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Rick's Cafe Boatyard

4050 Dandy Trail, Indianapolis, IN 46254-9741
(317) 290-9300
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Ranked #144 of 2,000 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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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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Plainfield, Indiana
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62 reviews 62 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 NEW

We were here on a Saturday early evening. It was cool outside, but there was a heater over our table and we with our jackets on. Enjoyed seeing the sailboats in the water. There was some confusion about who our server would be, but eventually they worked it out and we had a very nice server. The bread and butter... More

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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 NEW

The view is awesome. You forget you are in the Midwest. Food wa awesome. Stuffed mushrooms Waitress was attentive Will go back

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Indianapolis, IN
13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

Fantastic view of water...I always feel like I'm in Florida when I dine here. Nothing beats sitting on the deck, watching the sunset and listening to the jazz coming from inside! The food is good but some items a little pricey! For me it is more about the atmosphere than the food anyway!!

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15 reviews 15 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

I love Ricks!! Hubby and I have visited Ricks for the last 14 years. Never once had a complaint about anything. The staff is friendly and the jazz....OMG!! The jazz is so great! I love live jazz, and I like that their jazz artist interact with us patrons. The food speaks for itself!! Another thing, on warm summer nights I... More

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Brownsburg, Indiana
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37 reviews 37 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

Dreary Day but inside the service and food was very good. I asked our server what was her favorite. She comment she liked so much but when I pinned her down - it was the crab cakes. I ordered and I would say that was very good. I would have tried it otherwise.

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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Went with a group of fourteen for a birthday lunch. Our server could not have been any more accommodating. The food, atmosphere, and service could not have been any better. I went there again for lunch for two and had a similar experience. I have been going there for years, and have never had a bad experience.

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Bloomington, Illinois
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27 reviews 27 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

I went to Ricks at the recommendation of a co-worker. I didn't know what to expect, but I was pleasantly surprised. The ambiance of this place is great. It could be on the east coast shoreline, but it isn't! The staff was friendly and did their job well. I went for lunch, and had the chicken and sausage gumbo and... More

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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44 reviews 44 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

This review is for Sunday brunch. We chose inside seating and were seated along the windows giving a nice view. However, the air conditioning vents are all along that window ledge, so it was uncomfortable with air blowing on us. The brunch menu ranges from 8 to 14 dollars. I have always ordered the Chesapeake crab cake with poached egg... More

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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68 reviews 68 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 via mobile

This truly looks and feels like you're on the beach in Hilton head or somewhere in the Carolina's. Awesome outdoor patio and a great live music ambiance. It is a bit pricey, but for the view and experience, it's worth a nice night out. We had the trout pate which was very good, the crab cake sand which which really... More

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Northwest Illinois
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29 reviews 29 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

Had a nice lunch on the deck overlooking Eagle Creek Reservoir on a beautiful Thursday afternoon. Lunch options range from $10-14. Two of us had the fish and chips which were good (yummy fries) and daughter had the tuna melt (looked and was very delicious), and one had seafood pasta. Generous portions. Beautiful views watching sailboats cruising around in the... More

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