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Rick's Cafe Boatyard

4050 Dandy Trl, Indianapolis, IN 46254-9741
+1 317-290-9300
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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good33%
  • Average12%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“seafood” (35 reviews)
“crab cakes” (26 reviews)
“calamari” (26 reviews)
Open Now
10:00 am - 10:00 pm Hours
American, Bar, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
4050 Dandy Trl, Indianapolis, IN 46254-9741
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Reviewed yesterday

We took our granddaughter here for her birthday dinner. She wanted oysters and they were very fresh and good! We loved the place! We all had great food and there was music out on the patio. We did have reservations. The place was busy but...More

Thank treysia
Reviewed 1 week ago

Our group always goes to Rick's on the Thursday of Indy 500 race weekend. The outside patio is the best! The music is always enjoyable as well. Can't wait for 2019!

Thank mchetney
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Really enjoyed brunch here today with the family. The Chesapeake eggs were really good with crab cakes. It could have been better with some toast or an English Muffin. Other members had the skillet scramble and they enjoyed it as well. Views of the lake...More

Thank Gwen W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We go to the Indy 500 (for 45 years) and have found this to be the best restaurant in the west side of Indianapolis.

Thank Jwvv
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Let's talk about the food first. We had the Hawaiian Sashimi Tuna appetizer which was delicious and the presentation was incredible. I had the NC Rainbow Trout, which was absolutely wonderful, and my wife equally enjoyed her Florida Red Grouper. So the food was great....More

Thank GR260
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Was in town to visit family during Memorial Day weekend. Went there for lunch and dinner two times. Waitstaff was slow and forgetful both times and the place wasn’t that busy. Lacked knowledge of menu items and missed obvious details, like no silverware or plates....More

Thank cgarockyhill
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Was AWESOME!! Food was excellent!! Environment was great!! Service was great!! View is great!! One of the best food experiences I have had in a very long time!! Slightly pricey but you get what you pay for. It is not to be missed when visiting...More

Thank 2MoGoose
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great place to sit outside and enjoy lake view. Even though the place is large, staff always been on top it & very friendly. They have entertainment at night over weekend (only time we been is weekend). If you fly in its also across from...More

Thank Shadi W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I had thee worst steak salad of my life here. I could barely cut my steak using the steak knife. The steak was very chewy and had a lot of gristle or some other inedible parts to it. It was cooked right, to my request...More

Thank M H
Reviewed 7 May 2018

I had dinner here on Saturday 4-28-18. On Wednesday 5-2-18 I was notified of possible fraud on my credit card due to an excessive tip that was left on that night. My tip had been changed from $39.75 to $69.75. My bill was $170.25 prior...More

2  Thank DeanWindy
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Lynn G
1 October 2017|
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Response from Jack C | Reviewed this property |
The ownership has not changed, not sure about the management.
Bill B
21 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
6 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
USD 40 - USD 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
Romantic, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Bar Scene, View, Business meetings, Local cuisine
Open Hours
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
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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