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Rick's Cafe Boatyard

) #25 of 1,892 Restaurants in Indianapolis €€ - €€€ American, , Seafood
4050 Dandy Trl, Indianapolis, IN 46254-9741
+1 317-290-9300
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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good32%
  • Average13%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible2%
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“seafood” (29 reviews)
“crab cakes” (23 reviews)
“calamari” (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 yesterday

This time the weather was beautiful & we could sit on the "porch." Visited for lunch, instead of dinner. Still great food & great service.

Thank Babes3020
Reviewed 1 week ago

We live about 5 minutes away and come a few times a year. We always have excellent service and excellent food. You can't beat the scenery and ambiance of everything around you. Never had a bad experience in over 10 times here and we'll always...More

Thank Amy O
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place sits on the Eagle Creek reservoir near Brownsburg, Indiana. The atmosphere is casual and the food is amazing! They have a very large patio with a bar outside over looking the water. It faces west so stick around for the sunset if you...More

Thank Jack C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I can think of no better place for friends to meet up on the Westside for Beautiful scenery, yummy food and drinks. A Sunday afternoon meet up with old classmates turned into twice the party size we thought. Drew the manager and Brian our wait...More

Thank R7058LGmarcc
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had lunch here today. Ordered a medium well hamburger. The first bite around the edge of the burger revealed raw meat - all the cook could have possibly done was slap it on the grill for about a minute then flip it over for about...More

Thank Sue U
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Wonderful evening. Was VERY crowded but other than the struggle to find a parking place the service was very good. Had not had King Crab 🦀 legs in a long time so I went for it. Pricey but oh so good 😊 😊. Others were...More

Thank Charley C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We sat outside and had great views of ducks in the water as we ate. This place is gigantic. They must be able to seat 400 people. Calamari appetizer was the best I've had in the USA. Was able to get 1/2 of a Greek...More

Thank pjmdvm
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Rick's Cafe Boatyard is a nice relaxing way to have dinner or drinks while watching the water and watercraft. The food was good and the drinks were cold and dispite the temperature being in the 90's it was comfortable sitting out on the covered deck...More

Thank Char573
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went here for lunch with a business colleague while we were in between meetings here are my takeaways: 1. First impression was WOW! this place is way bigger than I expected and there is an outdoor patio with an island type bar. To top it...More

Thank chad s
Reviewed 18 July 2017

Wonderful location, beautiful views and great atmosphere! We had a reservation for 2, we were early but they were able to seat us right away. We ordered cocktails and appetizers, tuna and soup and salad. Food were ok, nothing great, but overall atmosphere made it...More

Thank katisalla
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Questions & Answers
Bill B
20 August 2017|
Response from Anothergig1 | Reviewed this property |
That I am aware off there is no Sunday bloody Mary special. It is just one of their signature sinks that is amazing!
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
22 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
Local cuisine, View, Child-friendly, Kids, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups
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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