Binkley's Kitchen & Bar

4.5
839 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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BethG
Indiana
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall2food1service1ambience4

I go to Binkleys often. Love the place, atmosphere and food. Unfortunately this time it was the worst I have ever had and I was with an out of state family member. 😔. Hardly saw our waitress, my grilled fish sandwich was very weirdly grilled and very dry and not very warm. Worst service I have ever had there. 😟. Just really sad as I like going there. I hope this info helps.

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BobL
Indiana
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good food, good service, great place to meet friends!

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vipJenS
Indiana
19 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We always enjoy dining at Binkley's, especially when we can make reservations via Open Table.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Indiana
5 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

They were closed. Which I understand happens in a pandemic- but they should have let their reservations know.

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vipJuliaS
Indiana
3 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall2food4service2ambience4

We were very disappointed because we had a reservation for 12/31 and apparently they had closed the day before but never contacted us. We showed up and the restaurant was dark with a sign on the door. Very disappointing. Even more so since we called the week before asking that they’d be open and they assured us they were keeping normal hours for NYE.

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OpenTable Diner
Indiana
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

We made NYE reservation for 10. Upon arriving to the restaurant there was a note on the door they were closed due to the spike in COVID. They could have at least made some attempt to let patrons know. Several cars arrived to the same situation. Very disrespectful to customers especially on one of the busiest nights of the year.

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Luvlibertine
Indiana
11 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Made special plans to celebrate an anniversary on New Year’s Eve, only to arrive at the restaurant and learned it was closed. No call or contact made to inform me of the closure, nor cancellation of reservation. Extremely disappointing—left us with no other restaurant dining options for the evening.

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viponeyedog
Indiana
64 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Good menu selection. Glad we went mid afternoon. Looked like it was really getting busy by the time we were leaving.

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JonT
Indiana
4 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Had a great waiter, good food, reasonable prices. Will go back again!

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CaptainVideo
Indiana
5 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great time with a group of friends. Salads were a hit.

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vipLaurieP
Indiana
23 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Our server, Grace, was FANTASTIC!!

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vipfoodfun
Indiana
32 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first time at Brinkley's and our food and service was excellent. We had a party of 7. The blackened salmon, mashed potatoes and broccoli was the best I have ever had. The broccoli was seasoned perfect and the salmon cooked perfect. One had mahi and it was also excellent! Our server was great! She was attentive very nice. The atmosphere was very fun and quaint. We were having a family Christmas dinner and it was the perfect place. We will definitely go back.

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lg417
Indiana
5 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Very busy night but our reservation was met without waiting and the staff was hustling to get things out quickly - great waitress and food was good

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vipTrauler13
Chicago
16 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Nothing wrong with the experience - good food and service.

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vipMarkW
Indiana
21 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Binkley's is a great neighborhood restaurant/bar even if you don't live in the neighborhood, good food and service.

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vipDrrose
Indiana
219 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time to eat here— thoroughly enjoyed a wonderful brunch and lunch. Excellent food and outstanding service— will definitely return!

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LizD
Indiana
8 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Really good food and great service. Very busy night, lots of families with little kids and some were running around and yelling, that makes me nervous, just waiting for a disaster to happen. We had an awesome server and appreciated her feedback on some of menu items we were considering.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Indiana
11 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All good, a bit loud though

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vipLizO
Indiana
5 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, excellent service!

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DevinD
Indiana
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2021
Overall4food4service2ambience4

Our waiter was not the friendly at all, but the hostess was great.

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vipDowntown
Indiana
11 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience. Wonderful server (Grace), good food, good value, and good ambiance.

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vipFranH
Indiana
2 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

We were unable to make it in and found another restaurant because there was absolutely no parking available

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BobL
Indiana
2 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Friendly, efficient, good selection of great foods.

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RichB
Indiana
3 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Dinner before a basketball game, service a bit slow, but wait help kept use updated!
Overall a great experience!

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OpenTable Diner
Indiana
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great! Good experience.

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SarahB
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great burgers. Friendly staff. Family friendly snd a great atmosphere.

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vipCarolG
Indiana
8 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had the weekend specials. Seafood Ravioli and Red Snapper.

Both were excellent

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vipDawnF
Indiana
11 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

The salmon salad is a good balance of fresh vegetables and grilled salmon. The bartenders make great drinks and are happy to accommodate specific requests.

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vipMichigan0406
Indiana
41 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Consistently a wonderful experience.

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Macs
Indiana
2 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent Fish and Chips and Turkey Panini. Staff was super helpful and Carson expertly served us from appetizers to post main entree drinks so we left timely for our evening event at Butler.

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vipfirsttimediner
Indiana
71 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Three moms and three kids came for dinner before going to Clowes hall for a play. Service was good as was our food.None of us had been there in a while and all commented how good it was.

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vipEGFJ
Indiana
297 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Binkley’s is reliable. Solid. Extensive menu. Mahi was excellent, Cobb salad fine, special of Chicken picatta was ok. Service fine.

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OpenTable Diner
Indiana
4 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Loved the bar area! Food is consistently very good and service excellent!

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MarieL
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love Binkley's. People are always friendly, accommodating, and attentive. Food is yummy.

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StevenT
Indiana
14 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is now one of our Favorite restaurants. Maddie provided excellent service. Love the atmosphere as well. What a fun place.

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CodyJ
Indiana
4 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outdoor seating was amazing. They were definitely short staffed, but their attitudes were the best. We’ve never had a bad experience here and absolutely love it.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have found Binkleys to be one of our favorite restaurants. Always great!

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OpenTable Diner
Indiana
2 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Good food!

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vipTerryK
Atlanta
38 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Great service and food

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AngieC
Indiana
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a fabulous waiter Karsen.

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 839 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.