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Last Updated November 18, 2014
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Abyssinia Ethiopian Restaurant

Why We Love It: Guests rave about the food and the combination of flavors, but most importantly you can’t miss the coffee ceremony at the end of your meal. It’s a unique cultural experience in which Abyssinia...
|5352 W. 38th Street, Indianapolis, IN, us

Hotcakes Emporium

Why We Love It: You can’t go wrong with an owner that has over 30 years in the pancake business! Customers come back for the gourmet flapjacks, big portions, and low prices.
| 8555 Ditch Road , Indianapolis, IN, us

Late Harvest Kitchen

Why We Love It: Modern American meets world cuisine at the Late Harvest Kitchen. Reclaimed wood and brick have been used to create a trendy but cosy environment in which to sample colorful fare and craft cocktails....
|8605 River Crossing Blvd, Indianapolis, IN, us
|(317) 663-8063

Oakley’s Bistro

Why We Love It: Oakley's Bistro is an unpretentious American-meets-French bistro perfect for special occasions without the special price tag. Established in 2002 this restaurant is a firm favorite on the Indy food...
|1464 W 86th St , Indianapolis, IN, us
|(317) 824-1231

Ruth's Cafe

Why We Love It: Ruth’s Café is an eclectic locally owned restaurant that serves breakfast all day along with daily lunch specials. Their specialty is Lefse, a Norwegian potato crepe that’s warm and delish! They...
|Keystone Shoppes, Indianapolis, IN, us
|8888 Keystone Crossing , Indianapolis, IN, us

Shoefly Public House

Why We Love It: Shoefly is a vibrant gastropub and watering hole building a reputation as the go-to place for locals and visitors to Fall Creek Place. Serving sustainable seafood, local meats and craft beers, this...
|122 East 22nd Street, Indianapolis, IN, us
|(317) 283-5007

Squealer’s Award Winning BBQ

Why We Love It: Southern style barbecue in Central Indiana! Fine cuts of meat are delicately smoked over cherry and hickory wood to infuse a smoky but sweet flavor. This barbecue joint, with two central locations,...
|5515 W 86th St , Indianapolis, IN, us
|(317) 871-7427

Porter Books and Bread

Porter Books and Bread, Indianapolis
Why We Love It: Did you ever see the movie You Got Mail? Tucked away in the Fort Ben Community, this locally owned cafe that combines two great passions: food and literature. The catch to this gem is you can grab up...
|5719 Lawton Loop E. Dr., Indianapolis, IN, us

Jockamo Upper Crust

Why We Love It: Customers rave about Jockamo’s breadsticks and the seven different dipping sauces. They have a wide variety of specialty pizzas including seafood pizzas; meat, cheese, and potato pizzas; and “...
|5646 E. Washington St., Indianapolis, IN, us

The Legend Cafe

Why We Love It: Attentive service and home-cooked food served in a stylish location. The Legend restaurant in Irvington has been a community favorite since 2003. Specializing in casual dining with a focus on local...
|5614 E Washington St, Indianapolis, IN, us
|(317) 536-2028

Pogue’s Run Grocer Co-Op & Café

Why We Love It: Meat feast and vegan sandwiches, soups, salads, drinks and freshly baked cookies are on offer at Pogue's Run Grocer. Named after the Indianapolis waterway and local historical figure George Pogue,...
|2828 E 10th St, Indianapolis, IN, us
|(317) 426-4963

INgredients - Field to Fork Market

Why We Love It: Local and organic ingredients are in the spotlight at this market and lunchtime eatery housed in a former take-out joint. With much of the produce grown either onsite or locally in neighboring...
|5628 E 71st St, Indianapolis, IN, us
|(317) 570-3663

The North End Barbecue & Moonshine

Why We Love It: North End BBQ gets their meats from farms that raise their beef, pork, chicken and turkey naturally without the use of antibiotics, hormones or GMO Feed. They feature local beers, an extensive bourbon...
|1250 East 86th Street, Indianapolis, IN, us
|317-614-RIBS (7427)

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