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“Great food and service!”

Grindstone Charley's
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Ranked #7 of 151 Restaurants in Kokomo
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $0 - $12
Cuisines: Pub, American, Bar
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, 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.
Tipton, Indiana
1 review
“Great food and service!”
Reviewed May 4, 2014

Stumbled upon this restaurant while working in Kokomo just because it was convenient. Was expecting a Ruby's or Applebee's kind of experience but was surprised at how great the meal was. Have now been back 4 times and everything I've tried has lived up to that first experience. Lots of options on the menu from steaks to seafood and huge salads with great home made dressings! Give it a try!

  • Visited May 2014
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Kokomo, Indiana
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16 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“good place to eat”
Reviewed April 16, 2014

the best tenderloins I have ever eaten & typically terrific service.
I have a steak and a few other things but I almost always have a giant tenderloin as it is awesome
that is not an exaggeration .

  • Visited March 2014
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Thank lordfootball
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Lafayette, Indiana
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303 reviews
249 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
“Slow”
Reviewed April 1, 2014

We have dined here several times and the service and food are never the same. It has been about 4-5 months since the last visit. We went at lunch time not many people dining but the wait for the food was extremely slow especially for ordering one of the lunch specials. The food was just okay, nothing fabulous especially after the long wait.

  • Visited March 2014
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Thank Reader1957
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Good food”
Reviewed March 14, 2014 via mobile

We love the fried green tomatoes. We always receive good service. We like to go here on Sundays because even when they are busy, there is never a long wait.

  • Visited February 2014
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Kokomo, Indiana
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173 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“Nice restaurant”
Reviewed March 11, 2014

They have the best tenderlions in the area. Good for families. Food is good overall. Wait staff is attentive.

  • Visited December 2013
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Thank Gae M
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