2016 Participating Restaurants
The 22nd Annual Dining Out For Life Indianapolis featured local restaurants ranging from casual to sophisticated and everything in between, from Zionsville to Greenwood to Fort Ben and dozens of spots in between. Participating restaurants included family friendly locales, upscale eateries, bars and pubs, neighborhood hot spots, coffee shops, old favorites, and newcomers to the cause.
On April 28, 2016, dozens of participating restaurants donated 25%, 50%, or 100% of diners' bills to support local services in the fight against AIDS in central Indiana!
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|Downtown Olly's||(317) 636-5597||Donating 100%||Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night||
Open 24 hours! Great food reasonably priced, with full bar and easy parking make this near northside restaurant a favorite hang-out! Its 100% donation for the full 24 hours of Dining Out For Life make this spot definitely worth the visit!
|McGilvery's Taphouse, South Indy||(317) 300-1104||Donating 100%||Lunch, Dinner, Late Night||
Open M-Th 11AM-1AM; Fri & Sat 11AM-2AM; Sun 11AM to midnight. (Seating past 8 PM is reserved for those 21+.) Classic Scottish dishes plus traditional American pub fare combine for a full and varied menu. Add great beers and a full bar, and you have a great stop for lunch, dinner and late night. A 100% donor for the first time in 2016, hang out at the southside McGilvery's Taphouse all day long!
|Forty Five Degrees||(317) 634-4545||Donating 50%||Lunch, Dinner, Late Night||
Open M-W 11AM-midnight; Th 11AM-1AM; Fri & Sat 11AM-2AM; Sun 3PM to midnight. Newly extended hours - and a 50% contribution! - make this an even more attractive spot for Dining Out For Life patrons. Incredibly reasonable prices for everything from sushi, salads and small plates to delicious dinner entrees, with an extensive bar selection and enticing decor.
|Greek Islands Restaurant||(317) 636-0700||Donating 50%||Lunch, Dinner||
Open M-Th 11AM-10 PM, Fri & Sat 11AM-11PM, Sun 4 to 10PM (Dinner menu begins at 3:30). This long-time Legacy 50% restaurant receives consistently excellent reviews for their excellent, authentic Greek dishes and friendly service. Easy parking and terrific prices add to the experience. Reservations are preferred but not required.
|Metro Nightclub & Restaurant||(317) 639-6022||Donating 50%||Dinner, Late Night||
Open: Restaurant M-F 5PM-2AM; Sat & Sun 1PM-2AM. Bar M-F 3PM-3AM, Sat & Sun noon to 2AM. Age 21+. Tons of small plate favorites, pub food, full bar, specialty cocktails, pool tables, bar-top games and extended hours make this one of Mass Ave's favorite haunts. Once again donating 50% of their day's proceeds to Dining Out For Life!
|Monon Coffee Company Downtown||Donating 50%||Breakfast, Lunch||
Deliciously fresh coffees and baked goods make Monon Coffee the perfect stop for Dining Out For Life diners. Check out both Monon participating locations for the one closest to you.
|Monon Coffee Company in Broad Ripple||(317) 255-0510||Donating 50%||Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner||
|Nine Irish Brothers||(317) 964-0990||Donating 50%||Lunch, Dinner, Late Night||
Open Sun-Wed 11AM-11PM; Th-Sat 11AM-1AM. A great mix of Irish favorites and traditional American pub fare, with a complete bar and fun atmosphere make Nine Irish Brothers a favorite of the Mass Ave options. Hang out at this 50% participating restaurant all day long!
|Punch Burger||(317) 426-5280||Donating 50%||Lunch, Dinner||
Open Sun-Wed 11AM-9PM; Th-Sat 11AM-10PM. Whether you love a great burger, a design-yourself grilled cheese, famous sweet potato tots or terrific beer selection, all at great prices, this downtown eatery should be on your list... long before you realize they are donating 50% to Dining Out For Life!
