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Rick's Cafe Boatyard

4050 Dandy Trail, Indianapolis, IN 46254-9741
(317) 290-9300
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Ranked #146 of 2,029 Restaurants in Indianapolis
Price range: $40 - $50
Sun 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 12:00 am
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romance, Doing business, Outdoor seating, Special occasions, Scenic view, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: 38th Street
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English first
New Haven, Indiana, United States
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41 reviews 41 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

I have been wanting to try this restaurant for awhile and I was not disappointed! The place was decorated beautifully for Christmas. Its very warm and inviting. Our server did a wonderful job and was helpful describing items on the menu. The food was by far the best part! The grainey bread they served as a starter is a nice... More 

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Indianapolis, Indiana
13 reviews 13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

This was the first time my husband and I just decided to forgo the craziness of large family gatherings and Rick's just a 2 minute drive from home; so we went for Thanksgiving. They put us by the fire, next to a window over looking the lake. The holiday decor was up, they played awesome music and we could not... More 

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18 reviews 18 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

over the summer you can hardly get a table, but in the winter its a great cozy place. the service is great, food is delicious, and i feel that i can just sit back and relax. there is a band there every night of the week, deff a must visit

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Urbana, Illinois
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22 reviews 22 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

Wonderful atmosphere to eat in, right on the water. We always try to stop and have dinner when we are passing through town as the staff is very pleasant and helpful. The food is excellent, but maybe a little pricey so we usually split something on the menu as the meals are big enough portions to do that.

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Ellicott City, Maryland
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36 reviews 36 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

We had be taken here in the past for meals that we remembered as pretty good. The scenery is wonderful and perhaps our expectations were too high. We met a niece and her family here for brunch and left a little disappointed. I just felt that the brunch menu was catering to the high fat (cheese on everything) crowd, and... More 

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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

I've been to Rick's several times over the years and lately it seems to be going downhill. Went for brunch and it was not very good. The food was cold mine and my wife's and did not taste of much. The Bloody Mary was the worst I've ever had. For the prices that are charged just not worth the money.

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Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

Friends were visiting from California, and wanted to dine at Rick's. It was a nice evening, so we sat outside on the deck. OMG!! The gnats were SO AWFUL we could barely eat our food. The whole entire time, we were swatting away gnats. The food was just ok, nothing special. My fries were cold, and my friend's order was... More 

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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

Our first visit to Rick's Cafe Boatyard we started off our meal with the calamari strips. They were great. They were so good we ordered a second plate of them before our meal. I had the Atlantic Salmon Roulades and my husband ordered the Fishermen's platter. We really enjoyed our meals. Our only negative was our waiter, we ordered coffee... More 

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Leeds, United Kingdom
20 reviews 20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

We made a reservation before leaving England as we knew we would be eating on a Friday evening and all the reviews say this place gets busy. It was buzzing! It was a little cool to eat on the deck so we ate inside and enjoyed the live music with dinner. Tried Rico's Margarita and the Diamond Margarita whilst looking... More 

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Indianapolis, Indiana, United States
14 reviews 14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

It's been a couple years since the last time we were at Rick's. Our last meal there was disappointing to say the least. We decided to give it another shot, and we are glad that we did. We were treated to a beautiful autumn evening on the deck over looking the lake. It is hard to find a spot more... More 

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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, Seafood, Steakhouse

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