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
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3.8based on recent ratings
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4.1
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K
Indiana
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Mara provided excellent customer service! There were a couple large groups dining while we were there, but the noise level wasn't overwhelming.

RM
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

What a truly awesome experience. Staff were very attentive and pleasant. Best of all was the unbelievable food. Cooked to perfection . Would definitely recommend this restaurant to family and friends for a delightful meal. Thank you so much Tavern on South.

RS
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall2food1service4ambience4

Really limited menu with nothing exciting. Queso tasted like nothing.

RB
E. Tennessee
2 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I am always pleased at the service and friendliness of the staff. I keep returning.

SB
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience3

The reservation process online was easy to use. The Bison burger was excellent, but the pasta was just so so(dry). The chicken pizza was good. The server was good, but busy. Drinks were slow at arriving/ ordering was slow. I think he just had too many tables.

OT
Indiana
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience4

We have dined a number of times previously but for some reason our service this evening was not up to par.

JK
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Went there primarily because of web site menu, had a dish I wanted to try. However they had a special menu for the Bands Of America event. The waitress checked with the chef and I was able to order my porkchop dish and it was delicious. Very accommodating, great service and delicious food & drinks four stars from these four dinners. Next time in Indianapolis will definitely go back.

W
Indiana
5 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good food and service. Nice place for a casual dinner.

EN
Indiana
5 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Parking on-site is convenient. Portions are very small for the price. Quality of food is average.

I
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We were a table of six and everyone was very satisfied with their dinner. We did need to return some martini's because they were very weak.

OT
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love Tavern on South! Their bison burger and tavern salad are some of my favorites.

JW
Indiana
3 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2019
Overall2food1service3ambience2

Been a while since I was at ToS because I used to work downtown but retired now. Was with 5 other people. None of us were impressed with our food. I got the salmon, which was OK but was barely warm. We sat on upper balcony next to a very large party. They were very loud so not sure what it would have been like sound wise if large party not present. Previously, I had good experiences at ToS but don't think I'll be back again now.

JG
Philadelphia
12 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience3

I was virtually ignored for 15 minutes after I was seated. The food was not the best - pasta over cooked and pesto was flavorless. Never checked on during the meal and was not offered dessert,coffee,tea. I will not be back.

OT
New England
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience4

Nice restaurant and food. Service slow and inattentive

OT
Indiana
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Cool atmosphere with very unimpressive food for the price

G
Indiana
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall3food1service4ambience4

Great for drinks before a game or an event at Lucas Oil. Next time, I will skip the food.

MC
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Delicious seasonal food with nice ambiance. A little on the pricey side.

W
Indiana
6 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Nice place, good food.

OT
Indiana
2 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed entrees from the Devour menu. What a tasty bargain they were.

OT
Indiana
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Had a great experience and fantastic waitress. The food was delicious and fairly priced. The food came out really fast which is a huge thumbs up in my book!

CN
New England
3 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Found this place off the beaten path. Cute atmosphere. Great service...love when all servers jump into help others...makes for great camaraderie. Great food...portions not big, but our group shouldn’t need much to eat now that we’re older..plus it’s healthier to eat small meals anyway.
Had some great wine and beer. Would visit again!

C
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2019
Overall2food2service4ambience5

I ordered a Salmon dish. The Salmon had been skinned, but still had the brown on the back that taste super fishy. The potion sizes reminded me of a tapas bar. We spoke to the server and he was very accommodating.

OT
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere good food with quick service. Small area..a little warm inside

KH
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Went before an Indians game and the food was great. Wasn’t as busy as we had expected which was good for wait time and noise. Restaurant was a little hot we did sit inside. Good beer options. Recommend the duck wings!

N
Indiana
7 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Dinner before the Indians game. The Tavern salad with blackened salmon is delicious!

LK
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Tavern on south was great and very close walking distance to Lucas oil stadium. Our food came out quick because we were in a rush and our service was amazing. Def recommend.

AB
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an awesome time at Tavern on South! Definitely sit outside on the upper deck if you can - beautiful view of the city. Our food was great - got the shrimp martini appetizer and buffalo cauliflower - perfect, shareable portions. The best part was our server though. Mara was AMAZING. She was fun, outgoing, and prompt. Her recommendations were spot on. We will definitely be back next time we are in Indy!

l
Indiana
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and very friendly staff. We came on a day where there was a set menu that was the only con

E
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2019
Overall1food1service2ambience1

The food was fair at best, the coffee was cold, the silverware did not appear to be very clean, there was lipstick on a glass, when we asked for the bill to be split, we each received a bill for the full amount of the bill instead of 1/3 or our portions. I would not recommend this place.

DH
Indiana
12 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my favorite restaurants in Indy. Unique food creations with a phenomenal drink selection. Service is always on point.

LG
Orlando
16 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Christine provides phenomenal service. The food was very good. On top of that it was an excellent an excellent location to watch the Fourth of July fireworks from after dinner. I’d go back in a heartbeat if I was a local.

N
Indiana
8 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Meeting up with family prior to the Indians game. Great location. Really enjoyed it!

H
New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Our server (Caroline?) was amazing! The seating was comfortable and it’s an attractive bar in a nice location. Food was good and a lot of it but a little on the bland side. But that is personal tastes. Dessert was excellent. Lots of local beer selections on tap! Would absolutely return!

S
Cleveland
7 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Four diners all had salads with a protein...three with chicken, one with steak. Two if the chickens were a 'little dry.' The steak was well-done, dry and cold. When the replaced the steak it was then, very good. However, the cook who brought it out practically threw it down on the table and displayed some attitude. Our server was very nice, but I perhaps should have had a clue, when she never asked how I'd like my steak prepared. We have dined at this restaurant before, and liked it. This time was a little less enjoyable.

j
Indiana
10 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very comfortable, great food and atmosphere. Perfect for downtown sporting events. One block west of Lucas Oil with on-site parking.

OT
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The food and service was good.

DH
Indiana
2 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wife’s Birthday!

DK
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place for dinner will be back soon!!! We had a good weekend trip to indy!!!

D
Indiana
2 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

great food, sat outside and enjoyed the beautiful night.

CS
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The crab dip appetizer was delicious! For our meal we had the fillet & everything including the grilled asparagus & potatoes were great! Our waitress was super attentive. We were served a complimentary dessert to celebrate our anniversary. We'd definitely come again.

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