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The Northside Social

4.7
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969 Reviews
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$31 to $50
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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
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 969 people are saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
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4.7
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4.6
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipUrsher
Indiana
18 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Good, higher class southern food with a nice ambiance.

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vipRobinS
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Very nice staff and beautiful environment without being too formal.

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TeamLunch
Indiana
9 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service

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AimHigher
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Excellent service. The food was decent enough and not overpriced but somewhat pedestrian. I opted for the up charge to get anchovies on my Caesar salad and they were disappointing. The stout braised brisket was tasty but ordinary. The decor is fresh and understatedly modern which helps class up an otherwise characterless setting.

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viptravelbug1
Indiana
17 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Once again Northside Social did not disappoint! Love the new menu. There were 7 of us and everyone LOVED their entrees and appetizers. I had the Summer Garden Bucatini and it was wonderful. One of our friends had the Spicy Thai Shrimp Pasta and he loved it. Two of the group had the Crusted Salmon and loved it and same for the Hamburger. All in all it was a great evening. Wednesday night was 1/2 off bottles of wine under 100 so that was a great value. If you haven't eaten here for awhile, it's time to go back and try out the new menu.

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RoFerg
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

I was in town visiting and Northside Social was recommended. The food was really great, the atmosphere was comfortable. The service was not the best. It seemed as if my waiter was also a bartender. He didnt come very often to check on us.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Everything was excellent except for my potato crusted white fish. It was quite “fishy tasting” only in some bites which is weird. It was also a little mushy. The potato crust tasted like the chef used potato dried flakes one you would use to make instant mashed potatoes. I loved my green beans, best part of my meal. Husband liked his salmon entree. Good drinks from the bar. Excellent service and ambiance!

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vipKeithO
Indiana
7 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Never disappointed with this restaurant. Food is always great. Service too. And we sat out side this time and it was very pleasant.

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AndyM
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience4

The service was lovely, quick and polite. The menu offers a range of options for folks but the flavor was minimal especially for the price, our favorite of the night the was our calamari steak frites appetizer. The atmosphere is modern, yet welcoming with gorgeous plants.

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TonyaW
Indiana
31 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The food was so so delicious! I can't wait to go back!!!

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AmyF
Indiana
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious, flavorful meal. Great server. Good wine. Love this local place!!

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LindaK
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was excellent, well prepared and creative. We sat outside at our request. The restaurant has added more outdoor seating which we appreciate. Service was attentive without being intrusive. Looking forward to returning soon.

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RiddhiD
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good ambiance and drinks. Will come again. Service was good

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Morgan
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great experience here with friendly service and incredible food.

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Turne23
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant is a wonderful place for a date night. Very elegant and quiet With really good food. The staff is very polite and accommodating. I love the Southern cuisine throughout the menu.

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OpenTable Diner
Indiana
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Northside Social is my all time favorite restaurant in all Indy. Every meal I’ve ever eaten there was exceptional!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Indiana
5 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The new menus items are great! We love this place!

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vipindyrealtor1
Indiana
13 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Everything was great but the noise level!

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Laurie
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Kim was an amazing server and the food was phenomenal. Had the spicy thai shrimp pasta from the seasonal menu and it did not disappoint. Cocktails were amazing. Looking forward to celebrating more milestones here :)

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vipPlotdoctor
Indiana
46 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great dinner! We started with the Caesar salad and calamari fries. Some of the best starters we had. We also enjoyed the potato crusted whitefish and the fried chicken. Service was great, care taken for pandemic clean controls too.

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AndrewP
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, great service and enjoyable atmosshpere.

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nikkilynnw
Indiana
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food! We sat outside so the besides the the music, the only noise was the traffic. Thanks he service was great too

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KellyR
Indiana
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thoroughly enjoyed the meal, service and ambiance.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Indiana
6 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always perfect!

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ThomasB
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is my favorite restaurant! Everyone one is friendly, professional and personable. The food was great! My wife had the White Fish and really liked it even though she is not a fish person. My Salmon was perfect. We celebrated our anniversary and sat outside, it was very nice setting for us.

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OpenTable Diner
Indiana
3 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice, clean and quiet. Our server was also fantastic.

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Maria
Indiana
15 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This was a very enjoyable dining experience. The calamari was cooked perfectly, and the wedge salad was delicious. Lola was appropriately attentive, friendly and professional.

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DavidG
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and experience. We had been to Charleston South Carolina and loved the food there and this reminded us of that experience. Definitely worth it and great gluten free options.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Indiana
6 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our favorite spot!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food and Drinks were fantastic! Best highlight was our server Ashley! She was amazing , first time in and she really made it special for us. Cocktails were great . Very solid experience, I feel like it was a well polished dinner service. We are new to Indy and this is our new favorite spot.

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vipFrequentdiners
Indiana
28 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Place to go during pandemic. They have greatly increased outdoor seating and taken solid measures to make eating out a safe environment

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vipConrad
Indiana
16 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely evening with friends; outside, physical distance, quality service. Food remains top notch!

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ClaireQ
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Terry was a great server, food fresh and delicious.

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Vday
Indiana
6 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best meals I’ve had in a while! The fried chicken and whitefish were fantastic.

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OpenTable Diner
Indiana
2 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have never been disappointed! Everything on the menu is delicious!

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MarshaS
Chicago
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious. Service was attentive and prompt. Liked the arrangement to be able to access the menu on our phone instead and handling one that others had handled.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Indiana
6 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place! It’s our go-to spot!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Needed to get out for a dinner. Food was very good, service was average. Sat outside nothing fancy but white tables and shaking ceiling fans. We will return when it’s a bit more normal. Server was a bit hard to understand with mask but that’s the new normal...

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JenW
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

YUMMY FOOD. Had almost everything on this menu and it's all delicious. Shout out to the Great Chef and wonderful knowledgeable staff. Will say I miss the ribs being on the menu, maybe next season? Keep up the great work.

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Duke
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2020
Overall2food1service4ambience2

I have been a regular customer of the kitchenette and the nook (I love Naomi - who doesn't) and a sometime customer of Northside. I was looking forward to going back but was disappointed. My friend and I were seated outside next to a very loud table and their conversation was both inappropriate and distracting. The setting was rather dull compared most al fresco places I have dined at recently. The entree - some kind of whitefish covered with some kind of potato sauce over mashed potatoes was inedible. It reminded me of a gloppy poteen dish. At least the green beans were okay. The server was very knowledable and attentive, but then he didn't seem to have much business. Price seemed slightly excessive in terms of what was served. I will give Northside another try, but I am pessimistic.

The Northside Social
Responded on June 11, 2020

Duke, We are so sorry you did not enjoy your experience. We are also sorry that you did not allow us the opportunity to fix things while you were with us by bringing any of these issues to our attention when we could have helped. We are doing our absolute best in this new environment, & with limited resources have tried to make our patio dining as safe, pretty, & expansive as possible for guests such as yourself. Our deepest apologies we did not meet your standards. Tasha S. Overmyer AGM

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

The Northside Social is rated 4.7 stars by 969 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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