|Santorini Greek Kitchen||(317) 917-1117||Donating 50%||Lunch, Dinner||
Open Mon-Th 11AM-9PM; Fri 11AM-10PM; Sat noon to 10PM. Closed Sunday. As a 50% Legacy partner, Santorini's long tradition of participating in Dining Out For Life will give you a fun experience to accompany their consistently excellent, award-winning food.
|YATS, Broad Ripple location||(317) 253-8817||Donating 50%||Lunch, Dinner||
Open M-Th 11AM-9PM; Fri & Sat 11AM-10PM; Sun 11AM-7PM. Transport yourself to New Orleans with heaping servings of etouffee, jumbalaya, gumbo and other Cajun and Creole specialties. Great prices, New Orleans atmosphere and incredibly good food. As a new 50% restaurant, this SoBro hit is a great one to check out!
|Yogulatte, Mass Ave||(317) 426-2404||Donating 50%||Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night||
Open M-Th 8AM-11PM; Fri 8AM-midnight; Sat 9AM to midnight; Sun 9AM-11PM. A Legacy restaurant at a 50% contribution! Whether you start your day with Yogulatte's hot chocolate, tea, specialty coffees or create-your-own lattes, or end your day with a smoothie or frozen yogurt, you will quickly fall in love with Yogulatte's yummy products, great prices, quick service and extended hours.
|Adobo Grill||(317) 822-9990||Donating 25%||Lunch, Dinner||
Open Mon-Th 11AM-9PM; Fri 11AM-10:30PM; Sat 4-10:30PM; Sun 4-9:30PM. Excellent small plates, salads, full dinners, great bar options and clubby atmosphere make this a favorite for those who love the finer traditions of Mexican food. Reservations preferred. Dining Out For Life may land on Mariachi Night!
|Arni's Restaurant in Greenwood||(317) 881-0500||Donating 25%||Lunch, Dinner||
Open 11 to 10 Sun-Thur; 11 to 11 Sat & Sun. Both Arni's participating locations are known for their extensive menu of American classics, pizza and welcoming family atmosphere.
|Arni's Restaurant, 96th||(317) 571-0077||Donating 25%||Lunch, Dinner||
Open 11-10 Sun-Thur; 11-11 Fri & Sat. Arni's on 96th has been a DOFL restaurant since 1997! Try their classic American menu, pizza and warm, friendly atmosphere, either here or at Arni's 2nd participating location.
|Athens on 86th||(317) 879-8644||Donating 25%||Lunch, Dinner||
Open T-Th 11-9:30; Fri & Sat 11-10; Sun 11-9. This long-time Dining Out For Life partner is known for its good food and warm atmosphere. Reservations preferred for this NW Indy Greek and Mediterranean dining experience.
|Broad Ripple Brewpub||(317) 253-2739||Donating 25%||Lunch, Dinner, Late Night||
Open M-Sat 11 AM-midnight; Sun noon-10 PM. Lively conversation & darts in the bar area, family-friendly dining area, or relaxed dining on the patio, with really good pub food, full bar, and great beer from Indiana's oldest operating brewery.
|BRU Burger Bar||(317) 635-4278||Donating 25%||Lunch, Dinner, Late Night||
Open Mon-Sat 11-11; Sun 11-9. Mass Ave's popular Burger spot is known for its great burgers, sandwiches, salads, beer, great pub food, good service and friendly, lively surroundings. Additional patio seating will be available in good weather. Reservations are not accepted, and the food and atmosphere alone make any potential wait well worth your while.
|Canal Bistro||(317) 254-8700||Donating 25%||Lunch, Dinner||
Open Sun-Thur 11 AM-9; Fri & Sat 11-10. Reasonably priced, delicious food in a warm and friendly environment, right on the Monon Trail in Broad Ripple. Reservations are preferred but not required for this Broad Ripple favorite.
