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Rick's Cafe Boatyard

4.6
4.6
5690 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 73 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 5,690 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Indiana

    Great for outdoor dining

  • Indiana

    Great for scenic views

  • Indiana

    Seafood

  • Indianapolis

    Great for outdoor dining

  • Indianapolis

    Seafood

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  1. JH

    JoanneH

    Charleston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved the pecan encrusted walleye!
  2. RB

    RicciB

    Indiana

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Went for brunch to catch up with friends. Beautiful day. Nice atmosphere with a great view. Food offerings were good. My hot chocolate was so good! Omelette was well made. Just the right amount of cheese. Service was great. Lonnie was attentive and friendly.
  3. JB

    JeffB

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Rick’s is always a great place for lunch or dinner. As it’s winter, the outdoor seating isn’t available, which adds to the scenery and flair of the restaurant. Great service from Our server, food was quick, bar service was also quick. Will return for sure!
  4. P

    Pops04

    Minneapolis

    20 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    20 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall4food2service5ambience5
    The breading on the fish and chips was too thick. I had to remove it to get to the fish. The steak nachos were awesome. Our server was great and very attentive.
  5. I

    Indiana

    Exclusive

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Food was good, but the value was not what it should be for the cost.
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Indiana

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on December 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The pecan crusted walleye, which our waitress recommended, was delicious! Would definitely order again! It came with balsamic brussel sprouts and sweet potatoes (we substituted a baked potato). All divine! The restaurant is beautifully decorated for the holidays, and our waitress was wonderful!
  7. W

    Weezie

    Indiana

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 1, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    We celebrated my husband's birthday at Rick's, and we enjoyed ourselves immensely. We arrived in time to see a beautiful sunset over Eagle Creek Reservoir. My husband had the orange roughy, which he had never tried before, and loved it. I had the fisherman's feast and shared my lobster tail with him. It was delicious, with shrimp, scallops and Salmon. The carrot cake for dessert was enough for four people! Rick's is always a great option, but especially for a celebration.
  8. NP

    NicholasP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was outstanding. I had the steak nachos!!
  9. TM

    TinoM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful service and great food long time customer.
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Indiana

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service, great food!
  11. LP

    LisaP

    Indiana

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Bianca was ur server, and she was great!
  12. JS

    JeriS

    Indiana

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our party of 5 went for lunch the Saturday after Thanksgiving. Very pleasant experience. Was not as crowded as we anticipated. Ate in the enclosed heated outdoor area. Could still enjoy the view through the enclosure. Our waiter was very attentive and professional. Everyone was in agreement that the food was very good.
  13. EA

    ElizabethA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We were seated immediately at our reservation time. The staff was professional and courteous. The food was excellent: broccoli cheese soup, rib tip grilled cheese with fries, scallops (rice, beans & collard greens had a kick of spice!),, & shrimp/scallop linguine. Seafood was cooked to perfection. Compliments to the staff, chefs & management.
  14. d

    diningdiva

    Greensboro

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was our first time at Rick's and we were impressed. The food and the service was spectacular. I would love to go back especially in the summer and check out their patio on the water.
  15. P

    Philip

    Indiana

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    good food. good selection. good prices. nice scenery. frienldy people
  16. KW

    KimW

    Indiana

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience4
    I was a bit disappointed with the food. We got hunks of turkey, not slices, no gravy on potatoes and the green beans weren’t cooked totally. The waitress asked if anyone wanted extra if anything lime green beans or gravy; so my Mom asked for more gravy which turned out to be about 2 tablespoons and then we were charged $3.00 extra. But the waitress didn’t tell us there was an upcharge. Then it was time for dessert and there was no pumpkin pie left and it was only 5:00. Just not great all in all.
  17. T

    Tammy

    Indiana

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    The food and service was excellent. The atmosphere was nice but we were upstairs and since it was a holiday (Thanksgiving) it was noisy and crowded. That was a bit unpleasant at times. Overall, we had a nice time and would definitely go again.
  18. DD

    DaleD

    Tallahassee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    The service and food were awesome. We sat upstairs, it was so loud we couldn’t even talk. Plus we got the turkey dinner that was to come with pumpkin pie, no pumpkin pie. The cheesecake was good but pumpkin pie goes with Thanksgiving dinner. We love Ricks, the food did not disappoint (except we’re still craving pumpkin pie)
  19. MS

    MSHfromIndy

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautifully decorated for the holidays. Food was great. Our waiter Ray was absolutely outstanding!!
  20. MO

    MaryO

    Indiana

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    We had a great experience on Thanksgiving Day at Rick's. My food was delicious (crab stuffed orange roughy) but was a little on the cool side when served, which I understand given that they were soooo busy! My husband had the traditional turkey dinner, which he said was pretty good but not sensational. Our server was dynamite-- she and the ambiance made our visit exceptional.
  21. TG

    TimGW

    Indiana

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We enjoy our Thanksgiving meal here each year. Great food & Great service!
  22. MN

    MikeN

    Indiana

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our table was ready at the assigned time....server did a great job...food was very good....wonderful experience!
  23. MA

    MistyA

    Indiana

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Thanksgiving and birthday lunch!! Great food!
  24. b

    belindas

    Milwaukee

    3 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Was a good Thanksgiving meal!
  25. RL

    RicardoL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server Dandy was outstanding. We took our parents for a 56 years wedding anniversary, we had a blast.
  26. NR

    NedlyR

    Indiana

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful time! It is a favorite for our special occasions and never disappoints.
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Indiana

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    I love Ricks boatyard. It’s loud but still a great experience.
  28. MW

    MarshaW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and great location for group celebrations.
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was a birthday party. The place was decorated for Christmas. It was quite beautiful.!! We were a party of five and had five different meals, and all the meals were hot and served exactly how we like them! We had a waitress that was very attentive and very sweet! It made a wonderful night! I would definitely recommend it.
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Indiana

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Really enjoyed the food and service. Steak nachos a must have…..flavor!
  31. CL

    CherylL

    Indiana

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and service!!
  32. S

    Steach87

    Indiana

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on November 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Rick's is an amazing restaurant for ambiance and for celebrating special occasions.
  33. NT

    NoelT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were early but they were able to sit us right away. Our server was outstanding. I wish I knew her name to give her a shout-out. The quality and flavor of the appetizers were extraordinary but the portions were very small We ordered an extra one at our server's suggestion and were glad that we did. The main entrees were fabulous. The portions were generous. We had heard about the mile-high cakes so we left room. Good thing. The chocolate cake was heavenly. It is definitely big enough to share. I would definitely go back!
  34. P

    Philip

    Indiana

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good food. Good selection. Good prices. Friendly servers
  35. RA

    RickA

    Indiana

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Rick's is always outstanding. Taylor or waitresses was amazing
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Indiana

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service and food
  37. CS

    CarlaS

    Indiana

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service was amazing! Food delicious! We love Rick’s!!!
  38. JD

    JohnD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was absolutely incredible our waitress was amazing and we will definitely be going back there again!
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server was so personable. Helped when app wasn’t what we thought we wanted.
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    78 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    78 reviews

    Dined on November 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Another excellent lunch at The Boatyard. Very good food and service.

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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 5690 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 73 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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