Summer has arrived, and Geist Reservoir is bustling with boaters, sunseekers, and outdoor adventurers ready to soak up the warm weather. Since opening on Geist last spring, Wolfies has quickly established itself as a major waterfront destination.
While the Geist location is still fairly new, the family-owned restaurant has been around Hamilton County for 15 years. The original location opened on Morse Reservoir in 2004, followed by a location in Fishers off 96th Street in 2008, and later locations in Carmel and Westfield. The Geist location was a natural next step for the restaurant.
“Wolfies at Geist has always been on our radar,” said Alec Wolf, area director and Wolf family member. “Having experience as a lakefront restaurant, we have been encouraged to open our same concept elsewhere. Wolfies at Geist is larger than our original store but we felt we could provide the service, quality, and consistency the Geist community was looking for.”
While every location shares the same menu and signature Northern woods atmosphere, each restaurant has its own unique personality and vibe. For one, the sizes of the locations vary. While the location on 96th Street seats around 120, the Geist location can house more than 600 guests.
However, Alec says it’s the long-standing employees who keep the Wolfies culture intact.
“Our culture can be described as a PACK,” says Alec. “For the strength of the pack is the strength each member brings. We work together with respect, communication, speed, and great attitudes without the common poor traits a hospitality industry can bring. The foundation in our faith has helped shape characteristics we feel keep our team happy and cohesive.”
Popular menu items include the Wolfies Shrimp Cocktail (appetizer), French Onion Soup, Nyla’s Wedge Salad (named after Nyla Wolf, Wolfies’ co-founder), The Pan Crusted Chicken, Hand Breaded Tenderloin, and the Jalapeno Baja Burger. Recent new additions to the menu include the Bison Meatloaf and the Coconut Shrimp.
Wolfies also offers daily and monthly specials, along with hosting local in the Beer Garden. In July,