Rick's Cafe Boatyard

4.6
4273 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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4.6
service
4.5
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4.3
value
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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LisaL
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious and staff was very kind! We had a great time.

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FuzzyPosters
Indiana
10 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience3

The food was great, The service was good, but the restaurant was a little chilly inside.

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gbhoward
Indiana
6 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food4service2ambience3

The setting on the patio was very pleasant. Spacing of the tables met all the requirements put forth by the state. Food was good, but the service was very poor. I never did receive my chowder, and had to have it removed from the bill. Return trips to check on us was very sparse.

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BrittanyB
Indiana
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience3

This is definitely a place to visit when you can be outside to enjoy the waterfront view. Delicious food, just wish we would've gotten a better table for having made a reservation 2 weeks in advance. If would've made our seat inside, with a nice view, that would've made this visit outstanding.

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OpenTable Diner
Indiana
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was awesome and the server was one of the best I’ve ever had. Thanks Adrianna great job

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vipCJtheGreat
St. Louis
7 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent as always.

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vipOpentablefriend
Indiana
295 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exceptionally great service. Food was excellent, coffee was fresh. View at sunset lovely! What a wonderful evening out. Cuban chicken a little dry tonight but not Terrible. Warm bread with honey butter is to die for! Wow! I could have eaten the whole loaf! Yum. Highly recommend for an elegant fun evening out

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vipJamesV
New England
9 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent evening at Rick’s. Great food, amazing view and phenomenal service (thank you, Steve)!

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TimF
Indiana
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Nice atmosphere. Nice view -- we looked out over Eagle Creek reservoir. We had a nice view of the sunset. Food was good but not as good as last time we were there in December. Server was nice and polite but not particularly knowledgeable, especially with regard to the wine selections. Good enough for a return visit.

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kellys
Indiana
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Pricey, but the food and service were good. We will definitely try it again when the weather permits outdoor dining. Beautiful scenery.

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RenishaM
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

everything was great...price, food, dining & the experience

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vipOpenTable Diner
Indiana
4 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ricks is a usual stop for us. We couldn’t make our minds up for dinner and knew ricks would be a hit. I had the Cajun catfish with the tomato rice which was amazing. My fiancé had the Buffalo chicken sandwich his favorite. We were sat right away and treated kindly, even though we arrived 20 minutes before close. Service was great. Thanks again for a great night out ricks.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Food, Great Service, will be going back real soon!

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OpenTable Diner
Indiana
2 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great food and beautiful view- even in the winter!

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Angel
Indiana
3 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere. Food delicious. Will be coming back again.

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Kaipo
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a great location! Right on the water. Perfect ambiance. Perfect menu selection. Great service. Great atmosphere!

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LEROY
Indiana
4 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was expertly prepared and very flavorful. Service was great, attentive but not hovering. Adult beverages were brought quickly and fit the bill

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vipMatthewK
Indiana
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Went to Ricks for Valentines day.
Soup special said Vegetable soup; was served tomato soup. Waiter didn't know the soup special changed
Ordered Chicken parm; received just pasta no chicken. Waiter corrected it but what I received was a piece of grilled chicken on top of the pasta.
We sat next to the bar. I am not usually offended by foul language but the waiters, waitresses, and busing staff gathering around the bar area were very loud.
Not a great first time experience but I bet the view is incredible during the summer time.

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Keith
Indiana
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The experience was great and our waiter was excellent. Thanks and we will be back.

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ThomasH
Indiana
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

the food is always great no mater what we order. the staff is fantastic always helpful. the wait time for our reservation was very little time and it was a busy time .

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ScottJ
Indiana
10 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We have dined here several times over the years and were not disappointed again. The covid rules were distracting but that's the way it is.

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LisaK
Indiana
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is always great. Our server was wonderful.

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OpenTable Diner
Indiana
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We went to Rick’s for Valentine’s Day! The service was timely and the staff was pleasant. Food was tasty, and came as described on the menu. It does tend to get loud inside of the restaurant, otherwise, no complaints.

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TylerB
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience4

Our waiter was late coming to our table he apologized which was fine but we should not have been sitting as long as we were.

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CoryB
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place highly recommend. Delicious food & wonderful service👌

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OpenTable Diner
Indiana
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Valentines Day with my Wife

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JEFFS
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

EXCELLENT FOOD, EXCELLENT SERVICE, CLEAN, AND STAFF WAS FRIENDLY

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CraigF
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall1food3service4ambience1

I've been here before many times and the reason we go to Rick's Cafe Boatyard is to dine in the downstairs and enjoy views of the lake. I understand it was a busy day (Valentine's Day) but we got absolutely HOSED with the table they sat us at. Upstairs in the wedding hall which is an extra room they must use on busy days to accommodate more people. We had no window view at all. It was a white wall where there used to be a security box that was painted over. The table was also very wobbly. We heard the hostess at least ask every other couple/family entering the room if they would like a window view. We weren't even given the chance. Very, very disappointing. The food was ok. Our waitress was fantastic. I'm not one to complain at all (we did not mention anything to our waitress...not her fault) but I will never go back to Rick's again.

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PatriciaB
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

It was very cold but stairs,no music or pic,my first time there it looked like a warehouse up stairs,services was horrible never ask if we wanted a refill food was warm when we got it

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AmyM
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ricks Cafe Boatyard is my favorite restaurant. Everything on the menu is delicious. Service is fast. The people who work there are very nice. Beautiful view. There’s nothing bad i can say about Ricks.

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JanaC
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had a great time, the food was hot and delicious.

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Malbec
Indiana
9 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

It was Valentines Day, and very busy. Service was a bit slower than usual. We had to remind our server about requests a couple of times. It's not that she was just standing around. She was very busy.

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OpenTable Diner
Indiana
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Valentines Day

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OpenTable Diner
Indiana
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Valentines

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rachelk
Indiana
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was wonderful with amazing service. Have always loved Ricks!

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PamK
Tallahassee
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service! It was our first visit and it definitely won’t be our last!!!

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TiffanyS
Indiana
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I decided to take my fiancé out for date night for Valentine’s Day. We loved our food and service. We’ll definitely return!

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RichardZ
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

My first time there, and I will be going back. It was a bit loud for my likings, but still a very nice place to eat. Our meals were delicious and our server was ok. Not bad, by any means, but not the best either. For the quality of food and size of servings, the price point was nice, as well. I can't wait to do brunch when it warms up outside.

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OpenTable Diner
Indiana
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Valentine’s

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OpenTable Diner
Indiana
4 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Valentines dinner the day before so we could choose from the full menu. Food was delicious and our server was awesome as always!

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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 4273 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.