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St. Elmo Steak House

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127 S Illinois St, Indianapolis, IN 46225-1079 (Maryland)
+1 317-635-0636
16:00 - 22:00
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Sun 16:00 - 22:00
Mon - Fri 16:00 - 23:00
Sat 15:00 - 23:00
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22 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Went there with a good colleague of mine. The ambiance is nice, the service attentive & courteous as you would expect from an upscale restaurant like this. Our server Glenn also gave us some background info on the history of the place, which I like. The "famous" Shrimp Cocktail is definitely an interesting appetizer, but only if you really like... More 

Thank Ibrahim K
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11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Absolute 100% best steak I've ever had. I always order a steak medium and mine was perfectly cooked. I've had lots of steaks and this was by far worth the price. My wife orders her steaks medium well(don't judge her lol) hers came out probably medium rare. They fixed the problem quick and didn't make us feel awkward at all... More 

Thank Hardrock M
New York
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Amazing place!! Everything from the salad to steak. Got the shrimp cocktail, spicy and hot. But amazing. Steak cooked to perfection. Cesar salad amazing!! Love this place!

Thank PKB111111
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The cocktail sauce is billed as hot....think hot and add 30%. The size of the shrimp are anything but shrimpy and the service is from knowledgeable and helpful waitstaff. It doesn't look like much from the outside, but the food is worth any wait.

Thank Laurie R
Reno, Nevada
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61 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

When you google "Best steakhouses in Indianapolis" St. Elmo's comes up first. So my husband thought, 'Can't go wrong taking my wife here for our anniversary' and booked a dinner here. The atmosphere was reeeeaaallly loud (and this was on a TUE. night). It was very bar-ish type atmosphere instead of steakhouse atmosphere. The place gets all its popularity from... More 

Thank Michelle_2001
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57 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

I went here for my birthday to treat myself. Such a good steak and sides. They gave me a free creme brulee for desert which was nice of them, Overall a great experience, but if you want a slightly cheaper version you can go to Harry and Izzy's their sister restauraunt. Everyone says 'try their shrimp coctail'. I dont do... More 

Thank imrico
Management response:

Happy Birthday! Thank you for taking the time to leave us your review. We are so honored you chose to celebrate with us and we are so glad you had a pleasant experience. Cheers! More 

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37 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

What an experience! This place is a must see while in Indianapolis. The history and atmosphere (like a previous reviewer said) makes St. Elmo Steak House a true landmark. Food is delicious. You must try the "world famous" St. Elmo shrimp cocktail. To be honest this was the first and last time I've had shrimp cocktail BUT just because it... More 

Thank DoctorBurk
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Thank you for leaving your review. We are so delighted you enjoyed your visit and enjoyed the atmosphere. We hope to serve your again soon. Thank You! More 

Asheville, North Carolina
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

The best shrimp cocktail I have ever had! The ribeye and the service were both amazing! If you visit Indy don't miss St. Elmo's.

Thank Jim J
Management response:

Jim, Thank you for leaving your review. We are so delighted to hear you enjoyed your visit. And everyone surely remembers their first bite of St. Elmo Shrimp Cocktail, so we are glad yours will be a fond memory. Thanks again! More 

Orlando, FL, United States
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20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

St. Elmo's Steakhouse is a very rare combination of very special food, drinks and service with history, atmosphere and reverence. You will be treated well, and you will feel a sense of belonging to this 100+ year old Indianapolis institution. This is THE place to go in downtown Indy and I do not understand how this is the #4 restaurant... More 

Thank Anthony L
Management response:

Anthony, Thank you for taking the time to leave us your review. There are countless great restaurants in Indianapolis and we are humbled by your review. Thanks again! More 

Dixon, United States
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

St. Elmo's is Indianapolis' most historic steak house. If Peyton Manning mentions you in his retirement speech you know you must doing something right. I have a friend in Indianapolis and chose to take him here for a payoff on a steak dinner bet. This was the first visit to St. Elmos for each of us. I knew from some... More 

Thank Robert P
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Thank you for your review. It is so great to hear Vladimir made your evening memorable. We strive to maintain a traditional and comfortable environment for all our guests. We are honored to be considered a "Must-Do." Thanks again! 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, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Valet Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Bar Scene, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?