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St. Elmo Steak House

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Downtown Indianapolis
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127 S. Illinois, Indianapolis, IN 46225 (Maryland)
13176350636
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Today
4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Fri 4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Sat 3:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Full Bar, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Valet Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Food and Service are Fabulous

We dined here on a Monday night and the service and food were both exceptional. Of course you have to have their famous shrimp cocktail. The steaks never disappoint and the sides were fresh and tasty. We shared a piece of bread pudding at the table for four of us, and still took some home! We... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Debra B
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Brookston, Indiana
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Brookston, Indiana
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26 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We dined here on a Monday night and the service and food were both exceptional. Of course you have to have their famous shrimp cocktail. The steaks never disappoint and the sides were fresh and tasty. We shared a piece of bread pudding at the table for four of us, and still took some home! We were very satisfied.

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Thank Debra B
Indianapolis, Indiana
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We find any special occasion to go there either for a cocktail and appitiser or a awesome every time meal. Staff is great, food is great, shrimp sauce crazy...

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Thank IndyRon53
Indianapolis, United States
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7 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Love St. Elmo's! It is one of few historic and local restaurants. I love the shrimp cocktail, steak and chicken. Walking distance to hotels and convention center. Family owned business.

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Thank Trish M
Lansing, Illinois
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17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

An interesting steak house. Decent quality food but absolutely uninspired. Perhaps it is the traditional way that the food is prepared that leaves it flavorless but it really seems like apathy when viewing their food from the dining table. Even requests like medium rare seem difficult for the chef to nail when ordering one of their (pricey) steaks. Nice ambiance.... More 

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Thank Dana W
Indiana, United States
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Let me begin by saying this: I am a vegetarian. Why did I go to St. Elmo then? Friends. Enough said, I believe. They have only one vegetarian dish on the menu (the veggie pasta), and it was one of the best I ever had. The loaded potato was very delicious too. Ask for tomato juice to start with, and... More 

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Thank Pradeep G
Newburgh, New York
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126 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

You HAVE to go here at least once in your life if you come to Indy and you are a steak person. However, be prepared for a somewhat disappointing experience. This place is a lot of hype, and short on deliverance. Perhaps this is Indy's best foot forward in the steakhouse realm; I don't seriously think so. Had the lobster... More 

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Thank Ray S
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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132 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is a old famous place that doesnt disappoint. The staff could be more friendly but they dont have to, the place is packed all the time. Food is good, not cheap. I recommend reservations so they you can get a seat.

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Thank kayakgirl75
Vienna, Virginia
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We went to Indianapolis for the very first time but my husband went to school at IU so he knew of St. Elmo's and it's shrimp cocktail. The shrimp cocktail was awesome -tell them to go light on the horseradish if you don't like spicy food!- we had the prime rib which was probably not prime and I think I... More 

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Thank VABlochers
Andover, Massachusetts
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50 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Had an awesome steak dinner here. The waiter explained how the steak would be cooked in detail and it was cooked exactly the way we ordered it--and that has not been the case even in many fine dining situations I have experienced in the past. The interior is a little dark but seating was cozy. The waiter was able to... More 

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Thank AshnaSales
Cincinnati, Ohio
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129 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Enjoyed a great late night dinner here recently. The steaks are charcoal grilled, not broiled as may be the case in other establishments. Of course, we started with the famous shrimp cocktail and that sauce that knocks your socks off. The service was excellent as well.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 127 S. Illinois, Indianapolis, IN 46225
    (Maryland)
  • Location: United States  >  Indiana (IN)  >  Indianapolis>  > Downtown Indianapolis
  • Neighborhood: Downtown Indianapolis
  • Phone Number: 13176350636

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 31 - 80
  • Cuisine: American, Steakhouse

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Large groups, Bar scene, Special occasions, Business meetings, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday
4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
3:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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