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St. Elmo Steak House

127 S Illinois St, Indianapolis, IN 46225-1079
+1 317-635-0636
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  • Excellent67%
  • Very good21%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“shrimp cocktail” (1,456 reviews)
“steak” (1,431 reviews)
“navy bean soup” (112 reviews)
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American, Steakhouse, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
127 S Illinois St, Indianapolis, IN 46225-1079
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Reviewed yesterday

On our way to watch the NFL game we stopped in without reservations. We were able to be seated but had to be done within 1.5 hrs. (which was doable) They took us through many different room and into the basement. (very old building, one...More

Thank maxine s
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

If you can get in, go! It’s the best steak in Indianapolis. Amazing food and service is great. Fav!!!

Thank AnnieM298
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

I came here with a few coworkers expecting a nice atmosphere that was somewhat ruined by how loud the place was. The food was fantastic and they recommended a great cab to go with dinner. Their bartender was not good as I had one of...More

Thank Clyde M
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

I had wanted to eat here for a long time, so I was pretty excited. The atmosphere is great and the service was quite good. My steak was good, but not as good as the price implied. The shrimp cocktail sauce was just too hot...More

Thank Sherri E
Richard E, General Manager at St. Elmo Steak House, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you for coming in. We’re disappointed to hear you didn’t receive the value you anticipated. A lot of times price is an indication of quality, and we’d like to think we reinforce that notion. Please reach out to myself, Richard at redwards@stelmos.com

Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Visited week before Christmas with family for a late (9 pm) dinner on arrival in Indy. I have been to this restaurant a number of times over 30+ years and it was always the bar for other great steak houses. However, service was not up...More

Richard E, General Manager at St. Elmo Steak House, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you for your review. We are sorry to hear you feel our restaurant has slipped somewhat. Our goal is to not rely on our reputation, but to impress every guest that walk in our doors. We would like to hear more about how we...More

Reviewed 6 days ago

This is a classic steak house. Over 100 years old, it matches the best of New York, Chicago, or any other city I have been to. While the steaks are always perfect, you must have the shrimp cocktail. It is world famous. Be aware, as...More

1  Thank Robert A
Reviewed 6 days ago

Was here with a business group. Our local host chose the restaurant. I think there was too much hype because I was expecting the best steak ever. First, the atmosphere is fantastic. It's a nice dark and intimate location. The food was very good. I...More

Thank psudino
Reviewed 1 week ago

St Elmo's Steak House is an institution in Indianapolis. They have been grilling steaks for a little over 100 years. The Indianapolis Colts football team typically dines here for a pregame meal on game days. Be warned...it is crowded and extremely loud but the food...More

Thank bajathorp
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My teenage son and I were in town for a Pacers game, so we made a reservation in advance, and we were so glad we did!! St Elmo Steak House and its staff did not disappoint!! Jordan was fantastic! They have a Pacers & Colts...More

Thank Dawn J
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Never a disappointment - in fact going this week for a special couples night. Go enjoy a shrimp cocktail.

Thank Kathleen M
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Response from Philena m | Reviewed this property |
They do have a full bar with skilled bartenders.
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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
Groups, Romantic, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Local cuisine
Open Hours
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
4:00 PM - 11:00 PM
4:00 PM - 11:00 PM
4:00 PM - 11:00 PM
4:00 PM - 11:00 PM
4:00 PM - 11:00 PM
3:00 PM - 11:00 PM
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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