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Reviewed 1 week ago

First this place is now called The Local. We have wanted to dine there since they’ve opened and tonight was our night. We walk up to hostess and there is a 20 minute wait but she stated the bar is open seating. We walk into...the bar and there are 4 open seats together. We sit at 2 of them and a customer tells us we can’t sit there due to reserved for trivia. Keep in mind there was no sign stating this anywhere and hostess told us it was open seating. The customer next to us eating told us they made them move too. To add insult to injury there were lots of empty tables all over the restaurant, more than enough for their trivia folks. We got and as we walked out we told the hostess we were leaving and why and she had no response, not even I’m sorry. Really makes it hard to want to go back and try this place.More

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed June 4, 2022

I've been here several times and have enjoyed it. Lately though it's not as good. A fatty sandwich, an overdone tenderloin, meh, service has fallen off. I just had the absolute WORST onion rings of all time. They were glop, greasy, and stuck together. I...like this place. I want them to do better. I want to go back. But the stink of that last meal has to wear off first. I think it'll take about a year.More

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed November 15, 2021 via mobile

Just like many home-grown Hoosiers, I consider myself a connoisseur of the breaded tenderloin sandwich. And today I had one of the best (maybe the very best!) hand-breaded tenderloin sandwich ever! More meat than breading, tender, juicy and fried up to crispy perfection! The bun...was nice and the secret sauce was amazing! In fact, our whole dining experience was fantastic. Our server Savannah was one of the best we’ve encountered anywhere- knowledgeable, thoughtful, attentive, friendly and upbeat - a true pleasure to interact with! And we appreciated the nice napkins and the super clean bathrooms. We will be back!More

Date of visit: November 2021
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Reviewed August 25, 2021

They have the best BLT that I have ever had. Paired with cottage cheese is GREAT! The wait staff is very attentive.

Date of visit: August 2021
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Reviewed August 16, 2021

Lol!, I am a tenderloin fan, as you can tell from my reviews. Luckily for me, there are many places that serve very good ones! Dawson's on Main Street Speedway, Indiana and this one - Dawson's Too (Sticks & Stones) in Brownsburg, Indiana, are two...of the places to get a very good breaded tenderloin.More

Date of visit: April 2021
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Reviewed January 27, 2020

Great Ownership & Management pays off with this GEM! The Chicken and Steak Quesadillas and the Nachos are the best I have ever had!

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed October 4, 2019

We met friends for late dinner on a Saturday night. The seafood pasta was very good and totally unexpected at what I had always considered a "bar food" restaurant. I was impressed with their dinner menu and we will be back again when traveling through...the area. Our previous visit had been for lunch.More

Date of visit: September 2019
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Reviewed September 29, 2019 via mobile

Another great meal at Dawson’s. Although the service was slow, we did have a good meal. The pasta dish was good. The horseradish/Dijon sirloin was sublime! And, they had WeeMac on draft!

Date of visit: September 2019
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Reviewed September 26, 2019

We recently had a bad experience at this restaurant. The food and service were ok, but when I reconciled my credit card statement, I discovered that I was charged $4 more than my receipt indicated. I found this "suspicious" (the tip I added was generous)....I stopped by to report the situation; the bartender on duty was helpful but was not empowered to resolve the situation. Long story short, a week later I was refunded the $4, but there was no assurance by management that policies and procedures have been addressed so that something like this would not happen again. Nor was there any note of apology or any incentive provided to return. There are lots of restaurant choices; I doubt if I choose to return here any time soon.More

Date of visit: August 2019
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Reviewed September 23, 2019

We stopped by for our evening meal and found a Great little Bar. The service was good and the food was Great! We had the pizza and needed to take 1/2 home it reheated very nicely.

Date of visit: September 2019
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Reviewed July 8, 2019 via mobile

I’ve had many tenderloins and this one wins as best tenderloin. Hand breaded, not too much breading, fries are tasty and hot. ten bucks including fries. Great menu, many choices.

Date of visit: July 2019
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Reviewed May 21, 2019

We stopped by on the recommendation of friends in the area. We were not disappointed! Great tenderloins and great service.

Date of visit: May 2019
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Reviewed May 15, 2019 via mobile

This was our first time to Dawson's . Our waitress was friendly and helpful. The menu was extensive. The breaded tenderloins were superb; crisp, not greasy, and tasty. Onion rings were also good. Pleasant place to eat and converse. Connor wait to return.

Date of visit: May 2019
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Reviewed April 13, 2019 via mobile

The food at this restaurant is always good. The meatloaf dinner is fantastic and the green beans are some of the best I have had. The service,unfortunately,is lacking. It is slow and very spotty. It takes away from the quality of the food

Date of visit: March 2019
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Reviewed February 3, 2019

Grownup night was so delicious! Service was awesome! I had a chicken topped With spinach. We also had a Bang Bang Shrimp that was great too! Portions were abundant therefore there was takehome!

Date of visit: January 2019
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Dawson's is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 3.5
  • Service: 3.5
  • Value: 3.5
  • Atmosphere: 3