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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)
+1 317-635-0636
16:00 - 22:00
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Sun 16:00 - 22:00
Mon - Fri 16:00 - 23:00
Sat 15:00 - 23:00
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Jensen Beach, FL
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23 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed today NEW via mobile

We were lucky enough to get last minute reservations and they did not disappoint. The shrimp cocktail is very good but not worth the $15.00 for 4 shrimp. The steak was the second best I've ever had(Halls chophouse in Charleston is #1) and they have an excellent wine menu.

Thank Chris B
Tarpon Springs, Florida
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58 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

The St Elmo experience is an interesting endeavor. The menu is limited, but what they serve is top notch. The signature items are phenomenal every time. An Indy icon for sure.

Thank bh34688
Ann Arbor, Michigan, United States
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22 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

And don't get me started on that shrimp cocktail, I'll never stop talking about it! Their sauce is made with shredded horse radish, and I've seen some complaints that it's too hot. I'm pretty sensitive to hot, and I could have drank a cup of this stuff. The filet was done perfectly, I ordered mine medium rare and my husband... More 

Thank Stephanie G
Toronto, Canada
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117 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We had a great dinner here at St. Elmo. It's expensive, so be ready. The service isn't that great. Kind of stuck up other than one girl at the front. Ignore the servers and just enjoy the food because it's all fantastic. Eat the shrimp cocktail. It only hurts for a little while and you'll still feel it gently reminding... More 

Thank Lovemytravels121
Weston, Florida
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261 reviews
155 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Third year in a row we visit and like the previous times everything was great! Great Shrimp coctel and awesome steaks. Service was perfect.

Thank DonatoInWeston
Indianapolis, Indiana
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29 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

When most, who live in or visit Indianapolis, think of a steakhouse it is St. Elmo's that comes to mind. For me, it's that old 80's song St. Elmo's Fire that continually brings the thought of rolling flames licking the underside of a 20 oz Ribeye to mind. Yes, St. Elmo's is as killer of a steakhouse as that song... More 

Thank The_Recker
Cincinnati, Ohio
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46 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We are spoiled in Cincinnati with some of THE best steakhouses. Any Jeff Ruby restaurant would put St. Elmo to shame. I'm excluding Morton, Ruth Chris, Eddie Merlot, Capital Grille and others because they are predictable chains with great food but they lack character. This was our first time to St. Elmo and we really weren't sure what to expect.... More 

Thank Linda R
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32 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We went to St. Elmo's for my wife's birthday and the food and service were both great. At first I was unsure of the starter option of tomato juice or bean soup but the server explained the history behind it and the bean soup was delicious! My wife had the lobster bisque instead, for an up charge. I had the... More 

Thank Jordan B
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10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We'd heard sooooo much about St. Elmos, so when I was visiting my son at IU, I drove him and his friends to Indy for a steak dinner for a break from dorm food. The steaks were ok, as were the sides. All 5 of us honestly felt that Ruth's Chris or Morton's would have been a better choice. However,... More 

Thank Journeyman_Traveller
Dayton, Ohio
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3 reviews
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Their signature shrimp cocktail was so hot I choked several times, and I like hot. We were supposed to have 4 shrimp but only 3 came. They brought an extra shrimp out with a fork, not on a plate. The filet's were so jiggly when cut into, I could tell they were over tenderized. Not good at all for $41.00.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$31 - US$80
American, Steakhouse, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Valet Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 23:00
16:00 - 23:00
16:00 - 23:00
16:00 - 23:00
16:00 - 23:00
15:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 127 S Illinois St, Indianapolis, IN 46225-1079
  • Location: United States  >  Indiana (IN)  >  Indianapolis>  > Downtown Indianapolis
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown Indianapolis
  • Phone Number: +1 317-635-0636

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