Our Name

The name Rick’s Café Boatyard is one that has evolved from the Rick’s Café Americain Restaurant. Rick is Rick Albrecht, the owner and founder. The word café invokes images of a casual, friendly, open area for friends and loved ones to gather for a fine meal or cocktail. The usage of ‘boatyard’ is due to our waterfront location and the fact that our location has over 100 boat slips.

boatyard pic

Our Concept

Ricks Café Boatyard is a waterfront restaurant offering its guests a panoramic view of Eagle Creek Reservoir. 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 Café Boatyard offers its guests lunch, dinner and a complete banquet facility. Our guests dine inside a beautiful, high-ceiling dining room, or outside with a breathtaking view of the water.

Award Winning Food

Winner of multiple awards, including best crab cakes at Zoobilation 2011, we offer something for everyone!

Our Awards

Local Eats—2014, 2013, 2012

  • Where the Locals Eat
  • Top 100 Winner

AList Indy—2013, 2012, 2011

  • Best Romantic Restaurant In Indianapolis
  • Nominee & Finalist

Open Table—2014, 2013

  • Diner’s Choice Award

Restaurant News–2014

  • Top 100 Best Outdoor Dining Restaurants In America

Zoobilation—2011, 2009

  • Best of the Best Winner-Maryland Crab Cakes

$100 Hamburger Club

  • Fly In, Dine, Fly Out