Yats Menu

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  • Immaculate I.

    Amazing place!! I had been craving some good eats. As soon as you walk into Yats, this aroma greets you. Reminded me of Tiana in the princess and the frog. Anyway, we had never been to the spot, the guy behind the counter gave us some suggestions and said we could try anything we wanted. I got the chipotle chicken alexia and my friend had the chilli chicken with crawfish. Both plates came on a bed of rice and garlic bread. We got complimentary drinks for being first time patrons. It was a great experience!! If I lived around, I would visit more often. Did I mention our meal was $10? Two half plates!!!

    (5)
  • Drew E.

    Yats is ridiculously good. I always get extra bread, and usually a half and half. They have never, and will never, have a bad menu choice. I'd recommend grabbing a Sprecher fire brewed ginger ale or grape soda, the best I've ever had.

    (5)
  • Sarah G.

    Drunken Chicken and B&B half and half is an incredible journey through all realms off deliciousness.

    (5)
  • Dennis H.

    This place is fantastic! Excellent prices and excellent food! Always friendly and fast!

    (5)
  • Clint C.

    Absolutely one of the best deals in town. Amazingly good food, huge portions ( not sure what one guy was saying about small portions, I'm a big guy and a full portion at yats is hard for me to finish sometimes, because there's so much. The staff is super friendly and always willing to help. A large portion is 6.75. I always get extra garlic bread and a drink and that moves it to 9.50, which is still an awesome deal, considering most fast food joints would charge you similar amounts for bland terrible food. If you're in a hurry, you can easily get a lunch in 30 minutes, or if you need to carry out, I've never waited more than 5 minutes. If you haven't tried it yet, you should. Don't let people saying "this isn't New Orleans" dissuade you. I don't know if it is or isn't NO food, I just know it tastes fantastic and is very affordable.

    (5)
  • WILLIAM P.

    Simple barebones setting. Order at the counter and pickup on the side. Best Creole/Cajun since we were in NOLA. Half and Half is the way to go. I tried the H&H Drunken Chicken and Jerk Chicken Etouffee and my wife had the H&H Gumbo and Creole Chicken! All were fantastic. Items change daily and are posted on the chalk board. They were posting Jambalaya on the board as we left. Reasons to return!! Only downside! No beer!

    (4)
  • Katy K.

    I have accepted the fact that Yats is a staple in my life; even to the point where I inquired if they cater weddings (the answer is yes, by the way). Customers are welcome to try samples and ask questions- I've yet to meet an unfriendly employee. There are occasional changes to the menu but it's always short, and sweet, and delicious. The bread that is paired with your dish is probably laced with something because it is so addicting, as is the drunken chicken and B&B. I appreciate how guests can order a full, half, or half and half entrees. Finally, the prices are unreal (2 can eat for under $10-$15). Go get your cajun on!

    (5)
  • Autumn M.

    Yats Greenwood seems to have a smaller daily menu than the other locations, and someday I will have to check out the bigger location on the north side. Regardless of their short menu, they definitely aren't short on flavor. The other day, I breezed through there for some of their spinach and mushroom etouffee and was not disappointed. Granted, it's no NOLA.. but it's just about as close as I have found locally for vegetarians. I got it to go, but not before soaking in the jazzy atmosphere and stellar service from the steam punk/David Tennant clone behind the counter. I barely made it out to my car before the smell of the amazing food had me digging in. My meal was creamy and delicious. Served with a healthy side of bread - which I used to lap up the remaining morals of food - the food was pretty epic. Now that Yats is on my radar, I will be sure to return often. In fact, I'm heading there now! The menu changes daily and also varies by location, so be sure to check online to make sure they have your favorites before heading out. I'll see you there.

    (4)
  • Lauryn A.

    Talk about great food, great service, and great atmosphere! It was my first time coming to this Yats location, and I had a wonderful experience. I ordered the Chili Cheese Étouffée with Crawfish and my mouth is watering just thinking about it. Seriously one of the best things my taste buds have ever experienced...you think I'm joking. I'm not. I got a full order with a drink, so my total was $8.25. It also comes with bread with a delicious garlicky sauce on it. It really filled me up! My friend got half and half, one half was the same as mine and her other half being Drunken Chicken. It's definitely the place to go if you enjoy spicy foods. I'm not a spicy food person, but this was definitely the best spicy food I've ever had. (*Note: I have a low tolerance for spicy things...I think pepperonis are spicy!) Not only was the food delicious, but the cashier was also very friendly and helped me pick something to try! The atmosphere was welcoming and the inside was decorated with hanging ornaments and beads, which made the experience even better. Will definitely recommend Yats to anyone who hasn't tried it!

    (5)
  • Lindsey L.

    This place is excellent. I've had the drunken chicken, creole chicken, and white chili chicken, and they were so good I've kept coming back for more. The flavor is amazing, the people that work there are friendly and fast. It's a great place to eat. They offer full plates, a half and half option to try multiple dishes, and overall the food is cheap. Portions are huge and can I say how great the bread is? It's seriously amazing! Check it out, you won't regret it.

