Coordinates: 39°45′53″N 86°09′35″W / 39.764817°N 86.159645°W / 39.764817; -86.159645

St. Elmo Steak House in 2012.
"World Famous Shrimp Cocktail," four jumbo shrimp, served with St. Elmo's signature cocktail sauce.

St. Elmo Steak House is a restaurant at 127 South Illinois Street in Indianapolis, Indiana, opened in 1902. It is currently owned by Stephen Huse and Craig Huse. The restaurant is well known for its "World Famous Shrimp Cocktail." In 2012, it was recognized by the James Beard Foundation as an American Classic.[1]

In mediaEdit

St. Elmo was featured on the Travel Channel series Food Paradise on the episode "Steak Paradise 3: Prime Cuts".[2] St. Elmo was also one of several Indiana institutions featured in the Season 5 Parks and Recreation episode "Two Parties", where Ron Swanson picked the restaurant to celebrate a bachelor party.[3]

In 2018 the restaurant was featured on a seventh-season episode of the Travel Channel's Man v. Food.


  1. ^ Winners 2012 James Beard Foundation
  2. ^ "Travel Guide: Steak Paradise 3". Travel Channel. Retrieved 10 November 2014.
  3. ^ Morehead, Andrea. "NBC's "Parks and Recreation" brings show to Indianapolis". WTHR. Retrieved 10 November 2014.

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