Grindstone Charley's - Rockville Rd

4.3
161 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. Our menu features USDA choice hand cut steaks, antibiotic-free chicken, hand-crafted burgers, artisan salads & sandwiches, scratch made soups, along with an interesting , everyday wine & cocktail selection. We offer many dishes in small and large portion sizes and have a wide variety of gluten-free dishes. 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 161 people are saying
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Stephanie
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is great! I would definitely visit again!

Grindstone Charley's - Rockville Rd
Responded 2 days ago

Hi, Stephanie. These words go a long way, it motivates us to work even harder, thank you for the review! We'll see you again soon hopefully! - Blake Fogelsong, Owner

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vipIndyLeRoy
Indiana
22 reviews
Dined on January 21, 2022
Overall3food5service5ambience3

Everything was great, except we were seated beside an outside door in the bar area. It was darn cold!!

Grindstone Charley's - Rockville Rd
Responded 2 days ago

Thank you so much for your kind words, Indyleroy. We really appreciate you taking the time out to share your experience with us. I will pass info along to our team and make sure we have the heat on high in the bar! Thank you for your feedback, Blake Fogelsong, Owner Cheers, Grindstone Charley's

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vipCaribbeangirl
Indiana
76 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I gave this neighborhood restaurant/bar five stars because it is just a neighborhood gem! No, the decor isn’t fabulous. No, the food isn’t gourmet. It’s just such a friendly place with reasonably priced, very good, down-home food. There is a warm vibe, due to the friendly, loyal staff that’s been there for years and the regulars they serve. I think their Saturday prime rib dinner is great, always served exactly to the temperature I prefer. Salads are fresh, sweet potato fries are wonderful. Their fried green tomatoes are the bomb! Highly recommend for this type of casual dining.

Grindstone Charley's - Rockville Rd
Responded on January 18, 2022

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

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vipSusiemartini
Indiana
72 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was excellent! I had a 6 ounce ribeye with loaded mashed potatoes and asparagus. My friend had the pork tenderloin breaded sandwich with fries. We both thoroughly enjoyed our meal. I had a side salad also that came with my meal. A lot of food. Great value for your money. Excellent tasting. The wait staff was very helpful and nice

Grindstone Charley's - Rockville Rd
Responded on January 18, 2022

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

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OpenTable Diner
Indiana
2 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fast courteous service. The menu selection is amazing. They set the table for us. Very nice date night. Would highly recommend.

Grindstone Charley's - Rockville Rd
Responded on January 18, 2022

Hi, Opentable. Your feedback is highly appreciated. Thank you so much for the review!

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OpenTable Diner
Indiana
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2022
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Food was delicious as usual cobbler could’ve been a little more browner the service was slow the waiter was taking care of too many people at once and making too many trips

Grindstone Charley's - Rockville Rd
Responded on January 18, 2022

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

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MeganB
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Disappointed after we told them about the flat sheet of ice in the handicap parking spot after a hour it wasn't salted. I had to help all my kids and handicap mother to get into the car so Noone got hurt.

Grindstone Charley's - Rockville Rd
Responded on January 20, 2022

Thank you for the feedback Megan, we will pass this along to our management team and make sure it gets salted down if its icy again. We hope to see you again soon.

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SteveC
Indiana
1 review
Dined on January 7, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food and service were great at the Rockville Road Grindstone Charley's.

Grindstone Charley's - Rockville Rd
Responded on January 18, 2022

Hi, Stevec. We are delighted that you had a great experience with us. Thank you for taking the time to rate us!

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vipIndyLeRoy
Indiana
23 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Grindstones has the best tenderloin in town! The prime rib is always delicious, too!

Grindstone Charley's - Rockville Rd
Responded on January 18, 2022

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

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service.

Grindstone Charley's - Rockville Rd
Responded on January 9, 2022

Thank you for the great rating!!!!

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vipAnitaS
Indiana
8 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Good variety, great service, and tv's for those who wanted to watch the game.

Grindstone Charley's - Rockville Rd
Responded on January 3, 2022

Hi Anitas thank you for the great review, and rating we appreciate you!

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HeatherH
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place has great food and wonderful service. We eat here often.

Grindstone Charley's - Rockville Rd
Responded on January 6, 2022

Hi, Heatherh. We are delighted that you had a great experience with us. Thank you for taking the time to rate us 5 stars! See you again soon!

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Seated immediately, only waited a few minutes before being greeted for our drink orders, after ordering everything came out fast and we were checked on a few times while dining. Couldn’t ask for a better experience!!

Grindstone Charley's - Rockville Rd
Responded on December 21, 2021

Thank you for the review and rating. We look forward to your ongoing business!!

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Racharoo
New England
6 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We had a reservation at 6:30pm for six people and were promptly seated. We were coming in from put of town and in a rush to get to the Colts game, and we were in and out in a little over an hour. Tried the fried pickles, since they seem to be an Indianapolis thing; tasty but very salty. Fun to try. Everyone had typical pub fare: club melt, chicken club salads, burgers, fries or tater tots. They had a good selection on the menu, but we needed to be quick. It all came out hot and at the same time. Beers were reasonably priced, and it was an easy drive to the stadium from there. Great stop for what we needed!

Grindstone Charley's - Rockville Rd
Responded on December 21, 2021

Racharoo thank you for the rating and review. We are glad you had a great experience at our restaurant. Hope to see you guys again!

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KimP
Indiana
2 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Came here with friends before going to the Colts game. Food was hot and tasted great! Blueberry Mule was fabulous!! Had a reservation and table was ready as soon as we arrived and loved that they didn’t make us wait until everyone in our party arrived before seating us! Our server, Taylor, was very friendly and very efficient even though she was pretty much the only one working the whole bar area. Would definitely return again!

