If you’re in the mood for a juicy, mouth-watering steak, or are itching to quench your thirst with some flavored moonshine, there’s a brand-new restaurant in town that you’ll want to check out. Outlaws Steak & Spirits just opened in February with a tasty menu that will encourage you to return, time and again, to try something new.
“Obviously people gravitate towards our steak menu, which is expanding,” says Owner Blake Lilly. “Now we are serving fillet, rib eye, tenderloin medallions and New York strip, but in the future we will also have kabobs and sirloin steak as well.”
Steaks aren’t the only draw, however. People also love the burger options such as the Original Outlaw Burger, their signature half-pound burger patty served on a pretzel bun with jalapeño cream cheese, lettuce, tomato and red onion, stuffed with their house cheese filling. Another fan favorite is the Bandit Burger Melt, a scrumptious half-pound smash burger patty served on sourdough bread, topped with havarti, gouda, cheddar, caramelized onions and bacon, with sriracha mayo served on the side. For those who don’t care for steak or burgers, they also serve pork chops, Atlantic salmon and grilled chicken.
Don’t let the name of the restaurant fool you. They also serve delicious southwestern egg rolls, which consist of a colorful combination of blackened chicken, black beans, corn, jalapeño jack cheese, red peppers and spinach. They’re wonton-wrapped and deep-fried with choice of salsa verde or cheese sauce.
“Those egg rolls are a big draw,” Lilly says.
They also serve a variety of soups and salads, sandwiches, sides, pastas, wings and desserts – all made from scratch. As for drinks, they specialize in moonshine.
“Our signature drinks have moonshine in them,” Lilly says. “They taste so good.”
For instance, their Signature Bloody Mary is made with dill pickle moonshine, Purple Rain is made with blackberry moonshine, Peach Bliss is made with peach moonshine, and Baked Apple Pie and Apple Pie Mule are both made with apple pie moonshine.
Lilly, who previously worked as a contractor in Wisconsin and Minnesota, has family who once worked in the food industry. When COVID-19 hit, it was a devastating blow to many restaurants across the country. Lilly had a hunch, however, that post-COVID, the public would be eager to start going back out to restaurants after having been confined to home cuisine and takeout for the better part of two years. He decided to pursue a long-time passion and open his own restaurant. He began tossing around different concepts and landed on a catchy name – Outlaws Steak & Spirits. Their tagline is, “No rules – just rights,” as they pride themselves on serving quality products in a friendly, supportive atmosphere. Though this is his first restaurant, he plans to open a couple more locations in the future.
Despite the fact that restaurant ownership is a tough business, especially right now with widespread workforce shortages, Lilly is thrilled that he chose to open Outlaws Steak & Spirits because nothing pleases him more than seeing people with smiles on their faces and knowing that he helped put them there.
“It’s good to see people interact and be happy,” he says. “I know there’s a lot of negativity out there, but I believe there are a lot of positive people in the world and I love to see them. That’s my favorite part about owning a restaurant – the people.”
He chose to open in his Noblesville location because he was drawn to the clean area that offered lots of great shopping. The plan is to schedule a grand opening some time this month.
The nearly 4,700-square-foot restaurant has a hybrid atmosphere, as it’s a family steakhouse with a sports-bar theme, complete with 25 televisions. The restaurant can seat between 150 and 180 people, and the bar can seat 50. Once the weather breaks and the temperatures begin to warm up, the staff can open the garage doors to let in some fresh air.
Outlaws Steak & Spirits is located at 13871 Cabela Parkway in Noblesville. For more information, call 463-238-1503 or visit outlawssteakspirits.com.