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Hollyhock Hill, Indianapolis, IN

Hollyhock Hill

4.7
4.7
1055 Reviews
$30 and under
American
Hollyhock Hill has been a tradition in "family-style" dining since 1928, remaining as one of the few such restaurants of its type in the United States and the 2nd oldest restaurants in Indiana. While the unique family-style service offered at Hollyhock Hill is reminiscent of a time gone by - the detailed attention to customer satisfaction, menu item updates and consistent quality of the cuisine all lend themselves to the memorable dining experience you will take away from Hollyhock Hill. Consistently ranked among the top restaurants in the Midwest, Hollyhock Hill is famed for its superior "country-style" cuisine, high standards of service and unique ambiance - consistently creating highly remembered dining experiences. Perfect for large groups & for celebrating special occasions! While famous for Fried Chicken, recent additions to the menu include additional children's menu items, vegan and gluten-free options and the don't miss homemade Apple Pie!

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2 people

7:00 pm


Booked 1 time today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Home Style

  • Cuisines

    American, Comfort Food, Home cooking

  • Hours of Operation

    Wed–Sat 4:00 pm–8:00 pm Sun 12:00 pm–7:30 pm

  • Phone number

    (317) 251-2294

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Smart Casual

  • Catering

    Full Catering Services and Delivery offered

  • Private party facilities

    Private Dining available Facilities available to accommodate groups from 20 to 155.

  • Private party contact

    Dean Black: (317) 251-2294

  • Area

    Castleton / Keystone Crossings

  • Cross Street

    East 86th Street and North College Avenue

  • Parking Details

    Free onsite parking. Additional Parking in rear of building

  • Public Transit

    Indygo Route 18 - West 81st Street & North College Avenue

  • Additional

    Banquet, Beer, Cocktails, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeaway, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 1,055 people are saying

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4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.9Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Indiana

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  • Indiana

    American

  • Indianapolis

    Best Service

  • Indianapolis

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  • Indianapolis

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Indiana

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious as always
  2. JR

    JanetR

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Food at HH remains the same fine quality it has been for many years and the service was great as well!
  3. s

    sarag

    Indiana

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As usual, the food was as delicious as when I was a kid. My parents and I got the fried chicken and my daughter had the Salmon. Everything was cooked perfectly. I would say that it’s a bit on the expensive side for fairly regular casual food. The sides are corn (probably frozen or canned), green beans cooked with bacon, mashed potatoes and gravy, lettuce with a tiny bit of cabbage and shredded carrots, cottage cheese and a small bowl of pickled beets. Outside of the exceptional fried chicken, pickled beets, famous salad dressing and homemade gravy, most everything is something you could pick up in a bag or get frozen at Kroger. I think that for something special it’s a great place to go not for the value of the food but for the experience. We’re not going for gourmet food. We are going to have a childhood experience of going to Grandma’s house again and eating her home-cooked dinner. The fried chicken and gravy at Grandma’s house was always the best and always made with love. We passed each other the dishes and everyone got to have the same dinner and enjoy it all at the same time. Life was slower and the food was simpler but the house was as always filled with good smells and beautiful old furniture. When I go to Hollyhock Hill I feel at home and well cared for. I always leave full of food and nostalgia and a promise to myself that I’ll come back soon.
  4. M

    Michael

    Indiana

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on 19 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great meal as always Server was great
  5. JC

    JosephC

    Indiana

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 19 June 2022

    overall3food2service5ambience5
    Hollyhock Hill is under new ownership and the chicken was dry and seemed unseasoned. Not as good as in the past. The sides were really good and the service was excellent.
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Indiana

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Father’s Day My family had an awesome time! Even though our reservations were a little mixed up and we had to eat outside, our waiter Bryce made our visit special and the food was delicious! Thanks for an enjoyable Daddy’s Day Dinner!
  7. CF

    CarolF

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were celebrating our 50th wedding anniversary with our family and had a great time. Our waiter was awesome and the food delicious.
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Indiana

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server Tracy was fabulous! Everyone was so attentive..great dining experience👍🏻
  9. MW

    MelissaW

    Indiana

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food. Wonderful service. The staff was great
  10. RR

    RobertR

    Indiana

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was delicious and our waiter was very friendly and attentive!
  11. KW

    KristiW

    Indiana

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 4 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We enjoyed our visit to Holly Hawk Hill. Our weight staff or pleasant and very helpful. We look forward to going back to hollyhock hill.
  12. VS

    VincentS

    Indiana

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 29 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was wonderful as usual and Bryce took excellent care of our family.
  13. C

    Carrie

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was the best, as usual. Been going there for 65 years and it doesn't disappoint.
  14. KC

    KarenC

    Indiana

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 28 May 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Family style dinners... great fried chicken and sides.
  15. CM

    CMurr

    Indiana

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 May 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    We’ll be back! The fried chicken and sides were on point!
  16. KD

    KenDar

    Las Vegas

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 20 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    It was noisy and loud. Unusual for this place. I was a little disappointed.
  17. KG

    KimG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food is fantastic, fresh, homemade, and plentiful. The restaurant has a lot of character and we’ve enjoyed many family gatherings here for over 40 years. I highly recommend it and will continue to return. If I lived closer I would undoubtedly do takeout as well- the food is that good.
  18. DJ

    DougJ

    Chicago

    37 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    37 reviews

    Dined on 15 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best chicken in the Indianapolis area. Everyone should try it!
  19. TP