    (5)
  • Chelsi J.

    Love this place! Never a bad experience :) got a few things to go and i love how they put a drink carrier inside down so our gumbo didn't spill! Thanks:)

    (5)
  • Justin W.

    This place is fantastic. I have been several times now to give a fair review. People had told me about this place for years. But I was still doubtful. The good is excellent. No matter what I've tried. It has always been spot on and fresh. My only complaints are how small it is inside and how unsociable one worker was. But it didn't take away from the taste of the food.

    (5)
  • Ayla W.

    I love Yats but I was a little disappointed today. Otherwise I'd give it a four. You pay more for a half and half order than you do for a whole order of something. Our half and half barely had any rice or stew and the bread was a little over buttered. So I say please enjoy this experience but don't be cheated. Your plate should be pretty full and the bread should be hot and not too moist. The host/cashier was friendly as normal and will help you figure out whatever your stomach desires! My suggestion is the B and B! Only if you like spicy things. Its delicious.

    (3)
  • Rachael S.

    The food here tastes fine, don't get me wrong. My main complaint is the pricing for what you're actually getting. Literally with every "full size" meal you get maybe 3/4 cup of white rice, and on top of that 1/2 cup of some sort of (probably previously frozen and definitely not made in-house) sauce with maybe 2-3 pieces of meat in it (if you're lucky/eat meat) and two pieces of bread. For $8-9? Really? The only thing worth paying full price for is their peanut butter pie, which they're consistently out of. Also, and this is somewhat irrelevant, but in the 6+years I've gone here I've only ever seen 20-30 year old "hipster" white men working behind the counter. What's that about?

    (1)
  • Chris M.

    One day, my brother (with whom I was living at the time) said his wife was going to stop at Yats for carry-out, and did I want anything. I'd never heard of the place, and was informed it was a local chain that served sort of Cajun-Thai fusion cuisine. I asked if they had gumbo, and was told they did sometimes but not today. My brother recommended a dish called "drunken chicken." "It's sort of like gumbo," he said. And since he was paying for it, I said, "Why not?" When I tried the drunken chicken, I found it was...not really a whole lot like gumbo. But what it WAS, in fact, was one of the best dishes I'd ever tasted. It's a sort of creamy, spicy sauce with chicken, tomato, and I don't know what-all else in it served over a bed of rice, with sides of bread with some kind of Cajun-spiced oil or butter on it. I ate every bit, and it was just so good that I almost wanted to cry when it was all gone. As soon as I could, I went down to the place itself and had some more. And it was every bit as good the second time as the first. And the atmosphere of the place itself isn't that bad, either. It's sort of dimly lit and cozy, with a decent mix on the Pandora station that plays over the mood-music speakers. (My only complaint is that sometimes the staff don't like the same songs I do and will hit the "skip!" button when a song I like comes on!) It's conveniently situated right across from the Greenwood Park Mall. There is free WiFi, too, which is always a plus. I've been back several times and have tried a couple of their other dishes (including the gumbo, which is quite good in its own right), but my heart belongs to their drunken chicken. One important thing to know about Yats: they only take cash, so better hit the ATM first. But if you find yourself there without enough cash on you, they're generally mellow about it; you can eat and then pay them next time you're in.

    (5)
  • Sean C.

    Sadly, I still do not like it, after trying it the second time. Simplistic take on crawfish and shrimp, very small portion size, and way over-priced for what it is. No, this is definitely not the real New Orleans thing.

    (2)
  • Brett G.

    Fantastic food. Come hungry and leave very satisfied. For vegetarians I highly recommend the mushroom étouffé. Delicious, if you can get it. I only wish it were easier to get in and out of this location. Just happy to have good food options south!

    (4)
  • Mark V.

    When this place was more reasonably priced, I use to eat here 4-5 times per month. Now I go once every one or two months. I went in for a visit last week and had a single item, extra bread and a drink and it was $9.00. Starting to get too expensive for a regular lunch spot. The food is excellent and consistent, but not expensive to make. Most dishes consist of rice, sauce, veggies and small amount of meat. I question the price increase. Maybe look to have a daily special at a lower price point. The staff was nice but not as friendly as the staff use to be in the past. This place was a five star place for many years, but the higher price point has lowered my rating. The positive is the food still taste really good. However, a lot of restaurants have really good tasting food for a couple bucks less than Yats. If you are bored of chain restaurants and think for yourself and are not manipulated by millions of dollars in TV commercials to make yourself believe you have to eat average to below average overpriced food at some chain restaurant, I am one of you. Let's all keep supporting the true food scene in Indiana.

    (4)
  • Sarah M.

    If I could give this 0 stars I would. I am shocked and appalled this place got such rave reviews. I am a transplant from N.O. new to Indy. I gave this place a try and threw it out after 2 bites. Why does the gumbo taste like beef stew? Spinach and mushroom etouffee?? Really? If a restaurant tried to get away with serving crap like this in my home town the locals would very likely stage protests at such an abomination. Oh, the jarred roux was a fitting addition to the gumbo. It was on par with the rest of the inferior ingredients being served at Yats. It is sad that they serve this to people and call it Cajun/Creole. I am tempted to open my own restaurant so the people get the opportunity to try real Cajun. I suppose it may take awhile since I'm heading to the hospital to have my stomach pumped and my taste buds removed!

