The website for Pearl Street Pizzeria & Pub describes it as “a cozy pub vibe in a family-friendly atmosphere,” and as soon as you enter, you’ll understand why. On one side of the restaurant, a large bar sits against a wall of exposed brick and TVs, while a family dining room sprawls across the other side. The mix of a family-friendly atmosphere and pub feel is exactly what owners and Fishers residents Dave and Courtney Andrus were going for.
The couple opened their first Pearl Street location in downtown Indianapolis in 2010 and are also co-owners of Pure Eatery, which has locations in Fountain Square and in Fishers off 116th Street.
“We’re excited to be part of the growing community of independent restaurants in Fishers,” said Courtney.
The Andrus’ goal is to serve good quality food at a price point that makes sense for families. They use local produce and Midwestern sourced ingredients whenever possible.
“We pride ourselves on using fresh ingredients and make almost everything in house daily, including our dough,” said Andrus. “We only have a freezer for our ice cream!”
The menu features salads, pizzas, calzones, oven baked pastas, sandwiches, and wraps. Their only soup on the menu, the Spicy Chicken Gorgonzola, is so popular that they don’t even need a second option. The topping-heavy pizzas are recipes from a friend’s father and range from the Traditional Supreme and BBQ Chicken (Courtney’s favorite) to more artisan selections, such as the Mad Greek (pictured) and the Pear and Gorgonzola. Popular dishes include the Cheesy Breadsticks and the Shrimp and Pesto Flatbread, which is served on a gluten free crust.
Daily lunch specials include a slice of the day and sandwich of the day, which comes with salad. Drink specials include $1 off craft pints on Mondays, and half priced bottles of wine on Tuesdays. 22 rotating taps feature an assortment of Midwestern craft brews.
Unlike their downtown Indianapolis location on Pearl Street, the new Geist location has an outdoor patio and spacious dining room for private events.
When asked what sets them apart from other restaurants, Courtney said it’s their staff, service, and the community feel.