Binkley's Kitchen & Bar

4.3
700 reviews
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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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PS
Indiana
3 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Went with the family and sat outdoors. Our server was good and we enjoyed our dinner.

JC
Indiana
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Great place - staff are very kid friendly and very nice!
Great burgers and pizza and salads

IS
Indiana
40 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

We had a great experience. The server apologized to us for what he explained as a backup in the kitchen, such that our food was a while to come out. Actually didn't seem like we waited too long for anything -- it was a good family dinner and visit so we hardly noticed at all. But good on Oliver (our server) for addressing it had it been an issue.

CV
Indiana
20 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Breaded tenderloin was very good. Grilled tenderloin was very dry.

OT
Indiana
3 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Good friends were in town from Florida. Great venue.

S
Indiana
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My family considers Binkley's to be OUR neighborhood restaurant and bar even though we live 6 miles away. The food is great, the service is excellent and one of our favorite members of the wait staff has been promoted to Restaurant Manager.

BW
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

My wife had pesto pasta. Very good sauce, not too heavy. I had a sirloin steak. Ordered medium rare, served medium. No bid deal as the sides were perfect and everything came to table the perfect temperature. We were talked into dessert. Peanut butter cheesecake. Definitely not made in house. The filling was ok but the crust was freezer burnt. Server comped this and she was absolutely fantastic. Eaten here before and had better meals. Try the burgers.

TS
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We reserved the space for a department meeting off site and Binkley's was perfect. The noise level was manageable, the food and service were wonderful. We have been there before for meetings and will be back for future meetings.

EG
Indiana
239 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Love this place and the excellent service as well as very diverse menu. Outstanding pork chop, burgers and appetizers . Used to have great hand cut French fries but now very ordinary.

g
Indiana
6 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Servicer was great.. name Darren I think, very nice.

OT
Tallahassee
4 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Binkley’s is a great Go To place. Nothing fancy, but everyone is nice and the food is great. Nice job as always!

TA
Indiana
4 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 5ambience 4

Very good. Food variety excellent. Nice bar and dining room. Also good for parties

F
Indiana
5 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was great. Super fast service. Wish I remembered our server’s name, because he was excellent!

TP
Indiana
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 2

Not for Easter Brunch. The staff was not very attentive and the food was just ok.

WW
Indiana
2 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Had a great meal with friends. Only odd thing was that the waitress never mentioned dessert. So we had ice cream at a different place.

JB
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

we had reserved a table for a 7 pm sitting, the hostess wanted to sit us next to the kitchen door, we asked if we could be seated at another table (3 of the same size tables open) she said no. I am hard of hearing so wanted a little bit privacy. We had to get manager involved, really was that necessary.

PC
Chicago
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Must have been an off night as I have been to Binkleys many times. Not very crowded but we didn’t get enough menus, waited a while to get water and the waiter. Husband asked for Fried fish waiter had to come back to ask again. Kitchen troubles- 2 in our party of 5 got wrong dressing with their entree salads, another order was missing a side order. Not up to expected usual standards.

HO
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

We enjoyed our visit to Binkley's! Our family met there as a 1/2 way point for dinner with our daughter who is away at college. The food was very good! The boys loved the pizza, and everything else was tasty as well. Whether we didn't have the greatest server or she was having an off day, I'm not sure. She was not the most friendly person during the encounter, but everyone else seemed very friendly and upbeat. My order came out missing a side sauce, but no one came back to our table to check on us until it was time for the bill.

All in all, I would return to Binkley's though. They have a nice variety for all taste preferences and dietary needs. I really enjoyed the atmosphere as well!

s
Indiana
4 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Service was good, we had a reservation for 2 but the reviews said they were slow service. Since we had plans we decided to sit at the bar and enjoy dinner. We did not find the service to be slow at all. We will definitely go back!

MC
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

I would recommend Binkley's simply because of the food. Our waiter (Greg) was very good. I didn't appreciate having to wait 15 minutes to be seated with no one in the restaurant and had reservations. I also didn't like the fact that their online menu didn't match their actual menu and what I actually wanted they didn't have even though the online menu noted differently. Other than that it was a great food experience.

W
Indiana
61 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Nice service and always great food. Enjoyed the drink and dinner specials.

JC
Indiana
3 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Had the pork tenderloin sandwich and it was very good! Hand-breaded and NOT mass produced! The broccolini side was nicely done also!

NB
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

LOVE that Gordon Pipers were there! Had a fabulous time!

LS
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was good, service was good. We made a reservation but preferred the bar area so they let us head on over. It wasn’t too busy, and I realllly enjoyed sitting by the fireplace. Making reservations online was also a breeze, would definitely return if I’m in the area.

CG
Indiana
3 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Service was slow but servers were nice. One of the servers had gone home sick so they were short staffed

s
Indiana
2 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Noise level on Butler game nights is expected. It makes the experience all the better.

OT
Indiana
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

V-day dinner, wait staff was a little slow with drinks and water service. Food was on it’s typically delicious level. Just wish the service would have been more prompt considering the restaurant was only 50% full.

CB
Indiana
11 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

Our server wasn't super attentive, and the restaurant was overly hot. The food was phenomenal as always.

6
Indiana
152 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

NEW FAVORITE SANDWICH!!!

Good food great service. I love the fish sandwich there and the special tartar sauce on the side is amazing.

Great lunch spot.

LL
Tallahassee
6 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Courteous and efficient waitstaff, good food and inviting atmosphere.

AD
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Parking was a nightmare. Food while good was not outstanding although portions were good. Service was good.

OT
Indiana
8 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

Service was really slow, but it wasn’t crowded. Half of the tables were empty. Salads were kinda small - bigger portions are served at other places, like Aristocrats. Very few veggies besides lettuce in the salad, which was surprising.

LS
Indiana
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

I took my husband there for his birthday. The food was okay, but the service wasn't great. I was surprised, as we've always enjoyed both the food and the service in the past much more than we did this time.

J
New York Area
98 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Breakfast Burrito, Biscuits and Gravy, and two fried Pork Tenderloin sandwiches were fantastic.
Must have if you are in Indiana. Our server Darren was great. We will be back.

m
Indiana
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent wine selection.

CB
Indiana
11 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 3

Our dinner was incredible! The filet forestiere is out-of-this-world delicious! It's a must-have. Overall a very lovely date night!

M
Indiana
27 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was wonderful. A well-orchestrates restaurant.

OT
Indiana
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

The restaurant was closed. So, cannot understand why the app allowed me to make a reservation. It was a waste of time & trip.

AH
Indiana
7 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

The bar had a great casual atmosphere . The restaurant provides a place well suited for a business meeting. The service was very good yet not overbearing. The food was good but not exceptional. My wife thought her steak filet dinner was very bland. I had the 10" Italian pizza and thought it had a lot of flavor but was somewhat dry. Our guests enjoyed the atmosphere and had no complaints about their meals but they didn't rave over their entrees either. Would probably stick with burgers in the future.

s
Indiana
5 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Parking was hard to find but service was great! Food was good with good selection!

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