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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
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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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El Segundo, California
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We came here the weekend of IUB graduation as we couldn't get a table at a nice place in Bloomington and so happy we did! This was a great place to celebrate! The ambiance from the minute you walk in and feel like you are in an old time steakhouse is wonderful and the reception staff to the wait staff... More 

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2 Thank dillimom
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Thank you for your review and thank you for choosing to celebrate with us! We are so delighted to hear you enjoyed your visit. More 

Warrington, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a group of 20 visit and the restaurant not only coped but managed to provide a very personal service to every diner. The signature shrimp cocktail contains so much horseradish it becomes more of a full sensory experience than a starter. The Lobster bisque was thicker and creamer than many chowders and the 60-day aged Ribeye was flawless.... More 

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2 Thank Chris T
Management response:

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

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127 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We love St. Elmo's but prefer Harry and Izzy's next door due to atmosphere. They are owned by the same folks and are truly iconic in Indy. If you go to St Elmo's, steak and shrimp cocktail are a must. And do make dinner reservations.... or plan to wait for some time.

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2 Thank Twinmommy123
Management response:

Thank you for your review. We are so delighted you enjoyed your visit with us and our sister restaurant. We hope to get the opportunity to serve you again soon. Cheers! More 

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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Good food, especially NY strip. Hard to get in for a table. Small building, similar to old Chicago neighborhood restaurants. Trendy. Near to events downtown. Parking a bit difficult.

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2 Thank Sara W
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Sara, 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 

Surheim, Germany
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192 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Surprisingly many tables inside. Great steaks, great wines. Professional service team. It's a little bit crowded and a reservation is highly recommended!! Price is high - but good food quality!!

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1 Thank TiB_88
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Thank you for your review. We are so glad you enjoyed your recent visit. Thank you for coming in! More 

United States
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37 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Came to St. Elmo for a special occasion, but we were very disappointed in the average food, poor quality service, and extremely high expense. We see no reason to return to St. Elmo. - The food is fairly average, nothing special. The tout the shrimp cocktail as special, but it is only because they add a terrible amount of horseradish,... More 

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4 Thank Scott K
Chicago, Illinois
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94 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

St. Elmo's seems to get rave reviews, but the only thing I found worthwhile was their cocktail sauce for their shrimp. Understand, I am very demanding when it comes to steak that is touted as great, and less demanding when a place doesn't make claims of being great and doesn't charge that way. St. Elmo's claims to be great and... More 

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3 Thank Ken R
Bloomfield Hills, Michigan
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427 reviews
302 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I have been here 12 years ago and I am very happy was able to make it again. This place by far the best steakhouse I visited in the United States. The shrimp cocktail is amazing and you need to get ready for the kick from the sauce. The steaks were the best I had. The service was outstanding and... More 

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1 Thank Sarmad K
Management response:

Sarmad, Thank you for taking the time to leave us your review. There are countless great restaurants in Indianapolis and we are humbled by your review. Thanks again! More 

Franklin
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went there after we were told this was the best steakhouse around. We were a party of 6 and made reservations in advance( I recommend this bc it was very busy) I also recommend to use the valet parking. My husband was impressed with The world famous shrimp cocktail, I'm not a fan of shrimp cocktail so ..... Our... More 

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3 Thank Krista D
Longmont, Colorado
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162 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were staying in the bar area and enjoyed a wonderful piece of steak. Even though we did not order the recommended 20 oz bone-in rib-eye, the experience was totally satisfying. The steak was well marbled, perfect cooked to desired tempreature and wonderfully juicy and flavorful. We ordered calamari and the shrimp cocktail as appetizers. The calamari were perfect, tender... More 

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1 Thank Joe K
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Joe, Thank you for your review. We are so delighted you enjoyed your visit with us. We hope to get the opportunity to serve you again soon. Cheers! More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$31 - US$80
Cuisine
American, Steakhouse, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
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
Business meetings, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
16:00 - 22:00
Monday
16:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
16:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
16:00 - 23:00
Thursday
16:00 - 23:00
Friday
16:00 - 23:00
Saturday
15:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 127 S Illinois St, Indianapolis, IN 46225-1079
    (Maryland)
  • Location: United States  >  Indiana (IN)  >  Indianapolis>  > Downtown Indianapolis
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown Indianapolis
  • Phone Number: +1 317-635-0636

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