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Dawson's On Main

4.8
4.8
1095 Reviews
$30 and under
Steakhouse

Dawson's on Main, not your typical neighborhood restaurant. We offer bold flavors, fresh ingredients and a warm atmosphere. A menu of steaks, seafood, pastas, sandwiches and other specialties make Dawson's perfect for family gatherings, business meetings or romantic nights for two. In addition, we offer a banquet room for larger parties and outside patio dining. We offer a full selection of specialty wines, classic bourbons, or the ever popular variety of Indiana craft beers. We are located one block south of the world famous Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

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Booked 4 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Steakhouse, Seafood, American

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Mon–Sat 11:00 am–4:00 pm Dinner Mon–Sat 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Sun 11:00 am–8:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (317) 247-7000

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Catering

    Full scale catering service for all events large and small. Full service food and beverage service. Off site private venue available.

  • Private party facilities

    Full Service golf course pavilion with a seating capacity of 250 people for meetings and weddings. Full service kitchen and bar on site.

  • Private party contact

    Chris Hill: (317) 247-7000

  • Neighborhood

    Speedway

  • Cross street

    15th and Main

  • Parking details

    Public Lot

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Indiana

    Neighborhood Gem

  • Indianapolis

    Great for Lunch

  • Indianapolis

    Neighborhood Gem

  • Indianapolis

    Steakhouse

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    4 reviews

    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall2food3service1ambience1

    We had reservations at 5:15. Although there were numerous tables available, we were seated next to the restrooms and kitchen. Between inappropriate kitchen conversations and listening to people use the restroom, I had very little appetite. That was a good thing since the menu on their website was different than the one at the restaurant. My daughter ended up with a cup of soup since the items she wanted were either drastically different or no longer on the menu. The waiter seemed to have better things to do than take our order. Of course my salad was not prepared as requested. No surprise since he wasn’t even looking at us when we placed our orders. Overall, it was a bad experience and probably will never return. First impressions are everything.

  2. KG

    KathyG

    Indiana

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience3

    Dawson’s is consistently good. Like everywhere they seem to be a little understaffed so the servers are hustling. In spite of that we got drink refills and whatever else we wanted promptly. Good place.

  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Indiana

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Dawson’s always provides a very delicious & enjoyable dining experience. The racing atmosphere is great since it’s located right across from the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. It’s very much worth your time! You won’t regret it.

  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Indiana

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Perfect from start to finish!! Great appetizers Fresh salad Best prime rib in Indy Did I mention the best Long Island Iced Tea 1/2 price on Friday

  5. M

    Mimimer

    Indiana

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Food is always good

  6. B

    Barb

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Everything I have ordered over the past several years, has been so good. You can’t go wrong dining at Dawson’s I highly recommend it to everyone.

  7. E

    Enjoyable

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 25, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3

    First time eating here. Brought a group of seniors from our senior living community as part of a Indy 500 event after visiting the museum. Overall, All seemed to love the food! Great service!

  8. JH

    JoannH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We all had a different item off the menu and they were all fantastic as usual!!

  9. CL

    CandyLand

    Chicago

    33 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on May 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Dawson’s never disappoints! Great food, nice atmosphere, fast service. Worth the trip. And you can’t beat Speedway in May!

  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Indiana

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great Experience

  11. EG

    EGFJ

    Indiana

    308 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    308 reviews

    Dined on May 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    I kind of forgot it was race week (!) and when I arrived and saw the crowds I wondered if the food and service would be as good as usual. EVEN BETTER. Limited menu but everything we had was delicious. Service was outstanding.

  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    Dawson's never disappoints. Had fish n chips, s&a dip with chips, and favorite chicken. All was very good!!

  13. S

    Susiemartini

    Indiana

    73 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    73 reviews

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    It was really good food, easy to hear each other talk. Had s nice time

  14. a

    abcxyz

    Indiana

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great place for lunch after morning visit to the track!! Friendly staff and good food!!

  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    E. Tennessee

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    My husband and I have been coming from Friendsville, TN for as long as Dawson’s has been open. We come for 3wks prior to and stay through the Indy 500 Race. I look forward to their ribeye steak!!! Everything is always delicious’

  16. O

    Opentablefriend

    Indiana

    335 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    335 reviews

    Dined on May 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Fabulous lunch! Our service was fantastic, the pretzel bread appetizer is really nice and we each enjoyed a lovely salad with chicken, or salmon. Superb! Our drinks were constantly full, and service could not have been better! Top notch! Thank you!

  17. KR

    KRissy

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3

    1st time food amazing ! Service was dast Will go back

  18. GL

    GLO11

    Indiana

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on May 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Andy always takes such good care of our Girls Lunch Out group. Love everything about Dawson’s on Main!

  19. D

    Doug

    Indiana

    77 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    77 reviews

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Always great food and service. I do wish that the Mediterranean pasta dish was back. Perhaps, when artichokes are not so hard to find.

  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    I can’t say enough good things about this Speedway gem. We have never had a bad experience. The food is always fresh and flavorful. The staff are very attentive and friendly. Good value.

  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Indiana

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 27, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4

    We love this place! Our second time going and it was just as good. Love the variety of food. We will be back for sure!

