Rick's Cafe Boatyard
A Plus RestaurantNew drink menu is outstanding. Fresh fish/seafood is always served perfectly. When friends come from Green Bay and St. Louis, Rick's is always their first choice.5/15/2013 12:00:00 AMYumm!!The food at the boatyard cafe was absolutely delicious!!! I don't think I could have had a better night. The scenic view was awesome and the service was great!! I am glad I got to experience this restaurant. I will definitely be back to this restaurant!!!5/14/2013 12:00:00 AMWe had a late lunch at theWe had a late lunch at the retaurant on Mothers Day. The food was excellent and the service was good. The waiter was friendly and efficient. We could not dine outside because of the weather but it was still a very pleasant eperience.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMVery pleased!I took my mom here for Mother's Day. Food was fantastic, service was amazing, and the water was beautiful.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMscenic boatswe had a great dinner. fast service. great waitress. fairly good price. had reservations didn't have to wait but about 5 min.great atmosphere and nice music. just a little bit noisy. will go there again when it is a little warmer so we can eat outside and enjoy the scenery. a very satisfied customer. thank you.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMWonderfulThis is a hidden gem in Indianapolis! They've got a great special occasion menus with seafood steaks and pastas, as well as good prices for sandwiches and pizzas. Can't wait to go back!5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMMother day hit!!We had a great brunch by the resevoir. The food was great and the selection very good. The service was fast and friendly.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMMother's Day hit!Our family visited Rick's for Mother's Day...we had reservations and were seated at a nice, large indoor table (too cool for deck dining) with a view of Eagle Creek reservoir promptly at our reserved time. Despite the VERY crowded dining area; our server arrived promptly and we had our drinks and food very timely. The quality of the food was excellent; I had blackened scallops which were expertly cooked, tender/moist and flavorful without being overdone. The only downfall was the vegetable accompaniment; it was a single stalk of broccoli which was undercooked. Overall, our party agreed that the main entrees and sides were delicious. It was a very noisy atmosphere, but I would owe that to the resulting Mother's Day crowd. Great selection!5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat seafoodVery good seafood in the Midwest. Having lived in Maryland several years ago, it brought back memories for my mom. I took her there for Mother's Day and highly recommend it. Not a fan of looking at the servers legs in shorts but it fits with the seaside atmosphere I guess. Hope they get to wear long pants in the winter! The catfish I had was seasoned perfectly.5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat time was had by all!This visit was for my retirement party. Everything was superb! It was really noisy but there was everything from a bridal party upstairs, to, prom guests dining, bachelorette party, birthday party, and families celebrating mother's day early. You name it, it was happening at Rick's but the service kicked it up a notch & kept on it! Thanks to our waitress that evening, she was attentive to every need & your valet team too.
Excellent Job! We know the noise is not the norm & will definitely be back. This place will always be SPECIAL to us as it is also where my husband proposed 3 1/2 years ago! Our anniversary is coming up 6/26 too so we'll be celebrating alone next time to bring back some very fond memories!5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMNice place to chat with friendsWe spent about 3.5 hours at our table. We had drinks, appetizers, entrees, and a crazy 1 lb chocolate cake for desert. Everything was enjoyable until our party of 4 bill came to $240. We did earn it though. I highly recommend this place. The menu is broad, and you can go expensive or moderate depending on what you pick.5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMIn Indy? Must go to Ricks!We love Rick's. Ever since we were in Indianapolis for the Bichon Frise National Specialty several years ago. One of our dear friends won Best in Show, and about 20 of us went out to celebrate. They impressed us all so much then, that we go back every time we are in Indianapolis. Enjoy it every time. This year we brought new people, who will now come back the next time they are in town. We recommend Rick's to everyone...hmmm do I feel a commission coming on?5/10/2013 12:00:00 AMI have been going to Rick'sI have been going to Rick's Boatyard for many years and I have never had a bad experience. The food is always great and the prices are good. My friends and I always have a great time.5/1/2013 12:00:00 AMBirthday nite outWe have eaten at Ricks several times, the food is always good. Service lacked in that my soup hit the table about 30 seconds before my meal . Other than that it was good. I made a note under special notes on the reservation that it was my wife's birthday. No mention was made of it so not sure why that section is in the reservation web page. We did get full on very good food. The steak was cooked to perfection and extremely tender. We will go back We do really like the restaurant5/1/2013 12:00:00 AMAlways a pleasureFirst off food was great and server "Amber" was great. Young