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About Binkley's Kitchen & Bar

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.

5902 N. College Avenue
Indianapolis, IN 46220
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
American, Contemporary American

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

Cross Street:
College & Kessler

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(317) 722-8888

Website:
http://www.binkleyskitchenandbar.com/

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.

Parking Details:
Binkley's Kitchen & Bar offers a convenient private lot behind the restaurant as well as ample street parking.

Executive Chef:
Jon Wilson

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.

Binkley's Kitchen & Bar Ratings and Reviews

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4.3

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.3

service

4.1

ambience

4.3

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

78% would recommend it to a friend

Neighborhood Gem (10)
Great for Lunch (9)
Special Occasion (7)
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Good for a Date (7)
Quiet Conversation (6)
Comfort Food (6)
Good for Birthdays (5)
Bar Seating (4)
Good for Anniversaries (4)
Cozy (4)
Fun (4)
Good for Groups (4)
Great for Outdoor Dining (4)
Casual (4)
Creative Cuisine (3)
Fit for Foodies (3)
Pre/post Theatre (3)
Worth the Drive (3)
Business Meals (2)
Handcrafted Cocktails (2)
Late-night Find (2)
Notable Wine List (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Vibrant Bar Scene (2)
Disabled Access (2)
Romantic (1)
Kid-friendly (1)
Great Beer (1)
Happy Hour (1)
Hot Spot (1)
Live Sports (1)
People Watching (1)
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 (Indiana)·Dined 3 days ago

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

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Comfort Food, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Disabled Access, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Indiana)·Dined 6 days ago

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

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Authentic, Cozy, Bar Seating, Fun
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food5
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 (Indiana)·Dined 6 days ago

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.

Tags: Late-night Find, Comfort Food, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine
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food5
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vip
 (Indiana)·Dined on December 5, 2017

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

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 (Indiana)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Food was cold

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 (Chicago)·Dined 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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 (Indiana)·Dined 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.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Casual, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Business Meals, Pre/post Theatre, Fun, Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Comfort Food, Special Occasion, Kid-friendly, Disabled Access, Good for Groups, Cozy, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation
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food5
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service2
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 (Indiana)·Dined 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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 (Chicago)·Dined 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!

Tags: Casual, Great for Lunch
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·Dined 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

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Bar Seating
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 (Indiana)·Dined on September 29, 2017

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

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on September 13, 2017

Perfect, our server was attentive without being annoying.

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 (Indiana)·Dined 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.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Pre/post Theatre, Comfort Food, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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·Dined on September 9, 2017

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

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food2
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service2
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 (Denver)·Dined 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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food4
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 (Indiana)·Dined on July 21, 2017

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

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food4
ambience4
service5
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 (Indiana)·Dined on July 11, 2017

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

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Casual, Good for Birthdays, Comfort Food
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 (Indiana)·Dined on July 8, 2017

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

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vip
 (Indiana)·Dined 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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 (Atlanta)·Dined 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.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Late-night Find, Good for Groups, Great Beer, Great for Outdoor Dining, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem
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food5
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 (Indiana)·Dined on June 4, 2017

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

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch
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vip
 (Indiana)·Dined 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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 (Grand Rapids)·Dined on May 19, 2017

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

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food4
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vip
 (Indiana)·Dined 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.

Tags: Scenic View, Late-night Find, Bar Seating, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Kid-friendly
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vip
 (Indiana)·Dined on May 17, 2017

Wonderful pre-theatre meal. Professional service and huge portions of wonderful food. The key lime pie, made on-site was AMAZING! I highly recommend

Tags: Casual, Local Ingredients, Great for Outdoor Dining, Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation
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food5
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 (Indiana)·Dined on May 14, 2017

Best deal for Mother's Day Brunch. Little noisy . Some groups a little large. One group had 18 people.

Tags: Hot Spot, Fun, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine, Casual
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 (Indiana)·Dined on May 13, 2017

My siblings and I brought Mom for Mother's Day lunch a day early. Parking and entrance was easy for Mom and her walker. Service was excellent and everyone enjoyed the food. The Truffle Fries are tres bon!

Tags: Casual, Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch, Happy Hour, Disabled Access, Great for Brunch, Gluten Free Options, Good for Groups
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 (Indiana)·Dined on May 8, 2017

Our waiter was very attentive to our needs. I always recommend it as the place to go in the neighborhood.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on May 7, 2017

Slow service ordered appetizers but food came out no appetizers. One person got their cocktail other waited 15 more minutes

Tags: Sunday Lunch
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 (Indiana)·Dined on May 5, 2017

Wonderful. Great food. Great drinks. Great atmosphere. Always a good time and look forward to our next dinner with friends.

Tags: Fun, Romantic, Seasonal, Creative Cuisine, Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining
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vip
 (Indiana)·Dined on May 3, 2017

A reliable neighborhood spot which always pleases. A menu / process error gave us a little grief tonight though but the staff did the right thing.

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vip
 (Indiana)·Dined on May 1, 2017

Great lunch with a friend. Professional, friendly service and excellent salad. Enough left over for another meal!

Tags: Great for Lunch
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 (Indiana)·Dined on April 17, 2017

good food, good value and friendly service. Noise level that evening was very loud

Tags: Casual
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 (Indiana)·Dined on April 16, 2017

The food was average and the service was below average.

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 (Indiana)·Dined on April 16, 2017

Easter Brunch. Overpriced for the food. It appeared that the desserts were frozen. Some were even put out in a frozen state.
The service was poor. Clean plates were not provided when returning to the buffet tables. Would not return for a buffet in the future.
We have always enjoyed ourselves when visiting Binkley's. This was our first bad experience.

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 (Indiana)·Dined on April 16, 2017

We had Easter Brunch here. Perfect place! Great tasting food and a great, holiday atmosphere! Very accommodating staff.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Happy Hour, Creative Cuisine, Live Sports, Notable Wine List, Cozy, Great for Brunch, Casual
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food5
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vip
 (Indiana)·Dined on April 15, 2017

Our food was pretty good but our server seemed like she was in a bad mood. She wasn't very friendly and didn't smile once. We felt we were an inconvenience to her.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Indiana)·Dined on April 13, 2017

Overall poor service. Forgot to bring all ordered sides to the table and did not notice. Server did apologize at the end of the experience once we asked to not be charged for the side that was not delivered. The server might have been able to resolve the situation earlier if she had followed up once the food had been received at our table.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Bar Seating
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food4
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on April 8, 2017

Good food. Good service. Started to get very busy around 7p so try to get in before hand.

Tags: Fun, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Great Beer, Pre/post Theatre
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vip
 (Indiana)·Dined on April 1, 2017

Though parking can be an issue, I was able to get a spot in the lot. Friends were able to get parking close and on the street. Found a lovely new wine - sparkling Pinot Noir that was really quite tasty (4 glasses were enjoyed at my table so we probably should have just bought a bottle!). I had the fish tacos (grilled) and the spice level was just right. I also splurged and got the fries. One guest had the shrimp salad and one a burger. Love the location and we are making plans to hit a $5.00 martini night and sit outside once Indiana discovers spring! (Or will come back for money off bottles of wine and have another sparkling Pinot Noir!)

Tags: Disabled Access, Handcrafted Cocktails, Cozy, Fun, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Gluten Free Options
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