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The Oceanaire Seafood Room

30 S Meridian St, Ste 100, Indianapolis, IN 46204-3564
+1 317-955-2277
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good26%
  • Average13%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“oysters” (67 reviews)
“fresh seafood” (31 reviews)
“baked alaska” (22 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
American, Seafood, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
30 S Meridian St, Ste 100, Indianapolis, IN 46204-3564
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We were able to get right in without a reservation, although the place looked full. Good service. Waiter explained their menu since this was the first time we had visited their place. Menu changes often so it was good to get an explanation of how...More

Thank Tim O
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Fantastic restaurant. Great buzz (particularly during Indy 500 race weekend). Food is fabulous. Agree with earlier review sides dishes too big. This place is pricey but what you get is great quality and don’t forget Indianapolis is landlocked so all the fish is shipped. On...More

Thank helenjcr
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Indy is fortunate to have a number of places where one can get really good really fresh seafood, and this is the best of them. A lot of what they offer is flown in daily, and the food taste really fresh and it’s imaginatively prepared....More

Thank MandoDave
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My husband loves oysters. That’s the only reason we went there. He enjoyed the oysters and shrimp cocktail. I am not a fan of the sides. They’re expensive. Offer smaller portions at lower prices. Those of us staying in hotels don’t want leftovers. Not sure...More

Thank Karen B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This will be our new special occasion spot. We went for our anniversary and they printed out special menus for the occasion. We had a private table, but we're still able to enjoy the parade of prom dates. We had a darling woman who stayed...More

Thank Morgan W
Reviewed 6 May 2018 via mobile

Great atmosphere, service spot on - attentive but according to business conversation. Food was excellent and the presentation as good as any. There are a number of nice restaurants downtown Indianapolis Oceanside is on the short list at the top. Will definitely visit again with...More

Thank cmykogv
Reviewed 21 April 2018 via mobile

Had a nice meal with attentive service and interesting preparations. Slightly overpriced relative to the quality. I must report what I considered to be a petty up charge when I asked that they blacken my tuna instead of the Asian preparation on the menu. Uncalled...More

1  Thank CinVinman
Reviewed 13 April 2018 via mobile

Took customers to Oceanaire for dinner. The meal was fantastic and the service exceptional. I only wish there were more room to move between tables and at our own table. We had one additional person join and we were hard pressed to make it work....More

Thank AWRich
Reviewed 8 April 2018 via mobile

Oceanaire is pricey, but worth every penny. The setting is old-school classy, with two levels of dining and an extensive, blue-lit bar. As the name suggests, seafood is the specialty here, with a wide array of fresh-daily catches and a variety of preparations, all served...More

Thank Kirk E
Reviewed 3 April 2018

Great seafood if you are in downtown Indianapolis. The waitress was great and provided great service. The restaurant was dimly light. It seemed a good place to go out on a date. The Malbec was excellent. I also ordered crab cakes and it was delicious.

1  Thank Henry P
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22 February 2016|
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Response from Dana W | Reviewed this property |
Valet parking is probably best option.
Michael G
8 March 2015|
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Response from angiedaniel3 | Reviewed this property |
I wore jeans and a nice blouse. There were guests dressed in business attire and casual. I think as as long as you look nice you'll fit right in.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$31 - US$80
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Bar Scene, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 30 S Meridian St, Ste 100, Indianapolis, IN 46204-3564
  • Location: United States  >  Indiana (IN)  >  Indianapolis>  > Downtown Indianapolis
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown Indianapolis
  • Phone Number: +1 317-955-2277
  • E-mail
As sleek as a 1930s ocean liner, yet as relaxed as a dinner on the shore, the Oceanaire provides the perfect setting to enjoy Ultra-Fresh seafood, flown in daily from around the world. Sip a Sidecar in the lounge, sidle up to the oyster bar, or kick back in a horseshoe booth before diving into a sea of Ultra-Fresh fish, including steak-cut Alaskan halibut, seasonal favorites like fresh Copper River salmon or hard-to-find delicacies like true Dover sole or bluefin tuna. Our daily-printed menu will guide you, a wine list as deep as the sea will seduce you, and the world's freshest seafood awaits you at the Oceanaire.
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