The Eagle - Indianapolis

4.9
27 Reviews
$30 and under
Southern

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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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OpenTable Diner
Indiana
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great experience at The Eagle; great service; great food!

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Brit
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2019
Overall3food5service4ambience2

Dislike the dark lighting in the bathroom- as well as dislike how warm it is in there. Other than that everything is BOMB! The food is the best I've ever had. I could live off of the fried chicken and mac n cheese!!!

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BillW
Indiana
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall4food5service2ambience4

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.

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BrandyJ
Indiana
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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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JamieL
Indiana
2 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

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Bailiek
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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viplapathome
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Great little spot. Very limited menu

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OpenTable Diner
Indiana
1 review
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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MatthewM
1 review
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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DianneG
Indiana
3 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience2

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.

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KirstieB
London
2 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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CM8907
Chicago
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

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MiLock
Indiana
3 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience3

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.

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mankea
Indiana
14 reviews
Dined on March 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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OpenTable Diner
Indiana
1 review
Dined on March 21, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

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

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vipMikeL
Indiana
23 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2019
Overall3food4service5ambience3

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.

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OpenTable Diner
Indiana
4 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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PattyS
St. Louis
5 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

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.

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Ashleyp0819
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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JoniA
Indiana
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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MillieM
Indiana
11 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

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!!

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Tommy
Indiana
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall2food2service1ambience3

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.

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mankea
Indiana
14 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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TiffanyG
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2018
Overall4food4service5ambience5

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.

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vipCBOW
Indiana
21 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2018
Overall3food3service2ambience1

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.

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Karen
Indiana
4 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

FAQs

The Eagle - Indianapolis does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats.

The Eagle - Indianapolis is rated 4.9 stars by 27 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.