|Chef Joseph's at the Connoisseur Room||(317) 600-3577||Donating 25%||Dinner||
New Hours Tu-Sat 4PM-10PM, Sun 10AM-2PM. Multi-award winning dining, a reviewer says it best "They have amazing food and a brunch to die for!" A touch of Manhattan in the heart of Indy, with nights dedicated to performers, piano bar and special pairings, specialty cocktails and a broad mix of excellent flavors, from vegetarian to seafood to steak, great fusion offerings. Leave yourself plenty of time for the complete Chef Joseph's experience!
|Delicia||(317) 925-0677||Donating 25%||Dinner, Late Night||
Open M-Th 4-11; Fri & Sat 4-midnight; Sun 9AM-2PM brunch, 4-9PM dinner. 'New Latin' describes Delicia's menu, with small plates, contemporary dishes and specialty drinks inspired by the traditions of South America. Visit its sister restaurant next door, La Mulita, for another Dining Out For Life experience.
|The District Tap||(317) 288-8251||Donating 25%||Lunch, Dinner, Late Night||
Open M-Th 11AM to 1 AM; Fri & Sat 11AM - 2 AM; Sun 11AM to midnight. Tons of good food, beer and drink options (from appetizers, kids' plates, to burgers and full meals), reasonable prices, lively atmosphere, lots of screens, lots of space, good service and extended hours create a perfect combo for your Northeast Indy destination.
|End of the Line Public House||(317) 687-4857||Donating 25%||Lunch, Dinner, Late Night||
Open W & Th 11AM-10PM; Fri 11AM-11PM; Sat 9AM-11PM; Sun 9AM-1:30PM. This Fountain Square favorite is known for its weekend brunches, fresh local brew, great pub food and unique, fun atmosphere. Free parking in Fountain Square area makes it easy to explore this fun pub.
|English Ivy's||(317) 822-5070||Donating 25%||Lunch, Dinner, Late Night||
Open 11 AM to 3 AM daily. English Ivy's is a favorite of the neighborhood, known as much for its quality pub food as it is for its well-stocked bar and friendly service. Reservations preferred for parties of 5 or more.
|Fireside Brewhouse||(317) 859-9505||Donating 25%||Lunch, Dinner, Late Night||
Open Sun-Tu 11AM-10PM; Wed 11AM-11PM; Th-Sat 11AM-1AM. Greenwood's popular brew house has a huge menu, including selections of craft beer, with a party pub atmosphere with great decor. Welcome this new participant to Dining Out For Life by hanging out for lunch, or all evening with your friends!
|Gregs||(317) 638-8138||Donating 25%||Late Night||
Open 4PM to 3AM daily. When you have finished a DOFL meal with one of our terrific restaurants, head to Gregs for a nightcap! One of the Old Northside's hottest gay bars has reasonably priced drinks, dance floor and something on the entertainment roster every night. (They only take cash, but they do have an ATM.)
|Illinois Street Food Emporium||(317) 253-9513||Donating 25%||Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner||
Open Mon & Sat 7AM to 4PM; Tues-Fri 7 AM to 7:30 PM. Whether you love their croissant sandwiches, quesadillas, extensive early dinner menu, decadent desserts or ready to bake frozen entrees, you will be glad you discovered this neighborhood café in the Butler area.
|Jacquie's Cafe||(317) 875-5227||Donating 25%||Breakfast, Lunch||
Open Mon-Sat 8 AM-2 PM; Sun 9 AM-2 PM for brunch. Enjoy Jacquie's contemporary take on traditional breakfast and lunch favorites and terrific desserts, and you will understand why her catering business is an award winner. Easy parking, friendly service and intimate surroundings make this a great way to start your Dining Out For Life day with breakfast, brunch or lunch.
|Jockamo Upper Crust Pizza, NE Fort Ben||(317) 986-4545||Donating 25%||Lunch, Dinner||
Open Sun-Thur 11AM - 10PM; Fri & Sat 11AM-11PM. Yummy pizza in a family-friendly atmosphere, NE Fort Ben/Lawrence location only.
