Grindstone Charley's - Rockville Rd

4.3
108 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
  • 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 108 people are saying
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britt
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food4service2ambience4

Good food nice staff I would go back. They made our dinner fun and enjoyable

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Responded 5 days ago

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

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javiontaeh
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall2food1service5ambience2

They were out of all steaks and prime rib, I waited a hr and 35 mins before I actually received my food. My server was very kind and helpful tho.

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vipCaribbeangirl
Indiana
70 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Met my husband and a friend after an event...and it was Valentine's Day so the place was packed! Nonetheless, they found us a corner table. Grindstone's is basically pub fare, but I've had their prime rib a couple times lately, and it is very good! Server was very nice, in spite of the Valentine's craziness. Very good experience.

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AndreaS
Indiana
2 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience2

We had a reservation at 8pm, but still waited about 15 minutes when we got there. We were seated by another table with some drunk people that were swearing left and right in front of my 2 children, while continuing to order more shots, which was frustrating. We finally ordered and thankfully got an appetizer, because we didn’t get our food until after 9:30pm!! The food was okay, but my husband and I both got chicken sandwiches that were both over cooked, and waffle fries that were WAY over cooked. Our kids did enjoy the food though. (My daughter especially loved her macaroni and cheese!) However, without us even asking, we were offered a 15% discount for our extra wait time, which we did appreciate very much. It was a late night for everyone, and a fair experience, but we did appreciate the hospitality at the end:)

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Jayman
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Long wait time even with reservations there was a lot of people walking around without masks that no one was in forcing the cdc rules

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OpenTable Diner
Indiana
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall1food4service1ambience1

The worst experience I have ever had. The host had no idea what was going on. She was only seating people once they came up and complained. They were extremely over staffed. Trying to be understanding, but on the busiest day of the year; not acceptable. After 30 minutes of waiting to see a waitress, I went to bar to order. Waited over 30 minutes before asking for manager. Tables all around us were being served. People seated after us, ordered, ate, and were out before we got our food. Manager lied and said everyone was having to wait an hour. Absolutely not true. No apology. Nothing. Do not go here. Absolutely ridiculous.

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JimC
Indiana
11 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Laura was wonderful as always. We weren’t rushed even though the restaurant was slammed. Prime rib for two was the best and strawberries dipped in chocolate with our Kailua and coffee was the perfect way to end our evening.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall1food4service3ambience1

Our reservation was at 6:30 we did not get seated until 7:15. The waitress was excellent!!! It took us an hour to get our food, kitchen was backed up.

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vipIndyLeRoy
Indiana
17 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A great meal at a reasonable expense with great service.

Grindstone Charley's - Rockville Rd
Responded on February 15, 2021

Hi, Indyleroy. We appreciate the rating, and are glad we could provide you with a positive experience!

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Free2U
1 review
Dined on January 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A little of our way from Plainfield, but worth it. We were there for the Devour Indy event and ate from that menu.

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JulieW
1 review
Dined on January 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fried green tomatoes and tenderloin both great! Friendly server... great experience!

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LindaW
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had Taylor for our server and she was very attentive (not overly) and the prime rib was very good and the fried tomatoes were delicious!

Grindstone Charley's - Rockville Rd
Responded on February 5, 2021

Hi, Lindaw. Thank you so much for rating your experience with us so highly!

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vipDustin
Indiana
8 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The restrooms were out of order but they made sure to let us know right away as we entered. The cocktails were delicious and the food was even better!

Grindstone Charley's - Rockville Rd
Responded on February 5, 2021

Hi, Dustin. Thank you for taking the time to submit a review, we really appreciate it!

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suzie
Indiana
3 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

great menu selection! the southern fried chicken salad is a fav!

Grindstone Charley's - Rockville Rd
Responded on February 5, 2021

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

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Occasion was Veteran’s Day. As a former Serviceman, was offered free dinner for being a Veteran. Menu was limited somewhat but decided on the rack of Ribs. Very tender, fall off the bone barbecue with French fries and Mac and Cheese. Order so large I couldn’t eat all in one setting, so took it home to finish later. My Wife had Chicken Stir Fry, which she stated was also filling and delicious. Very thoughtful of Restaurant to honor Veteran’s by serving a meal on the house, but I must say we frequent Grindstone Charles often because their menu has great selections at great prices. Never have had any problems dining at Grindstone Charles as it is casual and semi formal dining with fine service. Great place to dine. Made dinner reservation thru Open Table, made it easy to reserve in advance and eliminate worrying about weather a table would be available when we arrived. A great service. Jim Ryker

Grindstone Charley's - Rockville Rd
Responded on February 5, 2021

Hi, Opentable. Thank you for taking the time to submit a review, we really appreciate it!

