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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 1,960 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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3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW 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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW 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 NEW

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

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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Indianapolis, Indiana
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

St. Elmo's has a nice old-timey feel, and the staff seems dedicated. The much vaunted shrimp cocktail is, in fact, delicious. And I have no doubt, it's a good place to stop for a drink (or a bottle of wine). But the steak itself, at least a couple of years back, was a huge disappointment. It certainly is not prime,... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

Even though St. Elmo's is the most famous downtown steakhouse, it is not my favorite. Unless you are a VIP, you eat dinner in a crowded room with about 100 people sitting practically in your lap. Their shrimp cocktail is world famous, but I'm allergic to shellfish, so I've never been able to have it. Their steaks are OK, but... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

My husband took me here for our anniversary. We have been back since then and have enjoyed it every time. The atmosphere is great, a little upscale, but not too fancy. We enjoyed the bread, and we enjoyed our meals. The steak is great and the pork chops were plentiful. Plan on spending about $100 a couple, but well worth... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

Great service and great food. Plus it's just a fun place to hang out. Not a family place. Adults only in my opinion.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

This place was a bit overhyped for me. I went in there expecting something amazing and what I got was rather run of the mill. I would never go back because it cost me $200 for a meal that I thought was equal to the quality of one worth about $60.

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