Indianapolis Indiana Restaurants

If you want to take the whole family out to dinner in the Indianapolis, Indiana, area here are three top places that you should consider. Mom and Dad and all the kids will enjoy the relaxed atmosphere at Hollyhock Hill, Bazbeaux Pizza, and Bubs. Fried chicken served family style, traditional and exotic pizzas, and gourmet burgers are the main attractions at these three very family friendly restaurants.

As one of the very oldest dining establishments in Indianapolis, Hollyhock Hill at 8110 North College Avenue has had loyal customers who are addicted to their friend chicken since 1928. Although there have been several owners through the years, the platters of fried chicken served family style are the reason diners return to Hollyhock Hill month after month. Mashed potatoes and gravy are presented in a bowl for the whole table to share, just the way your grandma used to serve Sunday dinner. You will not find any trendy cooking here, or any menu choices that your server has to explain to you! In addition to the delicious home style cooking, the charm of the surroundings makes Hollyhock Hill a favorite place for all ages to enjoy.

If the kids are voting for pizza tonight, Bazbeaux Pizza has three locations in the area, any one of which will be popular with the parents also. The original Bazbeaux at 811 East Westfield Boulevard in Broad Ripple opened in 1986. This was followed in 1989 with a downtown establishment, and another on Main Street in nearby Carmel in 2003. Although the atmosphere at all three locations is lively, the pizzas are the real reason to visit any of these three dining spots. Traditional and trendy pizzas made with fresh ingredients are the reason that hungry people have flocked to Bazbeaux Pizza for over two decades.

The Monon Trail, a walking/biking trail from Indianapolis to several northern suburbs, is next to the Carmel Bazbeaux. Also located on Main Street in Carmel on the Monon Trail is Bub’s -Big Ugly Burgers. This restaurant has outdoor seating as well as an indoor dining room plastered with the pictures of all who have consumed the gigantic Big Ugly! Traditional-sized hamburgers for the average diner are carefully prepared to order, as are the milkshakes. When was the last time you had a shake presented in a glass plus the additional metal container it was made in? The fantastic waffle fries and onion rings will also appeal to the whole family that is just looking for good food.

If you crave French cuisine or exotic menu items, do not try Hollyhock Hill, Bazbeaux Pizza, or Bub’s. If you and the family are hungry for just good food that is wonderfully prepared and served in a relaxed atmosphere, try any of these three Indianapolis area restaurants.