    (1)
  • Valencia D.

    I've never had a bad dish at Yats! I love it there and now that I'm newly vegan, I called the College location and they warmed up their Vegan chili just for me and it was awesome!!!! Thanks guys!

    (4)
  • Heather B.

    Yummy good. I don't care where this food is made (rumors of Louisville), it's delicious. As for the service, no hipster dudes in greenwood only a very helpful girl who loved her job. My boyfriend very rarely likes this style of food and he even loved it.

    (4)
  • Liz S.

    I really like Yats' food. I mean, it gravy's cousin on top of rice. What's not to love? The atmosphere is normally really fun and outgoing. You always feel welcome there. The French bread with whatever type of oil/butter that they layer on is just delectable. The chili cheese etouffee is always a classic, but I love mixing it with a tomato-based jambalaya or creole to break through that cheesy goodness. But their jambalaya is really tasty and I believe I've tried their B&B? I think that's what I had. Whatever has the caramelized corn in it is just delicioso. I can't really speak for authenticity since I'm not the biggest expert on creole/Cajun cuisine, but I like it. That's all that matters to me!

    (4)
  • Amanda F.

    This location keeps getting busier and busier! Yey for Yats! I think that is partially due to the awesome guys working there that really make you feel welcome and are super polite. Same fare as the other locations, and just as tasty! Spinach and Mushroom will always be my favorite and so glad its a daily offering. Just add a little cajun power hot sauce (which they now sell) and you're set! Love my Yats!

    (5)
  • Chris Y.

    My advice for the first visit is to get a mixed plate with 1/2 chili cheese etoufee and 1/2 whatever sounds interesting to you. Trust me and everyone else on the etouffee. The etouffee is unnaturally delicious. Everything comes with bread which is properly used to wipe up every last drop of goodness from the plate. Everything is good, but the etouffee is particularly wonderful. I'm a regular here coming about once/month. Great food for a great price.

    (5)
  • Ashley R.

    I just went there tonight and it was right at closing...probably a little after actually. I was so grateful that they let me put in my to-go order in, it totally made my day! Chili cheese étouffée is awesome :). My husband loves the drunken chicken and jambalaya. And we normally get extra bread with our order because it's so good! So glad we have one on the south side!!!

    (5)
  • Stephanie D.

    I feel like Julia C. Om nom nom nom. I love me some Yats. OMG! Delicious :) I typically eat at the Mass Ave. location but the food doesn't change. It is always fresh, delicious, and tasty. I appreciate their consideration with veggie options and spicy options :) Thank Yats for making great food. I'll keep coming back :)

    (5)
  • Emilee B.

    My friends invited me to a party at their house. Since they live an hour away it was a given I'd be spending the night. They declared that anyone who spent the night had to go to Yats with them in the morning. I had never been before and didn't understand what all the hype was about but that changed quickly. After a night of drinking and waking up with a weeeee bit of a hangover, their Drunken Chicken sounded like the perfect selection. Turns out... it was! Oh my word, it was good! There was just one problem. No one told me to ask for extra bread. I ended up tasting what everyone else chose, and they were all delicious too. It's also important to note it's fairly inexpensive and they give you sooooo much food. It's awesome. I'm looking forward to my next visit. My next visit filled with extra bread!

    (5)
  • Kelly B.

    I wanted to give Yats 5 stars because I had their food once and it was fantastic. I'm only giving them two because I haven't been able to eat their food- I am vegan and they seem to be the only restaurant of the chain that doesn't have it. Every time I have called or stopped in the restaurant for the last 3 months they have not had that Vegan option. I am very disheartened they haven't brought it to this restaurant. I personally feel they would have much better business if they kept a Vegan option there!

    (2)
  • Jeremy W.

    Yats is great food fresh and fast for a really good price, chile cheese ettoufe with crawfish is beyond amazing I could live off this stuff. They also have other great dishes such as drunken chicken and chipotle chicken, anything they have is amazing, hot and fast and comes with awesome seasoned french bread and a drink all for under 10 bucks, I just recently stated going here and now I go whenever im in greenwood every weekend, only complaint I have is that there is not one in Franklin, which I think would do alot of business and no beer, but 5 stars every day for food and friendly staff cant say enough goid things about yats.

    (5)
  • Cara S.

    LOVE Yats!!! I like their concept, which gives me good, home-cooked food fast. The workers are always friendly, plus, it's super affordable for a nice portion size with some yummy garlic bread. Their vegan B & B (with black beans and carmelized corn) is my absolute favorite dish, and it's among my favorite dishes anywhere. This Greenwood location doesn't have quite the character of their original Broad Ripple location, but I'm certainly happy to have them here on the south side.

    (5)
  • Kate D.

