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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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11:00 am - 11:00 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: Late Night, Dinner, Breakfast, Brunch, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 89
    Excellent
  • 78
    Very good
  • 34
    Average
  • 14
    Poor
  • 9
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
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The ambiance at Rick's is great. Between the view of the lake and the live music playing in the background its a great place to relax with friends. The service at Rick's is also above average as is the wine list. I can only give it four stars though because I had ordered shrimp which was not... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Jultrunk
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Erdenheim, Pennsylvania
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Erdenheim, Pennsylvania
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27 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The ambiance at Rick's is great. Between the view of the lake and the live music playing in the background its a great place to relax with friends. The service at Rick's is also above average as is the wine list. I can only give it four stars though because I had ordered shrimp which was not deveined. I would... More 

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Thank Jultrunk
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41 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great place for family dinners. Scenic view overlooking water. Live music and watching sailboats keeps kids entertained while the adults catch up over a couple drinks. The eclectic menu has many options, and we have never been disappointed in the food.

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Thank jeff d
Eugene, Oregon, United States
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36 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

When I moved to Indianapolis, I did not know that this restaurant was very close to me! We finally decided to check it out. It's right on the water with a beautiful view of the river and the boats. They serve mainly seafood but also have a very diverse menu along with good drinks. I've been here several times now... More 

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Thank MatthewOrlov
Indianapolis, Indiana
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I took my husband here for valentine's day. He loved it. Can't wait to go back in the summer and sit on the patio and watch the boats. The water is beautiful and it's so queit. The live jazz is fun and elegant. Makes for a perfect night on the town.

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Thank Martina W
Union City, Ohio USA
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15 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2015 via mobile

We took a large family group to Rick's on a Saturday night. We had a wonderful meal that was reasonably priced and companied with wonderful service. I would definitely recommend this restaurant. The food was delicious, views incredible, and the live jazz was festive. The crab cakes were my favorite but the cocktails were yummy too!. Great meal! Great experience!

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Thank beachfan2010
Overland Park, Kansas
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339 reviews
222 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2015

I visited with a colleague and a customer on a weeknight and we really enjoyed the food. The calamari and stuffed mushroom appetizers were outstanding as was my red snapper entrée. If you want to earn extra points from me, serve your food on heated plates, which they did not only for the entrée's as well as the appetizers. A++... More 

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Thank Harry R
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57 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015 via mobile

We keep coming back. Great restaurant to fly to eat. KEYE across street. Last week food was excellent as usual. View awesome. Can't wait to go again.

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Thank Lance B
Indianapolis, Indiana
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

The food, service, and atmosphere are consistently good. I like to take out-of-town guests here, to impress them!

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Thank junie26
Indianapolis, Indiana
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26 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2015

"Best calamari I ever had, including what I ate in Italy," said my dinner companion. It was tempura-battered and fried lightly--not the small tentacles, but the larger body pieces, cut to order in the kitchen, according to our server. My wedge salad was superb and generous. It included a wedge of iceberg, plus baby lettuces. The dressing was house-made, with... More 

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Thank Thumper6666
Brownstown Township, Michigan
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248 reviews
165 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

Went based upon a recommendation. The location is perfect and the food is tops. Great service with a great wine and cocktail list. What could be better???

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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: Seafood, American, Steakhouse

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Scenic view, Business meetings, Bar scene, Families with children, Special occasions, Large groups, 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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?