black gentleman opened door when I was leaving which was nice. Arriving was a little frustrating with no valet had to park in back of lot which is no big deal. I was carrying baby, presents, and a diaper bag. It was obviously to long of a walk for the DB parked in motorcycle parking with his 2004 Cadillac XLR convertible with $500 wheels on it. Sweet ride #not there was another OLd escalade parked there when I left. Sweet ride bro #not also no one opened doors on arrival or hurried to help or greet but good experience overall. Just tips.4/30/2013 12:00:00 AMWe haven't been to Rick'sWe haven't been to Rick's in quite a while, we don't live close by. We were very pleased with the food and service and will come back. The salmon was outstanding!4/28/2013 12:00:00 AMEnjoyed our meal with theEnjoyed our meal with the view of the water. Extremely nice! We were celebrating a birthday, and the desserts are WONDERFUL! Among the best any place. Service was excellent and professional, even though they were very busy. (recommend a reservation)4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMI was dining with out-of-townI was dining with out-of-town friends that had never been to Rick's so I requested a table by the water so my friends could enjoy the view. We were seated at a booth with a lovely view of the lake and my friends just loved it! I appreciated Rick's honoring my request on a very busy Saturday night. I am a regular customer of Rick's and will continue to highly recommend it to my friends.4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMI just happened to find Rick'sI just happened to find Rick's online when I was searching for a nice place to eat before my fraternity's formal. Couldn't have asked for better. The service was fantastic, thanks to our incredible waitress. Everyone in my party praised the restaurant and fully intends to go back in the future. It was some of the best seafood I've had in a while, living in Indiana. The lively atmosphere kept us in high spirits, but wasn't so loud that we were unable to hear the waitress or people at an opposite end of the table. I owe a thanks to Rick's for making me look great in the eyes of my friends who were in the group.4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMFirst DateI had a first date here and it went great. What a way to start off the evening by having dinner at Rick's Boatyard. Loved the live music.4/26/2013 12:00:00 AMOur server was AWESOME! WishOur server was AWESOME! Wish I remembered his name so I could request him again::)))! Been dining here for 16 years and Friday nights (04/26/2013) was the best ever!! Thank you:)4/26/2013 12:00:00 AMWorth the driveDrove up from Evansville to meet a friend and dine there. Second visit and no disappointed with service or food.4/23/2013 12:00:00 AMAlways spectacularThis is my favorite restaurant in the Indianapolis area. Where else can you have such an amazing view? Service is always great. Ambience, terrific. Live music that is not overbearingly loud. And, Monday drink specials! The staff at Ricks always aim to please. town guests here, they will be amazed to find such beauty within the city limits. This place is an A+ in every way. If you've not tried it, you must! Bring your out-of-4/22/2013 12:00:00 AMWonderful time....Our Waiter Jake was Outstanding and well request him the next time were in. It was my first visit and now will be one of my favorite in Indy. Looking forward to dining outside when weather breaks.4/21/2013 12:00:00 AMVery enjoyable, relaxing atmosphereVery enjoyable, relaxing atmosphere. A beautiful view, as requested. Great seafood. It was a perfect place for a romantic birthday celebration. Always pleasant there.4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat dining experience.Great dining experience. A little pricey, but well worth it!!4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat service and food. TheGreat service and food. The atmosphere was romantic and vibrant and we had a wonderful time!4/19/2013 12:00:00 AMGood Friends, Good FoodWe had a lunchtime reunion of former classmates. The waiter was very patient as we chatted for a time rather than look at the menu. The weather was too wet and cold to enjoy the outside seating but the view of Eagle Creek was nice. The food was excellent. I had the crab salad special - delicious. The hostess readily took a snapshot for us as we left, and it is picture perfect.4/17/2013 12:00:00 AMReally enjoyed the view andReally enjoyed the view and the food was excellent4/12/2013 12:00:00 AMNice but not what we hoped...Our meals were adequate; meat over cooked. (the rib eye was NOT a rib eye.)Don't care for the flavored butter glop that served with the bread. waiter Daniel started out interested and attentive but soon lost interest in our table. We were hosting two other couples and somewhat embarrassed at the quality of the food. have you changed chefs?4/12/2013 12:00:00 AMHave always enjoyed Rick'sHave always enjoyed Rick's Café Boatyard - great atmosphere and great food! Love being on the water - makes you feel miles from landlocked IN. The lighting and jazz in the evening are perfect!4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMHaving lived most of my lifeHaving lived most of my life on the Atlantic Coast I am not at all ashamed to call myself a seafood snob. With that said I absolutely love Ricks! The scallops are some of the best I've ever had. My girlfriend had the Salmon Roulade - also excellent. Great wine list, heavy on the whites (but it is a fish place so ....)
