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Rick's Cafe Boatyard

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$$ - $$$
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4050 Dandy Trl, Indianapolis, IN 46254-9741 (38th Street)
+1 317-290-9300
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
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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Indianapolis, Indiana
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I come here for the surroundings mostly during the spring and summer months, sitting outside on the deck reminds me of being in Florida. The staff will seat customers inside the building or outside (weather permitting) and I have never been disappointed with the service. I usually order the Florida Mahi Mahi or the Catfish Fillets, one can't go wrong... More 

Thank Valenda N
Indianapolis, Indiana
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56 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We came here for our anniversary dinner and brought the kids and my in-laws and we had a wonderful meal. I started things off with a jumbo shrimp martini which was absolutely awesome. The shrimp are big and tasty and the cocktail sauce was just right. I ordered shrimp and sausage rustica which came with a spicy sauce us over... More 

Thank Peter M
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 27, 2016 via mobile

My wife and I went tonight. We purchased a Groupon as we do this to check out places the if we like the food we go back. We sat down waiter came over. We told him we had a Groupon. He took are order then disappeared. We had to ask another person for more water and ice tea. Our food... More 

Thank David R
Indianapolis, Indiana
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82 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 25, 2016

Great atmosphere and view. Food is average in my opinion. We stopped in Sunday for brunch with a large party and left disappointed. View and weather were great, food was average, and honestly the service was terrible. I'll give it another shot another day probably since the atmosphere is so nice. May have just been an off day.

Thank jrlazaro
Indianapolis, Indiana
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 24, 2016 via mobile

My husband wanted to take me out after we both had tough days at work. Rick's was the perfect choice! The relaxing atmosphere, watching the sunset out on the deck was just what we needed. The food was absolutely wonderful. My only complaint was that I didn't have room for dessert.

Thank purplearl
Westfield, Indiana
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99 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016

We loved everything about Rick's Boatyard! The atmosphere, the setting on Eagle Creek Reservoir and the food are all fabulous! We had crab cakes for our appetizer and they are some of the best crab cakes I've ever had. Lots of crab meat and very little bread crumbs! The Seafood Chowder was great. Main course we had Blackened Grouper and... More 

Thank bevcakes04
Peoria, Illinois, United States
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130 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 10, 2016

Rick's is fun. You get an ocean beach front restaurant feel complete with crisp white and blue colors. Dine on the deck overlooking the lake if the wind isn't too strong. We shared a chicken wrap that was good but not great with home made potato chips that were very good, but what made it wonderful was the atmosphere. Try... More 

Thank Bill W
Chicago IL
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 2, 2016 via mobile

I had the filet with crab cake on top. It was excellent! My husband had a fish sandwich it was not good at all. It was a piece of fish on a half a loaf of French bread. Would definitely go back and get that filet.

Thank eryn528
Westfield, Indiana
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31 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 1, 2016

A sizable group from work chose this venue for an awards event for a coworker who was transitioning to PRN. The VIP deck was a surprisingly excellent choice. Party photos captured Eagle Creek reservoir as a backdrop, which was an unexpected delight. Despite Rick's capacity crowd, the VIP deck provided privacy and we had our own waiter (Dustin), who anticipated... More 

Thank skyoder
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29 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 26, 2016 via mobile

A group of us ladies went here for an early dinner. We split a bottle of half priced wine and sat by the window. The view and ambiance were quite nice. I wasn't too hungry so ordered soup and salad, both a la carte. The seafood chowder ($6) came in a cup and was pretty good with chunks of potato... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$40 - $50
American, Bar, Seafood, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Private Dining
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Kids, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Special occasions, Large groups, Romantic, Bar scene, Scenic view, Families with children
Open Hours
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4050 Dandy Trl, Indianapolis, IN 46254-9741
    (38th Street)
  • Location: United States  >  Indiana (IN)  >  Indianapolis
  • Phone Number: +1 317-290-9300

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