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Dawson's on Main

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1464 Main St, Speedway, IN 46224-6526 (16th and Main)
+1 317-247-7000
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 1:00 am
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed December 5, 2016 via mobile

Went for dinner before IMS lights. 2 adults & 5 teenagers. All ordered something different & all were happy with their dinners & full!! Restaurant was quite busy & our appetizers & meals came out in a timely fashion. Loved the Calamari appetizer, my has been loving the tenderloin. All who had a house salad with their meal said was... More 

Thank purduevic
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13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed December 4, 2016 via mobile

Love this place. Have had not one problem since I've been coming. Their bar selection is pretty awesome as well

1 Thank Trent C
Indianapolis, Indiana
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed November 27, 2016

Based on the online menu was expecting a good meal but the food was only marginal and although there are lots of choices for wines by the glass there are not any higher end wines to choose from on the list. The German Chocolate cake was more like a big brownie covered with chocolate sauce and the beef stroganoff had... More 

1 Thank Bob S
Fishers, Indiana
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105 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed November 19, 2016

We took our family here for dinner before visiting the Indianapolis Motor Speedway and was a great meal we had! Justin was our waiter--a great attitude--knew the menu extremely well! Well done, Justin! We stated with the meatballs--wow, were they good! The ribs were smoked and were awesome. My wife and daughter had the pot roast and crab cakes. Very... More 

1 Thank Steve L
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed November 15, 2016

Atmosphere is great, great staff, great service, great food!! The Maco Shark was amazing. I have never had anything I don't like there.

Thank Gina B
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed November 12, 2016 via mobile

We've been to Dawson's twice now and have enjoyed ourselves very much each time. Good, stiff drinks and an amazing black and bleu steak! This is old school Speedway all the way!!

1 Thank Tori B
Indianapolis, Indiana
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20 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
Reviewed October 24, 2016

One of my favorite places for lunch or dinner. Been around longer then any of the newer restaurants in Speedway but worth every cent. I have never ate anything I didn't love. My family and friends pick this place frequently. Love sitting outside on nice days. Nice cozy atmosphere. Also great for large groups.

Thank sandycats3
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110 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed October 7, 2016 via mobile

Dawson's on main has very easy parking and is handicap accessible. Indoor and outdoor dinning is available as well as a children's menu. The food is delicious and portions are large. They have daily specials and a bar if you want drinks. Family friendly with large booths or tables available.

Thank juliebfromindy
Dayton, Ohio
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed September 30, 2016 via mobile

Used app for a reservation that was needed for a Friday night. Got in 10 Mins early. Had Dawson's French onion soup and the Atlantic Salmon was great. Brother had Chicken par. Soup was outstanding in a league of it's own. The staff was smiles and happy on a busy night. Would go again in a heart beat.

Thank ashland13
St. Augustine, Florida
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42 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed September 28, 2016

This was our first visit to Dawson's On Main and, based on the reviews, I couldn't wait to try it! Two people in our party had eaten there many times before and said that everything they'd eaten was good. I ordered the Cranberry Pecan salad with chicken and it was good. The salad was large and the chicken was tastey.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$30 - $30
American, Bar, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Families with children, Kids, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Large groups
Open Hours
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

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