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Scotty’s Dawghouse. 4702 Sunset Ave. #100


Well the Dawghouse is the just the latest in the ever-growing chain of restaurants and brewhouses started by Scott Wise. The original opened in Muncie Indiana in 1996. Since then he has developed the 3 Wise Men breweries and expanded his original concept to 18 locations. He recently added one in Florida and is soon to move into Ohio. I have been to the first Wise Men brewery in Broad Ripple several times and the Brewhouse downtown a couple of times. Interestingly enough the joint is built into the Majestic building; where my gym is located. Purely co-incidental.

This place is in a golden place. It is across the street from the Holcomb Gardens and within a basketball throw of Hinkle Fieldhouse. When you sit on their patio you have a spectacular view of woods. Wrap all of that ambiance into a college campus add beer and good eats and you have all the earmarks of a grand time.




I decided to change-up my normal eating habits. I started off with a cup of chili.


It was pretty good. A bit of spice and heavy meat. The tomatoes were diced and hadn’t had a chance to cook down so there was a definite sweetness and texture. It also had a strong cumin presence. Pretty typical of this area. I also ordered 2 items from their Snacksty menu. These are “little bites”. Sliders, tacos, tots etc. They offer them for $2.99. A couple of nights a week and all day Thursday they sell them for 2 bucks.

I opted for a BBQ slider and  a burnt end taco.


The slider was pretty tasty. A nice amount of meat with a decent sauce and topped with a good slaw. The bun was very good. It had a brioche quality which gave it a pretty good firmness. It was worth 3 bucks. My second choice was the taco.


This was very interesting. The ends weren’t what I consider burnt  but they were pretty tasty. I wasn’t a big fan of the BBQ sauce, but that was my fault. The sweet from the taco and the slider added up. In the future I would 86 the sauce and opt for a bottle of hot sauce. I also wasn’t a fan of the slightly crisp flour tort. I prefer corn torts for my tacos.


Wings were my last choice. They had them as a special for $.75 each. I bought 4 with a pineapple jerk sauce. It was pretty good but I should have considered the sweetness factor in my ordering. So Scotty’s did its job well. The wings were really meaty. I think next time I would roll with a hot sauce. They charge 50 cents each for the celery and blue cheese. Which is not too common,but for .75 each,I get it.

Well, Pat really enjoyed the Dawghouse and so did I. Their menu is large, the service is prompt and pleasant and the space is amazing. Oh and did I mention it is just down the way from the Fieldhouse?

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5 responses

  1. I love these names: Dawghouse, 3 Wise Men, Broad Ripple. Since I’ve never been in the state, it’s all new to me. Did you ever drink ripple in Broad Ripple? Gosh, if the food reminded Pat that “life is good,” that’s something. Beer and pizza can do that. But then you had chili, a taco, wings, AND a slider? I sure wish places would offer celery gratis; it chaps my hide to pay extra. A whole stalk of celery is only just over a dollar. Never heard of a burnt end taco. Wish we had them here. I love burnt ends but can never find them. They’re always sold out. Seems like if it’s near your gym, you’d be hitting it up a lot. I bet you can smell it as you walk up!

    November 2, 2016 at 5:28 pm

    • Most joints give up celery and carrot gratis with wings. They just charge for them because they have them discounted..This joint isn’t near my gym. The brewhouse that is doesn’t open until 11. I try to get through with my work out by 8 AM. Every once in a while I hit it late and and grab a burger and beer. As for the ripple in Ripple I haven’t had it in years.Anywhere. I am impressed you know what Ripple is.

      November 2, 2016 at 5:43 pm

      • I thought I remember hearing the drink Ripple in context w/ another word, and I can’t think of it! It’s like when I was little and didn’t understand why anyone would drink Sherry, a lady’s name.

        November 2, 2016 at 5:47 pm

      • I get it. When I was a kid I always thought Scotch must taste like Butterscotch. Imagine my surprise when I had my first scotch and soda.

        November 2, 2016 at 5:50 pm

      • Hahaha!

        November 2, 2016 at 6:06 pm

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