Rick's Cafe Boatyard

4.5
4446 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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4.5based on recent ratings
4.6
food
4.5
service
4.5
ambience
4.3
value
Noise · Moderate
93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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NormaC
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Todo riquisimo.
Excelente ambiente.
Excelente servicio.

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Foodie
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The ambiance never disappoints. The food on the other hand has been hit or miss on previous visits but our appetizers, cocktails and meal were very delicious last night. The service was quick and our waiter was on point. We all enjoyed our dinner at Ricks Boatyard!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience5

It was wonderful! Hostess gave us a table with a beautiful view for our anniversary

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vipNancyB
Indiana
12 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Service was spotty. Server seemed to disappear for long period so waited quite a while for wine and check. Food was outstanding.

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AnnaH
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful place to celebrate our kids graduation. The food and staff were great.

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Philip
Indiana
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Gooood foo. Good selection. Good atmosphere. Good service

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Indyspudman
Indiana
15 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Our server, David, was fantastic. Very attentive, fun and just did a great job. I would definitely recommend him. I had the eggs over Ireland (?) and they were good but I would have liked more potatoes…I only got 3-4 half potatoes. The eggs and the salmon were delicious!

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RobB
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service2ambience4

Wait staff was unrefined; borderline slovenly, not unpleasant, but not pleasant.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Indiana
9 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for the first time during the lunch hour, super busy glad i made reservations! They have added some new menu items, there is a goat cheese appetizer that is amazing. I’m still missing my favorite the raspberry chicken but i went with the classic delicious catfish. Good, quick service. Ricks is always a must on a beautiful day.

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vipSharonS
Indiana
9 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

There is plenty of room for outdoor dining with great views, awesome service staff and fantastic food.

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MarkH
Indiana
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Men’s room needed attention.
Server fantastic.
Good exceptional.
Value far above par.
Will return

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AndrewF
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Extremely busy during dinner rush so a bit slow this time. But service was excellent. Food always amazing and perfect sunset over the lake kept things pleasant. 1st weekend out for most everyone this year so you just roll with it. This place is the best feel good joint in all of Indy!!

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MelissaH
Indiana
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent experience, great fun , great view on the patio

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vipiamkde
Indiana
22 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent everything! Great value and wonderful atmosphere too!

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KeithG
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the outdoor dining over looking the water and service and food is spectacular.

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OpenTable Diner
Indiana
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food!

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vipDiningpro
Indiana
76 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

49th wedding anniversary. Scott , our bartender / server out on the patio was fantastic. He was on top of his game.

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CasualDiner
Indiana
5 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food was good. Waitperson, David, was informative and friendly. Enjoyed dining outside!

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OpenTable Diner
Indiana
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed ourselves

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JamesB
Indiana
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Best place to eat on the west side. Convenient to the interstate. The service is always good.

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MariaS
Indiana
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience3

The food is fantastic but the server was little bit taking long to refill drinks .

Overall good service

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LyndaF
Indiana
3 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2021
Overall3food5service4ambience2

I requested inside seating for a party of 6, however we were seated in the plastic-enclosed outdoor area. Next to us was a birthday party of approx 20 people who were so loud, we couldn't hear each other (sitting next to one another). I finally asked the server to move us to another table, but the noise was still very distracting. The food was excellent as always, and our server did the best she could to take our orders correctly over the noise. I would still recommend Rick's, but try not to get seated next to a large party if you want to enjoy your meal.

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OpenTable Diner
Indiana
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Mother’s Day dinner

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KLynn
Indiana
25 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed a rainy Mother’s Day lunch at Rick’s Cafe. I enjoyed the chicken cordon bleu fingers and a baked potato. The 3 cordon bleu fingers were the perfect size for a meal for one. We also got 2 different salmon entrees: the salad and the pizza. Both were delicious. The salmon on the salad was huge! The other dish was a tasty 3 pepper chicken pasta dish that was quite filling. It was enough for 2 people. There was no bread service, which would have been nice for the pasta dish.

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JillB
Indiana
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great graduation dinner for our Son. Our waiter was wonderful!

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AmyB
Indiana
7 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall2food1service4ambience4

We were really disappointed. We have eaten here before several times. The seafood was pretty bad. The tenderloin was dry and over cooked. The pizza was good, and the pulled pork sliders were good. Very expensive for average food. The server was wonderful and friendly.

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IUFan
Indiana
3 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Even on a rainy Mother's Day, Rick's Cafe Boatyard did not disappoint!!!

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brookf
Indiana
4 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

food was good but not great like is used to be not worth the $

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MichelleK
Chicago
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Delicious meal with great service provided by Vanessa in an open and bright environment. Will be back when sunny and warm to enjoy a meal on the outdoor patio overlooking the water!

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my23yearoldsbirthday
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall2food5service1ambience4

Mother’s Day.
My food was delivered to our
Table 30 minutes after my son had been served. He was finished because I told him to start. The manager came out and said it would be out promptly and 20 minutes later I still did not have my food. The entrées were served in the middle of our salads. It was Mother’s Day and I was very disappointed. We spent $177.00 to not eat together.

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SamanthaB
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Our server Steve (or Steven not sure) was AMAZING. He made our experience so wonderful and made my mother feel super special. 10/10

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TerryT
Indiana
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Made reservation and was seated promptly after arriving. Got a seat near the window looking over the water. Our drink order and hors duveres were taken and arrived prestty quickly. The food arrived and it was outstanding. Halfway through dinner, we got a call and needed to leave quickly and the waiter was very accomadating.

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RayF
Indiana
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have been dinning there for over 15 years and it is always good :)))))

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DonaldH
Indiana
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall3food2service2ambience4

The food could be seasoned better. Burt food is not smoked or cajun. The waitress was more occupied doing other things than to bring us the items we needed.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was first rate. The host accommodated our special table request. Our server, Steve, was knowledgeable and friendly — and tolerant of our late arriving family members. Everyone thoroughly enjoyed their food and the ambience. We look forward to our next visit.

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LeahB
Indiana
6 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great food and fellowship with my Sisters in Christ. Nothing like being in person and not on Zoom.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Mother’s Day

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vipKarynL
Indiana
1 review
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

College graduation celebration

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellence food and good service

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vipOpenTable Diner
Indiana
30 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience! Seated outside as requested. Celebrated two birthdays in our party! Service was terrific and my request to arrange to pay for the birthday girls was honored! Loved looking at the water too!!!

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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 4446 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.