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My only complaint was that we tried ...
My only complaint was that we tried to sit outside, but someone was smoking. We moved inside. Service was great. I ordered the special, salmon diablo. It was very good and they were very generous with the green bean side. I subbed a baked potato. It was late in the evening, so I'm guessing it wasn't the freshest. Hubby enjoyed his te ... read more
Patty M. via yelp.com - Sep 15, 2019
Great hometown bar/restaurant. Everyone was incredibly friendly. Our server, Jeremy, went out of his way to make sure our little guy was happy, which made the whole experience more enjoyable . Quality hamburger. Pulled pork was a great portion size. They were very accomadodatimg for the food sensitivities we had. Would definitely re ... read more
John Curfman via google.com - Sep 7, 2019
As always, food and service is great.
Christopher White via google.com - Sep 7, 2019
Best tenderloin on West side Indy ... read more
Frank Gazvoda via google.com - Sep 5, 2019
Good soups and sandwiches. Only bad thing about this place is parking. But that's true of most of the businesses on main st. Friendly servers and no wait when I stopped by.
Alex Salcedo via google.com - Sep 5, 2019
Excellent service and great food at one of the oldest spots on Main in Speedway. I had the meat loaf and I couldn't more highly recommend it anywhere else. An absolutely great spot to sit outside on a summer or fall afternoon and enjoy some good food and beverages.
Derek Dukey via google.com - Sep 5, 2019
Everyone enjoyed their meals. Good service ... read more
Maurice Golay via google.com - Sep 3, 2019
Checked out this place for the ...
Checked out this place for the devour Indy event. Was a great deal. 2 dine for $50.  Share an appetizer, each get a salad and a meal plus each get a dessert. Warning.... the entries are huge!   There were 3 of us and decided to do the 2 for $50 plus ordered a pasta.  The plates were overflowing with food. We really didn't need the 3r ... read more
Cheryl B. via yelp.com - Sep 1, 2019
Wonderful dining experience!
We had family in town for the National Drags staying in RVs at the Raceway. We needed a place that could seat 12 people at one table and that would not rush us. We had people coming from every side of Indianapolis and from Franklin,...More ... read more
shrngoss via tripadvisor.com - Sep 1, 2019
I've never had a bad meal here. The service is great. My favorites are the mustard encrusted chicken and beef stroganof.
Mary Sullivan via google.com - Sep 1, 2019
GREAT food, awesome atmosphere and the bartender Andy was totally awesome too!Great place to go you should check it out!
Judy Kirk via google.com - Aug 28, 2019
Nice atmosphere, food was great ... read more
Michael Owens via google.com - Aug 28, 2019
Spinach artichoke dip was on point. Cobb salad was large and packed with everything (not mostly lettuce).
Ryan Sweeney via google.com - Aug 27, 2019
We always enjoy the great food ...
We always enjoy the great food and service.  We also enjoy seeing so many regular customers and friends when we eat here.
Brody D. via yelp.com - Aug 27, 2019
Dawson’s was recommended to me by a friend. i needed to take myself on a date for painting since my husband was out of town. I never dreamt that a filet and crab cake could be this FANTASTIC. Broccoli is my favorite veggie is was done perfectly. (Which I never get at other places). My margarita was perfection. Best part of my my wh ... read more
Shari PIerson via google.com - Aug 23, 2019
Loved my lunch today! My pork tenderloin was ginormous, but more importantly well-seasoned & delicious. Fries were fresh & crispy with a hint of spice. Sunshine out on the patio really made the day meal memorable.
eyedeal ohtwo via google.com - Aug 21, 2019
Very nice people and good food and lots of it ... read more
Karen Trice via google.com - Aug 17, 2019
Great service ... read more
Sharyl Huber via google.com - Aug 17, 2019
Never a bad experience at Dawson's!
Stephanie Eccles via google.com - Aug 14, 2019
Great food ,great atmosphere ,pleasant staff.
Bill Mollencupp via google.com - Aug 14, 2019
Great food & service ... read more
eugene kientz via google.com - Aug 13, 2019
I truly enjoyed the atmosphere, the service, and most importantly the food.
T Proctor-Robinson via google.com - Aug 12, 2019
Flew in to IND for a drop and wait ...
Flew in to IND for a drop and wait.  FBO desk suggested Dawson's on Main for lunch.  No line but parking was a bit of a challenge.   The restaurant is situated just outside of the speedway and sits on a corner with businesses on one street and residences on the other.  We ended up parking in front of a house about 200m down the road.
Brian S. via yelp.com - Aug 8, 2019
Just stopped in for drinks, very good great service. I have gone to the Brownsburg location and the food is good.
Vicky Byarley via google.com - Aug 7, 2019
Great service ... read more
Mark Fitting via google.com - Aug 4, 2019
Great food. Great customer service. A must go to for any visit to Speedway, IN.
Christopher Vasiento via google.com - Aug 3, 2019
Always great food. Very good Ruben sandwich.
Gadjet7 via google.com - Aug 3, 2019
Food and drinks were great, but let's talk about that service!!!! Joe was incredible: attentive, hilarious, personable, helpful, and just downright a joy to interact with. He deserves a raise! We will for sure be back on the weekends when he is working.
