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Flatwater Restaurant

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832 E Westfield Blvd, Indianapolis, IN 46220-1716
11:00 - 22:00
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Sun 12:00 - 22:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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Muncie, Indiana
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 12 April 2017

Lots of seating inside and outside along the canal. Outside dining has a roof so the sun does not bother. Very relaxing atmosphere; wait staff very personable; and the food was served quickly even though quite busy. Sunday brunch was delicious.

Thank mchalupa2016
2 reviews
Reviewed 24 March 2017

We really enjoy the outdoor bar on the deck. Such an interesting and diverse demographic, and all friendly and fun. I like that it's dog-friendly as well, giving it a great atmosphere. I recommend it highly.

Thank Z9797XUtimothym
Saint Louis, Missouri
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326 reviews
269 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 586 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 January 2017

Please don't take 'average' rating as a knock, I just get the idea that this place really shines when the weather is nice and you can sit outside on expansive deck overlooking the canal while listening to live music. Great Broad Ripple location just a touch off the main drag, but easy to find, even of this out-of-towner. We'll be... More 

Thank Bob D
Indianapolis, Indiana
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974 reviews
893 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 November 2016 via mobile

Weekend menu includes breakfast. My Hangover was good sausage gravy over potatoes, eggs, etc. Excellent, as was my wife's French Toast.

Thank BatGuano30
Indianapolis, Indiana
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21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 October 2016

We stopped here for lunch after spending the day at the park with our dog. We were told the wait was 30-45 minutes though the moved very quickly for a table of 2. We only waited about 20 minutes, which was fine because it was nice to walk through all the small shops as we waited. Our waitress got our... More 

Thank akirkman16
Lafayette, Indiana
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44 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 September 2016

Despite all of the really positive reviews, we weren't blown away by this place. The atmosphere is nice: right along the canal in Broad Ripple. Lots of outdoor seating that is pet friendly. We arrived right around 7:00pm on a Saturday night and didn't have to wait for outdoor seating. It was pretty busy and seemed like a lot of... More 

Thank mmccandl
Indianapolis, IN, United States
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50 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 September 2016

Had dinner and listened to a great band last Friday. Summer is winding down and this was the perfect way to enjoy the last bits of it. Ate dinner in the bar, with a view of the band - no windows blocking the music. I ordered a couple of pulled pork tacos and they were delicious. Just the right amount... More 

Thank Christy M
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22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 August 2016 via mobile

Visited with my mom and sisters as we were exploring Broadripple. I tried the days special: chicken sandwich with chips. The bread was buttered and grilled/fried and was a bit too heavy for my liking. I ordered chicken strips kids meal with fries for my son and it was huge portions and a great price for the kids meal. The... More 

Thank Amber C
Indianapolis, Indiana
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99 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 July 2016

Another popular spot that welcomes dogs on their patio where our lab is fascinated to watch the ducks swimming in the canal. Food is good and wait staff is friendly. Tables can require a wait as they are often very busy even when there is not live music.

Thank danielt2011
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124 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 July 2016 via mobile

A charming little out of the way restaurant on the canal.. The food here is amazingly delicious and all fresh from local vendors.. The scenery is beautiful on the canal and the service is great..

Thank catlee69

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Bar, Seafood
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television
Good for
Child-friendly, Bar Scene
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:00
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: 832 E Westfield Blvd, Indianapolis, IN 46220-1716
  • Location: United States  >  Indiana (IN)  >  Indianapolis

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