You may have noticed that I haven’t updated the blog in a while. Or, more likely, you had no idea. However it’s been a crazy few months, with UK winning the title, UK baseball playing like the top team in the nation and with me saving up for a long trip to the west coast, I haven’t really had time/money to do the reviews. Don’t get me wrong – I love doing this. In fact starting in the middle of June I’ll be back to my usual two reviews a month, so make sure to stop on by!
As we proved with Charlie’s Seafood, great food doesn’t always have to be expensive. In fact, Indi’s has a lot in common with Charlies: cheap and delicious food, great reputation around town, and it’s in a location that is just a pain in the butt to get to.
Like Charlie’s, Indi’s has an annoying habit of being filled up quickly, even though it has a drive thru. I’ve never been there when it wasn’t busy, so let me just say to everyone you CAN go inside and order, you don’t have to go through the drive thru. I can’t count the amount of times I’ve passed Indi’s and the line for the drive thru is next to the street, meanwhile no one has parked to go inside. Just because the building is straight out of the 1970s doesn’t mean you’ll fall into the “Springfield Mystery Spot” like Ozzie Smith and disappear forever.
As for the food, the decor says it all: it’s simple. Indi’s menu consists of fried chicken, french fries, fried fish, fried everything. They also have all comfort food side dishes that you’d expect, such as green beans and mac & cheese. I’ve eaten here roughly a dozen times since I’ve moved to Kentucky, and I will say that Indi’s is the REAL KFC, not that colonel fellow. Do yourself a favor and try the spicy wedges and spicy chicken wings – trust me, you’ll love it.
The chicken has always been perfectly cooked, always perfectly seasoned, and always served quickly as possible.Not only that, but it’s pretty inexpensive. If you can deal with the traffic, it’s worth the wait.
There are also Indi’s in Louisville which look similar, so I’m pretty sure this is a chain and therefore against the point of this blog. However it appears it’s a Kentucky-based chain that serves down-home meals and doesn’t face the usual chain pitfalls of moody teenage waiters and frozen, tasteless food. One of the reviews I read online had some guy complaining a location in Louisville had Indian owners who were “posing as serving authentic southern cuisine”, which is the biggest “derp” I’ve seen in quite some time. Indi’s could be owned by Daleks for all I care, just as long as the food stayed great.
Go check out Indi’s, either in Lexington on North Broadway or in Louisville at any of their locations. It’s worth it. However if one is actually owned by Daleks, be careful.
Overall – A