It's not easy to serve a table of 8, but we had great food and service. The Sea Bass was excellent!

MJ
MarkJ
Indiana
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Dinner and atmosphere were amazing. The only "issue" we had, we felt rushed by the server. We usually have drinks and an appetizer wait a little bit before having dinner. The server was good, just felt like she was rushing us to order dinner.

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Wiley
Indiana
6 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great place for dinner. Food was just right

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vipOpenTable Diner
Indiana
4 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall2food2service1ambience3

It was my birthday and I had put that on OpenTable. No one said anything and the waiter was terrible. He rushed us through dinner and made us feel like we didn’t matter. I didn’t want my husband to tip but he felt guilty. The appetizer was good but my salmon was tasteless. It was a big disappointment. I’m sad.

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall2food2service1ambience2

We got there and were seated quickly, had to wait about 10 minutes to have the waiter come over. No big deal. Menus dropped off with absolutely nothing explained with their special Valentine’s Day menu. Couldn’t even get a happy Valentine’s Day from the server haha. We ordered alcoholic beverages and weren’t greeted with those until about 20 minutes after ordering them. Went to order the steak and they had run out of cuts before 7:30 pm. Ordered the wedge salad and added black olives and tomatoes with ranch dressing. It came out plain with balsamic vinaigrette. Just overall a tiring experience, we had to call the waiter over 2 separate times just waiting for drink refills, let alone the 4 times we had to call him over to fix the orders on things coming out. Didn’t expect to pay so much for an experience like that.

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markusk
Indiana
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Valentines Day dinner. Great as always.

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ScottL
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience2

Thought the food was so-so. Ordered the filet mignon and it was average, at best. Somewhat fatty or gristly and not much flavor. Didn't care for being seated upstairs near the bar. Not much ambiance. That being said, we would give Tavern on South another chance to earn our dinner business.

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LauraH
Indiana
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall3food5service3ambience5

This is a really cute place with great food and great drinks. My husband and I were there for Valentine’s Day. However, I was a little disappointed with the service. My husband ordered his steak medium and it came out extremely rare. When we mentioned something to our server, she took his plate, they put his cut apart steak back on the grill to cook it more, and she brought back out his same steak, not a new one, on the same original plate. His side items (mashed potatoes and asparagus) were then cold. We also weren’t asked if we would like another drink or if we needed anything else after the steak was brought out. The server was apologetic, but it seemed like she was more worried about just getting us out of there in a hurry. Good food, but not the greatest experience!

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OpenTable Diner
Indiana
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Food was plain and disappointing for the price
Service and atmosphere was great

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DanZ
Indiana
13 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fantastic dinner with my mother for Valentine’s Day

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Mmodiner
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Great date for Valentine’s Day. They offered a special three course meal and the service was prompt and friendly.

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OpenTable Diner
Indiana
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went to Monster Jam that night. I really appreciated the sign welcoming guests to the event next door at Lucas Oil Stadium. They knew we were on our way and kept the service quick, which I always appreciate!

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Another excellent dining experience. This is the 3rd year in a row we dined here while attending Monster Jam and plan on coming back next year. Amber was our waitress again and she is a very warm and caring person. Thank you. Oh yes, they have very good food too.

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Diner310
Indiana
9 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Dinner was excellent; and the service was excellent. Half of our group of 4 enjoyed the Devour specials, and the other two ordered off of the menu. We all enjoyed our selections; from appetizers through dessert.

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BeckyD
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Our server was very attentive and pleasant. The mashed potatoes and broccoli were cold. Not her fault. would still go back.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Indiana
2 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good steaks, but undercooked from what was requested. Vegetables were well prepared. Waitstaff very accommodating—replaced a flat beer with fresh one. Will return!

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TandNdiners
Indiana
14 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

We had a friends night dinner and decided to pair it with the Devour Indy event. The host was very friendly and helpful in getting us an appropriate table since our numbers had changed since I made the reservation. It was a very comfortable and bright atmosphere. The food was excellent and prepared exactly as we had expected. The problem was our server. She didn’t appear to know the menu and couldn’t answer questions. We told her we weren’t going to order food for a short while so we could catch up while having a cocktail. She still kept coming back every few minutes to get our orders. We finally ordered and during the entire meal she kept trying to rush us out. Five minutes after we received our main course, she came and said she would wait ten minutes and put in our desert order. I asked her to please wait and we would let her know when to put in the order. She was clearly annoyed and turned around and walked away.
I will still go back since the food was very very good. I will just hope we get a better trained server next time.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Indiana
22 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Nice restaurant. Good food and service.

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vipMGrayson
Indiana
20 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

First time visit on a Saturday night between Christmas and New Year's and we were surprised to find ourselves almost alone. Food was great, the Buffalo Cauliflower is a must have, and our server was very attentive.

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vipDarrylE
Indiana
17 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

One of our favorites. My steak was a little overdone but the flavor was very good. Our waitress, Crystal, was great. Will definitely return.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a great restaurant in downtown Indy. The service and food were great and the prices are very reasonable for this area

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2019
Overall3food2service3ambience3

Not sure if the food tasted good as everything was super salty.

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vipScottZ
Detroit
10 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2019
Overall2food2service1ambience2

Bartender has to cover all the tables with a full bar so service was very slow. Half my food came out cold but the steak was good

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vipkathleen
Cincinnati
44 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall4food5service2ambience5

Our waitress was very nice, but she was new and seem to get confused.

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OpenTable Diner
Indiana
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

OSU Big Ten Championship

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ld19
1 review