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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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10:00 am - 10:00 pm
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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: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Outdoor Seating, Reservations

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  • 75
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  • 70
    Very good
  • 26
    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
Love the outside deck and the view

Big restaurant with a wrap-around deck overlooking Eagle Creek. There were many boats to watch on the water. We were there around 3:30-4:00 and were seated quickly. There were 6 of us and I think we've had that table before. Kid's menu for the grandkids and regular menu for the rest of us. We... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 30, 2015
yellowgeo
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ftmyersbeach,fl
Good for:
  • Scenic view
  • Special occasions
  • Doing business
  • Romantic
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

Stopped here to take my dad to dinner while he visited for a short spell. I loved the atmosphere, service, music, and ambiance of this place. However, the menu was way to large and the prices were a little cray cray. Don't get me wrong the food was eadible, but $20 for crab cakes that won a "contest" in 2011... More 

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ftmyersbeach,fl
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

Big restaurant with a wrap-around deck overlooking Eagle Creek. There were many boats to watch on the water. We were there around 3:30-4:00 and were seated quickly. There were 6 of us and I think we've had that table before. Kid's menu for the grandkids and regular menu for the rest of us. We ordered the tuna melt, chicken wrap,... More 

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valparaiso, Indiana
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

You have to love Ricks. We were there on Tuesday night, one of the few gorgeous days this summer. The parking lot was packed as was the restaurant. What a rarity, a restaurant in Indy on the water so everyone wanted to enjoy it. The food is terrific. On a chalkboard at the entrance is a list of all the... More 

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Zionsville
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

After trekking 30 miles on bike, I pulled into Rick's dry as the Sahara, hungry to get nourished for my trip back home. The atmosphere is terrific, a panoramic view of Eagle Creek Reservoir and the service by Teresa was excellent. I dined on the Mediterranean Tuna Melt and it was simply delicious and very tasty. To satisfy my Sahara... More 

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Greenwood, Indiana, USA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

Go in warm weather for the deck view. We had a great sunday afternoon at Rick's, sat inside but still enjoyed the view of Eagle Creek. Too hot outside. Our server, Savannah, did a great job. It did not seem crowded, however, if you were to put all of the people inside and outside in one room, it would probably... More 

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Noblesville, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

Wonderful food in a great outdoor setting next to Eagle Creek Reservoir. Watch the boats and enjoy a great meal.

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Scottsdale
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

We ate here three times during a week trip to Indy. The food is great and the view of the lake is lovely. My husband had the best pork chop he has ever had. It said it was tender and flavorful. I had the special with jumbo shrimp and stuffed with crab. My mother had the scallops and she loved... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

I love eating on the water. Not too many waterways here but this is a must. Live music and great service. food is excellent... This place is out west and secluded and quiet. very romantic.

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Nashville, Tennessee
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015 via mobile

It was getting late and I was afraid of what my food options would be nearing 10 pm after having tried three other restaurants closer to my hotel. (Wasn't getting service at those) So I remembered my friend suggesting Rick's Cafe Boatyard. To my great pleasure, not only were they still serving, but the staff was amazing, the food was... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

We decided to find a good restaurant not too far from our hotel and were very pleased to have found Rick's. The service was excellent, the waiter entertaining and the food excellent. The live music was a bit on the loud side but very tolerable and even enjoyable. Overall we had a great time and will be back next year... 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, 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: Scenic view, Special occasions, Doing business, Romantic
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?