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“Great local burger” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Working Man's Friend Tavern

Working Man's Friend Tavern
Ranked #120 of 2,339 Restaurants in Indianapolis
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $5 - $10
Cuisines: American, Bar, Pub
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Restaurant details
Good for: Large groups, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Indianapolis
Level Contributor
85 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“Great local burger”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 2, 2014

This place is a local watering hole, but don't that stop you from enjoying one of the best burgers you've ever eaten. The service was good, the place was clean, and the burger was great.

  • Visited July 2014
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank clark957
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  • English first
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English first
Indianapolis, Indiana, United States
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41 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“For me, it's half atmosphere, half food quality”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 10, 2013

And this place is a dump. The food and service were good - but I can get a good burger MANY places. If I'm going to pay $10 for a burger, fries and coke, I can eat in a nicely appointed restaurant and leave much happier. If, however, you like to find hole-in-the--wall places, you will likely enjoy the quirky environment featuring old furniture, floors half concrete, half - something else that used to be there.

  • Visited December 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank Gary B
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Knox
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45 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“awesome cheeseburger”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 7, 2013

working on george motz's book Hamburger America, eating at the150 restaurants in the book.. this cheeseburger is one the best I ever ate

  • Visited July 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Vernon K
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80 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“Great burger, great service”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 21, 2013 via mobile

I stopped in around 7 PM having just arrived in town. I did not know it, but they were starting to close (lunch is their main business these days). They made me, a stranger, feel welcome and cheerfully fed me without rushing me. Thry even chattef with me as I dined. The double cheeseburger was outstanding! Highly recommended.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank World H
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Indianapolis, Indiana
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“love it”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 19, 2013 via mobile

I love so many things about this place. the owners are very friendly and most of the servers have been there awhile. I love the burgers but also get the grilled tenderloin often. love love the potato salad when they make it, literally have had them call me when they do. I love that i get a can of coke with a small juice glass of ice or can drink Arnold palmers from a mason jar. it's very charming and also like that it's always the same. down to the matches left in the small bathroom. i will always come back here.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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1 Thank indypopo
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