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Dawson's on Main

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1464 Main St, Speedway, IN 46224-6526 (16th and Main)
+1 317-247-7000
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 01:00
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The food is amazing. From the calamari appetizer to the beef filet, the food is always top notch. Every night they have a different drink special that allows you to try a new drink without breaking the bank. If you are new to Speedway or Main Street in general, give Dawson's on Main a try.

Thank Donna T
Indianapolis, Indiana
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87 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

No matter when I go or what I have I always feel that the food is of high quality and the prices are reasonable. I've been there with groups, couples and business associates. Today I had the chicken Parmesan and it was very good. The servers are professionals not beginners. I should frequent this restaurant more often.

Thank Rick O
Indianapolis, United States
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stopped in for dinner with my wife and son. Had the fish and chips. Very good. Great atmosphere in the place.

Thank Dave P
Indianapolis, Indiana
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33 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I had a business meeting with client who opened a new office on Main Street in Speedway, IN right across from the Motor Speedway. We then walked down to Dawsons for lunch. Very friendly hostess and wait staff. The 4 of us all ordered different items that were promptly served at the same time. All enjoyed their meal. I ordered... More 

Thank Bruce K
Lenoir City, Tennessee
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336 reviews
257 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I enjoyed a very nice tenderloin sandwich with very good onion rings. The server was wonderful and the meal was properly prepared. The price is around 14 dollars and I think it's well worth the price. This is a falling off the plate meal. I'll go back.

Thank Bones83
Indianapolis, Indiana
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85 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We are regular customers and love Dawson's. All of the dishes are good with large portions. Nice atmosphere and a great place to go with large booths. Very clean and well-kept, and the food is beautifully presented

Thank kkaymorgan
Messingham, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 March 2017 via mobile

Passing through Indianapolis we stopped for lunch and picked out Dawson's by chance Excellent staff and a good choice of full or quick meals Had a great Reuben sandwich Clean quick and efficient Must re emphasise the staff were great

Thank jjgorman1
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51 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 February 2017

When we arrived (with reservations) the hostess seemed confused and disorganized. The food was good and priced about how you would expect (a little high). The seating and table were very cheap and spaced too close together. I felt like I was eating with the people next to me. It was about like an pancake house. There was no atmosphere... More 

Thank RipTideTrash
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15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 January 2017 via mobile

I'm sort of a tenderloin snob, always on the lookout for a good one. I found it here! Thick tender line with just the right amount of crispy, homemade breading with a slight flavor to it, not enough to overwhelm the delicious meat, but a great accent to it. Fries were delicious as well. My daughter had the cheeseburger and... More 

Thank IndySmiths
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25 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 20 January 2017 via mobile

Great tasting food with a public parking lot across the street provides easy access. Located on the rejuvinated main street of speedway this brick faced building hides a comfortable atmosphere inside. It is recommended that you call ahead for reservation if trying to eat here for lunch or durring dinner rush. Try one of their signature items for a delight... More 

Thank Tom K

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$30 - US$30
American, Bar, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Kids, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1464 Main St, Speedway, IN 46224-6526
    (16th and Main)
  • Location: United States  >  Indiana (IN)  >  Speedway
  • Phone Number: +1 317-247-7000

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