Grindstone Charley's - Lafayette

3.8
99 Reviews
$30 and under
American

About

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
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 99 people are sayingWrite a review
Overall ratings and reviews
3.8based on recent ratings
3.6
food
4.0
service
3.9
ambience
3.8
value
Noise · Moderate
87% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Breckyn
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience4

The blue cheese crumbles I had on my steak we're very overpowering and the steak was very dry. Our waiter was really good and the drinks also.

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DianeS
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2021
Overall3food1service5ambience4

I asked for my sirloin steak to be cooked medium well. Steak was very thin, overcooked and very dry. Waitress asked if she could get me another one and at the time I said no. I have heard stories about what happens when you send your food back. My friend had the same meal hers was perfect. Her steak was much thicker than mine. Salad and green beans were good although very skimpy on green beans. Service was excellent.
Although I would not recommend that meal to anyone the restaurant was nice.

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kevin66
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The food and drinks were delicious, the noise level not too loud, the service was slow at first, but got better

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Rhkhmacguiversharmigrier
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The server took too long getting or drink orders back to us from the bar. The food was very good.

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Rickm
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Their pork tenderloin sandwich is great! Add fried green tomatoes and its perfect!

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vipTrentP
Indiana
19 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had forgotten how great this place was. The slaw is the BEST!

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BobF
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love to dine at Grindstone Charleys. The food is always delicious and served hot. My favorite is the onion soup!!

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AlanS
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience3

unfortunately we arrived just after a power outage. food was unremarkable, cold soup,tough steak. Another one off our list.

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SierraS
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

We had to send back our food twice, also our waitress was very rude and we had to ask for everything she kept on getting mad if we needed something, I will not eat here again! Also we asked for kid glasses she brought out big glasses, also we asked to speak to a manager that never happened also we told her our bill was separate from others she put it all on one bill! I would love my money back from this horrible experience!

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MonicaA
Oklahoma City
14 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
14 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience4

Excellent service from Antoinette. Food was good but little cold. It was a Sunday night . Will give a try again.

KM
KristinM
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Food was good, but not much seemed to be made fresh/from scratch. (Fairly certain their mac n cheese is GFS straight from the pan.) Everything tasted good, but it's a high price point for what you get.

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OpenTable Diner
Indiana
10 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience4

Food was bland at best but service was great!

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WilliamG
Indiana
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Nice to eat out after virus virus kept us in so long, limited menu was a little disappointing.

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BrianK
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

The manager was amazing! We had a large party and she assisted our server to make sure we had great service. We had a mishap with my daughter getting sick, and she was incredibly helpful and gracious. Was much appreciated!

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vipMWSeem
Chicago
38 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Good food, Good Service, Well priced. Location ok.

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OpenTable Diner
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything all of our guests ordered was terrific! We highly recommend this resturaunt!!

MJ
MarkJ
Indiana
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I go to Grindstone Charley's when we want to have a quiet dinner together. The food is always great and the service is superb. Local management means a lot in running a great restaurant. The staff here is always working to make sure everything is right for their customers. We appreciate that. We highly recommend Grindstone Charley's.

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StewartC
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2019
Overall2food1service4ambience1

I thought the food was not good. The kettle chips were good.

RD
vipRDCPA
New England
36 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We went after the Purdue Christmas show. Made a reservation for 12. I am always worried with a group that large but our server was amazing!! She took great care of us. We were served quickly and efficiently. Food was very good for all 12. Place wasn’t too full hitch also concerned me. When we left we all thought we’d be back. Give this place a try, it is well worth the trip!

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vipUsedtobeinthebusiness
Chicago
20 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall1food2service1ambience2

The staff was completely overwhelmed.

It was a busy weekend but they were not overloaded-so not sure what happened.

The good news:

But the server recognized what was happening ( hr. To get appetizers, drinks wrong, etc.) and she alerted the manager who comped our meal. So they made it right.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience2

Food took forever, we ended up being sick that night

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GaryP
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The menu provides many excellent alternatives. The food was excellent and served in a timely manner. I had the ribs and they were some of the best I’ve had. The ambience is great and while there were televisions they were not intrusive.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Disappointed with our meal. Son liked his ribs, and cheese curd appetizer, but husband only had a few bites of his pulled pork grilled cheese sandwich and my salmon was very over cooked (supposed to be one of their signature dishes). It took a long time to take our order and waitress never brought napkins we requested. Also billed full price for drink that waitress suggested as a happy hour special. Won’t ever go back.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Great casual restaurant

JB
JoyceB
Indiana
6 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Met the family there for a local band competition..Everything great except fo a very wobbly table that we had to slide something under a table leg. But not a problem we couldn't handle.

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Libby
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience3

Food was meh. Fly wouldn’t leave us alone. Caesar salad was not tossed and covered in blue cheese? Not a Caesar salad.

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AMGraduationDinnerparty
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for a graduation 👩‍🎓 dinner and had a great time !! Food was good , service was great!
We will be back ! We will consider coming here for other celebrations!

TJ
TamiJ
Louisville
6 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Good selection and food for a chain. Exceptional service.

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OpenTable Diner
Indiana
10 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our Mother's Day tradition is for my mom to come down from Lake County and I come up from Indianapolis, and we always come to GC's... we love it!

JB
JuliaB
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went to Grindstones Charley’s to celebrate after our daughter’s graduation from Purdue. The food was excellent especially the spinach salad and the burgers. Our waitress was fantastic (I’m sorry I cannot remember her name). With reservations, there was no wait. I’d go back again!

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vipMichaelG
Indiana
8 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall3food2service5ambience4

Waitress was excellent! Steak was luke warm, loaded baked potato didn’t have hardly anything on it including butter. Potato wasn’t warm enough to melt butter and was hard like it was cooked yesterday and then briefly put in a microwave before serving. Onion rings were very crunchy and over cooked. Appetizers were very good as was the rack of ribs. Was really expecting better.

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VinceS
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall1food1service4ambience3

I was very upset with my Birthday experience on March, 10th. The server was great! But they served me day old chicken and noodles! Which was brought to my attention when they served my friend the same meal and it was soupy abd mine was not! Then i had to wait 10 mins to get my food. All are good came out at different times as well. You would think it would be at same time. They still wanted me to pay for the meal which upset me even more. I did not pay for the meal. I love coming there but this encourages me not to come back! I brought a group of 20 plus people for you guys and I got that type of service!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

We were there for a birthday.

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vipWildcats2016
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was perfect! It was our first time at one and will probably be back!

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ChadnBrandyT
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was excellent!! Couldn't ask for a better evening with my Husband.

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KeithB
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food with great service, all for a fair price!

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BillW
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our Wedding Anniversary is Christmas Eve.
So glad you were open for my wife and I and we had a great time.

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natalieM
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 13, 2018
Overall5food3service5ambience3

This is one of our favorite places to eat. We came for our daughter's 16th birthday. The waitress was very attentive and food was good and cooked fast. the manager even came out to check on our meals and gave our daughter a free birthday dessert.

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vipTommy
Indiana
24 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The baked potato soup and breaded pork tenderloin sandwiches are the best.

FAQs

Grindstone Charley's - Lafayette offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (765) 449-8692.

Grindstone Charley's - Lafayette is rated 3.8 stars by 99 OpenTable diners.

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