We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

Papa Roux

Certificate of Excellence
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
8950 E 10th St, Indianapolis, IN 46219
+1 317-603-9861
Mon - Sat 10:30 - 20:00
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

114 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Showing 114: English reviews
Fort Worth, TX
Level Contributor
446 reviews
273 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 248 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 April 2015 via mobile

Stopped by for lunch today and had the catfish posted boy. It was sloppy from the coleslaw topping but very bland. The unlimited sides are an interesting idea but the two I tried (red beans and chili) were poor. The red bean were flavorless. The chili tasted like it was from a can and had a bottle of hot sauce... More 

Thank Eric P
Indianapolis, Indiana
Level Contributor
59 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 April 2015

Not the best Cajun in town but damn close. But a great way to try Cajun food for the first time. Purchase either some type Po Boy or stew and get unlimited sides of dishes and breads. This is on dine in only, so definitely dine in.

Thank kls03
Level Contributor
7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 March 2015

While on a business trip with my husband, we found Papa Roux. We were looking for good food, from a non-chain restaurant. This restaurant was exactly what we were looking for. This is not the restaurant for you if you are looking for fine dining or super friendly service. The service is fast, but not overfriendly. The food is great... More 

Thank AlaskaFarmDog
Indianapolis, Indiana
Level Contributor
249 reviews
147 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 March 2015

Papa Roux is in a strip mall about 200 feet from the northwest corner of East 10th St and Post Road on Indy's east side. Unless you know where Papa is at you'll have a hard time seeing it from that intersection so turn onto 10th St and head west towards downtown. The inside looks like a college dive bar... More 

Thank BrianD317
Byron Center, Michigan
Level Contributor
29 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 March 2015

Papa Roux is a great, eclectic "hole in the wall" restaurant with Louisiana cajun style cuisine. I had the crawfish po' boy and my wife had the pork po' boy. Along with that we had the cajun corn bread, garlic stew, cole slaw and bread pudding. The po' boys are HUGE, heaping helpings on fresh bread. They tasted great, good... More 

Thank Brent B
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 March 2015 via mobile

This place is the nastiest hole in the wall restaurant...I was literally in the toilet 10 minutes after leaving...wife and kids would not even eat the crawfish entree (with no crawfish in it). Wait staff are snots...stay away..apple sauce is all I would even dare to eat again...

Thank hdr4444
Cincinnati, Ohio
Level Contributor
62 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 February 2015

I love to try new things. Found it here. It was very trendy. The price was more than fair. I had the crawfish jambalaya. It was spicy and good. The cornbread side was the best though. I highly recommend! Service was outstanding as well...

Thank PastorJeff
Franklin, Indiana, United States
Level Contributor
112 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2015

We go to Papa Roux on a regular basis. We love the po' boys and unlimited sides! My wife and I split a po' boy and pay for another unlimited sides. We do the same for our two girls. The bread pudding is to die for! I'm not even a fan of bread pudding, but I always eat at least... More 

Thank Jim C
Indianapolis, United States
Level Contributor
55 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2015

Great po-boys, sandwiches are HUGE..I eat mine with a fork and literally throw away 3/4 of the delicious french bread simply because I can't finish it. The Beef, pork & chicken is tender and well seasoned. I prefer to dine in, but the place is very small and gets crowded fast, so I usually walk mine back across the street... More 

Thank Leann E
Level Contributor
96 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 December 2014

This is a small east side, locally owned restaurant that does an amazing business and has great food! Make sure when you are in Indy, you visit this place on the east side of Indy. We don't get there near enough because of our work schedules and where we live, but love it when we get a chance to get... More 

Thank TDDunk64

Travellers who viewed Papa Roux also viewed

Indianapolis, IN
Indianapolis, IN

Been to Papa Roux? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

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 10
American, Cajun & Creole
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:30 - 20:00
10:30 - 20:00
10:30 - 20:00
10:30 - 20:00
10:30 - 20:00
10:30 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 8950 E 10th St, Indianapolis, IN 46219
  • Location: United States  >  Indiana (IN)  >  Indianapolis
  • Phone Number: +1 317-603-9861

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Papa Roux staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?