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“Good food. Good service ”
Review of Dawson's on Main

Dawson's on Main
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Tue, 4/7
8:00 PM
Ranked #1 of 17 Restaurants in Speedway
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $5 - $30
Cuisines: American
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Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: 16th and Main
Description: 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.
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped here after a tour of the Indianapolis Speedway. I had the fried fish, they had the chicken Parmesan, and my son the popcorn shrimp. The kids menu popcorn shrimp was a lot of food. And it wasn’t the freezer stuff, it was legit shrimp. Our service was wonderful, the food to take a little while to come out. But overall very good experience.

Date of visit: March 2020
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Reviewed February 25, 2020 via mobile

Made reservations to celebrate an employee retiring from our company after 34.2 years of service. Upon making reservations I was reminded ofa special event taking place that evening. When we arrived we were greeted with smiles and enthusiasm. (It was Mardi Gras celebration!) The large party in front of us was clearing, and the employees got busy cleaning and setting up for us! After being seated Jeremy quickly approached and took drink orders and appetizer orders. He brought at a mixture of apps, that did not disappoint. Refreshed our drinks and took dinner orders. When dinner was severed everything was PERFECT!! No mistakes and everything was cooked as ordered. With a large variety of choices, and some special chef creations, there was something for everyone to order. Special shout out to Willie in the bar, who always goes above and beyond to make sure things are perfect! Forgot to mention, we had a party of 15!!

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed February 4, 2020 via mobile

Wife had a Dr appt across the street so we stopped in for lunch. This was our first visit. Service was quick and friendly. Wife had crab cakes with potato cakes. I had the pot roast sandwhich. My sandwhich was big and served open face with fries. Sandwhich was good and I liked the mushrooms they added a nice addition to the meat. Fries were crispy. Wife liked her crab cakes but didn’t care for the potato cakes. Too greasy. So a good lunch that could use a tweak or two.

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed January 19, 2020

Decided to try Dawson's on the west side of Indy after an event downtown; perfect, meeting all expectations. Not a fancy restaurant, but a wide and terrific menu, wonderful service. mix of small tables, long tables, booths, ability to seat plenty of people, and NOT too noisy due to design. A very pleasant surprise along the totally refurbished downtown of Speedway, right near the 500 track.
We had 8:45 PM reservations on a Saturday night and really didn't need them, but still a very solid and family oriented crowd in the restaurant.
Quite impressed with the quality and quantity of food; you will not leave hungry for sure. Be prepared for large portions, hot food, and everything well prepared.
Highly recommended with no reservations.

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed January 10, 2020 via mobile

Went here for the first time tonight and our meals were fantastic. My wife had the chicken and I had the prime rib special. Both simply melted in our mouths. They are somewhat short on desert selection but that fact was simply not enough to give them a 5 star rating. The service was also spot on. Will definitely go back.

Date of visit: January 2020
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