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Grindstone Charley's

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$$ - $$$
Pub, American, Bar
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3830 S Lafountain St, Kokomo, IN 46902-3818 (Formerly Grindstones)
+1 765-453-9125
11:00 - 22:00
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Fri - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Another great Kokomo eatery. Has an extensive menu, and included is my favorite, the classic tenderloin. Servers are friendly and do a great job keeping our drinks full. Grindstone Charlie's is well worth the trip.

Thank oltimracer
Grand Rapids, Michigan
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58 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We received a recommendation from the Courtyard Marriott to check this out and we were so glad we did! They were super busy and had a waiting list of approximately 15 minutes. Worth the wait though! Their steaks are purchased locally and cooked perfectly. Highly recommended!

Thank lild0g
Indianapolis, Indiana
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101 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2017

This place is just plain lots of fun. It is filled with antiques and interesting vintage memorabilia--not the pitiful reproductions you see in some restaurants going for the historic look, but the real thing. In addition to the fun setting, my wife and I were treated to great food as well. I had their signature breaded pork tenderloin sandwich and... More 

Thank Paul L
Kokomo, Indiana
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

I like this restaurant. It's reasonably priced. The servers need to be more experienced though. Service was a little slow.

Thank 854kayl
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

All their good is good and service is great. We love their ribs, stir fry and tenderloin sandwich. Great bar too

Thank JeanFerenc
Marion, Indiana
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63 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

Since my husband works on Valentine's, this was our weekend to celebrate and rather than go to somewhere we'd been 100 times, we decided to throw caution to the wind and headed for Grindstone Charlie's. There was a crowd but that was okay. We didn't wait long to be seated and the restaurant seemed clean but it was packed so... More 

Thank nikkitrueblue
morrison tn
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30 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

took a party of 8 in for dinner on 1-15-16, had a server named William, he should get another job, or receive training, failed to fill order correctly, did not fill drinks until had to be asked, had to cancel part of order due to him not getting it in time. manager did come to table and gave a discount... More 

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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017 via mobile

We have son with Celiacs. They were very informative, offering a gluten free menu, and accommodating ever request we made. Eating out is complex for us because of gluten-free eating but this cozy, sport-loving place made a great dinner experience for the whole family. Thank you, Grindstones

Thank travistmaddox
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5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

never been before yesterday, first impressions were good .. waitress didn't seem to have a clue, said she usually worked at night .. ordered penne pasta for our son but asked if they added parmesan, she said no .. mom ordered chicken steak, I asked if it was breaded and she said no .. I ordered salmon .. penne came... More 

Thank NatnPhil
Greeley, Colorado
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35 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016 via mobile

Stopped in around 4:30p. Welcoming atmosphere. Waitress was very pleasant, interacted with us very well. Food was very good. Table had a variety of items, and all were happy with meal. Nice selection of Beers, did not see that Budwiser swill listed. Many Micro Brews available.

Thank Paul S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 12
Pub, American, Bar
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Highchairs Available
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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: 3830 S Lafountain St, Kokomo, IN 46902-3818 (Formerly Grindstones)
  • Location: United States  >  Indiana (IN)  >  Kokomo
  • Phone Number: +1 765-453-9125
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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