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Downtown Indianapolis
American, Bar, British, Scottish, Pub
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339 Massachusetts Ave, Indianapolis, IN 46204-2108
12:00 pm - 1:00 am
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Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Fri 11:00 am - 1:00 am
Sat - Sun 12:00 pm - 1:00 am
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120 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Everyone in my immediate family thoroughly savored the hearty fare of MacNiven's. My dad loved his oversized burger, my mom her soup, and I adored the Vegetarian Haggis, Neeps & Tatties and Dark and Stormy.

Thank Lisa M
Indianapolis, Indiana
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31 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This bar serves great American bar food, as well as Scottish dishes. It's quick, good service, not terribly noisy for a bar!

Thank RoeTravelers
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27 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2016 via mobile

Love coming to McNiven's for my wife's Haggis craving...it is oh so tasty and reminds us of our trip to Scotland some years ago. I am thankful that the portion of Haggis, Neeps (turnips), & Tatties (potatoes) is so big that I get her leftovers. I truly like McNiven's Fish & Chips as well as their crazy plate-sized burger...but I... More 

Thank Grateful_Oyster
Raleigh, NC
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2016 via mobile

Always a fun time when I visit MacNivens. You can count on good food and lots of craft beers on tap. The staff is always great too. Never had to wait long for a table or service.

Thank marathonmommy
Speedway, Indiana
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74 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016

We had a great time with friends. The service was phenomenal. And the food was good but not outstanding. The one drawback to this place is how loud it is. It's not at all relaxing and I didn't really get a "pub" vibe from it either. I'm not really sure where the sound is all coming from because there was... More 

Thank PackerGirl1952
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38 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2016 via mobile

I do enjoy this place... I like stopping in every chance I get... I want to try a different Scotch each visit. I enjoy the Scotch eggs too..

Thank Donna W
Huddersfield, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2016 via mobile

We searched a while to find this gem but worth it. Very busy as it was the Mad March Basket ball season on tv. We had been looking for some traditional English fair and this place did not disappoint. Scotch eggs were perfection and the steak pie well the crust just melted on your tongue. Great service and atmosphere helped... More 

1 Thank 50-chevy
Illinois, United States
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54 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2016 via mobile

My entire drive to Indy my husband was looking forward to trying haggis but when we got there no one under 21 allowed. Had to share so others know. We did not see this in any review we looked at it on their site.

Thank Dawn S
Saskatoon, Canada
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171 reviews
132 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2016

MacNiven's was having a quiet night when we visited. The menu was fairly standard pub grub with a UK flavour. You could actually order haggis - one of our party did - it was a sort of Americanized version but fairly tasty. Burgers and fish & chips were good. All in all, OK on the food front. Where MacNiven's stood... More 

Thank Roger P
Marshalltown, Iowa
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2015

We came in for drinks after arriving in Indianapolis late afternoon. Lots of locals were in enjoying the Indiana game. It was a relaxing atmosphere and the service was great!

Thank AmyJo_ISU_12

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
American, Bar, British, Scottish, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Television
Good for
Bar scene
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 1:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 1:00 am
12:00 pm - 1:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 339 Massachusetts Ave, Indianapolis, IN 46204-2108
  • Location: United States  >  Indiana (IN)  >  Indianapolis>  > Downtown Indianapolis
  • Neighborhood: Downtown Indianapolis
  • Phone Number: 317-632-7268

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