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Major Restaurant

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1150 S Mickley Ave, Indianapolis, IN 46241-2020
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
Sun 1:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Indianapolis, Indiana
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49 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 1, 2016

My wife and I had a pretty terrible experience here this past weekend. We arrived around 2:30pm to an almost empty restaurant. We ordered and then the wait began. After sitting for about a half an hour waiting (with only 2 other tables in the restaurant) a large Ethiopian or Eritrean party (maybe 20 people) arrived. All of the adults... More 

Thank aaronmpitt
Saltillo, Mexico
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33 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 31, 2016 via mobile

If you are in the mood for trying new things stop by and have a great dinner in this place. It is quiet and nice for families you may try the packages for 4 people and it will be more than enough. This kind of pancakes which are nice and soft are your utensils, so you will be eating with... More 

Thank Jorge P
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54 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 5, 2016 via mobile

The spicy lamb is served with sides of various lentils and vegetables on a local flatbread called injera. Perfect food for eating with fingers. Great way to share food. Certainly a different presentation from other cuisines. Food is very flavorful and service is good.

Thank sasbear
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18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 22, 2016 via mobile

The food was good but we waited 20+ minutes for it and we were 1 out of 2 tables in the restaurant at the time. Wouldn't recommend it for those who want to sit down and eat quickly. We kept hearing a child screaming from the back of the kitchen too. Not sure I'd go back.

1 Thank Kate M
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29 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 21, 2016 via mobile

We were passing thru on a road trip. This is near our hotel. We were so happy to see an ethnic restaurant after only fast food. This was great food. Service was excellent. We had the Major Sampler and it was a great choice. I'm gluten sensitive so could not have the traditional bread. They said if you give them... More 

Thank travelbenson
Marion, Indiana
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97 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 10, 2016 via mobile

I came here with 6 friends after the Indy Mini this past weekend and we had a great experience! We were all first timers for Ethiopian food, and it was recommended that we try a combo to sample a bit of everything, which we did. There was some lamb, beef, chicken, and all kinds of lentils and veggies. The staff... More 

Thank twhite90
Indianapolis, Indiana
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 11, 2016 via mobile

Greatly enjoyed our first visit to Major Restaurant. Went with another couple and ordered the 4 person vegetarian sampler. The presentation was beautiful, and the food was excellent. We literally wiped the plate clean. Will definitely be dining here again.

Thank EjsIndy
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 27, 2016 via mobile

We had a great time - a party of 8, with several who hadn't eaten Ethiopian food before. The food was delicious, and the staff was incredibly helpful with getting the right meal for everyone to share. Don't miss this place.

Thank Christopher R
Indianapolis, Indiana
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33 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 10, 2015

I just took my son out for a birthday dinner at this strangely named restaurant (it doesn't seem like a traditional name for an Ethiopian restaurant) and the food was superb. We had the lamb that comes in the iron pot and it was tender and delicious. I also ordered a lamb and spinach dish and the lamb was tough... More 

Thank Georgeanna2
Nashville, Tennessee
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 10, 2015

Great Food, Great Service, Great Atmosphere!! Love the decor, owners are usually there and very friendly. Love their homemade wine.

Thank DeeDee S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
African, Ethiopian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Reservations
Good for
Large groups, Families with children
Open Hours
1:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1150 S Mickley Ave, Indianapolis, IN 46241-2020
  • Location: United States  >  Indiana (IN)  >  Indianapolis
  • Phone Number: 317-240-2700

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