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Rick's Cafe Boatyard

4.4
4.4
5397 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

10:30 PM


Booked 122 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 5,397 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.3Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseModerate

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    Outdoor Dining

  • Indiana

    Scenic View

  • Indiana

    Seafood

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    Most Booked

  • Indianapolis

    Outdoor Dining

  • Indianapolis

    Scenic View

  • Indianapolis

    Seafood

  • Indianapolis

    Most Booked

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  1. d

    drd736

    Indiana

    25 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service3ambience3
    Always a treat to spend a Sunday afternoon here.....the view is certainly the reason to visit but the food/drinks aren't bad either. Service was a little slow even though it was not terrible busy....we just felt Meridith often forgot where we were (outside on the north side of the deck).
  2. DS

    DawnS

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall3food2service4ambience5
    Great atmosphere beautiful scenery Good itself was mediocre especially for the high pricing
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Indiana

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was the very first time that I've actually enjoyed myself at this establishment. I go often for the ambience but this time thankfully the food was on point.
  4. BA

    BrittanyA

    Indiana

    28 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    28 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall4food5service3ambience5
    Delicious food, great atmosphere and view from our outdoor table. Service was slow and our server was very inattentive. Brought us the wrong appetizer and the wrong drink orders but didn’t come back after someone else delivered them for 15 minutes. Entrees were correct and great. Pretty expensive tab for lackluster service.
  5. P

    Philip

    Indiana

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    good food. good selection. good prices. friendly service
  6. MB

    MrsBell

    Indiana

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place to relax and have a meal. Sitting outside is serene and peaceful
  7. SR

    SteveR

    Indiana

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, beautiful view, and excellent service!
  8. PD

    PaulaD

    Indiana

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    We always love being on the deck and enjoying a good meal and the view!
  9. JH

    JohnH

    Indiana

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall3food5service4ambience2
    Food was great. Service was good. Very little ventilation or air conditioning inside the restaurant. The humid conditions and the flies buzzing around so often took a lot away from what could have been a great dining experience. Don't eat here when it is hot out. Almost no ventilation or ceiling fans inside the restaurant on a very humid day.
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Indiana

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Definitely will be back .. food was great Service was great.. I didn’t like that I had to wait for the rest of my guest to arrive before being seated because I was hungry but besides that everything was wonderful
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    4 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    The setting is beautiful and the food was hit or miss but generally ok. What really bothered me was the service. We saw waiters fighting when we went to the restroom, we saw waiters hitting the button for disabled people with their feet to open the access door to the patio. Several customers pushed the button with their hands afterwards. Our waiter committed to memory our order of 8 people and made mistakes (why not take notes?)
  12. SG

    ShelbyGT

    Indiana

    4 reviews

    1.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    I have been going to Ricks for at least 20 years if not longer. It has always been one of my favorite places to dine in Indy. Always had a large menu to choose from. Anything I ordered would always come out excellent. The service was always impeccable. That was not the case from my latest experience. It had been some time since I have dined at Ricks. First thing I noticed was the wait staff. Several of the wait staff had tank tops and shorts. Which is fine for a club. But not here. The menu has shrunk a lot. The service was lack luster. The biggest disappointment was the food. My wife’s portions were small and mine had no flavor. As a person who has been to this once great restaurant I was truly saddened by the experience. Wait staff used to dress more professional and the food used to be one of the best places in the city. What happen? New owners or what? All I can end this with is my wife and I left down. Because we both remember how it once was. It amazed me how busy it still was. Not worth the money at all anymore. I sincerely hope it gets turned around.
  13. CM

    ChrisM

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall3food1service5ambience5
    We sat outside on a beautiful evening. The ambience was perfect. The service was excellent. Even the drinks were great. Unfortunately the food was not good. The "toast" that was served with the appetizer was soggy. The orange roughy dish was terrible. The fish and chips had practically no fish in it! The most disappointing thing is that the food is very expensive. Will not go back.
  14. KH

    KimH

    Indiana

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great birthday for husband
  15. HO

    HarryO

    Indiana

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food & atmosphere.
  16. G

    Gigi

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We got there 30 earlier than our reservation and we were seated right away. The bday girl got there 30 minutes after(on time) the waitress was extremely nice. The food was good as always. Overall we had a good time!
  17. ST