Understand the noise level can get pretty intense with all the glass but the view is worth it. Great date place, great small party place. Most importantly, great seafood place!4/5/2013 12:00:00 AMgreat place. beautiful viewgreat place. beautiful view of the water. excellent food and overall dining3/31/2013 12:00:00 AMEaster Brunch was very goodEaster Brunch was very good and reasonably priced.3/31/2013 12:00:00 AMWe enjoyed lunch very much,We enjoyed lunch very much, with a wide variety for all of us with many different tastes.
We had two babies join the party which we were not expecting, however, the staff accommodated with highchairs and food (french fries) etc. It was a lovely time spent as one young man was celebrating his retirement from the Marines and we celebrated Easter together. Thank you for a lovely restaurant with good food and service.3/30/2013 12:00:00 AMWill be our new hang-out asWill be our new hang-out as we are moving into the neighborhood! We appreciate the Jazz and waterside motif.3/29/2013 12:00:00 AMCelebrated my birthday withCelebrated my birthday with my family and everything was wonderful! Food and service were the best ever!!!3/29/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent seafood and greatExcellent seafood and great ambience and views especially during the summer3/29/2013 12:00:00 AMDeck is great in warm weatherIn warm weather, the deck is wonderful looking over Eagle Creek Reservoir usually with a flotilla of sail boats tacking around. This evening -- still March -- couldn't do that yet.3/26/2013 12:00:00 AMThe dining expierence wasThe dining expierence was pleasant - there was a big party in front of our table which looked liked it was finishing up but the party lingered and was standing up and mingling right in front of our table which made it noisy.3/23/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent tomato basil soupExcellent tomato basil soup and excellent service. Always a good view, no matter what the weather.3/23/2013 12:00:00 AMCanada loves Rick's Cafe BoatyardOur evening at Rick's Cafe Boatyard was just perfect! Couldnt have been better! Our waiter definatly made the evening as well, very friendly, knowledgable and took time to talk with us about things we could do that were of interest. Being that we came all the way from Canada.
I would recommend Rick's Cafe Boatyard for sure!!
A great place in the summer too....we will be back!
Tina, Brittney, Brad3/20/2013 12:00:00 AMA Little Piece of ParadiseMy favorite place to dine-
One consideration for management: visitors with vision problems and older patrons (we are older than 60), as noted by one of my guests, the dim restaurant lighting, at dawn, is hard to see or read menus, was more visible as the night illuminated the candles on the tables, by then we had ordered. They absolutely loved coming and would like to come again. Unsure of what could be done, but I hope this is something you can consider and remedy. Thank you, however, for the great food.3/19/2013 12:00:00 AMMy husband and I took ourMy husband and I took our son out to dinner to celebrate his recent internship. Our table was in the corner next to a fireplace. Very cozy. The jazz band was playing in the background, loud enough to hear but not too loud as to drown out our conversation. We each had a different meal, seafood, steak, sandwich. All very good. Will go back.3/15/2013 12:00:00 AMWe celebrated Valentine'sWe celebrated Valentine's Day at Ricks and could not be happier. Wonderful meal with enough to take home!2/14/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat Meeting SpotI use Ricks for many business meetings. The view is amazing and the service is great. All at a very reasonable price.9/26/2012 12:00:00 AMMrFood was very good. I got fried catfish and my wife got the tilapia and shrimp. Was good size portions. Would recommend asking for a window seat on your reservations.1/1/0001 4:00:00 PM