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Rick's Cafe Boatyard

4.5
4.5
5577 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 67 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 5,577 people are saying

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4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

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    Scenic View

  • Indiana

    Seafood

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  • Indianapolis

    Outdoor Dining

  • Indianapolis

    Scenic View

  • Indianapolis

    Seafood

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  1. K

    Katherine

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall1food2service1ambience1
    Food was good but service was poor, napkins were so stiff I couldn’t use them, the To Go box was cheap, it was too loud, and I hated the table I was sat at.
  2. CP

    ClaytonP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Came in for a quick dinner and it was wonderful! Definitely will be back again. They also had a great selection of beer and wine as well!
  3. HG

    HelenG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Awesome service! Delicious food! We had a party of 15 and every order was correct. Our waiter was exceptional! Also, we changed the number of our party several times and the staff very pleasant and was able to accommodate us.
  4. SH

    SHUB

    Indiana

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Seated out on the deck that is protected from wind by see-through screens - made for a great Sunday brunch watching the sailboats on the reservoir! Rick’s is all about the atmosphere, and they are easy to work with on group reservations. We had a breakfast pizza for the first time, delicious.
  5. RW

    RushedWithReservation

    Indiana

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My teenaged daughter and her friends came in for dinner after homecoming and were treated wonderfully by the staff. Thank you so much.
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great venue, food, service.
  7. JH

    JordanH

    Indiana

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    David was our server and again was absolutely amazing! He’s always on top of everything! Calamari is to die for l. Please make an entree size!
  8. R

    Randy

    Indiana

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was a perfect evening for eating out on the deck overlooking the reservoir and watching the sunset. The food was fantastic and the service was excellent too! It had been years since we had been there, but so glad we decided to come back. It was a great date night experience!
  9. J

    Jules

    Indiana

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Very nice dinner sitting outside with the beautiful weather. Everyone enjoyed their dinners. From pork chops to fish tacos to scallops to crab stuffed grouper.
  10. K

    Kelly

    Indiana

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our sever was amazing. Very quick with service but did not “hover” over us. Great food!
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always great! Never disappoints.
  12. K

    Kunju10

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food4service4ambience4
    We had a good time
  13. RQ

    RestaurantQueen

    Indiana

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Super meal…noise level a little loud for group conversation
  14. TL

    TimisheaL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very good food and great views! I would recommend to anyone!
  15. DH

    DebbyH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As always, Rick's did not disappoint. I brought a couple of my executives and they enjoyed everything very much. Thank you for being a wonderful place to bring people to for a nice dinner.
  16. JN

    JeffreyN

    Louisville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was delicious. Special mention for both the filet and sirloin steaks-superb!
  17. S

    Steaklover

    Indiana

    56 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    56 reviews

    Dined on September 20, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Great service from our server, Misty! Very enjoyable meal and atmosphere.
  18. K

    Kathleenm

    Indiana

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 20, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    The wait staff was very hospitable even though there were last minute changes to the reservation.
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Indiana

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 19, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Love the blue cheese steak salad
  20. DA

    DelanioA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 19, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Nice place. Was there for my anniversary. Would have been nice to offer a gesture. For the occasion.
  21. DP

    DanyellP

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 19, 2022

    overall2food1service1ambience3
    Very short staffed. Never got refills or checked on. I got a pasta dish and it was sooo greasy. Today I am sick from the food I ate. Spent $140 to get sick. Very disappointed.
  22. SL

    SteveL

    Indiana

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 19, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    I have been going to Rick's Boatyard Cafe, on occasion, nearly since they first opened. This latest visit was disappointing due to the food we received. I don’t know what has changed this time, but our dinners were smaller, over cooked, less quality, presentation on plate poor, and due to all this, the price was way over what it should have been. Quality has diminished for some time now, and really hope they turn this around soon. Really disappointed this time for sure. The server was okay, yet lacked the personal touch Rick’s use to have; something missing. I will again return, but right now only for the ambiance, and will choose the lower priced items on the menu until I notice a improvement…
  23. SM

    SusanM

    Indiana

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We visited on Sept 29th to celebrate my Mom’s 80th birthday and met up with friends who had never been there - it was amazing! The food was delicious and the weather was gorgeous. We sat outside for dinner and then moved to a table in the bar area for conversation and one last cocktail - Jason R. was awesome and continued to attend to us after we moved - not sure if he was supposed to but he did and we had a great time - have been there before and will continue to make it our preferred spot in Indy!
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved being outside and the staff was very gracious and accommodating.
  25. KJ

    KimberlyJ

    Dallas

    17 reviews

    4.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall4food5service1ambience5
    Our server was horrible. The food was delicious and the hostess was fantastic she was able to get us in early.
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Indiana

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    We very much enjoyed sitting in the patio! Our server was really friendly, the setting is amazing, the food was good. Overall a great experience. My only constructive feedback is that all four of us who got coffee didn’t like it. It tasted acidic or tart. We all said we wouldn’t order coffee again which is a bummer because we came for brunch and really like that sunday menu. Any chance you’d be able to change your coffee vendor?
  27. O

    Opentablefriend

    Indiana

    343 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    343 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food with amazing service and truly lovely view. It was a wonderful brunch with cloth napkins and glass serve ware on the eagle creek
  28. SB

    StephenB

    Indiana

    20 reviews

    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A-1 service , excellent food, great ambiance outside: a nice way to celebrate her birthday!
  29. S

    Susie

    Indiana

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I love taking people here from outside of Indy- it shows off our city in whole different way.
  30. HS

    HeatherS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great Sunday brunch, good food and friendly people.
  31. KS

    KimberlyS

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience5
    The atmosphere was great, we sat inside looking out onto the water. It was my hubby birthday it was great.
  32. CK

    ChristinaK

    Indiana

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Just a date night with my husband with a great view of the sunset
  33. 4

    4520mo

    Indiana

    13 reviews

    4.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    Beautiful view, great food and service. It was a. little noisy with the music and private party present.
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Indiana

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall2food1service1ambience3
    Food was very poor. My family was disappointed as we had looked forward to our first Rick’s experience.
  35. AB

    AnnaB

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Crab cakes were delicious and service was very good
  36. S

    Smalltown

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a table of six. We tried several appetizers. Stuffed mushrooms, calamari, baked goat cheese, rico dip and all was excellent. The meals had plenty. Stuffed manicotti and lobster, wild mushroom resoto, pork chops, seafood plater and one was done blackened, shrimp scampi linguini, and steak salad. We had chocolate fudge sundae and chef special white chocolate muse. The outside seating was an excellent choice. The price was equal to any dinner out when talking steak and seafood. Wonderful experience all around
  37. KN

    KayN

    Indiana

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Eating outdoors on the water at Rick’s makes one feel like they are on vacation—even if it’s only 90 minutes. Their staff is wonderful! Prompt, polite, cheerful, & helpful. I have 2 intellectually disabled loved ones fine with me and they are never made to feel awkward.
  38. PG

    PaulG

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Loved this place - such great views! And everyone was so nice - we will definitely go back soon!
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love this place! The food is wonderful , the drinks are creative and the atmosphere is tough to beat!
  40. RH

    RochelleH

    Indiana

    17 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on September 15, 2022

    overall3food1service5ambience5
    I am a vegan and Rick's changed their menu, they have no options for vegans, so I ordered rice, asparagus and mushrooms and I had to send it back twice, I even talked to the manager and he said he will correct it and my order was still not right. I was very disappointed. I am a regular at Rick's and I was very shocked how my order was handled, SMH

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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 4.5 stars by 5577 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 67 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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