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Canal Bistro

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Tue, 5/21
8:00 PM

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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2018 Winner
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Menu

APPETIZERS‎‎
12
mediterranean pizza
tomatoes, onion, kalamata olives, artichoke hearts, feta cheese and fresh herbs on a pita.
7
beef shawarma +1
hummus
pureed chick peas, tahini and lemon. garnished with parsley, olive oil and diced tomatoes.
8
portabella mushroom
grilled portabella with artichoke hearts, green peppers, topped with diced tomatoes and served with tahini.
7
baba ganoush
roasted eggplant, tahini, garlic and lemon. garnished with parsley, olive oil, and diced tomatoes.
11
crispy calamari
calamari seasoned just to perfection. served with spicy tahini sauce.
10
ceviche
tilapia marinated in fresh lime juice, cilantro, crushed peppers, onions and tomatoes. served with pita chips.
14
mazza plate
generous servings of tabouli, hummus, falafel, spinach pie, feta cheese and kalamata olives.
8
falafel
Four mildly spiced vegetarian patties made with fava beans, leeks, onions, garlic, parsley, herbs and Mediterranean spices. served with tahini.
3
fries
a warm serving of our fries.
8
spinach pie
the classic spanikopita (spinach and cheese wrapped in phyllo dough). homemade stuffed
SANDWICHES‎‎
11
salamon
with lettuce, tomatoes, onion and tzatziki sauce.
9
gyros
lamb and beef gyro meat, lettuce, tomato and onion, drizzled with tzatziki sauce.
8
eggplant
eggplant,‎‎ lightly fried topped with lettuce, tomatoes and onions. your choice of garlic or tahini sauce.
8
falafel
falafel patties topped with tomatoes, onions, parsley and tahini sauce.
9
shawarma
strips of marinated beef tenderloin or chicken breast, parsley, tomatoes and onion with your choice of garlic or tahini sauce.
beef 8
lamb 10
mediterranean burger
!infused with spices and grilled over an open fire. topped with lettuce, tomatoes, onion and garlic sauce.
10
kafta kabab
Ground lamb or beef with parsley, tomato, onion and Mediterranean spices. served with tahini sauce.
8
grilled feta cheese
feta cheese, onion, tomatoes, cucumbers and kalamata olives.
10
spicy tilapia
flash-fried tilapia seasoned with our own secret spices. served with lettuce, tomato, onion and spicy tahini sauce.
8
house
tabouli
fattoush
greek
half sandwich and soup or salad
only available from 11 a.m.-3 p.m.
KID’S MEALS‎‎
7
gyro
7
chicken strips
7
corn dog
7
hamburger
DESSERT‎‎
10
chocolate cake
mile high tuxedo chocolate mousse cake
8
baklava
homemade layers of paper-thin phyllo, butter, honey and nuts.
6
grilled fruits
marinated pineapple topped with vanilla ice cream and chocolate syrup.
8
knafa
Homemade shredded dough layered with Mediterranean cheese flavored with orange blossom water and topped with a homemade syrup.
9
tiramisu
ladyfingers dipped in coffee, layered with a whipped mixture of egg yolks and mascarpone, and flavored with liquor and cocoa.
SIDES‎‎
3
red potatoes with rosemary
3
sautéed spinach with garlic and onions
SWEET STARTS‎‎
8
chocolate chip waffle
our starter waffle plus a generous portion of chocolate chips.
8
bacon waffle
that’s right. our starter waffle with bacon is your new favorite breakfast treat.
7
classic french toast
served with warm maple syrup and powdered sugar.
8.5
mona’s stuffed French toast
a family favorite! served with a fresh fruit cup. pick an option: ricotta cheese, orange blossom and vanilla walnuts and cinnamon topped with powdered sugar • bacon topped with maple syrup
8
red carpet fruit plate
perfectly ripe bananas and strawberries adorned with powdered sugar and whipped cream.
8
blueberry waffle
same as above with fresh blueberries added to the batter.
7.5
starter waffle
buttermilk waffle served with warm maple syrup, powered sugar and topped with fresh fruit.
8.5
almond granola
served with greek yogurt, almonds, raisins, strawberries and bananas.
FOOL BREAKFASTS‎‎
6
the classic fool
slow-cooked fava beans garnished with olive oil, tomatoes, onions, parsley and fresh lemon.
7
the classic fool + one egg
same as above but served with an egg riding on top. cooked as you like it.
7
the classic fool + falafel
a truly distinctive and satisfying breakfast.
SIDES‎‎
3
red potatoes with rosemary
3
sautéed spinach with garlic and onions
SALADS‎‎
10
beet salad
mixed greens, caramelized walnuts, roasted beets and goat cheese. served with house dressing
13
shawarma salad
your choice of beef or chicken on a bed of lettuce, tomatoes, onions and cucumbers. served with house dressing and tahini or garlic sauce.
12
falafel salad
four falafel patties served on a bed of romaine lettuce, tomatoes, onions and cucumbers. served with house dressing and tahini sauce.
14
calamari salad
crispy calamari served on a bed of romaine lettuce, tomatoes, onions and cucumbers. served with house dressing and spicy tahini sauce.
14
grilled fresh salmon salad
juicy grilled salmon on a bed of romaine lettuce, tomatoes, onions and cucumbers. served with house dressing and tahini sauce.
8
house salad
romaine lettuce, tomatoes, onions and cucumbers. served with a luscious house dressing.
10
spring mixed salad
crisp greens with caramelized walnuts, mangos, strawberries, crumbled feta cheese and fat-free raspberry vinaigrette dressing.
10
greek salad
romaine lettuce, tomatoes, onions, cucumbers, kalamata olives and feta cheese. served with balsamic dressing.
9
fattoush
romaine lettuce, parsley, tomatoes, onion, cucumbers and kalamata olives with crisp pita chips. served with a homemade dressing.
10
tabouli
finely chopped parsley, tomatoes, onions, bulgar wheat, mint and just the right amount of olive oil and lemon.
ENTRÉE‎‎
salmon or tilapia couscous
your choice of grilled tilapia or salmon over a bed of couscous, served with a side of sauteed spinach.
14
veggie kabab
spiced onions, peppers, tomatoes and portable mushrooms with grilled feta cheese.
18
lamb kababs
succulent lamb seasoned with olive oil, spices and rosemary.
18
lamb shanks
seasoned with fresh thyme, rosemary and garlic, then baked to perfection.
15
lamb kafta kababs
ground lamb mixed with parsley, onion and our signature spices.
market
lamb chops
Seasoned‎‎ with Mediterranean spices.
15
gyros platter
juicy gyros cooked to perfection. served with kalamata olives, feta cheese, tomatoes, cucumbers and tzatziki sauce.
16
beef tenderloin kababs
made with our freshly ground spices.
15
beef kafta kababs
ground beef mixed with parsley, onions and our signature spices
15
shawarma platter
your choice of beef or chicken with kalamata olives, feta cheese and cucumbers.
PRICE RANGE
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Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
CUISINES
Mediterranean, Greek, Middle Eastern
FEATURES
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar, Table Service
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Really, once in Indy, it’s a must to come for Mediterranean food at this restaurant at Broad Ripple. My gyros was phenomenal, and the falafel they serve reminds me of the flavor of Tel Aviv. We sat outside looking at the canal and enjoying the...More

