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The Northside Social, Indianapolis, IN

The Northside Social

4.7
4.7
1303 Reviews
$31 to $50
Contemporary American

Locally owned and operated, we are focused on bringing you the best, locally sourced, seasonal menu selections, as well as boutique wines, craft beers and specialty cocktails. Located on the northern end of Broad Ripple Village, The Northside Social is a place for neighbors, visitors and friends to share a meal, relax and unwind in a friendly, comfortable atmosphere. Opened in 2010, our over a decade long commitment to bringing you scratch, local and delicious foods continues to resonate with our neighborhood and loyal guests. Remember, don't think of us only for special occasions, think of us for all occasions.

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Booked 31 times today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American, Comfort Food, Pizzeria

  • Hours of Operation

    Dinner Tue–Thu 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (317) 253-0111

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Business Casual

  • Catering

    Northside Kitchenette Caters! Our food, brought to you or made available to take away ... for whatever size group you need to feed. Call us for more information. We would love to be part of your day! www.northsidekitchenette.com

  • Private party facilities

    We offer private banquet dining in the evenings at our luncheonette, Northside Kitchenette which is located right next door to The Northside Social. This adorable space accommodates up to 50 guests, and is perfect for your birthday, business, wedding or any special occassion!! Call us for details on reserving Northside Kitchenette.

  • Private party contact

    Megan: (317) 253-0111

  • Area

    Broad Ripple / Meridian - Kessler

  • Cross Street

    65th and College

  • Parking Details

    Generous amount of parking located on two sides of the building. Additional parking is located on 65th Street.

  • Public Transit

    We are located near the heart of Broad Ripple and the transit lines served by the city of Indianapolis

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeaway, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 1,303 people are saying

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4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Indiana

    Contemporary American

  • Indianapolis

    Contemporary American

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great . Relaxing, tasty

  2. SS

    SteveS

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall4food5service5ambience4

    The Northside social was a nice find the food was very good and our server was outstanding

  3. DW

    DennisW

    Orange County

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    Two 'out of town' couples joined local friends for dinner. Every meal was excellent and the service was wonderful. Will definitely go back!

  4. CG

    CarolG

    Indiana

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Walleye was delicious. Cauliflower appetizer is exceptional. Steve our waiter was great. Will be back

  5. JK

    JulieK

    Indiana

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Beautiful restaurant, food was great

  6. KW

    K1W1

    Indiana

    10 reviews

    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall4food5service3ambience4

    The food was incredible! I had a smoked seafood linguini dish that was so delicious and satisfying. My husband had the crusted salmon, which was unique and very tasty. The music, however, was pop and a bit loud, which inhibited conversation. (We are an older generation). Soon the crowd overwhelmed the music, so it was a lively evening with delicious food.

  7. MA

    M40A

    Indiana

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    If I could give our service 6 stars, I would. Best service we have had in years. Alex was our server and he was fantastic - made excellent recommendations and provided the perfect level of service. Food was amazing per usual and looking forward to seeing the new menu.

    The Northside SocialResponded today

    I will make sure to pass along your praise of Alex. We look forward to serving you again soon.

  8. KP

    KentP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The atmosphere and service was equal to what you’d expect at a much more expensive restaurant. The menu has variety but is not overwhelming. Our server, Travis, was really good.

  9. RE

    RobertE

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    My wife and I love the place .. We've frequent other restaurants but always return . It just just feels right for the cultured person .

    The Northside SocialResponded today

    Thank you Robert for the kind words. We look forward to serving you again soon.

  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We experienced fantastic service from our server, Travis. We enjoyed all of our food from starter to dessert. We will be back !

  11. CP

    CPM9IN

    Indiana

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on 10 June 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    Good experience, per usual. Our server, Kate, was a bit robotic. Oddly, she kept saying “us,” as in “what can I get us to drink,” “can I get us the check” as if she were joining us. She needs to break that habit. But everything else was great.

  12. DW

    DarrenW

    Indiana

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Haven’t been here for a while. My wife remembered that they had really good fried calamari appetizer we’d had the last time and she was in the mood for that so we made reservations. As we’d experienced in the past, the staff was friendly, particularly our server, Tristan. The atmosphere is nice, but not particularly intimate if you’re looking for a date night spot. It’s also relatively loud, even when it’s not busy. The cocktails and calamari appetizer were perfectly prepared and delicious. My wife had a crusted salmon from their standard menu and I ordered a pork chop that was a special. Both were top-notch! We are going to try and put this place back into our regular restaurant rotation. It’s never disappointed and the experience has always been great. But for some reason we tend to forget about the place, despite living less than two miles away.

