Guide: The Best Places to Have Lunch Downtown Right Now

The restaurant landscape Downtown Indianapolis has changed dramatically over the last year with widespread closures. As the majority of the community continue working from home, this has put lunch rush foot traffic on pause, leading to more and more restaurants opening for dinner only. While this may be the case, there are still an array of lunch options that exist. Here are a few suggestions if you’re looking:

The City Market

The City Market has stood the test of time and amid the construction on East Market Street, vendors remain open

The Garage Food Hall

The recently opened food hall at the Bottleworks District has a growing list of lunch options with new vendors still on the horizon


If you’re looking for grab-and-go options that will warm you up on Indy’s brisk winter days, look no further than this soup shop on Monument circle

Chuck’s Coney Island

Just East of Downtown, Detroit-inspired Chuck’s Coney Island is a neighborhood favorite for workers and residents alike


This popular seafood chain has quickly become a Mass Ave favorite known for its lobster-filled dishes

Mimi Blue Meatballs

If you like meatballs, you’re in the right place. You can pick from a wide variety of over ten rotating meatballs and while having them your way — covered in sauce, in a slider, with just a fork and knife

Spoke & Steele

Le Méridien’s Spoke & Steele is more than your average hotel restaurant with an eclectic seasonal menu and specialty craft cocktails

Garden Table

Garden Table is open daily for brunch with many health-conscious options including freshly made cold-pressed juices

Punch Burger

Fast casual, scratch-made burgers are the name of the game at Punch, with a variety of meat options including beef, turkey, duck and veggie

Pier 48 Fish House & Oyster Bar

Pier 48 brings the East Coast to Indy with sea-to-table cuisine in the recently opened Hyatt Place hotel

Cafe 251

Located in the Capital Center, Cafe 251 is a great choice for quick-service sandwiches, soups and wraps. They also have boxed lunches that come with a sandwich, chips and a cookie

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