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John's Famous Stew

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RATINGS
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Value
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CUISINES
American, Deli
Meals
Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner
FEATURES
Takeout, Seating, Full Bar, Serves Alcohol, Table Service

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Menu

APPETIZERS‎
5.95
Chicken Wings
10-12 wings, available medium or hot. Served with ranch, blue cheese or asian ginger dressing, and celery and carrot sticks.
4.25
Mozzarella Sticks
Six mozzarella cheese sticks deep fried and served with ranch dressing or cocktail sauce.
2.75
French Fries Basket
4.75
Potato Skins
Crispy potato shells with cheese and bacon, served with sour cream.
4.25
Onion Rings Basket
A big basket of beer battered onions deep fried to a golden brown.
4.25
Breaded Mushrooms
Plump Mushrooms deep fried and served with our own cocktail sauce.
2.95
Nacho Chips and Salsa Basket
Homemade nacho chips served with our zesty salsa.
6.75
John's Combo Basket
Cheese sticks, breaded mushrooms, onion rings and potato skins. Served with carrots and celery sticks, sour cream, cocktail sauce and ranch dressing
SALADS‎
Made Fresh Daily. Dressing Include: French, Bleu Cheese, Ranch, Thousand Island, Italian, Poppy Seed and Asian Ginger
Small 2.25
Large 3.75
Chicken +1.00
Tuna Salad +1.00
Tossed Salad
6.25
Chef Salad
Ham, turkey, tomatoes, cucumbers, eggs and bacon bits, topped with shredded cheese.
6.25
Grilled Chicken Salad
Plain, teriyaki or cajun grilled chicken topped with cheese, cucumbers, bacon bits and eggs.
6.25
Cobb Salad
Breaded chicken fingers, bacon bits, egg, cucumbers and cheese.
6.25
Taco Salad
Lettuce, cheese, tomatoes, onions, salsa and sour cream tossed with spicy taco meat and served with our homemade nacho chips.
6.95
Grilled Tenderloin Salad
Crispy salad tossed with cheese and bacon bits, then topped with a 1/2 pound grilled tenderloin.
HOMEMADE CHILI‎
Cup 2.25
Bowl 3.75
Homemade Chili
Served with chopped onions and shredded cheese
BURGERS‎
Our burgers are cooked fresh to order using only 100% black angus beef.
6.25
John's Famous Burger
Two beef patties with swiss cheese, tomatoes, onions, pickles, lettuce and mayo on rye bread.
4.50
Hamburger
Lean ground beef patty served on a grilled bun.
5.25
Cheese Burger
Lean‎ ground beef patty with cheese served on a grilled bun.
5.25
Patty Melt
Beef patty with grilled onions and swiss cheese on marbled rye with thousand Island dressing served on the side.
5.75
Bacon Cheeseburger
Served with two slices of cheese and two strips of bacon.
6.25
John's Stew Burger
A full 1/3 pound burger topped with your choice of john's famous stew.
6.00
Lo Cal Platter
Your choice of a black angus burger, grilled chicken salad or tuna salad served with cottage cheese and sliced tomatoes.
CLUBS‎
6.25
Beef or Turkey Manhattan
Tender sliced roast beef or turkey breast served over stew bread with mashed potatoes, gravy and your choice of Cole slaw or salad.
5.95
Traditional Club Sandwich
Ham, turkey and bacon with lettuce, tomatoes, mayo and swiss and american cheese.
5.75
Turkey Club
Thin slices of turkey breast with bacon, lettuce, tomato, mayo and american cheese on toast.
5.75
Ham Club
Thinly sliced ham with bacon, lettuce, tomato, mayo and swiss cheese on toast.
5.25
Bacon Club
Fresh cooked bacon stacked with american cheese, lettuce, tomato and mayo on toast.
5.95
Grilled Chicken Club with Bacon
Grilled chicken breast with bacon, lettuce, tomato, mayo, swiss and american cheese on a bun.
6.25
County Fried Steak
Served with mashed potatoes, gravy and choice of cole slaw or a small tossed salad.
STEAKS‎
New York Strip Steak
A grilled new york strip steak served with french fries, texas toast and a small tossed salad.
Country Fried Steak
Served with mashed potatoes, gravy and your choice of cole slaw or a small tossed salad.
JOHN'S FAMOUS STEWS‎
All of our stew is made fresh daily from the finest ingredients.
Hot Peppers
6.99
Mild Stew
Served with potatoes, carrots and tender stew meat in a savory sauce.
6.99
Medium Stew
Mild stew with a little hot added.
6.99
Hot Stew
The traditional favorite. Very highly spiced.
7.25
Goulash Stew
Your choice of stew with butter beans and mixed vegetables.
7.25
Hot Minced Pit
Hot‎ stew with butter beans and hot peppers.
7.25
Stuffed Pepper Stew
A green pepper stuffed with ground beef and rice with your choice of mild, medium or hot stew sauce.
SANDWICHES‎
Includes your choice of lettuce, tomato, onion, pickles and mayo.
Make Any Sandwich A Platter Add any two sides: french fries, mashed potatoes, cloe slaw, cottage cheese, a small tossed salad or our vegetable of the day
6.25
Giant Breaded Tenderloin
Fresh‎ cut and hand breaded.
6.25
Grilled Tenderloin
A 1/2 pound thick and juicy tenderloin grilled to perfection.
6.95
Tenderloin Supreme
Breaded or grilled tenderloin topped with mild, medium or hot stew sauce.
5.95
Grilled Chicken
Tender‎ breast of chicken grilled the way you like it plain, cajun or teriyaki, served with lettuce, tomato and mayo.
5.95
Hand-Breaded Chicken Breast
8 oz served deluxe on a toasted bun.
5.95
Corned Beef
Thinly sliced and piled high on marbled Rye.
6.25
Reuben
Lean corned beef smothered with real swiss cheese and sauerkraut on marbled rye. Served with 1000 Island dressing on the side.
4.25
BLT
Traditional bacon, lettuce, tomato with mayo on toasted stew bread.
DESSERTS‎
2.50
Warm and Homemade
Peach cobbler
2.50
Blackberry Cobbler
2.50
Ice Cream +0.99
Apple Cobbler
Add ice cream to cobbler
BEVERAGES‎
1.29
Coffee
Free Refill
1.75
Juice
Grapefruit‎ or Orange
1.75
Milk or Buttermilk
1.69
Iced Tea
Free Refill
1.69
Coke, Diet Coke or Sprite
Free‎ Refill
1.50
Bottled Water
A small charge will be added to carryout orders to help cover the cost of containers.
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Was told about this place and decided to visit. The stew was good. Tried the medium variety. A hint of heat was nice. Next I’ll try the medium/hot before I try the hot. Outside you wouldn’t know this place is as nice as it. Actually...More

