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Fire by the Monon

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6523 Ferguson St, Indianapolis, IN 46220
317-252-5920
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Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Description: part of chow down midtown.org

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  • 28
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  • 1
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
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We had a variety of their recommended dishes and all enjoyed every tasty, smoky morsel. We dined outdoors and it was a very neighborhoody location so we felt we had a real taste of local color as well. A fun experience with a really professional and friendly staff.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 16, 2015
cmk4735
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Indianapolis, Indiana
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Indianapolis, Indiana
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58 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

We had a variety of their recommended dishes and all enjoyed every tasty, smoky morsel. We dined outdoors and it was a very neighborhoody location so we felt we had a real taste of local color as well. A fun experience with a really professional and friendly staff.

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Fort Wayne, Indiana
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

I've eaten at Fire by the Monon three times now. Once with just my wife, once with our whole family, and once with a co-worker. This restaurant is one of those unique places that is (a) really good; (b) has a cool atmosphere; (c) had great service; AND (d) is kid friendly. In our experiences the staff has been welcoming,... More 

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Carmel, Indiana
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134 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

We ate here as a large family group for lunch. Very good menu with diverse options for everyone. Kids loved the soft pretzels and cheese. Flatbreads were all good. Fish tacos were a bit runny so the soft tacos were soggy. Good waitstaff as well. Overall, I would return to the restaurant.

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

I recently visited for dinner and, even though it was close to or exceeded 90 degrees, sat outside. The outdoor dining area is really nice! Comfy chairs, covered from the sun, and plenty of parking. This was my first visit and I ordered the pulled pork nachos. Have you ever had nachos that are already put together so you're ready... More 

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

Been here a few times before and had to try something other than the great Dirty Mac 'n Cheese. Just got a couple of flatbreads for dinner - the Margherita was just great. You really can't go wrong here. It was raining, so the decks were closed, but the bar area was just fine.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

My husband and I ate there a few days ago and we will definitely be back! Dirty Mac and cheese is a must try. We also had inferno burger and onion rings. It was all amazing! Also love the fact that they do call ahead seating and send you a text when they are ready to seat you.

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Annapolis, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

I and three others visited for lunch today and were blown away by all we tried. They take what could otherwise be modest fare, such as mac and cheese, nachos and flatbread...infuse with their home-smoked pulled pork, add a dash of other magical ingredients and then super-size it all. There is nothing plain nor ordinary about any item on the... More 

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Crown Point, Indiana, United States
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94 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

This restaurant captures the flavor of Broad Ripple with great food and a laid back atmosphere that is very appealing. The food is familiar yet with just enough of an eclectic interpretation to make it all their own. A number of smokehouse favorites like pulled pork and hickory grilled fish and meats let you know why this restaurant is called... More 

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7 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

The food here was pretty good!! We split the beer cheese dip (tasty), I get the smokey bear burger (nothing special) and he got some kind of pulled pork sandwich (meat was delicious). However the problem was the service; our waiter checked on us maybe three times while we were there and never came to collect our money. It's a... More 

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Indianapolis, United States
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36 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

I don't get to the Broad Ripple area much as I have a bit of "crowd-phobia" but I figured for lunch it would be okay and I've been wanting to try this place. So glad I did, the smoked pulled pork is to die for and it's a HUGE portion. served with a side dish which chose a side salad... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 6523 Ferguson St, Indianapolis, IN 46220
  • Location: United States  >  Indiana (IN)  >  Indianapolis
  • Phone Number: 317-252-5920

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American

Description

part of chow down midtown.org
Open Hours
Friday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm

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