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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 - 11:00 pm
Open 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
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Good for:
Casual Elegant
Romance
Doing business
Outdoor seating
Special occasions
Scenic view
Entertaining clients
Breakfast/Brunch
Reservations
Late Night

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 54
    Excellent
  • 59
    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
Good food, good service

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

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 18, 2015
JohnRo1958
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Indianapolis, 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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159 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Indianapolis, Indiana
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16 reviews 16 reviews
12 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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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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
Reviewer
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
69 reviews 69 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 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
Senior Contributor
42 reviews 42 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 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
Contributor
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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Contributor
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
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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
Senior Contributor
49 reviews 49 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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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, Seafood, Steakhouse

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?