  13. BW

    ButchW

    Indiana

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Menu is updated quarterly and very good atmosphere.

  14. MK

    MadalynK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    I met a friend for a nice dinner at Northside and we had a very good experience. I had the Mediterranean linguine with grilled shrimp and it was great. Very flavorful. My friend had the salmon with rice. She said she loved the way both were prepared. The coconut cheese cake was moist with a lot of coconut. Our server Alex was attentive in just the right amount. Highly recommend.

  15. SH

    SusanH

    Indiana

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on 4 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We had an excellent dinner on the lovely patio. The mussels were excellent as was the potato-crusted whitefish. Our server, Alex, was thoughtful and attentive and very willing to check with the chef with my questions about gluten-free choices. We enjoyed our experience.

  16. SC

    SamC

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 2 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Good service, good food. What else to say!

  17. JG

    JodyG

    Naples

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 28 May 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4

    Great service and good selection of food—something for every palate!

  18. KB

    KimberlyB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Our waiter was fantastic and professional! The Northside Social always delivers a yummy dinner at a reasonable price. The atmosphere is warm and celebratory.

  19. W

    Will

    Indiana

    25 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on 28 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Service was outstanding - no rush / very attentive to my family’s requests !! Thank you Alex B.

    The Northside SocialResponded on 3 June 2022

    Thank you Will for the 5 Star Review. I will make sure to pass along your praise of Alex on his next shift. We look forward to seeing you again soon.

  20. MO

    MichaelO

    Chicago

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on 15 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great place! Fantastic service and food. Highly recommend!

  21. E

    Ellen

    Indiana

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 May 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3

    The specialty cocktails were average. The brisket entree had the texture of a glorified pot roast. The Mediterranean linguine was decent. The fried chicken entree always comes out good!

    The Northside SocialResponded on 27 May 2022

    I'm sorry to hear that your visit with us was only worth 3 stars. We always pride ourselves on our food and service. We love to hear in more details on how we could improve. We have sent a private message for you to reach out to him.

  22. P

    Priscilla

    Indiana

    40 reviews

    5.0

    40 reviews

    Dined on 13 May 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4

    The Southern Style Crab Dip MUST be tried. We have been here a number of times and have always had good food and good service. It is worth navigating your way around all the construction to eat here.

    The Northside SocialResponded on 19 May 2022

    The Crab Dip is one of our favorites as well. We look forward to serving you again soon. Thank you for the 5 Stars!

  23. MS

    MarianneS

    Indiana

    39 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    39 reviews

    Dined on 12 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The food and staff are amazing! I love this place!

  24. RW

    RussW

    Indiana

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food, service and atmosphere. Nice decor and staff. Definitely worth a visit.

    The Northside SocialResponded on 12 May 2022

    Thank you Russ for the review. We look forward to serving you again soon.

  25. NY

    NY0820

    Miami

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 May 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3

    Entire experience was blah. Made reservations for Mother’s Day and had no idea there would be a severely limited dining menu. That should’ve been listed somewhere when I was booking. Had I known, we would gone somewhere else.

    The Northside SocialResponded on 13 May 2022

    We are sorry that we did not communicate to you that we were having a limited menu for Mother's Day. We were unable to communicate that through Open table, only through our website. With us combining both the Social and the Kitchenette Menus, the limited menu was the only way to maximize everyone's dining experience with us on Mother's Day. Again we are sorry we did not communicate that better. We hope to see you again in the future.

  26. q

    quieromas

    New York Area

    19 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on 8 May 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience3

    The food was excellent and very flavorful. Service was okay.

  27. SA

    ShelbyA

    Hawaii

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 8 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    LOVED the breakfast options. We started with a cinnamon roll for the table which was delicious. Then I had an incredible omelet with this delicious horseradish sour cream, yummm wish I had that stuff at home! My fiance had the kitchen sink bowl and it was also very delicious. Can't wait to go back for brunch!

    The Northside SocialResponded on 11 May 2022

    Thank you Shelby for the kind words. So glad you enjoyed brunch with us.

  28. D

    Downtown

    Indiana

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on 7 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    The best part of our experience was delicious food with a phenomenal server (Haley). We love The Northside Social because the food never disappoints. Ambiance is great for date nights.

    The Northside SocialResponded on 11 May 2022

    I will make sure to pass along your praise of Haley to her on her next shift. We look forward to seeing you again soon.

  29. j

    jasr

    Indiana

    16 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on 5 May 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    Please review & increase your Gluten Free options. The GF pizza was not fully cooked in the center and the outside crust was burnt.

    The Northside SocialResponded on 11 May 2022

    Thank you for your feedback. I will make sure to pass along your feedback to our chef and her team. We look forward to serving you in the future.

