Rick's Cafe Boatyard
When Rick Albrecht moved to Indianapolis from Louisville in the 1970s, he was an insurance salesman who had previously been enlisted in the United States Navy. Rick would quickly become a well-known restaurateur, owning several bars and eateries in the greater Indianapolis area, including downtown, Geist, Keystone and eventually Eagle Creek.
Rick`s Cafe Americain opened in Union Station in downtown Indianapolis in 1986 and was the first of many endeavors for Rick. The Americain was themed after the movie Casablanca starring Humphrey Bogart. In 1987, Rick`s Cafe Dockside was opened on Geist Reservoir. The space was previously a bait shop and small bar, and was expanded to have more bar space and plenty of outside seating. Rick`s Dockside was an immediate success and is what got Rick in the waterfront dining scene, a unique venture in land-locked Indianapolis. Rick has also owned several other concepts in Indianapolis, including Rico`s Supper Club in Carmel, Rick`s at Riley Towers, and The Cork at the Crossing.