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MacNiven's

339 Massachusetts Ave., Indianapolis, IN (Downtown Indianapolis)
317-632-7268
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Ranked #119 of 2,001 Restaurants in Indianapolis
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Fri 11:00 am - 2:00 am
Sat 12:00 pm - 1:00 am
Cuisines: American, Scottish, Bar
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Good for: Bar scene
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Neighborhood: Downtown Indianapolis
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English first
Mason, Ohio
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 via mobile

I spent some time in Scotland and can vouch for MacNiven's haggis being as close to the real thing as one can get without some of the... banned organs included in the original. The neeps and tatties are great as well. As always, I loved the Scotch egg, beer selection, onion rings, and bread pudding. It is all superb! The... More

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illinois
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82 reviews 82 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

It was a Rainy Saturday afternoon and we were looking for a place to sit and have a drink and maybe food. Happened to see this place and decided to give it a try. Had a great time. Do not recall the 2 young ladies who took care of us but they were very helpful with beer selections and would... More

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Newport News, Virginia
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18 reviews 18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Stopped in Indianapolis for the night. We tend to stop here somewhat frequently and always look for something new. Tonight we happened upon McNiven's. Sunday evening so it was a slow night. Regardless were promptly seated and our server, Julie was polite, prompt and pleasant. The beer selection is incredible. Julie recommended the draft special and it did not disappoint.... More

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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71 reviews 71 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Love this place. Used to to go here all the time when we lived in Indy. Awesome beer selection, with a lively & enjoyable atmosphere. Love the food, too. Great Scottish food, with vegetarian selections that kept me going back. Love this place, and definitely recommend it for travelers and locals alike. Great locale & neighbourhood...

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Naperville, Illinois
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94 reviews 94 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

The Haggis appetizer was very good, reach, earthy and delicious. Scotch Eggs similarly very well done. Fish was battered heavier than I would have liked, and cooked in oil too hot - batter was very dark on the outside yet the fish was a little watery inside. Bread and Butter pudding was a loaf; bigger than it needed to be... More

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Lafayette, Indiana
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147 reviews 147 reviews
119 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

We came in just for drinks but was able to get the best seat in the house! It nice they open the windows and you can sit, drink your beverage and people watch! It is a great place! We want to return for dinner next time in town!

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Emmaus, Pennsylvania
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21 reviews 21 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

Scot pub with friendly staff and tasty food. Good drink choices...deserts too. Warm weather they open windows that you can watch the world go bye.

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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52 reviews 52 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014

Had dinner here on Cinco de Mayo and enjoyed an open-air seat facing the revelry at Bakersfield. Our server was training another and the team was very helpful and friendly. Scotch Egg was excellent and, as my daughter and I were feeling adventurous, we dared to try (for the first time ever) the Haggis Sampler appetizer. Haggis was surprisingly un-gross... More

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Churchville, New York
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014 via mobile

We were looking for a tasty lunch in a casual setting. Our waitress made recommendations of the popular menu items. We shared a Scottish Egg Tossed salad and a Steak pie. Delicious and filling.

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Fishers, Indiana
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119 reviews 119 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014

My boyfriend and I are here for lunch and the food was great. There service was wonderful and everyone was friendly as well. Our waitress checked on us many times. The restaurant offers a wide variety of food. We sat in the restaurant part but the bar was nice too. I would recommend for lunch and a night out on... More

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