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MacNiven's

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Downtown Indianapolis
American, Bar, British, Scottish
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339 Massachusetts Ave., Indianapolis, IN
317-632-7268
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12:00 pm - 1:00 am
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Hours:
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Fri 11:00 am - 1:00 am
Sat - Sun 12:00 pm - 1:00 am
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch

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  • 33
    Excellent
  • 38
    Very good
  • 10
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 4
    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
Great Portions And Reasonable Prices

We stopped in here purely out of necessity as all of the other eateries were jam packed. MacNivens was still plenty busy, but there were a few tab;es open and we were starving. It turned out to be a happy accident. We both ordered the battered chicken sandwich with spicy aioli sauce. The... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 22, 2015
Hawk044
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DAYTON
Good for:
  • Bar scene
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English first
Indianapolis, Indiana
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35 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

Visited here for lunch with a client. The bar food that I had (Fish and Chips were excellent but overpriced.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Stopped in for lunch on a rainy Sunday and the place was not busy at all. Ordered the Sausage Roll (1 is all you need) with onion rings instead of fries. The sausage tasted like butter - so good! And the onion rings were the best I've ever had. I would definitely come back next time I'm in town.

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68 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

Scottish eggs are really good. Also has haggis on the menu plus other typical pub foods. Nice broad beer selection. Great alternative if/when Bakersfield is packed across the street. Sitting in window my favorite.

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DAYTON
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27 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

We stopped in here purely out of necessity as all of the other eateries were jam packed. MacNivens was still plenty busy, but there were a few tab;es open and we were starving. It turned out to be a happy accident. We both ordered the battered chicken sandwich with spicy aioli sauce. The portions were not disappointing. I think we... More 

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SPRINGPORT
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Excellent pub! Food and drinks so reminiscent of trips to Scotland and England! Where else can you get Pimms, haggis, and Scotch eggs in Indianapolis?!? The sausage rolls and steak pie were fantastic!

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

I've been here a number of times and have always enjoyed it. I've been to pubs in Scotland and this is really a pale imitation, but it's the best we've got in Indy. And they DO offer haggis, which I highly recommend, especially accompanied by a good Scottish beer, which they also offer.

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

A colleague who frequently eats at MacNiven's invited me to have lunch there during the week. The waitress was very friendly and attentive; we even talked for a few minutes with the owner. I had the french dip sandwich with onion rings. What a treat! The sliced beef was seasoned to perfection and the onion rings were a special delicious... More 

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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6 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

This bar and restaurant had a great list of craft beers from around the country and from Scotland. Famous for its hagis but avoided that. Food was good...not excellent although those giant onion rings were awesome. Service fine. Prices reasonable. Also, try the bread pudding (enough for 4 people, at least). Even though it used fake maple syrup, it was... More 

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Zionsville, Indiana, United States
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185 reviews
139 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

This bar does them right! They go very well with the stoutest beer you can drink. The only problem is trying to get your beer and eggs to run out together!

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Illinois
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31 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

Being a scoth drinker I was excited to sample this establishment on the up and coming Mass Avenue. I was not disappointed...had a good menu of single malts. There was also an excellent selection of craft beer of which we sampled quite a few. Our server was very pleasant...explaining the history of the bar and surrounding neighborhood. We only ate... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 339 Massachusetts Ave., Indianapolis, IN
  • Location: United States  >  Indiana (IN)  >  Indianapolis>  > Downtown Indianapolis
  • Neighborhood: Downtown Indianapolis
  • Phone Number: 317-632-7268

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American, Bar, British, Scottish

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 1:00 am
Monday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Tuesday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Wednesday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Thursday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Friday
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Saturday
12:00 pm - 1:00 am

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?