Rick's Cafe Boatyard

★★★☆☆
  • 4050 Dandy Trl

    Indianapolis, IN 46254

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  • 317-290-9300

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Went last Sunday, Fathers Day. Sat in patio area. This place is overrated, overpriced. Service horrible. Food ok. Drinks come in small, very small plastic cups. Ridiculous. \r
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$100.00 bill, for poor service, average food. Only thing

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★★★★★

Went last Sunday, Fathers Day. Sat in patio area. This place is overrated, overpriced. Service horrible. Food ok. Drinks come in small, very small plastic cups. Ridiculous. \r
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$100.00 bill, for poor service, average food. Only thing

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Worst of everything to offer:
1) Worst service
2) Worst food
3) Worst environment to eat and gather
4) Wait staff could care less
5) Wait staff expected a gratuity for horrible delivery
6) Never bother going back, better to go to Wendy's
or any other fast food service in town
7) Need a rating lower than the lowest offered

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★☆☆☆☆

Worst of everything to offer:
1) Worst service
2) Worst food
3) Worst environment to eat and gather
4) Wait staff could care less
5) Wait staff expected a gratuity for horrible delivery
6) Never bother going back, better to go to Wendy's
or any other fast food service in town
7) Need a rating lower than the lowest offered

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It was horrible. The place was very cold, as if they didn't pay heating bill. The service was excellent but the management and food was a disgrace. I get half way through my meal and lift up a piece of lettuce and notice an ant on my plate. Waiting for the server to come over my daughter screams ewww. She has an aunt crawling up her finger. It took about 5 minutes for the manager to come over at which point he barely apologies and says let me take a look at your bill. He takes our half eaten food away and takes about half of the bill away. I guess if you can only eat half the food they only charge you for half of it. Stay away from this place, far away, if ants are in the front of the house you can imagine what is in the back.

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★☆☆☆☆

It was horrible. The place was very cold, as if they didn't pay heating bill. The service was excellent but the management and food was a disgrace. I get half way through my meal and lift up a piece of lettuce and notice an ant on my plate. Waiting for the server to come over my daughter screams ewww. She has an aunt crawling up her finger. It took about 5 minutes for the manager to come over at which point he barely apologies and says let me take a look at your bill. He takes our half eaten food away and takes about half of the bill away. I guess if you can only eat half the food they only charge you for half of it. Stay away from this place, far away, if ants are in the front of the house you can imagine what is in the back.

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My wife and I have been to Rick's a great many times over the years and we have seen a definite change for the worse.
On Saturday, September 5, 2010 at 2PM were were served food with hairs in it. Our server apologized and gave us a bill credit., Moments later the manager walked past our table and said nothing. As we left I asked to talk with him and his attitude was not to be believed. He said he WAS going to stop by our table but was BUSY. Then, when my wife suggested we might not come back, he said, "Because of a hair?" No. It was his attitude!
We never know what happens to our food while it is being prepared in the kitchen of any restaurant. Such is the risk of eating out. But, this manager Don (last name Black?) gets failing grades in public relations and may say more about Rick's than the atmosphere. We are deeply disappointed at the treatment we received.

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★☆☆☆☆

My wife and I have been to Rick's a great many times over the years and we have seen a definite change for the worse.
On Saturday, September 5, 2010 at 2PM were were served food with hairs in it. Our server apologized and gave us a bill credit., Moments later the manager walked past our table and said nothing. As we left I asked to talk with him and his attitude was not to be believed. He said he WAS going to stop by our table but was BUSY. Then, when my wife suggested we might not come back, he said, "Because of a hair?" No. It was his attitude!
We never know what happens to our food while it is being prepared in the kitchen of any restaurant. Such is the risk of eating out. But, this manager Don (last name Black?) gets failing grades in public relations and may say more about Rick's than the atmosphere. We are deeply disappointed at the treatment we received.

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We love Rick's!!! Rick's is an enjoyable place to dine in the summer and in the winter months. The food is great - especially the crab ravioli. The service can be a little slow, so if you're in a rush don't eat here. It's a great place to bring a group of people and the ambience is wonderful. I wsa surprised to discover this restaurant in Indianapolis - it has the feel of a beach side restaurant on the Florida coast. Please don't let the negative reviews ruin your opinion of this restaurant - try it out for yourself!