  22. d

    deansdining

    Indiana

    56 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    56 reviews

    Dined on April 27, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    We frequent this restaurant because of its menu, service and overall friendliness. The food is good and nicely presented. Our server was attentive and friendly.

  23. PH

    PatriciaH

    Indiana

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Always great food. No complaints!!

  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Indiana

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 24, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience3

    Got the steak special!

  25. GH

    GreggH

    Indiana

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 20, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3

    The food was good, the portions were large, and our server (Chad) was great! Huge menu to choose from. It isn't a huge restaurant, so reservations are probably a good idea.

  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Indiana

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We had Easter dinner as a family. It was very nice. Definitely a favorite place for us!

  27. RF

    RobertF

    Indiana

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on April 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    We had a party of 6 people with reservations. The restaurant was crowded, but we were seated almost immediately when we arrived. Our server was at our table within minutes of being seated. Everyone at the table ordered something different and we all were very pleased with our dishes. Three of us had fish dishes and they were all prepared to perfection. One person had the fish and chips and she raved that they were the best she ever had. The coating did not overwhelm the fish. My wife had the horseradish coated steak and it was prepared perfectly. She loved the coating and sauce and she normally likes her steak prepared without any sauces. Two others had pasta dishes and they too enjoyed their dishes. Everyone's portions were exceptional. Several of us took some of our dinner home. We will definitey return.

  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Indiana

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on April 16, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    Food was great as usual. Greeter had front door open which was quite cold. She placed us at a table by the door. We asked to be moved because of the cold, but she offered to close the door and did so. We also love their shrimp dinner which they informed us wasn’t available for another hour. The cook was kind enough to prepare it for us. They did charge us an extra $2 for our salads which we were not told of the additional charge. The meal was still good and will return in the future.

  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Indiana

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on April 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food, excellent service and wonderful atmosphere. From Calamari steak appetizers, hand breaded Chicken tenders to salads as well as great steaks you can't go wrong. Try it all, Enjoy!

  30. SE

    StanleyE

    Indiana

    19 reviews

    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on April 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Great food and outstanding service. Selection was quite good for our palate. It is not a fancy place and located in revitalized Speedway just south of IMS. We will return often.

  31. JJ

    JJIndy

    Indiana

    43 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    43 reviews

    Dined on April 8, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    Always a good place to go for a very good dinner. Steaks were outstanding and a good price.

  32. CB

    ChristineB

    Indiana

    58 reviews

    5.0

    58 reviews

    Dined on April 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    This is one of my top 5 favorite restaurants in all of Indy. High quality, non pretentious food, reasonably priced. Portions are a bit big but that's ok. Always excellent quick service. I come here at least once a month! It makes me feel at home, like the midscale places I used to go to in my hometown as a kid. Excellent soups, salads, onion rings, and chicken dishes! All of the appetizers are good too!

  33. GL

    GLO11

    Indiana

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on April 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Our group meets once a month at Dawson’s. Always great service and wonderful food. Andy always takes good care of us!

  34. MT

    MitchellT

    San Francisco

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on April 2, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience4

    Food was served quickly and service was very prompt! Great local establishment in a wonderful and revitalized area of Speedway with ample parking and lots of local shops surrounding.

  35. CC

    CeeC

    Indiana

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Always perfect exceptional service, never disappointing.

  36. TR

    TobinR

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 26, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4

    Our meal Saturday night was very good. Everyone was very happy at how good the food tasted. The restaurant was very busy but the service was very good. The noise level tended to pick up as the restaurant became busier but we were generally able to hold a good conversation with one another.

  37. OT

    OutofTowner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 24, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4

    Met my daughter for lunch for the first time on a Thursday at 1:00. We had reservations which I was thankful for since it was busy but also noticed those who didn’t did not have to wait long. Our meal was great and service was quick. We were out in under an hour. Enjoyed our time there and will go back someday.

  38. LN

    LuckyNana

    Indiana

    28 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on March 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    It was our Tuesday night get together. Will was wonderful as always. Food was a little slower coming out tonight, but not terrible. It tasted as good as it always does. This is our go to place and we love it!

  39. KJ

    KennethJ

    Indiana

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on March 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great service and amazing food

  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Indiana

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 18, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4

    Consistently great food, large portions, comfortable atmosphere.

FAQs

Dawson's On Main offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (317) 247-7000.

Dawson's On Main is rated 4.8 stars by 1095 OpenTable diners.

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

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Booked 4 times today
Google Map for Dawson's On Main

1464 Main St Speedway, IN 46224

Additional information

  • Cross street

    15th and Main

  • Neighborhood

    Speedway

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Mon–Sat 11:00 am–4:00 pm Dinner Mon–Sat 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Sun 11:00 am–8:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Steakhouse, Seafood, American

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    Public Lot

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (317) 247-7000

  • Catering

    Full scale catering service for all events large and small. Full service food and beverage service. Off site private venue available.

  • Private party facilities

    Full Service golf course pavilion with a seating capacity of 250 people for meetings and weddings. Full service kitchen and bar on site.

  • Private party contact

    Chris Hill: (317) 247-7000

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