Yelp’s Top 25 Most Photographed Businesses is a list unlike any other “best of” out there. Sure, you’ll see your obvious local favorites on the list, but it’s also chock full of hidden gems and off-the-beaten-path spots like Delicia tucked in SoBro (have you seen their new 21+ cantina?!) . From fine dining to a brewery set into a historic church — find them all in Yelp’s Top 25 Most Photographed Businesses in Indy.
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Topping this year’s top 25 list is Milktooth, an eclectic brunch spot, built into a vintage car garage and beloved for its unique, ever-changing menu.
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1. Milktooth, Fletcher Place
What they’re known for: Dutch babies, potato latkes, unique lattes, and more
Yelpers say: “The rotating menu filled with eclectic dishes and varied cuisines matches the mismatched chairs and funky ambiance of this Indy brunch staple… Milktooth is a rare gem with affordable, but amazingly flavorful options. The sourdough waffle with its rotating toppings was fantastic… recently with citrus and lemon curd on top.” – Yelper Kylie H
2 .The Cake Bake Shop by Gwendolyn Rogers, Broad Ripple
What they’re known for: Glittery cakes, pies, brownies, and lunch offerings
Yelpers say: “My friend and I chose the award winning chocolate cake. Holy cow, this cake is ridiculous in the best possible way. The cake itself is light and moist with a hint of dark chocolate layered in between rich chocolate icing with a touch of sea salt. It’s that devilishly perfect sweet and salty combo!” – Yelper Alicia C
3. Newfields: A Place for Nature and the Arts, Northwest Indy
What they’re known for: Rotating art exhibits, fan-favorite events, gardens, and more
Yelpers say: “Newfields is a gem tucked away, close to downtown. Whether you’re there to explore The LUME, wander through the Lilly House, peruse the greenhouse, or walk among the grounds, you’ll find something to captivate your attention.” – Yelp Elite Brianna H
4. Livery, Downtown
What they’re known for: Empanadas, skirt steak, paella, ceviche, and cocktails
Yelpers say: “A cornerstone of the restaurant scene in Indianapolis, Livery is a favorite for most. The delicious empanadas, flavorful paella, and tantalizing churros make this place truly special. My favorite though, is the Carriage House cocktail, an orange, flavorful take on a margarita. You can’t go wrong with any menu items at Livery — trust me, we’ve tried them all!” – Yelper Kylie H
5. Indianapolis Zoo, Downtown
What they’re known for: International Orangutan Center, dolphin experience, and more
Yelpers say: “Be sure to see a dolphin show. Adults and children alike will be amazed. Plus, it’s a great way to cool off in the summertime… The penguins are the best part, so go during a feeding time, and you won’t be disappointed. The orangutan exhibit is very popular and quite interesting.” – Yelp Elite Mike F
6. Indiana State Fairgrounds & Event Center, North Indy
7. Bluebeard, Fletcher Place
8. St. Elmo Steak House, Downtown
9. Union 50, Mass Ave
10. The Garden Table, Mass Ave
11. The Gallery Pastry Shop, SoBro
12. The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis, Downtown
13. Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Speedway
14. Tinker Street, Downtown
15. Lucas Oil Stadium, Downtown
16. Hotel Tango, Fletcher Place
17. Vida, Downtown
18. Root & Bone, SoBro
19. St. Joseph Brewery & Public House, Downtown
20. Delicia, SoBro
21. Big Lug Canteen, North Indy
22. Four Day Ray Brewing, Fishers
23. Mesh Restaurant, Mass Ave
24. Shapiro’s Delicatessen, South Indy
25. Cafe Patachou, Downtown
Methodology: This is an all-time list of the most photographed businesses in the Indianapolis area according to Yelp that are not chains. To come up with this list, we identified businesses on Yelp, then ranked them based on how frequently users submit photos. If a business appeared on the list more than once, we only included the highest rated location. This list looked at businesses in and around the Indianapolis area. All businesses were marked open on Yelp as of June 29, 2022. When available, all businesses on this list have a passing health score as of June 29, 2022.