The Eagle - Indianapolis

4.7
25 reviews
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$30 and under
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Southern
Fried Chicken: all natural, secret brine and breading, and spicy honey. We start with cage free, free roaming, all natural chicken. It’s brined, dredged, then dropped into custom-built fryers. Its got a little kick and is served with our house made hot honey. Our sides are modern takes on down-home favorites. Made in house every day.The lively atmosphere is relaxed and upbeat — driven by a blues heavy soundtrack.
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BW
Indiana
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 4

First of all, we wanted to make a reservation thru OpenTable for 5:30 PM. It would not allow this. I called the restaurant and they had NO reservations from OpenTable. I told them I would make one for 4:45 PM as that and 4:30 PM were my only options. She said she would write down a note. I checked for 2 other days just out of curiosity and 4:30PM and 4:45PM were again my only options. Obviously a little glitch in the system which I shared with the Management of the Eagle.

We were seated and advised our waitress would be right with us. We waited, and no exaggeration it was an actual 15 minutes. Finally we asked another waitress who immediately took our drink and appetizer order, apologized profusely, and went and got out drinks. Finally our waitress came and introduced herself. I admit it was busy in there but I did see our waitress walk by several times without a word. A hello and I will be right with you would have been nice.

Now the food arrives and makes up for any and all errors previously made. We started with the Southern Plate. Ham salad was very tasty, the pimento cheese was amazing. It was smooth and also had a great taste. The dilly beans were a mix of spice and tangy. Nice combo. Lastly the Jam was a nice added sweetness to the appetizer.

The chicken was amazing. Some are thinking, big deal it's chicken, but we were thinking, this chicken is excellent and probably the best I have ever had. Sweet taters were yummy, between the four of us we tried the biscuits, mac n cheese, and the horseradish potatoes. Not a bad bite was had by any of us.

Excellent place. Cold beers, a full bar, sweet tea and lots of fun. Only negative, besides the little wait in the beginning is it may be too loud for an older crowd. I am getting there and thought a few added baffles here and there could help.

Overall, great teamwork at this restaurant, great food and cold drinks.

BJ
Indiana
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server Isaac made my dads birthday celebration a wonderful experience. He was kind and offerred many great food selections. What a wonderful wait staff.

The Eagle - Indianapolis
Responded on August 5, 2019

Thank you so much for your kind words, Brandyj. We really appreciate you taking the time out to share your experience with us. Cheers, The Eagle Mass Ave

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JL
Indiana
2 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The chicken is EXCELLENT! Prices are very reasonable considering location, fresh food, and popularity. Server was very friendly and knowledgeable. We will definitely be back!

B
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was highly recommended to try and my husband and I went the same day. Will definitely be back.

l
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Great little spot. Very limited menu

OT
Indiana
1 review
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were celebrating my son’s All A Report Card. He chose to dine at The Eagle as his reward. Our server, Isaac, and the manager, Margo, truly went above and beyond in helping us have the best celebration lunch EVER! The grilled cheese, and the chopped salad were THE best sandwich and salad that I have EVER tasted.

MM
1 review
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place to eat and grab quick lunch! Chicken was on point!

DG
Indiana
3 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 2

Love The Eagle but when recommending it to someone I would always want to tell them of the Communal seating. Not a fan AT ALL. We were sat at a table with 4 other people and we were a couple of 2. When going to dinner I'm looking to enjoy the company of the one I'm with, not someone I don't know. They are interested in what I have to say nor am I interested in their conversation. I think it's just poor planning when setting up the seating for this restaurant.

KB
London
2 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Super tasty! 10/10 would go back and recommend it to others!

CM
Chicago
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was our first time (no idea how we haven’t been before!) to The Eagle and oh my goodness. Expectations were 100% met. The food was incredible as well as the service (lookin at you, Cole!). We met with a few other friends plbefore Justin Timberlake and we were pretty loud—so apologies to anyone else there. But the service, area and food were all incredible. Definitely will be returning!

ML
Indiana
3 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

They do no accept reservations for their patio, regardless of what the OpenTable app states. Communal seating is a bit different. They sat us at a table with three other people even though there were plenty of small tables open. A nice patio for after work drinks. Food is alright. Homestyle options, with 90% chicken options.

m
Indiana
14 reviews
Dined on March 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and service is always top notch at this place. Who would have thought you could get fried chicken this good in the middle of a city. The sides are both traditional with a twist or unique. Homemade bisquits are killer. Great place for a date or dinner with friends.

OT
1 review
Dined on March 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Great food! The communal seating was a bit awkward though.

ML
Indiana
21 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 5ambience 3

Not too keen on the communal dining concept - would rather just sit with my own party. Fried chicken was excellent. Also enjoyed the sweet potato dish. Would’ve appreciated a few other side choices - green beans or broccoli. Biscuits were too crunchy and blah for my taste. Would only return with a group.

OT
Indiana
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was wonderful!! Highly recommend it, good value on food.

PS
St. Louis
5 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

We went of Valentine's day before the Cher concert. So they were super busy. I would never order the maple bacon again. It was cold and very greasy. I love bacon everything so it was shocking. But all the other food was good.

A
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time going, it’s was so good we order take out the next day.

JA
Indiana
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very nice. Food and service were perfect. Can't wait to get a big group and go back.

MM
Indiana
11 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Love the place but tonight our service was a little off tonight. Kept having to ask for water refills and such. We kept having to look around for our server. I guess it doesn't help being put in that little back room.

Food was delicious as always!!

T
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 3

Had been there before and had good experience. Not sure if due to New Years Eve demand but food and especially service was not what I was expecting. The chicken was especially spicy for some reason and our server did not check in on us for refills or even offer refills/another drink. Not sure I’ll ever go back. Very disappointed.

m
Indiana
14 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Finding awesome fried chicken in the heart of the city is the best thing ever. Not only is the chicken both crispy and tender, but the flavor also makes you go "Oh my." Horseradish mashed potatoes and homemade biscuits and blackberry jam make a perfect meal. Two people can split a side and a half chicken for a meal under $25. Drinks are extra. They have plenty of cocktails and also serve a fresh-squeezed lemonade.

TG
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Great greeting at the door! Staff is very friendly. Shrimp and grits were a spicy delicious surprise! The signature chicken was juicy but needed a little more seasoning in the coating. I didn't care for the seating style but it's a great way to meet new people. Our server was attentive and helpful and understanding of our time constraints. All in all, I enjoyed it but probably wouldn't go back as a first choice because I cook all those dishes at home.

CB
Indiana
20 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 1

They have common table seating and will squeeze groups together to leave open tables for people who may or may not show up. If you want to sit in a booth with another party this is the spot for you.
The grits were good, but everything else was average including the chicken. For a $50 meal for 2 would expect better.

K
Indiana
2 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Second time we've been there. First time I was trying to be good and had the kale salad. It was good but my husband was eating fried chicken, mashed potatoes and biscuits! There's more to life than kale! The food is traditional-ish but with a twist...horseradish mashed potatoes, jalapeno cheesy grits, etc... The fried chicken is amazing! The first time we went we had a table to ourselves but it is a "family style" restaurant and even though there were other tables available, another couple was set at our table with us. The table accommodated 8 so we weren't on top of one another and we knew going in this could happen. Not complaining but it is a different environment and something to know going in. The noise level is moderate but not overbearing. The staff was great. The staff passing would ask us if there was anything we needed, not just our server. We were celebrating a wedding anniversary and had a great time and will be back again.

OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, really friendly people and unbelievably affordable! A must try for anyone visiting Indianapolis.