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Hollyhock Hill Restaurant

8110 N College Ave, Indianapolis, IN 46240-2554
+1 317-251-2294
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good26%
  • Average14%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“cottage cheese” (22 reviews)
“pickled beets” (22 reviews)
“apple butter” (14 reviews)
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8110 N College Ave, Indianapolis, IN 46240-2554
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

it's easy to miss this place: it started out all by itself and a residential neighborhood grew up around it. We stopped for some take out. One order would have been sufficient for two of us. The corn, beans, and potatoes were excellent. The chicken...More

Thank Spike_Spiegel_47
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Wow! This restaurant is tucked away in a residential area in an old house. It’s been in business since the 1920s. Everything is served family style, fried chicken, mashed potatoes, green beans and corn. Yum!!! They start with salad, cottage cheese, beets and tomato juice...More

Thank JudyBeth2020
Reviewed 30 April 2018 via mobile

As incredible as always, crispy fried chicken, perfect mashed potatoes (homemade of course), cast iron homemade gravy, salad with house dressing, biscuits, amazing pickled beets combined with personalized service and a lovely atmosphere. A delectable, taste-treat for the senses.

Thank Eleanor P
Reviewed 16 April 2018 via mobile

Good service and attentive. Chicken is awesome.... it’s fried in lard according to our waitress and hand battered so it must be good! Apple butter and biscuits are excellent. Rest of the meal was ok. The decor is very tired and the crowd is older;...More

Thank Twinmommy123
Reviewed 10 April 2018

I LOVE chicken and have traveled to restaurants in cities all over the country - and it's hard to beat Hollyhock Hill and their great fried chicken dinner! A quaint old home converted to a restaurant they take great care to make sure you dont...More

Thank ButchTraveler
Reviewed 28 February 2018

Let me begin by saying that the food at Hollyhock Hill is still good. We've come here occasionally for years, and always thought of this as a sort of classy restaurant, where you could come and enjoy good food and visit in a pleasant atmosphere....More

Thank TrishZee
Reviewed 15 January 2018

This was a holiday go to for 17 years. A Holiday concert a stroll through what is now newfields and then off to Hollyhock. We were met with maybe one of the worst meals of our life last year but felt after 16 other good...More

Thank Jullian R
Reviewed 30 December 2017

We dined at this restaurant with family members. Service was efficient, but our server was not particularly friendly. There are few entrée choices other than chicken and a few others. Food is served family style. The fried chicken was OK, but not as good as...More

Thank Hawaii-Biker
Reviewed 25 December 2017

We went the weekend before Christmas for a family dinner and the food is just as good as the service. The table eats family style and we had fried chicken, pork chops, macaroni and cheese with corn and mashed potatoes. The chicken and rice soup...More

Thank willie35
Reviewed 13 December 2017 via mobile

Gathered at the Hollyhock for our holiday family meal. The setting was so surreal and wonderful! The service was impeccable! We were promptly seated in an area that had beautiful scenery near a picture window. After taking our food orders the appetizers were delivered so...More

Thank Jo P
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28 December 2016|
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Response from Dean B | Property representative |
We typically only open for lunch when we have a group of twenty or more scheduled, then we open to the general public. So, in short, it is on a day by day basis. Please feel free to call us here at the restaurant to check... More
Linda S
5 December 2016|
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Response from Dean B | Property representative |
Yes, we have a full service bar
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$19 - US$33
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, Outdoor Seating, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 7:30 PM
4:00 PM - 8:00 PM
4:00 PM - 8:00 PM
4:00 PM - 8:00 PM
4:00 PM - 8:00 PM
4:00 PM - 8:00 PM
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
  • E-mail
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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