Grindstone Public House

4.6
479 Reviews
$30 and under
American
In the shadow of the Noblesville County Courthouse, we proudly present Grindstone Public House. A vibrant neighborhood restaurant, serving tasty American dishes, and exciting Craft Cocktails. With ownership born and raised in Noblesville, we hope our love of community is reflected in our passion for service, quality, and hospitality. Our Staff is committed to work together to bring you and your family, a quality experience with food and drink we hope you will love. Located at one of the most historic corners in Downtown Noblesville, we want to become your “go to” hangout. So come in…sit back… relax…and enjoy!

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 479 people are saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
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4.6
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4.5
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipJackieO
Indiana
20 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a favorite place of ours to visit in Noblesville. Great food and great atmosphere and great service to boot!

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hppytgthr
Indiana
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great restaurant in downtown Noblesville. We have eaten there before and the food has been fantastic. Was in a party of seven and everyone loved their food. I was disappointed with my Mahi street tacos. The amount was abundant, but I thought them to be bland and the carrot straws in them were a problem. It was very loud but we were in a corner booth by the kitchen and seemed to get noise from every angle. The concerns were minor but worth mentioning. We will definitely return and recommend Grindstone to friends.

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CourtneyC
Indiana
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service were good. We will be back to support local restaurants.

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Barb
Indiana
8 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Met friends on Friday evening for dinner and drinks.
Easy to get to
Greeted right away, seated shortly after
Booth was in good location
We got 2 hours to just catch up.
Thank you.

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Lauren
Indiana
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience5

We will definitely be returning! Our table was centered on the end by the kitchen so we heard a lot of crossing noise and watched all the traffic. It was kind of fun for us to see all the dishes come out as first time guests, but I’ll probably request a table upstairs next time we go. Looking forward to seeing the expansion!

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Nancyde
Indiana
3 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and great food!

Grindstone Public House
Responded on November 17, 2020

Thanks for the kind feedback Nancy!

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RuthK
Indiana
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have ate here about 5-6 times in the last year and everytime we have had excellent service and the food has never disappointed us at all. It’s alittle more than some chain restaurants but we are ok with the price for the quality and service we received

Grindstone Public House
Responded on November 17, 2020

Thank you for the kind review Ruth! Hope to see you back soon. Jacob Foster General Manager

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kimg
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server, Jacob, was above and beyond with his affable nature and knowledge of menu. My husband had ribs and said they were perfect. I had a breaded tenderloin and believe this restaurant has the best in the state. Grindstone does a good job of social distancing and keeping the restaurant clean. This is one of my favorite restaurants and I’ve never had a meal I didn’t love, and it’s located downtown Noblesville, with lots of antique malls on the same street, which makes it a perfect lunch or dinner or dinner option.

Grindstone Public House
Responded on November 17, 2020

Thank you for the kind review! Jacob Foster General Manager

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SteakLovers
Indiana
6 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food is delicious, and you know there is a chef involved - the seasonal veggies were crispy brussels sprouts. Prime rib was delicious. And food was served hot and in a timely manner as were drinks, in spite of it being a crowded Friday night.
It's noisy, but we were able to carry on a conversation with another couple across the table without it being too difficult.
We thought the bar was pricy. Great Manhattan, but $14.

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TerriS
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of our favorite restaurants. Always friendly and knowledgeable wait staff. Menu is full of yummy dishes you want to come back for on a regular basis. Staff is always eager to make suggestions if you plan to try something new. We always run into others we know when we dine here, so we are not the only ones who keep coming back. Great experience. Of course, we will see you again soon.

Grindstone Public House
Responded on November 15, 2020

Thank you very much for the kind review! We love creating great experiences and will continue to do that for you. See you soon. -Jacob Foster General Manager

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dave
Indiana
7 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

The food was just “ok” for the price. The server was very attentive.I was unhappy that the host had deleted my open table after being seated and I had to contact customer service to get my 100 points for using the app.

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Grindstone2
Indiana
40 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have never had a bad meal at Grindstone. Grindstone is a gem of a restaurant in downtown Noblesville.

Grindstone Public House
Responded on November 8, 2020

Thanks for your kind feedback!

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JoshuaB
Indiana
3 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall4food4service2ambience5

The food was average, but the service was less than desirable. The stuffed mushrooms were deep fried, leaving a thick coating of grease in your mouth.

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MarkW
Indiana
11 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The menu has great diversity. All four of us enjoyed our selections. This was a return visit so we knew what to expect & were not disappointed.

Grindstone Public House
Responded on November 8, 2020

Thank you for the kind review! We appreciate your patronage.

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OpenTable Diner
Indiana
12 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was an excellent experience!

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vipBrian
Indiana
11 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food was okay. I had high hopes for the chicken/noodle over mashed potatoes based on the photos and a friend's recommendation for another Grindstone location. Sadly, noodles waaay overcooked and in very tiny pieces. But the flavor was good, so I enjoyed it more as a creamy soup over potatoes.

Upstairs decor is so boring and the entire floor shakes EVERY time their main door opens/closes. So that was unsettling.

We will go back. I have hopes to enjoy the bar area, which looked much more inviting and entertaining.

