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Rick's Cafe Boatyard

€€ - €€€American, , Seafood
4050 Dandy Trl, Indianapolis, IN 46254-9741
+1 317-290-9300
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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good32%
  • Average12%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible3%
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“seafood” (39 reviews)
“calamari” (28 reviews)
“crab cakes” (27 reviews)
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American, Bar, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
4050 Dandy Trl, Indianapolis, IN 46254-9741
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Reviewed 5 days ago

We decided to stop here for dinner, and the place was packed but we were seated right away. The food was very good but the prices were a bit high, I hate having to pay extra for a salad when the breaded shrimp are $24.00....More

Thank Drstock55
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Everything from the service, ambiance, and especially the food, were all fabulously wonderful. I forgot to take a photo of my food because I could not wait to experience it!! Filet with creole crab cake and shrimp. I am still, 2 days later, exclaiming my...More

Thank Susan S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The service was excellent. Our server was Ashton and he was patient and very attentive. He made food reccomendations and wen one of out party wasn't please with an alcohol choice there was no issue making a change. He made a fun afternoon with friends...More

Thank _vondaseannatyler
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a large, well managed restaurant with great food, excellent service, and an outstanding location. My wife and I were seated near a window looking over the dock and water at sunset, already worth a few stars. We began with prosecco and a chardonnay,...More

1  Thank mgseamanjr
Reviewed 5 October 2018

I hosted a lunch for 5 friends at Rick's at noon on a Saturday. The atmosphere is nice with a lake view but the decor is showing it's age. The food was good. The standout item was the pork nachos - simple, but great flavor....More

Thank Catherine S
Reviewed 27 September 2018 via mobile

We went on a Thursday so the atmosphere was probably a lot quieter than it would be on the weekend. Ate out on the deck area near the boatyard. Had the swordfish which was one of their specials for the evening and a ribeye. Both...More

Thank TreatMeWellPlease
Reviewed 25 September 2018

The view! Every seat in the restaurant has a fabulous view of the reservoir. And the food...very delicious. I had the special of the day which was snapper. My husband ordered the grouper sandwich and there was a little mix-up on which grouper sandwich. They...More

Thank KayP871
Reviewed 16 September 2018 via mobile

Mystery dinner night with friends. This is where we ended up. The scenery is very nice watching the boats on the lake. We had a group of 26. The were very accommodating. The service was very quick for our large group. Large selection of seafood...More

Thank db4r6286
Reviewed 10 September 2018

Rick's has the best seasoned gumbo in Indy! The service and seafood cuisine are a rare find in the Indianapolis area.

Thank Resort588820
Reviewed 5 September 2018 via mobile

Last visit there everything was very good. That being said we went for my birthday lunch only three of us, sat in the outside bar area! Had to ask a waitress to take our order! Said waitress was less than friendly, a single lady came...More

Thank Dark74
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30 September 2017|
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Response from Jack C | Reviewed this property |
The ownership has not changed, not sure about the management.
Bill B
20 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.
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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, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, Bar Scene, View, Business meetings, Local cuisine
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
  • E-mail
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