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St. Elmo Steak House

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Downtown Indianapolis
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127 S Illinois St, Indianapolis, IN 46225-1079 (Maryland)
+1 317-635-0636
16:00 - 23:00
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Sun 16:00 - 22:00
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Sat 15:00 - 23:00
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32 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We went to St. Elmo's for my wife's birthday and the food and service were both great. At first I was unsure of the starter option of tomato juice or bean soup but the server explained the history behind it and the bean soup was delicious! My wife had the lobster bisque instead, for an up charge. I had the... More 

Thank Jordan B
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10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We'd heard sooooo much about St. Elmos, so when I was visiting my son at IU, I drove him and his friends to Indy for a steak dinner for a break from dorm food. The steaks were ok, as were the sides. All 5 of us honestly felt that Ruth's Chris or Morton's would have been a better choice. However,... More 

Thank Journeyman_Traveller
Dayton, Ohio
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3 reviews
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Their signature shrimp cocktail was so hot I choked several times, and I like hot. We were supposed to have 4 shrimp but only 3 came. They brought an extra shrimp out with a fork, not on a plate. The filet's were so jiggly when cut into, I could tell they were over tenderized. Not good at all for $41.00.... More 

Thank Tamara Z
Potomac, Maryland
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130 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

From my reviews you can see that I dine many high-end places around the world. I was really excited to go to the steakhouse while in Indianapolis. Seems like many people are talking about it. Trust me when I say, it's just an average place. I ordered their famous shrimp cocktail- it was just OK. There was so much sauce... More 

Thank WorldTravelerDC1
West Lebanon, Indiana, United States
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37 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

This place is a must for anyone visiting Indianapolis. You can go dressed from bluejeans to Tuxedos. When you go sit back and prepare to enjoy a dining experience that you don't get anywhere else. Be sure you order the amazing shrimp cocktail, but be warned the cocktail sauce will open your sinuses. The steaks are the best I have... More 

Thank PamM756
Management response:

Pam, Thank you for your review—we are so glad you enjoyed your experience with us. And we are humbled to be considered a “must-do.” Cheers! More 

Bangor, Maine
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229 reviews
145 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Actually, everything about the visit was good. The ability to seat 6 people rather than the reservation for 5; the service in describing what was available; and, the steak was cooked to perfection. Yes, it might have been more expensive than someplace else. it was worth the money...

Thank wrpupkis
Management response:

Thank you for your review. We are so delighted you enjoyed your visit with us. We hope to get the opportunity to serve you again soon. Cheers! More 

Plainfield, Indiana
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297 reviews
195 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Indy is a city with an abundance of $$$ steakhouses and I cannot rate St. Elmos's as the best. I know I am probably in the minority as it is always packed but sorry that's the way I see it. Yes the shrimp cocktail is awesome and a must have. Our waiter was excellent but I ordered Lobster Bisque soup... More 

Thank Charley C
Management response:

Charley, Thank you for your feedback. We’re glad you had a good experience but we always strive for great. We hope to have the opportunity to improve upon your experience at your next visit. Thanks again! More 

Dayton, OH
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82 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

as an early anniversary dinner we had am early dinner. My husband made reservations online. We had fantastic waiter (Vlad) who didn't steer us wrong with his recommendations. It was definitely a splurge but well worth it. I had the Rykea (spelling) Mule. The signature cocktail was delicious as was the shrimp cocktail. My husband had dry aged by strip... More 

Thank ProfHannah
Management response:

ProfHannah, Thank you for leaving us your review. And thank you for choosing to celebrate with us. We are so pleased to hear Vlad took such great care of you. We will pass along your kind words. More 

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24 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My husband had the shrimp cocktail and raved about it. It is what they are known for. I had a fish dish that was good. My husband had a filet, I mean it is a steakhouse. He said it was delicious. It is a quite pricey restaurant for my taste but was good. I just wouldn't eat there except in... More 

Thank 87disappointed
Management response:

Thank you for your review. We are so delighted to hear you enjoyed your visit, especially the shrimp cocktail. We hope to see you again soon—Cheers! More 

Evansville, Indiana
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

Come on....it's on your bucket list? If it's not you need a new list. If you come to Indy...have dinner here...sure you will drop some coin...but hey...It's St Elmo's .

Thank michaelnY2061XR
Management response:

Thank you for taking the time to leave your review. We are so pleased you enjoyed your visit. It definitely sounds like you have a tasty bucket list. We are honored to be on it. Cheers! More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 31 - USD 80
American, Steakhouse, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Valet Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?