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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)
(317) 635-0636
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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, Dessert, Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations

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    Very good
  • 144
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  • 54
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  • 24
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
One of the best stakes if not the best I've had

Wow is maybe the best word to describe it. I love Morton's and Ruth Chris and I thought this is the top before being there. The place is beautiful, the team is super professional, the wine selection is great (try the Pinot Noir from Dundee Hills), as well as the bourbon... The shrimp cocktail got... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 2, 2015
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Vienna, Austria
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  • Special occasions
  • Large groups
  • Bar scene
  • Doing business
  • Entertaining clients
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Vienna, Austria
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47 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

Wow is maybe the best word to describe it. I love Morton's and Ruth Chris and I thought this is the top before being there. The place is beautiful, the team is super professional, the wine selection is great (try the Pinot Noir from Dundee Hills), as well as the bourbon... The shrimp cocktail got the team really excited. Beware... More 

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Burlington, ON
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40 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

Just a really great, old school steakhouse done right. The shrimp cocktail with fresh horseradish is worth stopping by on its own. Add the selection of beer on tap, the great wine list, and the amazing service we experienced and you've got a home run. One of the best in the country I'd say.

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Chariton
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44 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Three had steaks and I had lobster. WOW that is all I need to say. Everything was the best of the best. The famous shrimp cocktails were out of this world. Horseradish lovers delight. Sinus cleared for a year.

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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57 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

We went there only for the shrimp cocktail (appetizers) and drinks. My husband has been there many times with customers and did not know about the room upstairs. It was perfect, quiet, a bit of a romantic feel and very relaxing. We enjoyed their "famous" shrimp cocktail and drinks upstairs on a small sofa. Perfect start to the night.

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Yes, a great ribeye steak cooked to perfection, medium for me. And yes, lobster macaroni and cheese. Practically two meals although the mac n cheese is a side. Great food, great service and excellent atmosphere. This is a normal stop for above average priced meal.

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Kansas City
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32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Yes, it is expensive. Yes, you can get as good of a steak for a better price. However, I really like this place. First, if you have a cold or sinus issues, try the shrimp cocktail. Wow! It will really open you up and help you breath clearly! I have never had a bad meal here ... but at these... More 

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Houston, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

The service was great. It was top notch fine dining great in a more laid back but still nice restaurant. The shrimp cocktail was overpriced for what it was. It tasted like big, previously frozen shrimp with an overly potent horseradish with a little bit of cocktail sauce. I get it being a "signature" dish, but they could have used... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

I have been hearing about how great of a steakhouse St. Elmo is for years, so I was excited when my wife and I moved to the Indianapolis area to finally have a chance to try the historic restaurant. My wife and I went there to celebrate our one year anniversary and we were not disappointed! Of course we started... More 

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

Wonderful, nostalgic restaurant as it is the oldest in the city! Great for celebrity sightings and perfectly prepared food.

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Raleigh, North Carolina, United States
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30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

Clearly an iconic restaurant with a familiar menu and enormous portions, now that I've been I don't need to return. Full disclosure: I'm not a steakhouse fan, but we met a large group of friends who insisted this was the experience of a lifetime. It was a great experience...just not memorable food. The steak, while perfectly cooked, was average, even... More 

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Additional Information about St. Elmo Steak House

Address: 127 S. Illinois, Indianapolis, IN 46225
Phone Number: (317) 635-0636
Location: United States  >  Indiana (IN)  >  Indianapolis>  > Downtown Indianapolis
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
Average Prices: USD 31 - 80
Cuisine: Steakhouse, Indian

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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: (317) 635-0636

Price and Cuisine

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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Special occasions, Large groups, Bar scene, Doing business, Entertaining clients
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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