Grindstone Charley's - Rockville Rd

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$30 and under
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American
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!
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SC
Indiana
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall1food1service1ambience1

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

IL
Indiana
11 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

OT
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

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

D
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.

CR
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.

CS
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.

BS
Indiana
10 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.

IL
Indiana
11 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.

S
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.

IL
Indiana
11 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.

AW
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!

SC
1 review
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

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

MR
Houston
16 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2019
Overall3food5service5ambience3

Best Best Hamburger ever taste!

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AH
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.

VS
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.

CS
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.

OT
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.

AH
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!

TE
Indiana
19 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

ME
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

M
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall4food5service2ambience4

My wife and I had the Prime Rib with two veggie sides. The prime rib was very tasty and was cooked to our specifications. There was plenty of lean meat for two meals - one at the restaurant and one at home. The broccoli and the mixed veggie sides were very nicely cooked, not overdone.

The atmosphere is casual (some may like, some may not). We were OK with the atmosphere.

Unfortunately, the service was incredibly slow and inattentive. Given that we were purchasing some of the most expensive meals and drinks, I would think that the server would want to capitalize on the percentage based tip. But no. Most of the time when we wanted something, we had to either wait quite a long time.

I would still recommend the restaurant because of the food.

GH
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall4food5service4ambience5

We had the prime rib special on new years eve. It was excellent, large cut very little far.

OT
Indiana
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall1food4service1ambience4

Service was slow.took 1.5 hours to get food

OT
Tampa
9 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Chicken cordon blue and Bison burger were very good.

AH
Indiana
2 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My fiance and I have never been to this place and we decided to try it on short notice. I googled restaurants in my area and seen this place and checked the menu out online and was glad to see it wasn't too expensive. We absolutely loved this place and would recommend this to anyone & everyone!

LF
Seattle
11 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2018
Overall4food3service4ambience3

Good with large crowd with kids

DP
1 review
Dined on June 17, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I always love the food service is good I will be back.

OT
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2018
Overall2food4service2ambience1

Took quite awhile to get a waitress to our table. It was not busy at all while we were there either. Almost all the employees were just sitting down talking while we were waiting. Very unprofessional. The food was good, just extremely unimpressed with the service.

JS
Indiana
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2018
Overall2food3service1ambience3

Overall it was okay,with 8 people at our table our waitress seemed disinterested most of the time to our needs, she didn't come by to see if we needed anything, we had to flag her down. When we ask for some A-1 for our steaks it took about 5 minutes and then she only brought a small little dish full and said they buy it by the gallon and that's the way they serve it, well she should have brought us two each for our steaks we didn't ask for additional because she rushed off so quickly to disappear from our site we just went ahead and ate. My nephew had to go find her to let her know his steak was under cooked so he couldn't eat with the rest of us. maybe a different waitress may have made a difference but I doubt it because we seen them all around the front desk laughing and having a good time and not attending to their clients. Probably won't go back.

AW
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2018
Overall2food2service3ambience2

Tried it out because we had a gift card. Mediocre. Probably won’t be back.

AK
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The only critic I have is that they gave our table to another party. So they had to scramble to get seats for us and it was a surprise birthday.

S
Chicago
131 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We had a fun time and a very good meal. The ribs were very good, the breaded pork tenderloin sandwich was outstanding and the kids meals were very good. The waitress was attentive most of the time but got busy and so we had to get our own ketchup, ask for drink refills, etc without our asking. We will definitely return to this location again!

SM
1 review
Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We were a large group 10+ with a couple small kids and staff was very accommodating and friendly. They let us move tables around to suit our needs. This is our family’s go to restaurant whenever we have a birthday or special occasion.

DB
Indiana
1 review
Dined on March 24, 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food was good...Todd did a great job trying to stall when the bartender didn't know how to make a white Russian...got a discount because of attending show at 8 seconds....over all would recommend!!!

JG
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2018
Overall5food5service4ambience4

We rediscovered this location after eating there years ago, and found the same great experience with yummy steaks and prime rib. A surprising taste of fried green tomatoes as our appetizer gave us the feeling of home as a comfort food. We would recommend this Grindstone Charlie's to anyone looking for an excellent dining experience.

MS
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a group of about 25-30 people needing some quick food and good service! Food was great, service was excellent! They were very accommodating to our large group, service was quick and exceptional!

TS
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2018
Overall1food3service1ambience3

this was our 3rd and last visit to this location; first visit service was good, 2nd visit slower than necessary, this last visit was unbelievably slow. It took an hour and a half to receive our order and drinks.

l
Indiana
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Fun place. Good service

R
Indiana
3 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waitress was exceptional! We had a party of 9 people and she handled it timely, efficiently and pleasantly.

KE
Indiana
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

WE HAD OUR NEW YEAR EVE DINNER AT THE RESTAURANT, VERY WELL MANAGED, GREAT STAFF AND DELICIOUS FOOD! WE'LL BE BACK!

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