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Rick's Cafe Boatyard
Rick's Cafe Boatyard

Rick's Cafe Boatyard Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.rickscafeboatyard.com
  • Phone: (317) 290-9300
  • Hours of Operation: Sunday Brunch: 10:00am - 2:00pm;
    Lunch: Everyday: 11:00am - 4:00pm;
    Dinner:
    Monday-Thursday: 4:00pm - 11pm; bar menu until midnight
    Friday & Saturday: 4:00pm - 11pm; bar menu until midnight
    Sunday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Seafood, Steak
  • Executive Chef: Mike Hibbeln
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Smoking Area, Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 38th Street
  • Parking: Private Lot
A word from Rick's Cafe Boatyard
Rick's Cafe Boatyard is a waterfront restaurant offering its guests a panoramic view of Eagle Creek Reservoir in Indianapolis. Rick's offers ample but intimate seating both inside and out; as well as an extensive menu of fresh hand prepared meals offered daily. Rick's Cafe Boatyard offers it's guests lunch, dinner and a complete banquet facility. Their guests dine inside a beautiful, wide-open, high-ceiling dining room, or outside with a breathtaking view of the water.Continued
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerOutdoor Dining
  • Diners' Choice WinnerScenic View
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked
Diner Reviews
  • "Rick's has been the best spot for outdoor dining this summer. Sunset last night was amazing. Only complaint ever about Rick's would be the high price of the food (appetizers are very expensive), but you probably would never be able to get a seat if it was cheaper."
    Dined on 8/20/2014
  • "great ambience for water lovers! celebrated a birthday with a friend who said it made her think of Florida-her favorite place!"
    Dined on 8/17/2014
  • "Beautiful view, great food. We sat outside on a dreary day, but the patio is covered, so no problems. It felt like being on vacation!"
    Dined on 8/17/2014
  • "We sat outside, the view wad nice but the bugs were very annoying. I saw people at other tables swatting at them, too. The waiter was not very knowledgeable about the menu and was helpful in answering questions. My husband and I shared the sampler appetizer and had lobster tail and salmon for our entrees. The good was very good, although nothing really stood out for me. The table next to us was extremely loud and annoying. Had it not been for them we would have stayed for dessert."
    Dined on 8/16/2014
  • "Loved the steak and potatoes. Done to my taste. Great server. Beautiful view."
    Dined on 8/16/2014
  • "I came to ricks for a anniversary and I sat on the deck, it was perfect me and my girlfriend, we had a great time. The food was outstanding, the service was very kind and helpful, and the atmosphere was wonderful as well."
    Dined on 8/16/2014
  • "We had a great time at our annual summer get-together at Rick's Boatyard. Excellent restaurant pick for Illini alums from Cincinnati, Oxford, Carmel, Indy and Champaign, IL."
    Dined on 8/16/2014
  • "While this is a good place to sit outside for a drink (because the views are nice), it's not the best place to dine in Indy. The outside tables are old, worn, and need to be replaced. The food is so so at best."
    Dined on 8/16/2014
  • "The food was amazing but our service was a bit on the poor side. Our waitress was not friendly and getting a refill was like pulling teeth. It was 2:00p and not very busy. I would hate to imagine what the service is like on a Friday or Saturday night. A bit overpriced too. All in all the location is what keeps most people coming back:)"
    Dined on 8/16/2014
  • "Met some out of town friends for lunch. Arrived early for our reservation and was seated as soon as possible. Service and food were outstanding! My guests were very happy with the location, quite convenient for their travel"
    Dined on 8/16/2014
  • "Outdoor view and service was excellent. Bread, house salad, and seafood chowder soup was good. Teriyaki chicken was burnt and horrible. My wife ate 1/2 of her 3 filets. I brought it home and tried to eat it for lunch the following day but ended up throwing it away. All you could taste was burntness. My breaded catfish filets were disappointing as well. Cracker Barrel serves better catfish. With all that being said, it will be a while before we go back to Rick's."
    Dined on 8/15/2014
  • "The seafood was fresh and beautifully prepared! We Enjoyed the view of the sailboats as the sun set."
    Dined on 8/15/2014
  • "This place is simply amazing. I took my then girlfriend there Friday the 15th for what she thought was just a dinner. The food was amazing, the view was glorious, and the atmosphere was great. After the good we went down by the gazebo and reminisced over the last two years, while I had two friends hiding in the bushes taking pictures. I popped the question and she said yes! Amazing place for any adventure!"
    Dined on 8/15/2014
  • "Thanks for making a surprise 60th party a great event. The whole process reservations, wait staff, menu/food and even the cooperating weather all made for a wonderful dining experience for us. Thanks!"
    Dined on 8/14/2014
  • "Had a reservation and got seated immediately. The server was a little different. The girl wattresses seemed friendler, but we did not have them. Food was excellent along with the view and everything. We will be back."
    Dined on 8/14/2014
  • "Good service! Quickest I've ever been served my food. My friends and I really enjoyed our time there. Best ever."
    Dined on 8/14/2014
  • "Never lets me down. MY guest always enjoy. Had the crab cake sandwich and boy was it good!"
    Dined on 8/13/2014
  • "We went to Rick's expecting a great dinner to celebrate our first anniversary. We ended up with lousy service. The waitress was consistently slow to get to us and also messed up our order. She did give us free dessert which we appreciated. The food was decent but nothing to write home about. The view however was very romantic and relaxing. For the price we paid, we expected much more but would be willing to give it another try sometime in the future."