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★★★★☆

We love Rick's!!! Rick's is an enjoyable place to dine in the summer and in the winter months. The food is great - especially the crab ravioli. The service can be a little slow, so if you're in a rush don't eat here. It's a great place to bring a group of people and the ambience is wonderful. I wsa surprised to discover this restaurant in Indianapolis - it has the feel of a beach side restaurant on the Florida coast. Please don't let the negative reviews ruin your opinion of this restaurant - try it out for yourself!

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Horrible! lived in Indy all my life and never been until May 2010. The wife has been asking me to take her there for yrs. Finally we decided go. We made reserv. 6 hrs in advance for 8 pm on a Sat. night. The troubles began as soon as we arrived. We walked in a long line at the host stand, the party of 4 directly in front of us WITH NO RESERV. was seated with no wait. We stepped up to find that they did not enter our reserv. even though the Girl that spoke with us was there and remembered our name. we were asked to wait for a table for 10-15 even though those right before were sat directly. No big deal, yet! We made out way to the outdoor bar and spent $30 on an overpriced 4 drinks. 45 mins has now passed and still the buzzer for our table has not went off. I went back to host stand and ask for a seat or a manager. Apparently they never entered our buzzer # either, because we were then seated directly to a dirty table full of food particles that she said would wiped immediately. We sat at a dirty table for another 25 mins with no serv. before I confronted a manager. I explained the complete disappointment up to this. He assured me he would take care of it. By the time we received our food it was 9:45, our reservation was at 8 pm. The waiter, with whom I trying to be polite with and assure him that nothing was his fault, still had brought us no silver ware or even napkins, but plates of food. The lobster tail my wife had was cold and over cooked and my Filet was avg. Aside from the view of Eagle Creek which we saw for WAY too long, the eve. was everything but romantic in every way. On top of that Management did virtually nothing. We could have had a MUCH better meal at Outback, Longhorn, or Texas Roadhouse. I will never go back!

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★☆☆☆☆

Horrible! lived in Indy all my life and never been until May 2010. The wife has been asking me to take her there for yrs. Finally we decided go. We made reserv. 6 hrs in advance for 8 pm on a Sat. night. The troubles began as soon as we arrived. We walked in a long line at the host stand, the party of 4 directly in front of us WITH NO RESERV. was seated with no wait. We stepped up to find that they did not enter our reserv. even though the Girl that spoke with us was there and remembered our name. we were asked to wait for a table for 10-15 even though those right before were sat directly. No big deal, yet! We made out way to the outdoor bar and spent $30 on an overpriced 4 drinks. 45 mins has now passed and still the buzzer for our table has not went off. I went back to host stand and ask for a seat or a manager. Apparently they never entered our buzzer # either, because we were then seated directly to a dirty table full of food particles that she said would wiped immediately. We sat at a dirty table for another 25 mins with no serv. before I confronted a manager. I explained the complete disappointment up to this. He assured me he would take care of it. By the time we received our food it was 9:45, our reservation was at 8 pm. The waiter, with whom I trying to be polite with and assure him that nothing was his fault, still had brought us no silver ware or even napkins, but plates of food. The lobster tail my wife had was cold and over cooked and my Filet was avg. Aside from the view of Eagle Creek which we saw for WAY too long, the eve. was everything but romantic in every way. On top of that Management did virtually nothing. We could have had a MUCH better meal at Outback, Longhorn, or Texas Roadhouse. I will never go back!

Pros: Nice View

Cons: Everything BUT the view

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@ Keith K...

Overpriced Red Lobster??? You have no idea what you are talking about...

First of all, the Calamari is cut from the filet of the Calamari, which is more tender, and it is the best in town, NOT processed... and the dipping sauce is NOT cheeze-wizz, it is an ancho-chili aioli... please learn more about food

Second, they cook ANYTHING you want rare or medium rare, so once again, you are completely wrong...

Rick's has hands-down some of the best seafood available in the midwest, they even fly it in fresh every single day.

I would suggest this place to everybody!!! A+

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★★★★★

@ Keith K...

