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Top Local Restaurants in Indianapolis Near the JW Marriott Indy

Craveable Dishes from Indy’s Buzziest Restaurants

Find out what Indy diners can’t stop eating. These Indianapolis restaurants are known for serving addictively tasty dishes—from quick and casual bites to innovative dishes and shareable plates.


Meatballs – Mimi Blue Meatballs

870 Mass Ave. | 2 Miles | Open: Lunch, Dinner, Weekend Brunch

Prepared in a variety of different ways, these Mass Ave meatballs are ordered a la carte and served with your pick of sauces, sides, and breads.

Our Pick: The possibilities are endless, and the combinations are up to you—from classic meatballs with spicy marinara, to vegetarian or turkey meatballs with garlic cream, mushroom gravy, or honey sriracha. Add a slider bun and make a sammie.


The Batali SandwichGoose the Market

2503 N. Delaware St. | 3.5 Miles | Open: Lunch, Dinner

Goose the Market is an old-school grocery, butcher, and sandwich shop with a gelato bar and cellar. Featured in Bon Appetit as one of the top sandwich shops in the nation, they make a killer Italian with cut-to-order meats served on delicious crusty bread.

Our Pick:The Batali Sandwich with layers of spicy coppa, soppressata, capocolla, provolone, romaine, marinated onions, spicy giardiniera, and tomato preserves.


Kung Pao CalamariMesh

725 Mass Ave | 1.7 Miles | Open: Lunch, Dinner, Brunch

Known for their shareable, home-style plates, Mesh on Mass blends contemporary elegance with innovative cuisine, and the elegant atmosphere makes them the perfect choice for a romantic dinner.

Our Pick: Kung Pao Calamari with chili-garlic sauce and ginger-soy slaw.


Glazed Yeast DonutLong’s Bakery

1453 N Tremont St | 2.9 Miles | Daily: 5:30am-10pm

Venture off the beaten path, just outside of downtown, and there you’ll find what Thrillist named as one of the “Best Donut Shops in America”. Hailed also by Martha Stewart and Food Network’s Alton Brown, Long’s is a true hidden gem and a donut shop you won’t forget soon.

Our Pick: The stunningly, melt-in-your mouth delicious Glazed Yeast Donut. This simple, no-frills treat is by far the most popular donut in all of Indy. Hands down.

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Handmade GnocchiOsteria Pronto

Open: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Farm-to-table, northern Italian cuisine is crafted using the freshest, local ingredients.

Our Pick: Handmade gnocchi with signature Bolognese sauce, fresh basil and thyme.


Tandoori Lettuce WrapsHigh Velocity

Open: Lunch, Dinner

Perfect for sports fans, business guests, and families, High Velocity is an upscale sports bar with contemporary American fare, full-service bar, and high-tech media system.

Our Pick:Tandoori Lettuce Wraps with mint chili and sesame soy ginger sauces.