Indy’s Famous Pancake House and Grill

This is my second of two diners in the Indianapolis area. Before leaving, we decided to stop at one more. Since it’s “famous” we couldn’t say no.

Indy's Famous Pancake House and Grill

Atmosphere: D
Indy’s Famous Pancake House and Grill is located in a small strip mall. It’s easy to find, and the outside is bold. The inside, however, is dirty. When you walk in, your feet are immediately met with a sticky floor. There are several booths, tables, as well as a lit up bar area.

Coffee: B
The coffee was brewed hot and fresh and refilled often. It was good diner coffee, and I have no complaints.

Indy's Famous Pancake House and Grill coffee

Food: B
Indy’s Famous Pancake House and Grill have everything a diner would have. From pancakes to omelets, to lunch options. If you are looking for a healthy choice, they do have salads, but I wouldn’t come here for them.  As a pancake house, they are known for their pancakes. I wish I had come before my half marathon, and carb loaded here.

I decided to order the Indy 500 Skillet. On paper, it sounded like it would be massive and it came with: Canadian bacon, sausage, chorizo, gyro meat, onions, mushrooms, shredded cheese, and hashbrowns.

Indy's Famous Pancake House and Grill skillet

I also chose to get a biscuit with it.

Indy's Famous Pancake House and Grill

When the food arrived, it as significant but not massive. While the food was good, I was expecting a more substantial portion.

Service: A
The waitress was nice, and our food came out quickly. Our waitress made sure everything was refilled and that we got things as needed. I couldn’t have asked for a better experience.

Cost: $
For my skillet and coffee, it was $13.

Overall Thoughts/Summary:
I thought the Indy Famous Pancake House and Grill were excellent, but I’m not sure I would go back. It’s hard for me to look past how sticky and dirty the floor was. The food was decent, and the waitress was friendly.

Atmosphere: D
Coffee: B
Food: B
Service: A
Cost: $5-16
Overall: C

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Questions for you:
Do you like skillets? Where is your favorite from?
What is your favorite kind of pancake?


  1. Sticky floor- yuck! That would definitely turn me off regardless of how good the food was

  2. Yikes … sticky floor = low cleaning standards = do we really know how clean the kitchen is? I probably would have left without eating if I had gone into a restaurant like that! 🙁
    I appreciate your honesty in your review. But I do have to ask how you determine when to give an A or B with the coffee when I feel like all diner restaurant coffees taste the same.

    1. Great question Lindsay. Sometimes the coffee is a bland, other times it’s not that hot or tastes like it’s been sitting for a while, other times I could have used more refills. Sometimes the coffee mug is personalized or the coffee mug is small. I guess there are a few factors.

      1. I am so glad that you have certain criteria. I have similar criteria for my iced coffee when I get it at a coffee shop and unfortunately I compare all coffee shop iced coffee to my beloved sf vanilla iced coffee from Starbucks! <3

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