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Rick's Cafe Boatyard

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4050 Dandy Trail, Indianapolis, IN 46254-9741 (38th Street)
(317) 290-9300
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Today
11:00 am - 12:00 am
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Hours:
Sun 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Brunch, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations

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  • 65
    Excellent
  • 67
    Very good
  • 25
    Average
  • 13
    Poor
  • 8
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Nice view and very good food

Lake view and great seafood. Had the chowder and shrimp. Absolutely loved it. Was busy on a Friday night but worth it.

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 29, 2015
Kim P
Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Scenic view
  • Romantic
  • Entertaining clients
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Danville
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66 reviews 66 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

We went to Rick's on the recommendation of a friend - great advice. We got there about 5:25 PM and a weather front was coming through (lots of wind). We ate on the deck and the clear plastic wind screens kept the wind from blowing us away. I had a caesar salad that was very good sized. We had the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

Lake view and great seafood. Had the chowder and shrimp. Absolutely loved it. Was busy on a Friday night but worth it.

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Indiana
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179 reviews 179 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

I have eaten here many times over the years with family, friends and business associates! Food is good and service is normally good! Fun to sit outside for lunch or dinner with good weather! Try it, you will have fun! Please let me know if this review helps you! Thanks!

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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242 reviews 242 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
132 helpful votes 132 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

Stopped in on the way back from an appointment earlier this spring. Sat outside on the deck. It was cool and breezy so they had the tarp down and we chose that covered outdoor area for the comfort. Enjoyed eating with a view of the water and marina. Good service as there is a bar outdoors so drinks came quickly.... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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207 reviews 207 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

We sat outside and had excellent service and views. With a large party, not one person was disappointed with their entree selection,. The happy hour was decent as well. Our waitress did a great job and the other servers helped out which is nice. The view of the water was nice, the gnats that came with it, not so much.... More 

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Fuquay-Varina, North Carolina
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54 reviews 54 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

I've been here twice already this trip and both meals were exceptional. The first lunch was with my coworkers and we shared a Baked Goat Cheese and Chef’s Combination (Tempura fried calamari, jumbo fried shrimp, and chicken cordon bleu fingers) and everything was really good. I got the Blue Cheese Broiled Steak Salad and it was good. I asked for... More 

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Indianapolis, Indiana, United States
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

The view in the outside bar and outdoor seating area is amazing! You overlook Eagle Creek Reservoir and part of the dam. Boat docking is available and I recommend it. The food is sometimes hit and miss and somewhat pricey. Drinks are good, but on the pricey side, but a great place to head for appetizers and drinks or to... More 

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Indianapolis
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44 reviews 44 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

We stopped for lunch, sat outside facing the water and it was absolutely beautiful. We were under roof, protected from the sun on a very warm day. Ordered the seafood appetizer of shrimp, calamari, and chicken cordon blue. It was amazing and filling, we our lunch entries but could not finish and took them home. I ordered the Mediterranean tuna... More 

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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82 reviews 82 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

A must with the new outside seating area. Food is excellent and service is always top notch. I would like to see more variety in the menu, and they have printed new ones, but still the entrees are about the same. Would go here more if there was a change in options, and had some small plate offerings. Salads are... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

This is an excellent restaurant for lunch or dinner. If you are a pilot, bring some friends and fly in. Beautiful lakeside facility with many excellent seafood choices. Every one of my visits has been rewarded with good food and friendly sta5.

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Additional Information about Rick's Cafe Boatyard

Address: 4050 Dandy Trail, Indianapolis, IN 46254-9741
Phone Number: (317) 290-9300
Location: United States  >  Indiana (IN)  >  Indianapolis
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Saturday 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Average Prices: USD 40 - 50
Cuisine: American, Steakhouse, Seafood

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 4050 Dandy Trail, Indianapolis, IN 46254-9741
    (38th Street)
  • Location: United States  >  Indiana (IN)  >  Indianapolis
  • Phone Number: (317) 290-9300

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 40 - 50
  • Cuisine: American, Steakhouse, Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Doing business, Special occasions, Scenic view, Romantic, Entertaining clients
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Saturday
11:00 am - 12:00 am

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?