Yats Restaurant

(317) 253-8817 | View Website

5363 N College Ave, Indianapolis, IN | Directions   46220

39.850601 -86.145609

Open Hours

Fri-Sat: 11am-10pm, Sun: 11am-7pm, Mon-Thu: 11am-9pm

 
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More Payment Methods: Cash, Visa, Check

Cuisine: Cajun & Creole, Vegetarian

Price: $

Neighborhoods: Central Indianapolis, Meridian-Kessler

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Menu
Chili Cheese Étouffée w/ Crawfish, Drunken Chicken, Chicken Maque Choux, Chicken Creole, Gumbo, White Chili w/ Chicken, Vegan White Chili, Spinach & Mushroom Étouffée, B&B, Chili Cheese Etouffee w/crawfish... more

Special Offers

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    Citygrid Special- Private Parties & Catering!

    Provided by CityGrid

    Contact Yats for your next private party or catering request. Contact Charlie Kays at our catering manager at 317-686-6380 for more details. Please mention you found us on Citygrid too! Send requests to: yatsonmass@gmail.com

Reviews for Yats Restaurant

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

Yats - Great food, but cash only. – This place has some wonderful creole food. I travel to New Orleans about 15-20 time a year and I have finally found a place in indy that brings home the flavor of the "BIG EASY". The food is out-of-this world!!! They also have a hot spot (free wi-fi) for your laptop or other internet ready gadget. Overall, I would recommend this establishment to everyone. The prices are great. meal is $5.50 - $6.50. Got to love that!!!! The staff is very friendly and unlike New Orleans, they all have teeth. The only downer is it is a CASH ONLY establishment. This is not the next VISA commercial restaurant. and no they don't take America Express.

Recommends
3.5
over a year ago

No-frills, New Orleans style food tamed to timid taste. – The Scene
Christmas bulbs, beads and junk store finds drip from ceiling and shelves in the garish yellow eatery plucked off Bourbon Street, seemingly awaiting cleanup from a Mardi Gras explosion. Scattered inside and out, mismatched seating is concealed under subtle, ambient lighting. Serenaded by canned retro classics, young Broad Ripple patrons read newspapers and people-watch in the bustling and delightfully tacky New Orleans-style haunt.

The Food
Creole aromas waft down College Avenue, advertising a flavorful, but not spicy, Cajun menu. Heat can be added from a selection of sauce bottles on the bar in this self-serve cafe where every entree is $5. Most of the limited array of etouffees, beans and rice are served with chicken, although vegetarian selections are available. A nod to true Cajun cooking is evidenced by the crawfish and sausage choices. Surprisingly, curry seasons the mushroom and spinach etouffee.

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

Excellent cajun/creole food for only $5! – Yats is unbelievable. Each dish is only $5 and the portions are generous. The owner is from New Orleans so you bet that the recipes are authentic. I personally love the crawfish etoufee which is made tastier by adding a chili/cheese type flavoring. My husband likes the red beans and rice. No bland food here! Plus they have a million different hot sauces you can try. I like the spicy garlic. Each dish also comes with French bread. Check this place out!

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

Best cheaps eats by far! – This place would be great at three times the price! $5 for what's on the menu everyday. $6 for half & half. You can't go wrong if you like Creole that's for sure. If you've never tried it, what are you waiting for? You can drop a fiver to find out - you'll be glad you did,

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

This place is the best my dad and i go there at least once or twice a month if not more they have really good food.

Recommends
4.0
over a year ago

One of the best values! – I tried the downtown Yat's for the first time a few months ago before heading to a show at the Murat, and am in heaven! The service was very friendly and patient as I deliberated over the various menu choices, and even offered up a sample upon observing my indecisiveness. I decided upon a coconut etoufee which was wonderful! Just enough coconut to give the flavor a pleasant twist.

And there's no beating the bang for your buck! Perfect for a filling meal without needing to allot a lot of time beforehand.

Recommends
4.5
over a year ago

Where y'at? – It's not pretty, but neither is Workingman's Friend, Acapulco Joe's or Mug n Bun. If you want ambiance, this is not your place. Dis is gooood cajun, nothing more, nothing less. Go for a half and half. But, hurry up and eat what you can for lunch, put the rest in a to-go box (supply conveniently located at the counter) and get going, else feel the stares of those standing waiting for a seat. After all, that pile of work on your desk isn't going to disappear as easily as that mound of spicy cajun ambrosia on your plate did.

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

Where Y'at? Real N'awlins food for the M – Proprieter Joe Vuskovich comes from a family legacy of good eats in New Orleans' West Bank, where his family had a restaurant for years.

Joe brought the ettouffe, gumbo, and various other New Orleans/Italiano/south of the border flavors to Indianapolis a few years ago, where people discovered the spice and the price ($5.00-$6.00 for a plate of heaven, french bread and a drink)!!

This New Orleans chick knows the real deal....try it for yourself!!

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

Yum! – Great food, service depends on the day. And, they have a second location downtown!

Recommends
4.5
over a year ago

Excellent – Cheap, fast, and good, enough said! Try the chili cheese etouffee with crawfish, or chicken creole. Jambalaya is hit-or-miss, wait too late in the day and you risk it being dried out. But fresh...it is too good!

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Won for:
Cheap Eats (2007)
Cheap Eats (2006)
Nominations Nominated for:
Cheap Eats (2005)
Lunch Spot (2005)
Vegetarian Food (2005)
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