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The Indigo Duck

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39 East Court Street, Franklin, IN 46131
(317) 560-5805
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Today
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Tue - Fri 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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  • 29
    Excellent
  • 7
    Very good
  • 7
    Average
  • 0
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  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Small town upscale

This small, upscale restaurant had a very diverse menu. However the owner decided mid year that it was time to close and pursue other interests. It will be missed.

4 of 5 starsReviewed November 3, 2014
Ellen57
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Franklin, Indiana
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
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5 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014 via mobile

Hope to review the cafe when open in spring of 2015. Before, the indigo was a fine restaurant. If the cafe is as good it will be a good addition to franklin and surrounding area.

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Franklin, Indiana
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

This small, upscale restaurant had a very diverse menu. However the owner decided mid year that it was time to close and pursue other interests. It will be missed.

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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

I'm writing in the hopes that the owners and staff will see this, even thought this restaurant is now closed due to family issues. I had the pleasure of dinner here in Sept. of 2014, only a week before the Indigo Duck was slated to close. I am so glad I was able to come and share in the experience... More 

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Rolling Prairie, Indiana
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

CLOSED 9-20-2014. My last meal there was for brunch the Sunday before. It was just like every other meal I have had at "the Duck". Exceptional in every way. We finally had a World Class restaurant in our little town. We are all sad to see it go,but understand the sad reasons why. I wish you and the staff a... More 

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Franklin, IN
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40 reviews 40 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

Had Sunday brunch here a week ago and this past Saturday had dinner before seeing the show at the Artcraft Theatre. As always the food was excellent although we felt a bit nostalgic since the place is closing. Although the Joe passed away they managed to maintain the excellent dining experience. We dined here at least once a month since... More 

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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57 reviews 57 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

I received an email from the Indigo Duck that said they are closing effective September 20, 2014, since both the owner and his brother have passed away and the owner's wife is stressed out running the place by herself. :-( That's a shame, because the food and service here are excellent, and to be such a small place they have... More 

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Almere, The Netherlands
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

The ambience was nice, but the food was very average. The waiter (which could be the manager) was a bit pushy about the amount of dishes we ordered. No vegetarian dishes on the menu, but the chef did create something.

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Richmond, Texas
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

It was just OK. Service was not the best. I have had Sunday Brunch at this restaurant and it was very good, but the dinner in April was just mediocre.

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Tennessee
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38 reviews 38 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

While traveling...I overnighted in Franklin. What a charming town. My server, Nathan surprised me with great choices including the Deep Fried Tofu and the entreé featuring the Salmon. The Salmon was a very interesting twist...salmon with beets and egg atop a puff pastry. Good flavors..but disappointed that the puff pastry was a little soggy. I would definately return since I... More 

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Embu, Brazil
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

Nicely decorated, good service, but my duck breast was dificult to chew. My friend had a similar experience with his beef.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 39 East Court Street, Franklin, IN 46131
  • Location: United States  >  Indiana (IN)  >  Franklin
  • Phone Number: (317) 560-5805

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 2:00 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
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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