This restaurant now offers Takeout

Bring the restaurant to you. Order and pay for food directly on OpenTable.

View Takeout menu

Tavern on South

4.1
894 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
avatar copy

Private Dining

Book your next event with us

View details

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 894 people are saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.1based on recent ratings
4.1
food
4.2
service
4.2
ambience
4.0
value
Noise · Moderate
progress_bar_value foreground of progress bar
progress_bar_background background of progress bar
progress_bar_value foreground of progress bar
progress_bar_background background of progress bar
progress_bar_value foreground of progress bar
progress_bar_background background of progress bar
progress_bar_value foreground of progress bar
progress_bar_background background of progress bar
progress_bar_value foreground of progress bar
progress_bar_background background of progress bar
Sort by
Filters
TM
ThomasM
Indiana
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely the best lasagna I have ever eaten at a restaurant.

E
judyE
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, good food and wonderful location for us to meet, - from north side, 1 from south side and 1 family from greenfield!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Indiana
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Overall experience was good. Food was great and service was excellent. I definitely will be back.

DF
DawnF
Indiana
18 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Quick pre Indians game meal. Great service . Drinks and food top shelf as always!

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall1food1service4ambience3

Went for our anniversary dinner, and wasn’t looking for anything fancy just good environment and good food.
Should’ve relied on our initial instinct when place was empty at 6:30 on a Saturday evening.
The only highlight was the Brussel sprouts… the drinks were way overpriced and not good, and entrees(NY Strip and meatloaf) were not hardly edible.
It’s cool building and has great potential but food and drinks are just not good.

R
vipRtemple1
Indiana
4 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2021
Overall2food2service5ambience1

If you like Applebee’s, you love this. But I don’t like Applebee’s :(
It’s just…. mediocre basically. Not horrible, but not something I’d try again. And the ambiance is bleh… kind of felt like I stepped back into the 80’s, but the worst part of the 80’s. Meh.

KB
KerryB
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Great place to meet friends before the game. Great location.

B
Blowyourmondshrimp
Indiana
10 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Relaxed and very enjoyable dinner. Server was there when we needed her but yet was not pain constantly bothering us. Outdoor seating was very pleasant with nice view of Indy. Food was good, hot, tasty and well prepared. We will be back.

M
vipMissy57
Indiana
16 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It's been way too long since I was here for lunch of dinner! I made reservations as I was concerned it might be overly busy with Gen Con in town, but it was quiet even in the bar area and my guest and I were able to have plenty of good conversation before and during our meal. This has been our standing place to have lunch when he's here for Gen Con, and he has often brought over his gaming buddies for another meal there as well. the pork tenderloin sandwich and the portobello soup were both just amazing. In the words of Arnold Schwarzennager, I'll be back.

PD
PapaDeTre
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

No one to our table for a few minutes. It was game day, so they were busy and that could have been part of it.

Crab dip was great.

Fish and chips, less than stellar.

Bison burger was good.

BD
BriscoeD
Indiana
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

First trip there before a Colt game. We had a reservation and were seated promptly and in front of those who did not- as should be. Great server with excellent attitude, even tho' she was clearly swamped. Other staff were attentive and helped cover for her. Good food and decent draft beer list. We'll be back.

E
Eric
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall1food1service3ambience2

Restaurant was understaffed, they ran out of loaded mashed potatoes which comes with over half of their entrees. It was a busy weekend but it was pretty empty when we left at 8:30. Felt bad for the wait staff. Food was bland and not very good.

d
dot23scott
Indiana
54 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Parking and ability to dine on patio. Positives. We were seated quickly and drink orders taken. My White Russian was a little heavy on the cream, but nice. We then ordered a bottle of wine. For $46, it was a relatively benign, sweet sauvignon blanc, with a screw off lid rather than cork. Appetizer crab dip was good, again heavy on the cream cheese, but beautifully broiled with nice bread and chips. I ordered the salmon, a large portion came and was nicely prepared. I thought it a little salty but definitely tasty. I would order it again. Overall, it was a good experience.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Brittany was one of the most respectful servers I have ever had. The food was very good. Pork tenderloin sandwich was breaded and very tasty.

