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IMA Cafe

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4000 Michigan Rd, Indianapolis, IN 46208-3326
+1 317-923-1331
8:30 am - 4:00 pm
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Mon - Wed 8:30 am - 4:00 pm
Thu - Fri 8:30 am - 8:00 pm
Sat 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Fishers, Indiana
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446 reviews
223 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
Reviewed December 16, 2016 via mobile

We ate lunch here today prior to touring Oldfields to see it decorated for Christmas. It is certainly in a convenient location to do that, but we were very disappointed in the quality and price of the food. 3 sandwiches and 3 bottles of water for $48. Ouch! This would have been OK had the sandwiches been over the top... More 

Thank DMJA21
La Crosse, Wisconsin
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36 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed October 28, 2016

I enjoy the fare. If I could not afford it, I would probably give a lower review. For a museum to appeal to a broader range of society, it must somehow work an affordable lunch menu into its meal programming.

Thank Udovich
Indianapolis, Indiana
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48 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed August 22, 2016 via mobile

The chicken fingers kid meal was very delicious. It came with 3 pieces each meal and my young kids only ate one piece each. It also came with a bowl of fruits. The salmon salad was excellent; both the Cuban sandwich and the turkey cranberry Brie sandwich were very tasty. The prices are on the high side; however, considering the... More 

Thank CY A
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98 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed August 11, 2016 via mobile

We were rained out at the nearby Major Taylor Velodrome and were looking for a nice place nearby for lunch. The Museum of Art was suggested and we headed over. What a delightful restaurant! Each dish was beautifully (and artistically!) prepared and we had a lovely table by the window looking out over the grounds and fountain. Highly recommended!

Thank reynoldsBA
Cincinnati, Ohio
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256 reviews
139 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 187 helpful votes
Reviewed June 22, 2016

We have eaten in many museum cafes across the country and this IS one of the BEST for variety and atmosphere. The Café over looks the outdoor fountain and some garden areas. The food is diverse with sandwiches, salads and soups .There is definitely something for everyone- including vegetarian and gluten free options. We had eaten there 20+ years ago... More 

Thank triptique
Indianapolis, Indiana
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945 reviews
869 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
Reviewed September 19, 2015 via mobile

Over the years, IMA has had many dining options, most were quite good. Now it's just one and you order at a counter. Our crab cake sliders, spinach melt, 2 teas, and a side salad (overwhelmed with raisins) were fine, but overpriced at $30. Future trips to IMA probably won't include lunch.

Thank BatGuano30
Carmel, Indiana
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92 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed July 31, 2015

This is a really lovely cafe, and I don't know of anyone who likes to go to the Indianapolis Art Museum regularly (maybe several times a year) with family, friends, visitors, who doesn't enjoy including a stop here for a nice lunch or teatime (as in the British light late afternoon meal) experience. It's not 'cheap eats', however, the value... More 

Thank passingbyagaindb
Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
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42 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed June 9, 2015 via mobile

Decor, service, price, and of course the menu for lunch yesterday was wonderful. This new café will become a favorite for anyone who visits.

Thank Bethann711
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112 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed July 28, 2014 via mobile

My mom and I ate there Sunday afternoon on our visit to the museum. I ordered a hot turkey sandwich and my mom ordered a club sandwich. They were both excellent! It was $11.00 a sandwich but I thought it well worth it for the museum setting and quality of food. They also have items marked "gluten-free" which would be... More 

Thank Bruce B
Waldron, Indiana, United States
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23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed November 6, 2013

We had an excellent meal here! The atmosphere is great, the food was hot and very good. The menu has excellent selections (although if you're a picky carnivore you may have problems), and the dessert was both made of high quality ingredients and half-price when you buy an entree - an irresistible combination.

Thank Ashley M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Open Hours
8:30 am - 4:00 pm
8:30 am - 4:00 pm
8:30 am - 4:00 pm
8:30 am - 8:00 pm
8:30 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4000 Michigan Rd, Indianapolis, IN 46208-3326
  • Location: United States  >  Indiana (IN)  >  Indianapolis
  • Phone Number: +1 317-923-1331

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