|La Margarita Fountain Square||(317) 384-1457||Donating 25%||Lunch, Dinner||
Open T-Th 11-10PM; Fri & Sat 11-11; Sun 11-8PM (Bar often open later T-Sat). This Fountain Square hot spot has an extensive Mexican menu and full bar, with free street parking and lively, friendly atmosphere. La Margarita consistently receives rave reviews for their food as well as for their specialty drinks!
|La Mulita||(317) 925-0677||Donating 25%||Lunch, Dinner||
Open T-F 11:30AM-11PM; Sat 11AM to midnight; Sun 3-9PM. Small plates, salads, entrees and specialty drinks, inspired by South American favorites in a casual, friendly atmosphere. Also visit Delicia, its sister restaurant right next door, for 'New Latin' fine dining.
|Late Harvest Kitchen||(317) 663-8063||Donating 25%||Dinner||
Open Mon-Sat 5-10PM. Whether you are seeking a unique fine dining experience, an excellent glass of wine at the bar, or the perfect martini, Chef Ryan has created a great selection for you. Easy free parking and delicious menu.
|The Legend Classic Irvington Café||(317) 536-2028||Donating 25%||Lunch, Dinner||
Open Tu-Sat 11AM-2:30PM for lunch ($$); Tue-Th 4:30-8:30PM for dinner ($$$); Fri & Sat 4:30-9:30PM for dinner ($$$). This Eastside restaurant is known for its excellent menu and classic atmosphere. Discover long-time Dining Out For Life partners Kim and John Robertson, bringing you The Legend Café and its new sister restaurant, Penn & Palate, in the Old Northside.
|Lockerbie Pub||(317) 631-9545||Donating 25%||Lunch, Dinner, Late Night||
Open M-Sat 11AM-3AM, Sun 11AM to midnight. Relaxed atmosphere, lots of good beer, specialty drinks and a wide variety of consistently good, classically prepared pub food. Age 21+ to enter. Easy parking in the rear.
|Marco's Restaurant & Lounge||(317) 251-7000||Donating 25%||Lunch, Dinner||
Open T-Th 11AM-10PM; Fri 11AM-11PM; Sat 5-11PM. Marco's extensive menu of Italian favorites, pizza, appetizers, salads, seafood, steaks and complete bar receive praise as much for great taste as for their reasonable prices. Easy parking for this NE Indy spot, at Keystone & 54th.
|Mass Ave Pub||(317) 974-0745||Donating 25%||Lunch, Dinner, Late Night||
Open M-Sat 11AM-3AM; Sun noon to midnight. Ages 21+ only. Great pub food at great prices, eclectic beer selections & daily specials in this 'chill, neighborhood haunt' make it a favorite for lunch, dinner and late night.
|Mesh on Mass||(317) 955-9600||Donating 25%||Lunch, Dinner, Late Night||
Open M-Th 11AM to midnight; Fri & Sat 11AM-1AM; Sun 10AM-10PM. Age 21+. Whether you prefer the extensive fine dining menu in the restaurant or the pub food, full bar and more casual experience in the large bar area, Mesh has the perfect experience for you for lunch, dinner and late night. Reservations preferred for the dining area. Patio open during good weather.
|The Mexican Palace||(317) 991-3225||Donating 25%||Lunch, Dinner||
Open M-Th 11-9; Fri & Sat 11AM-10PM; Sun 11AM-8PM (Lunch $$, Dinner $$$). When Chef Jose merged his cultural heritage with his experience with Ruth's Chris' Steakhouse, he created a unique steakhouse experience. Impeccably clean, friendly service, and delicious Mexican, fish and steakhouse menu options. A perfect spot for NW Indy guests, on 86th Street across from Brebeuf.
