Restaurants near Lucas Oil Stadium: An Indy tradition since 1902, St. Elmo Steak House was named for the patron saint of sailors. The turn-of-the-20th-century Chicago saloon décor has changed little and you know it must be doing something very right to be around this long. Located in the heart of downtown, St. Elmo is famed for its shrimp cocktail, steak, impeccable service and wine list with the largest cellar in Indiana – about 20,000 bottles of wine. If walls could talk, St. Elmo could tell some mighty interesting tales about the well-known people who have dined here. St. Elmo's also has some divine Indiana pork chops and Amish chicken. In fact, St. Elmo's prides itself on using more than a dozen local food producers. St. Elmo was honored in 2012 by the James Beard Foundation as one of America's Classics and by Forbes as one of the world's "10 Great Classic Restaurants Well Worth Visiting."
Best Restaurants, Steakhouses: This elegant establishment has been pleasing locals and visitors alike with impressive steaks since the beginning of the 20th century. While 14-ounce filets are available for patrons with smaller appetites, the 32-ounce prime rib is sure to satisfy the hungriest of diners. Also a hit is the jumbo shrimp cocktail, served with an unforgettable homemade horseradish sauce. The wine cellar boasts more than 15,000 bottles, and the tuxedoed waitstaff are attentive and knowledgeable about selections.
Downtown: A downtown Indianapolis landmark, St. Elmo Steak House has been at its original location since 1902, making it the city's oldest steakhouse. This establishment serves possibly the best chops in Indy, with cuts like New York strip, bone-in filet and ribeye. The spicy St. Elmo Shrimp Cocktail is a crowd-pleaser, as is the decadent King Crab Mac 'n Cheese. The restaurant also offers an expansive wine list and a Pacers Pre-Game Menu for sports fans.
Local Expert Jackie Sheckler Finch Says:
Restaurants near Lucas Oil Stadium: "St. Elmo often offers special extended hours when the Colts play at Lucas Oil Stadium. Call for specifics."
Best for Restaurants near Lucas Oil Stadium Because: Local lore says that the famous St. Elmo shrimp cocktail helped Indianapolis win its bid to host the 2012 Super Bowl. Sounds right to me.
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