JW
JeremyW
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Great environment. Went during a slow time. My food was great. Wife said the steak was not the best quality due to excessive grissle in it. However, the waiter was superb. We will visit again in future. Meat loaf was superb. Thank you guys!!! Prices a little higher than desired though.

s
vipsherry
Indiana
11 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall3food2service2ambience3

Meatloaf was very tasty and hot. Mashed potatoes would have been much better if hot. Lukewarm. Green beans had no seasoning. Everything was "fine" so we didn't say anything to anyone. We were having a good time. The mushroom soup is odd but it says right on the menu that it has whipping cream. It was sweet and therefore, strange. Only took a few bites. Have had better experiences here. Sitting outside was lovely. Service was "fine".

JW
JWNB
Indiana
5 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We were going to a concert at White River and wanted a place to eat that was close and without really getting into downtown and traffic. The food and the service were both great. It's less than five minutes from White River ampitheatre or Victory Field and it's right next door to Lucas Oil stadium.

LC
LaurenC
Indiana
2 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

The appetizer was delicious (crab dip), entrees (filet and pork tenderloin) were just meh. The service was good, very attentive.

J
John
Indiana
3 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Server was great!! Awesome location next to Lucas oil.

MS
MargieS
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brittany was our waitress and she was Great! She made our evening perfect. Food was amazing we all loved our dishes.

KI
KaylaI
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

I went to this restaurant prior to a Sunday afternoon Colts game. I had a reservation, so we got seated immediately. However, we did have to wait ~30 minutes after ordering for our 2 burgers, which was kind of annoying. Our server also disappeared for awhile during that time, so we could not ask her for an update or anything like that.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Indiana
3 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service, with a nice view of the Indianapolis skyline!

LM
LizM
Indiana
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great! Will use Open Table again & come to Tavern on South again.

DN
DeborahN
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Excellent lunch. Wish we could have fit a dinner in at some point, for sure next trip. Location is perfect, less than a block to Lucas Oil. Food and drink were excellent! Service was very good and attentive.

BD
BrianD
Indiana
18 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience2

If you are looking for a convenient place near sports venues in downtown this place will work. If you want a good dining experience then I would look elsewhere.

We were seated in the bar even though the restaurant was pretty empty.

The food was fair. Bison burger was well done even though I asked for medium and my wife’s steak was very rare even though she asked for medium. The server took plate back to kitchen but never apologized or offered to make amends for the mistake. Not good customer service.

AB
AurmaudraB
Indiana
4 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a large group and still had very good service. Our server took the time to give us recommendations which we all enjoyed.

LH
LindaH
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The only thing that would have made our evening better is if we had been seated on the upper level deck.

PR
PheliR
Louisville
5 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Waitress was friendly but service extremely slow.
Appetizers were great. I ordered Tuscan chicken which was good but sides of asparagus and mashed potatoes were cold

JL
JenniferL
Louisville
3 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Good food but couldn’t keep up with orders . Our waiter was great!

TJ
TruenJ
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

I was skeptical b/c of the rating, but was pleasantly surprised. Staff was competent, friendly & efficient. They even quickly accommodated a extra person on our reservation. Our entire party had great food. Location was really convenient & space was nice / inviting space. We will definitely go back.

JN
JNieks
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great ambiance. The pretzel is outstanding. The bison burger was also good. Our server was a delight.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved everything about our visit Tavern on South! Especially the duck wings!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Nashville
4 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Really enjoyed the patio! Nice breeze and view of the city. I thought good was good but my husband said chicken was tough. Server was great and hostess was helpful with our stroller.

SS
SharonS
Indiana
12 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect place downtown to be able to relax on the upstairs balcony and have great food and service.

DE
vipDarrylE
Indiana
22 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The items on the menu all sounded great but there weren’t a lot of choices. What we ordered was good and the service from our waiter was fantastic. We will return and hopefully get the same waitress. So sorry I didn’t get her name but her full time job was a school teacher in the Decatur Township elementary system. Try to keep her.

B
Bohnmom
Chicago
16 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience3

Service was great. Our server was so busy with so many tables but she was always available for us. We didn’t love the food but didn’t hate it either. It was good value for your money

HB
HollyB
1 review
Dined on June 23, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Colleagues in town for business. Had a great meal with awesome service and everyone enjoyed it. THANK YOU for making me look good (I'm local :))
A few of us had the meatloaf, one had the white fish, and one had salmon. All very tasty.

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
13 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We went here after a trade show and the waitress was very good and funny and accommodating (we actually had booked 2 parties and they were able to put us together.) Close to all the hotels and convention center

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2021
Overall2food1service1ambience4

Appitzers were good!

AD
AmyD
St. Louis
2 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went here twice during our stay in Indy. Very good restaurant & service was great!! Would definitely recommend.

FAQs

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 894 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.

Tweets by Tavern on South