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Grindstone Charley's - Lafayette

4.3
47 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
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  • Casual
  • Sunday Lunch
  • Bar Seating
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!
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
American, Burgers, Steakhouse
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Hours of operation
Sunday - Thursday: 11:00am - 10:00pm
Friday - Saturday: 11:00am - 11:00pm
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Phone number
(765) 449-8692
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AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout
What 47 People Are Saying
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4.5
service
3.9
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4.4
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5.0Dined 7 days ago

Great value and food taste good, a good great go to spot if you couldn't think of where else to eat!

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5.0Dined on May 12, 2018

Spent an early Mother's Day there with family for the 2nd year... good food and service again!

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4.0Dined on May 12, 2018

Good food that was delivered promptly. Diverse menu matched the tastes - we will come back!

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4.0Dined on April 21, 2018

A birthday event, I was pleased overall with the menu and the space . I had the walleye which was tender, I also had a Southern fried chicken salad which was available in a half order size ( a nice option). The long island ice tea was good but the smallest I have ever had.
The service was good.

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Went to eat after my daughter’s Fashion Show. We got burgers and salads, and everyone enjoyed!

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4.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Great food, great service. Loved the fried green tomatoes.

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3.0Dined on April 1, 2018

The food was great, sever was good. We were disappointed there was someone there clearing our table and took food away we were going to take home. She interrupted our post lunch Easter time and family picture time. Manger tried to make it right by reducing bill, but that does not change result. We usually enjoy this restaurant, but probably won't return for a holiday meal. They wanted to turn table so bad, they interrupted our time, and that's not okay, we are very family oriented, and value our family time too much to have it rudely interrupted.

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4.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Good eating, casual chain restaurant, a bit more expensive than comparable places, and a bit noisy. Nevertheless, a good place to go unless you are hoping for quiet and romantic.

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5.0Dined on December 21, 2017

Excellent food and service. One of my favorite places to eat.

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4.0Dined on November 25, 2017

Able to seat our group of 9 quickly after the Purdue/IU game. Our server took good care of us and all of our requests.

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3.0Dined on November 4, 2017

Nice to be able to get the only reservation left in town. The food was just ehh. Broccoli was over done. Fruit was yuck steak salty salmon good. Waitress was rude and short telling us she did not really have time to go over the menu. She forgot my drink which dis not arrive at all.

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5.0Dined on October 20, 2017

Our waitress was very good and knowledgeable. Good came out fast as we were in a bit of a hurry.

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4.0Dined on September 23, 2017

We ended up with a party of 10 and it was handled great.

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3.0Dined on September 22, 2017

Good all around place for food and atmosphere. Not high end, but not low end. Right in the middle. Family friendly. Reminded me of Quaker Steak and similar places.

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5.0Dined on September 8, 2017

Great Pork Tenderloin sandwich coleslaw and soups.

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5.0Dined on August 20, 2017

Family meal while dropping son off to college. We try to find places that offer variety in the food to make kids and parents happy and my husband likes to go places were he can try a locally brewed beer. This place has both. My kids are also picky about the atmosphere of the restaurant and they really liked it here. Loved that you could make reservations online. No waiting. Waitress was awesome. Very friendly. Food was very good and got plenty of it. My one son didn't love his buffalo chicken sandwich, said it was kind of soggy. He would have preferred it crispier. Would definitely go again and would recommend to others.

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5.0Dined on July 9, 2017

I enjoyed my food and asked the other 5 people that were with me and each of us had a different meal but everyone said their food was wonderful! I have been there many times and every meal has been great.

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4.0Dined on June 23, 2017

In Lafayette for a wrestling tournament. Stopped in afterward. Sat at the bar. They had a 1/2 order of their great fried green tomatoes, and my husband loves their onion soup. People were friendly, food was good. We didn't get entrees. We have a Grindstones near us in Indianapolis and it's not great. This location was very nice. Bartender said it is independently owned. Nice place, would recommend.

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4.0Dined on June 4, 2017

Met our oldest daughter, attending Purdue, after our second oldest daughters high school graduation, for dinner. Good food, great value and Abby, our waitress, provided excellent service!

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5.0Dined on June 3, 2017

The waitress was very friendly. The manager came to our table to ask us if everything was okay.

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5.0Dined on May 14, 2017

I love this restaurant/bar. In fact, I chose it for my Mother's Day dinner. The food is amazing. Portions are generous. The bar area is laid-back and casual. The drinks are great. Melanie has been our server multiple times and her wit, enthusiasm, and personality keeps us coming back. Our last visit was a party of four, over 21 crowd. Everyone loved their appetizers and entree choices. We will go out of our way to visit. Great place!!

