Binkley's Kitchen & Bar

4.4
755 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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OpenTable Diner
Indiana
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
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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MarkW
Indiana
10 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
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
24 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our experience was great due to our wonderful waitress!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Indiana
16 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
14 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
43 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
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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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
21 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!

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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
29 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
115 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
46 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Binkley's never disappoints!

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viponeyedog
Indiana
62 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!

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 4.4 stars by 755 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.