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Yats on College

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5363 N College Ave, Indianapolis, IN 46220-3141
+1 317-253-8817
11:00 - 22:00
Open now
All hours
Sun 11:00 - 19:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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Indianapolis, Indiana
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25 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I love Yats. Each time I get the chance to go, I take it. Yats has wonderfully cheap food, great portion sizes, and a fantastic selection daily of new and exciting Cajun meals. Seriously, make sure to check this out if you happen by!

Thank Shae E
Greensburg, Indiana
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126 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

Went there today on a recommendation and the food was excellent and tasty. It was a laid back atmosphere and very casual. Friendly staff with great cajun orders with different types of sauces to choose from. Very different and very good

Thank philgoddard
Indianapolis, Indiana, United States
Level Contributor
13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

I've been to Yats many times and you can always count on the same great food and quick service every time. The food is tasty, filling, and reasonably priced. It's an eclectic, totally laid-back spot.

Thank xxxmammamiaxxx
Indianapolis, Indiana
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Yats is one of my favorite places to eat. For around $8, you can get a delicious lunch with rice, a couple of Cajun/Creole dishes (the food is so delicious that I almost always get a half & half order because I can't pick just one dish), and some delicious garlic bread. The service is always wonderful, and very friendly.... More 

Thank TraceyVG
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119 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016 via mobile

For national gumbo day I asked about a local place and came here with friends. A great suggestion. The atmosphere is collegiate with small booths and table. Great food

Thank David K
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221 reviews
148 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016 via mobile

Yats looks like a little neighborhood place, but smart folks would travel for MILES for food this unique and delicious. They have a daily board with their Cajun favorites, and diners can choose a single item order, like Gumbo, or a half and half split order with two favorites. I picked up dinner, which was ready to carry out in... More 

Thank FMCMaryland
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2016 via mobile

Fast food with flair...great for vegetarians! Easy in and out...funky atmosphere. We enjoy lunch every other week or so. It is consistently very good.

Thank Lesley S
Monrovia, Indiana
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19 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2016 via mobile

I used to live right across the street from Yats. Ate there a lot then, go back every chance we get. Outstanding food. Love their attitude. Take cash...but if you don't, they'll give you an IOU..really. And people are always in there paying their IOUs, it's just another reason to live Yats on College!

Thank JTDtiger
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 August 2016 via mobile

We ate here on our way out of town. The service was very fast and very friendly! They don't serve the same thing every day so it's important that you look up their menu online before you go to make sure they have what you are looking for. I can't imagine you not finding something you would enjoy! Their full... More 

Thank Justin H
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18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 July 2016

Our family never comes to Indianapolis without stopping at Yats. Consistently delicious. Reasonably priced. The meat eaters and the vegetarians among us both love Yats. Really good pralines this trip, too.

Thank Cheryl W

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 5 - USD 8
Cajun & Creole
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
11:00 - 19:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5363 N College Ave, Indianapolis, IN 46220-3141
  • Location: United States  >  Indiana (IN)  >  Indianapolis
  • Phone Number: +1 317-253-8817

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