During our weekend trip to Indianapolis, we stopped by two delicious restaurants that’ll have you wanting more.
The Eagle Food and Beer Hall
Whoever said fried chicken is just fried chicken, obviously haven’t adventured outside of Popeyes and KFC. The eagle brought fried chicken to a whole new level. Beautiful patio and bar set up, perfect for watching games and catching up with friends.
What’s on our menu?
Fried Chicken – ½ chicken $9.00
Iron skillet cornbread with maple butter
Horseradish Mashed Potatoes $5
With herbed chicken gravy
Eagle Ice Tea $7 (glass) $26 (pitcher)
Stoli Citros, Cazadores Blanco, Tanqueray, Bacardi, House Sour Mix, Triple Sec, Coca Cola Classic
Hell yes! The breading, seasoning, juiciness, and overall fleekness of the chicken was all worth the food baby I walked out with. If that wasn’t enough, the waiter brought over a jar of their spicy hot honey to try with the chicken. Honey? That’s odd. However, the moment I bit into that honey dipped breast, I knew I was in heaven. It was mouth watering!
The Eagle Ice Tea is by far the best cocktail I’ve ever had – almost too good that I forgot there was alcohol in it until it finally hit me. It’s the most refreshing alcoholic beverage to enjoy on a warm summer day.
The spoonbread (corn bread) came in a mini iron skillet and tasted really good.The edges were toasty yet moist.
The mash potato was good but nothing too different from others I’ve had. Overall, the Eagle had good southern style cooking!
Rick’s Cafe Boatyard
4050 Dandy Trail Indianapolis, IN | www.rickscafeboatyard.com
Rick’s Cafe Boatyard is a breezy eatery & jazz club on Eagle Creek Reservoir with a diverse menu that emphasizes on seafood. The patio has a nice view of the water. Be sure to check if the heaters are working before you reserve/ sit at your table – we were freezing our butts off!
What’s on our menu?
Spicy Plum Glazed Jumbo Shrimp (Gluten Free) $22
Mesquite grilled and served with Blue Nori relish, Enoki mushrooms and coconut rice
Tempura Fried Jumbo Shrimp $22
Served with remoulade sauce, jalapeño-mango glaze, and coconut rice
Yes! The Tempura Fried Jumbo Shrimp is by far one of the best shrimp dish I’ve had – and that’s a lot coming from someone who eats it all the time. The coconut rice was unexpectedly amazing. The flavor gave an extra taste to the meal and something different than your average rice. The jalapeño-mango glaze was heaven on earth – I need that recipe! The Spicy Plum Glazed Shrimp was amazing! While it wasn’t spicy, it still had a good kick to it. It also came with coconut rice and little side of mixed greens.
401 East Michigan Street Indianapolis, IN | www.rathskeller.com
Last time I was in Indiana, my sister took me to his place called Rathskeller. It’s kind of like an old fashion pub place. Anyways, she swore they had the BEST chicken jalapeño poppers. Indeed they did! So sad I wasn’t able to get them during this trip but check out their spot – they have a great Biergarten and unique rooms for special events!
Cajun Chicken Poppers $9.95
Made from scratch with authentic Mexican jalapeño peppers, specially seasoned cream cheese and Cajun chicken. Crispy fried in spicy breading and served with cool Creole mayonnaise dipping sauce
Without a doubt – Best combination of flavor and spice. Even though the poppers were the only thing I’ve tried, my sister and her friends go there all the time and would definitely recommend eating there.