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Iron Skillet Restaurant

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2489 W 30th St, Indianapolis, IN 46222-2268
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5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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Sun 12:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Wed - Sat 5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • Food
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  • Value
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fried chicken

Best fried chicken this side of Holley Hock. Family style with great buffet and great desserts......

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Guy B
Indianapolis, Indiana
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Indianapolis, Indiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Best fried chicken this side of Holley Hock. Family style with great buffet and great desserts......

Thank Guy B
Indianapolis, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Every year we attended theater at Edyvean Repertory Theater at Christian Theological Seminary (CTS) during their current season but always began with dinner at the Iron Skillet. There were usually 6 to 8 of us so we always made reservations. The atmosphere was homey and the waitresses dressed in old fashioned long dresses and dust bonnets. Today their attire is... More 

Thank 454marvinw
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2015

The fried chicken is some of the best in town. Their dinners with all the sides make it a great family dining experience.

Thank 970alexanderp
Greenwood, Ind.
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48 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2015 via mobile

The Iron Skillet has been our designated family event celebration venue for decades. Great food, great service, and caring, diligent ownership and commitment to quality make this a must visit. You can't beat the fried chicken, veggies, mashed potatoes, and gravy. You won't leave hungry. If you leave some, doggie bags are plentiful. Cozy, homey atmosphere. If you loved going... More 

1 Thank wgilkison
Maumee, Ohio
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2015

This has been our family's default restaurant for special occasions for many years. The food never disappoints and the atmosphere and staff are always friendly. The chicken is the best and all of the complementary dishes make the total meal really special. We always go home full and have enough leftovers for another meal.

Thank Bill P
Indianapolis, Indiana
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2015

This restaurant has been our family celebration place for years and years. We were there this November before driving downtown to a Colts game and enjoyed a lovely fried chicken dinner with all the trimmings. There were 6 of us and although we have tried other entrees and they were good, we keep going back to the chicken that built... More 

Thank Natalie B
New Braunfels, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2015

We had delicious fried chicken complete with the veggies, salad, dessert and tea and coffee. Service is exceptional as was the food. Plentiful portions, A very nice place to dine. Reservations recommended, especially on weekends.

Thank BJL83
Indianapolis, Indiana
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2015

The food is very tasty. One issue - I have enjoyed food at this establishment on three occasions; however, protein serving sizes appear to be smaller for some customers.

Thank Debra E
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2015 via mobile

Chicken is wonderful, as is the steak and shrimp. With wonderful mash potatoes, corn, and beans, this is a great value. Salads, drinks, and ice cream are included. Service is fine and the facility is charming.

Thank BatGuano30
Jasper, Tennessee
2 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2015 via mobile

Service is excellent and atmosphere is calm but food is not worth the price... Disappointed that Mashed potatoes were instant....

1 Thank Babegholston

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2489 W 30th St, Indianapolis, IN 46222-2268
  • Location: United States  >  Indiana (IN)  >  Indianapolis
  • Phone Number: 317-923-6353

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 40
  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Special occasions, Large groups
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 7:30 pm
5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
5:00 pm - 8:30 pm

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