    Dined on 8/10/2014
  • "Got the Surf and turf and it was great. Our server dropped the food asked if everything looked good and we never saw her again. I had to get another server to get her 45 minutes later to get our bill and she was bothered by that. When I have had dinner inside the service was great, out on the deck needs help."
    Dined on 8/10/2014
  • "I had not heard of Rick's Cafe Boatyard, but asked for Speedway restaurants. What a great restaurant to accidentally stumble upon. My sister and I met an old college room mate I had not seen in a decade. We were able to sit outside (though inside looked very comfortable too). The view of the water and boats made me feel on vacation. All of us were very pleased with our service as our waitress checked on us frequently (refilling our drinks and removing dishes). We received a delicious small bread loaf before our meal. Yum. The view was gorgeous. My sis & friend chose Eggs over Ireland from the Brunch menu. Loved it. I chose grilled tenderloin w/ fries. Loved it. This is our new meeting place."
    Dined on 8/10/2014
  • "They were very accommodating. Originally, the reservation was for 8:30 PM via OT. After I made the reservation, my party wanted to eat earlier. I called and was able to come in earlier. We were seated outside overlooking the water. The wait staff was great, the food arrived expeditiously and everything was scrumptious. I have been there many times and have had similar experience. A place I can count on for excellent food and service. My company, one of the persons in the party was from Phoenix, really enjoyed the evening there. We were able to have a great visit with full enjoyment of what Rick's Café Boatyard has to offer."
    Dined on 8/9/2014
  • "Rick's was amazing. The food was great, my drink was made perfectly, and the views as the sun was setting were beautiful. The parking lot was almost full but the have a golf cart "taxi" to bring you to the front door to avoid the walking. My only complaint is the way the female servers were dressed. The building, the ambiance, the food choices and price make this restaurant on the nicer end, but the waitresses were dressed in booty shorts (black spandex) and shirts with their bras hanging out. Their attire just didn't match that of the customers and ambiance."
    Dined on 8/9/2014
  • "Awesome deck to look out on. Wonderful food. Would to suggest going when dressed up and sun on you on the deck. Very hot."
    Dined on 8/9/2014
  • "Ambience was outstanding. The waiter sat my wife and I in a perfect spot. We never told her it was our 14th anniversary."
    Dined on 8/8/2014
  • "Ricks Boatyard was suggested to me by a couple of co-workers and then the suggestion was solidified by family members and they were all correct. This was a great night out for me and my wife. Great food, service and ambiance."
    Dined on 8/8/2014
  • "We had a lovely time with wonderful food and the overall experience was great! The only minor downfall was our table was right outside a door, in high traffic."
    Dined on 8/8/2014
  • "The atmosphere was very friendly and accommodating. The over all experience was a great birthday celebration."
    Dined on 8/8/2014
  • "Good but not as great as it's been in past.3 small pieces of sashimi for $16?!"
    Dined on 8/8/2014
  • "Had the clam chowder for lunch, boy was it good. Did have to ask them to warm it up, but other than that another great experience at Rick's"
    Dined on 8/6/2014
  • "A little more casual than I expected but good energy on the outside deck. Food was pretty good but nothing really stood out. Service was a little haphazard but nothing awful. We'll dine here again but we'll set our expectations accordingly next time."
    Dined on 8/4/2014
  • "Family celebrating birthdays-very accommodating-some were first timers & were impressed-all 8 dishes ordered were great-water is such asset-See you again!"
    Dined on 8/4/2014
  • "Our office staff went to Rick's Boat Yard to celebrate a good summer with our summer work. Most of us had already been there before, but it was still a delightful dining experience. I had the petite filet and it was absolutely delicious!! Thank you!"
    Dined on 8/4/2014
  • "Food was really good, server wasn't around much. Went here after I got married and didn't like the fact I only saw the server 3 times the whole night. Food was great for all of us tho."
    Dined on 8/2/2014
  • "We decided to take time to leave our busy lives behind and head to Indy for a nice, relaxing meal. The weather cooperated and so did Rick's!! Scallops were a little too raw for me but our fabulous server zipped them back to the kitchen and we enjoyed a lovely meal and fantabulous dessert!!! You must have the Brownie if you are a foodie!"
    Dined on 8/2/2014
  • "We went with a group of 7- including a toddler. Food was very good and arrived quickly. We were celebrating a special event. It was a relaxing, enjoyable lunch with a beautiful view of the water and marina. I appreciated a call earlier in the day to confirm our reservation."
    Dined on 8/2/2014
  • "Good food and atmosphere but could not even hear the person next to me"
    Dined on 8/1/2014
  • "Taking mom on her 89th bday where she could enjoy the "ocean " view and visit and eat delicious food. All oaks met. Waiter very good. Can't beat the calamari or the goat cheese salad!!! Thanks!!"
    Dined on 8/1/2014
  • "We always come here for my wife's birthday and our anniversary."
    Dined on 7/29/2014
  • "Excellent selection of seafood to go along with a scenic view of Eagle Creek Reservoir. I love taking my out-of-town guest to this restaurant, they always leave impressed."
    Dined on 7/29/2014
  • "Food not in line with price the worst oysters I have ever had gritty rubbery. My husbands salmon was very tender but the potatoes were over cooked and tough my potatoe was very good but scallops we so so. The crab cake I was looking forward to was good but not outstanding. In fairness they did offer us a free desert to split because they asked about the oysters we didn't finish. All and all we wished we would have gone back to Oceanaire for our anniversary"
    Dined on 7/27/2014