Overpriced Red Lobster??? You have no idea what you are talking about...

First of all, the Calamari is cut from the filet of the Calamari, which is more tender, and it is the best in town, NOT processed... and the dipping sauce is NOT cheeze-wizz, it is an ancho-chili aioli... please learn more about food

Second, they cook ANYTHING you want rare or medium rare, so once again, you are completely wrong...

Rick's has hands-down some of the best seafood available in the midwest, they even fly it in fresh every single day.

I would suggest this place to everybody!!! A+

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I made an on-line dinner reservation for 7:30 pm. I arrived at 7:25pm, checked in and was told it would be 5 to 10 minutes because they needed to clear off and set up a few tables. After waiting more than 20 my wife and I left. This was our 5th Wedding Anniversary and thanks to Rick's it was ruined. If I did not have a confirmed reservation then I should wait as long as I have to wait to be seated. However, the entire point of a reservation, is to have a table reserved for one's arrival. Again 5-10 minutes is acceptable 20-30 is not. It is rude and unprofessional. No one even offered to mitigate the wait, free drink, or a free app. I did not get the time of day the the staff simply did not care that I left. I will not be back.

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★☆☆☆☆

I made an on-line dinner reservation for 7:30 pm. I arrived at 7:25pm, checked in and was told it would be 5 to 10 minutes because they needed to clear off and set up a few tables. After waiting more than 20 my wife and I left. This was our 5th Wedding Anniversary and thanks to Rick's it was ruined. If I did not have a confirmed reservation then I should wait as long as I have to wait to be seated. However, the entire point of a reservation, is to have a table reserved for one's arrival. Again 5-10 minutes is acceptable 20-30 is not. It is rude and unprofessional. No one even offered to mitigate the wait, free drink, or a free app. I did not get the time of day the the staff simply did not care that I left. I will not be back.

Pros: None

Cons: Reservations not honored

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I'm just wondering if the Chef for Ricks is still Mike Hibbeln...
If so.. I can not imagine the food being anything but spectacular! I have known him since 1984 and he was great back then!!

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★★★★☆

I'm just wondering if the Chef for Ricks is still Mike Hibbeln...
If so.. I can not imagine the food being anything but spectacular! I have known him since 1984 and he was great back then!!

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Everyone told us "how great the place was". In reality it is nothing more than an overpriced Red Lobster. The calamari appeared to be processed/form molded with actual "Cheeze-Whiz" as the dipping sauce. The refused to cook any meat rare or med-rare (which says alot about the kitchen staff and quality of meats). The wine list is terrible.
I have no problem paying for a quality meal, but the food and drink is nothing special. You would get better service and quality at a Chili's or Applebee's.
I feel sorry for the people of Indianapolis, because to them this is a great restaurant. They have no clue what they are missing. People need to lower their expectations and raise their credit limits if they plan on "enjoying ( I use that term lightly)" a night out at Rick's Cafe Boatyard.

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★★☆☆☆

Everyone told us "how great the place was". In reality it is nothing more than an overpriced Red Lobster. The calamari appeared to be processed/form molded with actual "Cheeze-Whiz" as the dipping sauce. The refused to cook any meat rare or med-rare (which says alot about the kitchen staff and quality of meats). The wine list is terrible.
I have no problem paying for a quality meal, but the food and drink is nothing special. You would get better service and quality at a Chili's or Applebee's.
I feel sorry for the people of Indianapolis, because to them this is a great restaurant. They have no clue what they are missing. People need to lower their expectations and raise their credit limits if they plan on "enjoying ( I use that term lightly)" a night out at Rick's Cafe Boatyard.

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Visited on a Sunday afternoon expecting to sit outside listening to live music. Instead, due to cloudy weather that morning (it WASN'T and DIDN'T rain while I was there or later) the musicians played inside much to our disappointment. While the music was great, the food and service were terrible. Once the waiter finally made it over to the table to take our orders, he then disappeared and we had to ask for another server. In total, we had FIVE different servers wait on the four of us during our two hour stay. And then we had to ask for drinks because nobody seemed to care our glasses were empty. Needless-to-say, I'm never going back and neither will the guests who were with me. Overrated. Overpriced. Poor management.

