Grindstone Charley's - Kokomo

4.6
137 Reviews
$30 and under
American
Grindstone Charley's is an American restaurant + bar serving scratch made quality food and drinks. Established in 1982, this is good home cooking, with recipes that have been passed down through generations. We promise flavorful food, spirited drinks, and a good seat at the table.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
What 137 people are saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
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4.6
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4.6
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4.6
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97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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LisaS
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Would recommend to fellow friends. Waitress did a fantastic job.

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LarryW
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice relaxing place to take the family. Service is always great!

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LuckyCharm
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Ultimately I enjoyed my time at the restaurant. There were 2 things that I didn't too much like, 1 a dishwasher came out of the kitchen and was visibly scratching his butt (he saw me and my sister see him). The 2nd problem was my steak being burnt and cooked wrong the first time and it just not being good the second time. HOWEVER, my waiter Jewell was OUTSTANDING in every way! She was attentive and helped in anyway she could!

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Mohk
Indiana
9 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love Grinstone’s! Favorite local restaurant. Always good food with great service.

Grindstone Charley's - Kokomo
Responded on April 8, 2021

Hi, Mohk. Your feedback is highly appreciated. Thank you so much for the review!

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Smith
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2021
Overall1food1service2ambience2

Soup was cold steak was over cooked mashed potatoes was like the same from the soup tinder-lone was salty and potatoes was the same as the others fish was over cooked and very hard other food was good and the appetizer was ok but not it’s best like before the drink was watered down then my to-go order was already cold when it made it to the table it was a very bad dinner for my family

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vipFrankZ
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great as always.

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AdrienneP
Indiana
1 review
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The restaurant was fantastic. Sadly the reservation did not show up for Grindstone Charley's so we had to wait.

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JessicaT
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We really enjoyed our visit and will go again next time we are in the area. Food was excellent and our server was great!

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JiniB
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Waiter was AMAZING! Food was good, steak a little over-done, but was good! Atmosphere was nice, not stuffy or too loud. Would definitely go back.

Grindstone Charley's - Kokomo
Responded on March 8, 2021

Hi Jini. Thank you so much for the great review!! We are glad you had a great experience! We can't wait to serve you again.

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JoyceB
Indiana
6 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant is a great place to meet our family half way for a meal... Perfect food , clean and very nice staff....Great waitress...couldn't have been anymore helpful. Thank you for taking care of us after our drive....will be back.

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MikeR
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Very timely, short wait. Staff was very attentive, good food and reasonably priced. Solid choice!

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CarlaY
Indiana
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The sampler appetizer platter was amazing as usual! The ribs and chicken dinners were just as good as the apps. We had a very friendly server.

Grindstone Charley's - Kokomo
Responded on February 26, 2021

Hi Carla. Thank you so much for the great review! We appreciate your patronage!

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LarryB
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We got the prime rib special. Grindstones has excellent prime rib. We like to eat in the bar and we enjoy the friendly staff.

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JoderN
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Grindstone Charlie’s is a great place for a good meal. The service is good with friendly servers. Our food came out hot, which is always a plus! We’d highly recommend the fried green tomatoes!

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toddi
Indiana
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall2food5service1ambience5

Service was horrible and did not appreciate it. Waitress spend more time talking in bar area with co workers and a group. Drinks took a long time food was fast and good but service was horrible

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SherlynR
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything we had was great. Great service. Great time.

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OpenTable Diner
Indiana
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall1food4service1ambience1

Had to wait 30 min past reservation time for a seat. They had 3 people running seating including the manager and all were doing it a different way. Wouldn't bother using the app with this restaurant.

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OpenTable Diner
Indiana
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Enjoyed it

Grindstone Charley's - Kokomo
Responded on February 10, 2021

Thank you so much for the great review!

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LarryandLizG
Indiana
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always ask for Jon Zeck to wait on us. He is an exceptional server. The food is cooked perfectly and is excellent!

Grindstone Charley's - Kokomo
Responded on February 12, 2021

Hi, Larryandlizg. These words go a long way, it motivates us to work even harder, thank you for the review!

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Barb
1 review
Dined on January 29, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Catfish, 6 oz steak, prime rib sandwiches and chicken tenders were ordered. All were excellent

Grindstone Charley's - Kokomo
Responded on February 12, 2021

Hi, Barb. Your appreciation is highly appreciated. Thank you for the review!

