Binkley's Kitchen & Bar

4.5
802 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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Jamarshall
Indiana
9 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

We were sat on the patio, as we wanted to spend the evening outside. However our server spent very little time at our table, unlike the other 2 parties tables that were there. I just felt like she had better things to do. My drink that I ordered when I sat down took over 15 minutes to arrive at the table and ever once asked if I would like another.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Indiana
4 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good family friendly food

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vipMichaelQ
Indiana
8 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall2food4service4ambience4

We ordered Two different pasta dishes they were delicious two of us ordered salads one with salmon and one mistake the protein portions were ridiculously small.

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OpenTable Diner
Indiana
2 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect Saturday night spot! Great service and food!!

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ShaynaP
Indiana
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall3food5service1ambience4

There is definitely not enough staff for the amount of tables. Our waitress forgot about our drinks, which resulted in watered down cocktails.

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Our service was fantastic. Good menu selection with lots of variety. Restaurant was clean and accommodated our large group at several tables perfectly.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Every surface of the restaurant was sticky and unclean including the cement floor of the patio and the tables. The owner / manager was walking around the whole time without a mask. We were so uncomfortable by the lack of cleanliness that we did not stay for lunch.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Indiana
2 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2021
Overall2food5service1ambience5

I was not wowed by the service. The food and the drinks were amazing but the hostess not up front once I arrived and the waitress seem just not that friendly at all. For the restaurant not to be that busy on a Wednesday night not sure why I had to wait so long for my food and drinks. I had to put my timer on. I plan on trying it again to see if maybe it was a bad night.

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KatC
Indiana
1 review
Dined on April 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Binkley's was so incredibly accommodating and willing to go so far above and beyond for us, even if that meant allowing us to sit outside during the snow (for COVID precautions). They turned on a heater for us and sent a waiter out in a jacket; just absolutely stellar service in a world that's still pretty weird right now.

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PNye
Baltimore
14 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food, great service and the world's most adorable server! I will definitely be visiting again!

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Halo
New Orleans
8 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My food was great and our server was very friendly and efficient. Liked the outdoor seating and the location. Would recommend and return.

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OpenTable Diner
Indiana
8 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall2food1service3ambience3

Easter brunch. Not only was eggs Benedict cold, the sauce was already congealing on the plate. They served it anyway. Waited over an hour for food and was disappointed. Hated that you didn’t have your buffet either. Just a total disappointment.

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AnnemarieS
Indiana
9 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent experience as always, what a great outdoor area and excellent service and food!

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PamG
Indiana
9 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love Binkleys and will definitely be back. The service is always good and the food is fresh. They have a great menu with lots of different options. I got the Salmon Salad. The piece of salmon was kind of small but it was chock full of other ingredients so I still really liked it. I would definitely recommend this restaurant!

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vipCleo
Indiana
23 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always the food was delicious and the service was great. It has become our go to restaurant. Their hostess is the best.

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vipCARRIEB
Cincinnati
3 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Nice place with room for larger groups. Food was really good!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, stuffed chicken was amazing!

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AnnemarieS
Indiana
9 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent, Binkleys is always wonderful and Harold Oliver always provides impeccable service!

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vipMarkE
Indiana
3 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a really good experience with eight of us...started out as four, kept expanding, and they were very accommodating. Food and service were both good, and we’ll be back again soon.

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vipOpenTable Diner
SW Indiana
4 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Oliver our server was great. Fries were cold. I think they may have been very understaffed especially given the NCAA tournament and their proximity to Butler.

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OpenTable Diner
Indiana
7 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Nice neighborhood bar feel. Food ok.

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vipMetz
Indiana
47 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We came for lunch on a Friday at one. We felt very comfortable with the spacing of patrons.
Lunch sandwich and beer were delicious!

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vipPatty
Indiana
5 reviews
Dined on March 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Binkley's does justice to pizza, presents juicy burgers, and serves world-class pork tenderloin with mashed potatoes and asparagus-- all perfectly prepared and presented.

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JamaS
Indiana
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Food was fantastic. Loved everything we ordered. Even though the restaurant was very busy we received excellent service.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Indiana
9 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Fun atmosphere and good food. Love the Strawberry Chicken Salad with grilled chicken - one of my favorites.

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AnnemarieS
Indiana
9 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed outdoor dining Saturday afternoon, Oliver was fantastic. Personable, attentive, and efficient. Food was excellent and the addition of a television to the patio during March madness was genius!

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OpenTable Diner
Indiana
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience4

One of my favorite places.

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AnnaG
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2021
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
42 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
10 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
16 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
4 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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 802 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.