Best Restaurants

Out of all the restaurants in a city, 10Best narrows the options to those places with the most appeal and the best reputations. We offer carefully vetted selections to let you explore Indianapolis dining on your own. If time is really tight, though, and you don't have the leisure to look through all our offerings, we present our Indianapolis Best Restaurants list. Here, we distill the best businesses down to a special selection of ten. These places promise a stellar experience and a taste of the city that you just can't miss.

This popular breakfast nook sits in a friendly neighborhood and is known for savory omelets. Diners prepare their own coffee just as they like it and then wait for waitresses with sugary-sweet dispositions to bring out their orders. Give due...  Read More

War Memorial Plaza Historic Dist
Adobo Grill

Brightly colored artwork defines this casual space that's become a favorite of locals in love with inventive eats from Southern Mexico. The meals are savory and presented with style. Try the Pechuga Azteca, huitlacoche and asadero cheese-stuffed...  Read More

Iaria's Italian Restaurant
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A local institution, Iaria's has been growing and changing with Indianapolis for more than 70 years! Passed down through four generations of the family, recipes are tried and true, promising melt-in-your-mouth pastas and pizzas. Standards like...  Read More

Tasteful decor, an extensive cocktail menu, and Old World ambience make this charming establishment an extremely pleasant place to dine. Soft music sets an intimate atmosphere, and the menu offers a wide range of reasonably priced dishes....  Read More

Bynum's Steakhouse

You know that you've come to the right place when you see an eye-catching herd of cattle at the front entrance. Many locals have deemed this restaurant the best place in the city to get a thick, juicy steak. Its rustic decor and friendly...  Read More

The Rathskeller

This establishment, the city's oldest, rests in the basement of the Athenaeum and serves a variety of authentic German entrees, like sauerbraten and jaegerschnitzel. The menu also offers plenty of American and Continental specialties, including...  Read More

St. Elmo Steak House
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This elegant establishment has been pleasing locals and visitors alike with impressive steaks since the beginning of the 20th century. While 14-ounce filets are available for patrons with smaller appetites, the 32-ounce prime rib is sure to...  Read More