|Mimi Blue Meatballs||(317) 737-2625||Donating 25%||Lunch, Dinner||
Open M-Fri 11AM-10PM; Sat 10AM-10PM; Sun 10AM-9PM. If you have not tried Mimi Blue Meatballs' unique and yummy menu, then you are missing one of Mass Ave's favorite spots. Great atmosphere, easy parking. Be sure to check out their wine selection... and you will want to return for Sunday brunch!
|The Northside Kitchenette||(317) 253-1022||Donating 25%||Breakfast, Lunch||
Open 8 AM every day; Closes at 3 PM Mon-Sat and 2 PM on Sunday. Enjoy excellent breakfast, brunch or lunch offerings with wine and beer selections at this daytime restaurant, from a new spin on traditional comfort foods to delicious vegetarian. Parking lot, family friendly service, sister restaurant The Northside Social open next door for dinner.
|The Northside Social||(317) 253-0111||Donating 25%||Dinner, Late Night||
Open Mon-Th 4-10PM (bar until 11); Fri & Sat 4-11PM (bar until midnight). Discover excellent cuisine and easy parking in the simple elegance of this North Broad Ripple hot spot. Remember to try its sister restaurant The Northside Kitchenette next door, open for breakfast and lunch.
|Penn & Palate||(317) 602-6975||Donating 25%||Lunch, Dinner||
Open Tu-Th 11AM-9PM; Fri & Sat 11AM-10PM. Penn & Palate serves made from scratch fare using as many locally sourced ingredients as possible. Easy parking behind, friendly service, historic surroundings and excellent wine selections add to the experience. Visit their sister restaurant, Eastside's popular The Legend Classic Irvington Café.
|Pita Pit||(317) 829-7482||Donating 25%||Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner||
Open M-Th 9AM-9PM; Fri 9AM-10PM; Sat 11AM-10PM; Sun 11AM-8PM. Eat in or to-go breakfast, lunch or dinner pitas, smoothies and vegetarian options have made this downtown eatery a popular Dining Out for Life option since 2010!
|Pizzology, Mass Ave||(317) 685-2550||Donating 25%||Lunch, Dinner||
Open M-Th 11AM-10PM; Fri & Sat 11AM-11PM; Sun 11AM-9PM. This Mass Ave craft pizza favorite is also well known for its pasta and delicious salads, the brainchild of award-winning chef Neal Brown. Welcome this Mass Ave craft pizza & pub to Dining Out For Life for the first time!
|Puccini's Smiling Teeth - Dean||(317) 842-4028||Donating 25%||Lunch, Dinner||
Open M-F 11AM-2PM lunch; M-Th 4-9:30PM; Fri 4-10:30PM; Sat noon-10:30PM; Sun noon-9PM. Wide variety of tasty menu items, from pizza to traditional Italian to salads, appetizers and kids' plates make this a Dining Out For Life favorite haunt.
|Puccini's Smiling Teeth - Geist||(317) 842-2356||Donating 25%||Lunch, Dinner||
Open M-F 11AM-2PM for lunch; M-Th 4-9:30PM; Fri 4-10:30PM; Sat noon-10:30PM; Sun noon to 9PM. This Geist reservoir location offers Puccini's Smiling Teeth award-winning pizza, Italian dishes, salads and kids' fare in a warm and friendly atmosphere. Beautiful setting right on the Geist Reservoir!
|Ralph's Great Divide||(317) 637-2192||Donating 25%||Dinner||
Open 11AM to 9:30 daily. This long-time Dining Out For Life participant is a favorite neighborhood haunt for its consistently good American 'pub' food, daily specials, good bar selections, and great desserts all at great prices. Friendly and fast service. Reservations are preferred but not required. Truly easy street and lot parking just east of downtown on New York.
|Salty Cowboy||(317) 344-0926||Donating 25%||Dinner||
Opens at 4PM Tues-Sun. Zionsville's popular dinner spot has a ton of options for tacos, quesadillas, barbecue, nachos, vegetarians, specialty cocktails, margaritas & good beer. Plates for kids, plates to share, plates to hog for yourself! Charming atmosphere, terrific prices.
