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Grindstone Charley's - Rockville Rd

4.2
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92 Reviews
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$30 and under
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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
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 92 people are saying
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4.2based on recent ratings
4.3
food
4.3
service
3.8
ambience
3.9
value
Noise · Quiet
90% of people would recommend it to a friend
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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!!!

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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
33 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
1 review
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
12 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
13 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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vipSusanW
Indiana
17 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
13 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.

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ClevetteR
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Food was good and service was attentive. We were a large party and the restaurant handle all our special request.

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CindyS
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Made my first reservation on line: I was very pleased with the detail to setup and courtesy upon arrival.
Service was great.

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vipBradS
Indiana
13 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We had a party of 7. Service was very good. 6 of the 7 had very good food. 1 had steak and it was over cooked. We will be back but will most likely stay away from the steak selections.

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vipIndyLeRoy
Indiana
13 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We were seated promptly. My wife had the prime rib, while I had a cheeseburger and bowl of fresh fruit.
Our service was very good.

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Shorty67
Indiana
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We hadn't been to this Grindstone Charley's for a while since we usually go to the one on Crawfordsville Road. The service was great. Our waiter was very attentive to serving us. We had a party of 7 and we all received our order in a timely manner. Since the Crawfordsville Road location is closed, we will be dining at this location more often.

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vipIndyLeRoy
Indiana
13 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Our group of 6 met as planned, and our table was ready. Our server was friendly and efficient, the food was good.

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AjaW
1 review
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time at this restaurant and we will absolutely make sure to go back whenever we are in the area. Our waiters name was Troy and he was THE BEST!! We came in for my husband's birthday with a group of 7. He was quick and offered some awesome food and drink suggestions. But beyond just being a good waiter he made sure we were having a good time. Kept the table laughing. Absolute stellar guest service. We hung out and had a few extra drinks simply because we were having such a good time. He truly knows what he is doing. What would have been a $70 bill was quickly a $100 bill for your restaurant because he kept us there and engaged laughing and drinking. He made money, he made you guys money, he helped us start our night off on a good note. Thank you Troy!

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SandyC
1 review
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

The food is good and the service is excellent ! Would reccomend

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vipMarioR
Houston
21 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2019
Overall3food5service5ambience3

Best Best Hamburger ever taste!

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AndrewH
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall3food4service1ambience3

The food was good but the service was terrible. It took 15 minutes after we were seated to even see a server. The prime rib was cooked as ordered but I never seen the salad I ordered as a side. Drinks sat empty on the table for long periods of time during the meal. Would recommend for the food but not the service. On a positive note about service, as I looked around the restaurant there were a couple servers providing excellent service to their tables. If you eat here ask for anyone but Kayleigh to be your server.

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VSDS
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience4

The restaurant was quiet and not very busy so there was no wait. The food was ok I wouldn’t go back again.

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ChristineS
Indiana
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall3food2service3ambience4

My husband ordered the French Dip sandwich to say the least it was so dry and fatty he didn’t even eat much of it . He did comment to the waitress that it was chewy and dry but she just said sorry. We will not be returning to this location. My son visited the Crawfordsville Rd location recently and he said the food there was very good. We drove 45 minutes to dine. Terrible experience. We always went to the Greenwood location before it closed and no issues always good food.

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OpenTable Diner
Indiana
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall1food1service2ambience3

Unfortunately it took 55 minutes for our food to arrive. My steak was extremely dry, it had definitely been sitting under the warmer. My husband’s meatloaf was lukewarm and the green beans were cold and soggy. There were several tables experiencing the same long wait while other tables were getting food out in 10-15 min. It was not busy, only 10 tables on one entire side of the restaurant.

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AshlieH
Indiana
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love this place. I wish I could remember my waitress name because she was the best waitress ever! I went there on a Friday night a couple hours before closing. Our waitress definitely made my night. The food is always amazing!

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TerenceEvan58
Indiana
21 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Food is good, no wait time, waiter is great, my request for a quieter area for an hearing impaired was not done as requested, which resulted my review to be 4 stars and not 5 stars. They could placed in the back room instead of near the bar. I blame this on the host not reading my request

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MartinE
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great prime rib and a nice selection of draft beers. all of the staf were very pleasant

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 4.2 stars by 92 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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