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Binkley's Kitchen & Bar

4.2
645 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
Perfect For:
  • Casual
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Good for Birthdays
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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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
American, Contemporary American
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Hours of operation
Lunch:
Daily: 11:00am - 4:00pm
Dinner:
Sunday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm
Friday & Saturday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm
Brunch:
Saturday & Sunday: 11:00am - 2:00pm
Bar:
Sunday - Thursday 11:00am - 12:00am
Friday & Saturday 11:00am - 1:00am
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Phone number
(317) 722-8888
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Jon Wilson
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Catering
We are happy to bring our wonderful selection of food and beverages to your next special event. Our chef can prepare a wonderful meal for any occasion and our professional staff is ready to assist you in making every detail memorable for your guests. Please call for more information.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
College & Kessler
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Parking details
Binkley's Kitchen & Bar offers a convenient private lot behind the restaurant as well as ample street parking.
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Private Dining

We invite you to Binkley’s Kitchen & Bar to host your next party or business meeting! Let us welcome you with an atmosphere of casual elegance. Our private room, with its hardwood floors, fireplace, and contemporary décor, is the perfect setting for an intimate party or casual lunch.

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What 645 People Are Saying
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4.1
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4.2
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4.1
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5.0Dined on April 2, 2018

A great local restaurant with a good basic menu. Daily specials are always good.

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3.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Our experience with Easter brunch at Binkley's was fair. The omelets were outstanding, the rest of the buffet selections were just fair. I do not think it was worth the cost of the buffet. Our server replenished our plates regularly, but we had to request coffee refills when we could catch him nearby. I don't think we will return for the breakfast buffet

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4.0Dined on March 17, 2018

First visit, won’t be the last. Seated promptly on arrival. Server Megan was attentive without being obtrusive. Excellent food and very reasonable prices.

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1.0Dined on March 4, 2018

Had reservation. Could not use. There was no available parking. Lot was full and there was no cross street parking. Off street parking in area is no good to non existent. Sorry had to leave bcuz lack of parking.

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2.0Dined on March 2, 2018

Service slow, food did not taste fresh. Potatoes tasted as if the were warmed leftovers

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4.0Dined on February 11, 2018

Good food and drinks

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5.0Dined on February 4, 2018

We started with spinach and artichoke dip and it was delicious. Everyone at the table commented on how good the food was. I got the pork chop and that sauce was outstanding.
Great service.

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5.0Dined on February 3, 2018

Binkley’s is a great place to go casually. There is a bar area if you want to watch sports and a restaurant area for a quieter dining experience. Nicely done! My wife and daughter LOVE your Margherita Pizza. It’s fresh and nicely filled. Get the hand-tossed. I’m a burger guy. Nicely done there as well with the Brioche Bun. I liked the Home Made Tater Tots. It will be a “go to” whenever we are in town.

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2.0Dined on February 1, 2018

First time here. Decided to give this place a try as a friend and I were going to see a show at Clowes Hall afterwards. It took almost an hour to get our food after we ordered. The waitress explained that an 11 top had put there order in right before us. She was very sweet and kept coming back and telling us our food was on its way. I don't really understand why this 11 top put our sandwich and burger order that far behind. By the time we got our food, we only had ten minutes to eat to get to our play on time. I did not even get to finish my meal. What we were able to eat was good. If I am in the area again, I might give it another try.

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4.0Dined on January 18, 2018

One of our favorite spots for casual dining in Indianapolis while visiting Butler University.

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5.0Dined on January 12, 2018

We go to Binkleys frequently! A great spot before or after the Butler Bulldogs games.

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2.0Dined on January 7, 2018

Will not come back......

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5.0Dined on January 6, 2018

It was delicious didn't have to wait long and had Lagunitas on tap which was nice

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4.0Dined on December 31, 2017

It’s been a year since we have eaten here but have always enjoyed the laid back atmosphere. Decided this year for an early dinner for NYE with our older daughters before they went out. Started the evening with the server spilling a carbonated drink on my husband! She said oh no, I’ll be back with a new napkin - not I’m sorry or anything. He wiped up the floor too! The rest of the night went about like that but when the bill came she was right up on us! A little disappointing in the service area but good food!

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4.0Dined on December 31, 2017

We went there before Indiana Pacers Game and everything was very good. We would go back at a later date.

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5.0Dined on December 14, 2017

Very festive! The martinis are outstanding! Great place to have a meal before show at Clowes.

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5.0Dined on December 12, 2017

Never had a bad meal or bad service at Binkley's. The menu changes occasionally and the new offerings are always worth a try.

