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3443 E 86th St, Indianapolis, IN 46240-2427
+1 317-757-8006
07:00 - 15:00
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Indianapolis, Indiana
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22 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Don't let the strip mall location fool you. Ruth's Café has really good and creative food and a fun, eclectic atmosphere. I've been there many times for both breakfast and lunch and have enjoyed every visit. I've never disliked anything on the menu but my best advice is to go for one of the specials of the day. They're always... More 

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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This cafe felt very comfortable and all of the food was delicious. The granola was amazing! Great biscuts and gravy too!

Indianapolis, Indiana
Level Contributor
203 reviews
144 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 March 2017 via mobile

Day after St. Patrick's Day so I had the special Green Eggs and Ham scramble with sour dough bead. Great!

Thank Scuffy13
Indianapolis, Indiana
Level Contributor
9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 14 March 2017

Ruth's is a wonderful, eclectic local restaurant that has great food, nice menu options, good coffee and nice wait staff.

Thank psodfamily
Navarre, Florida
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26 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 6 March 2017

Nice place for breakfast or brunch. Just plain old good home cooking and artisean style menue. Expect fresh local flavor. Great place to bring your girl.

Thank 7Native
Level Contributor
13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 March 2017 via mobile

Stopped to get brunch and reviews were good. Walked in to sit anywhere you'd like. The art on the walls kept you busy looking around. Tastefully modern and creatively colorful. Waiter approached immediately and asked our drink order. Food was good- chocolate coffee cake and potato cake. Maybe a little pricy but service was pleasant and quick.

Thank JJtrip16
Naperville, Illinois
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 6 January 2017

great food and a fun and unique atmosphere. The quiche of the day was delicious. My daughter always gets the potato omelet. Her fav! Hubby had the chorizo biscuits and gravy.

Thank mcdeveney
Level Contributor
66 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 November 2016 via mobile

Has breakfast here on a Monday and everything was gooooood! I had the scramble of the day...pesto, spinach, roasted tomatoes, feta and onions...with a substitution of potatoes ($1.50) instead of salad or fruit. The others with me had the Indiana Benedict (with homemade sausage patty) and French toast. Everything was delish and the place has a funky vibe to it...no... More 

Thank hubbyfamily
Indianapolis, Indiana
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17 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 October 2016

This was a return trip to an establishment that I had visited many years ago and had a pleasurable experience. At the time it was owned by a restaurateur who also owned Cafe Nora. Im afraid my current back of the house, front of the house observations might be skewed. Same name of restaurant with some of the menu items... More 

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Mission, Texas
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26 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 September 2016

A group of us had a wonderful saturday brunch here. The decor is funky and wait staff congenial and the food outstanding. All six of us at out table had something different and we shared "tastes" since it was a first-time experience for five of us. Each of the dishes ordered was quite good. Even though the place was packed... More 

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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, Cafe, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
08:00 - 15:00
07:00 - 15:00
07:00 - 15:00
07:00 - 15:00
07:00 - 15:00
07:00 - 15:00
08:00 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3443 E 86th St, Indianapolis, IN 46240-2427
  • Location: United States  >  Indiana (IN)  >  Indianapolis
  • Phone Number: +1 317-757-8006

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