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Rick's Cafe Boatyard

4050 Dandy Trl, Indianapolis, IN 46254-9741
+1 317-290-9300
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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good33%
  • Average12%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“seafood” (31 reviews)
“calamari” (25 reviews)
“cuban chicken” (5 reviews)
Open Now
10:00 AM - 10:00 PMAll hours
American, Bar, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
4050 Dandy Trl, Indianapolis, IN 46254-9741
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Reviewed 10 November 2017 via mobile

Hung out on Eagle Creek for the day. Obvious choice when hungry after...Ricks! That’s because we could keep the peaceful feeling going. Food was tasty, wait staff friendly and accommodating. Yes, we will return.

Thank R7058LGmarcc
Reviewed 31 October 2017

Went here on Sunday for a family brunch. Overall, the food was good and the location had a beach feel to it. Really enjoyed the variety of seafood on the menu, though we all ordered brunch items. Nice atmosphere for a family group including a...More

Thank Atlanta_GATravelgirl
Reviewed 29 October 2017

A business dinner for four was pulled off smoothly, effortlessly, and tastily! This is the kind of place that is interesting but not in your face. Service is personable but not chummy. Food is hot when it's supposed to be, and cold when it should...More

Thank Ken M
Reviewed 19 October 2017

Our monthly lunch of retired staff from the IU Dept of Ophthalmology was at Rick's Boat Yard by population demand. Dishes ordered included pastas, pulled pork sandwich, soup and the club sandwich. As in the past, the food was excellent and the service was very...More

Thank Robert Y
Reviewed 10 October 2017

We were in Indy for a sports event and afterward thought we'd go somewhere relaxing for an early dinner. Rick's did not disappoint! What a great setting overlooking the Eagle Creek Reservoir. Great looking marina, sailboats tacking in the distance.... just gorgeous. We got to...More

Thank linnalu
Reviewed 10 October 2017

Great location, great outdoor area and staff. The bar outside is very chic and can even be enjoyed in rain. Rick’s makes the best calamari that I have ever eaten!

Thank Andy R
Reviewed 9 October 2017 via mobile

Went to Rick's for a business dinner with 14 people. Always a challenge. Rick's was up for it. We were well treated and well served. A couple of servers took cocktail orders so that process went smoothly. Appetizers were ordered and all were very tasty....More

Thank Greg P
Reviewed 6 October 2017 via mobile

Lovely evening sitting outdoors enjoying ting a stunning sunset and live music. I had the seared tuna. Personally I found it a little thick and therefore still cool inside but I still enjoyed it - great venue x

Thank Robyn S
Reviewed 30 September 2017

I stopped in to see my brother. He lives in Brownsburg. He took me to Rick's for dinner. What a beautiful setting, overlooking the lake. We sat on the outdoor patio. There were three of us. We ordered drinks and two appetizers, the calamari and...More

Reviewed 16 September 2017 via mobile

We were in town to wedding dress shop and wanted seafood. I found this restaurant by accident on TripAdvisor. The reviews were great and the prices were reasonable so we thought we would try this one. We were not disappointed. The entrance from the road...More

Thank Hbrumley70
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Questions & Answers
Lynn G
1 October 2017|
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Response from Jack C | Reviewed this property |
The ownership has not changed, not sure about the management.
Bill B
21 August 2017|
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Response from James M | Reviewed this property |
Not affiliated with them Don't know Sorry lots of good drinks
5 July 2016|
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Response from bellerophon4 | Reviewed this property |
Yes. There is a marina less than a stone's throw away.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$40 - US$50
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Bar Scene, Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Local cuisine, View, Kids
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
  • E-mail
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