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Dawson's on Main

) #1 of 7 Restaurants in Speedway ₹₹ - ₹₹₹ American, , Steakhouse
1464 Main St, Speedway, IN 46224-6526
+1 317-247-7000
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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good37%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“steak” (15 reviews)
“pot roast” (7 reviews)
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American, Bar, Steakhouse, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
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1464 Main St, Speedway, IN 46224-6526
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1 - 10 of 181 reviews

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

After time at the track this was a great place to relax in the air conditioning. The food was great and the staff were very good.

Thank quattra
Chris H, General Manager at Dawson's on Main, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks a lot! We appreciate your business and look forward to seeing you again!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Dawson's is still a great place for lunch or dinner. We hadn't been in awhile and stopped in for an early dinner on our way back from downtown Indy. Surprise -- they had early dinner specials from 4 to 5:30 so we both had Fish...More

Thank Christine T
Chris H, General Manager at Dawson's on Main, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks for the great review! We are so glad you enjoyed your experience. Thank you Christine

Reviewed 13 July 2017

We visited after golf. Two of us had tenderloin sandwiches and one of us had a penne pasta with Italian sausage and chicken. All three of us got to-go boxes due to ample portion sizes. The food was very tasty and reasonably priced, as it...More

Thank antiqueengineer
Chris H, Owner at Dawson's on Main, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks a lot! We appreciate your business and look forward to seeing you again! Hope you had a chance to play the Brickyard. Have a great weekend Antique Engineer

Reviewed 10 July 2017

Every pub/food restaurant in Indiana claims to have a good tenderloin, if not the best in the state. After the xtensive travel and research, I think I have found the best. Tender, tasty, correctly breaded and fried to perfection. The size is generous and the...More

Thank DPJohn
Chris H, Owner at Dawson's on Main, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks a lot! We appreciate your business and look forward to seeing you again! We sell a bunch of those tenderloins for sure. Have a great weekend DP

Reviewed 4 July 2017

The food here is excellent. The place is a bit smaller then we were expecting but worth the 5 minute wait for a table.

Thank Mike C
Chris H, Owner at Dawson's on Main, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

We're so glad that you enjoyed your experience! Thank you for the review. See you again soon we hope Mike

Reviewed 23 June 2017

Despite a large event going on at the race track a few blocks away, we got seated quickly, and service didn't suffer at all. Our table of 8 ordered a variety of dishes and all were pleased with their meals. Interesting choice of salads (I...More

Thank greenacres2012
Chris H, General Manager at Dawson's on Main, responded to this reviewResponded 27 June 2017

We're so glad that you enjoyed your experience! Thank you for the review. We hope to see you in many of those 12 weekends per year.

Reviewed 22 June 2017

Had their beef stroganoff, which comes in a rather large oval bowl, and was delicious! Reminded me of my mom's.

Thank crossle27
Chris H, General Manager at Dawson's on Main, responded to this reviewResponded 27 June 2017

Thanks a lot! We appreciate your business and look forward to seeing you again! Nothing like Mom's cooking.

Reviewed 16 June 2017

Our family ate here while traveling. The food and the service were great. The Speedway area is a unique part of town that I am glad we found. There are several restaurants/shops/museums. It was easy to get to and easy parking. We ate the steak...More

Thank mommann
Chris H, General Manager at Dawson's on Main, responded to this reviewResponded 21 June 2017

We're so glad that you enjoyed your experience! Thank you for the review. This area has had a fantastic facelift for sure. Hope to see you again soon mommann

Reviewed 12 June 2017 via mobile

We stopped in today for lunch as we had read about Dawson's for some time on TA and were looking for an opportunity to try it out. We were favorably impressed with both the food and service. We had sandwiches with fries and onion rings,...More

Thank DMJA21
Chris H, Owner at Dawson's on Main, responded to this reviewResponded 15 June 2017

Thanks! We appreciate the review and hope to see you soon! I will pass along the kudos to Stacy. Hope to see you again soon.

Reviewed 11 June 2017

6 of us had 6 different entrees for dinner and 6 of us enjoyed every bite. There is outside and inside seating and a wait staff that is attentive and friendly. The menu is quite varied so it isn't hard to find something to fit...More

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Chris H, General Manager at Dawson's on Main, responded to this reviewResponded 13 June 2017

Thanks a lot! We appreciate your business and look forward to seeing you again! The kitchen certainly appreciates the kind gesture too. Thanks SF

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Response from suesview1963 | Reviewed this property |
Their steaks compete with St Elmo's but aren't as expensive. Their ribs have won contests and fall off the bone. Their chef is from California and has great fish specials. They also have a tenderloin that I would put up... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$ 5 - US$ 30
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Television, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Delivery, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 20:00
Monday
11:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 22:00
Thursday
11:00 - 22:00
Friday
11:00 - 01:00
Saturday
11:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1464 Main St, Speedway, IN 46224-6526
    (16th and Main)
  • Location: United States  >  Indiana (IN)  >  Speedway
  • Phone Number: +1 317-247-7000
Description
The Hill family opened Dawson's on Main in June of 2006. We are known for friendly service, great hand-cut steaks, fresh seafood, local craft beers, and the best Hoosier tenderloin around. Come buy and introduce yourself and see what you have been missing. We are a full service restaurant on beautifully renovated Main Street.

We are conveniently located directly across the street from the most famous racetrack in the world in the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Come check us out.
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