Binkley's Kitchen & Bar

4.4
823 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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DarleneE
Indiana
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was nice quite and pleasant !

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BarbaraJ
Indiana
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Binkley's is our go-to restaurant. Our grandkids love the kid's meals and crayons, and we love the cocktails and salads.

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vipMWilliams
Indiana
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food3service4ambience4

The food was mediocre. The patio was wonderful and our server was top notch!

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OpenTable Diner
Indiana
5 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Three of us had the pork tenderloin. Very good! Crispy and enough for two sandwiches.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience3

Lovely server, fresh salad. Service was slow but it was very busy and possibly short staffed. My food was delicious, would def come back!

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vipKaLena
Indiana
36 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience3

The restaurant was cozy and the service was good, but the food was a little boring. Maybe I ordered the wrong thing (chicken sandwich).

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vipJeff
Indiana
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I understood that restaurants and other businesses pay a fee to process credit cards. If you plan to continue to charge a 3.5% fee for credit cards please price your menu appropriately. Your prices were not less than the restaurants that don’t charge the fee.

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vipTamiL
Chicago
39 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Love this place - best hamburger with gluten free bun. Their garlic aioli is worth the drive. We stopped here on our way out of town from Wisconsin and then on our way back because it was so good. They are feeling the shortage of good labor - no host, decreased servers so the service wasn't what it should be but that isn't their fault. They are trying and the food is worth it!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Indiana
11 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I ordered the special — barbecued ribs. They were delicious and plentiful. My husband enjoyed his meal of ribeye steak asparagus and potatoes. The waitress was friendly and efficient.

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OpenTable Diner
Indiana
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience3

Waitress wasn’t very talkative and didn’t provide any sort of greeting when she approached our table. Food was fair, but burger was over cooked. When finished the card system wasn’t working and it took us longer to get our check paid for than normal with no sort of compensation for the long wait time.

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hotknicks1
Indiana
44 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service is great! Its a neighborhood staple. Fast service, lots of food for the price and I've never had anything bad on the menu.

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vipFranH
Indiana
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was very accommodating

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vipTamiL
Chicago
40 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We sat out on the patio and it was lovely. We didn’t have a warm intro as there was no host and we waited for a bit before a server took us to a table. But our server was fabulous keeping us informed when the power went out. Also the burger was out of this world. Amazing gluten free bun. Yummy garlic aioli. We will be back next time we are in town.

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vipCBOWEN
Indiana
25 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience4

Waiter was a bit rude, but overall food was pretty good and had a decent experience. Not somewhere would bookmark to definitely go back, but decent place and was decent value for the meal

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Sandia
Indiana
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We Love the Hawaiian Turkey Burger. Good portions.

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vipJenS
Indiana
17 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We have visited many times before, but were there with friends who had never dined at Binkley's before. The food and beverages were delicious, and the service was excellent!

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MrsLaura312
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Oliver was great a great server!

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Mike
Indiana
14 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Out of town guests (7 people in total) and all were most impressed by the food, service and ambience of Binkley’s. We chose to entertain everyone for dinner here because we were confident that the experience would be outstanding - and it was.

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OpenTable Diner
Indiana
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Order steaks down a temp - overall it was a great meal

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DebraR
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Excellent appetizer of fried mushrooms. The ranch dressing is very flavorful. The pork tenderloin (fried) was the best I've had in years! The breading is very light and flaky and adds to the flavor of the Pork. Highly recommend. Our server was Court and she was excellent. Attentive when needed, but not bothersome. Thanks for the excellent service and food!

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OpenTable Diner
Indiana
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Poor service, flavorless food, not clean as expected it to be, loud atmosphere, overall one of the worst dining experiences I’ve ever had

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Get together with former coworkers. As the restaurant got busier, obviously the noise level was much louder. Other than that, the food was great and our server was great! Will be back!

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BarbaraJ
Indiana
2 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Binkley's is our go-to restaurant and never fails to satisfy. It is cozy, comfortable with great healthy food options and a good bar selection.

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Indy2123
Houston
5 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Excellent food as always. Service was good but slow as always

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hotknicks1
Indiana
45 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service! The staff are great people and they work together like family!

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OpenTable Diner
Indiana
4 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Oliver our waiter was professional and attentive . Our food was very good and arrived without a long wait. Good overall experience.

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PamelaT
Indiana
3 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

First time visiting. I will definitely come back. Outstanding service!

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JeffK
Indiana
4 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall1food4service1ambience3

I think our waiter quit mid-meal. We could have just walked out and no one would have noticed. Finally tracked down someone at the bar so we could pay our bill.

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OpenTable Diner
Indiana
2 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food met our expectations and the serving staff were great. I did make a reservation for outdoor seating and when I arrived the outside was not available.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Indiana
14 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good food and service. Kid friendly

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vipBR1000
Indiana
4 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall2food4service1ambience2

Have been a regular customer for several years. Had a reservation and was seated immediately. Drink orders and food orders taken by the manager -- long wait for food and no additional service while waiting to refill drinks. Went to host stand to find about food delay and waited several minutes. No one stopped to asked if I needed help. Flagged down a server who went to kitchen and ended up taking care of our table. Not the usual good service of this restaurant. Noise level was very high and impossible to carry on a conversation with guests at table. No one apologized for the lengthy delay in our service.

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OpenTable Diner
Indiana
7 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Food was great! Service was a little slow but fine. Will definitely go back!

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vipTrix435
Indiana
12 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Our salads and our main meal came out at the same time. The waitress who said she was not new asked us if we wanted it that way. When we said no she said she would box up our salads but we did not want to take them home. Service was poor. We had to ask for everything including the 25% discount on the wine that is published on their menu. When asked about it she said she would have to ask her manager. Of course she comes back and says “we gave you the discount” …seriously it’s on their menu. Very disappointing

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Sandia
Indiana
2 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great neighborhood place. Good food and pleasant outdoor space.

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LaDemaG
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service, food, and ambiance were all great, as well as the value.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience1

We requested seating outside but were places under the only fan that did not work. We waited almost ten minutes for our server to greet us with a bottle of warm water to drink. We got two drinks each and I got the pasta special which had no sauce and tasted like leftovers. My wife got a pizza which was fine. Overall just was very underwhelming.

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SusanE
Las Vegas
11 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Dinner was above what we expected. Service was excellent and food was tasty, hot and delicious.

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vipAnnemarieS
Indiana
15 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent lunch on the patio!!! Katie took excellent care of us, we never wanted for anything! I cannot recommend them strongly enough, food - delicious, ambiance- beautiful and entertaining, service- phenomenal!! Try them

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Lyle
Indiana
14 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Binkley's remains one of those stable, always good, spots. Decent food, decent prces, decent ambiance.

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vipAnnemarieS
Indiana
15 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent Saturday lunch on the patio, the gin was refreshing as was the salad. The service was also top notch as usual! Binkleys is great because you can tell the food is made in house, the fried mushroom appetizer was a box of mushrooms just before you ordered them, you can taste the difference when food is prepared in house as opposed to purchased and heated. Spend some time here you’ll love it.

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 823 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.