Grindstone Public House
Responded on November 8, 2020

Hope to see you back soon Brian. We would love another opportunity to create a most memorable experience for you.

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OpenTable Diner
Indiana
5 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The service and food were impeccable. It was chilly in the bar due to being over the cold air return. Our waitress did lean a menu up against the floorboard to divert some of the cold air. It was also very loud at first. One of the bar patrons was a very loud talker and the acoustics are not good with keeping that noise down. Otherwise a great evening!!

Grindstone Public House
Responded on November 8, 2020

Thank you for the kind review! Hope to see you back in soon.

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EricG
Indiana
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always have a good experience at Grindstone Public house. Food was excellent, didn't have to wait long for dinner. Service was great.

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vipCarolP
Louisville
3 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food! Great place will definitely return!

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DJE1234
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience2

First time there and not sure what to order. Asked server for recommendations and she said “there’s a lot, I don’t know.” (Uuummm not helpful.) Food was good and I may go back based on that. But it was way too loud. I feel like they need to figure out how to dampen the noise a bit as it was hard to enjoy our meal.

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vipMorjac
Indiana
13 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time in restaurant but will definitely be back soon. Had the scallops that were cooked perfectly with a light sauce but wrapped in bacon for extra flavor. The accompanying baked potato was also cooked just right and finished with a light coleslaw. Date had the salmon which she thought was also perfect. Place was full but also had a steady carry out business. We could see a second restaurant opening. Friendly place where all staff worked well together. Cozy, friendly, neighborhood ambiance. Looking forward to our next visit. Tip: get reservations!

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EricM
Indiana
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was great and the food was amazing. Highly recommend this place.

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JoshuaB
Indiana
4 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2020
Overall4food4service2ambience5

The service is really hit and miss in this establishment. The food is/ was very tasty and most of the dinner plates are a decent value. I ordered an Old Fashioned, and the bartender smashed the lemon slice so severely that the drink was terrible, due to lemon pulp floating through every drink I took. Overall, nice local lunch/dinner spot!

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Grindstone2
Indiana
40 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We have gone to Grindstone a number of times and have always enjoyed the food and the staff is excellent. The fried chicken salad is my go to dish and it is amazing. My wife loves both the salad and the whiskey chicken.

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Ty63
Columbus
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience3

Great food. Good service. Unfortunately the ambiance of the outdoor dining option was a bit underwhelming. Was expecting a patio type set up but in reality just a couple small tables on a narrow sidewalk.

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Bret
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Server was very friendly and helpful. The food was delicious and delivered in very timely manner. We were very satisfied.

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vipMark
Indiana
35 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was excellent, we had the prime rib (medium rare) and a full slab of ribs (half with bourbon sauce, half with peach bbq). Both meals were excellent, the sides were also very good, especially the brussel sprouts and the loaded mashed potatoes. For dessert, we had the key lime pie and the chocolate cake. The key lime was sweet and tart, excellent taste. The chocolate cake was rich, moist and delicious, with a scoop of vanilla ice cream that perfectly complimented the cake.
We'll definitely be coming back.

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vipLvryan
Indiana
22 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Saturday morning brunch was good, but a little pricey. $50 pre-tip for three people with no alcohol.

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Michael
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Wonderful food and service. But the light level is so dark and it is so loud in there. It was hard to have a conversation with my wife who was right across from me.

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PaulaM
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Our food was not hot when it arrived. Mashed potatoes were Luke warm and the same with my Mahi mahi. Perhaps the cold salsa made the fish Luke warm. My husbands mashed potatoes were also Luke warm. His burger was hot and my Brussels sprouts were hot. Overall taste of food was good just not hot enough. We did not complain. First time there. Might give it another try perhaps on a weekday.

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DianeW
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I liked the food teal well. Coffee was a little expensive but I liked everything

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vipOpenTable Diner
Indiana
4 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Diverse drink and dinner menu. Nachos was a great start followed by a prime rib Manhattan that was good. Others liked the sliders and burger. We enjoyed the nice but casual service and vibe.

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OpenTable Diner
Indiana
5 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Grww w at Brunch and amazing service!
Can’t wait to come back again!

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BrandiS
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing! Great service and trendy atmosphere! Highly recommend!

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WesleyJ
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere! Delicious food and reasonable prices.

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annie
Indiana
6 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic brunch!

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KSSm
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a fantastic meal at Grindstone Public House. Definitely recommend making reservations to ensure you get a table!

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OpenTable Diner
Indiana
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service. Monday was 1/2 priced wine. Great selection. Outdoor seating was a little noisy due to being next to street, but not bad. Will definitely go back when in the area.

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doug8867
Indiana
7 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

We sat outside on the sidewalk in recently added COVID-19 seating. Service from our server Wendy was very good and the food was great however the ambient road noise from jacked up trucks and cars approaching and leaving the nearby stoplight disrupted the ambience a bit. Nothing the restaurant can control but something to be aware if if you have someone in your party who is hard of hearing. The restaurant has an above average number of bourbons on hand if you are into that type of thing. We’ll be back.

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vipMikeS
Indiana
27 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was great, and our waitress was wonderful!!

FAQs

Grindstone Public House offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (317) 774-5740.

Grindstone Public House is rated 4.6 stars by 479 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.