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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 spaghetti and meatballs populate the menu alongside a hearty array of meat-filled sandwiches and the signature chicken piccata. A full bar and a selection of traditional Italian desserts like spumoni and tiramisu are icing on the cake.

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Sporting a friendly, homey atmosphere and a health-conscious menu, this trendy little bagel shop draws Broad Ripple locals and patrons from farther afield who crave steamed bagel sandwiches piled high with fresh ingredients. Meats, veggies, and all sorts of spreads are at the ready to perfect your bagel creation. Over 80 sandwich combinations pair perfectly with piping hot brewed coffee that goes quickly in the morning. While many patrons take their bagels to go, you can take advantage of a small dining room that offers free WiFi access.

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Chatham Arch

For more than 60 years, this pub has been drawing a steady stream of lunchtime loyalists who love its classic dishes and historic atmosphere. Soups are excellent, particularly chicken noodle, and a full array of tempting sandwiches makes decisions tough. Try a burger or fresh beef stew, and don't forget the memorable desserts, like carrot cake and fresh fruit cobbler.

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Chatham Arch

No fuss, no frill. That's the tried-and-true motto followed by this casual eatery serving up tasty portions of Cajun and Creole food. Standby favorites like étouffée, gumbo and jambalaya have found renewed popularity among locals that can't seem to get enough and simply adore the rock bottom prices. Paper plates, meals accompanied with thick slices of butter bread, and peanut butter pie for dessert. You can't get much closer to comfort food than that.

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Generous portions of Chinese favorites like Kung Pao chicken and Mongolian beef are accompanied by rice and an egg roll at this pleasant, strip-mall eatery. A large fish tank enlivens the space and provides entertainment for little ones. Polite waitstaff can explain any unfamiliar dishes and make recommendations. The casual establishment provides relaxed ambiance and tasty fare that's as appropriate for an intimate family meal as for dinner with a large group of friends.

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Start your morning off right with fresh pastries, homemade breads, or enticing muffins. A selection of specialty coffees and espressos will perfectly complement your breakfast selection. In the afternoons, gourmet-caliber sandwiches and salads garner the attention, and 40 West also caters to your sweet tooth with sinful scoops of Sundae's Homemade Ice Cream.

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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 consideration to a perfectly prepared omelet stuffed with brie, spinach and mushrooms, served with thick-sliced homemade bread. Scones, bagels and cinnamon toast are also available, as is an impressive lunch menu.

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There are no actual sisters involved in this popular restaurant – the name refers to the three staples of Native American crops: corn, squash and beans. Many of the dishes at this healthy lunch spot use those ingredients, and many dishes are vegetarian, though some feature chicken or fish. Try the meatless chili, spinach and goat cheese sandwich on fresh French bread, or a grilled eggplant sandwich. The home-style environment makes this a pleasant place to relax and grab a quick bite.

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This downtown eatery is known for its spacious, comfortable dining room and its fantastic steaks and ribs. For a hearty lunch after a day of business or shopping, try the barbecue baby back ribs or the smothered smokehouse chicken. Lighter appetites will appreciate the chicken tender salad and the homemade soups. Surrounded by warm colors and natural light, you can relax after your meal with an apple martini (made with apple Jolly Ranchers) or a slice of apple walnut cobbler.

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War Memorial Plaza Historic Dist

This tasty Mexican eatery is a staple of the Indianapolis dining scene. Here you'll find authentic eats at rock bottom prices. A juke box and Mexican decor set the casual backdrop for breakfast, lunch or dinner. Daily drink specials, Mexican pizzas and chips and salsa disappear quickly. Don't even think about heading out the door without trying their delicious fried ice cream, a house specialty.

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