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The Northside Social, Indianapolis, IN

The Northside Social

4.8
4.8
1327 Reviews
$31 to $50
Contemporary American
Locally owned and operated, we are focused on bringing you the best, locally sourced, seasonal menu selections, as well as boutique wines, craft beers and specialty cocktails. Located on the northern end of Broad Ripple Village, The Northside Social is a place for neighbors, visitors and friends to share a meal, relax and unwind in a friendly, comfortable atmosphere. Opened in 2010, our over a decade long commitment to bringing you scratch, local and delicious foods continues to resonate with our neighborhood and loyal guests. Remember, don't think of us only for special occasions, think of us for all occasions.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 22 times today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American, Comfort Food, Pizzeria

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Tue–Thu 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (317) 253-0111

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Catering

    Northside Kitchenette Caters! Our food, brought to you or made available to take away ... for whatever size group you need to feed. Call us for more information. We would love to be part of your day! www.northsidekitchenette.com

  • Private party facilities

    We offer private banquet dining in the evenings at our luncheonette, Northside Kitchenette which is located right next door to The Northside Social. This adorable space accommodates up to 50 guests, and is perfect for your birthday, business, wedding or any special occassion!! Call us for details on reserving Northside Kitchenette.

  • Private party contact

    Megan: (317) 253-0111

  • Neighborhood

    Broad Ripple / Meridian - Kessler

  • Cross street

    65th and College

  • Parking details

    Generous amount of parking located on two sides of the building. Additional parking is located on 65th Street.

  • Public transit

    We are located near the heart of Broad Ripple and the transit lines served by the city of Indianapolis

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 1,327 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Indiana

    Contemporary American

  • Indianapolis

    Contemporary American

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Indiana

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall3food3service4ambience5
    My fish was fine. My wife’s mussels were awful. The taste and the fries were drowning in the broth so they were soggy. The crab dip just tasted like cheese dip. Not sure we’ll be going back anytime soon.
  2. BK

    BoilerKarl

    Indiana

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    As always the Northside Social delivers. We came for a birthday dinner with out-of-town guests and our dinner was excellent. Very dependable, great food, great service.
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Indiana

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It’s always amazing. The only thing is you sit entirely too close to the next party.
  4. L

    Lars

    Indiana

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I have not been to Northside since pandemic started . Service from Travis was impeccable and the food excellent ! My friend and I both had the strawberry salad and the crusted salmon . Sitting outside was lovely and it was a great evening’

    The Northside SocialResponded on August 2, 2022I will make sure to pass along your praise of Travis on his next shift. We look forward to serving you again soon.

  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Indiana

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were there celebrating a birthday. Always enjoy TNS…great food! A bit pricey, but worth it.
  6. DW

    DavidW

    Indiana

    25 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on July 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent. Food was exceptional, as was the service. The Stout braised brisket, meatballs, fried chicken, shrimp and grits and the whitefish with crawfish etouffee were all amazing. Nice cocktails and wine list. Definitely recommend very highly!

    The Northside SocialResponded on August 2, 2022Thank you David for the kind words. We look forward to serving you again soon.

  7. A

    Alex

    Indiana

    65 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    65 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Food choices were excellent as was the service.

    The Northside SocialResponded on August 2, 2022Thank you Alex for the 5 Star Review!

  8. JS

    JohnS

    Indiana

    3 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    We used to frequent NSS until a 3years ago when they changed their menu. We recently noticed a new menu and decided to give it a try. Very good, I had wasabi pea crusted walleye - wonderful and my wife had the Parmesan crusted chicken which she loved. We will be back.

    The Northside SocialResponded on July 24, 2022John thank you for joining us for dinner after so long. We look forward to earning that 5th star on your next visit.

  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Indiana

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My only complain is how close to tables are together; It makes having a private conversation difficult.
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Indiana

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Birthday celebration
  11. t

    travelbug1

    Indiana

    33 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on July 15, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Another great meal at NS. Our server was outstanding.
  12. M

    Megan

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Exactly what you need for a casual summertime date night!

