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Canal Bistro

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6349 Guilford Ave, Indianapolis, IN 46220-1774 (Main St.)
+1 317-254-8700
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11:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

I got the chicken shawarma with tzatziki and it was great! I would definitely suggest getting the saganaki cheese as an app! It's the "opa" cheese! Sit out on the canal for a beautiful dinner! Service was excellent!

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Fishers, Indiana
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331 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stopped by for lunch with friends who had not been here before. It was cool and damp outside but warm and friendly inside. Each couple selected the Mazza (sampler) appetizer and the vegetable shish kabob. We've had the Mazza plate before and once again it didn't disappoint. The vegetable shish kabob was a new item for us and it... More 

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

While the service tends to be a bit slow the people who are serving are still very polite, knowledgeable and friendly. I recommend the grape leaves and kibe. Delicious! Their house cab is very good too. If you get the chance to sit outside you can see ducks which add to the romantic feel of the restaurant.

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Piscataway, New Jersey
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57 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017 via mobile

What great place. Good food, warm and inviting atmosphere, friendly server. Great experience. Service was quick. But the star of the day was the "Garlic feta cheese fries". Hands down the best! Go and try the pomegranate martini.

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Fishers, Indiana
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331 reviews
183 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016 via mobile

Canal Bistro is a great place to enjoy authentic Mediterranean fare. It fits right in with the artsy, eclectic atmosphere of Broad Ripple. When we are hungry for Mediterranean this is where we go. Our favorite dishes are 2 appetizers: the fries with garlic and feta cheese and the Mazda plate, which is a sampler of several traditional items such... More 

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2016 via mobile

My Lamb Kabobs were exceptional and the wife's Penne Béchamel was quite good. Accompanying salads were delightful. Might have been five star, but our waiter, though pleasant, reeked of cigarette. Not appropriate for finer dining in this day.

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Noblesville, Indiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016 via mobile

I ordered shish kabob. The meat was good but a little tough to chew. The side dishes were really good too. I really liked the rice. My husband ordered gyro. It was very good. I would order it next time.

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016 via mobile

So, excited that my friend referred this place. I love Mediterranean food! They have such a good selection. I ordered the calamari with a spicy sauce. The bread and oil was pretty fantastic. And, the lamb wrap was the party for our taste bugs. I could only eat two bites. I ate the calamari first darn it! But I took... More 

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Naples, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016

It's hard to say which is better - the Food or the Staff! We have eaten here many time - small and large groups - and we've always had great meals and great servers! You can NOT say that about most places in Broad Ripple. What is that herb stuff they add to the olive oil that you can dip... More 

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Thank Catherine S
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

Enjoyed lunch outdoors. The food was delicious and the staff was on point with service and recommendations.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 30 - US$ 30
Cuisine
Mediterranean, Greek, Middle Eastern, Lebanese, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 21:00
Monday
11:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 21:00
Thursday
11:00 - 21:00
Friday
11:00 - 22:00
Saturday
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 6349 Guilford Ave, Indianapolis, IN 46220-1774
    (Main St.)
  • Location: United States  >  Indiana (IN)  >  Indianapolis
  • Phone Number: +1 317-254-8700

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