Indianapolis January 29, 2018
The 10 Indianapolis Restaurants You Must Try In 2018
Anyone who lives in Indianapolis knows that our little city is a dream come true for food lovers. With a large number of award-winning restaurants, eclectic and themed dining establishments, and dive restaurants that actually out of this world, Indy does food right. To make sure you experience some of the best, check out these 11 Indianapolis restaurants in 2018.
We’re aware that these uncertain times are limiting many aspects of life as we all practice social and physical distancing. While we’re continuing to feature destinations that make our state wonderful, we don’t expect or encourage you to go check them out immediately. We believe that supporting local attractions is important now more than ever and we hope our articles inspire your future adventures! And on that note, please nominate your favorite local business that could use some love right now:
1. Bar One Fourteen
Bar One Fourteen is an upscale, luxe microbar recently opened in Indy. Why do you want to try it? Their incredible artisan burger, dubbed the "Fancy AF Burger," is bound to be one of the best burgers you'll ever taste. Made with local angus beef, shaved black truffles, malvarosa cheese, and a brioche bun, this classy burger is worth the trip. Due to the restaurant's small size and limited hours, you definitely need reservations to secure a table here, so plan ahead! Learn more about this swanky eatery
or find it at 114 E 49th Street, Indianapolis.
2. Traders Point Creamery
Traders Point Creamery is located just north of Indy in Zionsville and is home to some of the freshest food around. With farm fresh produce and handcrafted cheeses and milks, the entrees and desserts simply taste better here. They're well known for their incredible grilled cheese sandwich stuffed with freshly picked goodies like spinach and mushrooms. You can learn more about this farm restaurant
and find it at 9101 Moore Road, Zionsville.
3. Meridian Restaurant & Bar
This stunning restaurant offers an incredible view of historic Meridian Street. The inside looks like a fancy log cabin, with large, spacious windows bringing the beauty of the outdoors inside. With beloved dishes, such as their smoked corn puree, braised short ribs, seared halibut, and cauliflower alfredo, this charming restaurant will delight every foodie in Indy. Learn more about Meridian Restaurant & Bar
and find it at 5694 N Meridian Street, Indianapolis.
4. The Rathskeller
This historic restaurant is just off of Mass Ave and is the oldest restaurant in the city. With delicious German food and lively atmosphere, you'll love trying their sausage or sauerkraut plates, their incredible schnitzel, or their diablo pasta. You'll also love sipping craft beer in their outdoor biergarten in the spring and summertime. Learn more about this historic restaurant
and find it at 401 E Michigan Street, Indianapolis.
5. Caplinger's Fresh Catch
If you love seafood, you'll want to try the famous Caplinger's Fresh Catch for the tastiest seafood offerings in the city. You'll love their casual, yet welcoming atmosphere, as well as their tempting fried catfish sandwich, lobster roll, and mouthwatering hush puppies. Learn more about Caplinger's
and check them out at 7460 N Shadeland Avenue, Indianapolis.
6. Santorini Greek Kitchen
This hidden gem is a Greek restaurant that offers outstanding authentic Greek food and a great ambiance to boot. You'll enjoy fantastic service and delicious dishes, like handmade calamari or top-notch gyros. On weekends, they often have belly dancing or live music. Get the full scoop
and find them at 1417 Prospect Street, Indianapolis.
7. Pearl Street Pizzeria & Pub
Don't be fooled: this incredible pizza place offers way more than just pizza. Pearl Street Pizzeria is a hidden gem right in the heart of downtown - it's easy to miss, but impossible to forget. With mouthwatering pizza combinations, incredible soups, and tasty sandwiches, Pearl Street Pizzeria will become your new favorite lunch spot. Learn more
and find them at 65 E Pearl Street, Indianapolis.
Milktooth is an award-winning cafe that features an eclectic and inventive brunch menu. This restaurant was featured on
Conde Nast' Traveler's
best restaurants in the world list due to its unconventional (and delicious!) approach to breakfast and lunch foods. Their dutch baby pancakes are legendary and the specialty coffees never disappoint. Learn more about Milktooth
and visit them at 534 Virginia Avenue, Indianapolis.
9. Shapiro's Delicatessen
If you're looking for the ultimate sandwich restaurant in Indianapolis, Shapiro's is the place for you. This Jewish deli is a historic restaurant with a cult-like following, dating back over 100 years. Their traditional pastrami, brisket, chopped steak, and reuben sandwiches are sure to please all of the city's meat lovers. You can learn more about Shapiro's
and visit them at 808 S Meridian Street, Indianapolis.
10. Papa Roux
Papa Roux is a true hidden gem in Indy, with outstanding Cajun and Creole dishes that will blow your taste buds away. You'll love their delicious, fried po' boys, as well as the etouffee and fried catfish. Learn more about Papa Roux
and find them at 8950 E 10th Street, Indianapolis.
Which of these great Indianapolis restaurants is first up on your list? Do you have any other suggestions? Share your thoughts in the comments below!
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