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Dawson's on Main

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1464 Main St, Speedway, IN 46224-6526 (16th and Main)
+1 317-247-7000
11:00 - 22:00
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Mon - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 01:00
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46 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

When we arrived (with reservations) the hostess seemed confused and disorganized. The food was good and priced about how you would expect (a little high). The seating and table were very cheap and spaced too close together. I felt like I was eating with the people next to me. It was about like an pancake house. There was no atmosphere... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I'm sort of a tenderloin snob, always on the lookout for a good one. I found it here! Thick tender line with just the right amount of crispy, homemade breading with a slight flavor to it, not enough to overwhelm the delicious meat, but a great accent to it. Fries were delicious as well. My daughter had the cheeseburger and... More 

Thank IndySmiths
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great tasting food with a public parking lot across the street provides easy access. Located on the rejuvinated main street of speedway this brick faced building hides a comfortable atmosphere inside. It is recommended that you call ahead for reservation if trying to eat here for lunch or durring dinner rush. Try one of their signature items for a delight... More 

Thank Tom K
Bargersville, In
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2017

Recently visited with friends who had made reservations. We found on street parking and were promptly seated. A nice comprehensive menu and pleasant wait staff made the evening of dining very pleasant indeed..The beef strogonof was excellent with left-overs providing another meal. We shall return.

Thank retMD
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64 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2016 via mobile

Everything about this place was great. Parking might be a problem if it's a busy time of day. Visited for a Christmas get together, tried a little of all the appetizers and all were great. Nachos were superb. Staff was really nice and the service was exceptional.

Thank Jennifer N
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147 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2016 via mobile

We made a reservation for our party of six and were seated immediately. The wait staff seemed to be understaffed. Our food was delicious and hot but came out in three different time periods. We had to ask for refills, when we asked about dessert options we were told that there are only two, and we would have had coffee... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2016 via mobile

We were seated right away; we did have a reservation. Our server was just okay; seemed somewhat preoccupied and maybe had too many tables. Could have stopped by the table a bit more often, to check on things. I ordered the pork chops with mashed sweet potatoes, and chef's vegetables. It was excellent, and way too much food! Prices are... More 

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 December 2016 via mobile

We visited Dawson's for the first time in several years before heading to see the lights at the track. The nachos were just ok and the chicken on them was cold. The pot roast was very good, even worth the trip just to get it again! We did struggle to find something to drink as the wine list was pretty... More 

Thank OurPlate
Carmel, Indiana
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103 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2016

There are lots of bars and restaurants opening in Speedway. Dawson's has been around for a while. It is well worth a visit. Comfortable casual setting that has a rustic look to it. They feature a lot of sandwiches for lunch. Mine was excellent. And the potato soup was really good. Very thick with lots of bacon and cheese in... More 

1 Thank Jim S
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016 via mobile

Went for dinner before IMS lights. 2 adults & 5 teenagers. All ordered something different & all were happy with their dinners & full!! Restaurant was quite busy & our appetizers & meals came out in a timely fashion. Loved the Calamari appetizer, my has been loving the tenderloin. All who had a house salad with their meal said was... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$30 - US$30
American, Bar, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Television
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Groups, Cheap Eats, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
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

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?