We checked out Big Mike's Cafe based on our hotel's recommendation. I'll be honest, I was a little taken-aback when we pulled into an old, run-down strip mall. Big Mike's Cafe is not about glamor, that's for sure! But the food and service were surprisingly good! Big Mike's is owned and operated by a brother-sister team. They were extremely friendly and service was quick.
I had the Spinach Salad with grilled chicken, Balsamic Vinaigrette on the side. The portions were *quite* generous (I couldn't finish it!). Flavor was amazingly good! My husband had the fish and chips which was also quite tasty.
Most of the reviews I'd read were for their Chicago Style Pizza. I haven't tried it, so can't comment - but the food we had was awesome! Prices were extremely reasonable, too.
Mike came out, after we ate, to see how things were. When he learned we were from out of town, he offered-up some recommendations for things to do and see around Indianapolis. Very nice! Very "small-town" and "homey" which is a very nice touch when you're traveling...
If you ever find yourself in the northern burbs of Indy, stop by Big Mike's Cafe - you won't regret it!