    ShaneT

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall2food2service1ambience1
    Used to love this place! Went yesterday and steak was overcooked, service was terrible, order was wrong and for an almost $200 lunch I don't think our expectations were too high... probably won't return.
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Indiana

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Great Birthday experience.
  19. B

    Brad

    Indiana

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food is delicious and the atmosphere is lovely. Will return soon.
  20. DH

    DanH

    Indiana

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall3food2service4ambience5
    Food was disappointing. Wifes chicken was dry, I got the wrong salmon, asparagus was mush. Overall disappointing food wise, but the drinks were fine and the ambience was good.
  21. EA

    EricAnneBowman

    Indiana

    40 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    40 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is a perfect and kind restaurant of excellence! Unbelievable great food services .
  22. R

    Ringo

    Cincinnati

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on August 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I can’t thank Rick’s Café Boatyard enough for such a great Brickyard Race weekend. We were able to visit twice and both times we had exceptional service from Fernando, Tyler, and Britney. The food was prepared perfectly and the service was unbelievable. See you next year!
  23. T

    Taco

    Chicago

    24 reviews

    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server Emily was great! She was fun & helpful. Our only complaint was that the wine glasses were still wet from washing and some still had lipstick on them. We didn’t realize that there was lipstick until the wine was already poured. We did dry out the glasses with our napkins.
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, view and atmosphere
  25. M

    Mcdiner1953

    Indiana

    40 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    40 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Our server, Jeff, was awesome. He did a great job.
  26. MG

    MelG

    Las Vegas

    21 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience5
    Our server was great, and we enjoyed ourselves and the view. 2 of our 3 meals were good. However, my skillet breakfast looked like it had been sitting around for half an hour. Edible, but not good.
  27. b

    babyboomtigers

    Kansas City

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Always excellent! Our server,Jeff was quick, professional and attentive. Perfect place for Sunday brunch!
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Indiana

    1 review

    vip
    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Misty is the best!!
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Indiana

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience4
    Once we got in the service, view and food were excellent. For some reason the hostess would not seat us for our reservation. Told us it would be a few minutes and then took 4-5 parties ahead of us for no reason. Most of them had reservations at the same time as we did. We asked again after waiting for about 15-20 min and was finally seated.
  30. AL

    AllisonL

    Chicago

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The restaurant is cool. We sat outside with a great view of the water. Jacob, our server was excellent. He didn't rush us and served our food perfectly timed. The food was delicious! Only downside..... I called ahead because we were going to be 10 min late for our reservation. No problem tje man said. But if your 20 min late we have to give away your table. Understandable, the place was hopping. We arrived as stated 7:10 for a 7:00 reservation. Checked in with the brown haired female hostess person. And then we waited. She claimed she had to check in other people before seating us. We waited a little longer as we watched many people get seated. Finally at 7:30 and a smiling teeth gritting conversation with the hostess. She sat us. She neither nice or professional and I wish I had noted her name.
  31. JH

    JasonH

    Indiana

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great outdoor dinning.
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Indiana

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food, service, and ambience were fantastic!!
  33. C

    Cincytravelers

    Cincinnati

    32 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Did not expect the huge outdoor covered dining area. Great food. Staff was super nice. Fun drinks. We will be back for more. The salmon burger was awesome.
  34. RK

    RobertK

    Indiana

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall4food3service3ambience5
    Service was slow for refills and ignored a "no onion" request. Food was adequate but a bit less than usual. Crab cakes were very good; salad had too much dressing; fish had too much breading; spaghetti sauce was too sweet. It was a beautiful day to sit outside and view the boats on the lake.
  35. MG

    MarianneG

    Indiana

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    Great ambiance! Food way overpriced and just ok.
  36. KG

    KevinG

    Indiana

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great atmosphere and good staff was very accomodating
  37. DZ

    DanZ

    Indiana

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Terrific service and great food in a beautiful evening setting.
  38. DO

    DeniseO

    Indiana

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was a beautiful day on the water with excellent service by Destiny and delicious food! We were celebrating two birthdays and really enjoyed the complimentary cheesecake!
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 27, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Awesome place with great food. Service a bit slow but there was quite a few people. We’ll be back!!
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Indiana

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 27, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience3
    Food is overpriced. Service was slow. This place is so loud I could barley hear the other people at our table of 4!

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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 4.4 stars by 5397 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

10:30 PM


Booked 122 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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