The Northside Social

4.8
1195 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.

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
What 1195 people are saying
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indyamanda1
Indiana
2 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

loved it. love being in the space.
Shrimp and Grits were amazing

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vipExecCoach
Indiana
50 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great - everyone welcoming even though they were extremely busy - all tables full our server Tracy excellent work making sure everyone was taken care of without rushing or being overly attentive- the right balance. A true professional. Food of course was excellent- thank you

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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
25 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

This is our go-to neighborhood restaurant when we are visiting Indianapolis. The menu is always interesting and able to please everyone in the group. The food is consistently good. The service is outstanding. We find it is a great value and tasty too! We recommend the skillet cornbread appetizer and the wedge salad!

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KdLee
Indiana
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I can’t wait to go back! Service was friendly and attentive. The fried chicken with the mac and cheese and green beans were so delicious.

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vipGregH
Indiana
10 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a great experience from the beginning. We were an hour early and they accommodated us. The waitress was fantastic and had lots of good suggestions. The food was great! If I had to make any suggestions it would be the coffee. It was mediocre and cool. I highly suggest this restaurant.

The Northside Social
Responded a day ago

I will make sure to pass along your praise of Shaq to her. We look forward to serving you again.

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VPandCelticGoddess
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our server, Darcy, was wonderful. Honest drinks and the Chipotle Pork Loin was spectacular. My beloved had the Seafood Boil Gnocchi and loved it.
Social distancing and appropriate sanitary procedures were in effect.
Great time all around.

The Northside Social
Responded a day ago

I will make sure to pass along your praise of Darcy to her. We look forward to seeing you again soon.

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EaterOfFood
1 review
Dined on January 20, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The waiter was great; attentive and responsive, without being a burden. Food was awesome. The crab dip was very tasty. Legit food prepared extremely well.

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MamaPrice
Western NC
4 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great night and enjoyed everything. Shaq our server was awesome

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Shell
Indiana
5 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So nice, service was excellent, food was great. We will be back!

The Northside Social
Responded a day ago

Thank you Shell for the 5 Star Review

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OpenTable Diner
Indiana
1 review
Dined on January 14, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So glad we gave this a try. It's the best experience and food we've had in a long time time. Our new favorite Broad Ripple restaurant!

The Northside Social
Responded a day ago

Glad to hear you enjoyed the food so much. We look forward to serving you again soon.

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OpenTable Diner
Indiana
2 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, prices and atmosphere!

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vipSusanC
Indiana
8 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was really good. Service was great. Drinks were good.

The Northside Social
Responded on January 13, 2022

Thank you Susan for the 5 Stars. We look forward to serving you again soon.

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OpenTable Diner
Indiana
1 review
Dined on January 7, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Drinks and food were really good!! Definitely recommend!

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GreerL
Palm Springs
2 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had the walleye and salmon both were excellent. Our server was a real pro and went the extra mile to provide too rare service and a most enjoyable experience.

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Boilermm
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and great food!

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Peggy
Indiana
10 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed a delicious a New Year’s Eve dinner at Northside Social! The salmon was wonderful and and the brisket was perfect. We had great service too!

The Northside Social
Responded on January 14, 2022

So glad that you enjoyed the salmon. Thank you for the 5 Stars. We look forward to serving you again soon.

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indylindy
Indiana
31 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We really enjoyed the food and drinks. Our server, Jack, was a delight. Thanks for being there and Happy New Year!

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NanIC
Indiana
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Delicious and flavorful meals with excellent service. A minor issue was promptly handled and was later contacted by the restaurant manager to ensure my satisfaction. Overall, a great atmosphere, welcoming decor, and top-notch dinner options.

The Northside Social
Responded on January 14, 2022

Thank you for the 5 Stars. Thank you for understanding about minor issues. We look forward to serving you again soon.

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vipsbind
Indiana
62 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Always great. From the excellent greeting from the host to our excellent server Alex, you could not ask for better. Two of our party of six choose the Everything Crusted Salmon. Both are very picky about their salmon and both agreed it was perfect. I had the seafood linguine and it was excellent. A marvelous experience.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Indiana
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Highly recommend! Fabulous experience all around!

