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St. Elmo Steak House

127 S Illinois St, Indianapolis, IN 46225-1079
+1 317-635-0636
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  • Excellent68%
  • Very good20%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“shrimp cocktail” (1,507 reviews)
“steak” (1,492 reviews)
“navy bean soup” (115 reviews)
Opens in 29 min
American, Steakhouse, Gluten Free Options
127 S Illinois St, Indianapolis, IN 46225-1079
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Reviewed 2 days ago

I lived in Indy three years before finally dining at this landmark - definitely shouldn't have waited. Our server (James) was impeccable, the ambiance was wonderful, and the food was indescribably delicious. Everyone talks about the "World Famous Shrimp Cocktail, but the hidden gem of...More

Thank tradal02
Reviewed 3 days ago

Everything you have heard is true. It is worth it. Get the shrimp cocktail. Get the Navy Bean Soup. Plan to arrive early for a drink in the 1933 Lounge upstairs. Make it an evening, enjoy!

Thank jeffqueendrums
Reviewed 3 days ago

First time at st. Elmo’s the food was excellent. The shrimp cocktail was a great start. The steaks and all of the sides were great. We also had onion rings and they were the best I have ever had.

Thank Scherer2018
Reviewed 3 days ago

From giant shrimp cocktail to a 20 oz. ribeye, St. Elmo has the absolute best food in Indianapolis. A little bit of a splurge but worth it at any cost. Attentive servers and experienced chefs make this an Indiana landmark. Perfect for special occasions or...More

Thank KYTastemaker
Reviewed 4 days ago

I have been here twice on my visit to Indy and there is history at St Elmo's. This is the original restaurant and it's been around since 1902. The bar displays the original architecture and the history behind it. Overall my experience on both occasions...More

Thank christophergB4515UA
Reviewed 4 days ago

In a town where it is nearly impossible NOT to hit a steakhouse when throwing a rock downtown, St Elmo's checks all the boxes. From the famous shrimp cocktail to the exquisitely prepared steaks there is nothing more a carnivore could ask for. I plan...More

Thank KnoxKnight27
Reviewed 4 days ago

The menu is almost identical to Harry and Izzy's but even more of a crowd waiting to eat. Great service and food in an "old and elegant" feeling.

Thank ljohnson08
Reviewed 6 days ago

I eat a lot of steaks and always judge a place by how well they can do a Ribeye and I have to say this was one of the best steaks I have had in a while besides the beef that I personally raise. It...More

Thank rodjan5
Gabi W, Manager at St. Elmo Steak House, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review! We are so glad you enjoyed your Ribeye and hope to have you visit us again soon.

Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

When I’m in Indy I always make it a point to have at least one meal at this great institution. Unfortunately this last visit will be my last meal here. Had a great dinner here. Upon departure I went to the men’s room where a...More

1  Thank Mpeter9
Richard E, General Manager at St. Elmo Steak House, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback and we would like to extend our apologies for your disappointing experience. We are shocked by what you witnessed and while we hold our team members to a high level of service and cuisine, mistakes...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

From the time you walk in, you immediately enjoy the atmosphere. The service was above excellent and the staff was upscale. We had the dry aged steak, the shrimp cocktail and the lobster bisque. The quality of the steak, from the flavor to the tendernence,...More

Thank prettilittlemamma
Gabi W, Manager at St. Elmo Steak House, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

We appreciate you leaving us a review and are so pleased to hear you enjoyed your evening with us. We hope to serve you again soon.

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