    Love coming here. We stop here at least every other week. Two meals for adults and out for less than $15! I can barely do that stopping for fast food. The flavor of their food is amazing. Tad bit spicy, but I love cajun influenced food. And this is what I would consider my cold day comfort food! It's a good portion to eat half of, and save the rest for lunch the next day. Or if you are hungry its a savory filling meal. Apparently they post their menu for the day online, which I need to start following because I like their Drunken Chicken, but some of the more rare options are just amazing, and I want them but never sure when they have them!

    (5)
  • Danny B.

    The staff here is friendly and helpful and the food is prepared up to the usual Yats crockpot standards: cheap food in large portions that you drown in various kinds of hot sauce. However, this location appears to be the least likely to offer vegan options and I don't know if I've ever seen them advertise items online as gluten free. I'm honestly not sure how Yats, as a whole, was rated as the most accommodating restaurant for vegetarians and vegans in Indianapolis. While there are daily vegetarian options, the plant based options happen closer to monthly at some locations.

    (2)
  • Tara F.

    Want comfort food? Eat YATS! Customer service is great, food is DELICIOUS!, and prices are cheap. But don't plan on having intense conversation... you'll be too busy enjoying your tasty dish such as the Chili Cheese Etouffle, or the Spinach and Mushroom Etouffle (vegetarian).

    (5)
  • Sheila T.

    Found on Yelp when visiting, and was not disappointed. Funky decor, and great dishes and good choices. We had the curry, chicken and sausage, drunken chicken. All excellent, the rice was done just right, and a great value. My only minus would be the cleanliness in the dining area, at least at this location. There was a lot of dirty tables, and the stuff on the tables needed attention, dirty windows. Just a little TLC could go a long way. This location is convenient, right on 31 across from the mall.

    (4)
  • Erin C.

    As always the customer service is amazing (thanks for the generous extra slice of bread! Always appreciated!), the only thing that is better than that is the food. Literally to die for. I always get the spinach and mushroom etouffe or the b&b. Heaven on a plate. I'm pretty much a regular at this location and come almost once a week. I can't recommend this place enough :)

    (5)
  • Anastasia H.

    really good Cajun food. i got two of the vegetarian options: the BlackBean ( which was a sweet black bean and corn creation on rice) and the mushroom and spinach which was a more savory étouffée which a little more spice. They have about 15 items on the menu which you can order alone or do a half and half plate. I look forward to many more visits to YATS

    (5)
  • Rachel M.

    You absolutely can't go wrong with the chili cheese crawfish etouffee. Real cajun food? Um, no. But who the hell cares? When something tastes that good, you just accept it unquestioningly and bask in its cheesy, creamy, fattening glory.

    (5)
  • Carrie C.

    Awesome joint! Great food, laid back staff and the ambiance is incredible. If I'd had the time, I would've roamed the walls just checking out their posters. I've not been a huge fan of crole, but this place changed my mind.

    (5)
  • Brian M.

    ...and I was doing so well with my diet. Yes, it may not be the healthiest thing, but dear lord is it good! Tried the red beans & sausage and the drunken chicken, and it was fantastic! I just finished inhaling it, and I already can't wait to go back! Between this place and Thai Spice, I am thinking about just moving out of my apartment and living in a tent at the corner of 31 and County Line. Oh, and the bearded guy at the counter responds to every question/statement with "Rock 'n Roll." So they get an extra 10 points for that.

    (5)
  • Charla M.

    I love the food, but call ahead if you have a special craving because the menu rotates daily (we stopped going for a while because the drunken chicken & chorizo sausage étouffée were absent). I love the B & B & usually get more to take home, the pies are yumminess in a crust & the service is friendly (although I miss the guy that used to work the counter- the new folks never seem to recognize us & he showed us his art). All in all, if you give me almost any menu item & Saracha chili sauce- I'm good to go!

    (4)
  • Julia C.

    Nom, nom, nom.. YATS! I looooove Yats, but I think I love the Yats in SoBro a little more. Food is still good here it just tastes a little different than the one we usually go to. Same great atmosphere and of course it's always poppin' at Yats. We had to wait a few minutes for a table to open it was super busy. As it should be! Don't judge me if I order two helpings! ^__^

    (4)
  • Nathaniel W.

    Delicious! Yats has the combination of great service, food and atmosphere that keep me coming back. The jambalaya and maque choux are excellent. If you are ever in doubt of what you want just ask for a sample and the guys behind the counter will oblige. I highly recommend trying this restaurant.

    (5)
  • Clair T.

    Such a cool place. Easy to order. They let you try samples of the entrées. Chipotle Chicken is where it's at. And don't forget the peanut butter pie!

    (4)
  • Bruce H.

    In town on business and I wanted to try something different. Searched YELP for some ideas and found YATS. Not being familiar with Cajun food the guys were quick to explain the menu and also provide samples to taste prior to deciding. Their AC was not holding up to the 100+ degree heat outside, but the guys working were cheerful and very helpful. I decided to try small portions of the etouffee, gumbo, and red beans and sausage. All the entrees were very good and did not taste like the fast food variety. Prices are extremely reasonable and a great value for the price. I will definitely visit again when I am in town.