  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Indiana

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 5 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    This was my first time at Northside Social. Everything was fantastic. I had the shrimp and grits and it was very good with a lot of spice. The wedge salad was crisp and fresh. The drinks were delicious. Our server was attentive and the ambiance was perfect for a date.

  31. D

    Dayton

    Cincinnati

    196 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    196 reviews

    Dined on 4 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Party of 2 promptly seated for a pre-show dinner. Bottles of wine half-priced on Wednesdays so we got one. Fine Red blend discounted to $23. Salads & entrees (Curry walleye & Crusted Salmon) were excellent. Eats + drinks + tip = $125.

    The Northside SocialResponded on 11 May 2022

    Thank you for choosing us for your pre dinner show. We hope to see you again soon.

  32. P

    Peggy

    Indiana

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on 1 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great service and delicious food, as usual. Thanks for another lovely evening.

  33. MS

    MarkS

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 April 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    The food was excellent, from scratch, but the portion sizes could be slightly more.

  34. t

    travelbug1

    Indiana

    30 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on 29 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Another wonderful meal. We had the mussels and pommes frites, the meatballs as an appetizer and the burger. All great.

  35. CM

    CarlM

    Indiana

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on 29 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Never disappointed in Northside Social. You know the food is going to be great and the service is ALWAYS prompt, friendly and extremely knowledgeable about their products. Northside Social is definitely one of our top 3 eateries in the area!

  36. c

    char

    Indiana

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on 28 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Atmosphere is contemporary and elegant. Wait staff is very friendly and knowledgeable. Great meals; dessert was incredible. Cocktails were tasty. Will go back much more often.

    The Northside SocialResponded on 29 April 2022

    Thank you Char for the 5 Stars. So glad to hear how much you enjoyed everything. We look forward to seeing you again soon.

  37. BW

    ButchW

    Indiana

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 27 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Menu offers a wide selection all very good. Plus 1/2 price wines on Wednesday nights.

    The Northside SocialResponded on 29 April 2022

    Thank you Butch for the 5 Stars. Hope to see you again for 1/2 Price wine night

  38. G

    Gener8

    Indiana

    10 reviews

    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on 26 April 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience3

    Seems to be a little pricey for what it is. As if the price point would fool me into thinking “it must be good if they charge $20 for a pasta entree.” I was told the salmon was from Chile, which would mean it was a Pacific species, but farm raised is farm raised and it was indistinguishable from Atlantic salmon. Only $9 additional charge for about a ten ounce filet, which is very reasonable. The Mediterranean linguini was flavorful with lots of olives, I liked it. Her shrimp she would get that again.

  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Milwaukee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Fantastic server who didn’t rush us, yummy food, good drinks, and a lovely atmosphere. Always a favorite!

  40. DS

    DeliciaS

    Richmond

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on 23 April 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    As always, this establishment is always friendly and welcoming from the time you walk in to the time you leave. The waiting staff is always willing to go the extra mile, the noise level really depends on where you sit. We were seated next to the waiting staff and kitchen area so it was kind of loud, but other than that, it’s usually quiet enough to where you don’t have to yell at each other across the table. The portion sizes are very appropriate for the price and the food is always palette pleasing.

    The Northside SocialResponded on 29 April 2022

    Delicia, thank you for the 5 Stars and the feedback. We will discuss with our staff about their volume in the dining. We look forward to serving you again soon.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
    • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waiting staff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

The Northside Social offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (317) 253-0111.

The Northside Social is rated 4.7 stars by 1303 OpenTable diners.

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

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Booked 31 times today
Google Map for The Northside Social

6525 N College Ave Indianapolis, IN 46220

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross Street

    65th and College

  • Area

    Broad Ripple / Meridian - Kessler

  • Hours of Operation

    Dinner Tue–Thu 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American, Comfort Food, Pizzeria

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress Code

    Business Casual

  • Parking Details

    Generous amount of parking located on two sides of the building. Additional parking is located on 65th Street.

  • Public Transit

    We are located near the heart of Broad Ripple and the transit lines served by the city of Indianapolis

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeaway, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (317) 253-0111

  • Catering

    Northside Kitchenette Caters! Our food, brought to you or made available to take away ... for whatever size group you need to feed. Call us for more information. We would love to be part of your day! www.northsidekitchenette.com

  • Private party facilities

    We offer private banquet dining in the evenings at our luncheonette, Northside Kitchenette which is located right next door to The Northside Social. This adorable space accommodates up to 50 guests, and is perfect for your birthday, business, wedding or any special occassion!! Call us for details on reserving Northside Kitchenette.

  • Private party contact

    Megan: (317) 253-0111

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