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The Friendly Tavern

290 S Main St, Zionsville, IN 46077-1621
+1 317-873-5772
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good32%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“wings” (52 reviews)
“tenderloin” (37 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 22:00All hours
American, Bar, Pub
$$ - $$$
290 S Main St, Zionsville, IN 46077-1621
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

I have been familiar with the Friendly since the 60's when my parents were frequent patrons. Except smoking it hasn't changed a lot...and that's a good thing. Best chicken wings ever, period! Have never had a bad meal or beverage. Wait staff always friendly but...More

Thank K H
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We were visiting from out of town and this exceeds our expectations. We should have stopped after ordering the wings because they were plump and juicy. But, we also had a pork tenderloin sandwich with chips. Went home stuffed!

Thank Jennifer R
Reviewed 4 days ago

The Friendly is definitely friendly, lots of people especially when I have been at lunch time. Its kind of loud. I noticed it more because someone said it was loud before I went. So its not a cozy place to have a conversation, but the...More

Thank Amy W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went on a Friday night and the wait was about 25 minutes. We decided to stay because it seemed so popular. Almost everyone that came in seemed to know the staff personally. The service was fast and the food was delicious. Highly recommend the...More

Thank Ashley S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great digs, fun bar, awesome bartender (DAWN), super food and beer! So glad I will never be a stranger there again!

Thank mthall2017
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped in to ask for lunch to go. The bartender was incredibly friendly and made us feel welcome immediately. The food came out quickly and both of our sandwiches were amazing! :)

Thank ElleTerrell
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Great burgers, good Steaks and the prime rib is excellent. So glad to be able to be a semi-regular at The friendly. Big sandwiches, different kinds of fries, good hefty salads and I hear the tenderloins are excellent

Thank Mary Ellen K
Reviewed 9 August 2017

We can truly say that we've never left Friendly Tavern unhappy, place is awesome! While I get around the lower 48, can't match the wing's here!! I understand everyone say's that about all the wing's but,,,,,, These are the best I've ever had, both size...More

Thank Nathan C
Reviewed 15 July 2017 via mobile

Nice local restaurant in a quaint little town. It was recommended to us by a local, and the advice was very good! My wife and I both had hamburgers, which were not only excellent, but actually cooked Med rare just as requested. Very enjoyable experience...More

Thank wmbethea
Reviewed 11 July 2017

My husband and I are regulars at the Friendly. Among our favorites are breaded tenderloin sandwich, cheeseburger, fried whitefish, and there is always a special to try.

Thank 536nancyn
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Pamela L
27 November 2016|
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Patty M
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
12 July 2015|
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Response from VikingHurst | Reviewed this property |
I don't think that they have a patio and the inside is too tight for dogs.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$15
American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
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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