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★☆☆☆☆

Visited on a Sunday afternoon expecting to sit outside listening to live music. Instead, due to cloudy weather that morning (it WASN'T and DIDN'T rain while I was there or later) the musicians played inside much to our disappointment. While the music was great, the food and service were terrible. Once the waiter finally made it over to the table to take our orders, he then disappeared and we had to ask for another server. In total, we had FIVE different servers wait on the four of us during our two hour stay. And then we had to ask for drinks because nobody seemed to care our glasses were empty. Needless-to-say, I'm never going back and neither will the guests who were with me. Overrated. Overpriced. Poor management.

Pros: It's on the water.

Cons: Service is awful.

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If you like the taste of seafood and taking someone along who doesn't, Rick's Cafe Boatyard is a recommendation to consider seriously. It was funny as I also checked into the reviews of Rick's and was concerned about comments of slow and poor service. I looked at the dates to see how recent they were. Six years ago can not possibly reflect the current business philosophy.

I am happy to say it doesn't. Rock's had already filled in its prime reservations slots which made me take one an hour earlier than I wished. I came with three lovely ladies and even though we were twenty minutes late, we were seated right away. No arguments. No problem. We were waited on quickly, food came out quickly, hot and delicious. My salmon roulade was perfect. The board-roasted whitefish drew a wonderful praise as did the Shrimp Scampi and Chicken Parmesean. Never went thirsty and the deserts (cheesecake and creme boule) were eaten down to the plate even though we all claimed we had no more room for any food.

Although the place was packed, we stayed with drinks and talked and laughed as the band played in the background. We should have left much earlier but enjoyed the restaurant for two and half hours without so much of having the check placed in front of us. When the check came, it was good to see that I would be paying about 35% less than I would downtown Indianapolis.

My only complaint? I like to finish my meal with an expresso. I was told Rick's machine was not working. When I asked the waitress "Where is Rick?" half-jokingly, she pointed him out for me. Easily approachable, Rick heard me out and said he would have that rectified. We'll see.

Regardless, I will return again and again. The menu is pretty large to get a feel at one sitting. So, if you want downtown cooking but the outside, quiet views then you need to try Rick's Cafe Boatyard. Remember that everything is ala carte so you pay a little more. Just enough, however, to make it special.

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★★★★★

If you like the taste of seafood and taking someone along who doesn't, Rick's Cafe Boatyard is a recommendation to consider seriously. It was funny as I also checked into the reviews of Rick's and was concerned about comments of slow and poor service. I looked at the dates to see how recent they were. Six years ago can not possibly reflect the current business philosophy.

I am happy to say it doesn't. Rock's had already filled in its prime reservations slots which made me take one an hour earlier than I wished. I came with three lovely ladies and even though we were twenty minutes late, we were seated right away. No arguments. No problem. We were waited on quickly, food came out quickly, hot and delicious. My salmon roulade was perfect. The board-roasted whitefish drew a wonderful praise as did the Shrimp Scampi and Chicken Parmesean. Never went thirsty and the deserts (cheesecake and creme boule) were eaten down to the plate even though we all claimed we had no more room for any food.

Although the place was packed, we stayed with drinks and talked and laughed as the band played in the background. We should have left much earlier but enjoyed the restaurant for two and half hours without so much of having the check placed in front of us. When the check came, it was good to see that I would be paying about 35% less than I would downtown Indianapolis.

My only complaint? I like to finish my meal with an expresso. I was told Rick's machine was not working. When I asked the waitress "Where is Rick?" half-jokingly, she pointed him out for me. Easily approachable, Rick heard me out and said he would have that rectified. We'll see.

Regardless, I will return again and again. The menu is pretty large to get a feel at one sitting. So, if you want downtown cooking but the outside, quiet views then you need to try Rick's Cafe Boatyard. Remember that everything is ala carte so you pay a little more. Just enough, however, to make it special.

Pros: Menu selection, quick service, your pace - not theirs, value and experience

Cons: Parking can be cramped on full evenings but valle is available. Expresso would be nice

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Dining on the deck on beautiful Eagle Creek Resevoir is a relaxing treat. The food is really, really good. I'd say it's a bit overpriced, but something nice to do every once in awhile.