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4.0Dined on December 9, 2017

Good fish that was not dried out. Waitress was efficient but not particularly friendly.

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5.0Dined on December 9, 2017

The service was friendly, knowledgeable, and efficient. We were a party of 7 that did not arrive at the same time but we were never ignored and never felt rushed as other members arrived. There was a nice fire in the dining area. Our dirty dishes were promptly removed as needed. Awesome experience.

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5.0Dined on December 5, 2017

THE PLACE to dine before any Butler Bulldog basketball game!!

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3.0Dined on December 2, 2017

Food was cold

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1.0Dined on November 12, 2017

We were sadly disappointed with our breakfast at Binkley's on Sunday, November 12th at 11:30 AM. My coffee was cold, the orange juice was not fresh, my daughter's biscuit and gravy was served cold and the food was was not tasty. The restaurant was even cold. The hostess seated us next to the fireplace and turned it on so the ambiance was nice once it warmed up.

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4.0Dined on November 10, 2017

Good atmosphere. Excellent food. Only hiccup was waitress took drink and food order, food delivered she then walked by and asked how food looked then she never came back until she brought check. Never asked if interested in dessert, etc.

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3.0Dined on October 7, 2017

So loud! That was the worst.

Asked for mojioto, don't carry mint, not a big deal.

While we sat and chatted a server, not ours, came by and began gathering up drink glasses. Glasses were not empty!!. It was just going on 10p on a Saturday, guess that was our hint to leave!!!

Food wasn't bad, but nothing memorable.

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4.0Dined on September 30, 2017

Service was a little slow at first...we had to wait about 10 minutes for a menu which seemed odd. Once we ordered service was better and food was excellent!

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3.0Dined on September 30, 2017

First time at your restaurant we had table for nine , you all were short of help and it showed waiter was short and bothered and looking very agitated. I’m sorry you were short of help but that wasn’t our fault

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4.0Dined on September 29, 2017

Good atmosphere. Server may have made a bad decision to recc not sending an undercooked sandwich back to kitchen

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5.0Dined on September 13, 2017

Perfect, our server was attentive without being annoying.

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4.0Dined on September 10, 2017

The smoked wings are some of the best in town. Get them sauce on the side because you don't need it.
Decent beer selection. Skewed a little heavy towards national craft brands, but not bad.
Bar staff was excellent.

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2.0Dined on September 9, 2017

poor service and a steak dinner that was not served warm....

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3.0Dined on July 29, 2017

We've been exploring restaurant options in Indianapolis, near Butler University. Binkley's had a great American menu. The food was very good - better than we expected. The tilapia, salmon, and filet were all delicious. Wine portions were generous. Pricing was reasonable. A bit noisy in the main dining area due to hard surfaces. Servers were overworked on the day we visited, but maintained their professionalism and friendliness.

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4.0Dined on July 21, 2017

My granddaughter requested Binkleys for her birthday dinner. Loves their chicken fingers.
Happy 8th Birthday, Ellie.

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5.0Dined on July 11, 2017

Great job! Waiter very patient with our large group! Food very good. No waiting for refills. We would come again!

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5.0Dined on July 8, 2017

Service was quick, efficient. Food was delicious. Presentation was wonderful. Drinks... divine!

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2.0Dined on June 16, 2017

The interior is starting to look a little dated. Beyond that, though, the service is very disorganized. Wait staff does not seem to communicate at all. Various waitresses came and went from our table, yet the service was overall not that fast or attentive.

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5.0Dined on June 6, 2017

The 4 of us were reconnecting after many years. This was a great place to do that! The food was incredible & the service spot-on.

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5.0Dined on June 4, 2017

Our family got together for brunch/lunch and we all enjoyed our meals. The cream brûlée french toast was yummy.

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2.0Dined on May 24, 2017

Waited almost 10 minutes for someone to come to the table. Rarely spoke to the server, who walked by four times before realizing and stopping to refill drinks. It wasn't busy. There were at least two other servers on the dining room side, serving a total of maybe 6 tables in the restaurant. Ordered a special that was inedible. Chicken was rubbery and tasted like it had been frozen several times. Nothing was taken off the bill. Will not be dining there again.

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4.0Dined on May 19, 2017

Had a late Friday night dinner. Good food, good service, and great craft beer list.

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3.0Dined on May 18, 2017

Our waitress was quite brusque!!! When I told I was waiting for someone she didn't come back for 10 minutes. Consequently we were almost late for play we were going to.

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