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St. Elmo Steak House

127 S. Illinois, Indianapolis, IN 46225 (Downtown Indianapolis)
(317) 635-0636
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Ranked #7 of 1,968 restaurants in Indianapolis
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Price range: $31 - $80
Cuisines: Steakhouse
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Good for: Bar scene, Large groups, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Neighborhood: Downtown Indianapolis
Cross street: Maryland
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Maroa, Illinois
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70 reviews 70 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014 NEW

We had a great dinner at St Elmo's Steakhouse on our 37th Anniversary last week. We are from out of state but my husband had a meeting in Indianapolis and I came with him because it was our anniversary. Everyone told us we need to try St Elmo's steakhouse. We were very impressed with our experience, a true old fashion... More

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17 reviews 17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014 NEW

Came here with business associate who highly recommended it and I see why. Exceptional service, the atmosphere was great with that old steakhouse charm and the food was outstanding. Of course the shrimp cocktail must be discussed as that's their signature appetizer with the cocktail sauce that is like none other. If you like horseradish, which I do, this is... More

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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78 reviews 78 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 NEW

The oldest established steak house in downtown Indy. Relies on it's reputation and "celebrities that dine there when in town. Shrimp Cocktail is to die for but better steaks available. Kinda have an attitude. Perfect evening for me is St. Elmo's shrimp cocktail and a Ruth Chris steak.

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Indianapolis, Indiana
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

This old fashion steak house has a formula that has not changed in years nor does it need to change. From the shrimp cocktail with the nose burning horse radish sauce to one of thickest best cut of meat you will ever have cooked to perfection, St Elmo's will not dissapoint. The wine list is extensive but overpriced and the... More

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Washington, DC
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39 reviews 39 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

Loved this place! We knew it was a local favorite when we saw it and stopped in to get some food at the bar. We had to try the famous shrimp cocktail and it did not disappoint. It did clear out my sinus's! I should have bought the cocktail sauce to go. Great food, great atmosphere. Make a reservation!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 via mobile

I was told the steaks and atmosphere were great and I was not dissappointed. Steak was big, thick, juicey and cooked to perfection. Simply delicious. Take lots of money, but worth it.

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Indianapolis
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29 reviews 29 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

Back to basics at St. Elmo's...it has not changed a lot since I first dined there about 30 years ago. This is the classic steakhouse, a bit updated with some offerings other than beef and not a lot of "mystery" ingredients. At present, I do not do chicken or beef, but the shrimp cocktail is amazing, with respect to the... More

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 via mobile

Great steaks, shrimp cocktail, service is excellent! If you're on a budget you might wanna skip it, but well worth the money.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

St. Elmo is simply an old fashioned steak house. It does serve extremely huge portions of beef that are prepared as expected from a good steak house. Their Shrimp Cocktail is "famous", but only because they grate a huge amount of fresh horseradish into their cocktail sauce. That means your eyes and nose will burn and water profusely while you... More

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Indianapolis
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

When I go on a date with my husband or a favorite night out with a friend you can count on St. Elmo's to be classy and great food. Bloody Mary, shrimp cocktail, any entree. Great!

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