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Rick's Cafe Boatyard

4.6
4.6
5862 Reviews
$30 and under
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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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 69 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Seafood, Steak

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sun 10:00 am–2:00 pm Lunch Mon–Sat 11:00 am–4:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 11:00 am–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 11:00 am–11:00 pm Bar Mon–Thu, Sun 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–11:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (317) 290-9300 ext. 1

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Neighborhood

    Pike Township

  • Cross street

    38th Street

  • Parking details

    None

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 5,862 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Indiana

    Great for outdoor dining

  • Indiana

    Great for scenic views

  • Indiana

    Seafood

  • Indianapolis

    Great for outdoor dining

  • Indianapolis

    Great for scenic views

  • Indianapolis

    Seafood

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  1. Laurie123

    Indiana

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    Food and service was fantastic. Would have been nice to have bread or such included. Dining area was loud and for some reason they had UFC on all TVs. We are in March Madness now with championship games and they have fights on. We will come back and sit outside this summer!
  2. GayleC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were greeted by two friendly, smiling associates upon arrival and were promptly seated. Our waitress was outstanding. Throughout the time we were there, she talked to us and with us and answered every question we had. We were afforded the time we needed to peruse the menu and make our selections. We had time to enjoy our conversation and the activities on the lake before our meals arrived. The food was amazing. Everything we had was delicious. Kudos to the Chef!
  3. MichaelH

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food4service4ambience4
    Great experience. Nice menu selection. Very timely service. Great view of the lake from many of the tables. Very conveniently located at the airport. We parked the plane at the FBO and a 2-minute walk across the street.
  4. OpenTable Diner

    Columbus

    19 reviews

    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had the best lunch! This place is beautiful. Can’t wait for the weather to warm up so we can sit out on the patio. We tried the crab cake hush puppies which were so yummy! Then i had the mahi mahi tacos, delish! My husband had the seafood chowder and I dont like a lot of seafood but that was so good! He also had the salmon salad, our son had the short rib grilled cheese. All were so good! Our waitress Kirstin was absolutely wonderful!
  5. Bruce

    Indiana

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 18, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience2
    Excellent food and dessert! Grilled trout was delicious. Pork chops seasoned great. Mile high chocolate cake and carrot cake are the best
  6. Dylanf

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 16, 2023

    overall3food1service4ambience3
    The server was great but the food left alot to be desired, the bill was 150 dollars and I didn't even eat 1/3 of my meal due to taste and quality... the server did great though no complaints with her what so ever.
  7. AnitaV

    Indiana

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 14, 2023

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Always love going to Ricks. I had the Lobster Monicotti. It was good except abit to heavy on the Parm cheese topping. I like the new seating. Sounds still ehco but there isn't much you can do about that. I can't wait for the nicer weather so I sit out on the deck.
  8. Sidney

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 12, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Rick's was amazing! We were so happy we chose to eat here! Our server was very kind, and the food was to die for! We are planning on coming down again in the summer to eat outside by the water!1
  9. JoyceV

    Indiana

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on March 12, 2023

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Service was great. Love the atmosphere. The food was just luke warm but it did taste good.
  10. OpenTable Diner

    Indiana

    27 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on March 12, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service and delicious brunch! A Sunday favorite!
  11. bigsue

    Indiana

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on March 12, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Took my family here from visiting from Iowa. They always ask to go to Ricks! Server was friendly and helpful. Noted the remodeling and how now holds more people, which on a Sat nite, made for more noise!
  12. LindaS

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 11, 2023

    overall2food2service1ambience4
    Seating has changed to booths that block water view Service was extremely poor My granddaughter was very disappointed as it was her birthday celebration and her dinner was horribly over cooked the waiter was absent and provided very poor service
  13. JodieB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 10, 2023

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    We had a fairly large party and made reservations just one day in advance. The staff at Rick's was accommodating and the service for our larger group was superb!
  14. GregoryD

    Indiana

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 9, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The Lobster Manicotti is a great choice if you're hungry. Great sauce and flavor, The lobster was tender.
  15. JohnM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 8, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good service from the reservation desk and the server. He noticed based on the driver's license that we had a birthday person in our party .
  16. INDiner

    Indiana

    68 reviews

    3.0

    68 reviews

    Dined on March 7, 2023

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    Not quite up to their usual but still one of our favorites.
  17. JaneB

    Cincinnati

    13 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on March 6, 2023

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    We had a great time celebrating a Birthday! We sat in the bar at a high top table. Enjoyed a 1/2 price bottle of wine on a Monday. The service was good and food too was delicious.
  18. TheVeiledLadyinRed

