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Dawson's on Main

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8:00 PM
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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2018 Winner
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The Hill family opened Dawson's on Main in June of 2006. We are known for friendly service, great hand-cut steaks, fresh seafood, local craft beers, and the best Hoosier tenderloin around. Come buy and introduce yourself and see what you have been missing. We are a full service restaurant on beautifully renovated Main Street. We are conveniently located directly across the street from the most famous racetrack in the world in the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Come check us out.
PRICE RANGE
$5 - $30
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
CUISINES
American, Bar, Steakhouse, Seafood
FEATURES
Outdoor Seating, Television, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Delivery, Parking Available, Highchairs Available
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Reviewed December 10, 2018 via mobile

Three couples (60s) had dinner there for the first time after Lights at the Speedway. We ordered appetizers: crab cake, calamari, and artichoke/spinach dip, which the bartender at Foyt's Winery recommended. Huge portions (I don't like the small plate concept!), and every dish was delicious....More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank susiedawson
Reviewed December 1, 2018 via mobile

I cannot rate this experience high enough, great food, great beverages, impeccable service by Caitlynn - all for a very reasonable price! An absolute must visit!!!

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank dashburn43
Reviewed November 14, 2018 via mobile

Had dinner with colleagues here, place is casual with an interesting formal air! Had steak Susan with mash potatoes, topped with my favorite (you guessed) Moscato, and finished with sharing a slice of cheesecake.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank paultM2846GA
Reviewed November 6, 2018

Order was a little late in coming, but food was good. I ordered a fish dish that was to come with a side order of slaw. It came in a nut cup. This should not have been listed as a side.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Donna B
Reviewed October 17, 2018 via mobile

Always a favorite when in the area. The food never disappoints and the good service is consistent. We have been here as a small group and with a large meeting. Orders are correct and timely.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank wcrn
Reviewed October 2, 2018

Stopped in after driving 200 miles to get back home..Always wanted to try the place. Got in around 7:30 Saturday evening and was hungry for a steak. Less than five minute wait for a table.. Had the ribeye steak and ill tell ya it was...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank 737darylh
Reviewed September 30, 2018 via mobile

This place was fantastic. Food was exactly as ordered and hot. If we are ever in the area again this is where we will stop! *****

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Delinakj
Reviewed August 27, 2018

Absolutely amazing! We split the French onion soup, pork chop & Tony's chicken. All of it was amazing!!!!

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Morgan H
Reviewed August 11, 2018 via mobile

Good food and service on our Friday night visit with friends. Easy street parking nearby. Seated without long wait. Great appetizers and large drink menu for special cocktails and beer and wine choices. Meals from burgers to steak and seafood. Didn’t try the desserts. Would...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank kooldudedad
Reviewed August 9, 2018

If you go away hungry it's your own fault! Was able to make lunch reservations on a Sunday afternoon for 16 people and had a dining room to ourselves. I had a salad that could have fed four people and everyone else's meals had enough...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Steve S
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Response from Daniel R | Reviewed this property |
I would recommend be it especially on weekends.
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James S
January 4, 2017|
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Response from jbr4914 | Reviewed this property |
They have a French-onion mushroom soup that is awesome
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