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Downtown Indianapolis
American, Bar, British, Pub, Scottish
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339 Massachusetts Ave, Indianapolis, IN 46204-2108
+1 317-632-7268
12:00 - 01:00
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Mon - Thu 11:00 - 00:00
Fri 11:00 - 01:00
Sat - Sun 12:00 - 01:00
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Fort Wayne, Indiana
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74 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

In an area not too kid friendly this is a gem!!! Great service! Had the grandkids and was a great place to rest prior to a afternoon show. I had Haggis which our waitress suggested after saying it was "different" but she liked. It was earthy substantial and very tasty. Wife had cheese burger. Way different as it was skinny... More 

Thank irie1029FWA
Indianapolis, Indiana
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22 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

MacNiven's is a small Scottish Pub on Mass Ave. They have a bar area on one side and a dining area on the other but you can get food in both areas. They have a nice selection of draft beers and a full bar. The food is really good - better than typical pub fare. I'd definitely recommend dropping in... More 

Terre Haute, Indiana
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99 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were going to go to another restaurant on the street but didn't want to wait, so ended up here because they had seats available. We thought it was hard to talk to each other because it was so loud at the table we sat at. The food was pretty good, some people really liked it but others thought it... More 

Thank c22hubb
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48 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

My friends and I wanted to go to another restaurant but the wait was an hour long so we went across the street to MacNiven's. The beer was good... Gumball Head! Disclaimer, I am not into Scottish food so that is maybe why I was not impressed. I tried the Roast Beef Manhattan which is "roast beef (looked like deli... More 

Thank DoctorBurk
MacNivens, Owner at MacNiven's, responded to this review

Hello, I saw your review and I was hoping you could provide me with some more information. As a locally owned and operated independent establishment we take great pride in our product & service. I'm pleased you liked your meal, it's one of the most popular items on the menu. However, would you be able to elaborate on your interaction... More 

New York
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18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 March 2017 via mobile

Went there with a group in town for a seminar. While it was cool to be somewhere with a Scottish menu, nothing was too spectacular. Good selection of beers.

Thank Nicole C
Indianapolis, Indiana
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 14 March 2017

My friend and I love to eat lunch at MacNiven's. The food is great along with the atmosphere. Good Times!

Thank leslieaashley
Indianapolis, Indiana
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954 reviews
873 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 March 2017 via mobile

Of all the British Isle theme pubs in Indy, this is my favorite. Huge Scotch Egg Salad is just $11.25 before tax/tip. Makes for a great lunch.

Thank BatGuano30
Speedway, Indiana
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180 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 December 2016

We visited MacNivan's Scottish Pub to try something different. It's a traditional style Mass Ave. pub. It was not crowded when we visited. Just the business people from downtown having that drink to decompress and hang out. I ordered Fish &Chips, which consisted of beer-battered cod and steak fries. It was cooked perfectly and was very good. I was curious... More 

Thank Larry L
Cincinnati, Ohio
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28 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 December 2016 via mobile

Visited this place on a Friday night. We were able to get 2 chairs at the bar, but it was pretty crwoded there and shortly after we arrived, the place was standing room only. We did not try the food, only the beer. There was an excellent selection of beers available, and the bartenders were attentative. I would definitely go... More 

Thank Cheryl M
Indianapolis, Indiana
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85 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 November 2016 via mobile

We love coming here. The service and the atmosphere are great, and the food is excellent. It one of the few places I'll get haggis. My only complaint is that the music is not right for the décor. I wish they played something more typical of a true Scott pub. Even a modern day pub. Not trying to play what... More 

Thank Geoff M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar, British, Pub, Scottish
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
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Bar Scene
Open Hours
12:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 01:00
12:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 339 Massachusetts Ave, Indianapolis, IN 46204-2108
  • Location: United States  >  Indiana (IN)  >  Indianapolis>  > Downtown Indianapolis
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown Indianapolis
  • Phone Number: +1 317-632-7268

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?