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“A winner!”

Grindstone Charley's
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Ranked #186 of 2,363 Restaurants in Indianapolis
Price range: US$0 - US$12
Cuisines: American, Steakhouse, Bar
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Good for: Child-friendly
Dining options: Outdoor Seating
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.
Detroit, Michigan
2 reviews
“A winner!”
Reviewed 28 July 2014

All I can say is ..If you want customer service that goes above and beyond, this is the place to go!

Visited July 2014
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Blake F, Owner at Grindstone Charley's, responded to this review, 4 February 2015
Wow! Thank you for the kind review! Please come see us next time your in Indy!

Blake Fogelsong
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Manheim
Level 4 Contributor
24 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Great food, near Speedway”
Reviewed 29 June 2014

We went here 2 of the 3 nights of our stay in Indianapolis. The food is excellent here. The outside of the building seems unassuming, but the food is the star. It was only 3 blocks away from our hotel, so it was easy to walk their in the evening. The drink menu is diverse enough and the drinks were well make, not exceptionally strong but not weak either. The food, as most chains like Applebees or TGIFridays, was well done and had a good and interesting flavor. The value of the meal was right where I expected it to be. At time of this review I don't remember exactly what I ate but I remember being complete satisfied and I enjoyed it a lot.

  • Visited May 2014
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Blake F, Owner at Grindstone Charley's, responded to this review, 4 February 2015
Thank you for the kind review! Glad you enjoyed your visit to our Indy Location! Come see us again soon!

Blake Fogelsong
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Mattoon, Illinois
Level 2 Contributor
9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Food was Better Than Outstanding”
Reviewed 28 June 2014

Not knowing the area our Hotel suggested Grindstone Charley's. - After a long day of travel my wife and I were looking for a great place to eat. We found it. The food was prepared just right, everything tasted really good. We both enjoyed our dinner.
We will be back!

Visited June 2014
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Blake F, Owner at Grindstone Charley's, responded to this review, 4 February 2015
John,

Thank you for the kind review! Glad you enjoyed your visit at our location! Come see us again next time your in Indy!

Blake Fogelsong
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Montvale
Level 4 Contributor
24 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Fall off the bone ribs”
Reviewed 17 June 2014

We went here the first night in town and the ribs were so good we went back two nights later.

We probably would have gone again during our 5 night stay, but the last two nights were planned dinners at the Speedway.

Kimberly, our waitress, was terrific and we asked for her on our return trip.

Not fancy, but good food and very reasonably priced.

Visited June 2014
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Thank Linda L
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Blake F, Owner at Grindstone Charley's, responded to this review, 4 February 2015
Linda,

Thank you for the awesome review! Glad you enjoyed your visit at our Indy Location! Come see us again soon.

Blake Fogelsong
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Grafton, Wisconsin
Level 3 Contributor
22 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Ribs”
Reviewed 16 June 2014 via mobile

I had the pleasure of dinning during one if my stays for business in Indy. I chose the ribs for dinner. Although I've had better, for the price it was a good value. The slaw served with the special was ok.

I may stop in again to try something different next time.

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Thank AaronGrossWi
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Blake F, Owner at Grindstone Charley's, responded to this review, 4 February 2015
Aaron,

Thanks for the kind comments on the ribs. Come see us again next time your in Indy. Thank you

Blake Fogelsong
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