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Bynum's Steak House

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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3850 S Meridian St, Indianapolis, IN 46217-3352
+1 317-784-9880
11:00 - 21:30
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 21:30
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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25 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017

The setting: interesting. Would probably be passed by if people didn't know how great it really is. The decor: dark and classic. A lot of folks would probably say it's a little dated but I think it's weirdly cute. The food: solid. Wine is good. The french onion soup is, indeed, great. The steak is good as well. Fish, not... More 

Thank Chloe F
Indianapolis, Indiana
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6 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2016

The French Onion Soup was very Good - The salad was awesome. The ribs - - oh NO. all slimy skin and fat. Had to dig thru it to find meat. I got the full rack because I didn't see a half available - then I didn't even eat the half. I didn't like that at all. I was going... More 

Thank cfs1946
Greenwood, Indiana
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212 reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016 via mobile

I was here for lunch with a senior group from church of about 25 people. We had our own room area. Took a long to get food & bill. Got there around 11:30 & just getting bills around 2 pm. Only had one waitress. I had a beef/cheddar sandwich with fries. Took two bites & hit fat grisly stuff. Not... More 

Thank cookieladyangel
Harrisburg, Arkansas
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39 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2016 via mobile

Ok. I know they were busy and knew that going in so I won't complain about the 2 hours we had to wait till we got food. What I will complain about is an hour of that was waiting on Prime Rib which they then told us they were out of. OK on to the Bone in Ribeye. Average steak... More 

Thank Stanley S
Indianapolis, Indiana
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123 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2016

Decor is dark and intimate, like the steakhouses of old where you took your mistress or met with a mob boss for a sitdown. The star of the show here is STEAK... and the Onion Soup, both of which are excellent. Service is good, too, with waitresses in St.Pauly Girl-like outfits attending to your every need.

Thank lloyd w
Zionsville, Indiana, United States
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346 reviews
259 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016 via mobile

Steak houses can emphasize fancy sides or hot plates, but without a quality cut that is prepared well, it just does not matter. At Bynum's, the meat is king. I ordered the hearty filet and it was tender and well seasoned. The rest of the meal was standard 80s steakhouse, and that is fine. For the price, this was an... More 

Thank HoosierWisdom
Indianapolis, Indiana
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17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016

This place has nice cuts of meat . You can get an extra plate soup salad potato. Onion soup is wonderful! However lunchtime was not the best. Evenings have always been good. This one on meridian street is better than the one in martinsville.

Thank funinthesun250
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2016

This place has amazing food! My absolutely favorite restaurant. So I thought I would buy my friends a gift card from here as a "Thank you" gift. To my dismay.... Bynum's put a expiration date on the gift card. When I questioned this.... they say it is how they do it. I will never buy a gift card from them... More 

Thank Jill B
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11 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

A fabulous experience! The service is wonderful & kind. (Ask for Bridget!) Chef Phil is just incredible and the atmosphere is quaint & cozy. And the food is absolutely outstanding.

Thank Heather S
Colon, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

We spend a weekend in Indy twice a year, one with kids, one just mom and dad. When it is just us we like to take the short drive (5 minutes) to Bynum's. The food is great and the service is also great.

Thank 22edsonn

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
American, Steakhouse
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly, Business meetings
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3850 S Meridian St, Indianapolis, IN 46217-3352
  • Location: United States  >  Indiana (IN)  >  Indianapolis
  • Phone Number: +1 317-784-9880

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?