Indigo Duck Franklin In?
I was just reading a list of new restaurants in the Indianapolis Star, and they mentioned this place-anybody been? I travel in the area on occasion and am always looking for a good spot-thanks.
We tried this place on our recent trip in the area. The restaurant is on the south side of the courhouse square, with a very discreet sign (it took us a minute to find it). The room is long and narrow, with two rows of tables. It was pretty full on a Friday night, and pretty loud.
We had sunchoke soup, which was pretty tasty, and fish tacos-I wasn't thrilled with those, as it tasted like store bought taco shells with fried fish-it's a huge order for an appetizer.
We also had a scallop special, which was pretty nice, shrimp grits which was ok, but very rich, and the meatloaf, which was also rich with mashed potatoes, etc - and we finished off with some ice cream.
My two dining companions enjoyed the place more than I did - part of it may be that we had eaten at the nearly perfect Salt of the Earth in Pittsburgh the night before, and it couldn't stand the comparison. It just seemed a little off to me-the service, the space, the food - nothing I can pinpoint - I know that's a little unfair, and as I said, my companions liked it quite a bit.
Certainly it's one of the better options in the area for a proper sit-down meal where you can drink some wine and have a meal-but for my limited time in the area I'd drive up to R Bistro or Recess or down to Tallent in Bloomington instead.
888 Massachusetts Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46204
Salt of the Earth
114 E Main St, Fennville, MI 49408
re: David W
Yes, well, I didn't find it so. We are in the area about 3 times a year, and sometimes I'm looking for someplace new to eat. This won't become one of those places.
On the other hand-if you are thinking of going to an old movie at the Artcraft Theatre, this may be a nice stop just around the corner.