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Rick's Cafe Boatyard

4050 Dandy Trl, Indianapolis, IN 46254-9741
+1 317-290-9300
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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good32%
  • Average13%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible2%
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“seafood” (29 reviews)
“crab cakes” (23 reviews)
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American, Bar, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
4050 Dandy Trl, Indianapolis, IN 46254-9741
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Reviewed 1 week ago 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
Reviewed 1 week ago

I had heard service was an issue; it wasn't for us; our server and service was great. Food was real good with accent on seafood. I had a shrimp cocktail and scallops and they were great! I tried going back a 2nd night but it...More

Thank William H
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My wife and I went on a Sunday for lunch. They have a very big menu but the seafood is really good. I had crab cakes that were amazing. Will be going back. Also very nice setting next to the lake.

Thank Sherwin T
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My wife and I decided to celebrate our anniversary at Rick's. Make sure you get a reservation if you want to sit at a table, as opposed to a high top. They have a wide beer and wine selection. Their fresh fish selection looked wonderful...More

Thank J.J. G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It was suggested to my coworker and I to try Rick's Café Boatyard for our evening meal. As it turned out, it was an excellent dinner experience. The Café offers fine dining, both indoor and outdoor seating, a live music group and scenic views on...More

Thank 1RWright
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What a great place to dine while sitting on their huge deck. You can watch the sailboats glide by, sit in the sun, and eat good food. I had the tenderloin sandwich and fries which they do great! Went with a group of 15 and...More

Thank irishseed
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is about the only place near Indy that is on the water, and so it has that going for it. But everything else was pretty average. Our waiter had a lot of tables to take care of, but even with that was not very...More

Thank Tom M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Sits by itself next to the Eagle Creek reservoirs. Awesome outside deck with live music. Also a great choice for dinner and Easter Brunch. We love the atmosphere. Tons of parking. Have even attended a Boubon tasting there.

Thank Avid_Hiker_50
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I haven't been to Rick's in years and I'm not sure why I've waited so long! We went early on a Sat night, getting there at 4:30, because it's always hoppin' with lots of people. We met another couple, who'd never been. They ordered the...More

Thank Joan W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had an occasion to visit a "nice" restaurant in proximity of Indianapolis as a central meet up point to celebrate two family members birthdays. In my opinion, TripAdvisor, is a go to source for great recommendations for restaurants/hotels/activities in areas that I am not accustomed...More

Thank Travelafficiando
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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.
Patricia S
23 June 2015|
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Response from bellerophon4 | Reviewed this property |
Depends. It's a la carte, not a buffet.
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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
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, View, Bar Scene, Romantic
Open Hours
10:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
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
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