|Sangiovese Ristorante||(317) 757-5913||Donating 25%||Dinner||
Open Sun 5-9PM; M-Th 5-10PM; Fri & Sat 5-11PM. Rave reviews are in for Sangiovese's new location in the NE Indy Ironworks building, as well as for their incredible Italian fare. This long-time Indy favorite has a fresh look, inviting decor, great new location, and fantastic menu.
|Shoefly Public House||(317) 283-5007||Donating 25%||Lunch, Dinner, Late Night||
Open M-Th 11AM-10PM; Fri & Sat 11AM-11PM. Enjoy one of the Old Northside's favorite neighborhood hang-outs! Do not assume 'pub' means bar first, food second... Surprisingly extensive and highly rated menu from small plates to pub fare to fine dining/full plates and great desserts, great bar, great people... Kitchen closes 1/2 hr. before bar. In nice weather they will spread out onto the patio. Discover Shoefly!
|Stacked Pickle, West Carmel||(317) 876-0981||Donating 25%||Lunch, Dinner, Late Night||
Open Sun-Th 11AM-midnight, Fri & Sat 11AM-1AM. Great burgers, great pub food, great brew and an atmosphere as good for families as it is for sports fans, this Carmel westside location will become your favorite new hang-out.
|Tavern on South||(317) 602-3115||Donating 25%||Lunch, Dinner||
Open 11AM-9PM, dinner menu begins at 4PM. Proof that names can deceive... a 2016 Diner's Choice winner from Open Table! Pizza, burgers, salads, small plates, full plates and great bar prices for this downtown favorite.
|Tini||(317) 384-1313||Donating 25%||Dinner, Late Night||
Open Sun-Wed 4PM-midnight; Th-Sat 4PM-3AM. Age 21+. Tapas, small plates, complete bar selections, good prices and intimate atmosphere make this a great late night option for the Mass Ave area.
|Tinker Street Restaurant||(317) 925-5000||Donating 25%||Dinner||
Open M-Th 5-10PM; Fri & Sat 5-11PM; Sun 5-9PM. This Old Northside restaurant was a hit from the moment it opened its doors. Simply fabulous food and an exceptional wine list makes any potential wait well worth your while. All diners must be 21+ and reservations are not accepted.
|Triton Brewing Co.||(317) 735-2706||Donating 25%||Dinner, Late Night||
Hours W-Th 3-10PM; Fri & Sat noon to 10PM; Sun noon to 7PM. Age 21+. Fort Ben area. Brew. Stout, IPA, Pale Ale, Wheat, Gingerbread Brown, Pink Ribbon, Sour. Cool site, cool t-shirts. Lots more Triton beers.
|Union 50||(317) 610-0234||Donating 25%||Dinner, Late Night||
Open M-Th 4:30PM-1AM; Fri & Sat 4:30PM-2AM; Sun 3-11PM. Come for the great Chef-driven menu of everything from small plates to grand plates and stay for the live music and extensive bar. Union 50 is a favorite for foodies and music lovers alike.
|Vida||(317) 420-2323||Donating 25%||Dinner||
Open T-Th 5-10; Fri & Sat 5-11. Bar opens at 4:30. Cunningham Group's newest restaurant is already proving to be an exceptional choice for fine dining. Warm and approachable surroundings in the bar and dining areas, with an innovative, locally sourced menu. Reservations preferred for the restaurant area. Help us welcome Vida to the neighborhood!
|Winner's Circle Pub & Grille||(317) 656-7223||Donating 25%||Lunch, Dinner, Late Night||
Open M-Th 11AM-Midnight; Fri & Sat 11AM-2AM; Sun Noon-Midnight. Age 21+ to enter. Off-track betting from your phone as you are transported to a Vegas-feel pub, with great pub food, specialty drinks, and a fun atmosphere. A unique Indianapolis experience!