    (4)
  • Dez E.

    This is some delicious cajun food! The chili cheese etoufee is the best, and the bread is amazing. The extensive hot sauce selection, or should I say collection, is amazing, too. For about $7, you get amazing customer service, a huge portion, and a full belly. You also get an exciting ambiance with interesting decor and lively music. If you're not sure what to get, try a sample. If you don't like that, try another. You can keep sampling until you find something you love, and believe me, you will.

    (5)
  • David F.

    I was in this cafe the other day and had the gumbo. The roux was too dark and had very little taste. They are very cheap with what they give you so overall, a lot of money for some bland gumbo that is overcooked. The one thing about Cajun food, its cheap to make because its mostly inexpensive fixings. Onions, celery, beans, ham, sausage, chicken, and if you are a real Coonass....okra. It doesn't help when the help staff is a bunch of tattooed brain dead kids who couldn't point out where Louisiana is on a map. Real Cajun....Hell no!

    (3)
  • Andrew D.

    I normally frequent the Mass Ave Yats, but I was down in Greenwood running some errands and stopped in for lunch. The food was of course the same awesome food at any Yats. They did seem to have more selectoins at this location, maybe due to larger size. They had the Jambalaya which they don't seem to carry a lot on Mass Ave so I was really excited. The other difference was that if you were eating in they served you on real plates, which was nice. Save a little styrofoam from the landfill. Overall this is just as good as any other Yats, so if you're nearby stop in for a bite.

    (5)
  • Melody G.

    As a recent citizen of the city, I'm convinced that Yat's is my favorite discovery about the place. I love Cajun food, and the fact that I can get it so quickly, and yet it taste like it's cooked all day, is amazing. The French style bread they serve with the food is perfect, and I always ask for extra. You can get a "half and half", and get two different dishes. My favorite item is probably tied between the chili chicken étouffée, or the drunken chicken, though I'm a fan of the spinach mushroom étouffée as well. Inexpensive and tasty, what more could you ask for?

    (5)
  • James B.

    Good food good price. I'll go back for more

    (4)
  • Johnny B.

    Down to Indy to see my son. He suggested Yat's. He said, when they run out of something that is it! We only needed 1. He ordered the Chicken Etoufee and I had the Chicken Gumbo. Good sounding, but better eaten! He is no slouch to HEAT,but said it had a REAL KICK to it. I thought it was reasonably Cajun Spiced. Buyer Beware! Great tasting, great portions, and good price! Wish there was a reasonably $$$$ Yat's in Chicago. Hell, I might open one! Johnny Chitown....

    (4)
  • Chyna M.

    I do like the location on Mass Ave better, but the food is just as delicious here. I get the mixed plate with 1/2 Chili Cheese Étouffée with Crawfish and 1/2 Vegetarian Spinach and Mushroom Étouffée. I'm not a vegetarian now, but I used to be so I appreciate that they have yummy vegetarian options. I'm not a huge fan of their bread, but you really can't go wrong with any of their Étouffées.

    (4)
  • Amy P.

    One of the best Cajun places I've ever been to - and I've lived in Louisiana!!

    (5)
  • Amanda C.

    Cheap, delicious Cajun food served in a quirky and fun atmosphere! I was never so excited as when Yats opened in Greenwood. It definitely brought its Mass Ave coolness to the suburbs. Get a half-and-half plate to try as much amazingness as possible.

    (5)
  • Megan D.

    I have never been disappointed with the food or the quality of service at this particular location. I highly recommend it and you can't beat the price.

    (4)
  • Courtny M.

    Great Customer Service. You can get half oders and there is always something new to try!! The Drunken Chicken is my all time fav!! If your unsure of anything on the menu one of the guys can explain every dish to the T...and will also let you sample which everone you want to try. They also have a variety of different hotsauce to add to spice! LOvvveeee Yats

    (5)
  • Chris V.

    Always a treat. The food is cheap and really good.. Staff is always friendly and helpful. If you walk away from this place hungry, its your own fault.

    (5)
  • Matt S.

    I think it is fair to say that there aren't very many good, original, and inexpensive places to eat on the south side. No bias here, I live on the south side. If you haven't already tried Yats, then do yourself a favor and make it your next meal. But beware, if you order the chili-cheese ettouffee you very possibly will fall in love and forget about the other delicious options. If you are already familiar with Yat's other locations, then have no fear, the south side location offers the same great tastes. My one BIG complaint is that they often use Styrofoam plates, cups and plastic disposable utensils! Come on Yats, get with the times! I would give out five stars if it weren't for this big factor.

    (3)
  • Astral E.

    Amazing food! Could eat everyday! $5-7 a person, try the Maque Choux and White chili!

    (5)
  • Alice M.

