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The food was very good, as usual. It's time, however, for a refresh and a redecorate of the facility. Dawson's used to be a somewhat upscale spot on the west side, but it's losing it's luster. With more competition on Main Street Speedway, Dawson's needs to step up their game!
Brent Barta via google.com - Jun 24, 2019
Did carryout for 12 at an office meeting at lunch time, they were great at getting it together quickly and it was all delicious!
Jeannie Milan via google.com - Jun 20, 2019
Great food and Chad was a fantastic server.
STEVE DOWNS via google.com - Jun 19, 2019
First time there. Sat outside was a lovely night. The food was delicious and large portions. Took over half of it home with me. Speedway has grown so much that whole street is filled with restaurants and antique shops. Such cool places to go. I really loved it and will yell my friends and go back again ... read more
Sheila Bonham via google.com - Jun 18, 2019
Mediterranean pasta is pretty good ... read more
Sabrina Detzel via google.com - Jun 15, 2019
Very expansive menu and a nice family setting. Portions were generous and food was well prepared. Service was a little slow, but to be fair we went for dinner on a Friday night, and there were some large groups. I had steak Susan and it was prepared perfectly. Parking was easy at a lot across the street (first 3 hours free). I'd ... read more
Ken Mudge via google.com - Jun 14, 2019
We LOVE this place! The staff is awesome, food is a amazing and love the vibe on Main Street! Highly recommend!
Brittany Wells via google.com - Jun 6, 2019
Awesome food and service!
Gino Barrett via google.com - Jun 6, 2019
GREAT Indiana breaded tenderloin sandwiches!!!!!!!!🤟 ... read more
Jim Whitinger via google.com - Jun 5, 2019
Love it ... read more
Ron Wiggington via google.com - Jun 5, 2019
It was something totally different ... read more
Navaughn Terry via google.com - Jun 4, 2019
I've eaten here three times this ...
I've eaten here three times this past week   It was great their top sirloin and surf and turf is great. So is the French onion soup. I even got to meet the owner! This is a great family made restaurant. But it has a classy feel at the same time! That's hard to accomplish in my opinion. The hostess welcomed me sat me and was super swe ... read more
Josie B. via yelp.com - Jun 4, 2019
We love this place! The food is outstanding home-cooked comfort food. The portions are large. The environment is casual with indoor and outdoor seating and the staff is attentive and proud of where they work. We live a long way from Indianapolis, in San Diego, CA and Dawson's is our favorite restaurant!
Scott Renne via google.com - Jun 3, 2019
We took a party of nine ( family ...
We took a party of nine ( family get together ) and some had never been to Dawson's and they just couldn't believe it. Nine orders - all arrived at the same time- hot and delicious. The variety of the menu is astounding. We had three fried shrimp dinners- one prime rib ; one lasagna , one spaghetti and meatballs, and one bar-b-q ribs ... read more
Mary C. via yelp.com - Jun 3, 2019
Great spot!
Jason Greenway via google.com - Jun 1, 2019
Dawson's is dialed in! Love this place... Great fast service coupled with awesome food, and steps from IMS to boot. Go out of your way to dine at Dawson's for the great American fare and comfort food ... You might just see an Indy 500 legend!
Ryan Eichler via google.com - Jun 1, 2019
Always good ... read more
Matt Deiters via google.com - Jun 1, 2019
Loved it!
Steve Hartung via google.com - May 31, 2019
Good food and lots of it.
David Estep via google.com - May 28, 2019
Absolutely a 10...great food ... read more
Johnny Carpenter via google.com - May 28, 2019
Chicken very good ... read more
Rebecca Sword via google.com - May 28, 2019
Clean, great service, good food!
judi wistendahl via google.com - May 26, 2019
Great food, great beer, and Kacie gave excellent service despite the fact that they were absolutely slammed with the race crowd.
David Luja-King via google.com - May 26, 2019
Excellent food!
James Owen via google.com - May 24, 2019
Awesome ... read more
Benjamin Badie via google.com - May 24, 2019
Excellent food. Service a little slow because they are slammed due to race weekend so be patient!
Robert Flanigan via google.com - May 24, 2019
What can I say? Amazing! Why, OMG!
Wow, The Service, William was great! The Food! The Taste and the Atmosphere! The Martinis incredible! You can't go wrong with this place.
ArthurS989 via tripadvisor.com - May 23, 2019
Dawson's on Main is to Die For!
OMG......we had the most wonderfully meal, martinis and service from Willie in the bar area and all during a busy Indy 500 night! I would highly recommend the Tony's Favorite Chicken. Also, the Strawberry Cake for dessert was unbelievably delicious! They also have a huge...More ... read more
Tigrlily12 via tripadvisor.com - May 23, 2019
Absolutely perfect atmosphere, great service, and food was impeccable!
Marlon Allen via google.com - May 23, 2019
First time there, we had a reservation ...
