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1464 W 86th St, Indianapolis, IN 46260-2181 (86th & Ditch Road)
+1 317-824-1231
11:00 am - 1:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Tue - Thu 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Tue - Sat 11:00 am - 1:30 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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12 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Oakley's promotes itself as featuring French cuisine. I don't think so. Oakley's is merely trying to compete with deservedly highly praised creative cuisines around town. Bacon wrapped apricots? Good if you like crisp bacon, the dominant flavor and texture. Toad-in-the-hole salad? Nearly unpalatable. And more an entree than a salad. Sherbet/ice cream array? Chunks of ice in one and flavors... More 

Thank Ruth788
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Dishes are fresh and creative. Service very good and atmosphere conducive to conversation. Menu is small but a great deal of variety

Thank John W
Fort Myers, Florida
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2016

Chef Oakley is a tremendous talent hidden in northwest Indianapolis. My husband and my in-laws celebrated my birthday at Oakley's Bistro this past week. It was the first time for each of them. My husband's meatloaf with chili sauce was met with great acclaim. My mother-in-law ate every bite of her delicious tilapia, and her husband found the portion of... More 

Thank Barbara M
Greencastle, Indiana, USA
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27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2016 via mobile

Last night I introduced three friends to Oakley's. They were impressed. From the appetizers of olives and nuts (separate, of course) to the salads and entrees, this bistro has it all. The 7 ounce carafe of wine as well as the house old fashions were the beginning. The spinach salad followed by the meatloaf and short ribs entree were, as... More 

Thank walkergilmer
Fishers, Indiana
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154 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2016

Oakley's has been on my to-try list for years. It has rave reviews everywhere. Overall, I was disappointed. It's a small bistro that was more casual than I was expecting from the menu prices. Our table was ready exactly on time. The menu had some interesting and original items (Memphis Egg Rolls, salad served on bread). I ordered the Wild... More 

Thank Melissa C
Indianapolis, Indiana
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27 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016 via mobile

It was packed the week before and the reviews were good so we made reservations. Plenty of open tables that night the menu started off with meatloaf for $23.75. Fancy toppings, purée potatoes not mashed. We had the appetizer and the fettuccine at $18 and three meatballs at 575 extra. No Tangueray gin but something made by Bombay but not... More 

Thank Rick O
Carmel, Indiana
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25 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2016

Beautifully presented dish, with wonderful ingredients in a unique recipe-- altogether a delicious meal. All three of us had different dishes and felt that same way about our experience. The atmosphere was very pleasant, cozy, but not noisy. (We could easily hear each other in normal conversation.) Service was prompt and helpful. Everybody was friendly. A truly delightful experience.

Thank elBeBe23
Indianapolis, Indiana
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2016

Over the last 6 months 2 more visits to Oakley's. The place is a little crowded but once you get food on the table it is something you forget. No dish is just one item. It is at least 5 different items mixed together in a way that will surprise and please you. My message is that no matter what... More 

Thank Jonas52
Carmel, Indiana
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181 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2016

I always warn people to not judge a restaurant by its location and Oakley's is a prime example as the strip mall it is situated in has a pancake place as well as a Steinmart. Please don't let that stop you from dining here as this is our go to place when we have friends in from out of town.... More 

Thank Matt B
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22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2016

Oakley's is our go-to when we want a fabulous meal with no rush and without too much pomp and circumstance. It feels like a neighborhood restaurant, but with lovely ambiance and truly exceptional food. New menu items, as well as tried-and-true items, never disappoint. We took two other couples there last weekend, and they loved it as much as we... More 

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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 of 5 stars
Average prices
Gluten Free
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Takeout
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Open Hours
11:00 am - 1:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 1:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 1:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 1:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 1:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1464 W 86th St, Indianapolis, IN 46260-2181
    (86th & Ditch Road)
  • Location: United States  >  Indiana (IN)  >  Indianapolis>  > Washington
  • Neighborhood: Washington
  • Phone Number: +1 317-824-1231

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