We’re located off of 231 in Rensselaer, IN, across from St. Joseph’s College. The entire family is welcome to dine with us 7 days a week starting at 11 am (CST). Our menu offers everything from prime rib, steaks, and ribs to salads, wings and sandwiches. We have a full bar, wine list and 20 draft beers to choose from. Check out the Calendar page to see this month’s specials and remember to click on the Coupons/Promos tab to print and bring a coupon in with you. When the big game is on, you can watch it on one our big screens or ask for an NTN game player to play trivia.
Open at 11 am daily
Some of you may know us from our restaurant on the Kankakee River in Northern Jasper County; Marti’s Place @ Ramsey’s Landing, known by many as “Marti’s Place” or “The River”. We’ve been there for over 30 years! Check out www.martisplace.com for interesting history there! As for Rico’s history…it’s very short since we’ve been open since September 2005.
How we ended up in Rensselaer in a little bit more interesting though. For years, we have been asked about opening a restaurant in the Rensselaer area. In 2002, we were approached about it again; this time with a location that seemed logical. After much thought, research and fear, we came to the conclusion that we’d be a good fit for the area and became the first neighbor to Fountain Stone Theater. We officially started our project in December 2004 with the grading of the site. We wanted an opening date of September 2005, and sure enough, we were able to stay on target with the help of our local builder Tillet. Since the opening of our doors, NAPA and DeMotte State Bank have moved into the neighborhood too. Now, in Rensselaer you can do “dinner and a movie”. Bring in your ticket stub from The Ritz or Fountain Stone and 10% off of your meal on the day of your movie.
Rico was our much loved Keeshond (dog breed). He spent his entire life at the side of either Marti or Ron. We worked with an artist to create our logo, which is actually a picture of Rico.
Banquets & Catering
Rico’s can accommodate your group or event. Our private banquet room seats up to 80. We’ve proudly held rehearsal dinners, anniversary and birthday parties, showers, open houses, reunions, sports teams, business meetings and many more functions. If you have a need for power point, just plug into our jack and you’re good to go! We offer many meal options or will create one just for you, ask for Ron or Alesia. To view a few of our options, click here.
Bringing a crowd…make a reservation