Irresistible Carmel Restaurants

Restaurants in beautiful Carmel, Indiana are varied, interesting and plentiful, like the food they present. Along with the elegant community itself, Carmel restaurants tend to draw not only local residents but also those from nearby cities in Indiana, such as Fishers, Zionsville, Westfield and of course, state capital Indianapolis, located just a few miles to the south. The reciprocity, however, works both ways, and locals frequently make the short trip in order to sample the many fine restaurants in Indianapolis as well.

Below is a representative listing of some of the popular Carmel restaurants.

Carmel Restaurants

Abuelo’s – Named America’s number one Mexican restaurant four years running, Abuelo’s has three chain branches in Indiana, one in Merrillville, one in Indianapolis and one in Carmel.
Amber Indian Restaurant – Authentic East Indian fare with flair; try the Manchurian Chicken and bring a vegetarian!
Bazbeaux Pizza Restaurant – Pizza in its finest hour, that’s what they say about Bazbeaux. So popular, they had to open three locations, one in Carmel, one in downtown Indianapolis and one in Broad Ripple Village, just to the south.
Bub’s Burgers and Ice Cream – The tradition of all-American comfort food is served up every day of the week at this fun Carmel restaurant, home of the “Big Ugly Burger.”
Detour: An American Grille – This place offers the made-from-scratch, unique menu of an upscale American cuisine restaurant, and the casual atmosphere of a great sports bar.
Gelato Da Vinci Bistro – Well-deserved winner of many “Best of the Best” contests among the top Indianapolis and Carmel restaurants, Gelato’s offers food as delicious as their ice cream and sorbets.
Kona Grill – Where East meets West and one big party ensues. Fine dining across the board.
Kincaid’s Fish, Chop and Steak House – Offering excellent food, prices and services in Carmel and Bloomington, Indiana, at Kincaid’s you can get a delicious three-course meal for under $25.
Le Mie Emilie French Restaurant – A most pleasant addition indeed to the spiffy Arts & Design District, where you’ll feel as if you just took a quick jaunt to Paris.
Le Peep – Eight independently owned and operated Le Peep Restaurants serve Indiana, including Carmel, Kokomo, the Fashion Mall at Keystone and nearby downtown Indianapolis.
Longhorn Steakhouse– Winner of  the Consumer’s Choice in Chains “America’s Favorite Steakhouse,” the Longhorn is always an excellent and succulent choice.
Mangia Italian Restaurant – The cuisine at this Old World transplant is Northern Italian, authentic and delicious.
McAlister’s Deli and Restaurant – One of a highly successful chain that offers a huge choice in fresh deli deliciousness.
MCL Restaurant & Bakery – Here you can get eclectic and soul food to your heart’s delight and your taste bud’s content. “We preserve our recipes,” goes their slogan, “not our food.”
Mitchell’s Fish Market and Seafood Restaurant – Here’s a fantastic place to get the freshest of fresh seafood with all the trimmings, in beautiful Clay Terrace Shopping Center.
Mudbugs Cajun Cafe – Authentic Cajun fare brought from the deep South to the Heartland. The one and only.
Muldoon’s of Carmel – For the Irish, it’s the simple things in life that make it truly worthwhile. Stop in at Muldoon’s of Carmel to enjoy the great food, beer, music and hospitality of Ireland.
Romano’s Macaroni Grill – Superb Italian Mediterranean recipes are served up across the nation at this popular family restaurant.
Serendipity Restaurant – An anchor destination in Carmel’s Arts and Design District, this is the place for your high tea, lunch or brunch break from Carmel shopping.
Shapiro’s Deli – “Cook good. Serve generously. Price modestly.” That’s been Shapiro’s motto for this, the “grandaddy of deli’s” since way back in 1905. Obviously, they’re doing something right.
Ted’s Montana Grill – Ever hear of “Bisonmania?”
Woody’s Library Restaurant – Renovated from the 1913 Andrew Carnegie Library, this two-story dining establishment is one of the most charming locales in downtown Carmel.

Have a glance at some of the best restaurants near Carmel, Indiana: Bobby Brennan’s Irish Pub and Restaurant in Westfield, Peterson’s Restaurant and Fionn MacCool’s Irish Pub in Fishers, and Lutz’s Steak House in Noblesville, Indiana.

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