Grindstone Charley's - Kokomo

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$30 and under
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American
At Grindstone Charley's, we serve only the finest quality, freshest ingredients, served by a friendly hospitable staff, in a clean, warm and friendly environment. The food and recipes have come from many generations of experience. Started by the Fogelsong family in 1982, we offer a wide variety menu that includes USDA Steaks, Ribs, Seafood, Chicken, Salads, Burgers, and Sandwiches. We take great pleasure in your satisfaction and hope you enjoy!
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SH
Indiana
2 reviews
Dined 3 hours ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Very good Prime Rib. Excellent waiter Jon. Missed the Peach Cobbler, maybe next time.

DH
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We were seated within 2 minutes. The food was terrific and our server did a great job. We had the chocolate lava cake for dessert and it was heavenly!

MK
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience2

When we arrived on New Years Eve for our 5:30 reservation, our table had been given to someone else. They said they should be done eating soon. But we had another place to go afterwards so we had to take a different table just to make sure we got out in time. Kind of defeated the purpose of making an advance reservation with Open Table for a certain table area at a certain time.

JA
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best restaurant ribs I’ve had! Delicious!
Would highly recommend!

OT
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2019
Overall3food2service5ambience5

10 of us met for my mother’s birthday! Service was prompt and friendly. Fried green tomatoes were awesome us usual but several of our sandwiches were a disappointment. The beef sandwich was on too much bun and cold, the nachos were cold and soggy on the bottom, we did not bring it to the waiters attention as we hurry to go to next festivities.
But overall our experience was pleasant. Staff very accommodating and friendly. Next time we’ll be sure to bring it to staffs attention.

ND
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was very attentive and kind. The tenderloin was delicious, as were the onion rings. The fish tenders were not up to par.

t
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is my absolute favorite place to go and is always a great experience

J
Naples
3 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Excellent service. Most of the food was very good, but my husband's prime rib was tough. He refused to complain. He usually loves their prime rib, but this time was the exception. We will go back again to give them another chance. I had the ribs and they were delicious.

KK
Grand Rapids
3 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Good selection of food choices, reasonable prices
. Tenderloin are the best and biggest ever!

JT
Indiana
6 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience3

Only positives. Decent server and they had a good bar selection. Food was not very good.

D
Indiana
5 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Was a good experience

OT
Indiana
5 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great dinner! Service was fantastic!

OT
1 review
Dined on June 17, 2019
Overall5food3service5ambience4

Our server Jon was the best! He made our night great!

JG
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Only place to get fantastic ribs!!! Definitely our most favorite restaurant

MB
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love coming to Grindstone Charley's to celebrate with family. It was also sweet to get chocolate covered strawberries for Mother's day also. Thanks.

RG
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall1food3service3ambience3

We had reservations and we waited an hour Before getting seated then they wanted to put us in a booth which my husband has a wheelchair and then they set us in the bar I wasn’t very happy then the waitress didn’t take care of us as well as she should have

E
Indiana
29 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Dined on Mother’s Day. Had a 12:45 reservation. We did have to wait 30 minutes. We expected the wait.

The service was fast, food came out perfect. We left happy and full. The wait was worth the wait. Thank you to all the mother’s who worked today so we could eat! Thank you Theresa our server!

RS
Detroit
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

WE were very please. Previous experience on Mother's Day was not met with much pleasure- we had reservations and we were not seated at the time of our reservation because the hostess was seating many people first who came in with the same amount of people as our reservation but without a reservation. We love this restaurant so decided to try again. We were seated at the exact time of our reservation and we even added an extra person who had showed up unexpectedly. Jon Z. did an awesome job and when I accidentally got chocolate on my sleeve he went and got some club soda and helped get it off of my sleeve.

SL
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We go here quite often and usually the food is fabulous. On Sunday, it was a little less than....
Maybe being so busy for Mother's Day?? Prime rib was pretty tough instead of tender and even the ribs seemed to a bit tough instead of the usual "falling off the bone". My mom and I still had a good time treating ourselves to a dinner out and the chocolate covered strawberries were a nice touch!

