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Papa Roux

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American, Southwestern, Cajun & Creole
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8950 E 10th St, Indianapolis, IN 46219
317-603-9861
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10:30 am - 8:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Sat 10:30 am - 8:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Takeout

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  • 54
    Excellent
  • 20
    Very good
  • 2
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Always good

Been going to this place for years and it's never disappointing. Poboys and sides are all good. Garlic stew too hot for me but most love it. Unlimited sides so prepare to be filled. Owners and staff are great people who treat everyone like regulars

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 23, 2015
Chris R
Good for:
  • Dining on a budget
  • Families with children
  • Special occasions
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

Been going to this place for years and it's never disappointing. Poboys and sides are all good. Garlic stew too hot for me but most love it. Unlimited sides so prepare to be filled. Owners and staff are great people who treat everyone like regulars

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

Loving Louisiana-style cooking, we were looking forward to eating at Papa Roux. It was a real disappointment. I was interested in the crawfish dish......not available when we were there....out of crawfish on a Thursday evening at about 5:45 PM. We ordered red beans with rice......no red beans.... The mushroom etouffee was a real disappointment.....maybe had one mushroom in it and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

I ordered the crawfish jambalaya. The jambalaya was just all right, but the fried crawfish was really good. If you eat at the restaurant then you can get free sides. I got the coleslaw, cornbread, and bread pudding. All of these sides were very good. I also got the root beer which also excellent. The Services was good, but the... More 

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Wheaton, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

Stopped for diner on our long way home from vacation. We've selected this restaurant from tripadvisor based on the ranking and we were not disappointed!! We had a great time, food was wonderful, people very kind and kids ate for free!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

Doesn't look like much from the outside, not much better on the inside, but once you taste the food, you will understand the long line and Waite for a table, totally worth it, in a city were good Cajun cuisine is hard to find, this one tops my list.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

ABSOLUTELY WONDERFUL. A little quirky, and the food was beyond great. I love canjun and what is served here is some of the best I've had. Thank you trip advisor for guiding us here. Great food/great service/great atmosphere.

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Fort Worth, TX
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

Stopped by for lunch today and had the catfish posted boy. It was sloppy from the coleslaw topping but very bland. The unlimited sides are an interesting idea but the two I tried (red beans and chili) were poor. The red bean were flavorless. The chili tasted like it was from a can and had a bottle of hot sauce... More 

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

Not the best Cajun in town but damn close. But a great way to try Cajun food for the first time. Purchase either some type Po Boy or stew and get unlimited sides of dishes and breads. This is on dine in only, so definitely dine in.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

While on a business trip with my husband, we found Papa Roux. We were looking for good food, from a non-chain restaurant. This restaurant was exactly what we were looking for. This is not the restaurant for you if you are looking for fine dining or super friendly service. The service is fast, but not overfriendly. The food is great... More 

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

Papa Roux is in a strip mall about 200 feet from the northwest corner of East 10th St and Post Road on Indy's east side. Unless you know where Papa is at you'll have a hard time seeing it from that intersection so turn onto 10th St and head west towards downtown. The inside looks like a college dive bar... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 8950 E 10th St, Indianapolis, IN 46219
  • Location: United States  >  Indiana (IN)  >  Indianapolis
  • Phone Number: 317-603-9861

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 5 to 10
  • Cuisine: American, Southwestern, Cajun & Creole

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Dining on a budget, Families with children, Special occasions, Doing business, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Monday
10:30 am - 8:00 pm
Tuesday
10:30 am - 8:00 pm
Wednesday
10:30 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday
10:30 am - 8:00 pm
Friday
10:30 am - 8:00 pm
Saturday
10:30 am - 8:00 pm

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