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“Happy accident yields tremendous meal!” 5 of 5 stars
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Fat Dan's Deli
5410 N. College Ave., Indianapolis, IN 46220
317-600-3333
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Ranked #127 of 2,023 Restaurants in Indianapolis
Cuisines: American, Barbecue, Delicatessen, Hot Dogs, Sandwiches
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Carmel, Indiana
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11 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Happy accident yields tremendous meal!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

was in the area randomly when we decided to stop in at Twenty Tap for some food, only their grills were down and all they could serve was a salad. Fat Dan's is right next door and looked promising, plus we'd never been there. What a happy accident! We loved this place! We had our dog with us and they brought him a bowl of water (outside seating), which was a really nice thing that we weren't expecting. Nice selection of local craft beers, too many IPAs for my taste, but I'm sure hop heads would really love it. The food was excellent pub grub. Had tater tots (standard, meh), mini corn-dogs (good), Wake and Bake burger (amazing), Black and Blue burger (was told it was pretty good, but not really "blackened"), and a veggie burger (she loved it). We all waffled between about four of five menu items and that was before we knew there was a back side to the menu. All in all, we loved it and will return when in the area. Parking was easy, bike racks also accessible and available right at the restaurant.

  • Visited July 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Indianapolis, Indiana
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25 reviews 25 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Great Grub”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Tons of homemade sandwich choices....hot and cold. Nice selection of appetizers. Usually a hearty lunch and weekend crowd, indoor and outdoor seating. Friendly staff, and efficient kitchen time. Make sure you order some homemade fries...rolled out on the table in front of you on some paper. Awesome!

Visited July 2014
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Indiana
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161 restaurant reviews
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94 helpful votes 94 helpful votes
“Nice place for a pleasant, laid back Sunday late lunch”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

We finished a baseball game and found this place thanks to tripadvisor's near me now option. Love the open air seating and the homage paid to the Windy City. I went with the rack of ribs since they are only available on the weekends. They were very moist and meaty, even without the sauce. Hubby and son raved about the French fries and burgers. Burgers are huge!!! Easy to share one if you are not THAT hungry. Lots of fun beers to try if you are in the mood. Server was a very nice young gentleman. It's a cool joint, I'd go back.

  • Visited June 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Indianapolis, Indiana
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“So, fatty fat fat”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

Tater tots layered with hot sauce, cheese, more cheese and green onion? Gimmie. Now. Not only do they have craft beer (and normal beer for you non-adventerous folk), but they have traditional Chicago food, which is terrible for your heart. When I have my quadruple by-pass, I will gladly think up on the delicious sandwhiches and side dishes that I snarffed down there.

  • Visited April 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
“Great Atmosphere, Good Food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2014

The bar deli has a garage door that enables the proprietors to open the entire front of the restaurant to side walk seating during nice weather. It is a great family stop or a place for friends to meet. While there are options if you want something besides red meat, many customers including us enjoyed one of the many specialty burgers. It was served on butcher paper and the french fry order is over sized--really over sized. Nice combination with a cold beer on a spring day. Located on a busy corner. Great choice but if you are counting calories--it may not be your best first choice. Great service and prices were within expectations. You should arrive hungry or you may end up bring some food home with you.

  • Visited April 2014
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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