Nothing Has Changed at The Iron Skillet in 50 Years, and That’s a Good Thing

28 Dec

I’d like to use “down home” to describe The Iron Skillet restaurant, but that isn’t quite right.  “Down home” conjures up images of something slightly rustic, and The Iron Skillet is much more genteel than that.  It has a sort of quiet elegance about it.  Yet the food is simple in the most perfect way.  Dinner is served family style, and something about the atmosphere tells you that you must mind your manners.

Each dinner starts with salad, pickled beets and cottage cheese and your choice of soup or chilled juice.  Main course offerings include fish, steak and what might be the city’s best fried chicken, and are served with huge bowls of corn, mashed potatoes, green beans, cream gravy, biscuits and apple butter.

I could make a meal of the fried chicken and green beans alone.  I hate beets, but my dining companions all agreed they were the best thing on the table and asked for seconds.  And for dessert, there are make your own ice cream sundaes.  It simply isn’t possible to leave this place hungry.

The Iron Skillet Restaurant
2489 W. 30th Street
Indianapolis, IN  46222


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