The Northside Social

4.7
1120 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 1120 people are saying
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NickB
Indiana
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Seafood boil flavor was awesome but wayyy too much salt. Meatball appetizer was good, sauce was great, meatballs good, but they only give you an awkward number of 3.

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KDew5
Indiana
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful. Will definitely be back.

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JadeJ
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My dining experience at The Northside Social was awesome! I will definitely be ordering the Fried Chicken again; so flavorful. I also look forward to trying the cornbread.

The Northside Social
Responded 3 days ago

Thank you Jade for the kind words and 5 stars. I'm glad that enjoyed the fried chicken so much. We look forward to seeing you again. soon.

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vipPatrickJ
Indiana
22 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Me and my wife had a rezy at 6:15 and was able to get in a little early. I was hoping for the oysters Rockefeller but they weren’t on the menu anymore so we ordered the seafood dip appetizer and it was very good. We shared a wedge salad and it was excellent. She had the wasabi pea crusted walleye and I had the seafood boil gnocchi. We enjoyed both of our entrees. We liked them because you can’t get them anywhere else. Everything came out very fast and the server JacksonE was excellent. The servers worked together very well. We came down from Muncie and we were not disappointed. We’ll be back to try some other dishes.

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soozr
Indiana
6 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Requested outdoor seating which was great. Ordered pizza, shrimp and grits and parmesan chicken. Allowed side subs which was nice. Cocktail selection was good.

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vipMarianneS
Indiana
30 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff is amazing and the food is so good! We love it there!

The Northside Social
Responded 3 days ago

Thank you Marianne for the kind words about the staff and the food. We look forward to serving you again really soon.

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vipTemiF
Indiana
20 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience4

Appetizer took over 20 minutes, tortilla chips very salty, we had steak, steak salad, hamburger and the fried chicken, not the best and won’t return.

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MattDrury
Indiana
3 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Never disappoints, hands down our favorite. Consistently delicious food, fun atmosphere and efficient service.

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PhoebeM
Indiana
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We really enjoy this restaurant. Our server Stacy was most helpful.

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PhoebeM
Indiana
2 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our food was outstanding The salmon and the pork tenderloin were our choices.Our server,Jack was awesome.,planning on a return visit next weekend.

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vipMarianneS
Indiana
31 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We got salads and pizza and it was delicious! The staff is so awesome there too.

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donh
Indiana
3 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Been coming here for many years. Looks like the menu is less Cajun than the last time we dined here. Good move.

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EleanorH
Indiana
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant was incredible! The staff was so friendly and was very helpful! Our food was sooo good and we will be coming back!

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CharlesC
Indiana
4 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is fabulous-especially for the value. Meat was cooked perfectly and well seasoned and presented beautifully with a tasty melange of flavors. Have been many times and frequently take out of town guests there as it’s special and locally owned.

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OpenTable Diner
Louisville
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent, attentive and patient service. Interesting menu and quality food. Half price wine on Wednesday.

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davidV
Indiana
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service
Patrick was great
The food was great and the atmosphere was quiet and inviting

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CaryW
Indiana
16 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Nothing wrong with visit. Menu just completely different than our last couple visits, and nothing really stood out or wowed us. Both meals ordered were good, but nothing like the Wow we've experienced before.

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed our dinner from start to finish. Our server, Jack, did a great job. We started with the crab dip - yum! Our entrees were a pork tenderloin, an encrusted whitefish and the Parmesan chicken. Everyone cleaned their plates. For dessert, we enjoyed an amazing coconut cheesecake. This was our first time here and we will return on future visits to Broad Ripple.

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vipBrentO
Indiana
15 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely dining area. We had dinner outside. Music was a bit loud for conversation and they happily turned it down. Meatball appetizer was wonderful. Food overall was really good. Wasabi walleye incredible!

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vipDenise
Indiana
34 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Steven was excellent! Great cocktails, try the French Rose’ Margarita, yum! For appetizers, the meatballs and crab dip.

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DeliciaS
Richmond
7 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I found this restaurant by accident. The nail salon that I visited was across from this restaurant and it looked very inviting just from the outside, so I knew that my fiance and I had to go. the neighborhood is so cute and has a bohemian/crew/sealife feel to it, so the restaurant fits right in at this location. The dress is casual to business attire, but I would not dress down too much because you may feel out of place. We went for dinner the very next day and oh what a joy it was!! We sat at a high-top table in the bar area and the location was perfect. The service was awesome, the waiter that we had was oh so friendly and he knew what to bring to the table, refill or suggest before we had a chance to even ask for it. Excellent food, drinks, and the cost was not bad at all. I would recommend this restaurant over and over again and we will be visiting again.

