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Yats on College

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5363 N College Ave, Indianapolis, IN 46220-3141
+1 317-253-8817
11:00 - 22:00
Open now
All hours
Sun 11:00 - 19:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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Indianapolis, Indiana
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194 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2012

The food is really good, but the prices are unbelievable. And the wait staff is especially nice. A local treasure.

Thank Anniebonnie
Memphis, Tennessee
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116 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2012

I eat here monthly, and I am from the South and have been to New Orleans MANY times. Their crawfish étouffée is better here than some of the étouffée I have tried in NOLA. I am never disappointed with the food or the prices as they are very reasonable! Cash only but they accept IOU's. Several locations but every one... More 

Thank Olivia W
Zionsville, Indiana
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151 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2012

If you miss the crowds, thr Yats downtown is a great place for a quick lunch. The only downside is having to pay for parking. Its tasty and I love having over 20 different hot sauces to choose from. The price point is great too. Go before 12:00.

Thank Zvillemommy
Indianapolis, Indiana
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221 reviews
165 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 July 2012

It feels like eating outside of New Orleans. This is not the big city feeling. It is more the hole in the wall authentic feeling. The food is CHEAP, Plentiful, & filling. Joe (the ownder) is the best!

Thank homeless-dancer
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17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 July 2012

Ever since I was introduced to Yats on a date, I have been in love. The chili cheese etoufee is my favorite. I frequent the Mass Ave location as it is close and convenient to work. The guys who work there always get a tip from me as they are friendly, funny, and easy going. I've noticed this at pretty... More 

Thank fulltimeeverything
Indianapolis, Indiana
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133 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 July 2012

Red beans and rice a must! Good price and lunch is crowded because it is delish. Give yourself 45 minutes for your great meal!

Thank poblanofamily
Indianapolis, IN
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12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2012

My daughter suggested we go here for lunch one day, and we were both happy with what we had. White chili was very flavorful, and quite a big portion too. Great on a chilly day, but I think it would be good anytime!

Thank Californiachick
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17 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 June 2012

Love this place. It's consistently good cajun dishes with fresh ingredients. Not too spicy, great place for lunch or an early dinner. I get to-go all the time. Super friendly staff and a quirky but fun atmosphere. Great casual place, you must try. Downtown or in Broadripple. A liitle small, so dining at lunch can be packed. Take a early... More 

Thank motomonkey
Murrieta, CA
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73 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 June 2012

We're visiting family and my sister says we have to try Yats. So we do. The food was good, served fast. They allowed us to sample the chili cheese etouffee and it was good. So that is what we all ordered. Price is fair, not a great value. Served on paper plates with plastic fork on a tray. Drink from... More 

2 Thank DavidHitchcock33
Indianapolis, Indiana
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33 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 June 2012

This is our new favorite go to...very very very good and very very reasonably priced food. The chili cheese etoufee and the drunken chicken are amazing...the red beans and sausage are also amazing. And the bread...oh the bread...if you don't like the bread you are not breathing... The customer service tops it off. My wife and I were planning to... More 

Thank Neil M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$8
Cajun & Creole
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
11:00 - 19:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5363 N College Ave, Indianapolis, IN 46220-3141
  • Location: United States  >  Indiana (IN)  >  Indianapolis
  • Phone Number: +1 317-253-8817

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