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Woody's Library Restaurant

40 East Main Street, Carmel, IN
(317) 573-4444
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Ranked #60 of 198 restaurants in Carmel
Cuisines: American
Dining options: Reservations
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English first
Carmel, IN
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Have been here many times but last visit was very disappointing. Went with my 14 year old son and it was Prime Rib night, which I had just a few weeks earlier, and his wasn't cooked right and when it came back it looked funny to me but he said it was fine. Finally I took a bite of it... More

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Brownstown
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41 reviews 41 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

This is a unique restaurant in the Art and Design district of Carmel. We had a salad and BLT, so pretty basic, but both were good. The outside seating was nice, providing a view of the street. Inside had lots of neat "library" features. The waitress was great. It seemed like lots of "locals" gather here.

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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94 reviews 94 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

This is a former Carnegie library that's been converted into a restaurant. The upstairs is for nicer dining, but I haven't been up there yet. The basement is more like a sports bar with a great bar and plenty of TVs. The menu has plenty of items to choose from and the beer selection was extensive. Our food arrived promptly... More

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Carmel, Indiana
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70 reviews 70 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

Very good food, with an ever changing menu. Plenty to choose from the husband and wife team do this right. Usual can grab a seat, but I recommend reservations as it isn't a large restaurant. Downstairs bar is a much more casual bar place.

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Top Contributor
88 reviews 88 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2014

Some reviews indicate spotty service, but my visit found the wait staff to be very attentive, polite and helpful. The menu is great for those who have food allergies, etc, as they list offerings that are best for lactose intolerance, gluten free and vegan. Very nice addition to the menu. The menu has a wide variety of choices. I had... More

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Carmel, Indiana
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014

Nicely decorated spot in an old Carnegie Library in downtown Carmel. Decent food. I think the quality has declined over several years. The owner now has two restaurants to run. His other place, Divvy, is better, I think.

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Chi Town
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54 reviews 54 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014

The place just looks like it would be such a cool different dining experience, it's an old Carnegie library turned into restaurant upstairs and bar downstairs but based on poor reviews I was a little leary; it turned out to be just as good as it looks. We had tiliapia with rice and veggies and the Wednesday special which is... More

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indianapolis
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2013

Food is not good at all and it is overprised, I would never go back. Server not friendly. Food was hardly any chicken, taste was bad, one peace of bread and some fries for 13 dollars what a rip off

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Carmel, Indiana, United States
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83 reviews 83 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2013

After an early evening meeting my wife and decided to eat at Woody's Library since we were nearby. On Monday nights you can eat down in the bar or outside during good weather and we ate in the bar. My wife had loaded baked potato soup and I had the wedge salad to kick things off..both of us were very... More

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27 reviews 27 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2013 via mobile

Hard to rate food since we didn't eat here. My husband & I went to Woody's w/friends. They had a nice selection of beer! Relaxed atmosphere, so I liked it. Love the huge salt water fish tank at the bar!

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