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“Good place to eat ribs”

Grindstone Charley's
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Ranked #101 of 229 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.
Appleton, Wisconsin
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104 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Good place to eat ribs”
Reviewed April 12, 2013

This is a locally owned chain that serves big portions at moderate prices. We had the baby back ribs and they were good. Not the best ever but good. We would eat here again if in the area

Visited April 2013
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English first
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580 reviews
407 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 148 helpful votes
“No wait”
Reviewed February 21, 2013

The wait was too long on Sunday so we went elsewhere. Came back on Thursday and there was no wait. My husband ordered a Chardonnay for me but when I tasted it I knew it was a Pinot. No problem getting the wine exchanged. My meal - panini was okay nothing special, but large enough that I had to take half home. My husband says that his sirloin was really disappointing would never order it again. The booth we sat at was odd - table height very high but seats really low - strange configuration. We will not return.....

  • Visited February 2013
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Thank ADolores
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Lafayette, Indiana
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50 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“One of our favorites for family priced restaurants”
Reviewed August 7, 2012 via mobile

We always enjoy the wide variety, good prices and tasty food great for steaks, burgers, and fish. The fried green tomatoes are very popular and well done, and not common elsewhere. The place has very interesting and unusual decor. Everything from an airplane wing hanging from the ceiling, to a mounted swordfish, and astronaut memorabilia in the lobby (don't forget, many astronaunts got educated at Purdue). But the food is very good too, it ain't just show. Proportions are great for the money!

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Thank Bob F
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Las Vegas
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36 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“huge portions”
Reviewed May 13, 2012

Huge portions, for little money. I was not happy that the waitress made mistakes three times with our order, (wrong drink, wrong dessert, and wrong adult beverage) however, the food was delicious, and we even had leftovers. We would definitely go back.

Visited May 2012
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Lafayette, Indiana
1 review
“love these place, everything is great especially the tenderloins bites”
Reviewed April 5, 2012

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

  • Visited April 2012
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Thank Helen H
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