Rick's Cafe Boatyard

4.5
4215 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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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday Celebration

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OpenTable Diner
Indiana
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Great time as always. We celebrated my daughter’s adoption day with her favorite crab legs!

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Foodies
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience4

This spot is one of my favs. A romantic ambiance and great for a date night. The crab cakes are fabulous, I had the catfish as well and it's always perfection. You will not be disappointed

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Server was a bit distant but the food was perfect

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vipShanaQ
Indiana
7 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was amazing. He was always on point and had such a fun but professional personality. Most impressed by how he took our table of six order by memory and got it completely correct.

Rick’s Boatyard has great food with a unique atmosphere. Makes for a perfect date night or a fun night out with friends.

Would highly recommend for any occasion.

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OpenTable Diner
Indiana
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was sat on time, not pressured to order or leave after meal. Great experience as always.

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DavidH
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food and service was really amazing. The grilled salmon was the best..

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OpenTable Diner
Indiana
2 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday. Great ambience and server

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Catio
Indiana
7 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, drinks and service. Looking forward to our next visit.

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dave
Indiana
8 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

They had a great $65 for two appetizer, main course(s) and dessert(s) on Sunday. We celebrated a Birthday

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vipDiningpro
Indiana
75 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience.

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FrankE
Indiana
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience3

Extremely slow service. Overpriced and poor quality food. The pandemic likely contributed to our poor experience. We may try again after the pandemic has run its course.

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KyleS
Indiana
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

It was my 50th birthday. They sat us next to the windows which was very nice. The server was very attentive in the beginning but as the meal went on, I think she became a little busy as she wasn’t around as much. But overall, a very nice experience. Food was very good.

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Monica
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was the best meal I have ever had there! I had the shrimp scampi. Everyone at our table loved their entrees and we had some picky eaters! The service was great as well. We dined upstairs and it was not noisy even with a full room of people.

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JenniferS
Indiana
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

New Year’s Eve!

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vipjkocz
Indiana
18 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Haven't been there for a while since on other side of town. But food was great all had a seafood dish. David our server was very friendly and did a great job.

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Gardenia89
Indiana
3 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

First time eating there and the service was lovely!!!! Definitely coming back

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KirkB
Indiana
15 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were doing an early New Year’s eve lunch with friends. We had very good service, the restaurant was quite quiet at that time of day. The food was very good, and our waitress kindly replaced a spilled beer. Overall, a very good experience.

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TimF
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best food I've had in the last year at least. Service was absolutely perfect -- waiter went above and beyond.

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ElizabethS
Indiana
2 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service was great!

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vipPhil
Indiana
20 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The food was very good and the server, Steve, was very attentive. He helped make the meal.

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RichK
Indiana
4 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience4

Christmas Eve dinner with family

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Upstairs....very loud! Food ok....never got a refill on my water! Bill was wrong so had to wait to get it changed!

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Luvglam7
Indiana
4 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a nice lunch. Waitress was very attentive. Everyone working there was very friendly. Loved the creole crab dip and the spicy bloody mary.

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PhilipJ
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Food quality good. Service was below expected given the reputation and price.

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MelindaG
Indiana
2 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Christmas Eve service dinner

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ROBERTB
Indiana
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was great, service attentive and the noise level low. Myself and my employees enjoyed the occasion of our annual Christmas luncheon.

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PamelaN
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great place with wonderful views. Customer service is always great! Food was not the quality as it normally is on this past visit, but we will likely be back.

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DebH
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good variety of food choices, salads, sandwiches, steaks, seafood and soup, across a decent price range. Their desserts are always yummy and shareable. Great outdoor seating available on the water.

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vipSunny
Denver
6 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Nicely festive. Solidly good food.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server Taylor was fantastic and the food was great as usual.

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KyleS
Indiana
2 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience2

Room was extremely cold upstairs. People at next table all had winter coats on.

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vipJanEira
Indiana
26 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love Ricks Boathouse. Go there for a great fish dinner. Great wine list.

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OpenTable Diner
Indiana
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner was exceptional, as always. My only issue was the lack of any acoustic deadening in the upstairs dining room. This creates a situation where you are competing with other tables to be able to hear your dinner guest talk.

Other than that it’s a wonderful experience and we will be back!

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JohnG
Indiana
3 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service and a great menu! Great place to take your family....

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vipThanksgiving
Indiana
17 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The service was outstanding and the food was very, very good. I would not hesitate to recommend Rick's to anyone. This was the third Thanksgiving in a row we been to Rick's.

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AndrewH
Indiana
2 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2020
Overall5food4service3ambience5

Service was the slowest I've experienced there although they did not appear to be busy. Took forever for the server to come around and offer dessert, then another eternity to return to take our order after dropping off dessert menus.

Had a busser not pay attention to where he was going, rounded a corner, and almost knocked me over as I attempted to get seated.

A server knocked a tumbler off a shelf and almost hit my daughter.

Too many 'incidents' for a normally wonderful place.

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SandraS
Indiana
6 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place for a birthday celebration. Jeff M was an awesome server for our Sunday Brunch!!!

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MarybethR
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Food was good, service was wonderful Not many people dining which was a plus for us

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All three of us thought our meal was super! Our waitress was superb. My friends were quite impressed with the ambience. Thanks.

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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 4215 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.