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Beef & Boards Dinner Theatre

9301 Michigan Rd, Indianapolis, IN 46268-3108
+1 317-872-9664
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West side story

$180.11 is what this evening cost me. By the time tips, dessert & a gift was purchased. Ugh... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
via mobile
Awesome show!! Great date night!!

This was my first time but my queen has been here a couple of times, I'm sorry it took so long to... read more

Reviewed 10 August 2017
Lafayette, Indiana
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Beef & Boards Dinner Theatre has been serving up food, fun and fabulous live entertainment for everyone since 1973. Located in College Park, the theatre was part of a chain of dinner theatres built by Louisville contractor J. Scott Talbott. It was called "Beef" because of the delicious hand carved roast beef served before the performances, and "Boards" referring to the boards or stage of a theatre. Today, the Indianapolis location is privately owned and the sole remaining Beef & Boards Dinner Theatre, entertaining more than 150,000 theatergoers annually. Each season includes professional Broadway shows, plays and acclaimed children's theatre productions by our resident Pyramid Players. But a visit to Beef & Boards is more than just great theatre! We offer a tasty dinner buffet prepared by our in-house executive chef, plus a full-service bar and mouthwatering gourmet desserts. Be sure to stop by the Intermission gift shop for unique gift ideas, and ask about seeing more shows for less through our VIP membership program. Come see why each year more and more people discover the value and quality of Beef & Boards Dinner Theatre! Beef & Boards is a member of Actors' Equity Association, the only union for professional actors in legitimate theatre.
  • Excellent54%
  • Very good32%
  • Average12%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible0%
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9301 Michigan Rd, Indianapolis, IN 46268-3108
+1 317-872-9664
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

$180.11 is what this evening cost me. By the time tips, dessert & a gift was purchased. Ugh. Fine. The cost is what it is. But the seating is horribly uncomfortable. My back still hurts! You can attend broadway shows cheaper than this with much...More

Thank G V
BeefandBoards, Public Relations Manager at Beef & Boards Dinner Theatre, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear G V, Thank you for taking the time to express your dissatisfaction from your recent visit. We are sorry to hear you had such a disappointing experience at Beef & Boards Dinner Theatre. Regarding your concerns: Cost: Our most expensive ticket this season is...More

Reviewed 10 August 2017 via mobile

This was my first time but my queen has been here a couple of times, I'm sorry it took so long to get here and see this wonderful show. We saw the "Ring of Fire" the story of Johnny Cash and it was fantastic. We...More

Thank globegysy
Reviewed 10 August 2017

Every show is intertaining. some are better than others, but I've never seen a bad one. They do a great job with lots of variety. The food changet with each show, but there is always something really good.

Thank Beth B
Reviewed 17 July 2017

Overall a good experience. We saw "Ring of Fire" about the life story of Johnny Cash. Show was fantastic with great songs and a very talented cast. Food was average (salad was OK, BBQ chicken good, roast beef was very tough)

Thank Cliff T
Reviewed 10 July 2017

Visited several times over the years. The shows have always been fantastic. The food is typical buffet food with lots of salt and little flavor.

Thank thriftychic
Reviewed 2 July 2017

As for the Shrek show -it was great and full of very talented people but that is as far as it goes for a fun and pleasant evening. The food was horrible and poor selection for the amount paid and the waitress we had was...More

Thank Blackstallion58
Reviewed 29 June 2017 via mobile

Overall experience was great. Servers friendly. The menu was a simple one, but fresh and tasty. Would come back any time.

Thank Rafael L
Reviewed 26 June 2017 via mobile

We went to see Shrek...which was amazing!! I highly recommend this show! Amazing cast! The food...wow. It was bad. Salad bar was ok...I mean, its salad. But the food was not good. The meat was so dry that it was barely chewable. My daughter tried...More

Thank IndyMom21
Reviewed 2 June 2017

We went to see Shrek last evening not knowing how the show would be since we are seniors. The show was probably one of the better ones we have seen in a long time. There was a black gentleman who played the donkey. All I...More

2  Thank Brenda W
Reviewed 27 May 2017 via mobile

We have been here many times over the years. We had season tickets before we had kids. The food is decent and the atmosphere is very comfortable and attractive. We have enjoyed many of the plays that have been presented. My husband's personal favorite is...More

Thank Sue B
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13 July 2017|
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Response from UNHAPPYsellersquad | Reviewed this property |
I am not interested in the Johnny Cash show, so don't plan on going. Prices depend on the seats you choose. You can go online and pull up a seating chart with costs for the different areas.
Jennie M
5 April 2017|
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Response from Diana J | Reviewed this property |
I always dress casual. You can dress up if you want though
3 March 2017|
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