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Grindstone Charley's

$$ - $$$
American, Steakhouse, Bar, Pub
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3443 South St, Lafayette, IN 47905 (Formerly Grindstone Charlies)
+1 765-449-8692
11:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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Powder Springs, Georgia
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016

We stayed in Lafayette for about 5 days and this way by far everyone's favorite restaurant. All the food in Lafayette was great, but this was above par. Plus, the servers were very friendly. They had a very nice seasonal menu in addition to the regular menu with a wide selection of options. We ordered dessert first while we waited... More 

Thank Kristin B
Lafayette, Indiana
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2016 via mobile

My family and friends had dinner here tonight before going to see a movie. The wait staff is friendly, the kept the table clear of dirty dishes and kept my drink refilled. The appetizers and sandwiches were very tasty. Fun place to go with a big group.

Thank scottjean
West Lafayette, Indiana
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33 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Stopped in with my wife. She had a salad and I had the honey butter chicken sandwich with a side of potato soup. I really liked the coating on the chicken and the sauce they put on it gave it a sweet taste. The soup was very thick and had a good supply of toppings.

Thank Mike G
Pinerolo, Italy
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016

I felt like this place should have been on Bar Rescue. Went with 3 other people, didn't have an ingredient for one drink, had old drink menus out so the drink I ordered no one seemed to know about, had to take the menu I had to know what was in it (really?) - then didn't have all the ingredients... More 

Thank GabrielleLG02
Lafayette, Indiana
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1 review
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2016 via mobile

Had 3 places in mind for dinner this evening, picked Grindstone because they have Sunking Wee Mac on tap. So when we order our drinks...Suprise, they decided to pull Wee Mac and put another craft beer on tap. Don't get me wrong the Taxman standard we ended up with was a really good beer but it wasn't Wee Mac. I... More 

Thank Mark L
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483 reviews
348 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 127 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016 via mobile

A rainy afternoon brought us to Grindstone Charley's. We like this restaurant and usually sit in the bar area because it is quiet. I ordered a tenderloin which was excellent - it came with fries ( very good) and I ordered a side of slaw. The meal was fast and tasty. Service was great!

Thank ADolores
Lafayette, Indiana
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21 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 July 2016

Food is not good, nor is the service, cleanliness and décor. The décor is confusing. Oddly decorated with no particular theme. Seems like it is a local hang out for the much, much, much, much older crowd. I went here once out of curiosity but will never go back again or recommend this restaurant to any person whom I genuinely... More 

Thank TTSweets
Lafayette, Indiana
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4 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 July 2016 via mobile

Food was ok and decent service, but managent is either stupid or intentionally misleading. I had not been here for a while, so when I saw a coupon for 50% off a second entree, we went there. The manager would not honor the coupon because we didn't order the same thing. That may have saved them $3, but it cost... More 

Thank TravelingMan706
Dublin, Ohio
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43 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 April 2016 via mobile

The food had great flavor, I just wish the service was better. We had prime rib that was super soft and cooked perfectly, with asparagus.

Thank LtlMissMolly
Howdenvale, ontario
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33 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 March 2016 via mobile

Grindstone Charlie's has the typical roadhouse ambiance, pleasant atmospher, drink menus decent enough and the wait staff very good and attentive. Moderate for prices with a decent menu. The fish although cooked well, did not have a very good breading.

Thank Tilly1031

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
American, Steakhouse, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Takeout
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups
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: 3443 South St, Lafayette, IN 47905 (Formerly Grindstone Charlies)
  • Location: United States  >  Indiana (IN)  >  Lafayette
  • Phone Number: +1 765-449-8692
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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