Binkley's Kitchen & Bar

4.5
774 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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AnnaG
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I can say with honesty that Binkley's was the best food I've had since moving to Indy. Further, the value was incredible. One appetizer split, two full entrees, and a dessert split was only 21 dollars each. Such a great value for incredible food and incredible service. They also took adequate COVID-19 precautions which is difficult to find these days. I will definitely be returning, if anything, to eat their amazing Truffle Fries.

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OpenTable Diner
Indiana
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

If you are looking for the best burger in Indy, stop your search and enjoy your evening at binkley’s

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vipBones
Indiana
40 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience4

I had a grilled tenderloin and my wife bar-b-q. The pork on het’s was very dry. My tenderloin was small for the price and not good

We will not go back.

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LindzieDru
Indiana
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

It was very delicious, staff was super friendly. The only complaint was just how cold and drafty the restaurant was. We wore our coats but I was tempted to grab a blanket from the car for my legs. All around great spot for a variety of occasions!

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vipLauraMG
Indiana
7 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice ambiance, felt very comfortable with COVID precautions in place—wide open area, tables fairly distant from each other. My burger was juicy and perfectly done! We love the neighborhood feel to it, too.

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CodyJ
Indiana
3 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Valentine’s Day date

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall3food5service5ambience4

Although i had a very nice experience, until the check arrived and a note at the bottom informing there is a 3.5% charge for using a credit card. Most places absorb this cost as a cost if doing business. I cant remember the last time i incurred this cost and again those that do inform you upfront. I WILL NOT RETURN.

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vipMichigan0406
Indiana
31 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Consistently a fabulous place for variety, service, and delicious choices.

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vipNaptownBrown
Indiana
14 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great experience, but it was awkward how our waitress never came back, and eventually another server took over without any explanation of a shift change or some sort of acknowledgement that she was gone. Other than the awkward end to the evening, our food and beverages were great! I hope she’s okay... she was really nice.

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tomb
Indiana
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Service was good. Waitress friendly and knowledgeable of foods. Burgers were good. Panini was not very flavorful. Fish tacos were good and spicy. Drinks were all nice and cold. Would go again.

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rachelk
Indiana
4 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great time. The food was amazing and the service was great too. Liked the layout of the restaurant

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vipcoreyl
Indiana
11 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Molly and the staff were great. Everything was good!

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OpenTable Diner
Indiana
3 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love Binkleys!!! Great service and food is always delicious!

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vipTemiF
Indiana
20 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I must say our server was awesome, she anticipated our needs and was very attentive.

On another note I din’t care for the wings , very dry and salty

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joet
Indiana
28 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was awesome, food and service!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Indiana
15 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Sat outside and our waiter was great about making sure we had heat lamps and fresh coffee!

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vipMaryF
Indiana
38 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lots of great changes at Binkleys. They have a covered outdoor area with heaters.

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HowardG
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We were seated promptly with the reservation . server was Johnny on the spot. Food came out prepared well. I particularly enjoyed the steak on the black/blue salad. We had time to hangout for a few minutes so we could make the arrival time for the Christmas light show at the art museum.

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JaneW
Indiana
2 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great! As always!

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OpenTable Diner
Indiana
3 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waitress was the best, super sweet. The food looked amazing and tasted even better. I can not wait to come back!!!

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vipMarkW
Indiana
17 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Good food, comfortable atmosphere combined with friendly attentive service keeps us coming back when we are in the neighborhood.

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KatieK
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, friendly servers and very nice ambiance! Will return for sure!

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OpenTable Diner
Indiana
2 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Music was too loud but everything else was great

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vipAngelaC
Indiana
26 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our experience was great due to our wonderful waitress!

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vipKenE
Indiana
17 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall2food2service1ambience4

We sat for 30 minutes before our order was taken. My food was cold and burger over cooked. We had a toddler who was to get his food first but our meals were held up because of his. His was too hot to eat and ours was cold.

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Indy2123
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service1ambience5

Food was amazing. Very flavorful excellent use of seasoning.

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vipTemiF
Indiana
20 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time at this restaurant and we loved it, will definitely return, great service, we had a salad and perfect portion and delicious.

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vipKathleenH
Indiana
10 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Good socially-distant tables and waiters with masks, plus excellent food and service. Don’t miss out on the breaded fish sandwich- but big enough to share!

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viplocal
Indiana
44 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Got there at 1:30 on a Fri so it was pretty quiet. Greeted at the door and could sit anywhere. Windy on the patio so we were just inside. Service was great. Very helpful and accommodating. Good job! Strawberry salad and fish & chips were good but would explore other menu options next visit.

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vipAllenH
Indiana
24 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wanted to spend one of the last days of sunshine and warmth on the Binkley patio...awesome food, service and fantastic martini. Thanks, Binkley’s.

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TF2727
Indiana
7 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great New Space! Great food and great service. Nice job!

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CarolG
Indiana
4 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2020
Overall3food5service2ambience4

Nice restaurant. No need to make a reservation with Open Table. Made it a day ahead and they hadn't even checked to see if they any. Had to wait while they got table ready and was not where I had requested because someone else had called in their reservation got to eat in area outside that I had requested

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JeanK
Indiana
2 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great relaxed vibe! We have not been here forever, but we will definitely be back soon!

Binkley's Kitchen & Bar
Responded on July 30, 2020

Thank you and we look forward to seeing you again.

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vipAshleyM
Indiana
2 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

When you don’t feel like cooking dinner stop on by with the family for a great meal. Something for everyone!! We love sitting outside.

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vipConrad
Indiana
16 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Our hostess went out of her way to accommodate out porch request. She was honest and service oriented. Our server on the patio was gold star- complete with chic mask and engaging service.

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vipChina
Indiana
14 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very wonderful

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vipDebbieT
Indiana
22 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the ambience in the bar...Good food, drinks, good servuce

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viponeyedog
Indiana
62 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience4

Staff wearing masks - except one guy waiting on high tops in the bar kept pulling his down. Not many people eating inside the restaurant, so wondered why another party was seated right by our table when the room is pretty spacious & plenty of empty tables.
Food was good, portions were generous, esp the fries, which were perfect.

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OpenTable Diner
Indiana
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!

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 774 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.