Date of visit: May 2019
Thank nelsoncerq
Reviewed November 6, 2018

My fiancee and I stumbled upon this hidden gem and loved it. Our waitress (Star) was delightful. The food is middle eastern and we love it. Our saganaki cheese and kibe were perfect, let's not forget the zatar olive oil compliment which is perfect.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Geologist2015
Reviewed August 23, 2018

Visited this quaint bistro on a Friday night and sat outside with a view of the canal. I'm so glad we tried this place out. Service was fantastic, and the food was delicious. For their appetiser they provide complimentary pita bread with an olive oil...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank marux23
Reviewed July 21, 2018 via mobile

The food here is just so GOOD! Charming place, clean, friendly, with GREAT service. The falafel was the best we’ve ever had, and I’m from Dearborn, MI, with a huge offering of middle Eastern restaurants and I have eaten a lot of falafel in my...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank Chopstick224
Reviewed July 7, 2018 via mobile

If you like Mediterranean food, this if your spot in Broad Ripple! We went for lunch and then walked along the Monon. The wife and I both had pita wraps and they were both excellent. I had chicken shawarma and she had the gyro. I...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank Matt M
Reviewed June 29, 2018 via mobile

The Canal Bistro deserves your attention if you like Mediterranean menu. Their falafel is great, so are the humus and peta bread. Summer outside looking at people cruising by makes the food taste even better. Now, their gyros was not great. The chunks of lamb...More

Date of visit: June 2018
1  Thank nelsoncerq
Reviewed December 15, 2017

First Time visit to Canal Bistro . Outstanding Experience. The Food was so Fresh and very good. Went with a Group . Had appetizers which were very good. For my Meal I got the Mixed Grill which was a Kabob of Steak and Chicken. The...More

Date of visit: December 2017
Thank NewJerseyMiles2Go
Reviewed December 14, 2017 via mobile

We travel to Indianapolis regularly and stop here for a meal every time. We have never been disappointed. The food is some of the best we have had in the states. I especially like the babaganoush. The eggplant is smoked and takes the dish over...More

Date of visit: December 2017
1  Thank Gbear2013
Reviewed December 1, 2017 via mobile

The food and the service was very nice. We had a party of 5 including a small child and the staff was very accommodating. My giro wrap was even better the the last one I had at the Bistro. The Greek salad was tasty and...More

Date of visit: December 2017
Thank ricko497
Reviewed September 16, 2017 via mobile

Not sure how people would know from Google but this place is open for breakfast. I had eggs and pesto & wife had omelet. Thumbs up on eggs and pesto, but a little messy if you try to eat like sandwich. The location is fantastic...More

Date of visit: September 2017
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