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“love these place, everything is great especially the tenderloins bites”

Grindstone Charley's
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Ranked #61 of 239 Restaurants in Lafayette
Price range: $0 - $12
Cuisines: American, Steakhouse, Bar
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Good for: Families with children, Large groups
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 April 5, 2012

Try the tenderloin bites, the bacon cheddar cheeseburger and their salads are fantastic!

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Thank Helen H
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Reviewed March 18, 2012

Need i say more. The green maters were AWESOME. Had the strawberry thai chicken salad too. Pretty good. Have to come back fridays for the 100 oz tableside beer tower.

Thank jatcaddie
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Reviewed January 22, 2012

Had dinner at Grindstone Charlies with two colleagues on a business trip to Purdue University. Overall the restaurant proved to be pretty much what I expected, similar in quality to a Chili's or TGIF's, probably a bit better than an Applebee's.

We ordered the Fried Green Tomatoes appetizer, which had a very nice sauce but the tomatoes were too thick and not crispy enough for me. A colleague ordered the fish and chips, which she described as exactly what she expected - not great, not bad, pretty average.

Where this restaurant excelled was in the preparation of the fried pork tenderloin sandwich - oh, I wish I could get that sandwich here in Florida. Delicious! Crispy, hot, tender and juicy pork tenderloin served on a bun with choice of starch (tater tots - YAY!). If I were going to rate the restaurant on this one plate - it would definitely earn 5 stars!

But the other items we ordered did not knock off anyone's socks, and we never seemed to be on the same wavelength as our waitress - had sort of a weird vibe going on.

In any case, you can have an OK meal at Grindstone Charlies at a good price. And you can do much better than that if you order the pork tenderloin.

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Thank reptileenthusiast
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Reviewed December 6, 2011

Good value. Food is consistently good. Always had positive experience here. Friend green tomatoes are great.

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Thank Hibbadeus M
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Reviewed November 27, 2011

It appears like it would be of the same experience and value of O'Charleys (which is seems to be a rip off of) but frankly the food just isn't that great. Not much satisfaction even with the common trays of chicken wings or a steak. The chicken didn't have much flavor and the steak didn't have much juice and was a little tough. I'd rather go to applebees.

Thank Howardbm
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