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Grindstone Charley's

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American, Bar
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5383 Rockville Rd, Indianapolis, IN 46224-9111
+1 317-243-8760
11:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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Zionsville, Indiana
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295 reviews
142 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 163 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 February 2017 via mobile

Go to place in the area as it has reasonable prices, usually good service and the food is typically well prepared. There aren't a ton of decent options for sit down style restaurants and this is probably the best choice.

Thank mcgahat
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25 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 January 2017

In town for a visit and this was close to where we stayed. Nice clean restaurant. I had the chicken stir-fry and my husband had the Jack's Kickin' burger. Both meals came out hot and were very good. Waitress was very friendly. Will stop again when in that area.

Thank Connie R
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21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 January 2017 via mobile

Had a nice meal here. Easy to find. Nice decor. Good service. And good food. Nothing super special about the place but it was nice none the less. Bon appetit!

Thank Mary Jo M
Paducah, Kentucky
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 December 2016

My family ate here on our visit to Indianapolis and really enjoyed our meals. The steaks were cooked just right and were juicy and tender. The salad and baked potato were good as well. The atmosphere was pretty laid back and the waitress was very personable. We would visit again the next time we are in the area.

Thank b0bwhitaker
Columbia, Maryland
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48 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 December 2016

We came in on a Sunday evening and were sat right away. We had a few servers stop at our table while they figured out who was going to serve us which was odd??? They had a good choice of foods including many different sides which I like but most of them had very average flavor. Also, the server we... More 

Thank ChuckLz14
Bridgman, Michigan
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

The food and beer I consumed were delicious. My waitress was very kind and efficient. If I had been with a companion, it would have been a fun place to spend the evening.

Thank Betty I
Shelbyville, Illinois
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33 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Our group of three really enjoyed our meals. The food was really excellent from the chicken sandwich to the onion rings. No one was disappointed in their food, but we were all pretty disappointed in the service. The place was nearly empty, but the host sat a large party directly behind us, which we thought was odd. The food took... More 

Thank ALKite
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31 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016 via mobile

Wonderful steaks and other food in a casual atmosphere. My husband had the very delicious drunken chicken with a side of Mac and cheese swimming in cheese sause. The prime rib was marvelous and the salads nice too. Not as expensive as other steakhouses so we were happy. Go to place for steak in Indianapolis.

Thank Deborah S
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016 via mobile

Traveling to Indy for business and always try to sample either local fare or a local "chain". Charleys had excellent food with more than reasonable pricing for the quality. Prime rib was the Friday special and Taryn at the bar made me feel like a "regular". Prime rib was to perfection and the horseradish sauce was just right, not too... More 

Thank Brad S
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24 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2016

This was a really neat restaurant that looks like an industrial brewery inside. It caters to a college crowd, but treats us seniors as one of them!! The food was delicious, fresh, and the service quick. It would be nice to have a different looking restaurant like this in our home town. I think it would go over really well!

Thank Anne B T

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
American, Bar
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Kids, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5383 Rockville Rd, Indianapolis, IN 46224-9111
  • Location: United States  >  Indiana (IN)  >  Indianapolis
  • Phone Number: +1 317-243-8760
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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