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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” (1,472 reviews)
“steak” (1,443 reviews)
“navy bean soup” (113 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 1 week ago via mobile

Steak are fantastic. Be very weary of the St Elmo shrimp cocktail. I was on fire for a full minute. But very good if you don’t catch fire.

Thank Yves D
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The food is good, especially the steaks, but I wouldn’t say it is anything special. For the price I expected more. Even the service has been a little disappointing the last couple of times I’ve eaten here with colleagues. Not that it was bad, but...More

Thank Andrew P
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

In town on business. Had the St. Elmo’s shrimp twice. This should not be missed if you like spicy hot cocktail sauce. Some may not like but the shrimp and the sauce is the best I have ever tasted. Oh, BTW, the steaks are also...More

Thank Chuck L
Reviewed 1 week ago

Delightful dinner! Our server, Billie, was beyond impeccable and knowledgeable. Our food was divine. And the wine menu impressive. I look forward to returning! (I will dream about the shrimp cocktail until my next visit!)

Thank cebcooper
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Wonderful is all I can say about this steak house and the HOT shrimp cocktail! We love this place and want others to enjoy!

Thank Karen M
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

After years I had the chance to get the diner at St Elmo at a very busy evening again. Therefore it gets full and and extremely loud - too loud. We all had different steak. I got the dry aged prime. As expensive as it...More

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Richard E, General Manager at St. Elmo Steak House, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for taking the time to leave us your feedback. While feedback such as this is not always what we hope to hear, it is a critical tool for us to improve our service. For giving us this opportunity, we thank you. I have...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were in town for a meeting and heard about devour Indy . So decided to give this well known place a try. The 3 of us of which none are food snobs had a great meal and good time. The waiter was spot on...More

1  Thank Tina P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Dropped in for drinks and shrimp cocktail in the late afternoon. We had been told that the cocktail sauce for the shrimp is world renowned and must be tried while in Indianapolis. We split a few orders among our group and the consensus was WOW!...More

Thank momofthecs
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I found the noise level to be high and the room rather cavernous. We were told to order the Shrimp Appetizer. Portion wise..very generous and VERY SPICY HOT, but delicious..keep your water glass handy. I ordered the smallest filet but could only eat half of...More

Thank barbshalo
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Wow this place is awesome! Went here with my dad who has been a few times before and always goes on about how good it is. The lobster bisque was so tasty and had a good amount of lobster in it. We both got the...More

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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
Romantic, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
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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