Aja Boudreau via google.com - Jul 31, 2019
This place had really good reviews ...
This place had really good reviews, so I figured I would give it a try.  There aren't really a lot of places I like in the area, so I was hoping to find a new go to spot.    I ordered the calamari steak and spinach artichoke dip appetizers.  They were both solid.  Not really spectacular in themselves.    My main course was the seafoo ... read more
Bubs J. via yelp.com - Jul 29, 2019
Employees were friendly and pleasant place is clean I have always gotten great food there ... read more
katherine taylor via google.com - Jul 28, 2019
Good food and service but limited draft beer selection ... read more
Richard Mann via google.com - Jul 27, 2019
Great service and food ...Jeremy excellent ... read more
Garry Arnold via google.com - Jul 25, 2019
Wonderful fish sandwich was cooked perfectly with a tasty tartar sauce. Everything else was perfect for our party of four. In and out quickly for lunch. Server was knowledgeable and helpful. Wish I lived closer.
Mike Barley via google.com - Jul 24, 2019
Food is always good highly recommended ... read more
Camaro Boy zl1 via google.com - Jul 24, 2019
Great food and stuff!
Tara Greene via google.com - Jul 22, 2019
Great local fare
This was the best dinner I had in Avon. I had savory pork chops that were as good as I’ve ever had. Friendly people, very reasonable prices and excellent value. They even have a sense of humor: T-shirts that read “Avon, a drinking town with...More ... read more
anthonyh418 via tripadvisor.com - Jul 21, 2019
very nice experience at Dawson's Our server Jeremy was outstanding and made quick recommendations to anyone who asked The ham and cheese on Rye was very good and their coleslaw was refreshing ... read more
Richard Voorhees via google.com - Jul 18, 2019
Dawson's is one of favorite dining spots. The tenderloin sandwich is my favorite, however the menu is robust and many great choices. And to top it off, last night they had Three Floyd's Zombie Dust on tap!! Plus, Jeremy was our server and as always, he did a great job!!
Kip Clark via google.com - Jul 18, 2019
Can't beat their food.  Everything ...
Can't beat their food.  Everything is really good so hard to change when you find a favorite ... read more
Chris W. via yelp.com - Jul 18, 2019
Have never had a bad meal here. And the menu has plenty of tasty options to choose from. The atmosphere is suitable for a romantic dinner to a work lunch and everything in between. I really need to remember to come more often.
Mike Dukehart, II via google.com - Jul 18, 2019
It was fantastic ... read more
Kathy Kinley via google.com - Jul 15, 2019
I took a group of teenagers and ...
I took a group of teenagers and adults to Dawson's after a tour at the Indy 500.  I had never been there so this was a leap of faith.  I had arranged with Chris to have 4 menu options as we were a group of nearly 50 people.  The service was super fast and the food was excellent.  We could not  believe how quickly the entire group was ... read more
Barb P. via yelp.com - Jul 11, 2019
Excellent food and great service!!!!
Richard Barr via google.com - Jul 10, 2019
I get there aren't many options ...
I get there aren't many options on Main Street in Speedway and I also understand this is a small privately owned restaurant but the prices here are, in my opinion, way high.  It's Rick's Boatyard without the view!  That said the food is good and the staff is friendly.  I've never seen a manager in the place but then again I've never ... read more
David G. via yelp.com - Jul 8, 2019
Food was great, we sat outside and still got great service ... read more
hollyjoy nagle via google.com - Jul 6, 2019
We went with a big group, and they only gave us one server, but he did a really good job. I know our group kept him running around. The food was good and the prices weren't too bad. I can't remember every dish our group tried, but everyone (20 of us) said it was good.
Chris S via google.com - Jul 6, 2019
I only ever go here for drinks ...
I only ever go here for drinks with co workers, so I can't speak to the food.  Our service is always great.  Better than most on the strip in speedway.  The only reason I gave 4 stars is their beer selection is a little weak.  Actually a lot weak.  I wish they'd get some better local options!
Katie B. via yelp.com - Jul 5, 2019
Great menu!
We always make Dawson's our place to go for lunch and dinner! The pork tenderloin sandwich is amazing! We have ordered most everything on their menu, and have never been disappointed! The staff is friendly, atmosphere very comfortable!
B1276ZQrichardh via tripadvisor.com - Jul 4, 2019
Great food and amazing service. Brought a refill bottle for me and my friends who never had pibb before ... read more
VLogging With Coolness via google.com - Jul 4, 2019
Good food wonderful wait staff.
Cheryl Clift via google.com - Jul 3, 2019
We stopped in for Sunday lunch while we were in town. It’s the first time we’d been here. Our server, Jeremy, was great. We had the chicken club sandwich with fried and the tenderloin sandwich with onion rings. The food was absolutely amazing. The fries and onion rings were perfect. Chicken was juicy. Tenderloin was crispy. The whole ... read more
Justin Brock via google.com - Jul 1, 2019
Food was great! Service was good! A lot of food for the money!
Debbie Mcdonald via google.com - Jun 25, 2019
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
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