OT
Indiana
3 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was great and our server Jon was the high point of the night, funny, attentive and made our experience exceptional!

RP
Indiana
2 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

The waiter seemed overwhelmed, even when business slowed down. He hardly smiled when interacting with our table; not very friendly. The food was good.

CY
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had Corey as our server & he was great! Food was amazing! Everybody was very friendly. Great place!

S
Indiana
19 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Salmon wasn't the best... but service was great!!!

L
Indiana
1 review
Dined on March 21, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Our waitress was not at all friendly and made us feel rushed to leave. We actually had to stand outside in the cold to finish our conversation. Food was not exceptional. Best item was the fried green tomato appetizer.

RS
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Everything was good except that even with a reservation, we had to wait, what I felt, was a little too long.

JG
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Yes, we always have a good experience at Grindstone Charley's.

SC
Indiana
5 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, good service and attentive staff! Great variety on the menu and TVs to keep up with your favorite sports team!

OT
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

It was my birthday!

OT
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was great and so was the food

MS
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Overall I really like the restaurant so please don't let these comments take away from that. I just wish there were more vegetarian/vegan options. There are pasta dishes, but you can't seem to be able to order them without the meat. It would be nice to have a few choices other than the standard salad and baked potato. Even a vegetarian burger or black bean burger would be nice. They now have the Beyond Meat burgers, Impossible Burgers, and Incredible burgers as well as the MorningStar burgers.

KT
Indiana
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2018
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Food was ok, but not great. Food looked processed and not fresh. Service was fine.

J
Naples
3 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2018
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Made reservations via Open Table for 5 people. Two of our party arrived earlier than we did and they were immediately. We were then able to join them when we arrived. Our drink orders were take immediately and the server gave us plenty of time to visit with everyone. We like to take our time ordering. We never felt pressured.

EJ
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2018
Overall1food2service1ambience2

Decent food, awful service. Ashley, our server, would ask if we need anything and walk away as we answered and the manager Mike pretended to be deaf when we were overcharged on our check. Awful experience, never returning and never recommending.

PT
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall4food3service5ambience5

My meal was very good. How ever my husband and I ordered our steaks medium well and my husband had to send his back two times. The first time it was " still bleeding" and the second time did not look much different. By the time it was not " bleeding" it was almost to tough to eat. We will not order steaks there again. Our waiter, Jon Z. Was great! Also it is a bit noisy for hard of hearing people. I would eat here again, only I would get the catfish!!! ☺️

p
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2018
Overall2food2service3ambience3

Food took over an hour and 15 minutes!!! Always sooo slow!!! What is with that??

SP
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was excellent and our food was amazing.

KM
Indiana
3 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2018
Overall3food5service5ambience3

The food and service are always excellent! We meet my parents there a lot because it is half way in between for both of us travel wise in Kokomo. We met them again for Father's Day last weekend and the air conditioning must have been out. Since my parents are in their upper 80's this posed a real problem for them. They were pretty miserable throughout the meal and we didn't linger very long. I'll be sure to check on the air before making a reservation again this summer just for their comfort. To be fair though it was a 90+ degree day with a heat index of over 100 degrees so I'm thinking there could have been many issues all over that day. As I said the food and service were still wonderful as always.

DC
1 review
Dined on June 17, 2018
Overall2food3service5ambience2

Messed up one plate wrong food. No air conditioning. Food wasn't all that great for $100. Appetizers were good. Service was good. Drove 60 miles to eat here. Not again.

N
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2018
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Service was alright, waitress didn't seem extremely knowledgeable but food was delicious. Some drinks were forgotten or wrong and they were out of Titos.

BS
Indiana
11 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall5food4service5ambience3

Mother' Day luncheon. Surprisingly quick service with a packed house.

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