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Dawson's on Main

1464 Main St, Speedway, IN 46224-6526
+1 317-247-7000
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good35%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“steak” (18 reviews)
“pot roast” (7 reviews)
“crab cakes” (6 reviews)
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American, Bar, Steakhouse, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1464 Main St, Speedway, IN 46224-6526
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Getting to a central location for dinner on a Friday evening early enough to go to Winterlights is a challenge. A multi-car accident on I-69 slowed the couple from Fishers. The staff worked with us, and the service was perfect. Our delayed party arrived within...More

Thank Sue L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I normally do not rate a five. This place earns it. Go by anytime for a great meal. I like to eat at the bar when I can. Rob is a pleasure to work with. He is on the ball knows the menu and drink...More

Thank Bones83
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I've eaten here for yrs. Food is usually very good but a little pricy. Property is nice, clean with seating inside and out. Service is good.

Thank bobvacation2063
Reviewed 14 October 2017 via mobile

This is a great mom and pop restaurant with perfectly cooked steaks and home cooked sides. Would recommend for fancy or dinner at the local water hole if u sit at bar.

Thank Grendel91
Chris H, Owner at Dawson's on Main, responded to this reviewResponded 23 October 2017

Thanks a lot! We appreciate your business and look forward to seeing you again! Definitely Mom and Pop, or rather Two Brothers. Anyways family owned and operated. Thanks for the kind words and please come back and see us soon. Have a great weekend Grendel

Reviewed 8 October 2017 via mobile

Highly recommend the chips and spinach dip. Enjoyed the horseradish sirloin. Maddi W took great care of us-will definitely request her on our next visit. Their Sunday menu is limited, but still plenty of great things to choose from!

Thank MTodL
Reviewed 8 October 2017

Dawson's had an excellent lunch and early bird special. Lunch is served until 4:00 PM which is a big plus. Full service dinner starts at 4:00 PM. Tuesday is half price wine day. Sitting outside enjoying a bottle of wine and is hard to beat...More

Thank jbr4914
Reviewed 3 October 2017

Was very pleasantly surprised to find such good shrimp in Indiana. Service was excellent. Atmosphere was great. Everything ordered by my party of six was thoroughly enjoyed.

Thank Wanda C
Reviewed 2 October 2017

Dawsons Continues to be our go to restaurant after a day at the speedway. Their steaks are fantastic and the beef stroganoff is delicious. Their pasta dishes are good as well. Honestly, we have never had any thing that was not really good.

Thank Dave M
Reviewed 28 September 2017 via mobile

Had dinner with friends last night. The place has lots of seating inside and outside. Outside you get a great view of IMS. The menu was extensive and the prices good. I had a seafood pasta and my friends had steak an crab cakes. Everything...More

Thank lgerhart420
Chris H, Owner at Dawson's on Main, responded to this reviewResponded 29 September 2017

Thanks for the great review! We are so glad you enjoyed your experience. Hope to see you again soon Igerhart420. Have a great weekend.

Reviewed 24 September 2017 via mobile

Both of our meals were delicious. Sat for 15 minutes trying to get our waiters attention so we could pay our bill. Restaurant was not that busy.

Thank Brad Z
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James S
4 January 2017|
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Response from suesview1963 | Reviewed this property |
Their steaks compete with St Elmo's but aren't as expensive. Their ribs have won contests and fall off the bone. Their chef is from California and has great fish specials. They also have a tenderloin that I would put up... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$30
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Television, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Delivery, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Kids, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 1:00 AM
11:00 AM - 1:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1464 Main St, Speedway, IN 46224-6526
    (16th and Main)
  • Location: United States  >  Indiana (IN)  >  Speedway
  • Phone Number: +1 317-247-7000
The Hill family opened Dawson's on Main in June of 2006. We are known for friendly service, great hand-cut steaks, fresh seafood, local craft beers, and the best Hoosier tenderloin around. Come buy and introduce yourself and see what you have been missing. We are a full service restaurant on beautifully renovated Main Street. We are conveniently located directly across the street from the most famous racetrack in the world in the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Come check us out.
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