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Usual Suspects

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Bar, Pub
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6319 Guilford Ave, Indianapolis, IN 46220-1709
+1 317-251-3138
17:00 - 02:00
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Sun 17:00 - 00:00
Tue 12:00 - 02:00
Tue - Sat 17:00 - 02:00
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Carmel, Indiana
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298 reviews
219 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 129 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 March 2016

We ate here expecting mediocre Broad Ripple bar food but were pleasantly happy with virtually all aspects of our meals. The short rib tacos were excellent to start with but maybe a bit dry overall. The wedge salad was big enough to share. The shrimp Diablo was a good entree option and the shrimp quesadilla was also well liked. I... More 

Thank Matt B
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 12 February 2016

A limited menu, but all the dishes our party tried were very well prepared and very good. A small dining room that can get noisy from the adjacent bar.

Thank S Kenneth B
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17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 January 2016

Well I went with 2 other friends and we have never been there before. It seemed like a fancy dinner place but it was pretty simple. They got a new menu and our server told us he didn't like anything the food or the wine. Which is extremely odd.Wont be back .. good tacos though

Thank Chelsea A
Piscataway, New Jersey
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57 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 July 2015

This past week the restaurant participated in a special initiative "chowdown" a three course meal for $18.00 per person. It was a great deal and the food was delicious. Service was slow for a Sunday evening with very few dinner patrons and the kitchen was out of one of the dessert choices. But for the price.... I overlooked it. I... More 

Thank 12111954
Indianapolis, Indiana
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58 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 August 2013

The usual suspects as an incredible surprise for my group when we ate there last weekend. I ordered the Osso Bucco with wild mushroom risotto. Incredible! They also had an escargot special appetizer stuffed in mushrooms. Equally wonderful! My son had the beef tips with grits. He commented on what an unusual but perfect combination. Our friend ordered the chicken... More 

Thank 944Jeannine
Indianapolis, Indiana, United States
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69 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 May 2013 via mobile

The mood was not great with the employees. My burger was significantly undercooked and I hesitantly sent it back. It came back after the rest of our group had finished dinner. No apology. Nothin. It was pretty pricely for what we got I felt like. The best entree was the Pork Belly Tacos. Get them if you go. There are... More 

Thank Curt G
Decatur, IL
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42 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 May 2013

My daughter brought me here for a belated Mother's Day Celebration. The restaurant is small, but the taste of the food is huge. I do love Osso Bucco, which is typically a veal shank on a bed of saffron risotto. Usual suspects use veal shank and truffled risotto. The flavor was fabulous and the meat so tender it almost jumped... More 

Thank denjan1
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31 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 March 2013

We celebrated a friend's birthday on a Friday night. From what I could tell, her husband had made reservations, which were honored. Our group of 10 was taken care of by one server who did a great job keeping the party taken care of. Waters were filled and drinks and food were delivered in a timely manner. My friend asked... More 

1 Thank iburch
Indianapolis, Indiana
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43 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 February 2012

Very unique menu, with something for everyone. Good neighborhood bar atmosphere. The 3 times I've been here the food was excellent. Definitely will return again. Parking is the only issue. You may have to park several blocks away if you can't find parking in front of it on the street. But it's worth the walk.

1 Thank traveljean13
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 March 2011

One of the owners, Nancy, ruined our experience. She was extremely rude and I've never seen such poor professionalism & ownership. It's a shame b/c the wait staff was fantastic!

5 Thank bcsnee

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Open Hours
17:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 02:00
17:00 - 02:00
17:00 - 02:00
17:00 - 02:00
17:00 - 02:00
17:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 6319 Guilford Ave, Indianapolis, IN 46220-1709
  • Location: United States  >  Indiana (IN)  >  Indianapolis
  • Phone Number: +1 317-251-3138

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