Quality Inn East
7050 E. 21st St.
Indianapolis, IN 46219
Phone: (317) 352-0481
Fax: (317) 353-0194
Papa Roux is bringing the flavors of the big easy to Indianapolis. In a truly unique ordering style you get to build your own Po-Boy. First you choose your bread, and then you choose from a variety of fillings including everything from pork and chicken to oysters and crawfish. While you wait for your sandwich to come out, your waiter will bring you whatever sides you like. With every order you get unlimited sides, so you can try whatever you want on the side menu. The Po-Boys themselves are massive, though, so try not to fill up. With big portions and small prices, this is the perfect place to go when you're big on hunger and low on money.
Murphy's Steakhouse offers steak, seafood, and one of the best filets of beef tenderloin in town. This Indianapolis steak house had been a landmark since the 1950s.
Pioneers of handmade pork tenderloin, homemade root beer and hand-dipped onion rings, the Edwards Drive-In is reminiscent of a old school diner. Located near downtown Indianapolis, this little drive-thru restaurant is known across the city, for serving some of the most amazing sandwiches and fast food. A divey ambiance coupled with friendly staff, makes this restaurant perfect for a casual lunch with family or friends. A good range of desserts are also available to finish off your meal on a sweet note.
The Black Market is serving the best of comfort foods with a modern twist. The menu is based around the principle of using every part of the animal, so, in addition to standard fare like burgers and catfish, you can also order mouthwatering bone marrow and dishes made from tongue and heart. They are dedicated to simple yet delicious meals, as well as older techniques of pickling and preservation, which are often displayed in the food. Add to this a full selection of craft beers, high-end spirits and fine wines and you've got a dining experience like no other. All in a space where sleek, modern design compliments the innovative cuisine.
Kountry Kitchen Soul Food Place started out as a homey diner which could accommodate only six patrons at a time. From such a humble beginning, this family-owned restaurant established a reputation for themselves that has garnered them praises from all across the nation. Known for their home-cooked Southern recipes, this place is patronized by tourists and locals alike. Some of the must-try specials from their extensive breakfast menu are: Two Cube Steaks smothered in homemade gravy, pancakes, French Toast and Biscuits & Gravy. For lunch, patrons can explore the Roast Beef Manhattan Sandwich, Fried Catfish or Whiting and their famous Fried Chicken Wings. Wash down your meal with a jar of refreshing lemonade.
Chef Regina Mehallick is something of a local celebrity in Indianapolis. Her innovative menus keep locals hungry for more, whether they're drawing inspiration from kitchens in California, France, Italy, the Mediterranean, or Asia. Offerings come and go on a weekly basis in an effort to showcase fresh, seasonal ingredients. The wine list is on par with the best in the region, and the desserts are positively stunning. A shot of Campari over house-made lemon sorbet, simple though it may have been, has left at least one diner begging for more.
Mesh on Mass is bringing innovative, high-quality cuisine to Mass Ave. With brunch, lunch, and dinner menus, there's something good to eat anytime of the day. The dinner menu offers a variety of luxurious dishes from the land and sea, like steaks or sturgeon. The bar offers a selection of high end cocktails, beers, wines and its own little menu for small dishes to enjoy with a drink. The unique, modern decor makes it the perfect place for anything from a romantic night out to a casual business dinner.
Superb food, amazing coffee, great drinks and eclectic ambiance has made Metro Nightclub & Restaurant very popular among the patrons and locals since its inception in the year 1990. The place offers an amazing array of sandwiches and other pub grub that make for good accomplices with your drinks. The pool tables, live music and karaoke nights is what makes the place exciting and fun to go to. If you are looking for a place to have a meal and hang out at, Metro Nightclub & Restaurant is the perfect option.
As far as restaurant concepts go, Yats may have a lock on something truly golden. They keep things simple and it wins diners over; over and over and over. You walk in, peruse the chalkboard menu, and order one of four or five options. All are hearty stews or curries, served over rice, with toast on the side. All are spicy creole concoctions evocative of a gritty old New Orleans. All warm the heart and soul. The space is small but comfortable, with quirky art and furnishings throughout. See website for sister locations, catering info and more.
You don't necessarily need to have a passport to eat traditional Greek food. Try a helping of the fresh Greek Salad or some Mousakka with some wine to wash down all that you can manage to eat here. Not to forget, Baklava which is the perfect dish to give into your sweet cravings. Sampling of dishes is also available in case you do want to like what you order. Santorini Greek Kitchen is little Greece in the Americas , light on the pocket and with a wide choice for hunger pangs.
On a quiet corner on the edge of the Lockerbie Square area sits one of the jewels of the Indianapolis dining scene. Amici's is a modest neighborhood Italian joint, but it shines like a culinary star straight out of the old country. Pizzas are primo. Pastas are too. The chicken liver plate takes you right back to the village piazza, watching old men toss bocce balls. But as transportative as the cuisine may be, your psyche might resist, being that this is one of the most warm and inviting dining rooms in the state.
Down under Mass Ave, there's a basement banquet hall known as Rathskeller. The building is an archaic-looking structure befitting such an establishment, and it is adorned with a wealth of old-country kitsch. The kitchen serves a filling menu of Bavarian specialties, and the bar pours stein after stein of full-bodied German lager. There's live music occasionally, and a party atmosphere always. The happy hour crowd can be found here imbibing cocktails and beer, and enjoying bar snacks. The gorgeous biergarten out back plays host to banquets and events, and is the perfect place to enjoy a beer and a sausage on a warm summer day.