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Smee's Place

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1454 W 86th St, Indianapolis, IN 46260-2181
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Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Dining options: Dinner, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Great Neighborhood Bar

Smees Place has been home base for the neighborhoods that surround it. It serves up tasty bar food in a very friendly setting.

3 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What a waste of time. I have never been treated so badly. This place only looks out for 'who's. Who'. I was being waited on fine but as soon as a group of pharmaceutical executives walked in, no. That was the end of the good service. My food set in the window and then was placed in front of me... More 

Thank Heidi G
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186 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Smees Place has been home base for the neighborhoods that surround it. It serves up tasty bar food in a very friendly setting.

Thank 970alexanderp
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

this is my favorite neighborhood restaurant. I go there whenever I'm back in town. The food is excellent and the good service is friendly and consistent.

Thank Sarah J
Indianapolis, Indiana
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

Local neighborhood pub holds up well against "chains." More than the usual choices of salads plus the usual pub fare and a few items thrown in for variety (they work). Salads are good and generous but sandwiches are the star of the menu (esp. the steak sandwich). Food is generally very good and service is informal but friendly. Smee's draws... More 

Thank Seab67
Fishers, IN
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014 via mobile

I took a friend to lunch at Smee's today at her request. She had a Santa Fe salad which was reasonably good- although using the large strips of unseasoned tortilla isn't particularly good. They used to do this differently- something you could actually put on your fork and that added flavor- not just crunch- to the salad. Anyway, she liked... More 

Thank MackinacMegan
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74 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2014

A great place to sit and have a drink. The food is okay. The service is fast and friendly. Never had a long wait to get a table. Fabulous carrot cake.

Thank Michael S
Indianapolis, Indiana
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2014

Went to lunch with my co-worker and daughter. Waitress, Lisa, very unfriendly and did not ask if food was okay, did not ask if we wanted refills on drinks. Did not ask if we wanted deserts. We did not tip as felt as though service was not even close to being satisfactory. I gave her two credit - gift cards... More 

Thank Cathy S
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60 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2013

This place is one of our favorites for a casual dinner. The food is better than the usual bar food with daily specials on entrees, soup and drinks. We enjoy the sandwiches, and my favorite is the turkey on wheat bread with cranberry relish. The entrees are a little more than we need so we normally order a burger, tenderloin,... More 

Thank JimM562
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42 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2013 via mobile

I took my large group of out of town business partners here based on a referral. I am never been more embarrassed. What a horrible experience! The appetizers arrived with our meal. When she had dropped off all but one of our plates, she dusted her hands and said down with this table. Only she wasn't... We waited a long... More 

Thank Shadowfax_Clan
Deerfield Beach, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2013

We two went tonight for dinner-thurs and there was very few guests.. Our waitress promptly greeted us and took drink n dinner order. A vodka crab n iced tea, spareribs , salad and vegetable. We waited an inordinate time for our beverage which did not arrive before first course was served. Wait staff did not notice anything amiss so on... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1454 W 86th St, Indianapolis, IN 46260-2181
  • Location: United States  >  Indiana (IN)  >  Indianapolis>  > Washington
  • Neighborhood: Washington
  • Phone Number: 317-876-0202

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American
Open Hours
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am

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