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Bynum's Steak House

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3850 S Meridian St, Indianapolis, IN 46217-3352
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Too much food for the older eating crowd

Plenty of parking for a 6:30 PM reservation. Several tables were available but hostess seated our party of four in the bar area. All ordered the prime rib and sides. My order was for well done but arrived medium rare and had to be sent back for further cooking. The salads were good as were the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 13, 2015
Bargersville, In
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Indianapolis, Indiana
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6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2016 via mobile

One of if not the best prime ribs in town. Great atmosphere and great staff. You really get your money's worth. So much food that you'll have lunch and maybe dinner for the next day. Can't wait to go back!

Thank Erinn O
Bargersville, In
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67 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2015

Plenty of parking for a 6:30 PM reservation. Several tables were available but hostess seated our party of four in the bar area. All ordered the prime rib and sides. My order was for well done but arrived medium rare and had to be sent back for further cooking. The salads were good as were the other sides ordered. The... More 

Thank retMD
Indianapolis, Indiana
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16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2015

I went to Bynum's on a date on a Sat. night. We arrived around 8 or so. There were plenty of open tables but it took a solid 20 minutes to get seated. We were seated in the bar, which was ok, but we were never asked, "Would you mind at table in the bar area?" The service was VERY... More 

Thank Peter C
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2015

Ordered the Prime Rib on advice of a friend. I wanted very rare which is often hard to find in this cut. When it came I was astonished by the size, Two complete rib bones! About 2 1/2 " thick and perfectly cooked. Sides were all good as well. I took home over a pound which I could not finish.

1 Thank Mike B
Indianapolis, Indiana
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2015 via mobile

Hadn't been here in many years, and forgotten how good they were. Met my best friend and her Hubby, and the four of us ordered Appetizers, Drinks & Dinner. We ordered the shrimp cocktails & mushrooms, which were excellent! For dinner, hubby and I both ordered the Bone-in Ribeye's (Cooked Medium); my Bestie and her husband ordered the Filet &... More 

Thank Ambecher1
Zionsville, Indiana
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2015

First time here. Pros: Good server. Very experienced. This takes the term "old school" to a whole new level. Felt like we stepped back in a time machine 30 years. Once we got to our table (in the bar) the server was great. Fast. Bread. Pretty good. Warm. Onion soup--pretty good. Fried shrimp--very good. Cocktail sauce good---but not as good... More 

Thank Dave K
Indianapolis, Indiana
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8 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2015

We waited 12 minutes to be seated in a half empty restaurant. We were allowed to study the menu for 30 minutes without so much as a water being brought to our table. We were convinced we had been abandoned. After 45 minutes we walked out.

2 Thank Flycast
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2015 via mobile

Steak, fish, sides... all are just darn good. To start: not your kid's tater tots and/or cocktail shrimp w clear your sinus sauce... a must. French onion soup and salad included with your meal (yum) Fillet w mushroom or butter sauce is my fav. Hubby loves the ribeye and prime rib... HUGE!!!! You will not leave hungry!!!

1 Thank Lena W
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

Took family out for our first visit to this restaurant. Our waitress was helpful navigating us through the specials and menu.Everyone ordered the 7 oz. Filet. Cooked according to specification, it was tendered and delicious as aged beef should be. Desert options were numerous. We found this iconic South side venue lived up to it's reputation.

1 Thank Howard G
Panama City, Florida
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

When I reminisce about my hometown, the first thin that comes to mind is Bynums. I dont care if the decor is 80s, I go there for the meat. We are relocating back to Indy soon, and one of the prerequisites is that our home be located as close as possible to Bynums. Best steak in Indy, best steak in... More 

2 Thank 646thomas

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 3850 S Meridian St, Indianapolis, IN 46217-3352
  • Location: United States  >  Indiana (IN)  >  Indianapolis
  • Phone Number: 317-784-9880

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 30
  • Cuisine: Steakhouse, American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Business meetings, Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm

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