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St. Elmo Steak House

127 S Illinois St, Indianapolis, IN 46225-1079
+1 317-635-0636
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  • Excellent69%
  • Very good20%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“shrimp cocktail” (1,437 reviews)
“steak” (1,429 reviews)
“navy bean soup” (110 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 4 days ago via mobile

I loved the decoration and the 2 atmospheres it presents (Restaurant and lounge). You have to try the world famous shrimp cocktail or the onion rings side!

Thank Felipe_OH
Reviewed 4 days ago

Sure you get their gut-wrenching, eye-burning, lung bursting shrimp cocktail with the 5-alarm cocktail sauce. Yes, you get ridiculously priced steaks. You also get rushed service, hordes of people, a huge check. Come into town for business and it's almost impossible to get a reservation....More

Thank Karl S
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Worth stopping just for the shrimp cocktail! Cocktail sauce is smokin! Clears the nasal passages instantly. Stay longer for the filet which is awesome. If you've never stopped here take time to do it if you are in Indy. The place is an institution.

Thank Wayne G
Reviewed 6 days ago

I like to visit city "institutions" and see what the fuss is about- this place did not disappoint. I sat at the bar, made myself comfy, and ordered the signature dish and drink. The bartender wisely guided me to order the shrimp cocktail when I...More

Thank Michele S
Reviewed 1 week ago

If visiting Indy you must have dinner ar St.Elmos! Everything I had was so special. The steaks are cooked perfectly and if you enjoy shrimp the Shrimp Coctail is to die-for. And if you live in Indy and never been.... You need to treat yourself...More

Thank Indym0m2014
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited St. Elmo’s as a business function. While busy, ever detail was handled. The dry aged ribeye was amazing. Adam took great care of us and offered insights and stories that made the dinner great. Try the St. Elmo Cola, shrimp cocktail and enjoy...More

Thank yuppienow37
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

From the - to die for- shrimp cocktail, to the steak, sides, and dessert... All of it was absolutely phenomenal. Service was perfect. We can't wait to return.

Thank Momof4Girls23
Sheri B, Guest Service Representative at St. Elmo Steak House, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for leaving us your kind review! We are thankful for you kind words and happy you enjoyed your experience from start to finish! Cheers!

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I really enjoyed my time at St Elmos! Great atmosphere, great shrimp cocktail, and even better steaks! Will definitely return soon!

Thank MicheleDr87
Sheri B, Guest Service Representative at St. Elmo Steak House, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your review! We are so glad you enjoyed the total St. Elmo experience! We look forward to serving you again, soon. Thanks again!

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Ended up getting reservations which was amazing in itself being Big Ten Championship day... have eaten there before and couldn’t wait to order the cocktail shrimp yet again. It is a don’t miss. We were thankful they had a double magnum of cristal available as...More

Thank remko b
Sheri B, Guest Service Representative at St. Elmo Steak House, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for leaving us your review! We could not be more delighted to hear of your awesome experience with us this past weekend. We are glad you chose us! Thanks, again!

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My wife and I went to St. ELmos for an early dinner. After the wonderful Shrimp appetizer and Lobster bisque the meal went down hill. Nothing ruins a dinner more in my opinion than when a steakhouse can't get the temperature of the meat correct....More

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

We appreciate your feedback. Food quality and execution are two of our top priorities in order to differentiate ourselves. We will make sure your feedback is shared with our executive chef and his culinary team. I would still like to hear me about your experience,...More

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