Binkley's Kitchen & Bar

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$30 and under
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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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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience2

Had a reservation but they took us to a table in between 2 other tables sharing a bench seating situation when there were other tables open. Asked to sit in bar, long wait for anyone to come ask a drink order, shrimp in shrimp taco was cold, waiter brought the check without asking if we would like anything else.

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nabb
Indiana
16 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Love coming to Binkley's - have a choice of an active bar with lots of people or choose the dining area that is quieter and family-friendly. The new owners are making Binkley's a choice spot for us!

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vipLauraT
Indiana
9 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall2food4service1ambience3

Very slow service, related to slow food prep

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Carol
Nashville
3 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience4

I like the neighborhood feel of Binkley's and the menu offers good choices. The food is good but the service not so good. They were busy and service was slow as usual.. The employees are very nice and welcoming which helps.

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vipFrequentdiners
Indiana
27 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Good neighborhood spot. Food not gourmet but consistently good. With more of us going to plant based diets, they have lots of good options

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OpenTable Diner
Indiana
3 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Date night.

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ShakeitA
Indiana
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

We reserved for a Valentine's dinner and Binkley's did not disappoint. I had the black and blue salad and a chocolate martini. My husband had fish and chips, one of his favorite meals away from home. Even though we sat near the fireplace, which was cozy, my husband complained a few times of a draft from the front door. The menu has changed over the years since we first dined there, but we still find the place appealing and would dine there again.

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OpenTable Diner
Indiana
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall1food1service2ambience2

Food was bad and overcooked.

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MonicaS
Indiana
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday great place to celebrate before the show

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GraceF
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall2food2service1ambience4

Bad service, and not good food. I think they were under staffed

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ChrisB
Indiana
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall3food1service4ambience2

The truffle oil French fries as an appetizer were good and the turkey burger was very delicious and moist. But the chicken pesto tortellini was horrible the chicken was very stale and rubbery and the pasta was hard and under cook. Horrible avoid that dish! Ask the server for attention and was told “ya’ sometimes it’s like that” didn’t see them again until they brought the check. 1st bad experience I’ve ever had there.

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vipJerome
New York Area
110 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brooklyn our server was great. Started with a couple Caesar Salads then Chicken Fingers,the 10 oz Sirloin, and Legendary PORK TENDERLOIN sandwich They were all fantastic. A couple Blind Owl Pilsners and Cielo Pinot Grigio made for a wonderful night.Next time we are in Indianapolis we will be back. Thank you!

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Cloud
Indiana
28 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and food. Had the Pesto Tortellini. It was fabuloys.

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McAnnie
Indiana
2 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Service was very slow. Had to do reminders to get first drinks delivered. And later to get food delivered. People at table were so fun, we had a great time. Will go back.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Everything was nice. The waitress wasn’t overly friendly but she got the job done.

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MikeL
Indiana
2 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2020
Overall3food4service5ambience1

It was ok
New management needs to upgrade the dining room to a little more if a white table cloth restaurant and upgrade the menu.
I have friends that won’t go there because the dining room is uncomfortable and menu too limited.
Bar area is fine.
Good luck to the new owner.

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vipluv2eat
Indiana
42 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Binkley's never disappoints!

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viponeyedog
Atlanta
58 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

After searching for and booking a reservation for lunch on New Year’s Day, we were very surprised and very disappointed to arrive at the restaurant and discover it was CLOSED. (Even updated the reservation a couple days in advance.) Obv no one checking online reservations, because i never got a call or message advising they would not be open that day. My “review” is not accurate because we never got any food, experience “ambience” or service, etc. Rating is based on experience of going to the trouble of making a reservation, showing up on time, and restaurant being closed, and OpenTable does not have a ZERO star option for rating review. We were then stuck with trying to find a place at lunchtime on a holiday. Not professional. Seriously, WTF?!

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vipDawnF
Indiana
17 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food! Reasonable prices. Great table service. Free parking next door. Love this place!

