Rick's Cafe Boatyard

4.6
4331 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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4.6based on recent ratings
4.6
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4.5
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4.5
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4.3
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92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Amy17
Indiana
2 reviews
Dined 17 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were there this evening for dinner. It was my husbands birthday. The food and service was outstanding as always. ❤️🎉

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MichaelA
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was the best dining experience I have had in a while. Our waitress Aubrey was refreshing! Excellent service and Food. Top notch Establishment. Thank you Aubrey!

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kathie
Indiana
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Pleasantly surprised with the new menu items. Definite improvement in presentation also. Really enjoyable meal. Looking forward to the views this summer.

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KelliL
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had such a great time here and we were accommodated so well!

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GaryE
Indiana
18 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great. I’m fact, Rick’s seems to get better and better. We had various diet needs from vegetarian to carnivore and the menu pleased us all.

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Partyoftwo
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I took my husband out for his birthday just the 2 of us. We had a reservation but arrived early and they got us a table in less than 5 minutes. We were treated so well by our waiter Eric. He was attentive but allowed us time to enjoy ourselves. We were seated across from the bar and enjoyed chatting with the manager who stopped to check on us as well and Eric and the bartender who by the way was absolutely amazing. The staff were all very kind and seem like they were all having a great time. The food was cooked perfectly. Worth every penny!
We will definitely be back!

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DebraG
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Filets and Ribeye all three were overcooked. Requested only one steak to be replaced with the correct medium rare temp. Sat on a corner aisle table in a high traffic area. A soup was offered for issue with overcooked steak and replacement meal came out after others in party were done eating and ready to leave. Never pleasant to eat dinner after the others are done but prefer to do instead of eating a medium well ribeye.

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AnnaN
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff were so friendly, the view over the lake beautiful despite we were there on a rainy day. I ordered the Jumbo Shrimp pasta and it was delicious!

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NicholasT
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent experience with Open Table reservations, worked like a charm!
Food was fantastic, service was great and overall atmosphere was wonderful!

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vipSEBindy
Indiana
6 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Nothing can beat this location - especially on the patio. Food is just ok and our cocktails seemed watered down. Stick to the basics with food and drink here and enjoy the view.

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BrianC
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Good food, strong drinks, but service was average. Beautiful views but very loud on the deck - due to deck construction mainly, but also generally loud with people talking/chatting.

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AngeliaK
Indiana
2 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

We didn’t get to sit outside, weather was cool and wet, no fault of Ricks but effected the ambiance of our evening out. The food was good but not great for the price. I will be back on a better weather day to enjoy the outdoor deck.

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JillKinslow
1 review
Dined on April 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food! Great service! Very clean bathrooms!

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AlexK
Louisville
1 review
Dined on April 8, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

We went to celebrate my wife's 32nd birthday. Everything was great!

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PhilR
Indiana
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Rick's is the perfect setting for a romantic lunch or dinner or a meet up with old friends. It's an idyllic setting with a vacation vibe. A west side gem on Eagle Creek Reservoir.

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OpenTable Diner
Indiana
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful view—right on the water, and right around sunset!!!!

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Carrie
Indiana
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Everything was great!! The atmosphere is always nice.

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vipDawnF
Indiana
6 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The pulled pork nachos and the Salmon Rollades are my go-to every time I dine at Rick’s. Also, the garlic vinaigrette dressing is excellent. They also offer a wonderful selection of wine.

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OpenTable Diner
Indiana
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall1food3service1ambience4

Horrible, stuck up service. They switch alcohols on you unless you catch them. The entire team, including manager Johathan Osborn, have zero respect for customer.

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AnthonyE
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good experience. I will recommend and continue to return myself.

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ThomasR
Indiana
2 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service and very fast response times. Food was fantastic as always! Great place to have a date or little get together!!!

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NancyP
Indiana
4 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We had a party of 9 , all family, and we were seated at the perfect table outside in a intimate corner for Easter dinner. Our server was patient with all of us! I would love to see some whole food plant based options other than the limited offerings. This would influence me to frequent more often. Ambiance is outstanding.

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NancyN
Indiana
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience2

Staff was undermanned for Easter holiday. It was 30 min before we had a drink order
or glass of water.

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DougL
Indiana
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Easter Day!

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OpenTable Diner
Indiana
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience4

Brought a friend in from Texas

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LindaN
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

We were able to sit on the patio on Easter Sunday and enjoyed a really good meal and drinks. A very pleasant experience.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

We made reservations for Easter brunch! The outdoor patio was gorgeous! We had fun with all the brunch drinks and food choices! Love coming here for special occasions.

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HillaryC
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience5

It's very nice outside abs friendly staff burr the brunch is very bland. This is a nice old people place to eat.

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JesseG
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

We made a reservation for our 1st anniversary and we had a wonderful time. We were seated immediately and our service was excellent. The food was very good and I thought the prices were good. I had the fisherman’s platter which was really good and a great dish to get if you want to try different types of seafood. My girlfriend had the 5 pepper fettuccini and she loved it.

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OpenTable Diner
Indiana
5 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Birthday dinner. Only issue was it was a little warm. Food and service were awesome as always!

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday beautiful setting great food and drinks

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viphnm1
Tampa
37 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was all very good...steaks cooked properly, temperatures on everything just right, all very flavorful! We were very happy to see the one pound of chocolate cake dessert was back on the menu, as it is always a fave. The views are always a bonus here as well.

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Alyssa
Indiana
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mimosa towers, appetizers, and salads for a girls day! Amazing service!

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HarrisonS
Indiana
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff was extremely polite and timely. I ordered the fried catfish and it was outstanding. It melted in your mouth and the portion was just right. Catfish may not be the most desirable fish out there, but the way it was prepared knocked it out of the park. The only problem I encountered was that I was too full to order dessert. I guess I will be going back next time I'm in the Indy area!

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QuinciM
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had Jeff as our server and he was AMAZING. So kind, answered all of our questions about the menu and always was available when we needed him. We will definitely be back and hope to have Jeff again as our server!

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ElanaJ
Indiana
2 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I always enjoy dining at Rick's, whether for date night or a girls get together. Usually I sit outside on the patio but since it was a little cooler we had dinner inside. Great ambiance and large picture windows still make for a decent view of Eagle Creek reservoir.

Decent selection of seafood dishes and always filling.

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vipOpentablefriend
Indiana
303 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic meal. Lovely view of eagle creek with amazing meal. Very nice! Professional and attentive service. Highly recommend!

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Feedme0928
Indiana
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Took my mom for her birthday. She had never been, but heard good things from me. I prayed please don't let me down Rick's! I hate to brag about a place and then it's a disaster for whomever I take there. Service, food, the view..everything was perfect! My mom is elderly and they were SO patient with her! She's already asking when I'm taking her back LOL!

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Steph
Indiana
1 review
Dined on March 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had not been back for years and really enjoyed this visit. It was hands down better than our last and we will come back much sooner.

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MarcL
Indiana
3 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Surprised Gf with dinner at Rick's, our spot where we first met and come back for special dinners. Everything was good, as usual. Our waitress and the food service was great.
Only thing to add is : BRING BACK THE OYSTERS ROCKEFELLER!!! For years Rick's has had the best tasting in the city and they've just changed it. Please bring it back...

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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 4331 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.