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Grindstone Charley's
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Ranked #215 of 2,411 Restaurants in Indianapolis
Price range: $0 - $12
Cuisines: American, Steakhouse, Bar
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Good for: Families with children
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.
Reviewed January 29, 2014

In the area for a swim meet event, had mixed requests for where to go and the web site caught our attention. I had the Jack's Kickin Burger with the bacon and BBQ sauce which was delicious. The teens ordered and inhaled the pulled port sandwich. Enjoyed how the fries are served in their own basket. Also heard great things about the grilled garlic parmesan shrimp. Server was on top of it, keeping our glasses filled with water. Reasonable prices and neat atmosphere - very sports oriented.

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Thank nah1963
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Reviewed January 28, 2014

This restaurant was recommended to us by a hotel clerk. Ate here with 5 colleagues after a business meeting. We were look for a place to watch the IU game and they were happy to oblige. The sever sat us near a tv with the sound on and we were pleased. The food and service were very good, no complaints from the whole group. We stayed and watched most of the game and no one tried to run us out. I'll be back!!

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Thank Brad B
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Reviewed January 1, 2014 via mobile

Super good food and great prices. Tables sticky, menus dirty with old food stuck on them. If they just invested a little more time in deep cleaning, it would be perfect. Loved the specials. The prime rib is great!

Thank Jessica C
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Blake F, Owner at Grindstone Charley's, responded to this reviewResponded February 3, 2015


Thank you for the review. I have passed your comments along to my management team. I would love to buy you an appetizer next time your in. Please contact me at bfogelsong@clancysinc.com

Blake Fogelsong
Area Supervisor

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Reviewed December 21, 2013

I and an elderly friend were meeting for a late lunch/early supper. She uses a walker and I a cane. The restaurant was not crowded and easy for both of use to navigate. Her walker was not in the way, and could remain at her side. As we were looking at the menu the kind waitress informed us they had a menu with smaller portions, hence smaller prices. Exactly what we desired.
Food was tasty and hit the spot for both of us. We lingered, and talked, and did not feel like we were taking up space.
A very pleasant experience......Merry Christmas

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Reviewed September 3, 2013

Had not been in to Grindstone's for a while. Went in last evening with my young boys and had a very nice experience--attentive service, food came fast, nice and hot, steak cooked to perfect temperature, a generous pour on a glass of house wine. It seems like they had done a deep cleaning since we sere last there. We sat on the west side of the restaurant, and the early evening sun through the blinds was really nice. Great value price-wise, too--in the competitive market for casual but nice dining, this is a great spot on the Westside.

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Thank SpeedwayLife
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