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Rick's Cafe Boatyard

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)
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American, Bar, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
4050 Dandy Trl, Indianapolis, IN 46254-9741
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1 - 10 of 363 reviews

Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The view was beautiful, over the lake, setting sun. Fish is the specialty here, all dishes well made. Lots of pasta so watch the carbs. Tons of choices!

Thank pmoeser
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

My wife and I were working through a stressful situation while building our house. We had just had a really good meeting with our builder, but needed a bit of downtime to soak it all in. We decided to go to Rick's Cafe Boat Yard....More

Thank myjohndeerez
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

My wife and I love the water so we regularly go to Ricks Cafe Boatyard. The great food, service, and indoor or outdoor seating on a deck overlooking eagle creek reservoir keep us going back. It also helps that they have THE BEST Bloody Mary's...More

Thank Anothergig1
Reviewed 1 week ago

A long time a go there was a little storefront restaurant in Clearwater Beach Florida that claimed to have the best grouper sandwich in the world -- well they actually did! I have been trying the grouper in various places since then, and none other...More

Thank sblambert1
Reviewed 1 week ago

We went to Ricks on Sunday evening 6/11. We had a party of 9 as we were celebrating a birthday. We had several elderly members in our party and had reserved an inside seat. When we arrived they were not able to accommodate us inside,...More

1  Thank Scott W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Couldn't get a reservation for 10 on short notice, so we took a chance and just showed up. We were able to get a nice table in the bar area. Only a few of us had been there previously, and were anxious to get feedback...More

Thank Babes3020
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Food and drinks are always great at Rick's been there to many times to count, My worse day there was Saturday June 10, took my wife out for her birthday and my sister. Waitress was very rude, we had one table next to us on...More

Thank Travis W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

View is lovely and the food is quite good. Wife and enjoyed a lovely calamari app. My filet and crab cakes were delicious, as was my wife's trout. Prices were reasonable and service was pretty good. But the place is very cramped with small table...More

Thank BatGuano30
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent place for couples or friends. Great selection, superb calamari & great views. Wasn't too impressed with the lobster, but there is plenty more items to choose. Boat cheese appetizer was awesome and the mashed potatoes were phenomenal! Would go again.

Thank Sadde10
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Joined friends for lunch on the deck overlooking the lake. We shared a starter of calamari that was fried to perfection. Then we shared fish and chips with plenty of fries and a side of cold slaw. I had the soft shell crab sandwich, it...More

Thank Renee B
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Is there access from the water (public dock nearby)?
6 July 2016|
Answer Show all 8 answers
Response from bellerophon4 | Reviewed this property |
Yes. There is a marina less than a stone's throw away.
Patricia S
What is the price of the Sunday brunch??
23 June 2015|
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
USD 40 - USD 50
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Bar Scene, Business meetings, Kids, View, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, 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
  • E-mail
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