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St. Elmo Steakhouse: A Great Place for Steak in Indianapolis

Updated on February 6, 2018

Every city has a restaurant that represents its best. For Indianapolis, St. Elmo Steakhouse is that restaurant. It has a wonderfully rich history and is the epitome of great dining.

St. Elmo has been a staple in Indianapolis ever since it first opened its doors in 1902. It is the oldest steakhouse in the city, and still sits on its original location on Illinois Street. The restaurant was founded by Joe Stahr, who named St. Elmo after the patron saint of sailors. It started as a small, local tavern with an equally small menu. Over the years it became the place for business men to take their clients, star-eyed lovers to take their dates, and locals to enjoy excellent food and top-notch service.

St. Elmo serves a variety of steak, seafood, chops, and prime rib. Their plate-sized steaks are by far the best in the city and are prepared to perfection. St. Elmo’s signature dish is the World Famous Shrimp Cocktail. It’s made with a spicy, homemade horseradish sauce and is not for the faint of heart. If the shrimp cocktail isn’t your thing, the navy bean soup is a favorite of many patrons. One plus for locals is that St. Elmo uses locally grown and produced products for most of their dishes; a full listing of which can be found on their website. Entrees range in price from $25 to $50.

Nothing can beat the elegant ambiance of St. Elmo, with its hard wood paneling, heavy chairs, and thick carpeting in the dining rooms. You can join the party by sitting at the bar or enjoy a more intimate setting in a booth. With three private dining rooms, St. Elmo can also be a great place to hold a business dinner, a wedding rehearsal dinner, or any other celebration. They have an award winning wine list and an extensive list of premium liquor.

St. Elmo also finds itself in an excellent location; right in the heart of downtown. It is only three blocks from Monument Circle and is in walking distance of Lucas Oil Stadium, Conseco Field House, and Victory Field. For those who feel like doing some shopping, St. Elmo is right by Circle Centre Mall and several other well-known shopping areas downtown.

If you are looking for a more romantic evening, you can check out the carriage tours, ran by Yellow Rose Carriages. The carriages pick up just down the street from St. Elmo. You can also take a romantic stroll along the canal at White River State Park; only a short, four block walk from St. Elmo.

Parking at St. Elmo is valet, with prices ranging from $10 to $20 depending on the events happening at the time. Those looking for a cheaper option for parking can go across the street to the mall parking garage, called World of Wonders. One to three hours of parking will only cost $1.50.

The dress code for St. Elmo is casual dress, although, it is not advised to show up in your shorts and flip-flops. Reservations are not required, but are recommended. This is especially true on the weekend when the wait time for a table can be quite long.

For more information on St. Elmo, visit their website at

St. Elmo Steakhouse is located at:

127 South Illinois St.

Indianapolis, IN. 46225

Phone: 317-635-0636

St. Elmo Steakhouse:
127 S Illinois St, Circle Centre, Indianapolis, IN 46225, USA

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