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★★★★☆

Dining on the deck on beautiful Eagle Creek Resevoir is a relaxing treat. The food is really, really good. I'd say it's a bit overpriced, but something nice to do every once in awhile.

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The food and drinks were pretty good, I had the mahi-mahi sandwich which was a bit dry,and my date had the New York Strip which I sampled and it was excellent. Hickory smoked and cooked the way he asked for it.

I'd stick with the specials (drink-wise) or the seasonal beer. Our service, especially on the deck was very, very slow. We would have stayed outside for an extra cocktail, but we waited nearly 20 minutes for the first drink, and the deck was dead. That's the only reason I took off a couple stars.

A friend of ours used to work there and warned us of the slow service before we went, but we weren't expecting to be there for as long as we were. One thing that helped was the live jazz music in the bar.

All in all, I'd go back, but I'd be prepared to spend most of the evening there.

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★★★☆☆

The food and drinks were pretty good, I had the mahi-mahi sandwich which was a bit dry,and my date had the New York Strip which I sampled and it was excellent. Hickory smoked and cooked the way he asked for it.

I'd stick with the specials (drink-wise) or the seasonal beer. Our service, especially on the deck was very, very slow. We would have stayed outside for an extra cocktail, but we waited nearly 20 minutes for the first drink, and the deck was dead. That's the only reason I took off a couple stars.

A friend of ours used to work there and warned us of the slow service before we went, but we weren't expecting to be there for as long as we were. One thing that helped was the live jazz music in the bar.

All in all, I'd go back, but I'd be prepared to spend most of the evening there.

Pros: Steak, ambience

Cons: Slow service

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Our expectations were met and exceeded.I really enjoyed the flat iron steakOur service was very good.Our dinning experience was a terrific value.Will eat there again.

5
★★★★★

Our expectations were met and exceeded.I really enjoyed the flat iron steakOur service was very good.Our dinning experience was a terrific value.Will eat there again.

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The only reason to go here is for the location, which is unbeatable. The food is OK, but not that special, and the service is indifferent. And if you drink out on the terrace they give you plastic cups, which does a good job of killing the atmosphere. I knew a waitress who worked here, and the strories she told about the management explained why the staff are not always on top of things. Rick seems to have an attitude, and it unfortunately shows.

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★★☆☆☆

The only reason to go here is for the location, which is unbeatable. The food is OK, but not that special, and the service is indifferent. And if you drink out on the terrace they give you plastic cups, which does a good job of killing the atmosphere. I knew a waitress who worked here, and the strories she told about the management explained why the staff are not always on top of things. Rick seems to have an attitude, and it unfortunately shows.

Pros: The location

Cons: The manager and the food

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Rick's fresh music and live seafood speaks to this Indianapolis institution's focus on food and ambience. A great place to dine and our server Jasmine anticipated our every need. Wonderful summer Sunday afternoon.

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★★★★★

Rick's fresh music and live seafood speaks to this Indianapolis institution's focus on food and ambience. A great place to dine and our server Jasmine anticipated our every need. Wonderful summer Sunday afternoon.

Pros: Great food and service

Cons: None

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I have the fondest Memories of Ricks Cafe. I have travelled all over the US and I still remember Ricks!!! You go to Ricks for the food and ambience, not for fast food. So if you are in a hurry, I'm sure there is a McDonald'ds nearby. Enjoy eating here again and again. I now live on the West coast, so go there and eat for me!!!! The food is great, the specialty drinks are to die for, and the ambience is so relaxing. One of my favorites across the country. See if they still make a sweet tart drink at the bar, and tell them Michele with a post on City Search says HI!!!

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★★★★★

I have the fondest Memories of Ricks Cafe. I have travelled all over the US and I still remember Ricks!!! You go to Ricks for the food and ambience, not for fast food. So if you are in a hurry, I'm sure there is a McDonald'ds nearby. Enjoy eating here again and again. I now live on the West coast, so go there and eat for me!!!! The food is great, the specialty drinks are to die for, and the ambience is so relaxing. One of my favorites across the country. See if they still make a sweet tart drink at the bar, and tell them Michele with a post on City Search says HI!!!