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OpenTable Diner
Indiana
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Holiday dinner

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vipEMR2
Indiana
17 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

One of our regular haunts. Tired the pizza for the first time, OK, but better menus items. We miss the Covid carry out dinners.

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CherylB
Indiana
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The food and service were outstanding. The ambiance was above average. The location was a deterrent. If we had just driven by, we never would have stopped. Thankfully, we found this place on Yelp!

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OpenTable Diner
Indiana
4 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first time dining at Northside Social. It will not be our last. It has a very warm and comfortable environment. We were a party of four, each having a different entree. I had the meatloaf with mushroom gravy. It wasn’t like mom’s, but was outstanding as were the mashed potatoes that accompanied the meatloaf. My wife ordered the shrimp and grits. She said they were outstanding, the best she’s had. Our friends got the pork tenderloin with polenta and the fried chicken with macaroni & cheese. Both declared them outstanding. We stated with the Buffalo cauliflower which got our tastebuds prepared for the meal. Jack, our waiter, was friendly, accommodating of special requests and made sure our drinks were filled and that we were satisfied with our experience. We highly recommend Northside Social and will make it a new favorite eatery.

The Northside Social
Responded on December 22, 2021

Thank you so much for the wonderful and kind words. We look forward to seeing you again soon.

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OpenTable Diner
Indiana
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great drinks and delicious food. Impeccable service as well. What more can you ask for?

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ToddW
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We really love that place. Been a while for us do to how far we live away. However it was as good or better than our prior experiences.

The Northside Social
Responded on December 22, 2021

Thank you Todd for the 5 Star Review. We look forward to seeing you again soon.

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vipFridaynightout
Indiana
10 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great early dinner. Landed their impromptu. Was delicious. Service great. Food excellent. Something for everyone on the menu. Gotta get the meatballs. The sauce is to die for.

The Northside Social
Responded on December 22, 2021

I couldnt agree more about the meatball sauce. We look forward to serving you again soon.

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vipKerryI
Western NC
8 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Attentive staff- very helpful with wine & food selections. Interesting menu with something for everyone. Walleye & trout were perfectly prepared.

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AnneG
Indiana
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always excellent food and service. Everyone in our group was happy.

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OpenTable Diner
Indiana
4 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Pleasant evening.

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vipMelanieS
Taiwan
32 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great food!!

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OpenTable Diner
Indiana
2 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food & service. My 2nd time in & my friends 1st. We will be back.

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vipCPM9IN
Indiana
8 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Service was excellent, as always.
Walleye, and whitefish, were both great, as were the crab dip and salads.
The hamburger was awful. It tasted as though an entire salt shaker had been emptied into the beef. Inedible. Mistakes happen. Ordinarily the food is top-notch.

The Northside Social
Responded on December 11, 2021

I'm sorry to hear about your burger. I have sent you a private message to reach out to me personality. I look forward to hearing from you.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Indiana
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Literally the most amazing food I’ve had all year. I was so impressed and happy with I left. Thank you!

The Northside Social
Responded on December 8, 2021

Thank you so much for the kind words. We look forward to serving you again soon.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Enjoyed our dinner.

JJ
vipJoeJ
Indiana
1 review
Dined on December 2, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Food was good but very salty, tables are two small to seat 4 comfortably

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RickO
Palm Springs
27 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Been to Northside Social several times. We keep going back because the food is excellent. I prefer the ambiance in the bar area as it is a little more energetic. The table areas are pretty sleepy and I enjoy a more active dinner. Once again, food was outstanding. They moved us put us closer to other patrons (again, more energetic) and were super-accommodating.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Indiana
11 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a party of 4. We ordered the Buffalo cauliflower and the meatballs appetizers. Both were fantastic! We all had something different as an entree and none of us were disappointed!

The Northside Social
Responded on November 26, 2021

So glad you enjoyed your appetizers so much. We look forward to seeing you again soon.

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JulieS
Indiana
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tables a bit close together. Great place! Food always good. Will continue to dine there.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always have a great experience here, great food and incredible service.

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 1195 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.

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