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Iron Skillet Restaurant

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$$ - $$$
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2489 W 30th St, Indianapolis, IN 46222-2268
+1 317-923-6353
12:00 - 19:30
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Sun 12:00 - 19:30
Wed - Sat 17:00 - 20:30
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Great fried chicken with hugh portions. Served family style vegtables, great coffee and excellant service.

Thank allenk80
Fishers, Indiana
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330 reviews
182 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2017 via mobile

We come here recently as an alternative to Hollyhock Hill. We like the atmosphere, the staff and the food. Unfortunately it's about a 45 minute drive which is about twice as far. But that being said we think it's worth the drive.

Thank DMJA21
Indianapolis, Indiana
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30 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

It is called the Iron Skillet because that is how they cook their fried chicken. Everything is served family style and bowls of potatoes, corn, green beans, biscuits and apple butter. The salad is just lettuce with a great vinegar based dressing. The fried chicken was absolutely delicious and made you remember Grandma's cooking. Ice cream for dessert with your... More 

Thank Paul P
Brownsburg, Indiana
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113 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 February 2017

Its great old fashioned comfort food. The owner/manager really cares and the place is very nice but yet very relaxed. The Fried Chicken is the best in the city by far.

Thank Christmas_man64
Carmel, Indiana, USA
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413 reviews
339 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2017

Since 1956, I've been coming to this fabulous family style restaurant. I've introduced many friends/relatives/co-workers & continue to enjoy a delicious meal with outstanding service. Our most recent visit was no exception. From the time your reservation is taken, your mouth starts to water for all the fantastic dishes you will experience. Known for their fried chicken, everything is top... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017

We've been going to the Iron Skillet for decades and the food is always delicious with great service!

Thank Stephanie M
Huntsville, Alabama
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103 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016

A family group of 15 ate lunch here Oct. 2. We had a reservation and we were seated promptly at 1:00 pm. My sister and I had eaten here occasionally since about 1950, and it was always a special occasion. The other 13 in the family had not eaten here before, and all seemed to enjoy it. There are about... More 

Thank AL_Pete
Indianapolis, Indiana
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109 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016 via mobile

So we had a family wedding and several flew in from around the country and wanted to go here because they had Sunday dinner here in the early sixties and wanted to relive it. So we got an invitation for 15 on Sunday to go to the Iron Skillet. I had to read it twice and sent a text to... More 

Thank Bummedwiththebeach
Indianapolis, Indiana
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

Old establishment with lots of character. Subtle elegance. People are charming. The food compliments the atmosphere.

Thank Rayers77
Atlanta, Georgia
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37 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2016

I make it a point when visiting relatives to get to the Iron Skillet. Not going to be blown away by the décor but the food and the staff are what makes this a great place. As usual the fried chicken is the star, but as mentioned in other reviews the starters are also very good. The ice cream with... More 

Thank Gerry N

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations, Private Dining
Good for
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
12:00 - 19:30
17:00 - 20:30
17:00 - 20:30
17:00 - 20:30
17:00 - 20:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2489 W 30th St, Indianapolis, IN 46222-2268
  • Location: United States  >  Indiana (IN)  >  Indianapolis
  • Phone Number: +1 317-923-6353

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?