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The Friendly Tavern

290 S Main St, Zionsville, IN 46077-1621
+1 317-873-5772
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  • Excellent62%
  • Very good29%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“wings” (79 reviews)
“tenderloin” (42 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 yesterday

I first visited The Friendly in 1996. It had an awesome pub environment with equally good food. Fast forward 22 year and nothing has changed at all. Still the most reliable local joint for this quaint suburban town NW of Indy. The only reason I...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank dbdbdbdbdbdb
Reviewed 1 week ago

Reminds me of bit of a much more lively Cheers with way better food. There is a great menu with burgers, salads, wraps and soup. Friday night is Prime Rib - while it lasts. This place is crowded and loud - in a good way....More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank sljtba
Reviewed 1 week ago

The people who works at The Friendly are defiantly FRIENDLY! All the food is great! The owner, Scott is a very nice man and pays attention to your wants and needs. The first Friday and Saturday of each month they have fresh oysters flown in...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Dawn R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Wings can be shared for two as there is a hefty plate. Very good and crispy. The sauces are good as well.

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank lilac1111
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

On a quick trip to visit family, we made a slight detour to The Friendly Tavern to experience the Breaded Tenderloin. Having heard about this sandwich for years (and loving the sandwich every time I visit Indiana), it did not disappoint! The service was quick...More

Date of visit: December 2018
1  Thank golftaxi
Reviewed 19 November 2018

Besides having good food you cannot beat their prices. The place is always packed. There is nothing fancy with the menu but all their entrees are good. They don’t allow and kids under 18. The staff is very friendly and they never rush you. One...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank j0e48435
Reviewed 8 November 2018

As most reviewers will agreed it is good food at a good price. Nice place to eat in Zionsville while taking the the quaint downtown setting.

Date of visit: March 2018
Thank 2015BMWX5
Reviewed 6 November 2018

Friendly is the way the owners and staff make you feel the moment you walk through the door. Excellent food and service is always given. The Friendly is a long time staple of Zionsville Hospitality to one and all.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Suzanne C
Reviewed 6 November 2018

The "Friendly" is our "go to" whenever family or friends are visiting! Consistently good food, good value, good service, good atmosphere and good time! Doesn't matter what you order, you're going to enjoy it! The wings and tenderloin are the best!

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Richard I
Reviewed 11 October 2018

The place lives up to their name. Staff was very friendly the owner stopped by the table to check on us. The food was great and plentiful.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank 1ChuckW
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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, Special Occasion Dining, 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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