Granite City Food & Brewery - Carmel

3.9
143 reviews
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Granite City Food & Brewery features signature menu items and proprietary beers in a polished casual setting. Menu items include Broad Axe stout beer short ribs, ponzu glazed salmon, and maple pepper bacon flatbreads.


Signature GCFB beers are brewed onsite, including: the Batch 1000 Double IPA, the Bennie German Bock, the Broad Axe Oatmeal Stout, Duke Pale Ale, and the Prairie Vixen Hefeweizen, are complemented by a rotating selection of seasonal and specialty brews.
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Indiana
11 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

While there were many tables occupied, it was not the case that every table was filled, so it did not seem 'overcrowded' or 'jammed'. The food was delicious, as expected, meeting the menu's descriptions and the service was acceptable, being a busy time.

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OT
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 1

Staff overwhelmed .empty tables .yet waiting area full . normally love granite city we will be going to the one at circle center mall

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Indiana
3 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

We had reservations for Mother’s Day, and expected it to be busy so we arrived 15 minutes early,but the host station was chaotic. Three other parties of similar number with reservations for the same time that arrived after us were seated first, even though we had checked in early. The server was nice and as attentive as she could be given she looked to be working two sections. Honestly the best part was the magician that came around to the tables to entertain the kids while we waited for our food.

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BL
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 2

The cooked to order was terribly backed up which caused the other food to get cold before actually getting back to the table to eat. The buffet line was hard to maneuver around and food was spilled on the floor making it difficult not to fall. Too crowded and poorly staffed.

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MV
Indiana
2 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

We went for Mother’s day brunch, we had reservations and still had to wait 20 min. Buffet line was extremely long, food was horrible, service slow.

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OT
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 2

Out of 6 meals, 2 were good, 1 was acceptable, 3 were poor. Table was sticky. Floor was sticky. Booth overall felt dirty.

Very disappointed.

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Indiana
2 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 2

Our server did zero refills until we paid for check. She was very short and and rather snappy with us. Food is overpriced. Overall not pleased.

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Hawaii
3 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

Nothing special

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DK
1 review
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Derick was our server and he was great! Atmosphere was nice and cozy! Already told friends and family about it and we will definitely be back

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K
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

The only thing that I can say negative is the sauce for the pasta was watery and our entree didn’t come with any salad or bread

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Indiana
4 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

We scheduled our dinner on April 27 and that happened to coincide with Prom Night. The entrance area was packed with patrons waiting for a table and because of that we were not seated for our 7pm reservation until 7:20pm. Food was good. I had the Asian Chicken Salad and my wife had the Steak Salad. I love this place for business lunches.

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C
1 review
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great beer, great food & great staff!! Anytime we travel to a city that has a location we make sure to stop.

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Indiana
1 review
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 5food 3service 5ambience 5

Food was ok but service was great. Mahi tacos were dry and fishy and even burger was dry.

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M
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Definitely a great Brunch Buffet. Fresh and plenty to choose.

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BD
Indiana
15 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Both the service and food were very good. We had an appetizer and entrees plus kids meals. Everything came out hot and the beer was good. Recommend!

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G
Chicago
44 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Nice brewery and good beer selection needless to say good food too!

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DI
Indiana
21 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 2ambience 3

We had dinner at Granite City on Sunday evening. We made reservations on Open Table, confirmed with the host that we had a reservation on Open Table and was seated. We received an email 15 minutes after we were seated that our reservation was cancelled. We spoke to the host upon leaving the restaurant and he stated that they had no reservation for us. This is the same gentleman that confirmed our reservation when we were seated. He stated that we should contact the restaurant direct the next time. We contacted Open Table and the gave us credit for the reservation - Thank You!
For the food at Granite City, most of their menu items are very high calorie. Sticking to a 2,000 calorie per day diet, choices are somewhat limited. Our food was delivered in a timely manner and our service was average. Not sure if we will be back, given all of the choices available on the North side.

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JM
Indiana
8 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Everything was delicious. We ordered the Chicken Giardiniera from the City Lites section and a burger with pork on it. Both were delicious and filling.

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Indiana
2 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent!

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Indiana
5 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Can’t wait to return

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L
Indiana
9 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Nice neighborhood family restaurant. Good food and good value.

