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Diners' Choice: Neighborhood gem restaurants in Indiana

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Updated May 05, 2024

Looking for the best restaurants that are the best neighborhood gems in Indiana? You’re in the right place. Each month, OpenTable analyzes nearly 2 million global diner reviews from the past four months. We sort the results by location and category to help you discover new favorite restaurants. It's a great partnership: you reserve, eat, and review. We listen...and deliver the results for all to benefit. Enjoy!


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4.9
4.9 (274)
$30 and under
American
Michigantown
About the restaurant
We are a full service restaurant and bar offering a wide variety of Hoosier Inspired cuisine, with many ingredients from local suppliers. Enjoy your with a large selection of wine, liquor, and domestic & craft beers!

HOURS:
Wednesday and Thursday 11am-8pm
Friday and Saturday 11am-9pm

Top review
live2eatvip
Dined 6 days ago
Incredible to find such a great restaurant in smalltown IN! The food, atmosphere and service made it a great experience. We met freinds on their way back to MI from FL and he said to have a meal like that in Naples would have cost him double what it did. Worth going out of the way for.
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4.8
4.8 (1759)
$31 to $50
American
NW Indy / Zionsville
About the restaurant
Cobblestone Bar open later
Top review
Giubo2020vip
Dined on May 13, 2024
Michael was server, and he did fantastic, with recommendations for wines and food. Easy-going and correct. Pleasure! Food was very tasty: Interesting mix of choices, very flavorful, many Cajun-inspired, spice-forward. Fairly short wine list, but those we tried appropriate to foods. Do not need an extensive list of choices. Pricing is medium, atmosphere pub-like and comfortable, fun. We look forward to coming back!
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4.8
4.8 (477)
$30 and under
American
Broad Ripple / Meridian - Kessler
About the restaurant
Rusty Bucket is a casual neighborhood tavern serving the highest quality food and beverage in a “come as you are” setting. Scratch kitchens, fresh cocktails, and the perfect pour are our craft. Our associates are welcoming, and our hospitality naturally makes us the local hub where friends and family frequently gather to share in a good time.
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DanielS
Dined 3 days ago
We love going there Saturday for the Gary Margarita.The food is amazing.I recommend the buffalo chicken sandwich and the nickel plate salad. Nancy is a fun and amazing server!!
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4.8
4.8 (265)
$30 and under
Italian
Broad Ripple / Meridian - Kessler
About the restaurant
All guests in your party must be over the age of 21 to make a reservation in the Napolese Wine Bar. Patrons of all ages are welcome in the Napolese Oven Room. Please make your reservation accordingly.

Napolese is about artfully made pizza and stone hearth baking. We use the finest ingredients available, carefully sourcing cheeses, meats, and local farm produce grown specifically for Napolese. The seasonal menu paired with incredible service makes for a world-class pizza experience.


Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined on May 13, 2024
Perfect nice pizza spot! Will definitely be back. Outdoor dining was nice too.
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4.8
4.8 (34)
$31 to $50
Steakhouse
Huntingburg
About the restaurant
Coming Soon!
Top review
VanZ
Dined on May 11, 2024
As always, the friendliness of the staff was great, the owner came up to our table to say hello and talk with us. The steaks were tender, done to perfection, and melted in our mouths. Don't wait to make reservations through OpenTable...the earlier you make them, the better your chances of getting the time you want!
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4.7
4.7 (1331)
$30 and under
Steakhouse
Speedway
About the restaurant
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.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 6 days ago
Great food and Anthony was an outstanding server!! Highly recommend this place and will be back
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4.6
4.6 (1012)
$30 and under
American
Downtown Indy
About the restaurant
*** WE HAVE MOVED RESERVATION PLATFORMS ***

Book your reservation at

https://www.exploretock.com/binkleys-kitchen-and-bar-indianapolis

Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined on May 12, 2024
The mother's day brunch really nice!!! Will be attending next year. The price was extremely affordable. Thank you
A photo of Ash & Elm Cider Co. Restaurant and Cider Bar restaurant
4.5
4.5 (38)
$30 and under
American
Fountain Square
About the restaurant
We have Indiana’s largest selection of ciders on tap and a menu of elevated classics at our restaurant and cider bar in Indianapolis. Ash & Elm Cider Co. makes complex and balanced ciders that are never from concentrate and are naturally gluten-free. Using regionally-sourced, all-natural ingredients, our award-winning ciders showcase a wide range of modern styles. There's something for everyone!
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined on May 11, 2024
Great server!!! Fun place. Weird location but cool vibe
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4.3
4.3 (1033)
$30 and under
American
Downtown Indy
About the restaurant
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

Top review
RKWalker
Dined on May 2, 2024
Excellent place to meet with friends and have drinks and dinner. Menu is diverse and has a healthy bent that made it easy for me to count my calories. Great beverage list with good selection of spirits, wine and beers. Food was well prepared and our wait staff Brittany was friendly and attentive. Having outside dining under roof was also excellent.
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4.3
4.3 (16)
$31 to $50
Steakhouse
Lebanon
About the restaurant
For the best steaks in town, you need to visit 1830 Chophouse. This locally owned gem serves up incredible cuisine in an elegant setting.

Mouthwatering hand-cut steaks
Seafood from the finest regions
The finest wines and cocktails

Sink your teeth into perfectly cooked steaks, hand-cut by our expert chefs to bring out the intense marbling and flavors. Or opt for our seafood specials, selected by our Chef to ensure the utmost freshness and quality. Pair it with a glass from our award-winning wine list for a five-star meal.

Make your next date night or celebration one to remember at 1830 Chophouse. Our locally-owned chophouse offers superb service, ambiance, and flavors that keep our guests coming back again and again. Come experience the best steaks in town.

Top review
LindaBvip
Dined on Apr 10, 2024
Loved it!! Excellent food, drinks, service and value.
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