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Rock-Cola 50's Cafe

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5730 Brookville Rd, Indianapolis, IN 46219-8113
7:00 am - 7:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
Sun 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Mon 7:00 am - 2:30 pm
Tue - Sat 7:00 am - 7:00 pm
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Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2016

After reading some of the reviews I was kind of excited about visiting this place, but as is often the case, the reality didn't really live up to the hype for us. The place is small and kind of cozy with some 50's/60's memorabilia on the walls which was kind of neat to look at, especially if you were alive... More 

Thank Buster C
Level Contributor
44 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016 via mobile

We drove here after reading good things about it. My husband loves to find old fashioned diners. The photo is flattering. It does have lots of great memorabilia, but most things on the table and walls were in need of a good cleaning. The front windows were covered with handprints. My husband loved his sandwich, Mr. Big Stuff. It was... More 

Thank RoadtripNewEng
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41 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2016

We love this place, A bit small, but the food is great, my husband loves the grilled tenderloin and my fav is the Philly cheese steak !!! Omg you've gotta try this one , best ever ! Staff is friendly and prices are very reasonable, large portions for the money. We will always return here,. 😘

Thank Roberta S
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288 reviews
170 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 130 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2016

I have always wanted to visit this restaurant and finally got the chance to. I really like 50's decor and they had a lot of it! There are only a few booths, two tables outside, and a few chairs at the counter. At 1:30 in the afternoon all of them were full! We ordered a Poor Boy and a Grilled... More 

Thank philangie6370
Indianapolis, Indiana
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2016

Small in square footage but big in portions and grand on friendliness. The owners and support staff are happy to be of service and are proud to serve nice big portions of shrimp, huge burgers, great fries and share a little nostalgia. Like many we passed it many times - like others know suggest you stop by and give them... More 

Thank dafarbo
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74 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2016

My wife and I have passed this cafe many, many times. Upon my wife's suggestion, we stopped in for breakfast. The place is really small but the food is very good. The serve staff work really hard to take care of everyone. We are looking forward to stopping in to try the grilled tenderloin sandwich. The coffee cup do need... More 

Thank clark957
Indianapolis, Indiana
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42 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2016 via mobile

On a recommendation, my wife and I stopped by the Rock-Cola Cafe'....a diner we'd passed "a million times"...because we were always on our way to somewhere and didn't have time to stop and check it out. For an appetizer, we had the Jumbo Sampler Basket--with a selection of French fries, onion rings, poppers, cheese sticks and shrimp, and various dips.... More 

Thank IndyKenn
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2016 via mobile

I've had a lot of tenderloins ,and I usually get them fried ,but I heard they had a great grilled tenderloin and they do!!!awesome portions and a great staff. A must try if you have never been!!!

Thank Tyler S
Columbus, Indiana
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59 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2016

The food was good. I had hamburger and seasoned fries. We tried the Choc-Ola and it was good (chocolate milk in a can). This place was very small and it took awhile to get our order.

Thank Jennifer D
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2015 via mobile

This place showed up in my pinterest search for having a top sandwich so I had to check it out. The atmosphere was awesome very unique and fun. The staff was wonderful and I enjoyed watching the cook make food while we waited. And OMG! The food! Not only was it some of the best food I've ever eaten, but... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
American, Diner, Cafe, Delicatessen
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
7:00 am - 2:30 pm
7:00 am - 7:00 pm
7:00 am - 7:00 pm
7:00 am - 7:00 pm
7:00 am - 7:00 pm
7:00 am - 7:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5730 Brookville Rd, Indianapolis, IN 46219-8113
  • Location: United States  >  Indiana (IN)  >  Indianapolis
  • Phone Number: 317-357-2233

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