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I love the food and the atmosphere, but the service is not up to standard. I have been there twice for dinner. The first time, we waited at the table at least 35 minutes before we were served our beverages even! The food took forever, but was well worth it. The second time I went, the server messed up our drinks and was not very attentive. The food, as always, was excellent. So if you have patience, it is an excellent place to dine.

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★★★★☆

I love the food and the atmosphere, but the service is not up to standard. I have been there twice for dinner. The first time, we waited at the table at least 35 minutes before we were served our beverages even! The food took forever, but was well worth it. The second time I went, the server messed up our drinks and was not very attentive. The food, as always, was excellent. So if you have patience, it is an excellent place to dine.

Pros: Food

Cons: Service

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AWESOME SETTING any time of year, LOVE the summer months and Fall to look out and see boats sailing. Prices are more upscale as is the dining. Very attentive staff. Live music is great! Can even hold Private parties. Not good place for Children. More of a Mommy and Daddy place to get away.

PROS: LOCATION,MUSIC,FOOD
CONS:

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★★★★★

AWESOME SETTING any time of year, LOVE the summer months and Fall to look out and see boats sailing. Prices are more upscale as is the dining. Very attentive staff. Live music is great! Can even hold Private parties. Not good place for Children. More of a Mommy and Daddy place to get away.

PROS: LOCATION,MUSIC,FOOD
CONS:

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SLOW SERVICE , COLD FOOD, WAY OVER PRICE, CHARGING 18% EXTRA ON THE BILL WHEN WE HAD 7 PEOPLE. NOT AT ALL HAPPY WITH THIS PLACE!!!! WON'T RECOMMEND. COMPLAIN AND DIDN'T GET ANY JUSTIFCATION FROM MANAGER. BUT SORRY.

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★★☆☆☆

SLOW SERVICE , COLD FOOD, WAY OVER PRICE, CHARGING 18% EXTRA ON THE BILL WHEN WE HAD 7 PEOPLE. NOT AT ALL HAPPY WITH THIS PLACE!!!! WON'T RECOMMEND. COMPLAIN AND DIDN'T GET ANY JUSTIFCATION FROM MANAGER. BUT SORRY.

Pros: NONE

Cons: EVERYTHING

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My husband took me for Mothers Day. The blue cheese filet magnon was absolutely delicious.It was real hot that day, but the waitress came and lowered the blinds. The atmosphere there was very romantic. I will go there again.

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★★★★★

My husband took me for Mothers Day. The blue cheese filet magnon was absolutely delicious.It was real hot that day, but the waitress came and lowered the blinds. The atmosphere there was very romantic. I will go there again.

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One of the few places to eat in Indy that overlooks water. The view is the reason to go to Rick's Cafe Boatyard. Classy restaurant is lovely inside but the outdoor seating cannot be beat. Have eaten here several times and the food is OK but never stands out. Take out of town visitors here for a leisurely meal with a great view.

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★★★★☆

One of the few places to eat in Indy that overlooks water. The view is the reason to go to Rick's Cafe Boatyard. Classy restaurant is lovely inside but the outdoor seating cannot be beat. Have eaten here several times and the food is OK but never stands out. Take out of town visitors here for a leisurely meal with a great view.

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I love going to Rick's in the summer. It's on the Eagle Creek reservoir and has a very peaceful setting. In the summer you can dine outside or sit in the bar area outside. There is usually live music which is nice. The have great chefs as I have never had an entree there that I didn't like and the desserts are amazing. My favorite is 5 Pepper Fettucini with a house sald with their raspberry vinaigrette dressing. The prices are higher than chain steakhouses but worth it in my opinion. The pasta dishes are extremely reasonably priced!

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★★★★★

I love going to Rick's in the summer. It's on the Eagle Creek reservoir and has a very peaceful setting. In the summer you can dine outside or sit in the bar area outside. There is usually live music which is nice. The have great chefs as I have never had an entree there that I didn't like and the desserts are amazing. My favorite is 5 Pepper Fettucini with a house sald with their raspberry vinaigrette dressing. The prices are higher than chain steakhouses but worth it in my opinion. The pasta dishes are extremely reasonably priced!

