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Yats is a great choice in Indianapolis restaurants. This is the place to eat if you like Creole and Cajun food with spice and flavor. You really can't go wrong with anything here. The first thing you will notice is that there are no menus. The entrees for the day are on a blackboard. Next, there are only three prices for three sizes. You can either get a half order, full order, or a combo plate. Yats is known for its jambalaya. Other dishes offer chicken creole, pazole stew, chili cheese etouffee with crawfish, and vegan white chili with tofu.
If your mouth is set for a gyros, then stop by Greek Island Restaurant at 906 South Meridian Street. Besides gyros, this Indianapolis restaurant serves up meat pies with ground beef, Greek spices, and feta cheese. If you do not eat beef, try the chicken souvlaki or the veggie pita with hummus. For a lighter meal, there is a chef salad with gyros meat and a herb & olive oil dressing. Other entrees are moussaka, greek spaghetti, and pasticchio with ground beef & macaroni. Be sure not to miss the belly dancers on Friday and Saturday nights.
If you go out to the club to get your dance on and need to refuel in the wee hours of the morning, then the Indianapolis restaurant to stop in at is Red Eye Cafe in the downtown area. Customers can enjoy breakfast all day along or one of their weekday lunch deals. Favorites here are the reubens, Red Eye burger with garlic and onions, grilled buffalo chicken sandwich, Red Eye supreme omelet, chili cheese fries, and chicken quesadillas. Check out their cool website at redeyecafe.com for more information, including hours, directions, and drink specials.
If you loved the 50's and want to visit a throwback to those times, then the Indianapolis restaurant for you is Edwards Drive-In at 2126 South Sherman Drive. Just like the drive-in from the past, customers can enjoy burgers, fries, root beer floats, and coney dogs. Other popular menu items include onion rings, chili, mini tacos, fried mushrooms, bbq pork, and the fish dinner with fries & cole slaw. Leave room for desserts like homemade brownies, white macadamia cookies, and hot fudge sundaes. To read the history of Edwards and see their daily specials, go to their website at edwardsdrivein.com.
For an authentic NY corned beef sandwich in Indianapolis, check out Shapiro's Deli downtown at 808 Meridian Street. Customers, for years, have enjoyed pastrami & swiss, smoked salmon, peppered beef on sourdough, and chicken salad. Sides available are chips, german potato salad, boiled cabbage, and deviled eggs. Don't leave with your chocolate chunk, butter pecan, or honey raisin nut cookie. Shapiros was recognized by USA Today as one of the top 10 places to enjoy authentic Kosher food. You can place your order online at shapiros.com or fax it in. It will be ready when you drop in!
Real Texas BBQ in Indianapolis? Yep, just go downtown to Dick's Bodacious Bar-B-Q. This Indianapolis restaurant serves up some of the best bbq at reasonable prices. Customers keep coming back for their beef brisket, smoked wings, pulled pork, and hot links. Other items include a "hoss potato" which is a smoked potato topped with cheese, beans, sour cream, and your choice of meat and the salmon dinner with two sides and a corn muffin. There pecan pie is the best. They just opened another joint in Noblesville. For hours, directions, and lunch specials, go to their website at dicksbbq.com.
July 05, 2009 change by annc
Great authentic Irish pub food. Fast service.