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The Friendly Tavern

) #1 of 38 Restaurants in Zionsville $$ - $$$ American, ,
290 S Main St, Zionsville, IN 46077-1621
+1 317-873-5772
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good32%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“wings” (52 reviews)
“tenderloin” (36 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 22:00All hours
American, Bar, Pub
$$ - $$$
290 S Main St, Zionsville, IN 46077-1621
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1 - 10 of 288 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Stopped in to ask for lunch to go. The bartender was incredibly friendly and made us feel welcome immediately. The food came out quickly and both of our sandwiches were amazing! :)

Thank ElleTerrell
Reviewed 5 days ago

Great burgers, good Steaks and the prime rib is excellent. So glad to be able to be a semi-regular at The friendly. Big sandwiches, different kinds of fries, good hefty salads and I hear the tenderloins are excellent

Thank Mary Ellen K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We can truly say that we've never left Friendly Tavern unhappy, place is awesome! While I get around the lower 48, can't match the wing's here!! I understand everyone say's that about all the wing's but,,,,,, These are the best I've ever had, both size...More

Thank Nathan C
Reviewed 15 July 2017 via mobile

Nice local restaurant in a quaint little town. It was recommended to us by a local, and the advice was very good! My wife and I both had hamburgers, which were not only excellent, but actually cooked Med rare just as requested. Very enjoyable experience...More

Thank wmbethea
Reviewed 11 July 2017

My husband and I are regulars at the Friendly. Among our favorites are breaded tenderloin sandwich, cheeseburger, fried whitefish, and there is always a special to try.

Thank 536nancyn
Reviewed 6 July 2017 via mobile

Great place to stop in for a snack! We had the wings which were fried to perfection and the spinach artichoke dip which was definitely house made. Yes it could use a little updating but sometimes that just marks the best bars!

Thank Taylor C
Reviewed 28 June 2017

THE best pork tenderloin sandwiches in the Indy area. It can get pretty loud in there, so not a place for a quiet romantic dinner.

Thank LSBaird
Reviewed 25 June 2017 via mobile

If you sat across the street from the Friendly Tavern and watched the large, filthy vent on the side of the building spew greasy steam into the air like we did on regular intervals, you wouldn't want to eat there either. We watched this happen...More

Thank Dillon66
Reviewed 24 June 2017

We stopped in after a day of wine tasting. We were seated right away, and service throughout the evening was great. Our appetizers and sandwiches were all very good. We would definitely go back the next time we're in the area!

Thank SonjaWineGeek
Reviewed 16 June 2017 via mobile

Once you have the chicken wings at The Friendly Tavern, you'll never want them from anywhere else! We've even carried them out in bulk for a party at home. There are lots of good things on the menu, though. Other faves include the tenderloin sandwich...More

Thank leeleezvv
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27 November 2016|
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Patty M
26 December 2015|
Response from Lashelle-Dave | Reviewed this property |
Saturday lunch would be better. I'm sure they would accommodate you for dinner, but there would be a significant wait. You would definitely want to have an early dinner. They don't take reservations but with a party that... More
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Response from VikingHurst | Reviewed this property |
I don't think that they have a patio and the inside is too tight for dogs.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$15
American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 290 S Main St, Zionsville, IN 46077-1621
  • Location: United States  >  Indiana (IN)  >  Zionsville
  • Phone Number: +1 317-873-5772
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