Grindstone Public House

4.5
740 Reviews
$30 and under
American
Located in Historic Downtown Noblesville, Grindstone Public House is your bustling neighborhood restaurant serving elevated American fare and classic cocktails to help you unwind after the grind. Menu items are dishes we know and love. Teamwork is who we are. Our love for Downtown Noblesville is reflected in all we do. Together we welcome you to our hospitable hangout with savvy all day service, warm, welcoming personalities and food that reminds us of home.
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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
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
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JoeK
Indiana
8 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience3

4th time in a month. Good food. Good variety. Large Saturday night crowd, so very noisy. Acoustics could be better. Service a little slow, but everybody need more staff. Worth waiting for. Prices reasonable for quality and portion sizes. Didn’t drink, but alcohol options are excellent.

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Justin
Key West
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall1food1service1ambience1

They sat us right at our reservation time. Waited 25 minutes…didn’t even get a server, not even a glass of water. We did at the 23 minute mark get someone to acknowledge we were sitting in our booth. We left without a single conversation and without a birthday dinner for my wife.

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RickJ
Indiana
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Server was very good, but took too long to get our meal. Maybe a kitchen issue.

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OpenTable Diner
Indiana
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

September ladies birthdays

Grindstone Public House
Responded 6 days ago

Hi, Opentable. We appreciate the rating, and are glad we could provide you with a positive experience!

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vipAnnieL
Indiana
6 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Brunch family gathering

Grindstone Public House
Responded 6 days ago

Hi, Anniel. Thank you for taking the time to rate us! We are glad we could leave a positive impact and made it a good experience for you. We are glad you can join us for Brunch!

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vipJulieS
Indiana
54 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was good with a nice variety of options to suit varying tastes. My husband and I had the mahi Mahi which was delicious. Service was very good. We like this place and will be going back.

Grindstone Public House
Responded on October 11, 2021

Thank you, Julie, for your kind words about our food and our service staff. We are so happy that you had a good experience. I appreciate you taking the time to review our store, and hope you have a great day!

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BeckyB
Indiana
2 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and great food!

Grindstone Public House
Responded on October 11, 2021

Thank you for the 5 star rating, Becky! We are so happy you think highly of our food and service!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Great food and service as always. We eat here frequently and never disappointed! Only thing, our table wasn’t reserved. We walked in and the tables were in use. Hostess shrugged her shoulders and said “I don’t know what happened”.
Anyway someone vacated pretty quickly so it was fine, and mistakes happen. Will continue to patronize every week.

Grindstone Public House
Responded on October 7, 2021

Sorry about the small issue! We appreciate the understanding and will work on that with our host team, we will see you again soon! Thanks

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Good food. Drinks were either watered down or just right, but small. Even with a ice sphere, my old fashioned was half the glass. Very disappointed.

Grindstone Public House
Responded on October 7, 2021

Thank you for providing your feedback and letting us know about this issue, Opentable. We set a high standard for ourselves and are truly sorry to hear that standard was not met in your interaction with us. Please get in touch with us at bfogelsong@clancysinc.c om - Would be happy to buy you a round next time your in! Cheers, Grindstone Public House

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Janis
Indiana
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Scheduled a lunch meeting here and sat a round table which was great, however it was by the hostess stand and there was a lot of activity and noise. Will definitely be back but request something in another area. Food was amazing!

Grindstone Public House
Responded on September 29, 2021

Thanks for hosting your lunch meeting with us, Janis! Our hosts are very accommodating and we usually have more private areas available upon request. Also, Kori is our wonderful Event Manager. If you are ever in need of a private or catered event, please reach out to her (770-688-7051.) She does a fantastic job of booking parties and work events that fulfill everyone's needs.

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vipLesleeN
Indiana
14 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fab food and service as always!

Grindstone Public House
Responded on September 29, 2021

Hi, LesleeN. Thank you for you kind words about our food and staff. We appreciate it!

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Lauried
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2021
Overall3food2service2ambience4

server never mentioned drink or food specials. Only knew about them from looking up restaurant. steaks came out Luke warm.

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OpenTable Diner
Indiana
2 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday celebration! Food was delicious and the service was beyond outstanding! We will definitely be back.

Grindstone Public House
Responded on September 24, 2021

Hi, Opentable. These words go a long way, it motivates us to work even harder, thank you for the review!

