Grindstone Charley's - Lafayette

4.5
53 reviews
icon/ic_price_rangeCreated with Sketch.
$30 and under
icon/ic_cuisineCreated with Sketch.
American
Top Tags:
  • Comfort Food
  • Great for Lunch
  • Casual
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
icon/ic_cuisineCreated with Sketch.
Cuisines
American, Burgers, Steakhouse
icon/ic_clockCreated with Sketch.
Hours of operation
Sunday - Thursday: 11:00am - 10:00pm
Friday - Saturday: 11:00am - 11:00pm
icon/ic_phoneCreated with Sketch.
Phone number
(765) 449-8692
icon/ic_new_windowCreated with Sketch.
icon/ic_paymentCreated with Sketch.
Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
icon/ic_dress_codeCreated with Sketch.
Dress code
Casual Dress
Open Google Maps
icon/ic_locationCreated with Sketch.
icon/ic_neighborhoodCreated with Sketch.
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout
What 53 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.5based on recent ratings
4.6
food
4.6
service
4.2
ambience
4.6
value
Noise · Moderate
100% of people would recommend it to a friend
5
4
3
2
1
Sort by
Newest
Filters
OT
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very good service and great food

Report
Helpful
OT
Indiana
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Great food, good service. Bread was great, but came late right before food was brought out

Report
Helpful
D
1 review
Dined on July 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It is a half way point between our daughter in Illinois and our Ohio home.

Report
Helpful
H
Chicago
17 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Great, prompt service. Good food, nice portion size. Good casual atmosphere with some flat panels spattered around the rooms.

Report
Helpful
i
Indiana
1 review
Dined on June 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Was a very good dining experience? Good Customer Service.

Report
Helpful
JW
1 review
Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 3

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

Report
Helpful
OT
Indiana
6 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

Report
Helpful
OT
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

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

Report
Helpful
i
1 review
Dined on April 26, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

The bar seating was cramped at best, they put 5 people in a small booth. I am have a VIP Card and no points were put on my card. Other than that, the food was good and it was a good value.

Report
Helpful
B
Indiana
7 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

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.

Report
Helpful
G
Pittsburgh
5 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

Report
Helpful
4
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

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

Report
Helpful
JA
1 review
Dined on April 1, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 5ambience 3

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.

Report
Helpful
BB
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 2

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.

Report
Helpful
OT
Indiana
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

Report
Helpful
OT
Indiana
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

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.

Report
Helpful
YM
Orlando
14 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2017
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

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.

Report
Helpful
OT
Indiana
4 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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

Report
Helpful
OT
Detroit
3 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

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

Report
Helpful
OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2017
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

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.

Report
Helpful
T
Indiana
16 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great Pork Tenderloin sandwich coleslaw and soups.

Report
Helpful
JA
Indiana
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2017
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

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.

Report
Helpful
OT
Indiana
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

Report
Helpful
C
Indiana
61 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

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.

Report
Helpful
OT
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

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!

Report
Helpful
M
Chicago
31 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

Report
Helpful
OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 14, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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!!

Report
Helpful
OT
Indiana
1 review
Dined on May 14, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

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.

Report
Helpful
OT
Indiana
1 review
Dined on May 14, 2017
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 3

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.

Report
Helpful
C
Indiana
1 review
Dined on May 13, 2017
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 3

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.

Report
Helpful
OT
St. Louis
2 reviews
Dined on April 22, 2017
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

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.

Report
Helpful
OT
Indiana
1 review
Dined on April 16, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Friendly staff, great food.

Report
Helpful
OT
Indiana
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2017
Overall 2food 3service 3ambience 2

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.

Report
Helpful
DB
Indiana
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2016
Overall 2food 5service 2ambience 4

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.

Report
Helpful
T
Indiana
16 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

Report
Helpful
L
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2016
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Service was excellent. Food was tasty and well priced.

Report
Helpful
OT
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2016
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 3

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

Report
Helpful
s
Chicago
158 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2016
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 3

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.

Report
Helpful
J
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2016
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

Report
Helpful
R
Chicago
33 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2016
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 2

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.

Report
Helpful
1
2

Tweets by Grindstone Charley's - Lafayette