Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Indianapolis' Own - The Steer Inn

At the northeast corner of 10th and Emerson in Emerson Heights is a classic resutrant called The Steer Inn. In diner tradition, breakfast is served all day...

9 comments:

Snake Plissken said...

The Steer Inn? I thought that was closed. Great to see it's still around.

mheidelberger said...

I love these types of places...The Steer Inn on the eastside, Peppy Grill in Fountain Square, Edwards on Sherman, Mug N Bun in Speedway, ect are always a great place to have some classic, greasy American food (mmmmm, homefries...) at a reasonable price!

Anonymous said...

My favorite place to go for hang-over relief.

Graeme said...

Steer Inn also serves a few bottles of beer. It seems to be very popular, so I don't have many fears about it shutting down anytime soon.

frenchie4moi said...

I like these kid of places. Breakfast is my favorite meal.
Cool blog.

mheidelberger said...

Thanks! My craving for breakfast doesn't always come in the AM...These places come to my rescue!

caliboy28 said...

If I remember correctly, it did almost shut down a few years ago and one of the former waitresses purchased it to keep it going. Am I imagining this or did it actually happen? Love the place, by the way. I used to work not to far from the place and we'd always order lunch from the Steer Inn.

WYA! said...

I think you are right Caliboy28. We have an article in our scrapbook from 2004 that said it was to shut down. A little piece of trivia-it originally opened in the 30s as the first Laughner's Cafeteria.

John M said...

WYA and Caliboy are correct. The Steer In did close for a few weeks and then was purchased by former employees and reopened for breakfast and lunch only. Since then, ownership has turned over again, and the current owners have rehabbed the building (mainly the exterior), expanded the menu, added some dinner hours again, and even picked up a beer/wine license recently. Although I live a block south of there, I don't get in much anymore (two young kids), but it seems to be doing as well as ever.