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Grindstone Charley's
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Ranked #203 of 2,355 Restaurants in Indianapolis
Price range: US$0 - US$12
Cuisines: American, Bar
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Good for: Child-friendly, Kids, Groups
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: 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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Reviewed 1 June 2014

Being not much of a spicy-hot food fan, the only Tex-Mex dish I ever order is a Chimichanga. I've had them at chains and mom & pop Mexican restaurants, and they are NEVER very spicy. Got one at Grindstone's and it was so hot it hurt! I took two bites, shoved the plate back & asked to have the meal replaced. I was refused by both the waitress and a snippy little nite manager. This was several years back and I have not set foot in their door since.

  • Visited July 2013
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missoula, mt
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86 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
“Excellent food, close to Indy Speedway”
Reviewed 14 May 2014

Excellent small sirloin steak cooked to perfection with baked potato that had seasoning rubbed on the skin. Grilled onions and mushrooms, fresh fruit. Great meals, great service, cold and tasty brews and drinks. Person with me had a spinach salad with 3 kinds of fresh berries, which was also delicious. Restaurant is just a few blocks west of the Speedway, easy access. Very reasonably priced for quality food.

  • Visited May 2014
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Thank bigsky55
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Scottsburg, Indiana
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51 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Great dinner after the race”
Reviewed 11 May 2014

We enjoyed our meal here after the race during the Grand Prix. We were very happy with the quality and prices of our food. Our server was very nice and our food arrived quickly!

Visited May 2014
Thank Kristen S
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Toronto, Canada
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156 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
“Great Place to Eat”
Reviewed 17 April 2014

We ate here one night, had the steak which was done to our order. Fast service, and friendly staff. Great selection of beer too.

Visited April 2014
Thank Al S
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Orange Park, Florida
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134 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
“Pretty good.”
Reviewed 16 April 2014 via mobile

A short drive from the Wingate Hotel, we ate here on our way downtown for a concert. We had the tenderloin sandwiches. My husband had the grilled and I had the country fried. The pork was tender and delicious. The fried had a little more breading than I like, but it was tasty. The service was prompt and the servers were friendly. The food delivered to the adjacent tables looked good. Menu has something for everyone. We'll return when in the area.

Visited April 2014
Thank Lisa1946
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