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Dawson's on Main

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1464 Main St, Speedway, IN 46224-6526
+1 317-247-7000
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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good36%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“steak” (19 reviews)
“pot roast” (7 reviews)
“crab cakes” (6 reviews)
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American, Bar, Steakhouse, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1464 Main St, Speedway, IN 46224-6526
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I've eaten here for yrs. Food is usually very good but a little pricy. Property is nice, clean with seating inside and out. Service is good.

Thank bobvacation2063
Reviewed October 14, 2017 via mobile

This is a great mom and pop restaurant with perfectly cooked steaks and home cooked sides. Would recommend for fancy or dinner at the local water hole if u sit at bar.

Thank Grendel91
Chris H, Owner at Dawson's on Main, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks a lot! We appreciate your business and look forward to seeing you again! Definitely Mom and Pop, or rather Two Brothers. Anyways family owned and operated. Thanks for the kind words and please come back and see us soon. Have a great weekend Grendel

Reviewed October 8, 2017 via mobile

Highly recommend the chips and spinach dip. Enjoyed the horseradish sirloin. Maddi W took great care of us-will definitely request her on our next visit. Their Sunday menu is limited, but still plenty of great things to choose from!

Thank MTodL
Reviewed October 8, 2017

Dawson's had an excellent lunch and early bird special. Lunch is served until 4:00 PM which is a big plus. Full service dinner starts at 4:00 PM. Tuesday is half price wine day. Sitting outside enjoying a bottle of wine and is hard to beat...More

Thank jbr4914
Reviewed October 3, 2017

Was very pleasantly surprised to find such good shrimp in Indiana. Service was excellent. Atmosphere was great. Everything ordered by my party of six was thoroughly enjoyed.

Thank Wanda C
Reviewed October 2, 2017

Dawsons Continues to be our go to restaurant after a day at the speedway. Their steaks are fantastic and the beef stroganoff is delicious. Their pasta dishes are good as well. Honestly, we have never had any thing that was not really good.

Thank Dave M
Reviewed September 28, 2017 via mobile

Had dinner with friends last night. The place has lots of seating inside and outside. Outside you get a great view of IMS. The menu was extensive and the prices good. I had a seafood pasta and my friends had steak an crab cakes. Everything...More

Thank lgerhart420
Chris H, Owner at Dawson's on Main, responded to this reviewResponded September 29, 2017

Thanks for the great review! We are so glad you enjoyed your experience. Hope to see you again soon Igerhart420. Have a great weekend.

Reviewed September 24, 2017 via mobile

Both of our meals were delicious. Sat for 15 minutes trying to get our waiters attention so we could pay our bill. Restaurant was not that busy.

Thank Brad Z
Reviewed September 14, 2017

The tenderloins are huge and very very good. Their potato salad is awesome as well. The prices are very reasonable for the amount of food you get. For parties under 40 they have a room in back and their service for large parties are really...More

Thank dutt90
Chris H, Owner at Dawson's on Main, responded to this reviewResponded September 15, 2017

Thanks for the great review! We are so glad you enjoyed your experience. Thanks Dutt90 and have a great weekend.

Reviewed September 6, 2017

Going here for many years. Love this place. One of the original restaurants on Main street. Hope they are here for many more.

Thank Joe S
Chris H, Owner at Dawson's on Main, responded to this reviewResponded September 8, 2017

Thanks for the great review! We are so glad you enjoyed your experience. Have a great weekend Joe

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James S
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Response from suesview1963 | Reviewed this property |
Their steaks compete with St Elmo's but aren't as expensive. Their ribs have won contests and fall off the bone. Their chef is from California and has great fish specials. They also have a tenderloin that I would put up... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$5 - $30
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant 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, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Business meetings, Kids, Families with children, Local cuisine, Large groups, Special occasions
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 1:00 AM
11:00 AM - 1:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1464 Main St, Speedway, IN 46224-6526
    (16th and Main)
  • Location: United States  >  Indiana (IN)  >  Speedway
  • Phone Number: +1 317-247-7000
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.
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