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Rick's Cafe Boatyard

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4050 Dandy Trl, Indianapolis, IN 46254-9741 (38th Street)
+1 317-290-9300
11:00 - 23:00
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Sun 10:00 - 22:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 23:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 00:00
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Indianapolis, Indiana
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85 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Always a great meal! We used a Groupon this time and had a delicious dinner - steak and salmon. Great sized portions and we ate every last bite. It is so pleasant to sit and watch the water out of the windows and see the sunset. I think people tend to forget about this lovely place and that is a... More 

Thank kkaymorgan
West Chicago, Illinois
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35 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A very fun place in the middle of Indy on a lake, supper view nice boats, multi layer decks , entertainment. Good fast food. Very nice on a sunny afternoon. We came here with a big group of 30 people. Very accommodating.

Thank kpeters0n
Delphi, Indiana
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28 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The food at Rick's is always amazing. This visit I tried the blackened trout and it was served with a wonderful crabcake and a portion of shrimp etouffee. Our meal included a loaf of warm homemade bread. Somehow we managed to finish the portion of brownie sundae that we selected for desert. As usual, the service was excellent. There's no... More 

Thank oakleaf926
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17 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Everything we ordered for 3 people was amazing, and we recommend any of them. Calamari, fried goat cheese, oysters Rockefeller, fried catfish, diver scallops and the salmon roulade, mile high chocolate cake (weighs a pound) and butterscotch cheese cake. Very creative menu and excellent flavors.

Thank Matthew C
Gas City, Indiana
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61 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Starting with the appetizers to the wonderful dessert, this fining dining restaurant is a do not miss. The maitre'd was more than cordial visiting our table several times to assure our satisfaction. Our waiter was attentive and immediate. The o'mazing huge blue point oysters on the half shell were the best I have had. The calamari was tender and not... More 

Thank Margaret W
Attica, In
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20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

had a great waiter. checked in regularly didn't hover, but was there if and when we needed something. I had tempore shrimp, others had crap cake filet, prime rib, fried catfish, scallops and 5 pepper chicken. everyone really enjoyed there meals.

Thank Carl B
Martinsville, Indiana
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Food and service was amazing, view.. absolutely amazing! I love this place, we traveled from Martinsville to have dinner. My granddaughter ordered the king crab legs.. they were to die for! Only thing that would have made the meal better would be, if they sliced the legs down the middle to make it easier and less messy to eat.

Thank holmandb
Indianapolis, Indiana
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86 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I had heard other people rave about Rick's for a while, so I went to try it with a high expectation. Lake view restaurants are pretty far and few between in Indy so this is nice option if you want that atmosphere. The food was just very overpriced (lake view) mediocre diner food. I'm just still baffled why so many... More 

Thank ElliePaige12
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90 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had reservations on a Saturday night for 4. We were seated immediately. My son and his girlfriend had eaten here before and liked what they ordered before so much they got the same entrees. We had the jumbo shrimp as an appetizer and it was good. Two of us got the Caesar Salad. It was very good, but not... More 

Thank Kim D
Indianapolis, Indiana
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This was our 3rd time going to Ricks. We like to watch the sunset over the water while having a great meal, and this time was no exception. The food was perfect just as we have came to expect. My wife stays with her preferred fettuccine while I have gotten something different each time. I have went from pasta to... 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
US$40 - US$50
American, Bar, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Kids, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, View, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
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
over a year ago

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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?