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Beef & Boards Dinner Theatre

9301 Michigan Rd, Indianapolis, IN 46268-3108
+1 317-872-9664
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Great Show

We went to see Shrek last evening not knowing how the show would be since we are seniors. The show... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Brenda W
Richmond, Indiana
Always a nice time

We have been here many times over the years. We had season tickets before we had kids. The food is... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Sue B
via mobile
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Beef & Boards Dinner Theatre has been serving up food, fun and fabulous live entertainment for everyone since 1973. Located in College Park, the theatre was part of a chain of dinner theatres built by Louisville contractor J. Scott Talbott. It was called "Beef" because of the delicious hand carved roast beef served before the performances, and "Boards" referring to the boards or stage of a theatre. Today, the Indianapolis location is privately owned and the sole remaining Beef & Boards Dinner Theatre, entertaining more than 150,000 theatergoers annually. Each season includes professional Broadway shows, plays and acclaimed children's theatre productions by our resident Pyramid Players. But a visit to Beef & Boards is more than just great theatre! We offer a tasty dinner buffet prepared by our in-house executive chef, plus a full-service bar and mouthwatering gourmet desserts. Be sure to stop by the Intermission gift shop for unique gift ideas, and ask about seeing more shows for less through our VIP membership program. Come see why each year more and more people discover the value and quality of Beef & Boards Dinner Theatre! Beef & Boards is a member of Actors' Equity Association, the only union for professional actors in legitimate theatre.
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  • Very good33%
  • Average11%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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9301 Michigan Rd, Indianapolis, IN 46268-3108
+1 317-872-9664
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went to see Shrek last evening not knowing how the show would be since we are seniors. The show was probably one of the better ones we have seen in a long time. There was a black gentleman who played the donkey. All I...More

2  Thank Brenda W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We have been here many times over the years. We had season tickets before we had kids. The food is decent and the atmosphere is very comfortable and attractive. We have enjoyed many of the plays that have been presented. My husband's personal favorite is...More

Thank Sue B
Reviewed 14 May 2017 via mobile

We have had season tickets to Beef and Boards for the past two years. We enjoy the plays, which are usually well done and some are excellent. Unfortunately, the food quality at the buffets is consistently mediocre. Although the carved roast beef is what gave...More

1  Thank Russ B
Reviewed 1 May 2017 via mobile

My wife and I went to see My Fair Lady at Beef & Boards in Indianapolis for her birthday. We were promptly shown to our table with a good view of the stage and then were invited to the buffet. We both had salads, roast...More

1  Thank DrPsychorat
Reviewed 25 April 2017 via mobile

We saw my Fair Lady. Dinner was plentiful and tasty for mass produced. Seating spacious; I did not feel at all crowded and the view was good. Play was very enjoyable. Went with MIL who is in a wheelchair and facility is very accessible.

1  Thank sigihowe
Reviewed 24 April 2017

We visited for My Fair Lady. The entire experience was pure delight. The hostesses, office and food staff are friendly and accommodating. Our server, Stacy, was worth the 100% tip we gave her. The food was delicious, the coffee always at the ready, and plenty...More

1  Thank Kasey O
Reviewed 29 March 2017

I have been to several musical venues there, B.B. King, Jerry Lee Lewis, and Mickey Gilley. We are getting ready to see a musical "Broadway type thing". Decent food, comfortable seating and pleasant atmosphere.

Thank mhigar
Reviewed 19 March 2017

I love the variety of shows offered. This is special treat with a buffet included. They are wonderful to help a person if getting to & from the buffet is difficult to manage steps. They do offer shows for children also. We have enjoyed their...More

1  Thank Pat H
Reviewed 17 March 2017

Excellent venue for dinner and a show! Easy ticketing process, small gift shop, and a variety of seating choices. The usher and waiters are very attentive. The buffet is nicely done. Joseph and the Technicolor Dreamcoat was a wonderful, high energy performance with lots of...More

Thank Debbie46176
Reviewed 5 March 2017 via mobile

This venue is way too small for the noise level @ how many people they CRAM into such a small space. Me ears are still ringing from last nights performance. It's a good thing we got a table for 2, otherwise it would have been...More

1  Thank Heidi G
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Jennie M
Dress code?
5 April 2017|
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Response from Diana J | Reviewed this property |
I always dress casual. You can dress up if you want though
are the ticket prices per person?
3 March 2017|
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Response from UNHAPPYsellersquad | Reviewed this property |
Are there any reviews of Into the Woods out yet?
10 October 2016|
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Response from BeefandBoards | Property representative |
Yep! Just check the Into the Woods page on the Beef & Boards web site. There's a link to the reviews -- being updated all the time!