Business Spotlight: Rockstone Pizza Pub and Big Lug Canteen

Writer  /  Kara Reibel
Photography provided


Nora has a new, fun and relaxing environment to enjoy great food and great beer.

Rockstone Pizza Pub and Big Lug Canteen is the latest restaurant venture for Ed and Eddie Sahm. Located near the southeast corner of 86th and Westfield, the pizzeria and brewery promises to become a go-to destination. Already popular in Fishers and downtown Indianapolis, the Sahms have opened their third location in Nora, bringing arguably their best effort to the north side of Indianapolis.

The Big Lug Canteen is for the 21 and older crowd while Rockstone Pizza Pub welcomes all. With outdoor seating alongside the Monon Trail, the location is quickly gaining in popularity as an al fresco dining destination.

The building itself offers a new modern look to Nora with excellent curb appeal and “trail” appeal alongside the Monon. The interior design is sleek yet provides a casual, relaxing atmosphere.

Rockstone Pizza Pub, known for their wood fired and traditional pizza, offers appetizers, salads, focaccia sandwiches and wood oven baked pastas. Salads may be ordered in small, large or family-style portions. The wood fired pizza dough and other breads are made fresh daily.

While you may be seated on the Rockstone side, the Big Lug beer is available to all patrons. For the beer connoisseur, the decision may be challenging, given the menu of craft beers on tap, bottled, canned and bombers. The wine list is impressive as well. The servers are knowledgable and can be tapped to assist with any conundrum that you might face.

Keeping community in mind, Rockstone Pizza supports nonprofits through their Give Back Mondays. This opportunity allows an organization to receive 30 percent of all proceeds of dine-in, carryout and delivery sales generated on that particular day.

Eddie Sahm has big plans for the back patio off Big Lug Canteen. This includes live music, outdoor games and more.

It’s great to have a place in Nora for a fun, relaxing evening with friends. The Sahm family has built a reputation on quality dining experiences at great prices. This is the latest in that trend and promises not to disappoint.

Visit in person and check out Rockstone Pizza Pub offers carryout or delivery.

“Between Big Lug and Rockstone, the Sahm boys are helping reshape Nora’s identity into a culinary hot spot. I’m glad they’re in the neighborhood!” shares Steve Homrig, a self-proclaimed “Nora dude.”

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