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Grindstone Charley's

) #174 of 1,894 Restaurants in Indianapolis $$ - $$$ American,
5383 Rockville Rd, Indianapolis, IN 46224-9111
+1 317-243-8760
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  • Excellent28%
  • Very good41%
  • Average21%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible3%
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“ribs” (8 reviews)
“prime rib” (6 reviews)
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American, Bar
$$ - $$$
5383 Rockville Rd, Indianapolis, IN 46224-9111
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Reviewed 6 days ago

I really enjoyed this place, decent beer selection and a menu that should cater to just about everyone. The ribs are especially good and they have a great tenderloin. I also have enjoyed the steaks here

Thank SoccerJ
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Everything was great. Troy was our waiter and he was super friendly and attentive not to mention busy, I never saw him stop once to catch his breath. The food was excellent. I recommend the homemade chicken and noodles; delicious. Servings are a great size,...More

Thank Heather L
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I ate dinner at this restaurant during a visit to Indy for a race. It looks like an old, down home place. The staff was very friendly and I was seated immediately. They have a good menu and daily specials. They also have a good...More

Thank RPS1971
Reviewed 3 May 2017 via mobile

We were in the neighborhood staying at a hotel for soccer and this place was very close by. They have a large menu with a big variety of foods to choose from. I tasted a few different plates from family and friends and all was...More

Thank Bridget S
Reviewed 19 April 2017

We visited after playing golf and happened to hit the Wednesday night special on hamburgers. Any of their burger plates (except buffalo) were only $6.99. They also had a special on domestic beers. The food was excellent, the service was good, the environment was good.

Thank antiqueengineer
Reviewed 12 February 2017 via mobile

Go to place in the area as it has reasonable prices, usually good service and the food is typically well prepared. There aren't a ton of decent options for sit down style restaurants and this is probably the best choice.

Thank Tim M
Blake F, Owner at Grindstone Charley's, responded to this reviewResponded 5 April 2017

Thank you! We appreciate the kind review! Blake Fogelsong

Reviewed 30 January 2017

In town for a visit and this was close to where we stayed. Nice clean restaurant. I had the chicken stir-fry and my husband had the Jack's Kickin' burger. Both meals came out hot and were very good. Waitress was very friendly. Will stop again...More

Thank Connie R
Blake F, Owner at Grindstone Charley's, responded to this reviewResponded 5 April 2017

Thank you for th patronage! We'll see you next time! Blake Fogelsong

Reviewed 30 January 2017 via mobile

Had a nice meal here. Easy to find. Nice decor. Good service. And good food. Nothing super special about the place but it was nice none the less. Bon appetit!

Thank Mary Jo M
Blake F, Owner at Grindstone Charley's, responded to this reviewResponded 5 April 2017

Thank you so much for the kind review! 😃 Blake Fogelsong

Reviewed 26 December 2016

My family ate here on our visit to Indianapolis and really enjoyed our meals. The steaks were cooked just right and were juicy and tender. The salad and baked potato were good as well. The atmosphere was pretty laid back and the waitress was very...More

Thank b0bwhitaker
Blake F, Owner at Grindstone Charley's, responded to this reviewResponded 5 April 2017

Thank you so much! Glad you enjoyed the steak! 😃 Blake Fogelsong

Reviewed 24 December 2016

We came in on a Sunday evening and were sat right away. We had a few servers stop at our table while they figured out who was going to serve us which was odd??? They had a good choice of foods including many different sides...More

Thank ChuckLz14
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 12
American, Bar
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5383 Rockville Rd, Indianapolis, IN 46224-9111
  • Location: United States  >  Indiana (IN)  >  Indianapolis
  • Phone Number: +1 317-243-8760
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Started by Indiana Restaurateur Perry Fogelsong in 1982, Grindstone Charley's is currently a four unit chain with locations in Indianapolis, Speedway, Kokomo, and Lafayette. Today, customers in Indiana and Ohio enjoy home-style cooking, spirited drinks and warm hospitality. As part of the Clancy's, Inc. Family of stores, Grindstone Charley's joins Michelangelo's Italian Bistro and Clancy's Hamburgers in offering quality food, drinks and fun perfectly suited to Midwestern appetites.
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