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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 - 12:00 am
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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: Dinner, Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 63
    Excellent
  • 63
    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
Can't beat the view

The view in the outside bar and outdoor seating area is amazing! You overlook Eagle Creek Reservoir and part of the dam. Boat docking is available and I recommend it. The food is sometimes hit and miss and somewhat pricey. Drinks are good, but on the pricey side, but a great place to head for... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 12, 2015
Cara L
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Indianapolis, Indiana, United States
Good for:
  • Entertaining clients
  • Scenic view
  • Romantic
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
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172 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Indianapolis, Indiana, United States
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

The view in the outside bar and outdoor seating area is amazing! You overlook Eagle Creek Reservoir and part of the dam. Boat docking is available and I recommend it. The food is sometimes hit and miss and somewhat pricey. Drinks are good, but on the pricey side, but a great place to head for appetizers and drinks or to... More 

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Indianapolis
Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

We stopped for lunch, sat outside facing the water and it was absolutely beautiful. We were under roof, protected from the sun on a very warm day. Ordered the seafood appetizer of shrimp, calamari, and chicken cordon blue. It was amazing and filling, we our lunch entries but could not finish and took them home. I ordered the Mediterranean tuna... More 

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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80 reviews 80 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

A must with the new outside seating area. Food is excellent and service is always top notch. I would like to see more variety in the menu, and they have printed new ones, but still the entrees are about the same. Would go here more if there was a change in options, and had some small plate offerings. Salads are... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

This is an excellent restaurant for lunch or dinner. If you are a pilot, bring some friends and fly in. Beautiful lakeside facility with many excellent seafood choices. Every one of my visits has been rewarded with good food and friendly sta5.

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Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

We come here several times a year. Fly into Eagle Creek Airport and walk across street. Great food and nice view. Fun outdoor dining as well.

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Fort Wayne, Indiana
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22 reviews 22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

we were lucky to have been here on a beautiful warm day and enjoyed our dinner on the deck. The restaurant is in a great setting, right on a reservoir, and is very scenic. There is plenty of space on the deck for drinks or dinner, and the staff is very friendly and helpful. It's a real luxury to be... More 

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Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

Driving through Indianapolis, my teenagers and I were hungry and couldn't decide on what to eat. I drove by Ricks, we never been here before before always wanted to try it. So we decided to go ahead and eat here and I'm glad we did. We were greeted right away and shown to a booth near the back end of... More 

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Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

Had a nice dinner with a great view. We had the grilled seafood platter which was good and plentiful. Love the atmosphere and outdoor seating. Steve was our waiter and he did a great job.

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Hebron, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

Great location, very easy to get to. It's got a water view as it's located right on a reservoir. It's across the street from a small airport but you'd never know it - there was no excess noise. We had dinner right around sunset and it was just a very nice and relaxing dinner. Food we had was very good,... More 

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Carmel, Indiana
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42 reviews 42 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

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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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: Entertaining clients, Scenic view, Romantic, Doing business, Special occasions
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?