Looking for a new favorite, local restaurant on the north side of Indianapolis? Your favorite Indy local has rounded up her top picks for good food and delicious drinks.
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Looking for the best restaurants on the north side of Indianapolis?
Indianapolis's food scene has been improving steadily for over two decades, and that improvement has only accelerated as we recover from the impact of the pandemic on restaurants. Of course, I'm constantly arguing that Indianapolis deserves more of a reputation as a 'food city' than it has ever received. I'll keep trying!
That said, what cache the foodie scene in Indianapolis does have is largely focused on the culinary delights of downtown Indy, which was happily our home for six lovely years (on Massachusetts Avenue, no less). Now that we've moved to the north side of Indy (Meridian Kessler, to be precise), having been up here over two years, we've had plenty of time to discover all the great spots in our new, north Indianapolis neighborhood.
One of the first things I said to my husband when we moved was "I'm surprised we didn't come up here to eat more often when we lived downtown." While anyone who's been following the blog for any period of time knows how much we love downtown, I've decided to start a series of posts about restaurants in Central Indiana that we've found and loved. Oh and not just restaurants - this morning I finished up 7+ Unique, Local Breweries in Downtown Indianapolis.
But you're here to find a place to eat on the north side of Indy, so let's get to the entree.
For the sake of this list, I've limited "North Indianapolis" to between 38th Street and 86th Street, so mostly Meridian Kessler, SoBro, and Broad Ripple proper. So let's do it - the best restaurants on the north side of Indianapolis.
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