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Ricks is a great place to go during the summer months if you like to enjoy the outdoor weather. They have a wonderful wrap-around patio for eating dinner as well as a patio bar area great to meet friends and family to watch the sunset over the water. Prices are fair for a more upscale restaurant/bar and you're definitely paying for the high quality chefs and wait staff. There's also Jazz played most nights throughout the year.

PROS: Excellent outdoor setting
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★★★★★

Ricks is a great place to go during the summer months if you like to enjoy the outdoor weather. They have a wonderful wrap-around patio for eating dinner as well as a patio bar area great to meet friends and family to watch the sunset over the water. Prices are fair for a more upscale restaurant/bar and you're definitely paying for the high quality chefs and wait staff. There's also Jazz played most nights throughout the year.

PROS: Excellent outdoor setting
CONS:

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Great food, great location. Service can be spotty when the place is packed, which it frequently is on nice summer evenings. Don't go if you're in a hurry. Take your time and enjoy yourself. The food is consistently excellent.

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★★★★★

Great food, great location. Service can be spotty when the place is packed, which it frequently is on nice summer evenings. Don't go if you're in a hurry. Take your time and enjoy yourself. The food is consistently excellent.

Pros: Food, View, Atmosphere

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Rick's has great potential if the service matched the atmosphere. The food is quite good and it's a great location for outdoor dining on the west side of town. It would be so nice to sit on the deck and have cocktails if it were possible to get any service (this goes for inside as well. I have been several times and not once been greeted or served in a timely manner. It is not uncommon to see a patron sit for 30 minutes with an empty drink before being asked if they would like another.

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★☆☆☆☆

Rick's has great potential if the service matched the atmosphere. The food is quite good and it's a great location for outdoor dining on the west side of town. It would be so nice to sit on the deck and have cocktails if it were possible to get any service (this goes for inside as well. I have been several times and not once been greeted or served in a timely manner. It is not uncommon to see a patron sit for 30 minutes with an empty drink before being asked if they would like another.

Pros: outdoor dining, on the water, upscale atmosphere

Cons: terrible service, inatentive servers

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This is a great restaurant in the Indianapolis area. It is a place for every couple to visit. You will love the great food, service, and atmosphere.

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★★★★★

This is a great restaurant in the Indianapolis area. It is a place for every couple to visit. You will love the great food, service, and atmosphere.

Pros: great food, good pricing, excellent service

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We took my son and family to RICKS BOATYARD when they were visiting from atlanta, georgia. We always look for someplace new and special. Well, the atmosphere is great, but very pricey for what you get and the menu is very limited. Not impressed at all. Had to sit in a booth by the waiter's station. Very noisy and five people in little booth.

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★☆☆☆☆

We took my son and family to RICKS BOATYARD when they were visiting from atlanta, georgia. We always look for someplace new and special. Well, the atmosphere is great, but very pricey for what you get and the menu is very limited. Not impressed at all. Had to sit in a booth by the waiter's station. Very noisy and five people in little booth.

Pros: resort atmosphere

Cons: pricey, food average, noisy, bad service

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Without a doubt the very finest in relaxing meals and the service was great.

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★★★★★

Without a doubt the very finest in relaxing meals and the service was great.

Pros: very good parking, beautiful view, good staff

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This is a perfect place for a first date, lunch date or just because.

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★★★★☆

This is a perfect place for a first date, lunch date or just because.

Cons: overpriced

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I just don't think this restaurant is one of the "romantic" ones. Expensive, however, not romantic.

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★★★☆☆

I just don't think this restaurant is one of the "romantic" ones. Expensive, however, not romantic.

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Awful, awful service. We complained to the manager and discovered why the rest of the staff has such a crappy attitude. It's a foolish error to go here. They need to rebuild the staff of this place from the top down.

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★☆☆☆☆

Awful, awful service. We complained to the manager and discovered why the rest of the staff has such a crappy attitude. It's a foolish error to go here. They need to rebuild the staff of this place from the top down.

Cons: expensive, bad service, bad attitude

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Whether you choose a wood-fired pizza, a burger or fresh seafood, the experience of dining at Rick's---a picturesque dockside cafe situated on the Eagle Creek Reservoir---is delightful. Pick a table on the deck or along the wall of windows…

 

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