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!
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.
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!!!
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.
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!
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.
Fun place. Good service
Our waitress was exceptional! We had a party of 9 people and she handled it timely, efficiently and pleasantly.
WE HAD OUR NEW YEAR EVE DINNER AT THE RESTAURANT, VERY WELL MANAGED, GREAT STAFF AND DELICIOUS FOOD! WE'LL BE BACK!
Made a reservation, didn’t need it. Only like 6 tables full. There was a special of 19.99 prime rib listed when we made the reservation, the server didn’t know anything about it. The service was terrible at one point the server flat out insulted my intelligence. The food was pretty good though, a smidge overpriced but the complimentary bread at dinner filled that void. Wouldn’t recommend.
Food good. Reasonable prices. Just thought the overall cleanliness is an issue. Need to get rid of that nasty carpet.
It was our first time going to Grindstone Charley's and it was great. Good food, good service, good value - we had a very good meal.
Great service, delicious food. Even though the patio was empty, the restaurant very kindly accommodated our request to sit outside, and the waitress who had to run from outside to inside to serve us was wonderful! She went above and beyond.
Visiting from out of town decided to try this restaurant. Walking in was like being with Frank & Mike on American Pickers from the History Channel. Loved the "Indy car" decore mixed with some other collectibles. Customers in included a large group and many regulars. Food was creative, large menu, and our burgers were excellent. The menu on-line has desserts first & the turtle pie recommended by our server was incredible. It was fun!
Food was very bland- serving size was good.
Waiter did a decent job
My wife and I were in Indianapolis for the weekend and picked this place, price was a factor, I didn't want to pay $70 for a dinner somewhere else. We were pleasantly surprised at how nice it was, our server Shelby was very good and attentive and the food was delish.
Good casual family restaurant. Get the fried green tomatoes!
Serving good food at fair prices fo over 15years. A favorite each time I visit Indianapolis on Business.
One of our favorites for over 25 years to take the kids and now the grand daughter for a good meal.
Our only issue, was with the all you could eat fish. If you ever get this, order more as soon as you get your plate. We had to wait over 35 min to get the refill. Our server was amazing, and all the food was delicious.
Very good and friendly service. Good menu choices. Best prime rib I have had in several years. Attentive to our drinks and other needs.
No pressure between courses or to leave when done. Accommodated 6 of us easily and efficiently.
Everything was great. Would highly recommend it to anyone.
We are so glad Grindstone Charley's is still open! Everything was very good.
We had a big group of parents and athletes in town for a tournament. We were able to make our reservation throughly open table and the staff was ready for our large group. The food was great and staff was awesome!
My family and I went for dinner on a Friday night. Our server was outstanding. He was friendly and gracious. Everyone enjoyed their food and drink.
Our waiter was very nice & attentive without being overbearing.
We were seated behind the bar at the back of the restaurant, although there were plenty of tables available in the much nicer atrium area at the front. It was Mother's Day. A family of 20-24 seemed to have the undivided attention of the kitchen staff, as everyone else in the place seemed to be lacking food. It took 20 minutes for our appetizer to arrive. We had been there an hour by the time our food arrived. The food was very good, but the experience was not.
I reserved for a graduation party on Mothers Day. They accommodated us greatly. Food was great and service too. I highly recommend it
Great food friendly service excellent meal choices great value
Waiter was very polite and quick! Our food was delicious!! Burgers are the best!!
very good lunch spot for work or group gatherings. We use this for our annual Christmas gathering
This restaurant has been around long time and I have frequent Grindstones often; sometimes for carry out too. Outdoor seating, bar, large parties, vintage decor, great menu they have it all. I go back for the great food and friendly staff.
Although the onion soup and Thai wings continue to be winners, everything else was average. We sat inside in the bar area and were miserably cold. Wasn't just us, the girl at the next table was wearing a sweatshirt in August. We moved to an outside area where the temperature was perfect, but the view was a gas station and when two other couples came out, they immediately began smoking. Because business wasn't great (Friday night) our server was released and another took her place. All in all, the dining experience was extremely fair.
Nice place to gather with friends where conversation is more important than other factors.
While a decent place, it didn't live up to the typical Open Table standard. It could have been cleaner and updated. The food was good, but not exceptional in any way.
My son and I had dinner here after the Indy 500 race, and the food was good and won't put a big dent into the wallet. Try the prime rib at $17.....very tasty.
Grindstone Charley is a place I would go to for food that is well prepared and tasty. We had one wait staff attend to our party of 11, and she did a wonderful job getting our orders and serving our food promptly. But what I was looking for when we checked out OpenTable was for a special occasion--to celebrate my daughter's college graduation. We drove 90 minutes from her campus to Indianapolis because it was a central spot for out-of-town friends and family who attended her graduation to dine and travel home from. I had hope for something a little bit more upscale in terms of location, food selection and ambiance. The restaurant we arrived at did not look like what was pictured in OpenTable. It was not in a nice neighborhood--I had hoped we could be in the Downtown area. Next time, I will need to look more closely, instead of letting my husband scout it out alone.
The jack burger was great, but the sirloin steak left something to be desired. Our waitress was great, but the hostess was talking with other employees when we walked in and another employee had to get her to seat us. It wasn't the worst experience, but I probably won't return.
I have been eating here for years, and I keep coming back. This place has the best burgers! They also have great salads, tenderloin, catfish, fried fish, and ribs! I also just love the people that work here. Everyone is so cool and down to earth. I have never met a mean rude person here EVER! If you want good food and don't want to spend a lot, then try this place out.
My husband and I love your restaurant! We have dined there several times over the last 25 years and one reason we keep coming back is because it is consistently good!! It has good food, good service, always clean, and friendly staff! We love the "neighborhood" feel of Grindstones--even though we live in Plainfield! We recommend it to all our friends!