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Boathouse Grill

££ - £££
Bar, Pub
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6225 W 56th St Ste 900, Indianapolis, IN 46254-7605
+1 317-328-8812
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Princeton, New Jersey
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37 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I like trying non chain restaurants when I am traveling. I saw it had some good reviews and decided to try it. The outside has blackened windows so you can't see it. Once inside you forget you are in a strip mall. The staff was very friendly and definitely could use more help for the amount of customers in the... More 

Thank sunandfun420
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16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016 via mobile

This is a wonderful little Bar. The place honestly reminds me of cheers. No pool table and smaller. Very good for have a drink and watching a game and meeting up with friends. The food is cheap and wonderful. I had the pork tenderloin and it was delicious. I have been here a few times. The owner is always behind... More 

1 Thank Heather A
Indianapolis, Indiana
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230 reviews
169 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2016

Went for a quick bite to eat for lunch on a Sunday at about 2 pm. The restaurant was full, and there were only two waiting on table and one was also bar tending, so we had to wait awhile for service. The waitress very nicely explained we might have to wait a few minutes. Once we were able to... More 

1 Thank LuckyMesaAZ
Milan, Michigan
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2016 via mobile

We couldn't eat here as a family. No one under 18 admitted. Frustrating to say the least. Hopefully this saves another family the drive.

1 Thank jm11077
Indianapolis, Indiana
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74 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2016

While most of my reviews on TripAdvisor aren't that glowing, this one is! The food is great here. Usually order something different each time and always perfection. The service has also always been great. From ownership down to the bartenders, servers and cooks - the customer is always treated well. The only negative reviews I see on here relate to... More 

1 Thank jason d
Indianapolis, Indiana
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42 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2016 via mobile

My wife began our lunch with a visit to the Ladies' Room which was "disgusting". The bread on her club sandwich was so soggy as to be unbeatable, the turkey terribly salty. My salad ingredients were fresh enough, but the blue cheese dressing was some kind of fake blue cheese. The waitress was more interested in chatting with the bar... More 

Thank IndyRicardo70
Peru, Indiana
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51 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 June 2016 via mobile

The Boathouse Grill has a great (you guessed it) boat-themed atmosphere and music from 80's & early 90's. The staff was friendly and our waitress was spot-on. We didn't need to ask for refills and she got our order in ahead of a large group! The Mozzarella sticks are very good, light flavor and not at all greasy. The shrimp... More 

1 Thank Overdoesit
Iowa City, Iowa
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133 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 May 2016

There were 4 of us and it was a busy night with lots of post Indy-500 customers. We entered the restaurant and there was no one to greet us or lead us to a table - and no sign saying to seat ourselves. We wandered around and found a booth - and claimed it. A wait person cam to take... More 

Thank MovinOn2
northern Indiana
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17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2015

We found this place through Yelp and it totally lived up to the reviews. We got there early, about 3:30 and they do not serve entrée/dinners until 5 but that was no problem. My husband had the tenderloin sandwich and slaw, I had the Philly steak and onion petals. They were both great, generous portions, very reasonable prices and good... More 

Thank Indianatraveler
Louisville, Kentucky
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35 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2015

What a fortunate find just driving around NW Indianapolis! We were in town for Friday night and Saturday and just needed a place to eat dinner. My taco salad and the wife's garden salad with grilled chicken were both excellent--very tasty and very fresh!

Thank RAC1241

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout
Good for
Cheap Eats
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 6225 W 56th St Ste 900, Indianapolis, IN 46254-7605
  • Location: United States  >  Indiana (IN)  >  Indianapolis
  • Phone Number: +1 317-328-8812

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?