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Tamale Place: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Tamale PlaceSee Tamale Place Video ($)
(601 ratings)

5226 Rockville Rd Map It!
Indianapolis, IN 46224
(317) 248-9771
  • Apple Pecan Tamale
    dessert tamale
  • Beef in Red Tamale
    in-house corn-ground masa stuffed w/ red pepper-infused shredded beef steamed in corn husks
4.5 out of 5
601 ratings
make 3,000 tamales each week
3 Sisters Cafe: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
3 Sisters CafeSee 3 Sisters Cafe Video ($$)
(312 ratings)

6223 N Guilford Ave Map It!
Indianapolis, IN 46220
(317) 257-5556
  • Blueberry Goat Cheese Pie
    goat cheese, blueberry & basil filling; "that rocks!"-Guy Fieri
  • Lemon Corncakes
    served w/ lemon curd or berry sauce, a dollop of fresh cream & fresh seasonal berries
  • D'nai Pork Sandwich
    top seller; spin on ham-and-cheese; slow-roasted fresh ham w/ low country braised kale & pepper jack on a french roll; served w/ side of au jus; looks good
4.0 out of 5
312 ratings
As Seen On:
Man v. Food, Episode: "Indianapolis"
  • The Big Ugly Burger Challenge
    challenge; 4 burgers = 6 lbs; no on has won; Adam did only 2 burgers
4.0 out of 5
461 ratings
Cake Bake Shop: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Cake Bake ShopSee Cake Bake Shop Video ($$)
(885 ratings)

6515 Carrollton Ave Map It!
Indianapolis, IN 46220
(317) 257-2253
  • Earl's Court Chocolate Cake
    3-layer French Valrhona chocolate cake top w/ a layer of Belgian chocolate ganache, filled w/ malted cream & topped w/ dark chocolate fudge frosting; award-winning cake has been served to Ina Garten, Jim Carrey, Elton John, Zac Brown Band, the production crew from Food Network & most of all Marc Summers; looks good
4.0 out of 5
885 ratings
Gray Brothers Cafeteria: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Gray Brothers Cafeteria ($$)
(267 ratings)

555 S Indiana St Map It!
Mooresville, IN 46158
(317) 831-7234
As Seen On:
Man v. Food, Episode: "Indianapolis"
  • Meatloaf
    a top seller
  • Strawberry Pie
4.0 out of 5
267 ratings
cafeteria-style dining
4.0 out of 5
378 ratings
As Seen On:
Top 5 Restaurants, Episode: "Best Soul Food"
  • Fried Catfish
    two whole catfish fillets served w/ candied yams & collard greens; looks good
4.0 out of 5
241 ratings
[CLOSED]; #2 (Top 5 Restaurants-Best Soul Food); est. 1988; started as six-seat countertop diner; now a full-established 175-seat institution; President Obama ate here
  • Breakfast Mac & Cheese
    Gemelli pasta, smoked pork, peppers, broccoli, TPC Pepperjack, fried egg; looks good!
4.0 out of 5
291 ratings
located on Traders Point Creamery w/ 150 acres of farm land; farm-to-table restaurant w/ a strong organic emphasis
Mama Carolla's: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Mama Carolla's ($$)
(564 ratings)

1031 E 54th St Map It!
Indianapolis, IN 46220
(317) 259-9412
  • Rosemary Chicken Lasagna
    roasted chicken layered w/ a mixture of wild mushrooms, spinach, cheese sauce, ricotta, fresh mozzarella & spices; then surrounded w/ tomato butter sauce; looks good
4.0 out of 5
564 ratings
#44 (101 More Amazing Places to Chowdown); Italian eatery w/ a California Stucco design incorporating a Mediterranean style w/ a little touch of Spanish & Italian
Milktooth: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
MilktoothSee Milktooth Video ($$)
(1277 ratings)

534 Virginia Ave Map It!
Indianapolis, IN 46203
(317) 986-5131
As Seen On:
Top 5 Restaurants, Episode: "Best Brunch"
  • BLT Dutch Baby Pancake
    baked souffle-like pancake w/ oven-dried tomatillo aioli, bacon jam, sliced bacon, marinated fresh tomatoes, romaine, sunflower shoots & vinegar
4.0 out of 5
1277 ratings
#4 (Top 5 Restaurants-Best Brunch); garage-turned-to-restaurant
Shapiro's Delicatessen: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Shapiro's DelicatessenSee Shapiro's Delicatessen Video ($$)
(596 ratings)

808 S Meridian St Map It!
Indianapolis, IN 46225
(317) 631-4041
  • Peppered Beef Sandwich
    piled high w/ mustard
4.0 out of 5
596 ratings
  • Green River
    sundae float; it's green
  • Cheesesteak Sub
  • Chili
    won area cook-off 7 times; served w/ pasta in sundae glass topped w/ cheese and sour cream
4.0 out of 5
120 ratings
1950's retro soda shop/diner; local institution; Other Recipes: Mom's Meatloaf
St Elmo Steak House: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
St Elmo Steak House ($$$)
(1884 ratings)