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DB
Indiana
2 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went for Sunday brunch buffet and it was great!

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 5

Enjoyed the food and the company. The chef even came out and talked to us, question about allergies. The waitress, however was very slow, and wasn’t very knowledgeable about much of anything. She seemed aggravated at the fact that I had questions. Also, she didn’t take the time to even tidy up her area. I wasn’t very happy about eating around dirty tables.

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Indiana
14 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The menu is very extensive and the quality of the food is amazing. I had the cauliflower rice and it was tasty and well seasoned. Their low cal varieties are very tasty and worth the money. I have had their lunch combinations which are also very varied and good. Our server, Serena, was amazing...!

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KL
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

Nice atmosphere and great service. The food wasn't spectacular, but it was good and was nicely presented.

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ML
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Our server Derek was very nice and helpful. Top notch guy!

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LW
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Restaurant was VERY loud and very busy on a Friday night. At least 3 tables were unbussed during our entire meal. Our server was very nice, but was extremely busy. I ordered a burger and asked for medium well, but it was pink inside. I didn’t say anything because they were so busy, and I was very hungry. It was fine...not the best I’ve ever had, but fine. My 12 year old ordered bbq wings and really liked them. All and all, I would go back, but maybe on a week night versus a busy weekend.

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DD
Indiana
17 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Nice brunch for the price. The room is a little too crowded and difficult to get around in, and the wait, even with reservations, longer than I would have liked, but the food was good, and it was a good value overall. May have been understaffed as tables sat open for quite a while before they were filled, even when the waiting area was overflowing.

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MR
Indiana
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

This is her first time we went to the Sunday brunch was very pleased with everything the presentation and layout was fine didn't never seem to be overcrowded everything was fresh fruits were very good enjoyed our experience will be back again.

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KB
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 5

We attended Granite City in Carmel for Sunday brunch. Upon entering the restaurant, the hostess seemed very stressed and unorganized. We weren't greeted as her head was down looking at the computer. When she looked up a few minutes later, she asked how she could help. Then the phone rang and she answered the phone instead of helping me. At any rate, we had a reservation through open table, but that didn't seem to matter. She checked us in and said we would be seated when a table became available. We waited about 30 minutes to be seated which is ridiculous. There were just a few people waiting in the lobby and it was at 11:15am. There were about 6-8 tables that were open in the restaurant while we stood waiting in the lobby. Our server was average. She didn't ask if we wanted to see menus. I guess she assumed we were doing the buffet. The buffet selection was large and the food was really good. I would definitely go again and just hope that the hostess will be having a better job or if she doesn't like her job, then I hope she finds something that she does like.

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KL
Indiana
2 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I asked for melted butter to with my cinnamon roll, waitress got it cheerfully.
Everything was awesome.
Thank you

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Overall it was a great experience!

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MM
Naples
7 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 4

They seemed short staffed...the food wasn’t great. We won’t come back

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TL
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 3

Food was dry and cold. Worst food ever! Manager wanted to “discount” our meals even though we sent them back uneaten other than a couple of bites to taste. Refused to pay for food and was handed a bill for the 2 glasses of wine Managers attitudecwas awful...excuse was they were busy. Unless you’re looking for the giant pretzel, find another place

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BM
Indiana
3 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

I’m scoring them higher than our experience. To start with, our reserved time and table wasn’t met until 25 minutes after the reservation time. Once we were seated it took 15 minutes to get my drink and I had to ask for my wife’s drink 10 minutes later because it didn’t arrive with mine. My food was served Luke warm after waiting 45 minutes subsequent to order and my wife’s food was not served as ordered when it came. She said they’d have the manager redo her order and when it finally arrived it was missing 2 of the primary ingredients (chicken and Parmesan bread). Our dining experience lasted over 2 and a half hours.

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W
Indiana
13 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Sunday brunch was fantastic!

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DB
Indiana
6 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Salmon was a little burnt on ends and rice that can with salmon was cold

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AM
Indiana
55 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We always enjoy this spot- food awesome as well as atmosphere - nice servers too

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DM
Indiana
1 review
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 5ambience 5

We had to wait more than 15 min. pass our reservation time.

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OB
Indiana
107 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Lots of food for the price, but nothing really special except the appetizers.

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