Speedway, Indiana, may most famously be known as the home of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. But race fans shouldn’t overlook the town’s six-block long downtown area just walking distance from the south end of the track for a taste of small-town charm and a comparatively large selection of podium-caliber restaurants to satisfy a variety of tastes.
Big Woods Speedway
1002 N. Main St.
Don’t miss: Signature Pulled Pork atop a sandwich, pizza or nachos
Charlie Brown’s Pancake & Steak House
1038 N. Main St.
Don’t miss: Larry’s Haystack: a “knife and fork” sandwich with two sausage patties, two scrambled eggs, American cheese, hash browns, and grilled onions on sourdough toast covered in sausage gravy
Brozinni Pizzeria (Opening late spring/early summer)
1067 Main St.
Don’t miss: New York-Style Pizza, Garlic Knuckles
Daredevil Brewing Speedway Taproom
1151 N. Main St.
Don’t miss: Tavern-Style Pizzas
Foyt Wine Vault
1182 Main St.
Don’t miss: Charcuterie Tour: a selection of locally cured meats; local cheeses, preserves and honey comb; bread and butter pickles; almonds; dried fruits, mustard, Kalamata olives and toasted baguette
Barbecue and Bourbon
1414 Main St.
Don’t miss: Sample several of the smoked meats by ordering a platter. Be sure to try the Beef Brisket and the Wings.
Dawson’s on Main
1464 Main St.
Don’t miss: Reuben Sandwich, Crab Cake Dinner
Tacos and Tequila
1502 Main St.
Don’t miss: The tacos —especially the Al Pastor
O’Reilly’s Irish Pub
1552 Main St.
Don’t miss: Irish Meatloaf, Fish and Chips