    I've been here twice now, months apart. Once when it was packed, once when we were the only customer in the place. The service was top-notch both times! I was offered great recommendations and samples when I was undecided between a few dishes, even though they were busy they still wanted to ensure I enjoyed my meal thoroughly. The menu is pretty simple and to the point, the decorations/paintings are reminiscent of New Orleans, the staff is worth coming back for alone, and the food really hits the spot! I will be back for sure, with fewer times between the trips!

    (5)
  • Andrew M.

    First, the map is way wrong, so it is almost impossible to check in here. The food is excellent. For a first time Yats eater it was a little difficult to figure out the process for ordering etc. I had the etoufee, and my wife had the drunken chicken. Super Spicy, and really really good! Would be 5 stars if not served on styrofoam! The most ungreen option possible.

    (4)
  • Annette M.

    This Yats seemed to have more menu choices on the board than the Mass. Ave., Broad Ripple, or 96th Street locations... or maybe we were just there early in the day. Huge plus: real plates. Same kind and friendly staff you'll find in other Yats locations, maybe even more so! I was going to go for my usual favorite, the B&B, when I noticed (and ordered) mach choux - delicious!

    (5)
  • Brenda H.

    Absolutely loved this place. I had the spinach and mushroom over rice with some yummy sourdough bread. I ate the whole thing up. and Yes, i got a FULL plate. no HALF orders here. my BF comes here a lot and typically eats only 1/2 and saves the other half for a meal later on...i have absolutely NO idea how he does this!! my plate was clean, and if i didn't eat all of my bread right away, i would have literally cleaned off my plate with the bread!! FABULOUS!

    (5)
  • Becca N.

    Drunk Chicken and Chile Cheese Etoufee. I'd like it to be spicier coming out of the kitchen, but hey, this is Indianapolis and at least they've got bottles of hot sauce out for me.

    (4)
  • Douglas K.

    I simply can't get enough of Yats Southside. I've come to know the folks there and they're always helpful and great to work with. If there's anything with spinach étouffée, I'm all over it. Be sure to try the gourmet sodas along with your meal for a nice touch. Even though the portions are amazing, leave some room for the cheesecake. I've loved Yats for such a long time - it's great having one just around the corner. I'm there about every week or two. They also have some great Wifi if you want a place to just get some work done!

    (5)
  • Audra L.

    I seem to be the only one that doesn't love this place. I had heard a lot of good things about Yats and my boyfriend is a big fan so he took me there one afternoon. There were no customers when we walked in yet the place was a bit dirty (the floor could've been swept and some tables wiped off). There were two younger guys working and they kept talking to each other and I didn't feel they were very attentive to me as the customer. They seemed more concerned with their conversation. I liked the physical appearance of the restaurant interior. It was unique and kinda funky. They serve the food on styrofoam trays like a school lunch. That was a bit of a turn-off for me. I ordered the two half entrees. I got the chili cheese etoufee which was barely room temperature (seriously) and i found the flavor lackluster. My other entree was (I believe) the Chicken Maque Choux which was a tomato chicken dish served over rice. This dish was served hot and I found the flavor surprisingly complex but it was too acidic for me in the long run. I did, however, enjoy the cream soda they served. Overall, I was pretty disappointed with the experience and I haven't been back. I can be pretty unforgiving of restaurants when I'm spending my hard-earned money and don't feel like my patronage is valued. Poor service is the easiest way to lose me as a customer. : ( ***Update*** After a disappointing experience at Papa Roux's on the east side, I have upgraded Yats from two stars to three, because I'm now grading on a curve and my experience at Papa Roux's suddenly made Yats more appealing.

    (3)
  • Justin E.

    Good stuff, and inexpensive. Got the Jambalaya and have nothing to complain about. They've also got SriRacha and a cup behind the counter made to look like Master Shake. I'll definitely be back to Yats, even if based simply on the fact that they are reppin' Aqua Teen Hunger Force

    (4)
  • Carmen L.

    So during my stay in Indiana, my friend took me here and he raved about the food being amazing. So my group of friends and I came into Yats on a blazing hot Indiana day and we each ordered their split meal plates. I ordered the white chili with chicken and B&B (on their vegetarian menu- it's basically bean & corn). The serving plates looked small but it was filling to the point where I couldn't finish it. Their rice and bread was delicious. I would definitely order extra bread the next time I'm back here. My friends also ordered the etoufee and the jambalaya so here is my verdict on the food: The chili tasted good. If you like chili give this a try. The jambalaya was good too but be warned that it was SUPER spicy. My friends and I grew up in families eating A LOT of spicy southeast Asian food and this dish made us sweat a bit. After we finished eating, our stomachs were slightly warm. Not my favorite dish, but if you love spices try this dish, I absolutely fell in love with the etoufee and the B&B. The B&B was sweet so I paired it with one of the plethora of hot sauces they offered and it was just as amazing. If you dont know what to pick when you get here, these 2 would be a great starting point. Service was nice and friendly too so that's a huge plus. I would definitely be craving this place back here in Cali.

    (5)
  • Audra L.

    I LOVE YATS! So, I was very excited to find one on the South side when we moved down here! My fave dish that I recommend to everyone is the chili, cheese etouffee. I also enjoy the staff every time we go there. In the couple minutes it takes to order and get food, they are super friendly!

