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Indy was named the most ‘Underrated Food City in America’ by Condé Nast Traveler, and for good reason. Try classics like the searing shrimp cocktail at St. Elmo, the piled-high reuben at Shapiro's, or the oversized pork tenderloin that is served almost everywhere. James Beard-recognized chefs are on display at Bluebeard, Vida, and Milktooth. If you can't decide what to eat, wander into a food hall at The Garage, AMP, or City Market.  From local restaurants to acclaimed breweries, Indy is fit for foodies.

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Since 1902, St. Elmo has earned a national reputation for its exceptional food, drink and service. As well as steaks, seafood, chicken and chops, St. Elmo offers an award-winning, 20,000-bottle wine cellar.


A line forms outside Milktooth every weekend. The restaurant, nationally famous for its daytime menus, is still at the top of its game, made even more impressive by the kitchen team’s commitment to source ingredients nearby and patronize other small businesses.


Gallery Bistro & Bar is located in the heart of downtown Indianapolis, across the street from Gainbridge Fieldhouse. Watch the pastry team create edible works of art while dining at the open kitchen, or grab a seat next to the larger-than-life Anthony Bourdain painting and sip on a craft cocktail with your meal.


The Garage Food Hall at Bottleworks District is a 30,000 square foot community-focused food and market hall that occupies two of the historic bottling plant’s original garage buildings. 

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Don’t bother making a reservation, because you can’t. Bluebeard seats parties on a first come, first served basis on their beautiful patio in the spring and summer. If you do snag a seat, start with popular options like the charcuterie board and fresh oysters with cocktail sauce and mignonette.


They serve up some of the best fried chicken at the Eagle. Be sure to try the hot honey on your chicken, along with sides that include greens, sweet potatoes, mac and cheese, fries, specialty spoon bread, and more.  You will not be disappointed.


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