Indi, IN Good Downtown Resturantes

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  1. BFett88 Force Ghost

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    Hello all!! I am part of the Rocky Mountain Fan Force and I am going to C3. I was wondering what are some good downtown resturantes that are in walking distance from the RCA Dome. I am staying at the Embassy Suites downtown.

    Any suggestions would be welcome.
  2. Sebulba-X •X C2 C3 MW RSA•

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    Here's sort of a resturant info dump...all are in the general downtown area...some I would consider easily in walking distance...others you'd want to take a cab


    Acapulco Joes 365 N Illinois Street
    Aesop's Tables 600 Massachusetts Avenue
    Agio 635 Massachusetts Avenue
    Alcatraz Brewing Company Illinois & Maryland - Circle Centre Mall
    Amici's 601 E. New York Street
    Bazbeaux Pizza Downtown 334 Massachusetts Avenue
    Bertolini's Authentic Trattoria Illinois & Washington - Circle Centre Mall
    Brewski's Sport & Wing Shack 4th Level Circle Centre Mall
    Buca Di Beppo's 35 North Illinois Street
    BW-3's Downtown 15 E. Maryland Street
    Cafe Nordstrom Georgia & Meridian - Nordstrom Dept Store in Circle Centre Mall
    Cajun & Grill 3rd Level Circle Centre Mall Food Court
    Champps Illinois & Washington - Circle Centre Mall
    Chicago's Pizza 20 N. Meridian Street
    Claddaugh's 234 S Meridian Street
    Front Page 310 Massachusetts Avenue
    Frullati Cafe 3rd Level Circle Centre Mall Food Court
    Hard Rock Cafe 49 South Meridian
    Hollywood Bar & Filmworks 247 S. Meridian Street
    Hooters 25 W. Georgia Avenue
    Iaria's 317 S. College Avenue
    India Garden 143 N. Illinois Street
    Jillian's 141 South Meridian Street
    Le Peep Restaurant 934 N. Pennsylvania Street
    Morton's of Chicago 41 E. Washington Street
    Nordstrom Grill Georgia & Meridian - Nordstrom Dept Store in Circle Centre Mall
    Old Point Tavern 401 Massachusetts
    Old Spaghetti Factory 210 S. Meridian Street
    P.F. Chang's Illinois & Maryland - Circle Centre Mall
    Palomino Euro Bistro Illinois & Maryland - Circle Centre Mall
    Ram Restaurant & Brewery of Indianapolis 140 South Illinois Street
    Rathskeller Restaurant 401 East Michigan Street
    Ruth's Chris Steak House Illinois & Maryland - Circle Centre Mall
    ShelBi Street Café in Fountain Square 1105 Shelby Street
    St. Elmo's Steakhouse 127 S. Illinois Street
    T.G.I. Friday's 501 W. Washington Street
    The Eagle's Nest Restaurant 1 South Capitol Avenue, top floor Hyatt
    The Elbow Room 605 N Pennsylvania Street
    The Milano Inn 231 S. College Avenue
    The Slippery Noodle 372 S. Meridian Street

    Semi Fast Food (sit down):
    Johnny Rockets 3rd Level Circle Centre Mall Food Court
    Steak 'n' Shake 101 West Maryland

    Fast Food:
    Arby's 45 E South Street
    McDonald's 115 W. Washington, Merchants Plaza
    Nick's Gyros and Yogurt 3rd Level Circle Centre Mall Food Court
    Sbarro 3rd Level Circle Centre Mall Food Court
    Steak Escape 3rd Level Circle Centre Mall Food Court
    Subway 31 E South St
    Subway 101 W Washington Street Suite 171
    Subway 305 W Washington Street
    Subway 49 W Maryland Street
    Subway 111 Monument Circle
    Taco Bell 402 W Washington
    White Castle 55 W. South Street


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  3. Jorg_Sacul_from_C3 Jedi Knight

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    you missed Hard Times Cafe, an excellent chili house. about a minute from the convention center, next to Houlihan's before you get to Illinois Street.
  4. Sebulba-X •X C2 C3 MW RSA•

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    It's an old list...haven't had time to update it....and even when it was a new list, apparently some of the mall food places closed and the mall website hadn't been updated....but nonetheless, there's a boatload of places to eat within spitting distance.
  5. Jorg_Sacul_from_C3 Jedi Knight

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    also, there is a new barbecue place-- Dick's Bodacious bar-b-que, on the corner of Pennsylvania and Market street. I'll give them four stars from my experience in Broad Ripple. Good lean meats, cooked to perfection.

    Don't forget, kids, there is a STARBUCK'S every 50 feet downtown and in all the hotels, so you don't need to go without your lifesupport. :)

  6. Jorg_Sacul_from_C3 Jedi Knight

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    Additionally, for you fans of big chain restaurants that *don't* suck, there is a Smokey Bones across the street from Old Spaghetti Factory, at Georgia & Meridian. Where else will you get fresh donuts after stuffing yourself with smokey-goodness?

    If you like Mexican that isn't like Chi-Chi's (besides closed, I mean!) I recommend El Sol de Tala at Union Station, on Meridian Street. They don't fool around on authenticity.
  7. Sebulba-X •X C2 C3 MW RSA•

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    Is that the same El Sol that's on east washington, or did they open up a 2nd shop?
  8. Jorg_Sacul_from_C3 Jedi Knight

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  9. Krash RSA Emeritus

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    Hard Rock Cafe 49 South Meridian
    Need to add another Pilsner glass to my collection!

    Any suggestions in the way of convienent shopping: chips, pop, and other simple stuff for the rooms? (when we actually are IN the room)
  10. Azeem TFN Staff, Manager Emeritus

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    All you need is Steak n Shake. 24 hour of pure grease goodness.
  11. Jorg_Sacul_from_C3 Jedi Knight

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    There is a CVS drugstore at the corner of Ohio and Illinois, as well as a Speedway gas/food market on Washington, at the far end of the Zoo.
  12. Sebulba-X •X C2 C3 MW RSA•

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    Pretty much any gas station you hit on your way into town will have all you could want as well.
  13. eddie-wan-kenobi Jedi Master

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    "Hard Rock Cafe 49 South Meridian
    Need to add another Pilsner glass to my collection!"


    A co-worker of mine collects them as well and is about had a fit when I told her there was a Hard Rock a couple of blocks from the convention.


  14. YodaOnMyLeg Jedi Knight

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    All you need is Steak n Shake. 24 hour of pure grease goodness.


    I prefer White Castle for my 24 hour grease need! Hehehe
  15. Azeem TFN Staff, Manager Emeritus

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    White Castle *shudders*

    I'd have to be seriously stoned or drunk before eating there again.
  16. Jorg_Sacul_from_C3 Jedi Knight

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    >>I'd have to be seriously stoned or drunk before eating there again.


    LOL! I think that has been their corporate motto since 1921!

  17. r2fu2 Jedi Youngling

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    or just dead broke
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