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St. Elmo Steak House

Certificate of Excellence
Downtown Indianapolis
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127 S Illinois St, Indianapolis, IN 46225-1079 (Maryland)
+1 317-635-0636
16:00 - 23:00
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Sun 16:00 - 22:00
Mon - Fri 16:00 - 23:00
Sat 15:00 - 23:00
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12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Excited to celebrate our 14th wedding anniversary and the famed St. Elmo's steakhouse in Indy, it was a wonderful experience. We made reservations online throught the restaurant's website to avoid waiting and everything went smoothly. Our waiter, Vladameer, of which I'm sure there is a more appropriate title for him, was so enjoyable! He was knowledgeable, professional, and personable. Always... More 

Thank Carly E
Goshen, Indiana
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

From the moment you walk in the door, you'll experience Utopia. Spectacular service, attention to details, fabulous food, amazing appetizers and the most relaxing pleasant atmosphere to be found. Generous portions and no matter how busy the restaurant is, you never ever feel rushed.

Thank jillgarris3
Indianola, Iowa
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32 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We enjoyed the meal and cocktails very much. Very attentive staff. Convenient downtown location. The steak was one of the best we have ever had. Definitely try the shrimp cocktail spicy but very tasty! We will definitely be back if we are in Indianapolis again!

Thank julie g
New York City, New York
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314 reviews
165 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Part tourist trap part institution. Big and bustling atmosphere. Great food and wine selection and the service was very attentive. Not sure how fast I'd go back but worth a trip.

Thank PW11803
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We always love coming to St Elmo when we are in Indy. It's our tradition! We get the Shrimp Cocktail that they are famous for plus their wedge salad !

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Management response:

Thank you for your review. We are so delighted to hear you enjoyed your visit, especially the shrimp cocktail. We hope to see you again soon—cheers! More 

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33 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited St. Elmo's on a Saturday evening and were pleasantly surprised that we were seated right away without a reservation. The darkened 30s feel of the restaurant makes for a romantic evening. We started with the famous shrimp cocktail, after our waiter highly recommended it. It is very good, but one should be warned about the amount of horseradish... More 

Thank Tomasz S
Management response:

Thank you for leaving us your review. And thank you for dining with us. We are so pleased to hear Sean Simmons took such great care of you. We will pass along your kind words. More 

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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The waiting staff were fabulous. We had reservations and we're seated immediately. Our waiter was delightful and knowledgeable. Of course we started with the shrimp cocktail which was amazing. Then we ordered our food was delicious and worth every penny. We got lobster bisque as our soup, and it was the best I had ever tasted. Our steaks were huge... More 

Thank Alana G
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We are so pleased to hear you enjoyed your recent visit with us. And we appreciate you taking the time to leave your review. We hope to serve you again soon. Thank you! More 

Terre Haute, Indiana
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14 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was my 3rd time but my first review. First all every time has been an outstanding experience from start to finish including the great service. I had the 60 day aged New York Strip and it fantastic and cooked perfectly med rare but each and the other two times my steak was great also. You HAVE to try the... More 

Thank BrianL619
Management response:

Thank you for your review—we could not be more delighted to hear how much you enjoyed your recent experience with us. Thanks for coming! More 

Los Angeles, California
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68 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This place shows up on several "Best Of" lists, so while in town for PRI we gave it a shot. We were not disappointed. Place was packed as people showed up in droves to eat here (part of this due to PRI crowd I'm guessing) because it is soooo good ! Atmosphere was loud, busy, and definitely old school. Started... More 

Thank Joe P
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Joe, Thank you for your review. We are so delighted you enjoyed your visit with us. We hope to get the opportunity to serve you again soon. Cheers! More 

Trabuco Canyon, California
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81 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stopped here with coworkers who've visited previously and it did not disappoint. Shrimp cocktail was good and loaded with fresh horseradish ( not for everyone but I love it), Lobster Bisque was awesome and of course the steak (8 oz fillet) is the reason your there. Located in old downtown an a rustic 1800's era building add to the charm.... More 

Thank andezz99
Management response:

Thank you for your review. We are so delighted to hear you enjoyed your visit, especially the shrimp cocktail. We hope to see you again soon—cheers! 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
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
Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, Bar Scene, Local cuisine
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?