Grindstone Charley's - Kokomo

4.6
115 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
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 115 people are saying
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4.6
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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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
6 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
7 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
4 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.

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CrystalB
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was an amazing experience. We had 2 adults and 3 kids under 13 and the server was amazing. Zack, the server, was attentive and answered questions about the menu that we had. The food was amazing and fresh. The Nachos rocked!! The ribs were even better. We will definitely be back.

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Heather
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall2food4service2ambience2

Food is great. Service was not up to par compared to previous visits.

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JenniferP
Indiana
6 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall1food3service1ambience3

Server was horrible. Reservation was at 7. Still no drinks at 7:35. Salads before appetizers. No silverware. No drink refills. Would not recommend

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TarahH
Indiana
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service! One of our fav places:) Will done again.

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CraigBJ
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great deal doing the reservation!!!! We got right in on Valentine's Day. Standing room only. Our waitress and food were awesome ❤ Love everything about using open rable. Grindstones is our favorite restaurant!!!

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NovaW
Indiana
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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vipFrankZ
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday- got a free slice of cheesecake to go for the birthday girl.

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SandraH
Indiana
2 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

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

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DianeH
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!

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MikeK
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.

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JonA
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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OpenTable Diner
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.

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NDHi
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.

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toddi
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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Jingle
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.

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

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

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vipJackT
Indiana
7 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience3

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

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Don15
Indiana
5 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Was a good experience

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vipOpenTable Diner
Indiana
5 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great dinner! Service was fantastic!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 17, 2019
Overall5food3service5ambience4

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

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JenniferG
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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MaryB
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.

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RandallG
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

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vipElizabeth
Indiana
32 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!

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RobertS
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.

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SallyL
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!

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OpenTable Diner
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!

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 115 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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