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339 Massachusetts Ave., Indianapolis, IN (Downtown Indianapolis)
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Ranked #124 of 2,014 Restaurants in Indianapolis
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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
Neighborhood: Downtown Indianapolis
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Good for: Bar scene
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
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English first
Indianapolis, Indiana
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014 NEW

Excellent choices for a pub - loved the onion rings and of course the beer! Very friendly atmosphere and quite inviting staff. I can see that this will easily become a regular place for me to visit!

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49 reviews 49 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

If you are looking for a good local Irish pub, this is it! Great local beers on tap, plus the fish and shrimp & chips are wonderful! They have a variety of menu choices, from haggis to " less authentic " fare. Staff is very friendly and the atmosphere is relaxed and comfortable. Overall, a good neighborhood pub vibe with... More

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Belen, New Mexico
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

Excellent energy downtown makes this place even more fun! Great service, wonderful food and they will cook to order for special diets! No complaints here and I look forward to going back again!

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Indianapolis, United States
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

Great place. Friendly and informal. Weather permitting have windows open to sidewalk. Lots of lunch items, both with Irish flair, and not. Would recommend.

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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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83 reviews 83 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
83 helpful votes 83 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
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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110 reviews 110 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 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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171 reviews 171 reviews
140 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 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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Additional Information about MacNiven's

Address: 339 Massachusetts Ave., Indianapolis, IN
Phone Number: 317-632-7268
Location: United States  >  Indiana (IN)  >  Indianapolis>  > Downtown Indianapolis
Open Hours:
Sunday 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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 - 2:00 am
Saturday 12:00 pm - 1:00 am
Cuisine: American, Scottish, Bar

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