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Yats on College

5363 N College Ave, Indianapolis, IN 46220-3141
+1 317-253-8817
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  • Excellent64%
  • Very good25%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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Cajun & Creole, Vegetarian Friendly
5363 N College Ave, Indianapolis, IN 46220-3141
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Reviewed 18 March 2007

I love Yat's in Broad Ripple, it is a great atmosphere in a great neighborhood. Joe (the owner) is always around, checking on things, taking orders, etc. The only drawback is that it is a small restaurant, so it may be hard to find a...More

3  Thank KielEWyote
Reviewed 3 March 2007

First the good . . . I have never, ever had bad food here. And I have been several times and tried almost everything on the menu. I have, however, noticed a disturbing trend as of late. The past two times I have been to...More

5  Thank Indy253
Reviewed 20 February 2007

Yats not only has the best food, but the service is friendly and if you ever get curious about the various dishes offered, they give samples. When dealing with cultural food it is always nice to try a little sample before buying and Yats has...More

2  Thank lakotachild
Reviewed 10 December 2006

Hats off to Yats! They consistently deliver excellent food at great prices. In addition to delivering on their gastronomic and economic promise, they play a highly admirable role within their communities in Indianapolis and Bloomington. However, to see them rated as Indy's #1 restaurant would...More

5  Thank Dave C
Reviewed 17 November 2006

I mean, where else can you get totally stuffed for $6?? Funky decor. Order at the counter and they wander around yelling, "Joe???" until they find you. Really tasty stuff, although can be spicy for the softer diner. Always several vegetarian choices.

2  Thank hipmomof2
Reviewed 8 July 2006

The restaurant known as Yats in Bloomington, IN has changed it's name to Dats. It still has the same creaole/cajun menu. Another patron told me that the restaurant had to change it's name because it was never associated with the Yats in Indianapolis and the...More

4  Thank jm0m
Reviewed 22 May 2006

Yats is an inexpensive way to have a genuine authentic cajun creole meal. With a menu that changes daily, warm hospitality from the staff and owner himself, and food that is to die for, the only one your cheating by not going to Yats...is yourself.

Thank CoyJHutcherson
Reviewed 13 May 2006

Yat's at College Ave and E 54th St is the BEST place on the mid-Northside! That's because it's prices are good--$5-$6 with a drink--there's always a variety within the Cajun-Creole palette, and the servers are so friendly. Jambalaya, Crawfish etouffee, Ropa Vieja (my favorite, pulled...More

Thank Devoted
Reviewed 22 February 2006

I've lived in both Indianapolis and Bloomington and love the foods at Yats. The food is the same at both and is excellently cooked. The Bloomington Yats has a tendacy to skimp on the rice, which is something that I can't figure out since rice...More

2  Thank Departure36463
Reviewed 25 January 2006

Joe has a heart of gold. His hospitality, sincerity and genuine love of people shines thru the food he prepares to please us. I will make it a point to eat at Yats on College every time I am in Indy, and have made it...More

1  Thank Inspiration13591
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20 May 2017|
Response from capturedbygrace | Reviewed this property |
No, what I mentioned in my review is just what I've tried. It's not all they have.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$8
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 7:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5363 N College Ave, Indianapolis, IN 46220-3141
  • Location: United States  >  Indiana (IN)  >  Indianapolis
  • Phone Number: +1 317-253-8817
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