Before we had kids, my husband and I enjoyed many meals at Yats, a super casual restaurant that services up cajun creole meals over rice. Not only do we really like Joe, the owner of Yats but we like that there are many 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 you wander in, but that’s okay, something super delicious will be there for you. This has pushed us to try many a new dish during our visit. 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.
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 $7 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).
Here is the copycat Yats Chili Cheese Etouffee with Chicken recipe.