    (4)
  • Andrew S.

    First things, first. The location of this Yats on the map is wrong. It is on the corner of County Line and 31. I found this out by trying to check in here, and not being able to. I had the yummy Chili Cheese Etouffee for $5.37. Pretty good size portion, and very yummy. My wife got the same thing, only "half" the portion for $4.50. Very cool that Greenwood has one of the few Yats. Not complaining. I love supporting local restaurants. Feels a little out of place for suburban Greenwood, but hey, like I said before, I'm not complaining. Definitely try it out. They also have free wi-fi, in case you were interested. I don't think they mind people just chillin' in Yats either. I mean, the employees go and get on their laptops in between customers. It's a pretty laid back environment.

    (4)
  • Thu N.

    The bread is delicious and goes with everything. I prefer the broad ripple and downtown locations but sometimes find myself craving Yats while I'm on the south side. It's my favorite "fast food" although they don't have a drive-thru, they are very fast! I get the same thing each time Chili-cheese etoufee. Their Maque-Choux and Pazole Stew are great too! I have had the spinach and Mushroom etoufee with shrimp which is good but I could do without their shrimp even though I'm a huge seafood lover. I wish they would put their crawfish tails in everything thing they make, especially the Maque-Choux. YUMMMM If you follow them on text or facebook you will constantly be reminded of the flavors and coming in to get more. And after trying this place you will want to. Not sure what is in the glop of food over plain white rice but it's good and worth coming back for! :) The Greenwood GPS location might be incorrect? It never let's me check in here....food is great though and come often!

    (4)
  • T. M. G.

    I love this place. I am in this area a lot for work, and this is my favorite lunch spot. There are very few restaurant in this area worth walking into, and if you need something quick there is nothing- except Yats. I only get 30 minutes for lunch, and if Yats wasn't here I would probably just stop at the gas station and get a protein bar on my lunch break. I know that I can walk into Yats, order, and that my order will be up by the time I am done filling my drink at the fountain. I can sit and leisurely enjoy my meal- a fact which means a lot to me on a hellish day at work. If I went to a fast food joint I wouldn't even get my food this quickly. I would end up eating in my truck and off of a piece of wax paper no less!- Not to mention that the food would be disgusting. At Yats, I get some good food, it's inexpensive, the portions are enormous, and I never leave hungry. The staff is always very friendly and helpful, and they often pick up my plate for me when I am finished- something that-given the way the restaurant is setup- they definitely don't have to do. You are definitely supposed to bus your own table. While the outdoor seating nothing impressive and the only view you have is of the Greenwood Park Mall and the intersection of US 31 and County Line Road, it is great to be able to sit outside on a beautiful day. Really- how many places in Greenwood have outdoor seating? I can probably count them on one hand. My favorite is the B & B- black beans and caramelized corn, but everything is good- except for the Chili Cheese Etouffee with Crawfish. Why do they even bother putting crawfish on this at all? You certainly can't taste it over that cheesy sauce. This dish is an affront to the deliciousness of crawfish.- If the Hunter's Stew is available, order it. It is hardly ever around, and it is phenomenal.

    (4)
  • Kelly E.

    I love Yats, my favorite is the B&B, a combination of black beans and carmelized corn. I also love the drunken chicken. I always get the half and half, and it is reasonably priced, and more than enough to split with whatever cohort you are running with on that particular day. Only four stars for the food, the downtown location needs some renovation, its old and crusty, and never enough places to sit.

    (4)
  • Nico And Joan S.

    Great food with great price!! Usually I take the half and half plate to have 2 menus at the same time.. :)

    (5)
  • Heather H.

    Always awesome! Our faves include chicken creole and crawfish étouffée. Highly recommended!

    (4)
  • Scott R.

    For the price, you get a lot of food. The quality of the food is good but I wouldn't go as far as to call it great. All-in-all a good choice for a fast and cheap meal.

    (4)
  • Randal L W.

    I swear the cook here must have sold his soul down at the crossroads... Chili Cheese Etoufee is awesome. Drunken Chicken is awesome. White Bean Chili is awesome. Everything is awesome. This is comfort food in the truest sense. Wash it down with an Orange Cream soda. I always feel happier when I leave.

    (5)
  • Sundance T.

    Cheap and yummy cajun food. We have been here a couple of times and always enjoy the food. The people working here are also great in helping to decide what to get or answering questions.

    (4)
  • Shannon Y.

    I thought the food was tasteless. It had the wrong sausage in it. the menu was NOT authentic at all :( bummer

    (1)
  • Greg C.

    Yats is absolutely can't miss Cajun. I was so happy that they opened a location on the southside. Everything on the menu is tasty and fresh and it so affordable. Do yourself a favor and stop in. I cannot praise it enough.

    (5)
  • Thuy T.

    This Yats location isn't as lively as the Broad Ripple location but the food and service here is always terrific. I always get the Crawfish Etouffe to go and by the time I finish my hot sauce concoction...my order ready to go. The portion size is very decent for the price, I always ask for extra bread so I can soak up every last drop.

