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The Friendly Tavern

290 S Main St, Zionsville, IN 46077-1621
+1 317-873-5772
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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good30%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“wings” (72 reviews)
“tenderloin” (41 reviews)
“fried oysters” (4 reviews)
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American, Bar, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
290 S Main St, Zionsville, IN 46077-1621
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Friendly - enough said ... No frills Indiana tavern in historic building with decent food Famous for the tenderloin sandwich

Thank BFDiesel
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Both the tenderloin and the whitefish sandwiches are excellent, and quite large. Love the wings, and the atmosphere is very comfortable. Very popular, so almost always busy, but they keep up with it well and we've never had to wait long for anything.

Thank Minden08
Reviewed 1 week ago

Love this place. Good food, great atmosphere. Local place. Everything has always been good here. Wings, tenderloin, salads. Great local place with great prices. If you are in Zionsville, this is a must stop.

Thank Sarah R
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Love this place. Nothing better than The Friendly’s food and the fact no kids can go here!!! Their famous wings are the absolute BEST! We also got their shrimp as an appetizer and they were great too. The sauce wasn’t hot, normal cocktail sauce. The...More

Thank GoButler99
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This Zionsville landmark is a favorite of ours for their Friendly Wings. Crispy, crunchy wings that are the largest we've seen anywhere! Somewhere between 18-20 wings per serving so they are made to share! Scott, the owner, is a most gracious host who is a...More

Thank katiewV2497WT
Reviewed 29 May 2018

Great food. Great owner. Terrific Waitresses. Excellent food. Always packed after 5:30pm so get there early. Love the prime rib special Thurs-Sat. Can't get enough of the Friendly!!

1  Thank Mary Ellen K
Reviewed 28 May 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

1  Thank Diana H
Reviewed 22 May 2018 via mobile

On a busy Saturday night after trying two other restaurants in zionsville we made it to the friendly tavern --- with almost no wait. Our waiter, Matt, took care of us. Great food! Even better service! You can tell why this eatery has been in...More

Thank Gary G
Reviewed 13 May 2018 via mobile

What a reminder of who Zionsville is. A great place to have a beer, cocktail and good eats. I had the chicken fried steak and fried oysters celebrating our 18 year old’s birthday. What a great place!

Thank DavidBr314
Reviewed 4 May 2018

This place is one of my go toos on nights I don't feel like cooking. Love their chicken wings with blue cheese. Their tenderloin sandwich is also good and they have a great steak dinner with all the fixings that is real affordable.

1  Thank Xtravelbug60
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27 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
27 November 2016|
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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
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Groups, Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
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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