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Date Night Spots that Provide Dinner and Entertainment


Date night has arrived and you're trying to find the perfect place to go. Sometimes finding time to get dinner and make the movie can be tough. Why not combine the two in one location? These spots offer a great alternative for a fun night out with your significant other or friend.

Beef and Boards

Beef and Boards has provided quality dinner theater since 1973. Each performance includes a dinner buffet and dessert. Beef and Boards also has a full bar to complete your dining experience. The productions at Beef and Boards vary, but each season features Broadway shows, concerts, and outstanding children's theater.

Beef and Boards
9301 North Michigan Road
Indianapolis, IN 46268
Phone: 317-872-9664
Price: $37-$60


Some of the biggest names in comedy including legends like Ellen DeGeneres, Jay Leno, Dennis Miller, Christopher Titus and Ray Romano have performed at Crackers. This club provides outstanding comedy from local and national comedians in addition to providing pub fare and drinks. A two menu item is mandatory in addition to ticket prices. For updated performance information, visit their website. Crackers has two locations:

Crackers - Broad Ripple
6281 North College Avenue
Indianapolis, IN 46220
Phone: 317-255-4211
Price: Varies each performance.

Crackers - Downtown
247 South Meridian Street
Indianapolis, IN 46225
Phone: 317-631-3536
Price: Varies each performance.

Dave and Buster's

If you're looking for a date night spot that is a little out of the ordinary, give Dave and Buster's a try. Dave and Buster's combines restaurant and arcade. There are hundreds of games to play and plenty of prizes to win. They even offer billiards and shuffleboard if arcade games aren't your style. The restaurant offers varied menu choices - including a full bar.

Dave and Buster's
8350 Castleton Corner Drive
Indianapolis, IN 46250
Phone: 317-572-2706
Price: Purchase game cards and meals separately.

Greenbriar Cinema Grill

It's still the traditional dinner and a movie but at Cinema Grill you can do both at once. Relax and enjoy a first-run movie while dining on an Angus burger, specialty pizza or a steak. Their menu prices are comparable to a pub. A great date night spot, the Cinema Grill is a unique experience.

Greenbriar Cinema Grill
1289 West 86th Street
Indianapolis, IN 46260
Phone: 317-254-8280
Price: $5 - children, $6 - seniors, $7.50 - adults

The Jazz Kitchen

Voted one of the “World’s Top 100 Jazz Clubs in the World” by Downbeat Magazine, The Jazz Kitchen features the best in local, regional and international jazz entertainment. Their menu includes New Orleans favorites, Latino cuisine and Midwest flair. Guests can dine while enjoying the smooth sound of jazz. Visit their website for a list of upcoming performances.

The Jazz Kitchen
5377 North College Avenue
Indianapolis, IN 46220
Phone: 317-253-4900
Price: Varies each performance.

The Mystery Cafe

If you're feeling a bit sleuthy, you might want to check out The Mystery Cafe. Specializing in murder mystery dinner theater, the Cafe provides both a meal and entertainment. And you're part of that entertainment. Each play unfolds in four acts, with a course served after each one. Members of the audience may participate as much, or as little, as they like in the mystery. The cost of dinner is included in the ticket price.

The Mystery Cafe
5912 Timber Lake Way
Indianapolis, IN 46227
Phone: 317-684-0668
Price: $46.50

The Rathskeller

The Rathskeller offers traditional German food and some of the finest entertainment in the city. This restaurant features live entertainment Wednesdays through Saturdays and special performances throughout the year.

The Rathskeller
401 East Michigan Street
Indianapolis, IN 46204
Phone: 317-636-0396
Price: Varies each performance.

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