Outside the residential areas of Eagledale lie a variety of ethnic restaurants and flavors. Most restaurants feature affordable prices for their meals. Lovers of Chinese cuisine should check out Szechwan Garden, a local favorite for authentic Chinese food. Its signature take on dim sum stands out as a local favorite. The menu includes a staggering amount of options, with over 300 different meal combinations to choose from. Great for accommodating larger parties, the restaurant has plenty of space to bring family and friends.
The Iron Skillet acts as one of the longest-running eating establishments on the west side of Indianapolis. Rooted firmly in tradition, the restaurant has been serving old-fashioned, family-style meals for over 60 years. While the prices here tend to be on the expensive side of things, a flat fee gets you a full three-course meal with unlimited helpings. Each meal starts out with light appetizers such as salad, cottage cheese and soup. The homemade fried chicken consistently proves to be the favorite main course here, though fresh seafood and steak are available from time to time. Served in large, shareable bowls, side dishes include mashed potatoes, corn, green beans and fresh rolls. At the end of the meal, guests are always treated to the Iron Skillet traditional ice cream sundae, with a whole rack of sauces and toppings brought out to the table to customize to your liking. Great for family get-togethers and special celebrations, the Iron Skillet welcomes families of all ages to its tables.
Most of the nightlife and bars in the area cater more towards working class people looking for a place to hangout with friends, with high-class clubs located in downtown Indianapolis.
Live music can occasionally be heard at Mike’s Speedway Lounge, though it isn’t a regular occurrence. The AVG Pub is just a few blocks south of the neighborhood near the town of Speedway. Regulars enjoy participating in the ongoing dart board tournaments.