127 S Illinois St Map It!
Indianapolis, IN 46225
(317) 635-0636
  • Shrimp Cocktail
    appetizer; 5 jumbo shrimp w/ "plenty of fiery sauce"
  • Bone-In Prime Rib
    38 oz. of flavorful balanced marbling, slow roasted, finished to temperature; limited availability; looks good
  • Porterhouse Steak
    house specialty; 28-oz steak; wet-aged for 35 days
4.0 out of 5
1884 ratings
since 1902; decor includes original tiger-oak backbar imported from the 1893 Chicago World's Fair; honored by James Beard (America's Classic-2012); one of "10 great classic restaurants well worth visiting" (Forbes Magazine); celebrity sightings: Joe Louis, Peyton Manning
  • Barney Burger
    1/4 lb. chop steak, cheese, grilled onions
  • Double Cheeseburger
    burgers are first patted with flour then smashed down
  • Duane Purvis All-American
    1/4 lb. ground sirloin burger served on a toasted sesame bun topped with melted cheese, lettuce, tomato, pickle, Spanish onion and a thick layer of creamy peanut butter on the bottom bun
  • Grilled Tenderloin
    pork tenderloin sandwich
4.0 out of 5
494 ratings
est. in 1929; Indiana institution in orange & black striped building; near Purdue University; burgers named after former Purdue players; burgers ground on location from top choice sirloin butt; "51 Great Burger Joints Across the USA" (USA Today); trivia: Triple XXX was a root beer brand that closed down but is still served here; Other Recipes: Potato Salad
  • Asiago 'Fried' Chicken
    pan-fried-and-oven-finished Thai-marinated chicken w/ Asiago crust topped w/ wild mushroom ragout, rosemary-gorgonzola, polenta, roasted green beans
  • Beef Sandwich
    shredded beef topped w/ onion jam, "bleu cheese mousse" served on a crusty roll; beef is seared and then roasted for 3 hrs; looks good
  • Tomato Bon Bon
    cross between a meatball, a dumpling and a Scottish egg; baby tomatoes stuffed w/ fair oaks farms asiago cheese wrapped w/ sausage and cornmeal crust; come w/ tomato tzatziki; served in large soup spoons
4.0 out of 5
264 ratings
[CLOSED]; opened in 2006; "passion for the artistry of creating and serving food that is intensely flavored, fun, and full of delightful surprises" (from its website)
Zydeco's: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Zydeco'sSee Zydeco's Video ($$)
(204 ratings)

11 E Main St Map It!
Mooresville, IN 46158
(317) 834-3900
  • BBQ Shrimps Boutte
    shrimp & tasso (cajun-smoked pork); "that is rockin' 10"-Guy Fieri; looks good
  • Boudin
    sausage made of pork, liver, rice w/ spices; served w/ creole mustard
4.0 out of 5
204 ratings
opened in 1999; self-proclaimed "Cajun culinary embassy of Indiana"; kitchy decor; multiple awards (best seafood-WRTV 6 Indianapolis, top 27 breakfasts-Indianapolis Monthly)
Edwards Drive-In: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Edwards Drive-In ($)
(158 ratings)

2126 S Sherman Dr Map It!
Indianapolis, IN 46203
(317) 786-1638
As Seen On:
Man v. Food, Episode: "Indianapolis"
  • Tenderloin Sandwich
3.5 out of 5
158 ratings
Hilltop Inn: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Hilltop Inn ($$)
(38 ratings)

1100 Harmony Way Map It!
Evansville, IN 47720
(812) 422-1757
  • Jumbo Brain Sandwich
    pork brain, battered, deep-fried in oil & lard and served on a bun
3.5 out of 5
38 ratings
est. 1839
  • Chicken Salad Club
    w/ crisp bacon, tomato, lettuce & Swiss cheese on toasted wheat
  • Chili Spuds
    baked potato loaded w/ homemade chili & toppings
  • Loaded Chips
    Homemade potato chips topped w/ toppings (BBQ sauce, cheeses) and ranch dressing on side
  • Wildwood Steak Hoagie
    cheesesteak sub w/ meatball, meat sauce & blue cheese
3.5 out of 5
38 ratings
[CLOSED]; "bring a bit of Jersy to Indiana"; homemade bread; moved from original location at airing (13710 N Meridian St); Other Recipes: Granola
Mug N Bun: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Mug N Bun ($)
(231 ratings)

5211 W 10th St Map It!
Indianapolis, IN 46224
(317) 244-5669
  • Monster Pork Tenderloin Challenge
    sandwich w/ 3-tiers of pork tenderloin & condiments, family side of fries, 32-oz drink (total of 3.5 lbs) in 30 min; Casey lost
3.5 out of 5
231 ratings
Indy's oldest drive-in
  • Cheese Curds
    togarashi tempura, kimchi aioli, pickled ramps, red peppers, scallions
3.5 out of 5
1400 ratings
[CLOSED]; #2 (Top 5 Restaurants-Best Cheesy Dishes); since 1996; long lines
  • "Bark Lard" BLT
    sandwich w/ house-cured bacon, tomato jam, lettuce & basil mayo; looks good
  • Buddy's Shrimp Roll
    seasoned mayo-based shrimp served in New England-style roll
3.0 out of 5
91 ratings
[CLOSED]; neighborhood favorite; dog-friendly...they will feed your dog w/ food on a plate w/ dog's name written in ketchup; Other Recipes: Chicken Lollipops
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