Dining

L.S. Ayres Tea Room™

Enjoy traditional favorites from downtown Indianapolis' L.S. Ayres department store tea room such as chicken velvet soup, Monte Cristo sandwiches and chicken salad. 

The L.S. Ayres Tea Room™ is open for the winter holiday season, from November 23, 2018 through January 6, 2019.

Host an Event at the L.S. Ayres Tea Room™
Nostalgic elegance and delicious food make the L.S. Ayres Tea Room® a lovely venue for a range of
events from luncheons to reunions, showers to holiday gatherings. A recreation of the original, your
guests will be immersed in a beautiful setting throughout your event.

The L.S. Ayres Tea Room™ is available for private dining to groups of 15 or more throughout the year. A special group menu applies, and at least two weeks’ notice is required. Please call us at 317.232.1637 for more information. 


Farmers Market Café

Enjoy the best view in the city at the museum's Farmers Market Café. With indoor and outdoor seating, the menu is reflective of Indiana’s heritage as a source of fresh, local produce with seasonal menus and fresh soups, salads and sandwiches. The Farmers Market Café is located inside the museum just off the canal on level 2. 

The full menu is available from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. 

Visit our grab-and-go cooler until 5 p.m. for a selection of sandwiches, salads and snacks. 

Food service at the Indiana State Museum is provided by Kahn’s Catering