    The Northside SocialResponded on July 24, 2022Thank you Megan for the 5 Star Review. We look forward to serving you again soon.

  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always love coming here . Everything is good, the service, the food and drinks . Also the music is just as good :):) … place is never a let down

    The Northside SocialResponded on July 24, 2022Thank you for the 5 Star Review. We look forward to serving you again soon.

  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Indiana

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 8, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience3
    Really enjoyed our food and service but there was an extremely loud group seated behind us (tables way too close together), so unfortunately I was unable to hear conversation at our table.
  15. ML

    MarkL

    Des Moines

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 8, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    Food and service was great! Unfortunately, a group close to us was so loud and distracting, no fault of the restaurant, they made everyone around them miserable.
  16. LL

    LanaL

    Naples

    33 reviews

    4.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on July 6, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    All great. Just to noisy
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Indiana

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on July 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I can’t get enough of this place! We sat at a hightop in the bar. The hostess was friendly, the bartender was amazing and Nate the manager, came over to check on us and was super friendly and accommodating. Quickly become one of my favorite places!

    The Northside SocialResponded on July 24, 2022Thank you for the 5 Star Review. We look forward to serving you again soon.

  18. BR

    BRDB

    Charleston

    25 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on July 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love their sister restaurant so we thought we’d try it to celebrate our anniversary. My wife loved her cocktail (mule) and my beer was good. We split a Caesar salad which was just ok. Entrées were awesome. I had blackened Turbot and my wife has the salmon. We were treated to a complimentary anniversary dessert (chocolate bread pudding with caramel sauce), very tasty. Service was spot on by staff, especially server Valerie.

    The Northside SocialResponded on July 24, 2022Thank you for the 5 Star Review. We look forward to serving you again soon.

  19. CP

    CindyP

    New York Area

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on July 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Northside Social is just such a bright spot in the local dining lineup. It's a relaxing elegant decor with exceptional AND interesting food.
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful!
  21. DA

    DavidA

    Detroit

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on June 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food and a wonderful staff. We had a great family dinner

    The Northside SocialResponded on June 29, 2022So glad you enjoyed your family dinner with us. We look forward to serving you again soon.

  22. RM

    RhodaM

    Indiana

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It had been a long time since eating at the Northside Social and it didn't disappoint. My three friends can not stop talking about the food, drinks, etc. They all plan to return when giuven the opportunity. My only comment to the the maitre'd is to offer an oyster fork and a soup spoon when someone orders the mussels.
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great . Relaxing, tasty
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best meal I've had in a while
  25. F

    Frequentdiners

    Indiana

    39 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    39 reviews

    Dined on June 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We tried the new summer menu and loved it. It was hard to chose between the options. I had the pork chop and everything about it was great but I especially love the vegetable accompaniments. The chef came out (in intense heat on the patio) to check on us. Too late I realized it was the chef or I would have shared how happy we were with the new menu

    The Northside SocialResponded on June 29, 2022We are so glad that you are enjoying the summer menu. Please join us again soon to try more of the menu.

  26. SS

    SteveS

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 22, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    The Northside social was a nice find the food was very good and our server was outstanding
  27. DW

    DennisW

    Orange County

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 21, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Two 'out of town' couples joined local friends for dinner. Every meal was excellent and the service was wonderful. Will definitely go back!
  28. CG

    CarolG

    Indiana

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Walleye was delicious. Cauliflower appetizer is exceptional. Steve our waiter was great. Will be back
  29. JK

    JulieK

    Indiana

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful restaurant, food was great
  30. KW

    K1W1

    Indiana

    10 reviews

    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    The food was incredible! I had a smoked seafood linguini dish that was so delicious and satisfying. My husband had the crusted salmon, which was unique and very tasty. The music, however, was pop and a bit loud, which inhibited conversation. (We are an older generation). Soon the crowd overwhelmed the music, so it was a lively evening with delicious food.
  31. MA

    M40A

    Indiana

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    If I could give our service 6 stars, I would. Best service we have had in years. Alex was our server and he was fantastic - made excellent recommendations and provided the perfect level of service. Food was amazing per usual and looking forward to seeing the new menu.

