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Papa Joe Junior

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8100 E US Hwy 36 Ste 8, Avon, IN 46123-7953
(317) 272-6501
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch

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  • 7
    Excellent
  • 8
    Very good
  • 4
    Average
  • 8
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Lunch, So-So

Portions were plentiful. I had Chicken Marsala, which was tasty if only smothered a little much with mushroom gravy. Butter-mashed potatoes seemed to be instant mixed with natural (a few little lumps). Asparagus tasted like asparagus with no seasoning, As far as the ambience, it was lovely... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed July 9, 2015
DeniseW217
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English first
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17 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

I've been here several times. The food and staff are always awesome! You may need to wait a few minutes for a table but definitely worth the wait. I will definitely go back!

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London
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

Portions were plentiful. I had Chicken Marsala, which was tasty if only smothered a little much with mushroom gravy. Butter-mashed potatoes seemed to be instant mixed with natural (a few little lumps). Asparagus tasted like asparagus with no seasoning, As far as the ambience, it was lovely and nearly authentic. Restroom needs updating. My fork was not clean, Prices a... More 

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Plainfield, Indiana
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

Normally fairly crowded, I have never had to wait more than 10-15 minutes for a table. Food is top notch and price point is good. Service is very good and waiter/waitress interaction. They are 'Johnny on the spot' to refill drinks and make sure that everything is OK. Seating is a little cramped but the place is clean and the... More 

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Speedway, Indiana
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

Love eating here. Great atmosphere! Piano player there doing his thing, excellent food, very reasonably priced! I haven't eaten anything I didn't love yet. Lasagna better than mom's!

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Northbrook, Illinois
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

Located in strip-mall, this delightful casual restaurant has very good menu choices of Italian dishes at reasonable price.

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

I've ate here since the late 1980's. My parents still live nearby so when I visited them today we decided to go to Papa Joe. My parents said there was new ownership, but the only change I could discern was the fact the heavy curtains over the windows were now gone and you could see outside. We were escorted to... More 

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

I see the remarks about the new ownership of this restaurant and have to say there was a brief time I would have agreed with them. But the last 3-4 times I have eaten here, it has been back to the previous high standards. In fact, the wonderful spaghetti sauce they have always had seemed even better and when I... More 

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Avon, Indiana
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

We have eaten at this restaurant several times and more recently we have ordered carry out. Very recently we decided to order carry out once again and discovered that this restaurant was under new ownership and management. We ordered the exact same dinners that we had ordered previously, but our new young order taker didn’t appear to be very familiar... More 

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Brownsburg, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

The "new" owners have made changes and they are not for the good of patrons. The calzones are crispy on the edges, almost burnt, and the portion size of the 1/2 order of lasagna does not even fill the serving dish as it used to do. Cheesesticks and bread have been changed and not for the better. One plus, the... More 

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Decatur, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014

The service is great. I go here every time I'm visiting the Indy area. Lasagna is to die for, bread is beyond words and their portions are huge.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 8100 E US Hwy 36 Ste 8, Avon, IN 46123-7953
  • Location: United States  >  Indiana (IN)  >  Avon
  • Phone Number: (317) 272-6501

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian, American
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?