First time there, we had a reservation and didn't have to wait, They did have Yuengling draft on special for $3 too, so i got one while we waited, expecting it to take a while, but it was only about 5 minutes. Surprising for 7:00 on a Saturday night. Staff was very kind and friendly, we asked the waitress a million questions about th ... read more
Erin M. via yelp.com - May 22, 2019
Excellent food and service ... read more
John Pfister via google.com - May 21, 2019
Always terrific!
Gary Raikes via google.com - May 20, 2019
Great Food
We met here for a birthday celebration on a weekend evening with reservations and were seated immediately. Our waitress Ashley, was delightful, prompt taking our orders and was efficient attending our table. I had the Mahi Mahi that was delicious and perfectly prepared. The house...More ... read more
Smartypants_12 via tripadvisor.com - May 19, 2019
We were in Indy for the qualifications ...
We were in Indy for the qualifications and an event with the museum for the weekend and were pleasantly surprised by Dawson's on Main. It's always great to find local restaurants and not only was the food & service outstanding the portions were generous as well. Plenty of options for us to stay on our diets and plenty of temptations ... read more
Todd K. via yelp.com - May 19, 2019
Great bar food ... read more
Donna Jackson via google.com - May 17, 2019
Love it ... read more
Rick Jones via google.com - May 16, 2019
Always great,food,staff,atmosphere fun meet place for family and friends ... read more
Stephany Dodge via google.com - May 14, 2019
Amazing food and service.
jason glenn via google.com - May 14, 2019
Good food ... read more
Charlene Mccoy via google.com - May 14, 2019
Nice place with great service Delicious food and Excellent pricing. Your going to love this place. Give them a short.
donnie harold harris via google.com - May 14, 2019
Salads are delicious! Service was great. I had a wonderful dining experience with my boyfriend.
kristina slinker via google.com - May 11, 2019
Came here for dinner, and we were ...
Came here for dinner, and we were able to snag a table outside to enjoy the awesome weather. I would describe this place as comfort food with a flair. The menu has a lot of options; it was hard to decide as everything sounded so good! I went with Tony's favorite chicken, which was delicious. Came with two chicken breasts (yay for lef ... read more
Lena Y. via yelp.com - May 9, 2019
We came for a super early dinner ...
We came for a super early dinner and were surprised that the inside is much more modern than the outside. Don't let the exterior fool you - this place has kept up with the times and boasts a yummy menu.We were between ordering the chicken parmesan and pot roast. We both went for the pot roast because well, it came with garlic mashed ... read more
Niki B. via yelp.com - May 8, 2019
The peppercorn meatballs are killer!
jonesphoto_91 photographer via google.com - May 4, 2019
Always great time ... read more
Nicki H via google.com - May 3, 2019
Two great dinners while I stayed in indy ! Great restaurant !
Patrick Mayer via google.com - May 1, 2019
Great Service & Food
Met a group of friends at Dawson's for dinner. It had been a while since my our last visit. This time we had the wedge salad, the meatballs appetizer and the French onion soup. The meatballs were fantastic as was the tomato sauce & Italian...More ... read more
DisneyJoe via tripadvisor.com - May 1, 2019
Excellent food ... read more
Andrea Oakes via google.com - Apr 28, 2019
We had 5 people in our party with 4 different meal choices between us and they were all delicious! Chicken tenders and hand-breaded tenderloin did not disappoint. Great service too!
Mindy Farris via google.com - Apr 28, 2019
Great atmosphere. The food was good. Nice place to gather.
Mona Harrold via google.com - Apr 28, 2019
Good food and service.
Larry Long via google.com - Apr 28, 2019
Food was amazing. Our waitress ...
Food was amazing. Our waitress Ashley S was amazing and so helpful. Definitely recommend ... read more
Micheal S. via yelp.com - Apr 27, 2019
Dawson's is a bit of a Speedway staple, the cost is very reasonable. The staff is attentive, and the bar is well stocked. They have a few taps of local craft beers, a broad selection of fairly traditional American dishes. It's a solid place to go for a reasonably priced lunch or dinner, or a beer after work.
Nicholas John via google.com - Apr 26, 2019
Always great food and great service!
Alan Weese via google.com - Apr 26, 2019
Wonderful meal with friends. Truly a jewel in Speedway’s Main Street area ... read more
pamschwindt via google.com - Apr 20, 2019
A great neighborhood restaurant ...
A great neighborhood restaurant serving excellent burgers, and the best breaded tenderloin around! Friendly, attentive staff without being overbearing.  Fresh brewed unsweetened iced tea, yum. The menu has a wide variety of options including a couple of vegetarian-type dishes. The bar is perfect for watching sports and hang out with ... read more
Kelly M. via yelp.com - Apr 18, 2019
Food was very good. Service was friendly and appropriately attentive.
James Ammeen via google.com - Apr 15, 2019
Group celebration with a private room
We had a birthday celebration on a Sunday late afternoon. It was fantastic that they had a private room that they let us use for free (we requested a reservation the week before). Our waitress (Kacie) was attentive and easy to work with. The food...More ... read more
L3958LCdouglasb via tripadvisor.com - Apr 15, 2019
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