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Grindstone Charley's

Certificate of Excellence
Pub, American, Bar
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3830 S Lafountain St, Kokomo, IN 46902-3818 (Formerly Grindstones)
+1 765-453-9125
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Buchanan, Michigan
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254 reviews
168 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 196 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Charlie has a blend of brisket and chuck in their hamburgers which makes for a great taste. We had the Bistro Burger and First Rate Cheesburger. They come with a variety of bread and rolls and lots of toppings. For dessert, we had the turtle pie that was way beyond our expectations. We also noticed a variety of other offerings... More 

1 Thank Martin R
Kokomo, Indiana
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3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a great restaurant with a great atmosphere. They have some of the best ribs in town. The staff is always friendly and they work hard to make sure you have a great dining experience.

Thank MsEllison1987
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2016

The staff was very attentive and accommodating to our large group traveling from out of town. My toddler slept on the bench the majority of our meal but was quick to interact as soon as she awoke.

Thank CDC80
Kokomo, Indiana
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016

They have a great amount of variety at a reasonable price. They are quick with service. We love eating there.

Thank Lou V
Fairfield, Oh
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47 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016 via mobile

We were in Indianapolis for a car show and stopped here for dinner. It was very good and the service was great

1 Thank metisdeb
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2016 via mobile

I loved Grindstone Charley's. Very nice atmosphere. Great service, fabulous food. We will be returning. Also great prices.

Thank Linda B
Kokomo, Indiana
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25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2016

The food is pretty good most of the time, but I have had food that is sometimes under par. I would say 4 out of 5 times it's good. When it's bad it usually has to do with the food not being cooked right. They don't serve prime rib on weekdays - just the weekends which I feel is kind... More 

Thank Heather S
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2016

Attended my grandson's 17th birthday party Monday the 9th of May at G.C.. Total head count was fourteen adults, one fifteen month old baby and one nine month old baby. This was the day after Mothers' Day which I tried to factor into the equation. All members of the group arrived sometime between 5:50 pm and start time of six... More 

Thank Robert A
Blake F, Owner at Grindstone Charley's, responded to this review

Hi Robert, I'm very sorry we had some issues with service Monday night. Please e-mail me at bfogelsong@clancysinc.com and I will follow up on your visit. Thanks, Blake Fogelsong Owner More 

Westfield, Indiana
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30 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2016

We decided to eat here today because we have had good food here in the past. Today the food was average, not really worth the price. We were going to try the cobbler but the waitress disappeared for a long time and we no longer felt like waiting. It left us wishing we had chosen better.

Thank Mary M
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2016

The food was incredible good. However, the service is a story in and of itself. We arrived on a Thursday night for dinner with a party of three. We waited 20 minutes, which is not uncommon. Our waitress did arrive at the table shortly after we were seated. I should say she made an appearance, because I don’t think she... More 

1 Thank Odie N

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
Pub, American, Bar
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Highchairs Available
Good for
Families with children, Large groups
Open Hours
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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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