    (4)
  • Jenn B.

    This review is a little late but worth posting. I took my Dad to Yats a few days before Christmas. It was his first time and he rarely veers from his normal meat and potatoes road. The guy working the counter was so kind, explaining what everything was. He helped Dad order chili cheese etouffee w/crawfish and red beans and rice, which he loved! That same employee came by halfway through lunch with a take out order of the same half and half combo for Dad to take home just because! I love the food on it's own, but it's this kind of customer service that will have me coming back again and again!

    (5)
  • Kristin M.

    Food is delicious and reasonably priced.

    (5)
  • allison s.

    Local Yats I am so happy and excited to have a Yats on the south side. No, the ambiance is not the same as Mass Ave. and BR but this is a really big step up for the south side. You have to remember this is in a strip mall, on US 31, so to me having a Yats at all is great! I was here on opening day, the day after opening day, and the day after that... (then I went to Cali for a week) but have been back at least once a week since then. I love that we finally have another locally owned eatery to visit. Every day this place seems to get a little bit better and a little bit more familiar with the true Yats concept I have grown to love over my years in Indy. restaurant info: HOURS: Mon-Thur: 11am-9pm, Fri-Sat: 11am-10pm PHONE: (317) 865.9971 Entre Price Range: $4.50-$6.50 Payment: Cash, credit card and checks Specialties: Cajun cuisine including Etouffees and Jambalayas Misc: Wheel-chair-accessible, family-friendly Reservations: Not accepted

    (5)
  • Jason C.

    One of the best kept secrets in Indiana, shouldn't be!! Great place to go w the kids for quick, cheap eats!! Like fast food, with flavor and real plates! The rotating menu frustrates some customers but I love it because it makes me try new stuff. They even offer small samples so you don't accidently order something and not like it.

    (5)
  • Ed S.

    You can't go wrong with Yats, they have something for everyone. Like everyone else, I am addicted to the Chili Cheese Etouffe (although I can't spell it) But I must say, definitely try the other options, everything is delicious! I thoroughly enjoy the Ropa Sucia & White bean chili as well.

    (4)
  • Rosey F.

    Anyone from out of town, you HAVE to try this place. It's the one true "local foodie" restaurant that you can't get many other places. Joe is a godsend to the Indy area. If it's not true Cajun, it's certainly authentic to my remembered tastes and spices. The menu changes everyday, but I'm pretty sure they always have their most famous (and most delicious) dish, the Chili Cheese Etouffee. I recommend the Chili Cheese Etouffee, of course, but do a half and half with the B&B, Macque Choix, Jambalaya, or anything else that strikes your fancy. You can ask for samples if you're not sure and want to taste it first. The bread is good and you get unlimited refills at the soda fountain.

    (4)
  • Ryan D.

    I ate at this Yat's every Tuesday night for more than 2 years and I think I have tried everything on the menu. Here's what I love about Yat's: the price. They serve food that has flavor and it's super affordable. I don't love everything on the menu. In fact, I would say I strongly dislike about half the stuff. But that's cool, because with the variety of choices on their menu, there is almost something that sounds good. My favorite is the pazole. I have spent some time trying to clone that recipe. It is a Yat's original and you can't find a recipe for anything like it. I am also a huge fan of the Hunter's Stew, which is sadly rarely available in the winter. Sometimes I like the white chicken chili, but every batch varies in flavor. The nice thing is that they offer samples, so feel free to try a couple things before you buy, and make sure to grab some Cajun Power or Louisiana hot sauce and apply liberally!

    (4)
  • Robb M.

    If you want a very filling cheap meal that isn't a burger and fries, Yats is the place to go. The menu varies, which is a blessing and a curse. Vegetarian options are pretty good.

    (4)
  • Marshall C.

    I love Yats. It's good when you're craving something spicy. It's in our standard rotation of take-out restaurants. I do wish the bread was better, but that's a minor complaint. I always get 1/2 B&B and 1/2 chili cheese etouffee. With hot sauce, of course!

    (4)
  • Daniel S.

    In a word: amazing Really, really good food for the money. Pretty much everything is great, but for starters, get the Chili Cheese etoufee w/crawfish. Wow, wow, wow, is it good! Tons of different hot sauce bottles to choose from, which is a nice place. I also like that the people running the place play an eclectic choice of music (not your typical muzak here). All-around, this is one of the best values on the southside of Indy.

    (5)

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Opening Hours

  • Mon :11:00 am - 9:00pm

Specialities

  • Takes Reservations : No
    Delivery : No
    Take-out : Yes
    Accepts Credit Cards : Yes
    Good For : Lunch
    Parking : Private Lot
    Bike Parking : No
    Wheelchair Accessible : Yes
    Good for Kids : Yes
    Good for Groups : Yes
    Attire : Casual
    Ambience : Casual
    Noise Level : Average
    Alcohol : No
    Outdoor Seating : Yes
    Wi-Fi : Free
    Has TV : No
    Waiter Service : No
    Caters : Yes

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