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JaneW
Indiana
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

It was good. Took awhile to get our table but it was NYE so lots of people there. Love their Cosmos!!!!

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nabb
Indiana
17 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

A neighborhood gem. The bar and restaurant were full. Wait staff pleasant and efficient. Slightly slow at the bar - needed a 2nd bartender. Binkley's used to be one of the go-to places but it fell off our list. With new ownership, we will be back again soon!

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SuzanneM
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had made a reservation and were pleased that we were seated next to the fireplace. Service was excellent. We were a party of 4 and everyone was quite satisfied with their meals.

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vipPatrick
Indiana
21 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Waited quite some time to get waited on. No toilet paper in bathroom.

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HowardG
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

On way to show at Clowes. Didn’t want fast food; didn’t have time for expensive me. Binkley’s fills the bill.

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Friends
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2019
Overall4food5service1ambience5

Waiter was inattentive and we never received our appetizer. He did remove the charge from our bill.

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vipDanG
London
64 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall2food3service2ambience2

Binkley's has slipped since my visit several months ago. Last night we took guests with us for dinner who had never been there. Admittedly it didn't help that there was a group of at least twenty people in the center of the dining room. They were having a great, loud time yelling back and forth along the long bunch of pulled-together tables. Why wen't they seated in the empty meeting room - who knows? So much went wrong: our reserved table was ready, but it took a very long time for a server to arrive. Drinks were delivered with no problem, but then a LONG time for him to take our order. Only one of us wanted a salad ahead of the main meal, so the server asked "would you like it out before or with your meal?" The answer was "before please." A VERY long time went by with nothing - no bread - nothing. FINALLY a different server brought the salad. Then, less that 5 minutes later, our first server arrived with everyone's meals. Now the guest had to eat everything at once. Worse yet, most of the food (sandwiches, onion rings, mac & cheese, etc.) were just slightly warm. Plus I tried over and over to get the ketchup to come out. I finally twisted open the top and found that the attached paper seal had not been removed. We had to ask for refills of water or soda. After we were finished the server arrived with a bill, never asked about desert. And the bill was for the entire table - never asked if our two couples wanted one or two checks. There was more...but this is enough.

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OpenTable Diner
Indiana
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall1food2service1ambience2

It took over an hour to get our food. The manager finally came over and apologized and comped our dinner. He was the only good thing about our experience.

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jmcd
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and great service. I have eaten here several times and have always enjoyed my experience. I am gluten free and my daughter is vegetarian and they have many delicious options for both.

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vipCarolynM
Indiana
7 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great spot

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vipOpenTable Diner
Indiana
15 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great dining experience! We were greeted with a smile, our server was attentive, and our food arrived quickly. The entire experience was top notch from start to finish!

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ErinD
Indiana
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Binkley's is always delicious! Such a fun environment and food that everyone will enjoy! Our wait staff was very prompt as we had told her we were off to a show at Clowes. Prompt and delicious!!!!

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Danlawboy
Indiana
3 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Binkley's always has good food and good service. Their food is very good. They recently downsized their menu and took a couple of my favorites off, but there is more than enough still to choose from.

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AmandaO
Indiana
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience4

I haven’t been here in awhile. I have always ordered their stuffed chicken and herb entree. Every time it has been delicious! Except this past visit. They changed it. Please bring your old stuffed chicken back! All 4 of us ordered this at our table, and there was hardly any stuffing in the chicken.

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vipCanonGirl
Indiana
10 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Yes - I have been to Binkleys many times and it is a great place to have either a business meeting or meetup with friends!

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AnnieD
Indiana
8 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good restaurant with good service and food. Not super busy with a nice ambience and a family friendly atmosphere.

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PamelaS
Indiana
6 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

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

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vipJoeC
Indiana
2 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

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

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vipIndySageEsq
Indiana
45 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

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.

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vipCandV
Indiana
22 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

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

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OpenTable Diner
Indiana
4 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Good friends were in town from Florida. Great venue.