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St. Elmo Steak House

Certificate of Excellence
Downtown Indianapolis
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127 S Illinois St, Indianapolis, IN 46225-1079 (Maryland)
+1 317-635-0636
16:00 - 22:00
Closed now
All hours
Sun 16:00 - 22:00
Mon - Fri 16:00 - 23:00
Sat 15:00 - 23:00
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Terre Haute, Indiana
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is an Upscale restaurant. It is unique. and has excellent food and service. Great for special occasions.

Thank tackitytacktack
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Nice food. Service is 5 star. Need a reservation for party. Best restaurent downtown Indy. You don t go there you miss the eat of your life ;-)

Thank Vincent C
West Chester, Pennsylvania
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The food was fantastic, especially the steak. Lookout for the shrimp cocktail. It is the most spicy cocktail sauce around. The bar upstairs is so cozy and welcoming. I spent both of my nights in Indy there. I will definitely return. This place is a can't miss.

Thank Rob P
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

I was in a Indy for a mini vacation to visit a close friend that moved there a few years back. I wanted to find the perfect place for us to celebrate her birthday. I called to make reservations around noon and I was told that the next opening was at 10:30pm,so we took it. We arrived at 9:50 to... More 

Thank Vanessa M
Indianapolis, Indiana
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40 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

St. Elmo's is truly a experience to cherish. I am lucky to have this historical bastion of meat in my hometown. The cocktails are always well made and tasty. The shrimp cocktail is legendary throughout the USA! Porterhouse, filet mignon, surf and turf expertly prepared just how they were ordered. The sides complement the meal especially the lobster Mac n... More 

Thank Rayoburgerman
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32 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I've said before that my all time favorite steakhouse is Berns in Tampa but St Elmo comes very close. I've been there several times and it has always been excellent. A warning though their signature appetizer is a shrimp cocktail with over the top ridiculously hot cocktail sauce that IMO ruins the good shrimp and burns one's mouth. And I'm... More 

Thank Flabluefan1
New York
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119 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

So the best thing here were our steaks which were both great. I started with their shrimp and cocktail sauce which just had too much horseradish in it, but was otherwise nice. The service was good and the waiter was quick to call the sommelier when he realized we had 'real' questions on the wine and I was impressed that... More 

Thank simoncC9250CK
Carmel, Indiana
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103 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Have had business meetings here on a number of occasions. Classic and well known steak house. The shrimp cocktail is certainly a classic but quite hot, so be careful if you are not into "hot". Drinks well done and the steaks are always memorable. A bit pricey. Does seem to live on its reputation to some degree but a good... More 

Thank ralphwilhelm1
Medford Lakes, New Jersey
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40 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Yes, you would expect everything to be fantastic and it was! The service was excellent and so was the food. The shrimp cocktail is fantastic! You can also order their sauce on line! Worth it!

Thank schinnyNewJersey34
York, Pennsylvania
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17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Best steak and sea bass in town! Matt makes a great cosmo and manhattan! Super great atmosphere and wonderful restaurant! Service is outstanding!! A must go to when in town!

Thank Ed D

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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
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Business meetings, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Romantic
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?