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St. Elmo Steak House

Certificate of Excellence
Downtown Indianapolis
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127 S. Illinois, Indianapolis, IN 46225 (Maryland)
4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
Sun 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Fri 4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Sat 3:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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137 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

It had been several years since our last visit to St Elmo's and we were liking forward to our return. Unfortunately we didn't call earlier and 10 days before our trip the only reservations available for our Saturday stay were before 3:30 and after 10pm. We went with 10:15 and toughed thru hunger pains but it was so worth it!... More 

Thank Loucardsfan
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1,274 reviews
505 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 399 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

One of America's most renowned and best steakhouses, it is conveniently located in downtown Indianapolis. The historic decor along with the mouthwatering smell of steaks give it a great ambience. The steaks are large, juicy, tender and delicious.

Thank Richard C
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3 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Could have been better for the price. Staff was a letdown and food was decent. There better places in Indy for the money.

Thank Josh S
St. Petersburg, Florida
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25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Of course the shrimp cocktail was great. The horseradish used is freshly grated daily nothing from a jar. Believe me it will Clear your nostrils. The staff was wonderful. All very friendly and accommodating.

Thank Daniel F
Acworth, Georgia
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32 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I was in Indy for a week and looked up reviews on the best places to eat and this popped up. We had a group of 10 and off we went. The bar area was really nice and pretty big. We went upstairs where you find another bar and lounge area. Overall very cool and the atmosphere is fantastic. You... More 

Thank Tom M
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We were in town with the kids and took my wife here for dinner . First fine dinning experience for the kids. Waitress was awesome and was great with the teenagers . Awesome food . The Sunday special is a great value! My daughter has celiac and they accommodated that with ease.

Thank pudelpointerman
Lake Station, Indiana
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102 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

A very nice meal for my girlfriend and I. Everything met our expectations and more. The shrimp cocktail was excellent and the king crab Mac and cheese is a must. Our server Jordan stayed on top of things and answered all our questions. Will dine here again next visit to Indy!

Thank Darryl D
United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Loved the old school atmosphere. The wine list was amazing. the fact that the bean soup and potato are included in the price is also a sweet surprise. Usually these are extras. Must dine here when in Indianapolis!

Thank BusinesGalTravel
Houston, Texas
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38 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The restaurant is smaller than I would have imagined with tables very close together. Our waiter was very professional as you would expect - we had a mix of both seafood and steaks and it was all very good. We did not have the shrimp cocktail which is a house speciality. We did have loud large groups on both sides... More 

Thank Jeff_Ham15
Tampa, Florida
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116 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

If you do not experience this landmark steakhouse you are making a mistake. I live in Tampa and loves the legendary Bern's Steakhouse, but I think this is the best steak I have ever had! Great atmosphere with plenty of bar seating for walk in dining. Rich decor and richer history with great liquor and wine selections. Service is outstanding.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$31 - $80
American, Steakhouse
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic, Large groups, Bar scene, Business meetings
Open Hours
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
3:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 127 S. Illinois, Indianapolis, IN 46225
  • Location: United States  >  Indiana (IN)  >  Indianapolis>  > Downtown Indianapolis
  • Neighborhood: Downtown Indianapolis
  • Phone Number: 13176350636

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?