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Hollyhock Hill Restaurant

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8110 N College Ave, Indianapolis, IN 46240-2554
+1 317-251-2294
16:00 - 20:00
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Sun 12:00 - 19:30
Tue - Sat 16:00 - 20:00
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17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had a 6:30 pm reservation for dinner at hollyhock hill. The staff there seemed to be very disorganized. After setting 30 minutes they came to take our order. Now i have a big family (15) so i understand it takes awhile to wait on everyone. 10 ordered chicken three ordered steak and two the chicken tenderloins. The staff brought... More 

Thank Steve S
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437 reviews
323 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 February 2017

I have been getting carry out from Hollyhock Hill since 1980. I've never had a problem getting what I paid for until now. I picked up my carry out and when I got home I was missing half of my order. I called the restaurant back and they said I could come back and pick up what they failed to... More 

Thank 970alexanderp
Fishers, Indiana
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451 reviews
225 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 February 2017 via mobile

Over the years my family has looked forward to celebrating special occasions at Hollyhock Hill. The warm, friendly ambiance and down home food served family style combined to make this a "when are we going again" type of experience. But that hasn't been the case lately. It just isn't the same.

1 Thank DMJA21
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59 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2017

Recently we had a party of 14 celebrating a birthday at Hollyhock. It is under new ownership so perhaps that was the issue. But service was mediocre at best. And one person in the party did not receive their food until the others in the party were pretty well finished. The fried chicken (what they are known for) did seem... More 

1 Thank fauljo
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 7 February 2017

Lets hope they washed them! Service is 1 out of 5 incompetence speed 4 out of 5 Microwaves Food 0 out of 5 if i wanted reheated frozen food, I would have gotten a tv dinner which would have been better. What a horrible experience and to pay for it is a crime.

Thank Jose M
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21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 February 2017

We took a group of 8 people, got sat in 15 minutes within our reservation. They brought the soup quickly, unfortunately that is where the service STOPPED. they brought a small plate of cottage cheese, enough for one person, one small dish of beets, with 6 beets in it. We asked all evening for more but never received either. The... More 

1 Thank Tom P
Indianapolis, Indiana
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26 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 January 2017

I have enjoyed dining at this establishment since I was a young boy. To me, Hollyhock Hill is like "McDonald's fries" every time you eat them there is no surprise. They are always the same and ALWAYS GREAT. Sorry, I hate to compare a Hollyhock chicken dinner to McDonalds but I hope this gives you the idea. Always the same/always... More 

2 Thank Brad T
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14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 January 2017

Food is served family style which we love. It is in a big old house and really gives a great Midwestern feel. The best fried chicken and corn on the cob and all the other fixins'.

Thank gregorybZ1926LV
Greenwood, Indiana
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191 reviews
127 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 January 2017 via mobile

Our family has been going here for over 55 years. The food has always been good and service is good as well. This time we were dissatisfied with our service and the amount of salad, Beets, and Cottage Cheese they brought out. We also noticed that they didn't serve the fresh veggies as normal. They did bring out extras when... More 

Thank tripplanner99
Columbus, Ohio
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88 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 December 2016

Ok, I am biased! I don't care what you think! Hollyhock Hill Hoosier pan fried chicken is the best! Ever! No doubt about it! It was a Sunday tradition when I was a lad. It was the first prom dinner in 1976. It was my father-in-law's 80th birthday. It was Grandpa & Grandma Rat's 50th anniversary. It will always be... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$19 - US$27
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Private Dining
Good for
Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 - 19:30
16:00 - 20:00
16:00 - 20:00
16:00 - 20:00
16:00 - 20:00
16:00 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 8110 N College Ave, Indianapolis, IN 46240-2554
  • Location: United States  >  Indiana (IN)  >  Indianapolis
  • Phone Number: +1 317-251-2294
Uniquely Indianapolis! Hollyhock Hill Restaurant has been a tradition in "family-style" dining since 1928, remaining as one of the few such restaurants of its type in the United States and the 2nd oldest restaurant in Indiana. Consistently ranked among the top restaurants in the Midwest, Hollyhock Hill is famed for its superior "county-style" cuisine, high standards of service and unique ambiance. Hollyhock Hill is a premiere dining destination in Indianapolis and perfect for celebrating special occasions. Recently named "America's BEST Fried Chicken" by Travel & Leisure Magazine and YAHOO! Travel. Featured on the cover of Saveur magazine for "Perfect Fried Chicken". Independently owned and operated. Groups Welcome! Reservations Recommended. Hollyhock Hill - where dining is an experience that will be long remembered!

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