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Rick's Cafe Boatyard

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4050 Dandy Trail, Indianapolis, IN 46254-9741 (38th Street)
(317) 290-9300
Website
Today
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Closed now
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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
Good for:
Casual Elegant
Romance
Doing business
Outdoor seating
Special occasions
Scenic view
Entertaining clients

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 57
    Excellent
  • 60
    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
Most recent review
Girl's Lunch

Had lunch with BBF there and the food and service was excellent. I had the crab cake sandwich I love the sauce. Just take the bread off! And my friend had the crab cake salad. Not much sunshine outside but sunny inside. I also like the black bean soup.

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 26, 2015
linda c
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Carmel, Indiana
Good for:
  • Casual Elegant
  • Romance
  • Doing business
  • Outdoor seating
  • Special occasions
  • Scenic view
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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163 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Carmel, Indiana
Senior Contributor
42 reviews 42 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

Had lunch with BBF there and the food and service was excellent. I had the crab cake sandwich I love the sauce. Just take the bread off! And my friend had the crab cake salad. Not much sunshine outside but sunny inside. I also like the black bean soup.

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Danville, Illinois
Senior Contributor
40 reviews 40 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 NEW

Upon arrival to the Cafe, we were pleased to see the "East Coast" vibe the outside of Rick's. We arrived during lunchtime and were seated right away. We had a wonderful view of the water and were greeted by our friendly waiter. He asked if it was our first time (it was) and he welcomed us. We came at a... More 

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Indiana
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

This is a really nice place to spend a lunch. Beautiful views of the 'lake' along with the marina. The food is very good, if a touch pricy. A real good place to do a business lunch.

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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

The seafood is amazing! Every time I'm here I feel like I have left Indianapolis. It is scenic inside and out. I love the Louisiana Cajun blackened fish as well as the calamari; best in the city. So many wonderful options including their crab cakes. This is a must see and must eat in Indy!

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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17 reviews 17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Enjoyed a nice meal at Rick's. Food served up fresh, great service in a timely fashion. Can't wait to eat here again.

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

Hadn't been to Rick's in a long time & I forgot how tranquil & serene the ambiance is by the lake. Had lunch w/a friend of mine who happens to be a local celebrity. The hostess & waiter couldn't have been any more professional I had the tilapia along w/an appetizer of stuffed mushrooms. It wasn't too busy since we... More 

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Indianapolis, Indiana, United States
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18 reviews 18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

Ricks is the best for a cocktail in the summer out on the deck or a romantic evening by the fireplace in the winter! The holiday decor through the month of December is stunning.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

Another one of my must stop places for dinner. Rick's never disappoints! Great fresh seafood and awesome service!

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Trinity, Florida
Top Contributor
74 reviews 74 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

Can't decide weather the food or the atmosphere was the best part. I have been wanting to try this place for a number of years. It speaks well that it has been open for a long time as restaurants go. Good service and I just had a brunch item which was okay. If I am in the area again I... More 

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New Haven, Indiana, United States
Top Contributor
53 reviews 53 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 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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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: Romance, Doing business, Outdoor seating, Special occasions, Scenic view, 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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?