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janetQ
Indiana
19 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful dinner with friends Saturday night. Everything was impeccable- service, food and ambiance. Highly recommend!

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MaggiD
Indiana
7 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and service! Birthday dessert given to my sister was really appreciated.

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OpenTable Diner
Indiana
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Delicious food and excellent service!

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waterluvr
Indiana
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We dined outdoors, where there was a lovely breeze and no noise. Our server was appropriately attentive. Food was super.

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vipHarlene
Indiana
62 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first time. All four of us loved our meals. What a great find on Open Table! We will be back

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LynnL
Tallahassee
8 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Every time we eat here the food is consistently great. This time we were the only dinner patrons due to the early hour and received the same great service and attention.

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vipMoondiner
Chicago
18 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We started the meal with garlic knots and calamari fries. Both were very good. I had the chop salad. It was very good but a little heavy on the dressing. My daughter liked the Caesar. My husband had the wedge which was good but had a very large chunk of the iceberg heart that was inedible. I had the Chipotle Pork for a main. It was delicious the flavors and textures were perfect. My daughter loved the pesto pasta. My husband enjoyed the walleye but it was spicier than he expected. Overall this was an excellent place and we would be happy to eat there again the next time we are in the area.

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Morgan
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I love to come here for date nights. The food and drinks are always fantastic!

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vipArtsy
Indiana
174 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

The food was good, but the service was slow and the restaurant was very noisy. It was hard to hear the people at our table because the people in the bar area were so loud.

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mark
Indiana
7 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sat outside and had a great dinner! They took good care of our party and the food was awesome!

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Indydiner
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was great - food and service were both amazing!

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OpenTable Diner
Indiana
2 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was great! It also is great food at a great price!

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Doug
Indiana
2 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Decor was casual and modern and nice. Seats were comfy. Waiter was friendly, spoke very clearly, energetically concerned with our experience. All of the food was good. Seasoning was enough to highlight the flavor of the food without hiding it. The macaroni and Cheese that accompanied my entree may be the best on the planet. Cettainly the best I've ever tasted. Dining mgr stopped by the table a few times. The closest diners were nearby, but their conversation was NEVER intruding into our space.

Overall, great place for a-step-above-casual, but a-mile-below-snooty night out for good food with a professional and friendly staff in a modern and open venue.

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vipExecCoach
Indiana
48 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service wonderful as usual. Happy everyone is back with smiling faces! The bartender made me a great Moscow Mule!

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amantedellapasta
Indiana
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience3

The food was very tasty but the service a bit sluggish, however, it was the Tuesday after the 4th of July weekend so understandable.

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LauraB
Indiana
8 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I can't believe I haven't tried The Northside Social before now. First off, there is ample parking in their private lot, which is great for a Broad Ripple business. Walking into the restaurant, it's very swanky and upscale, but doesn't come across as pretentious. The staff greeted us upon entry and seated us right away. Our server (I believe his name was Tracy) was fantastic! He was very friendly, extremely efficient, and had great recommendations for us. We started with calamari fries, which were very meaty and excellent paired with the lemon-scallion aioli. My daughter and I split a Caesar salad, which was light and refreshing. For my entrée, I got the wasabi pea-crusted walleye. This was such a unique and tasty dish - stir fried noodles and veggies in a yellow curry with a slightly spicy piece of walleye on top. Definitely one of the best meals I've had in a while. My daughter got the creamy chicken pesto penne and said it was delicious. My husband got the potato-crusted whitefish, which we learned is their best-selling entrée, and for good reason. I had a bite and the fish melted in my mouth. Since it was my birthday, I was given a tiny pot de crème, which was light and creamy. This place does food really well! It is a bit pricey, but we will be back for special occasions.

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vipAnthonyR
Naples
16 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really a great experience last night. We started out with the crab dip which was amazing. I had the wasabi encrusted walleye which was a perfect 10 and my daughter had the chicken penne pesto which she loved. 100% give this place a shot. Priced very fair for the great quality, wonderful value.

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CatF
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

One of my favorite restaurants. We had three different menu items and all were good. I highly recommend saving room for dessert. That brownie with the ice cream is KILLER! Split between three of us, it was gone!!

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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 1120 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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