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Illinois Street Food Emporium

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5550 N Illinois St, Indianapolis, IN 46208-2630
+1 317-253-9513
Mon 07:00 - 16:00
Tue - Fri 07:00 - 19:30
Sat 07:00 - 16:00
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52 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This small restaurant is located in a residential neighborhood near Meridian Street. One orders from a menu and then the food is delivered to your table. A friend and I both had the soup-half-sandwich and split a chocolate-peanut butter dessert. The soup was tasty and the half-sandwich ample for lunch. The dessert was decadent.

Thank John F
Fishers, Indiana
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stopped here for a late breakfast. Lots of items to choose from. My selected a broccoli quiche with fresh fruit and I had the sandwich special of the day. It's pricey but worth going to if you're in the area.

Thank DMJA21
Cincinnati, Ohio
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218 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visited for lunch with a couple friends and it was just ok. The food tasted fresh, but pretty bland, probably a healthy thing. The place was packed and seemed to be pretty popular.

Thank explorepossibilities
vivian f, Owner at Illinois Street Food Emporium, responded to this review

Thank you for your comments regarding your visit yesterday! Love to know what you had for lunch. If you choose feel free to email me at isfe.indy@gmail.com Vivian More 

Indianapolis, Indiana
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780 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017 via mobile

Long lasting neighborhood institution serves up good food at a fair price. My B&G was delicious and meaty.

Thank BatGuano30
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 April 2016 via mobile

Great and long time local restaurant in the middle of a quaint neighborhood. A variety of food that you can eat in out or in the go. Casual and relaxed and easy walking distance to other shops

Thank Julie C
Indianapolis, Indiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 February 2016

Always a good choice for breakfast, lunch or dinner. Varied menu along with excellent bakery choices. Soups are my one of my favorites. We come here quite often and always love the many choices they have in their freezer section for take home.

Thank sparker2016
Minneapolis, Minnesota, Usa
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52 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2015

I have loved this place for years. Great place to meet a friend for a quick meal. Offers so many tasty options. My quiche wad one of the best I have ever had. Flaky crust and soft shimmering filling

Thank Anita D
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2015 via mobile

Under new ownership. Love the food and the area. Will go back when I have the extra money. Although I might look for an alternative restaurant.

Thank Stephanie S
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 May 2015 via mobile

Went on a Friday night. Ordered 2 sandwiches. 45 minutes later, there were 3 orders still ahead of ours. Had to leave for a concert. New owners? :(

1 Thank Nalabird
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 January 2015 via mobile

The Emporium has been around a long time. Recently, the ownership changed but the quality remains consistently great. A bakery and cafe both, it is a very pleasant place to have lunch with friends. They also have great coffee, beer and wine plus a large assirtment of delicious frozen dinners, soups and appetizers.

1 Thank Nalabird

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$21 - US$30
American, Cafe, Delicatessen
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Good for
Open Hours
07:00 - 16:00
07:00 - 19:30
07:00 - 19:30
07:00 - 19:30
07:00 - 19:30
07:00 - 16:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5550 N Illinois St, Indianapolis, IN 46208-2630
  • Location: United States  >  Indiana (IN)  >  Indianapolis
  • Phone Number: +1 317-253-9513

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