    Indiana

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 5, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful as always, and the new brunch items were delicious! Loved our server; she was very sweet.
  19. OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 4, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good was great and service was fast. It was a very enjoyable night out.
  20. Luvthisplace

    Indiana

    50 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    50 reviews

    Dined on March 4, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My family and I had excellent food and service last Friday night. We will definitely be back. Thank you to the Manager and staff!! Gary Miller
  21. SKID

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 4, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My family joined me for a wonderful dinner and family time. Everyone was very positive about our waiter, the service, and especially their meals. It was a great dining experience!
  22. J5672

    Chicago

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on March 1, 2023

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Braised short ribs were wonderful. Ribeye was as well. Salads very good. One of the best Caesar dressings I’ve ever had. Only downside were all the smokers that are the entrance right by the door when leaving. Had to walk between then and the smoke. Literally at the door.
  23. KassZ

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 28, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Ricks is probably my favorite restaurant I’ve been to the food, the service, the vibes. Everything is excellent! Can’t wait for warmer weather to sit outside 😁
  24. AFanofthePlace

    Louisville

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 25, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful ambiance, great service with kind, attentive staff. Most important, the food was truly excellent. The prices seem high until you taste the quality and flavors. Oddly placed in the city, but I highly recommend.
  25. OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 24, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Meeting family members after moving from out of state. Brad did an excellent job serving us. Will always ask for him!
  26. blondie23

    Indiana

    24 reviews

    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on February 23, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always awesome food and service !!
  27. lkeller44

    Indiana

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 23, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Waitress was very friendly and helpful with the menu. Service was timely and food was very good.
  28. OpenTable Diner

    Indiana

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 21, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of our favorite places to go! Thanks for having a consistently great experience and quality food. Lobster tail and filet along with carrot cake for dessert made it an amazing Monday!
  29. KrisC

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 20, 2023

    overall3food2service5ambience4
    It was an okay experience, my server was very nice and knowledgeable about the menu. I ordered the shrimp scampi and it didn’t have any flavor. My Caesar salad was good. Maybe if I had ordered something else. I would recommend this place but I would suggest to try something else other than that shrimp scampi.
  30. Margaret

    Indiana

    71 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    71 reviews

    Dined on February 19, 2023

    overall5food5service3ambience4
    Our food was delicious. The scallops were amazing but a spicy meal of you don't care for that. Of course, the sirloin was excellent as was the chowder. It seemed a little hectic. Our poor waitress had way too many people in the bar area due to circumstances out of her control so service was extremely slow this visit! Ohhhhh... the desserts! Yum! But, it's my very favorite place to eat so we will return!!
  31. JosephP

    Indiana

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 19, 2023

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    Had breakfast. I believe it was called the Boatyard breakfast. Great value more food then I could eat. Scrambled eggs, biscuit & gravy, potatoes, bacon and fruit. Freshly squeezed OJ ( small ) but very good. I'd go back again.
  32. OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved the view and great food!
  33. LeslieD

    Indiana

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 18, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Enjoyed every bite of the food and experience at Rick’s Boatyard!
  34. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 18, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Date night with my fiancé, wonderful food. Only downfall was being right next to the fireplace, for someone who is warm blooded it was overwhelming.
  35. OpenTable Diner

    Indiana

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2023

    overall1food1service3ambience3
    Quality of food was not what we expected for the price.
  36. MattH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 17, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great atmosphere. Made me forget I was in Indiana! Great food.
  37. Thepastor

    Charleston

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Awesome lunch with my friends our server was great
  38. OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love Rick’s! The food, the service, and the atmosphere were all impeccable, as always. Thank you!!
  39. AmyM

    Indiana

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I always have a good experience at Ricks. Food and service is always great. I had the lobster mac n cheese and also the manicotti and my Husband had the filet. Its was delicious. Only thing i am sad about is i miss the Chicken Parm, and Crab Legs they used to have on their old menu. Still hoping those 2 entrees will come back eventually.
  40. OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and customer service even on such a day like Valentine’s Day! Will be back for sure!

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You can order delivery directly from Rick's Cafe Boatyard using the Order Online button. Rick's Cafe Boatyard also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (317) 290-9300 ext. 1.

Rick's Cafe Boatyard is rated 4.6 stars by 5862 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 69 times today
Google Map for Rick's Cafe Boatyard

4050 Dandy Trail, Indianapolis, IN 46254

Additional information

  • Cross street

    38th Street

  • Neighborhood

    Pike Township

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sun 10:00 am–2:00 pm Lunch Mon–Sat 11:00 am–4:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 11:00 am–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 11:00 am–11:00 pm Bar Mon–Thu, Sun 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–11:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Seafood, Steak

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    None

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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