Charleston's Restaurant - Carmel

4.6
421 Reviews
$30 and under
American
Charleston’s is a casual, upbeat restaurant with a modestly priced menu featuring traditional American classics prepared from scratch daily. The atmosphere is warm, cozy, and inviting, utilizing dark woods and gas lighting to create a handsome, casual and comfortable décor. Charleston’s focuses on providing its guests with an excellent price value and the highest quality ingredients.

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Starting Aug 12, 2020 · Sun - Sat 11:00 AM - 3:45 PM, 4:00 PM - 8:45 PM
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.6
food
4.6
service
4.4
ambience
4.3
value
Noise · Moderate
96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
Indiana
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service and food were exceptional!

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Karin
Chicago
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food, service, and ambiance are reliably excellent. The ambiance (love the music!) always makes it a special occasion.

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Dyann
Indiana
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great meatless burger! Couldn’t tell it wasn’t beef.

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vipJohnB
Indiana
9 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a very nice date night dinner for my girlfriend and I. From start to finish the food and service were excellent and the atmosphere was very nice. We had the ribs and roast beef and both were excellent. We had not eaten here in over a year and were pleasantly surprised that it was just as good as we had remembered it before.

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Jamesl
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great place

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OpenTable Diner
Indiana
10 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall2food5service2ambience4

We have been here many times and this time was the first that we were not very happy about. The food was good as always but the server made us feel very rushed from the time we were seated until the time we left. She seemed to be quite detached and in a hurry to have us order, finish and be gone.

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vipSPotts
Indiana
10 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a nice dinner out with kids. Service was great and food came out quickly.

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Mamaof3
Indiana
4 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Terri, our waitress at the Carmel location was AMAZING!! I don’t believe we’ve ever had service that good ever before!

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ScottM
Indiana
4 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience2

Too loud. The menu was pared down and many of the items i expected to find on it were no longer offered. It was louder than I remember. We were seated to close to other tables. It’s turned into an expensive Chili’s.

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ScottH
Indiana
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We've never had anything less than an excellent meal at Charleston's. It has become a venerable institution on Carmel's north side. Always a safe bet. Great food at reasonable prices.

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kathyp
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall4food4service2ambience4

I asked for a birthday candle for my grandsons desert and it was not given. When I made the reservation I did mention it was a special occasion

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TAM1
Indiana
6 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent all the way around. Christine (our server) was fantastic. Food was great and ambiance was perfect.

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MarkM
Indiana
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Delivery of our wine was very slow, especially our second glass, ordered before our meal arrived, didn't get our wine until we were almost finished with our meals. Server blamed the slow service on the bartender.

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Skancs
Indiana
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Slow service in the bar, which is unusual. Hubbys Prime Rib was super chewy with a huge gristle down the middle of it. However, my filet was excellent! We like Charleston’s a lot! This time just wasn’t the best.

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BethG
Indiana
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Britanny was a great server! And, we spoke to the manager about the gluten free menu and he made sure our son's dinner passed the celiac test!! great evening!

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LoriK
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My dear old friend comes into town around the same time every year and we ALWAYS go to lunch together at Charleston's. We both LOVE French Dip sandwiches and we feel that Charleston's has the BEST we have ever had!!! We almost always have an app - this year, the Shrimp Cargo (sp?) and it was equally wonderful. We look forward to this every year - it is now our tradition!!!

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vipAndyB
Indiana
6 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience1

Indiana is still at 75% capacity. We came for our reservation and it was packed to the rafters. We should have left, but we didn't. That just dampened the entire evening. 6 people $250 meal and disappointed. Ordered a Shrimp Cargo that we didn't even receive.
Going to be awhile before going back.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall3food5service2ambience3

Was surprised at how many patrons they had. Didn't feel social distace was followed at all.

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DianaG
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My experience was very positive. Our server Allie was attentive and the food was great. I will go again.

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DanielH
Indiana
2 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service as always. Seemed noisier than normal and prices were higher.

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WadeR
Indiana
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Very nice. We like the informal formality. Good food at reasonable price.

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davet
Indiana
2 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great food and service. The place had a nice atmosphere

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BriceS
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were seated immediately with our reservation at 630p. The staff was extremely friendly and attentive. The atmosphere is perfect for a date night. The food is excellent and the prices are worth It. The waiter met all of our expectations and I would recommend a visit for anyone looking for a good experience.

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JasonB
Indiana
6 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Charleston’s went above expectations during a difficult time. Great food and service! Servers never missed a beat!!

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MamaM
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

We were very disappointed that they did not social distance us. The restaurant was not crowded at all and we were told that they are allowed 75% capacity so we were seated in a booth with people right in front and back of us . They also were using the laminated menus where as other places use paper or chalkboard. This was our first venture out to a restaurant in over six months and I did not feel comfortable being so close to other people. I felt that they did this for the convenience of the servers and not the well-being of their customers.

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LindaJ
Indiana
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent as usual

JB
JoyceB
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent dining experience! Great food and good service

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vipMark
Indiana
12 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall3food4service1ambience3

The service is so disappointing here. The food and drinks are excellent but the service is terrible.

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PaulS
Austin
3 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Charleston's was great. Service was prompt, the manager made 2 trips to our table to make sure everything was okay. Our sever Emily was super helpful on recommendations and the food was delicious. We had a part of 8 and they were very accommodating. My son and I had the prime rib cooked to our liking and it was delicious. The chicken picatta looked really good as did the salmon salad. They split our check by families which made it real easy. Overall, very pleased and will come back when we are in the area.

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vipFoodie
Tampa
31 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall2food3service4ambience1

Wasn’t thrilled that every table was filled during the COVID pandemic. No social distancing or capacity concerns by management clearly. It wasn’t comfortable for our party. Aside from that, it took 15 minutes to get our drinks and this is consistent with every visit. Not going back until
They get outdoor seating or pull back on filling every single table.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Indiana
5 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Prime Rib and the glazed carrots are the best.

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LOreeC
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Prime Rib was the best i have had in several years. Carrots were excellent. Salad was very abundant with a variety of ingredients and excellent blue cheese dressing. We enjoyed our trip to Charleston's and will go back soon.

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GreatDate
Indiana
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was great. We always try to save room for the bread pudding. It is the best we have ever had. Our waiter was attentive and pleasant.

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vipmichaelg
Indiana
53 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

good food friendly staff....................................................

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vipUncomfortable
Indiana
24 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience2

Food was great but at 75% all the tables were packed. Did not feel
covid safe.

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OpenTable Diner
Indiana
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and drinks made as specified. Food tastes great

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Mike45
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Always enjoy Charleston's. Things were a little different with social spacing. The only disappointing thing was a very dry porkchop dinner and a very overpriced bread pudding

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JennaA
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Charleston's never disappoints. Great food and wonderful service. We love eating at Charleston's!

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DanielH
Indiana
3 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great as always! I like a restaurant that has a menu with few items but does them really well.

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PamG
Indiana
6 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

We had a new waitress so she was working through the learning curve, but I don't think I got what I ordered. It was pretty good but not worth the price I paid for it. My husband loved his ribs though!! I would definitely give them another try.

FAQs

Charleston's Restaurant - Carmel does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates. Charleston's Restaurant - Carmel also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (317) 846-5965.

Charleston's Restaurant - Carmel is rated 4.6 stars by 421 OpenTable diners.

Charleston's Restaurant - Carmel does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://charlestonindiana.cardfoundry.com/giftcards.php.

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.