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St. Elmo Steak House

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127 S Illinois St, Indianapolis, IN 46225-1079 (Maryland)
+1 317-635-0636
16:00 - 23:00
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Sun 16:00 - 22:00
Mon - Fri 16:00 - 23:00
Sat 15:00 - 23:00
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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
1 review
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Very disappointing dinner. Ordered steak medium well - arrived cold center. Skip the world famous shrimp cocktail and just eat a jar of the hottest horseradish you can find. Final blow - they have a blend wine listed under two different categories - same wine - but 25 dollars more under the more popular type - i ordered under the... More 

Thank apniemann25
Farmington Hills, Michigan
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44 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

After being in business for over 100 years, this place has it down to a science. Authentic steakhouse atmosphere. Nice beer, wine & cocktail selections. Dress from jeans to black tie. No pretenses. You're the customer. Superb service, not snooty, just visible, accessible and accommodating. These pros know how to respectfully give you as much or as little attention as... More 

Thank Z8651LQmarks
Bronx, New York
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28 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

This is not a top tier steakhouse. My rib eye that was supposedly dry aged for 40 days and then wet aged for an additional 20 was nothing special. While good, I don't believe it was even a prime steak; certainly not dry aged. Their famous shrimp cocktail was really unremarkable; just average shrimp covered in horseradish loaded cocktail sauce.... More 

Thank Tim H
Bryan, Texas
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192 reviews
137 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Had a group of business colleagues there for dinner. Atmosphere was great as always and service was spot on. Great wine selection and attention to detail Steaks seemed a bit off point to n this visit. Could have been the cuts we picked. But we will try again

Thank Yraveler
Management response:

Thank you for your review. We are always striving for perfection but it sounds like we were good, not great. We hope to exceed all of your expectations at your next visit. Thanks again! More 

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23 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Went there with a good colleague of mine. The ambiance is nice, the service attentive & courteous as you would expect from an upscale restaurant like this. Our server Glenn also gave us some background info on the history of the place, which I like. The "famous" Shrimp Cocktail is definitely an interesting appetizer, but only if you really like... More 

Thank Ibrahim K
Management response:

Ibrahim, Thank you for your review. It is so great to hear Glenn made your evening memorable. And we are so pleased you enjoyed your visit. More 

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11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Absolute 100% best steak I've ever had. I always order a steak medium and mine was perfectly cooked. I've had lots of steaks and this was by far worth the price. My wife orders her steaks medium well(don't judge her lol) hers came out probably medium rare. They fixed the problem quick and didn't make us feel awkward at all... More 

Thank Hardrock M
Management response:

We are so pleased to hear you enjoyed your recent visit with us. And we appreciate you taking the time to leave your review. We hope to serve you again soon. Thank you! More 

New York
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Amazing place!! Everything from the salad to steak. Got the shrimp cocktail, spicy and hot. But amazing. Steak cooked to perfection. Cesar salad amazing!! Love this place!

Thank PKB111111
Management response:

Thank you for your review. We always enjoy hearing about our guests making shrimp cocktail memories! Thank you for choosing to dine with us. More 

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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The cocktail sauce is billed as hot....think hot and add 30%. The size of the shrimp are anything but shrimpy and the service is from knowledgeable and helpful waitstaff. It doesn't look like much from the outside, but the food is worth any wait.

Thank Laurie R
Management response:

Thank you for your review. We are so delighted to hear you enjoyed your visit, especially the shrimp cocktail. We hope to see you again soon—cheers! More 

Reno, Nevada
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61 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

When you google "Best steakhouses in Indianapolis" St. Elmo's comes up first. So my husband thought, 'Can't go wrong taking my wife here for our anniversary' and booked a dinner here. The atmosphere was reeeeaaallly loud (and this was on a TUE. night). It was very bar-ish type atmosphere instead of steakhouse atmosphere. The place gets all its popularity from... More 

Thank Michelle_2001
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57 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I went here for my birthday to treat myself. Such a good steak and sides. They gave me a free creme brulee for desert which was nice of them, Overall a great experience, but if you want a slightly cheaper version you can go to Harry and Izzy's their sister restauraunt. Everyone says 'try their shrimp coctail'. I dont do... More 

Thank imrico
Management response:

Happy Birthday! Thank you for taking the time to leave us your review. We are so honored you chose to celebrate with us and we are so glad you had a pleasant experience. Cheers! More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$31 - US$80
American, Steakhouse, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Valet Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Bar Scene, Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings
Open Hours
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 23:00
16:00 - 23:00
16:00 - 23:00
16:00 - 23:00
16:00 - 23:00
15:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 127 S Illinois St, Indianapolis, IN 46225-1079
  • Location: United States  >  Indiana (IN)  >  Indianapolis>  > Downtown Indianapolis
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown Indianapolis
  • Phone Number: +1 317-635-0636

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?