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The Friendly Tavern

€€ - €€€American, ,
290 S Main St, Zionsville, IN 46077-1621
+1 317-873-5772
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  • Excellent59%
  • Very good31%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“wings” (64 reviews)
“tenderloin” (39 reviews)
“salad” (25 reviews)
Opens in 5 min
American, Bar, Pub
€€ - €€€
290 S Main St, Zionsville, IN 46077-1621
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped here on a whim, split an order of wings (get the homemade ranch). And had the tenderloin sandwich. Recommend the buffalo chips as your side. It was busy, but there was a reason. It’s good! We’ve already planned what we are going to get...More

Thank Jenessa D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

YES the chicken wings are wonderful....perfectly fried, crispy. AND, best of all, they are meaty and ample. And the dipping sauces are very tasty as well. Service was good this trip. HIGHLY RECOMMEND THIS PLACE.

Thank gold-vintner
Reviewed 10 February 2018 via mobile

Looking for a place where you can be welcomed and and seated by the owner-somewhere where where you can order premium sushi prepared by a proffessional chef, and then enjoy what I would say is some of the best prime rib in the Midwest? Yes,...More

Thank Maverick39
Reviewed 6 February 2018 via mobile

A comfy, cozy spot with great food. The whitefish sandwich is super yummy. The wings are plentiful, enough for two. Of course you can’t go wrong with the tenderloin. No skimping on the amount of food, staff always professional and efficient...a great place to eat.

Thank Mary Ann S
Reviewed 4 February 2018 via mobile

Our daughter was home from college, so we called to order wings for take out. As always, they were delicious! I always get the buffalo sauce, but tried the Asian sauce this time, too, and it was really good! I think I’ll opt for all...More

Thank Diana H
Reviewed 22 January 2018

My rating should be more like 3 1/2 if TA would allow. So, let me begin with the issues that reduced the rating from a 5. First, 1/2 'point' because I waited for an excessive amount of time for my beer to arrive. It was...More

Thank gold-vintner
Reviewed 2 January 2018

I was visiting my dad at the local IU North Health Hospital before coming into this place. I had not read any reviews about this place and knew nothing about its food. I needed a place to warm up. Winterstorm Frankie was blowing through that...More

Thank conniegum
Reviewed 27 December 2017

We were a party of six meeting at 6:30 pm on a Wednesday. The restaurant was packed. The food was excellent. I had the 10 oz sirloin with salad and baked potato. My wife had the catfish sandwich and chips. Considering the crowd, the service...More

Thank ClButch2014
Reviewed 6 December 2017 via mobile

This is a great place to hang out with friends, and there are a lot of Zville locals here. It is a standby with a lot of traditional dishes, such as fried tenderloin. It is the perfect place for a standard American beer, a burger...More

Thank MizzouLizard
Reviewed 18 November 2017 via mobile

My company has an office in Indianapolis. I’ve heard those managers talk about this place for years.... now I understand. Those wings are amazing!! I’m from St Louis. I expect wings to be sauce covered. These are not. I prefer this way.

Thank 805shays
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26 February 2018|
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Response from conniegum | Reviewed this property |
The bar area is on the ground floor and there is additional seating "upstairs" on an open, elevated area. You may have trouble getting into the door, though, because the space between the outside door and the inside door... More
Pamela L
26 November 2016|
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Response from Brad D | Reviewed this property |
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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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
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, 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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