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Binkley's Kitchen & Bar

4.5
4.5
910 Reviews
$30 and under
American
From 1928 until the early 70s, the corner of Kessler and College was home to Binkley's Drug Store, which served the booming Broad Ripple, Forest Hills and Meridian Kessler neighborhoods. Scores of youngsters got their first fountain drink, milkshake, banana split and, yes, cough medicine at Binkley's. Years later, many of those same youngsters stopped in to buy their first baby formula, fifth anniversary card and seventh pair of Foster Grants. Now Binkley's returns to serve these same neighbors as a restaurant, bar, and meeting place. As did our namesake, we plan to have something for everyone, offering a full menu of home made appetizers, salads, pizza, sandwiches and entrées, and a huge variety of drink options. We're dedicated to once again making this little corner of the world an important part of your social life. We hope you enjoy what we've done to reclaim this building.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 13 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    American, Contemporary American, Pub

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Daily 11:00 am–4:00 pm Bar Fri, Sat 11:00 am–11:30 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 4:00 pm–10:00 pm WEEKEND DINNER Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–11:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (317) 722-8888

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Antonio Montes

  • Catering

    We are happy to bring our wonderful selection of food and beverages to your next special event. Our chef can prepare a wonderful meal for any occasion and our professional staff is ready to assist you in making every detail memorable for your guests. Please call for more information.

  • Private party facilities

    We invite you to Binkley’s Kitchen & Bar to host your next party or business meeting! Let us welcome you with an atmosphere of casual elegance. Our private room, with its hardwood floors, fireplace, and contemporary décor, is the perfect setting for an intimate party or casual lunch.

  • Private party contact

    Caralyn Salczynski: (317) 722-8888

  • Neighborhood

    Downtown Indy

  • Cross street

    College & Kessler

  • Parking details

    Binkley's Kitchen & Bar offers a convenient private lot behind the restaurant as well as ample street parking.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 910 people are saying

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4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Indiana

    Neighborhood gem

  • Indianapolis

    Neighborhood gem

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Pre Butler basketball game meal with my son and girl friend. Good place to go!
  2. JH

    JoyH

    Indiana

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Binkley’s is always a go to place. We had a great time!
  3. JF

    JoyF

    Indiana

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Temple our waitress delightful. Vanessa the hostess is always spot on.
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Indiana

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great food, great service.. very loud restaurant
  5. j

    jackieh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 15, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I loved the bar. It had great food and drinks. I will go back.
  6. A

    Aaron

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall2food3service2ambience3
    Ordered fried pickles as appetizers and they didn’t come out until after the main course. Had to ask a couple times about them. They ended up putting them in a to go box and then under a warmer which just made them flimsy. The steak which was a weekend favorite was chewy and ordered medium, the broccoli was under cooked. Not what we expected, won’t be back.
  7. WL

    WLD2013

    Indiana

    60 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    60 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall3food3service2ambience3
    Went for our first time tonite. The food was generally good, but the service was less than deserving. To make it worse, because we had 6 people, the server did not even try because he was guaranteed a20% tip which was far from earned. He would walk past our table repeatedly without glancing over despite efforts to get his attention. To make matters worse, they charge an added 3.5% to pay by credit card. You take a higher than average meal cost and add a guaranteed 23.5% surcharge and it becomes pricey. For the record, for good and great service, my lowest tip is more than 20%. For the service tonite, it would have been 5-10% max. You should not have to stand up to gosh your server down.
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Indiana

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I always enjoy Binkleys. Chelsea our server was very friendly and knowledgeable. The strawberry + chicken salad is delicious and the Pork Tenderloin sandwich is my favorite ANYWHERE! Great beer and wine selection and they’ve got a parking lot behind the restaurant. Binkley’s is on my list of top places to eat and drink. Did I mention the dining room has a fireplace!
  9. BH

    BernH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 2, 2023

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Our waiter was great. Might be a little new or nervous but was kind and smiling. We had to flag him down for another beer. We liked him because he was very pleasant. Enjoyed the fried mushrooms, the best ever. We were a party of five and everyone seemed pleased. Would definitely recommend you and look forward to returning. Thanks B.A.H.
  10. CG

    CarolG

    Indiana

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on January 2, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great fast service, Great food. Fun atmosphere. Nice menu
  11. I

    Indyfoodie

    Indiana

    36 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Enjoyed New Years dinner at Brinkley’s. Nice variety on the menu and great drinks.
  12. B

    Bill

    Las Vegas

    23 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    New Years Eve dinner
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Indiana

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The staff was efficient and courteous especially being New Year’s Eve. The food was excellent and the drinks perfect. We truly enjoyed ourselves. We will be back.
  14. BV

    BonnieV

    Indiana

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food and service were excellent. Thank you for being so responsive to your customer’s needs
  15. K

    Kganymede

    Indiana

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 26, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience2
    Had the shrimp. Had to ask for cocktail sauce. Food was very mediocre: how do you mess up mac and cheese? Service was also lackluster.
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic waiter! Great dinner!
  17. G

    Gadgetlawyer

    Indiana

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on December 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Foode Was good. Sarah was outstanding. Almost caused me to not miss Molly
  18. KB

    KBW21

    Indiana

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great atmosphere, super friendly staff, tasty menu! One of our favorites.
  19. DC

    DianeC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Binkley's is always very good, love going there for lunch or dinner; love the atmosphere, staff is more than excellent, very efficient and very pleasant, well done!
  20. KW