Grindstone Charley's - Rockville Rd
Responded on December 21, 2021

Kimp thanks for the rating and great review. Glad you guys had a great experience and look forward to serving you guys again!

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RobertS
1 review
Dined on December 16, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Excellent waiter/bartender. Very good service without being intrusive. Still has the best Breaded Tenderloin we have had anywhere.

Grindstone Charley's - Rockville Rd
Responded on December 21, 2021

Roberts thank you for the rating and kind words. We look forward to your ongoing business.

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JohnG
1 review
Dined on December 10, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Had French onion soup and buffalo chicken salad both were very good!

Grindstone Charley's - Rockville Rd
Responded on December 14, 2021

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

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KathleenS
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 10, 2021
Overall2food5service1ambience5

We had a server last night who ruined our experience here. We come to this restaurant every time we’re in town. We sat down and ordered drinks and when the server came back to take our food order, I simply asked if the restaurant provided bread. I was asking this because I’m a Type 1 diabetic and my sugar was starting to drop so I was trying to see if I needed to pull something out of my purse real quick to munch on while waiting for our dinners. The girl got such an attitude back and was like “Yeah we have bread!” She was so rude and we honestly didn’t want to ask for anything at all because I was almost in tears. I’ve never received such an attitude from a server in my life. I asked one question and never expected to be treated like crap. She ended up bringing the bread out 15 or so minutes later and I just stayed silent. The only reason I’m saying yes to recommending this place is because everyone else was really nice here and the food was great.

Grindstone Charley's - Rockville Rd
Responded on January 6, 2022

Thank you for providing your feedback and letting us know about this issue, Kathleens. We set a high standard for ourselves and are truly sorry to hear that standard was not met in your interaction with us. Please get in touch with us on (317) 243-8760 and we'd be happy to help you out. Cheers, Grindstone Charley's

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BellaM
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent and the service was great. Fantastic dining experience!

Grindstone Charley's - Rockville Rd
Responded on December 14, 2021

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

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wayneh
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

service was great, our waitress was at our table, within a couple of minutes, of being seated, food was great, waitress, checked on the table, 3 or 4 times, to see if we needed, anything. we were very pleased, and will return.

Grindstone Charley's - Rockville Rd
Responded on November 22, 2021

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

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OpenTable Diner
Indiana
3 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our waitress was very courteous however I don’t think she told us her name, she took our order quickly,made us laugh and she was very friendly! We will most definitely be going back

Grindstone Charley's - Rockville Rd
Responded on November 18, 2021

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

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing..I got the breaded tenderloin...it was delicious. My mom got the Charley's Chopper...huge portion..she has enough meat left over for 2 more meals!!

Grindstone Charley's - Rockville Rd
Responded on November 10, 2021

Hi, Opentable. Thank you very much for your rating! We are glad you had a pleasant experience. The chopper is huge!!! We'll see you again soon!

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MaryS
Indiana
21 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I always enjoy the food and the service has always been exceptional.

I would definitely recommend this location!

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vipIndyLeRoy
Indiana
23 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our table was waiting the service was great, as was our food.

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VicH
Indiana
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went with a group of 6 and everyone said their food was great!!!

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LouisF
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience3

Friendly waitress decent food

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JessicaH
Indiana
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall3food5service3ambience4

Food was amazing as always the best stuffed mushrooms a day French onion soup!

Grindstone Charley's - Rockville Rd
Responded on July 17, 2021

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

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LizzieP
Des Moines
9 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall4food3service3ambience3

A little tired & dated. Food was ok but nothing special.
The best Tenderloin in Indiana was pretty bland and nothing special. French onion soup was good.
Server was apathetic and clearly not happy to be there.
Portion sizes small and dated presentation.

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vipstowaway7
Cleveland
73 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Typical bar food offerings. Good selection of local craft beers. Local atmosphere. Well staffed and friendly servers. Would visit again.

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JulieI
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Haven't been here in some time. Nice to see it hasn't changed much. Good food. Nice atmosphere.

Grindstone Charley's - Rockville Rd
Responded on June 29, 2021

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

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JenInIndy
Indiana
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A long time neighborhood favorite that never disappoints. Appreciate the daily food and drink specials.

Grindstone Charley's - Rockville Rd
Responded on June 24, 2021

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

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DebraM
Indiana
15 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service. Waiter very personable and did a good job. Food was wonderful!

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vipDustin
Indiana
9 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the atmosphere and the food and the service was great

Grindstone Charley's - Rockville Rd
Responded on June 24, 2021

Hi, Dustin. Your feedback is highly appreciated. Thank you so much for the review!

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KayeA
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

It was amazing!!! No noise… it was nice and quiet. We will surely come back!

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Responded on June 23, 2021

Hi Kayea, thank you so much for your review. We appreciate you!!

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OpenTable Diner
Indiana
4 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Very wide menu so there’s gonna be something for everyone. Claim to have best tenderloin in state so I got it and I would have to agree!!

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KristiG
Indiana
1 review
Dined on May 27, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Always a great choice of food. Never disappoints!

Grindstone Charley's - Rockville Rd
Responded on June 8, 2021

Hi, Kristig. Thank you for taking the time to rate us! We are glad we could leave a positive impact and made it a good experience for you

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OpenTable Diner
Indiana
3 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience2

Nice place for a bite. Nothing fancy

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Thanks Troy!

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MatinaG
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Went last minute with a friend and could not have been happier with our experience. Charming place and service is as wonderful. Blackened fish was exceptional and sides were great. Will be back.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Indiana
12 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had my Mother’s Day dinner here. Prompt and attentive service, food was generous and delicious. Decor is a bit dated. It could use some sprucing up, but outstanding experience overall. Will go again soon!

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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 161 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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