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4.0Dined on May 14, 2017

Service was very good. Food was good but we have had better. Don't think the Grouper I ordered was the real Grouper. The shrimp kabobs were very good. My wife said she would order them again.

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2.0Dined on May 14, 2017

It was adequate. It was like an Applebee's or some other corporate chain place. I was surprised it was an Open Table offering. The staff did their jobs well enough. The food was mediocre. The setting was in an industrial area.

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3.0Dined on May 13, 2017

Our server was horrible. Not friendly nor efficient. Our orders were not correct and half our party waited a very long time for their food to come out. Bad experience. It was a Saturday night. I go there for lunch often and love it. Probably won't go back for dinner.

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5.0Dined on April 22, 2017

Very nice waitress. Varied menu with lots of decent choices: soups, salads, sandwiches, burgers, platters. Strip steak and grouper were pretty good. Nice side salads.

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4.0Dined on April 16, 2017

Friendly staff, great food.

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2.0Dined on March 3, 2017

The waiter was overbooked in his section with three large tables seated about the same time. He did what he could but needed help and no one from management stepped up to help. If it was my place the management staff would be history.

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2.0Dined on October 15, 2016

Service wasn't very good. Sat for a long time before the manager finally took our drink orders. I ordered a Caesar salad with my meal, but didn't get it before my meal. I asked for it in a take-out container, but when I got home I discovered I didn't have the Caesar salad, just a plain side salad. On a positive note, the food was delivered fairly quickly after our orders were taken.

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5.0Dined on October 15, 2016

Everything was delicious. The breaded pork tenderloin is the best. also, a unique pumpkin pie martini.

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4.0Dined on September 24, 2016

Service was excellent. Food was tasty and well priced.

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5.0Dined on September 23, 2016

Server Leeann was exceptional. Locally sourced steaks and ribs were excellent quality. Enjoyable relaxed evening with a party of 7.

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4.0Dined on August 20, 2016

The meal was exactly what we signed up for on our road trip from Chicago to eastern Indiana--relatively quick, appropriately casual, and dependable fare.

The French onion soup was not among the top 10 of this familiar classic- not served terribly hot, lumpy cheese, and scallions on top- I have never seen that before.

The rest of the meals and salads were right on target.

Best of all, the service was undeniably sincere and personable. We may stop every time we make the trip.

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4.0Dined on August 7, 2016

Food and service was excellent, and since it was our first time there they gave us a great coupon to use when we come back.

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3.0Dined on May 13, 2016

This restaurant seems very dated. It's in serious need of a remodel. I had ribs with side of chili and a side of coleslaw. The ribs were quite good. The chili's flavor was good but it too cold to melt the cheese. Coleslaw was lacking any flavor. There are better places around.

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5.0Dined on March 3, 2016

We took 2 kids and a baby and were treated to a great meal with wonderful service!

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4.0Dined on February 14, 2016

The wife and I had Valentine's Supper at 6 pm. The table was ready as promised. Our waiter (KAT) was exceptional. She was polite, efficient, knowledgeable of the menu, and did a great job. The food was prepared as ordered and tasty. Thanks for a lovely Valentines Day meal. We will return.

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5.0Dined on February 13, 2016

Great Food! Awesome Sangria!!! Loved it!

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5.0Dined on December 31, 2015

I made a reservation for 7 pm on New Years Eve 2015, at the last minute. We arrived and were seated promptly. Wife had the Rib Eye steak and I had the Filet Mignon. Both were cooked perfectly and tasted great. I was surprised that the steaks were so good. Out waiter was very good and accommodating. He was really busy with the full house but attended to our needs. The mushroom appetizer looked liked Deep Fried Baseballs. They were great. Over all, the food and service were exceptional. I will be going back and would recommend this restaurant.

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5.0Dined on December 31, 2015

We had a wonderful dinner! We had the prime rib couples special that was excellent . We like coming here because the service is always good and you don't have to wait forever to get seated. The food is always exceptional and the prices are not bad. I look forward to visiting again real soon:-)

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4.0Dined on December 29, 2015

My husband and I enjoyed dining at Grindstone Charley's twice recently. For both visits--one for lunch and one for dinner--we had great meals and cocktails. The restaurant has daily specials that are a real bargain. On Tuesday, we had the lunch tenderloin sandwich special for $6! And it was wonderful. The bar also has unique cocktails and daily drink specials. Definitely worth checking out.

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