    KarenW

    Atlanta

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 15, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    Excellent service. Our entrees were tasty, a good size and well-priced. Just a bit noisy for us.
  21. j

    jspalding

    Indiana

    20 reviews

    4.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on December 14, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    An enjoyable meal. Was disappointed with a reservation they seated us at a table right by the server station when the restaurant was not overly busy. Why make a reservation when you get seated at a not-so-great table. They did move us a table over at our request.
  22. JP

    JennP

    Indiana

    8 reviews

    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on December 11, 2022

    overall3food3service1ambience3
    There was not a lot of people at the restaurant and food was slow to arrive. Our waitress was not attentive to the table.
  23. BN

    BretN

    Indiana

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 10, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience2
    The food was very good but the it was a very loud place and the staff worked hard but seems to be working very hard, need more staff.
  24. SL

    SsLady

    Chicago

    25 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on December 9, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience3
    One of best Cobb salads ever! Attentive staff and lively atmosphere.
  25. FJ

    FrankJ

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 3, 2022

    overall2food3service2ambience3
    1/3 meals was good. 2/3 meals were not worth taking home the remainder. Service was slow.
  26. RM

    RhodaM

    Indiana

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 28, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    I strongly object to the charge for using a credit card. It is the safest thing to use today as opposed to carrying and keeping large amounts of cash on one's person. One does not know how much their bill will be. As a 93 year old woman a credit card serves me well. This is not a way to get and keep customers. I had not been to your restaurant since before the fire and now I will not come again.
  27. DM

    DebbieM

    Indiana

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had a wonderful birthday lunch for my sister with my husband and another sister! Molly, our server, was highly efficient, very courteous and completely welcoming!! We all ordered a different meal and thoroughly enjoyed every bite. It had been awhile since we had been there but it won't be long before we return. Thank you, Molly, for such a wonderful experience!!!
  28. DJ

    DiningJen

    Indiana

    126 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    126 reviews

    Dined on November 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service, delicious panini, and a comfortable setting. Thank you!
  29. D

    Dontdoit

    Charleston

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We just love Binkley’s. The atmosphere is upbeat and vibrant without being too loud. The service is always great, and the food is fresh, delicious, and ample. We will be back (again and again.)
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Indiana

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food is always excellent and staff is efficient
  31. JS

    JenS

    Indiana

    23 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Binkley's always has great service and delicious food! I was glad that we had a reservation, because the restaurant filled up quickly.
  32. M

    Mimi

    Indiana

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were only coming for drinks in the bar. Since I know this place gets busy early on a Friday evening, I appreciated the opportunity to make a reservation (so few places offer that). The high-top tables in the bar area are well-spaced so it doesn't get too noisy for a conversation. As always, the service was friendly and attentive. Our cocktails (Paloma and Manhattan straight up) were perfect and the app we ordered (Louisiana dip) was delicious. This is always a favorite spot for a pleasant and relaxing time!
  33. MG

    MelissaG

    Indiana

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, great staff, the only minor issue is the host stand is a little confusing to find but other than that very cozy.
  34. M

    Margaret

    Indiana

    66 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    66 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    We came at an off time so our judgements might not be completely accurate. Nice restaurant and plenty of parking.
  35. D

    Dontdoit

    Charleston

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on November 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My daughter was in town for a visit!
  36. SC

    SusanC

    Indiana

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Server was great. Very busy but got food and drinks fast.
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Indiana

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 28, 2022

    overall3food1service5ambience2
    Our server and the hostess were fabulous but the food was trash. All 3 of us disliked our food. 2 of us had salmon and they were both over cooked, dry and everything was cold.
  38. JF

    JenniferF

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 14, 2022

    overall4food5service2ambience3
    Food was great! Server , eh??? Server could have been better. We seemed like we were putting her out by being there. Very hard to hear. Poor acoustics.
  39. M

    Maureen

    Chicago

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on October 12, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    We had an incredible waitress, good meal and will definitely return.
  40. HM

    HunterM

    Indiana

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Brian the waiter, was attentive and polite. Our food was delicious and we received it in a timely manner.

FAQs

Binkley's Kitchen & Bar offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (317) 722-8888.

Binkley's Kitchen & Bar is rated 4.5 stars by 910 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 13 times today
Google Map for Binkley's Kitchen & Bar

5902 N. College Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46220

Additional information

  • Cross street

    College & Kessler

  • Neighborhood

    Downtown Indy

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Daily 11:00 am–4:00 pm Bar Fri, Sat 11:00 am–11:30 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 4:00 pm–10:00 pm WEEKEND DINNER Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–11:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    American, Contemporary American, Pub

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Binkley's Kitchen & Bar offers a convenient private lot behind the restaurant as well as ample street parking.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Antonio Montes

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (317) 722-8888

  • Catering

    We are happy to bring our wonderful selection of food and beverages to your next special event. Our chef can prepare a wonderful meal for any occasion and our professional staff is ready to assist you in making every detail memorable for your guests. Please call for more information.

  • Private party facilities

    We invite you to Binkley’s Kitchen & Bar to host your next party or business meeting! Let us welcome you with an atmosphere of casual elegance. Our private room, with its hardwood floors, fireplace, and contemporary décor, is the perfect setting for an intimate party or casual lunch.

  • Private party contact

    Caralyn Salczynski: (317) 722-8888

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