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“Our large group had a blast, loved the food” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Tavern on South

Tavern on South
423 W South St, Indianapolis, IN 46225-1191
317-602-3115
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Ranked #174 of 2,023 Restaurants in Indianapolis
Price range: $30 - $30
Cuisines: American
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Dining style: Casual Dining
Denver, Colorado
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93 restaurant reviews
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59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
“Our large group had a blast, loved the food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2013

We were attending a convention at the nearby JW Marriott, and we walked a group of 27 people down to this eatery. Very reasonable walk, and the staff couldn't have been warmer or more efficiently helpful. Downstairs was more intimate, and we sat upstairs where our loud, spirited group socialized and ate everything we could get our hands on. Universally, everyone in the group loved the menu and their selections. Sometimes when you have a large group like that, the wait staff is intimidated... but not these folks. We are probably going to bring our group back when we're back in town next year because this was such a hit.

  • Visited February 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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English first
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29 reviews 29 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
“Birthday Night Out”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2013

Overall, Tavern on South was a nice way to celebrate with old friends. The food was tasty, but more expensive for the portion size than we'd expected. We were pretty sure the sweets selection is not made in house. The decor looks like it could be a more upscale restaurant, but the large TVs suggest a more relaxed and casual atmosphere. I think they should decide to be one or the other. We had a reservation for a large group and it took some convincing for them to accommodate us, which was more of a hassle than we'd planned for. The sort of relaxed side of the decor led us to believe that we wouldn't have a problem, but we were incorrect. I guess they want to be more upscale than the TVs suggest, so asking for tables to be moved together was not something they really wanted to do. I'd recommend Tavern on South for a date night and expect to pay for an experience. I wouldn't bring a large group again.

  • Visited February 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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“Tavern on South excellent food and atmosphere”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2013

Our food was excellent and the service was great! Tried a June Bug drink for the first time and it was fabulous.

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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chicago
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49 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 26 cities Reviews in 26 cities
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
“Love this local Gem”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2013

Great place with a lot of local food and drink selection. Most places in Indy are chain steakhouses, which are good, but this place is 100% local. Great scene and the food is different. Try the bean burger. Awesome.

Visited January 2013
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East Lansing, MI
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4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
“clean, friendly, not expensive - GLUTEN-FREE VODKA”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2012

Stopped at the bar for some drinks. The bartender instantly knew which liquors were gluten free. AMAZING!

Service was very friendly and attentive. There was no 'locals only' vibe and no size 0 34d bartender who thought she was too cool for you. Nice plain folk.

2 top shelf vodka tonics and two webacks for my friend = 23 dollars. not bad. not bad at all!

Visited December 2012
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