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The Friendly Tavern

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$$ - $$$
American, Bar, Pub
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290 S Main St, Zionsville, IN 46077-1621
+1 317-873-5772
11:00 - 22:00
Closed now
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Mon - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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Indianapolis, Indiana
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Great food at good prices. Fried chicken wings to die for and always great service. Had their crab cake special at lunch today and it was very light in texture and very tasty! Will be coming back again!

Thank Xtravelbug60
Indianapolis, Indiana
Level Contributor
3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The food as well as the service is nearly always outstanding. i love their salads and they have the best tenderloin anywhere.

Thank mperkins1951
Indianapolis, Indiana
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82 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stopped in to visit with friends that we hadn't seen in quite a while, have some drinks, and eat. It was a busy Saturday night, all the tables were full, and they were busy so I considered that. It is a noisy place for conversation with a lot of people in there but it was to be expected. It took... More 

1 Thank jrlazaro
Level Contributor
4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

I bring all of my out of town friends here for the tenderloins. Everything on the menu is excellent. friendly atmosphere. also a quaint town.

Thank Ma3re
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

Best pork tenderloin sandwich in the Indianapolis area. At times there is more meat on the outside of the bun than in the inside.

1 Thank Fayboy55
Level Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

The food is good, but it is a small restaurant and gets really noisy when it's full. There is usually a wait on weekends as it is a popular place with the locals. The last visit, we decided that we would not return because we couldn't even have a conversation it was so loud.

2 Thank Jean G
Zionsville, United States
Level Contributor
4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

Everyone enjoyed their meal. Service was great as always. The steaks were great cooked just the way we asked.

Thank Michael S
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108 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016

There is no better treat in the world than wings from The Friendly. We had carry out this time and they were just as good as dining there. Always, always wonderful.

Thank justus1406
Zionsville, Indiana
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62 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016 via mobile

Our kids had school activities tonight so my wife visited the Friendly Tavern. We don't usually get to come here because our kids can't eat here because of having to enter through bar. My wife got the Filet and I chose a shredded prime rib sandwich. Both were very good and they consistently rated as one of the top food... More 

Thank turne23
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73 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016

I have never been disappointed by the food. It is always hot and tasty. It is inexpensive and you never go away hungry! My only complaint would be that it is noisy. But that is because it is busy. Everyone goes here!!

Thank irishseed

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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$10 - US$15
American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 290 S Main St, Zionsville, IN 46077-1621
  • Location: United States  >  Indiana (IN)  >  Zionsville
  • Phone Number: +1 317-873-5772

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