Restaurant Reviews --> Hollyhock Hill
Because some things should never change
We took Linda's Mother and her delightful friend, Omer, (what do you call it at age 75 "going steady") to Hollyhock Hill on Sunday. Family-style dining at Hollyhock Hill is a Indianapolis institution. As we parked the car, Linda wondered out loud how they got a zoning variance for a restaurant in an old, exclusive neighborhood like Williams Creek. It was easy... the neighborhood wasn't there when they opened in 1926. We hadn't been there in almost 8 years, and before that, it may have been my sister's rehearsal dinner! Trust us, nothing has changed! But that consistency is what makes it such a great experience.
From the dishes of pickled beets and cottage cheese, to the crispy fried chicken, mashed potatoes and gravy, bowls of corn and over cooked green beans to the vanilla ice cream (with the sweet, sticky topping of your choice) served in the little metal parfait dish, it's a throwback to everyone's childhood, and the ultimate in comfort food. The servers call you "honey," it's filled with extended families enjoying each other's company, and you always go away full.
Take the kids, the menu hasn't changed over the last 76 years and the prices haven't changed much either - 4 chicken dinners and iced tea were just $54, a bargain by any standard! By the way, a word about the wine list - don't go there... the iced tea is just great!!
8110 North College Avenue
Indianapolis, IN 46240
January 3, 2001