eating indie in indy

1911 Grill 1067 Main Street Speedway In.

Well we are back in Speedway. Their Main Street is shaping up as a prime destination. In addition to the already existing business they have added Daredevil Brewing, Big Woods and,in 2016 Speedway Indoor Karting.

This is a huge 2 story building that has 2 kart tracks. An oval and a road course. The coolest thing  is, it is owned and operated by Sarah Fisher and her husband Andy O’Gara. For those who don’t know, Sarah Fisher ran in 9 Indy 500 races; more than any other woman driver. She still holds the fastest Indianapolis 500 Qualification run by a woman. 229.439 MPH. Of course we didn’t come to race we came to eat at their adjacent restaurant. The 1911 Grill.


It is a beautiful place. It has 2 stories and seating that overlooks the kart tracks.


Their menu is pretty typical featuring burgers, fish and tenderloin. They also offer a few dinner choices for evening.



One of their lunch specials was a Breakfast Burger. A house burger topped with a fried egg and bacon and American cheese. With fries for $8.99. I know that tossing an egg on a burger is the thing to do now but I have never tried it. I like the yolk and I am not sure It would come out that way. I decided to try it and ordered the egg soft and the burger mid-rare.


It wasn’t a bad burger. Not the best and definitely not the worse. It was your Standard Sysco ready-made burger. Of course I think it would have had more personality had it come out with more yolk in the egg and more blood in the burger. But it was pretty good and the price was reasonable.


I think Karting there would be a blast. We set by a window and were able to see several racers while we ate. If you were to go there to race eating at the Grill would be a natural choice. If they want to make the restaurant a destination place as well I think they need to step it up a bit and have some more creative options. At least check out different burger options. You never know I may be back to race; if I can get someone to go with me.

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5 responses

  1. I forget what the burger is called, but at The Grille (We go to 2 cause minors) they do an egg on a burger, and it’s overeasy and delicious. My nephew always orders it. I prefer the black and bleu, myself.
    At first, I thought you eat WITH the karts, and I thought that’d be too loud. Nice to know there’s a window.

    January 26, 2017 at 12:49 pm

    • Yeah the window is cool to look at the racers. I would like an over easy egg on top of a mid-rare burger that would be delightfully messy. I prefer my bleu cheese cool. When it is hot it tastes metallic and it melts funny.

      January 26, 2017 at 2:44 pm

      • Try it at The Grille sometime 🙂

        January 26, 2017 at 6:15 pm

  2. Interesting concept! I bet they don’t have any competition as far as that idea…I can see a lot of father/child bonding going on there. Not me–I’d throw my back out but it looks fun.

    January 26, 2017 at 1:25 pm

    • I think it is the only one around. I am going to see if my kid wants to go with me. The twins are too young.

      January 26, 2017 at 2:46 pm

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