Rick's Cafe Boatyard

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3914 reviews
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Seafood
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.
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OT
1 review
Dined 21 hours ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Phenomenal

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OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Was expecting more from the king crab

OT
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Spicy Plum Glazed Jumbo Shrimp and coconut rice....AMAZING. Hubby had the Atlantic Salmon Roulades and he was pretty happy too. Would definitely recommend and always make a point to stop if in this part of the country again.

SA
Indiana
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely lunch with a lake view. Wait staff was friendly, informative.

JH
Indiana
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Rick's easily accommodated changes from an outdoor seating reservation, to gathering in the bar, then eating indoors for a party of 6.

p
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 4

Service was not good at all, brought a new client to lunch with reservations, we sat for 20 minutes before being acknowledged, it was a 2 hour experience, should have been 1 hour max.

SB
Indiana
12 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were seated outside and watched a thunderstorm blow in last Sunday! It was beautiful however the high wind gusts blew everything off our table .... we packed up and moved inside and the wait staff could have not been nicer!
It was crazy handling everyone coming inside from the storm and your entire staff- manager included took it in stride and were so accommodating!! Excellent job - we will be back when we can enjoy the outside dining for a longer period of time.

IB
Indiana
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful evening by the water - then a storm rolled in, but the staff handled it very well! Delicious food!

XR
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 2food 1service 2ambience 1

Outside was not cleaned spiders evrry corner
My fiance shirt got ruined from outside deck
That me feel like anything can drop into my food
Outside i would not recommend

RH
Indiana
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Calamari was superb. Fried shrimp and house salmon were outstanding. A great Anniversary dinner.

OT
Indiana
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was my wife’s and I first time eating there and we wanted a special night for our date night. The server/ waiter David was very knowledgeable, extremely polite and a perfect gentleman. He made the experience that much better. The food was perfect. The atmosphere was perfect. The scenery was perfect. It was a perfect experience and we will definitely be back there again very soon. Thank you Ricks Boatyard Cafe and David for the perfect night.

AF
Indiana
6 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 4

The server approached the table speaking couple of words on Spanish (muy bonita) we are a couple in our early 50’s and Hispanic, I felt insulted by his approach my husband was very upset. The cost of the entres do not match the service nor the setting (plastic top tables). The view is spectacular

G
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Food was good and portions were great per usual. The outside view was beautiful & the fans helped the heat/humidity. It was my mother’s birthday and I had a cute cupcake for her and I asked the server if she could plate it and bring it out at dessert time and she said it could be accommodated, but she came out with the cupcake still in the box, before even ordering our drinks.. which.. I could have done and was a total waste of time.. wish they could have accommodated me.. the server was kind of rude when asking about the check, again, before even ordering drinks & was quite rude when trying to assist my family with a language barrier. Would have been five stars but the service could have been way better for such an expensive place.

RN
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I have to remind my myself that I am in Indiana when dining at Rick's. The atmosphere makes you feel like you're at an east coast restaurant enjoying some great seafood on the ocean! Great place.

DS
Orlando
5 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place. Outside lunch. Super service.

OT
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was our first time at Ricks Cafe Boatyard and it was a lovely night. Beautiful breeze, great food and even greater company! (:

OT
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall 4food 2service 4ambience 5

This was our monthly Lunch Bunch get together. We are Wayne Township Retired Teachers

MG
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I had a flat tire on the way so my friend was there first. I was so "grateful" to be there after a blow out on west 38th street and so happy my friend had waited. The girl at the desk knew who I was looking for and our waitress was the most delightful young lady we could have ever asked for. She sensed we were there for a long lunch and only helped advise us, never rushed us for the next course. Her recommendations were outstanding. We told her we both liked spicy and each course was out of this world. Thank you for a lovely day.

S
Indiana
2 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We always celebrate my son's birthday at Rick's. We always receive impeccable service , wonderful food, relaxing atmosphere and a memorable experience.
One of my 2 favorite places for a dinner that's a 'cut above' the norm.
BRAVO, once again, Well Done!

Raymond Sisk

KJ
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 4

Only problem was long wait for the food and we never got bread when we ask 4 it

CP
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We loved Rick's Boatyard Cafe and will definitely return.

JB
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Very good food and friendly service. We enjoyed our meal and experience. We certainly plan to return.

S
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Food was good.
Greeters were friendly.
Wait staff earnest but harried.
Tables too high or chairs too low -
felt like a toddler sitting at the
dining room table.
Drinks were good.
View was excellent.
All things considered, I would go
back.

AO
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A lovely, relaxed setting. Friendly, and efficient wait staff. Would highly recommend!

KW
Indiana
2 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 5

Some of Our food was cold. Slow service. Biscuits & Gravy tasted like seafood.

T
Indiana
18 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Our waitress was amazing, patient and extremely helpful.
Mixed drinks I had were very sub par.

J
Indiana
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Rick’s is one of the best restaurants in Indianapols. Great food, great service, great atmosphere.

TS
Indiana
12 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Birthday dinner for ten. Well taken care of. We were not rushed out despite the restaurant being busy. Was able to bring in my own cake and they provided extra plates and silverware...loved it!

ML
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 1

We had a reservation for 2, outside. When we arrived, on time, we were told that there would be a 20 minute wait. That's why reservations were made!!
I was not happy dining inside on a gorgeous evening!!

r
Indiana
3 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service good excellent.did not have a long wait for seating.

DL
Naples
4 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 5

Anniversary and nothing was mentioned to us or a no free dessert was offered! Our dinners were cool at best and not very tasteful.

DN
Northern MI
19 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wish the crab legs were less costly. Crab legs should also come with a side. Other than that, we had a wonderful experience. Our server was excellent.

OT
Indiana
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Mom in town for a visit

SM
Indiana
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was a find on Google. Close to our hotel. Loved having a special lunch overlooking the lake. Good food and reasonable price.

g
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our granddaughter said it is the BEST penne alfredo in the WORLD. As always, our experience and the environment were exceptional. I liked the online reservation aspect very much too. Our service was excellent....even offered to bring out the kids meals earlier; when our appetizers were served.

DC
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The aboliece was perfect! And with a goranage sunset. Music was perfert also!
tks folks

dt

BS
Indiana
4 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Greg was an excellent waiter. Food was rushed by the kitchen, but delicious. Perfect outdoor night!

MM
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place to eat, I would definitely recommend to others!

t
Indiana
2 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I went to this venue on a grandmother/grandson dinner date prior to his return to Barbados after a summer visit with me. The food was delicious, as well as, the service and atmosphere being wonderful. He’s already planning to return to Ricks on his next visit back to see Grandma. 😃😃😃

AA
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a very nice evening. The waitress was so nice. The food was delicious. We will definitely be back.

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