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When there were no kids in the picture for our family and friends, we would spend a lot of dinners at Yats, a cajun creole “community restaurant”. Not only do we really like Joe, the owner of Yats but we like that there are four locations around town that we can visit wherever we happen to be and the food! Need we say more about the food?
If you have not been to Yats before or have only been once, you might be surprised to know that the menu is ever changing. If you fall in love with a dish, it might not be there the next time but that’s okay, this fact of life has pushed us to try many a new dish. The staff at Yats is pretty patient — they’ll let you sample everything if you want and they’ll tell you what is in each one. By the time you read this, Yats will have over 17,000 fans on Facebook. Seriously! 17,000 people can’t be wrong!
Our favorite menu items are the Drunken Chicken (not recommended for most children-spicy!), Chili Cheese Etoufee with Chicken or Crawfish and of course, Red Beans and Sausage (this is Lulu’s absolute favorite!). Entrees are priced at about $6 each and come served over rice with a side of bread. Yum!
Yats has FOUR locations in the Indianapolis area including Broadripple (5363 North College Ave, Indianapolis, IN), Downtown (659 Mass Ave, Indianapolis, IN), 8352 East 96th St, Fishers, IN (8352 East 96th St, Fishers, IN) and Greenwood (1280 U.S. 31, Greenwood, IN). Check their website for the daily menus for each location.
For Mother’s Day one year we made Chili Cheese Etouffee with Chicken for my mother in law. She LOVED it! While it was delicious, I would still recommend just visiting your local Yats to buy some, you will save a ton of time, loads of dishes and maybe even some money. Here’s the recipe just in case though.