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RosanneB
Indiana
4 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really enjoyed the Autumn specials. They have great values.

Grindstone Charley's - Rockville Rd
Responded on February 5, 2021

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

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MalcolmG
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was a GREAT treat for the wife and I! The food is unbelievably delicious and the service was top notch! We will definitely be back very soon!!!

Grindstone Charley's - Rockville Rd
Responded on February 11, 2021

Thank you for the nice review! Hope to see you soon!

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LuanR
Indiana
3 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Had bbq pork sandwich. Very good, but way too much food. Only ate half. My friend had filet which was also good.

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Isabella
Indiana
34 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was excellent and my service was outstanding!!!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Low key place with good home style meals.

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RosanneB
Indiana
4 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

It was a very enjoyable experience. The food was great. Service was great. The restaurant was well set up for the COVID experience.

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JerryM
1 review
Dined on July 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exceptional service with great good. Couldn't ask for a better experience.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Good food, good service. Waiter a little forgetful but did his best and always came to check on us and bring more food or drink. Would recommend for a simple family dinner, though kind of pricey.

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BenM
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Due to distance we don't visit Grindstone Charleys as much as we would like.However, when we do it is specifically for the breaded tenderloin sandwich. That sandwich is the best we have ever had, just great.
This was our first time at the Rockville location and found it a bit dated but that was not a problem. An overall quiet place but probably due to the seating arrangment(covid 19).

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DaveC
Detroit
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

All good. Loved the fried pickles and plenty of fish !

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DaveC
1 review
Dined on June 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had the Prime Rib it was good But about 1/3 of it was fat so I dont think that will be my choice next time That was a disappointment I always get the New York Strip Bet it wasnt on the Menue So Next time Ill Try Something different

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vipIndyLeRoy
Indiana
17 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our table was waiting when we arrived, our orders were ready fairly quickly, the ribs were great!

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DarleenS
Indiana
6 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food at a reasonable price. All waiters & waitresses are excellent!! Always great service and laughs!!

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vipMarioR
Houston
21 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience1

It smells like old, a lot of dust in all its ornaments, super old carpet, the food is not very good and the service is sad.

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LisaD
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food... friendly staff... overall great experience!

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AndreaS
Indiana
3 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall4food4service2ambience3

Server could have been a little more attentive to “all” tables and not just one or two of his customers.

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vipIndyLeRoy
Indiana
17 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food, good service, good price!! Convenient location, too.

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vipSusanW
Indiana
18 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Just a typical dinner. Good, but nothing wildly fabulous or over the top. Server was attentive, food came quickly. I'd visit again if in the area and was looking to satisfy a variety of different appetites.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had a large group of 14 and they put us in a separate dining area. The service was so good. We had multiple people with special orders and several kids. The waitress was great, she was so patient and understanding. The food came out quick and was prepared amazingly!! Extremely delicious and we were surprised. I highly recommend this place

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RobD
Indiana
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience5

This has been one of our “go to spots” for years. Quality & service is still there. This is a pub so if you’re looking for white tablecloths you’ll be disappointed.

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Isabella
Indiana
34 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and drinks and outstanding service!

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StephenC
Indiana
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Got seated waited over 15 minutes. No one ever came over. We left

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vipIndyLeRoy
Indiana
17 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food, good service, good value! What's not to like?

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food was good, service was good but food was very slow to come out.

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Duke
Indiana
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2019
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Service was great and all the food was very good except my filet mignon. I have never seen or bought one that wasn't an inch or more thick and very tender. Store or restaurant. The one I got here was about a quarter inch thick and not particularly tender. More like sirloin. Margarita was excellent.

FAQs

Grindstone Charley's - Rockville Rd offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (317) 243-8760.

Grindstone Charley's - Rockville Rd is rated 4.3 stars by 108 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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