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Canal Bistro

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6349 Guilford Ave, Indianapolis, IN 46220-1774 (Main St.)
+1 317-254-8700
11:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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Fishers, Indiana
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54 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Canal Bistro is a great place to enjoy authentic Mediterranean fare. It fits right in with the artsy, eclectic atmosphere of Broad Ripple. When we are hungry for Mediterranean this is where we go. Our favorite dishes are 2 appetizers: the fries with garlic and feta cheese and the Mazda plate, which is a sampler of several traditional items such... More 

Thank DMJA21
Indianapolis, Indiana
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731 reviews
667 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My Lamb Kabobs were exceptional and the wife's Penne Béchamel was quite good. Accompanying salads were delightful. Might have been five star, but our waiter, though pleasant, reeked of cigarette. Not appropriate for finer dining in this day.

Thank BatGuano30
Noblesville, Indiana
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016 via mobile

I ordered shish kabob. The meat was good but a little tough to chew. The side dishes were really good too. I really liked the rice. My husband ordered gyro. It was very good. I would order it next time.

Thank OkraRice
Indianapolis, Indiana
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100 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016 via mobile

So, excited that my friend referred this place. I love Mediterranean food! They have such a good selection. I ordered the calamari with a spicy sauce. The bread and oil was pretty fantastic. And, the lamb wrap was the party for our taste bugs. I could only eat two bites. I ate the calamari first darn it! But I took... More 

Thank Meia C
Naples, Florida
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016

It's hard to say which is better - the Food or the Staff! We have eaten here many time - small and large groups - and we've always had great meals and great servers! You can NOT say that about most places in Broad Ripple. What is that herb stuff they add to the olive oil that you can dip... More 

Thank Catherine S
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4 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

Enjoyed lunch outdoors. The food was delicious and the staff was on point with service and recommendations.

Thank T H
Indianapolis, IN. USA
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82 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 230 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2016

Had a nice evening overall. Very hot evening so stayed indoors. The server seemed to have too many tables several inside as well as on the terrace. She really worked hard to take care of us. Two of us 3 enjoyed our meals, but my salmon was dry and the sauce for it (or the rice?) arrived in a little... More 

Thank dangui
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 July 2016 via mobile

I love this place for lunch and most recently for brunch. One of the most underated brunch locations. You get a $15 pitcher of mimosas a fairly crowd free patio and quick service. I highly recommend the stuffed French toast. Other reviews mentioned this place as a Greek restaurant. While it has some Greek food, it is a Mediterranean restaurant... More 

Thank Annie C
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45 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 April 2016 via mobile

My sister in law and I had a great time here! We ate inside due to cool, rainy weather, but no big deal! The decor is middle eastern/Moroccan/Greek making the whole experience more enjoyable. The canal is just outside the dining room windows, and there is dining outside by the canal too-imagine that's great in good weather, or evenings. The... More 

Thank NursesheriIndiana
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100 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 April 2016 via mobile

This restaurant never disappoints! True Greek food with a perfect location in the heart of Broad Ripple. The restaurant sits next to the canal and is walking distance to shops We often sit outside when we come and it's so fun to feel the breeze and enjoy my families company Often we see friends walk by and they stop to... More 

Thank Julie C

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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
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$30 - US$30
Lebanese, Mediterranean, Greek, Turkish, Middle Eastern
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
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: 6349 Guilford Ave, Indianapolis, IN 46220-1774
    (Main St.)
  • Location: United States  >  Indiana (IN)  >  Indianapolis
  • Phone Number: +1 317-254-8700

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