Date of visit: July 2019
Thank taj1026
Reviewed June 3, 2019 via mobile

Good spot to go and have a drink & nite to eat.Nice Clean cozy little place very close to downtown but not in the path of the hustle and lights.Nice people and good food with decent prices!

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank harp16317
Reviewed February 6, 2019

Best hot stew in Indy. Waited for a bone chilling day, ordered our stew to go and it did not disappoint.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank gmauel
Reviewed November 11, 2018

I have always enjoyed the stew. Taken several who didn't know what to think and now ask to go back. Only down side WAS it's also a bar and used to allow smoking. (pretty sure that's now not allowed) This is a huge lunch crowd...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank IndyTiger1050
Reviewed October 12, 2018

Don't expect much on ambience but the Stew is Simply Amazing, been coming here for 30 years or better, always is the same, The Best you'll ever have....

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Eric C
Reviewed April 3, 2018

Awesome little joint with great food and even better service!!!!! The ladies there are FANTASTIC!!! On top of their game. The place is always hoppin and the ladies work their way through the crowds and keep the stew flowin!!! The bar adds a nice touch...More

Date of visit: February 2018
Thank sndyrige
Reviewed March 30, 2018 via mobile

Old fashioned, Down Home goodness. Youngest server is 78 years old. Great food. American Classic. Not only great stew, but try the beef Manhattan.

Date of visit: March 2018
Thank doughM2351IK
Reviewed January 6, 2018 via mobile

It has been sometime since I’ve been down to this restaurant. It was a cold day and we decided on some hot stew. Many others did also as the place was packed. I like spicy food so I ordered the very spicy stew. It was...More

Date of visit: January 2018
Thank ricko497
Reviewed October 9, 2017 via mobile

We had lunch here. It was busy. The waitress was very friendly and helpful for first timers. We had the house special, which is beef stew. Plentiful and very good. The restaurant has been there a very long time. The atmosphere is just fine, but...More

Date of visit: August 2017
Thank osuzyqz
Reviewed April 26, 2017

Stopped in yesterday after not been there for at least a year as I do not live in Indy the stew was WONDERFUL! even better than I remember! our waitress was great the beer was cold. What else could a man ask?

Date of visit: April 2017
Thank thefishinfool
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Response from IndyTiger1050 | Reviewed this property |
Yes,, parking is free. I've never had an issue finding a spot. Only problem has been them running out of stew. I now call ahead. Start with mild and work up, tenderloins are good also.
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