    TonyP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was excellent! Using online reservations was easy and when we arrived we were seated immediately! Excellent food and excellent service!
  20. L

    Lvryan

    Indiana

    34 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on 8 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My wife and I took our mothers to Hollyhock for Mother’s Day dinner. There were five of us in the party. Dinner was delicious as usual. The fried chicken is always on point and the sides are plentiful and tasty. For the holiday, there was a pre-fixe 3 course menu. My only negative comment is that it wasn’t a $300 dinner for five people in my opinion. No one in the party was drinking, but after tip, it was $60 a head.
  21. RS

    RitaS

    Indiana

    13 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on 8 May 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience4
    Our waitress was excellent but the food was just okay. We were very disappointed in the limited menu and couldn’t believe the cost for what we got. Very disappointed.
  22. SR

    StevenR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was excellent. Server was very professional. Same location brought back grand old memories.
  23. DL

    DebraL

    Indiana

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 8 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Mother’s Day
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tallahassee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was awesome as was the service!! Will definitely be returning.
  25. PM

    PamelaM

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Graduation
  26. J

    Joanie

    Indiana

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 5 May 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    The chicken did not taste as good as it has during the past decades. Don't know if the seasonings were different than previously or if there is another reason. I have always thought Hollyhock had the best chicken in town. However, last night was rather disappointing.
  27. CC

    CarolC

    Indiana

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 30 April 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    Food & Service very good. Redecoration in Big rooms takes away the small cottage feel - ambiance is missing !!!! Need tablecloths to absorb NOISE and flowers on the tables or some type of ambiance things !!
  28. MM

    MMMM

    Indiana

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on 30 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Still the very best chicken in town! I had seen some mixed reviews but had been to Hollyhock Hill before and wanted to check it out again. Still great.
  29. BK

    BenK

    Indiana

    42 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    42 reviews

    Dined on 24 April 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Always enjoyable! You can't beat Hollyhock's fried chicken.
  30. RG

    RobertG

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 April 2022

    overall2food3service5ambience2
    I have been eating at Hollyhock Hill for over 30 years, and in the beginning, it was unique and an event to celebrate very special events. My latest experience was not that special, the dress code has obviously slipped, and the food was mediocre. While I do not blame Hollyhock for my latest experience but moving forward, I will be supporting some other restaurant, for those special events I and my family wish to enjoy.
  31. SF

    SadFace

    Indiana

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 April 2022

    overall2food1service5ambience1
    Was too loud. Should have a section for people that are not part of a party and would like to have a conversation with each other without having to hollar across the table. Chicken was over-cooked and dry. Filet steak was too rare in center. I asked for it med well with very little pink. Biscuits were cold, hard and dry. We just expected more for $85.00. Very disappointed.
  32. SC

    SusieC

    Indiana

    24 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on 24 April 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    I've been coming to Hollyhock Hill for 20+ years. This is our go to for any family occasions. I'm getting priced out with all the upcharges that weren't there before. Thank You!
  33. KW

    KellyW

    Indiana

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 April 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Seated right away despite being an hour early for our reservation. They were busy so service was a little slow. Food was excellent. Would definitely recommend to family and friends
  34. GG

    GretchenG

    Indiana

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 17 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As usual, the food was delicious and abundant, and Bryce, our server, was attentive and excellent. A great experience overall.
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Indiana

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 April 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience2
    Very overpriced for the food you get!!
  36. M

    Mark

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 April 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience3
    I was expecting much more in terms of food quality for a $50/plate Easter dinner. I was a bit underwhelmed but the staff were all very nice.
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Indiana

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 17 April 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience2
    $40.00 per person is too much for fried chicken. The food was good, but not over the top. Raising the price $10 per person for a holiday is ok if there is something very special about the meal. This was just the every day menu without the cottage cheese or the ice cream. In addition, my husband had to get up and request that someone wait on us after we had been seated for 15 minutes.
  38. CG

    ChrisG

    Indiana

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love the food, the atmosphere, the decorating, & the service in this place! Highly recommend!
  39. RT

    RobinT

    Indiana

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 17 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I don’t know of any restaurant, anywhere, that has better fried chicken than Hollyhock Hill! It’s perfect! And the generous portions and so many extras and sides - it’s just a perfect dining experience. The kindness and attentiveness of the host and wait staff were above and beyond, also. Clean, charismatic dining atmosphere as well. Perfect experience all around. 💖
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Indiana

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 April 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Easter dinner with family

FAQs

Hollyhock Hill does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates. Hollyhock Hill also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (317) 251-2294.

Hollyhock Hill is rated 4.7 stars by 1055 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 pm


Booked 1 time today
Google Map for Hollyhock Hill

8110 N College Ave Indianapolis, IN 46240

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross Street

    East 86th Street and North College Avenue

  • Area

    Castleton / Keystone Crossings

  • Hours of Operation

    Wed–Sat 4:00 pm–8:00 pm Sun 12:00 pm–7:30 pm

  • Cuisines

    American, Comfort Food, Home cooking

  • Dining style

    Home Style

  • Dress Code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking Details

    Free onsite parking. Additional Parking in rear of building

  • Public Transit

    Indygo Route 18 - West 81st Street & North College Avenue

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Banquet, Beer, Cocktails, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeaway, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (317) 251-2294

  • Catering

    Full Catering Services and Delivery offered

  • Private party facilities

    Private Dining available Facilities available to accommodate groups from 20 to 155.

  • Private party contact

    Dean Black: (317) 251-2294

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