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St. Elmo Steak House

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Downtown Indianapolis
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127 S Illinois St, Indianapolis, IN 46225-1079 (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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Indianapolis, Indiana
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I frequent many steak houses, i have heard all the shrimp cocktail hype, i was not overly impressed...it was average food and good service

Thank shopahholic
Hineston, Louisiana
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60 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Tonight, my wife and I were treated like royalty in a fine dining restaurant! My wife had the filet mignon and I had the NY strip. Both were perfectly cooked and shrimp cocktail lived up to its reputation! The mashed potatoes my had were excellent and I ordered the French fries and they were the best I have ever eaten... More 

Thank Tom M
Evansville, Indiana
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

What can I add to all the glowing reviews of St. Elmo's Steakhouse? Not much, just more praise! We were late arriving, but did call to advise the restaurant. They said it was no problem pushing our reservation back 30 minutes. We were repeated called by name by the St. Elmo staff, which was very nice. My wife and I... More 

Thank lenismcii
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16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

My wife and I had a wonderful dinner. Shrimp cocktail is amazing, my 32 oz prime rib was cooked perfectly. Our server was helpful and courteous. We will definitely go back when we are in Indy.

Thank BrewCityGuy
Saint Louis, Missouri
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

My, my, my! This restaurant has it all! The shrimp cocktail is amazing. The table was decorated for us in lieu of our anniversary which really made my evening. The food was superb. I will definitely return just because. The ambience was perfect, and the restaurant was within the vincinity of the mall, movie theater, and other attractions. I really... More 

Thank MarquetteC_13
Memphis, Tennessee
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70 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I attended the IPT Sales Tax Symposium last week and a group of us decided to give St. Elmo a try. Boy was that an AWESOME decision. A couple in our group tried the spicy shrimp cocktail and it definitely got their attention. Overall, the food was cooked to perfection. The service was top notch and very attentive. I got... More 

Thank scalba123
Irvine, California
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60 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I was told not to miss the shrimp cocktail and was it spicy! The secret is the horseradish. The steak I had was as good as any steakhouse. This is an old time tradition of downtown and I would highly recommend it.

Thank FamilyLester
Louisville, Kentucky
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56 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

While in Indy visiting, we had to stop by for the infamous spicy shrimp cocktail. It wasn't as large as my husband had remembered, but boy was it spicy! I enjoyed it, and now I can say I've eaten the spicy shrimp cocktail at St. Elmo's! Friendly bartenders, too.

Thank Karin T
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Low quality ingredients presented as best they can In a city with few dining options this is the king of the lowbrow Why their doors are open is beyond me Walmart would do a better job

Thank cmdad456u
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18 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The best shrimp cocktail I have ever had. One of the best steaks. Super service. One of the last real steakhouses in America. I go a few times each year, whenever I can. It is pricey. However, do not miss.

Thank 124douglash

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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
Romantic, Large groups, Special occasions, Local cuisine, 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 St, Indianapolis, IN 46225-1079
  • 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?