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LARJ
1 review
Dined on January 27, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience3

we usually enjoy this restaurant - complete disappointment our last two visits. The green beans were so overcooked and mushy, they could not be eaten. The meatloaf was average and mashed potatoes very bland. My chicken stir-fry was not "stir fried". the vegetables were not cooked, and tasted as if they were simply thrown on top. We will not be back for awhile.

Grindstone Charley's - Kokomo
Responded on February 12, 2021

Thank you for providing your feedback and letting us know about this issue, Larj. We set a high standard for ourselves and are truly sorry to hear that standard was not met in your interaction with us. Please get in touch with us on (765) 453-9125 and we'd be happy to help you out. Cheers, Grindstone Charley's

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OpenTable Diner
Indiana
4 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Was a good experience since no one in our party had eaten at a Grindstone Charlie before. Service was a little slow but food was great!

Grindstone Charley's - Kokomo
Responded on February 12, 2021

Thank you so much for your kind words. We really appreciate you taking the time out to share your experience with us. Cheers, Grindstone Charley's

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KathyC
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

First time to this restaurant; VERY pleasantly surprised with quality of service, food, environment.

Grindstone Charley's - Kokomo
Responded on February 12, 2021

Hi, Kathyc. Thank you for taking the time to submit a review, we really apprec iate it! We are so happy you enjoyed your experience with us.

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OpenTable Diner
Indiana
2 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, excellent service, excellent night!!

Grindstone Charley's - Kokomo
Responded on February 12, 2021

Hi. Thank you very much for your rating! We are glad you had a pleasant experience.

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HeatherR
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2021
Overall3food5service1ambience3

We made a reservation, but still had to wait 10 minutes before being seated. The service was terrible and we were at the table closest to the door so it was very loud and cold. The food was good.

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KimM
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We’ve only been to this restaurant in Kokomo a few times. Often it was ok, but not something to write about. This time everything was truly wonderful. Great food, service, and cleanliness!

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DanielT
1 review
Dined on December 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was fast. My wife and I were in and out in just under a hour but we never felt rushed or that they wanted out. Will definitely be back.

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JoyK
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

We were visiting from Wisconsin and found your restaurant on line. Our waitress, Becca, was one of the best I’ve ever had!

She was so friendly, offered her opinion on menu items and was very attentive throughout our entire stay!

I would come back again just to say hi to her!

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Mohk
Indiana
10 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love the roast beef. We believe it’s the best in town. Great service too! (If you’ve never had their breaded tenderloin you’re missing it!)

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JaniceK
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great time and wonderful service!! Our waiter - Jon Z was excellent!! He made us laugh and took very good care of all of us!!!

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CathyT
Indiana
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good food, great selection - would recommend to anyone - great prices on certain drinks

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TanyaS
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were out of town and needed a reservation. The wait staff was very pleasant and seated our party right away. We would definitely eat there again.

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NathanielS
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is great! Our waitress great very polite. Was great with making sure my kids drinks were filled and had everything we asked for will recommend to everyone

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Mohk
Indiana
10 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always good!!

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SandraH
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

The food was ok, the atmosphere was fine. The waiter didn’t really pay attention to our needs.

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DianaC
1 review
Dined on June 14, 2020
Overall3food5service3ambience3

Reduced menus like most places. Service today was slow with may trips toour table with items forgotten. Food was excellent. Will be back.

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BrianH
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

I reserved a table at 5:55 for 6:30. I arrived at 6:25 and was told there were no tables available for 45 minutes. Hostess had know knowledge of reservation process. I left and went to another restaurant.

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Rena
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2020
Overall5food3service5ambience3

With all the crazy requirements in place we had a good experience. However, we witnessed several servers have issues breathing in the masks when they were running around trying to get things for their tables. We felt sorry for them and honestly, they should not have to wear a masks. There has been numerous articles recently how the masks are not working anyway and we are NOT meant to breathe our own air -we were made to breath fresh air. We will be happy to get back to normal and those poor servers I'm sure will be grateful. Even the manager was breathing hard in those silly things.

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vipFrankZ
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Never found an item on the broad menu that wasn’t excellent. Management is very pro-active and always makes sure their customers are satisfied.

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vipdeansdining
Indiana
47 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We ate outside on a beautiful afternoon. The server was very accommodating and the food was very good.

FAQs

Grindstone Charley's - Kokomo offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (765) 453-9125.

Grindstone Charley's - Kokomo is rated 4.6 stars by 137 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.

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