Hoosiers already know that Indiana has an incredible variety of top-notch restaurants throughout the state, from small town diners and dives to upscale, inventive eateries. But, did you know that there’s one street in Indiana that has just about every type of restaurant you could imagine? Whether you’re looking for an awesome place to visit for a day or showing out-of-towners around the state, this street is a must visit.
Massachusetts Avenue, known simply as "Mass Ave," is a bustling street in the heart of downtown Indianapolis. The street itself can be found just north of Monument Circle and is one of the six cultural districts designated in Indy.
This vibrant street is one of the four diagonal streets designed in downtown Indy's original 1821 plans, helping it to stand out amongst other blocks in the city. This street is located in the heart of the arts district in Indy and is also home to a large variety of restaurants.
If tacos are what you crave, Bakersfield is a great little Mexican restaurant and a beloved eatery on Mass Ave. You'll love the fun atmosphere, whether enjoying drinks or a quick lunch.
Bakersfield is well known for their delicious homemade queso and guacamole, and also offers a variety of fresh tacos. Their margaritas are always on point, so be sure to grab a drink (or two) while you're here.
If seafood is what you're after, make a stop at Salt on Mass. This restaurant features fresh seafood and steaks, with a variety of cocktails to complement your meal.
Here, you'll find a variety of fresh seafood creations, like fried oysters and beef filets, crab macaroni and cheese, clam chowder, and scallops and risotto. This place can get busy, so make sure you give yourself plenty of time when eating here.
For Italian fare, wander over to Mimi Blue Meatballs, a unique bistro where meatballs are the main focus. This restaurant offers daily specials, delicious appetizers, and shareable side dishes.
When you order, you can choose the type of meatballs you'd like (beef, turkey, classic, buffalo turkey, veggie, or their specialty meatball of the day), as well as your choice of eight different, unique sauces. Choose whether you'd like a slider or sandwich, or have your meatballs served over a bed of linguine. Their Brussels sprouts and mac and queso make excellent side options and are easy to share between two people.
If it's brunch you're seeking, Mass Ave has you covered. Hoaglin to Go is a bustling breakfast and brunch spot with comforting dishes like peanut butter french toast, quiche of the day, biscuits and gravy, and much more.
Of course, no street claiming restaurant fame could be complete without a great burger joint. Bru Burger Bar offers delicious craft burgers and beer in a classy, yet casual setting perfect for any type of get together.
Enjoy farm fresh burgers - your choice of beef, turkey, or veggie - and choose from any of their tasty craft combinations.
Naturally, Mass Ave has great pizza options, like the beloved Bazbeaux Pizza.
This pizza place has incredible garlic bread and great pizza selections. You'll find a delicious pizza to share with a group or you can get your own and try out different unique combinations.
Is comfort food ever a bad option? If you're in the mood to be impressed (and stuffed), then you'll want to try The Eagle.
This popular Mass Ave restaurant is well known for their outstanding fried chicken - but that's just where the magic begins. Their spoonbread, mac and cheese, po' boys, and biscuits are also legendary.
Of course, these are just a few of the amazing selections of restaurants you'll find spread across Mass Ave. You'll also find 9 Irish Brothers Pub for killer Irish and pub food, Ralston's for outstanding American and bar food, Yat's, offering quick creole dishes, and so much more! You'll also find the Flying Cupcake and The Best Chocolates in Town for killer snacks and desserts, along with amazing local shops, theaters, and other attractions worth visiting.
No matter what type of cuisine you’re in the mood for, you’ll find it on this one epic street in Indiana. For more great spots for Indiana dining, check out these
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