    The Northside SocialResponded on June 24, 2022I will make sure to pass along your praise of Alex. We look forward to serving you again soon.

  32. KP

    KentP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The atmosphere and service was equal to what you’d expect at a much more expensive restaurant. The menu has variety but is not overwhelming. Our server, Travis, was really good.
  33. RE

    RobertE

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My wife and I love the place .. We've frequent other restaurants but always return . It just just feels right for the cultured person .

    The Northside SocialResponded on June 24, 2022Thank you Robert for the kind words. We look forward to serving you again soon.

  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We experienced fantastic service from our server, Travis. We enjoyed all of our food from starter to dessert. We will be back !
  35. CP

    CPM9IN

    Indiana

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Good experience, per usual. Our server, Kate, was a bit robotic. Oddly, she kept saying “us,” as in “what can I get us to drink,” “can I get us the check” as if she were joining us. She needs to break that habit. But everything else was great.
  36. DW

    DarrenW

    Indiana

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Haven’t been here for a while. My wife remembered that they had really good fried calamari appetizer we’d had the last time and she was in the mood for that so we made reservations. As we’d experienced in the past, the staff was friendly, particularly our server, Tristan. The atmosphere is nice, but not particularly intimate if you’re looking for a date night spot. It’s also relatively loud, even when it’s not busy. The cocktails and calamari appetizer were perfectly prepared and delicious. My wife had a crusted salmon from their standard menu and I ordered a pork chop that was a special. Both were top-notch! We are going to try and put this place back into our regular restaurant rotation. It’s never disappointed and the experience has always been great. But for some reason we tend to forget about the place, despite living less than two miles away.
  37. BW

    ButchW

    Indiana

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Menu is updated quarterly and very good atmosphere.
  38. MK

    MadalynK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    I met a friend for a nice dinner at Northside and we had a very good experience. I had the Mediterranean linguine with grilled shrimp and it was great. Very flavorful. My friend had the salmon with rice. She said she loved the way both were prepared. The coconut cheese cake was moist with a lot of coconut. Our server Alex was attentive in just the right amount. Highly recommend.
  39. SH

    SusanH

    Indiana

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had an excellent dinner on the lovely patio. The mussels were excellent as was the potato-crusted whitefish. Our server, Alex, was thoughtful and attentive and very willing to check with the chef with my questions about gluten-free choices. We enjoyed our experience.
  40. SC

    SamC

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Good service, good food. What else to say!

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • 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

FAQs

The Northside Social offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (317) 253-0111.

The Northside Social is rated 4.8 stars by 1327 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 22 times today
Google Map for The Northside Social

6525 N College Ave, Indianapolis, IN 46220

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street

    65th and College

  • Neighborhood

    Broad Ripple / Meridian - Kessler

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Tue–Thu 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American, Comfort Food, Pizzeria

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    Generous amount of parking located on two sides of the building. Additional parking is located on 65th Street.

  • Public transit

    We are located near the heart of Broad Ripple and the transit lines served by the city of Indianapolis

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (317) 253-0111

  • Catering

    Northside Kitchenette Caters! Our food, brought to you or made available to take away ... for whatever size group you need to feed. Call us for more information. We would love to be part of your day! www.northsidekitchenette.com

  • Private party facilities

    We offer private banquet dining in the evenings at our luncheonette, Northside Kitchenette which is located right next door to The Northside Social. This adorable space accommodates up to 50 guests, and is perfect for your birthday, business, wedding or any special occassion!! Call us for details on reserving Northside Kitchenette.

  • Private party contact

    Megan: (317) 253-0111

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