You can’t just call it a “Pub” because it truly is a “GastroPub!” Let’s define the meaning of gastropub, which is a British term for a public house that specializes in serving high-quality food, fresh in nature and extremely appealing to the taste buds.
The Flying Shrimp GastroPub located at 10462 Olio Road in Fishers does, indeed, live up to this British gastro food experience. A lot of new extras combine family dining and sports viewing including twenty-three 52-inch televisions and four 110 projectors for large-screen experience. And they have a very friendly staff who remembers your name.
The menu is packed with a solid variety of offerings from a footlong bratwurst to their bison ribeye steaks (which are locally grown). The house favorite would include the 1/2-pound lamb burger seasoned with rosemary and toppings including feta and kalamata olives. A secret sauce is added to make this a super choice of something new in the “burger” menu.
The chefs also supply diners with many fish choices including po’boy sliders, spicy shrimp cocktails, flying buffalo ship and fresh edamame steamed and sprinkled with sea salt, and a Norwegian salmon seasoned with their own lime pepper rub. The Flying Shrimp GastroPub also has vegetarian dishes, chicken, a Hoosier classic fresh-cut tenderloin offered grilled or breaded and delicious mancave wings with a little hotty or raspberry BBQ sauce that is really finger-licking good!
The bar offers a well-stocked selection of bottled beer and on-tap favorites from Bier, Dragonfly, Flat 12, Guinness, Sun King, and Upland. If you like martinis, this is the place for you as the selection seems endless. Patrons can also enjoy one of the area’s largest fine liquor selections in Geist just south of the reservoir. The Flying Shrimp GastroPub has created daily bar specials with Happy Hours Monday through Friday, which include $2 off all appetizers to boot.
You probably are familiar with the site that now holds the Flying Shrimp GastroPub as it was formerly called “Bubbaz.” I asked Matt Lecktone why he decided to change course with this new restaurant.
“I wanted this restaurant to be more about my style of cooking and a sports atmosphere where families can meet. As a child, my military parents moved me from one country to the next. At each new school, it was through sports that I quickly made new friends of various ethnicities and social stature. My wife, Paula, was born in Bolivia and I in South Korea. We met several years ago in a sports bar and dreamed of having our own gathering place to share our love of sports, great food, and fine spirits. As a former habachi chef in a Japanese steakhouse, I named our place Flying Shrimp GastroPub because you may see some shrimp flying around. We want you to enjoy your visit and to let us know if there is anything that is less than 100% perfect,” said owner Matt.
So if you are looking for a new flavor of dining with fresh, locally-purchased quality food and a friendly atmosphere, look no further than The Flying Shrimp GastroPub. This is just what the Geist neighborhoods ordered!
Flying Shrimp GastroPub
10462 Olio Road
Fishers, IN 46040