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Piper's Cafe

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2130 W Southport Rd, Indianapolis, IN 46217-9481
+1 317-888-7667
Tue - Thu 16:30 - 21:00
Tue - Sat 11:00 - 14:00
Fri - Sat 16:30 - 22:00
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Greenwood, Indiana
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214 reviews
165 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 September 2016 via mobile

I arrived for supper on a Monday right as they were opening for supper. Pipers is known for their tea cup rolls with cinnamon butter - wonderful. I also had their house salad, scallops entree with corn & cup of chicken velvet soup & ice tea. Good meal. Unfortunately they are closing their restaurant the end of September & just... More 

Thank cookieladyangel
Indianapolis, Indiana
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79 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 August 2016 via mobile

I ordered the soup and salad for lunch and paid $4 extra dollars to have salmon added to my salad. The salmon was dry and tasteless and there was so little, I couldn't believe I was being charged that much extra! However, the salad itself was tasty--I believe it was called Willy's Favorite--with sesame oil and Chinese noodles. It was... More 

Thank Debbie C
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4 reviews
Reviewed 22 August 2016

I work downtown and by the time I drive and park to a local restaurant I could have gone to Piper's, so now I do. It is 5 miles from work and worth the trip south. I go once a week and have always had a great meal. Please don't drop the meatloaf off the menu! I heard they may.... More 

Thank Chris O
Englewood, Florida
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86 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 June 2016 via mobile

Celebrated with 30 others. The room was lovely, with outside daylight. There were no interior lights on, so photos were dark and it was hard to see. That said, the food was plentiful- fruit, mini bun sandwiches, broccoli and Chinese Cole slaw salads and delicious dessert bars. There's a huge fish tank in the wall which is interesting. Drinks included... More 

Thank Carol S
Fairfax Station, Virginia
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328 reviews
166 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 134 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 June 2016

Loved the staff, loved the menu variety - everything our party of 6 chose looked and tasted great. I will absolutely return next time we're in Indy!

Thank Barb H
Plainfield, Indiana
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297 reviews
195 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 June 2016

Had lunch there today with a group. Service was good (probably only 10 patrons including us in the place). Food was average, above a burger joint.

Thank Charley C
Bloomington, Indiana
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33 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 June 2016

My husband and I stopped in on a Saturday evening on our way home to Bloomington from Indy. The atmosphere was an odd balance of formal and casual. The menu had plenty of options, but nothing that sounded great to either of us. We chose a couple of appetizers and were pleased. I don't know that we would return again... More 

Thank Brittany B
Indianapolis, Indiana
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 April 2016

My wife and I visited on a Friday evening. We were seated immediately. Our waitress, Sarah, was prompt, friendly, and very helpful with our questions. We also met the manager, Dylan, and felt he was very friendly and competent. Our food was served promptly. It was good though not phenomenal. Maybe we ordered the wrong things. Overall, our impression was... More 

Thank Lee M
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48 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 January 2016

My husband and I had a great meal here and the service was very friendly in this family-owned restaurant. We tried the special short-time menu that was $30 per couple and included an appetizer, salads, two entrees, and a dessert. We had the duck appetizer and it was very good. My cucumber jalapeno dressing was very tasty. My husband had... More 

Thank tanda367
Greenwood, Indiana
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191 reviews
127 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 December 2015

Nice quiet place to eat and chat with friends. Food is always good and the service is very good as well. The tea cup rolls are excellent!

Thank tripplanner99

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Business meetings
Open Hours
11:00 - 14:00
16:30 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:00
16:30 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:00
16:30 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:00
16:30 - 22:00
11:00 - 14:00
16:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2130 W Southport Rd, Indianapolis, IN 46217-9481
  • Location: United States  >  Indiana (IN)  >  Indianapolis
  • Phone Number: +1 317-888-7667
Pipers Restaurant is a destination casual fine-dining restaurant on Indy’s south side, where everything is made from scratch using only the freshest ingredients—nothing frozen, nothing canned. Now celebrating 24 years of excellence, Pipers restaurant boasts a culinary team with over 100 years’ experience! The core menu is very diverse, and includes not only old-time favorites like Swiss steak, home-spun meatloaf and real chicken pot pie, but also features an ever-changing lineup of innovative new items that keep our regular guests intrigued and keep the foodies coming back. Our “Top Shelf” wine dinners are also a crowd favorite and occur throughout the year.

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