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Chef Mike's Charcoal Grill

168 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
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  • Neighborhood Gem (124)
  • Good for Groups (66)
  • Great for Lunch (65)

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A family restaurant featuring charcoal grilled burgers, steaks, chops, and seafood. Enjoy gourmet food while watching a sporting event.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Contemporary American, American, Seafood
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:00am - 4:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 12:00am, Sunday: 12:00pm - 10:00pm
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Phone number
(317) 295-9490
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Payment options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Mike Atherton
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We offer a full catering menu for breakfast, lunch and dinner. One of our featured items is the 5lb. Big Burger which serves 8 people and comes with 1 lb. of French fries. Orders off the catering menu must be placed 24 hours in advance.
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Cross street
W. 71st. and I-465
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We have a large screen TV and 4 HDTVs for your viewing pleasure. We also have a jukebox and video games.
Banquet, Bar Dining, Beer, Delivery, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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Overall ratings and reviews
3.7  based on all time ratings
Noise · Moderate
75% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner (Indiana)
1.0  Dined on January 27, 2018

I ate there yesterday for the second time. The first time was a couple of months ago and I had a filet - great. It was cooked well and seasoned well. Last night I ordered the NY strip. Nothing about the meal was good. My salad looked like it was a couple days past edible. The roll was two days old. The steak did not appear to be a strip but more of a rib eye. It was fatty and of poor quality. I took most of it home to my dogs. Service wasn't great either. I asked for a refill on my ice tea, and she didn't bother to put more ice in it. It was a luke-warm tea. Not many people there. Prices are rather high especially for that quality. I won't be back.

vipJeri (Orlando)
1.0  Dined on December 13, 2017

Very limited menu. Service was slow and food was mediocre at best. Overpriced .

TAVD (Indiana)
4.0  Dined on November 19, 2017

My date (spouses) enjoyed the half duck dinner and I went for the pork loin recommended my my date because he enjoyed it our last visit. We both loved our dinners and my husband enjoyed the half portion of the pork for lunch the next day. Really great house made food by Chef Mike and hosted by his wife, Kathy.

TAVD (Indiana)
4.0  Dined on October 28, 2017

Been there so many times but had never tried the "whole chicken dinner for 2" menu option. We really loved it and it is a great value.
This reminded us of a regular Sunday night dinner my husbands mother fixed at least once a month...she split a chicken and broiled it in the stove with fresh lemon juice.
Chef Mikes grills it, splits it before serving it along with roasted potatoes, mixed vegetables, salad and house-made dinner rolls. Now that is a "Sunday" dinner but available any day of the week.

OpenTable Diner (Indiana)
2.0  Dined on October 20, 2017

The server didn't come back to check on us. When he came back to pick up the check, he was on his cellphone. That was a first for me.

KLynn (Indiana)
5.0  Dined on October 13, 2017

We always enjoy coming to Chef Mike's. The staff makes us feel like family and the food is perfect every time!

vipOpenTable Diner (Indiana)
5.0  Dined on September 28, 2017

Chef Mikes is a local favorite and we dine there a couple times a month. Never had an unpleasant experience at Chef Mikes.

TAVD (Indiana)
4.0  Dined on July 8, 2017

Three meals were very good good chicken 1/2, white fish special, chicken/ribs (note ribs Re not smoked if that's what you like) special although BBQ sauce very hot if that's your thing, strip steak a house specialty was not very special while large piece it was flavorless, and tough with a lot of gristle. Vegetables very good. Desserts small selection, coco loco pie is good and a reasonable sized price. Peach tart was ok but tart dough was hard and tough.
Service was very good especially considering a very argue group showed up without reservations wait staff was scrambling.
Almost 100% of times are made in house, including breads and most desserts.

MJMizzou (Indiana)
5.0  Dined on May 6, 2017

A must try is the Buffalo Brussel Spouts appetizer....and don't forget to ask for Ranch or Blue. Yeah I know....weird, but delicious. Service is always friendly and accommodating. Bar/Beer list is better than average. Simple atmosphere where finely grilled food is generously served by a wait-staff who pays attention.

RBS98 (Indiana)
4.0  Dined on April 16, 2017

The food was great.

Gerry (Indiana)
5.0  Dined on April 3, 2017

We had wonderful lamb burgers that were juicy and filling . Served with eggplant fries that were delicious ! We would definetly go back!

Graduation (Indiana)
5.0  Dined on March 29, 2017

The charcoal grill makes ALL the difference!! Fabulous burger, cooked perfectly to my request, & the fries were even smoked and were mesmerizing. I can't say enough about my wonderful experience! Mike's is tucked away next to the Holiday Inn Express so GPS (Waze) didn't get me there, so I drove until I found it. I signed up for the rewards card & I will DEFINITELY return!

vipebug (Chicago)
2.0  Dined on March 27, 2017

Food was good, but over-priced in my opinion, especially given the setting - older bar type place in small older strip mall (can't imagine overhead is that high). 7.50 for 7 asparagus spears? - they were very good, but really? On a better note, my daughter thought the fries were fantastic :)

vipDiner722 (Indiana)
4.0  Dined on March 19, 2017

This was our first time here and we would probably give it a 2nd chance but were not overwhelmed. We thought it was more of a BBQ restaurant but mostly steaks and chicken and sandwiches. My wife both described it as good not great. I had the brisket which was good and she had a filet but it had a strip of fat on it which made us question whether it was really a filet or not. The sides were serviceable but not outstanding. Again we would give it another try and order something different.

vipfrank (Indiana)
5.0  Dined on March 17, 2017

Just move to the northwest side. Looking for really good restaurants it's hard to find. This is a great steak restaurants with good atmosphere. I am so impressed with the service, reasonable prices, and great food!

vipGeorge (Indiana)
3.0  Dined on January 14, 2017

Chef Mike's offers good grilled food. Not fancy. Just good service and food.

OpenTable Diner (Indiana)
4.0  Dined on December 31, 2016

Food is so good and service was good, usually it is a very long wait but that was certainly not the case.

vipMichigan0406 (Indiana)
5.0  Dined on December 30, 2016

Seriously the best grilled chicken breast sandwich I have ever had. . Others is my party were wowed by the pecan-crusted catfish dinner.

OpenTable Diner (Indiana)
4.0  Dined on December 12, 2016

Chef Mike's Grill seemed like a good choice. The prices were a bit steep. I think they should add more appealing appetizers and a few more dishes to their menu. The chicken Alfredo was delicious. My colleagues had a hard time ordering off the menu.

vipDRob (Washington DC)
4.0  Dined on December 1, 2016

We had a late night steak dinner before closing. The owner was cordial and a great conversationalist. Tina's service couldn't have been better and the whole staff was nice and accommodating. The bar looks like a great place to watch sporting events.