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KrisC
Indiana
2 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Very friendly. Great food. Adequate serving staff. We will be back😊

Grindstone Public House
Responded on September 24, 2021

Hi, Krisc. Thank you for taking the time to rate us! We are glad we could leave a positive impact and made it a good experience for you

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

We had a party of 8 adults and reservations at 7pm on a Saturday night. We arrived on time. Drink orders were taken but took quite some time for them to come. By 745 we were enjoying our company but still had not ordered dinner. After finally ordering we did get everything as ordered and it was very good. Wait staff seemed to be good but appeared to have several tables. He wasn’t personable but wasn’t rude either, was doing his job but nothing outstanding. We all sat for quite some time with empty drink glasses. Everyone was ordering cocktails and this really was missed opportunities for the restaurant and for the waiter a chance to make a bigger tip on a larger bill. Overall it was good, we would go there again, but it could have been better. Food was great, everything as ordered, drinks were good just things moved a little slow. There was one lady who brought food from the kitchen so with a party of 8 we waited for her to make several trips back and forth until everyone had their meal. We didn’t finish dinner until 9pm.

Grindstone Public House
Responded on September 24, 2021

Thank you for sending such an in depth review of your experience at GPH. We will continue working with out staff to improve our guests time with us. We look forward to providing you and your friends and family a much more timely experience the next time you choose to dine with us!

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StanleyE
Indiana
17 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Excellent food. Friendly waiter. Seated in the bar which was not ideal for a reservation. Wait for order placement a little longer than usual.

Grindstone Public House
Responded on September 24, 2021

Hi, Stanleye. These words go a long way, it motivates us to work even harder, thank you for the review!

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OpenTable Diner
Indiana
3 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding food and service

Grindstone Public House
Responded on September 29, 2021

Thank you for the wonderful review!

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MonicaP
Indiana
8 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great food, atmosphere, and service.

Grindstone Public House
Responded on September 24, 2021

Hi, Monicap. Thank you for taking the time to submit a review, we really appreciate it!

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DanM
Indiana
7 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Impromptu supper with family. Everyone enjoyed all things Grindstone public House

Grindstone Public House
Responded on September 18, 2021

Hi, Danm. We are delighted that you had a great experience with us. Thank you for taking the time to rate us!

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BNbookgirl
Indiana
4 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great place. Will be back.

Grindstone Public House
Responded on September 18, 2021

Hi, Bnbookgirl. We are delighted that you had a great experience with us. Thank you for taking the time to rate us!

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vipCatgirl
Indiana
28 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Great evening table of 6, some in group first time visit. Only negative is we were sat next to stage/live music. Had no idea you had live music on weekends. Would prefer to not sit right on top of music, for better conversation, etc. with group. Next time, will know to request to not be seated right by state/music. Food and service were very good.

Grindstone Public House
Responded on September 24, 2021

Hi, Catgirl. These words go a long way, it motivates us to work even harder, thank you for the review!

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vipWinston
Indiana
27 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Grindstone Public House is on our regular rotation of weekend dinners. As normal the service and food were fantastic. We love to sit in the bar area at one of the high tops. The bartenders did a a great job as usual.

Grindstone Public House
Responded on September 15, 2021

Thank you for your review, Winston! We appreciate that you took the time to share your experiences with us, and we look forward to serving you again, soon.

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OpenTable Diner
Indiana
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Contemporarily decorated space, comfortable ambience, attentive and friendly service, food with flavor and presentation. Thank you!

Grindstone Public House
Responded on September 18, 2021

Hi, Opentable. Thank you for taking the time to submit a review, we really appreciate it!

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vipTravels4Food
Indiana
13 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our food was excellent as always. I've never found a bison burger I liked more than at Grindstone's. The wait staff was excellent, as well. The ice teas at the table were always filled. The various waiters assisted each other, as the place was fairly crowded. Like other places, I imagine the staff is short-handed, but you'd not know it when dining here. We were asked many times if we needed anything, which we usually didn't; but everyone kept checking on us. We (table of 4) had a great experience. In addition, I had requested a booth, and we were given one. It's quite loud/energetic due to the ceilings; however, they have turned down the very loud and annoying music that played at our last visit, which allows for a better conversation.

Grindstone Public House
Responded on September 18, 2021

Hi, Travels4food. Thank you for taking the time to submit a review, we really appreciate it!

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vipKSSm
Indiana
2 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a fantastic experience at Grindstone Public House!!

Grindstone Public House
Responded on September 18, 2021

Hi, Kssm. Thank you very much for your rating! We are glad you had a pleasant experience. See you again soon!

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TracyL
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Have eaten here several times. We enjoy the food and atmosphere.

Grindstone Public House
Responded on September 18, 2021

Hi, Tracyl. Thank you so much for rating your experience with us so highly!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall3food2service2ambience4

We came with friends who had never been. One of them had Mahi Mahi and it came out dry and cold, the other ordered a filet but appeared to be a sirloin. We didn’t complain. Our server was busy, they seemed short staffed, like any other places right now.

We will be back. We love the place but this last time did not meet our usual expectations.

Grindstone Public House
Responded on September 18, 2021

Thank you so much for your kind words, Opentable. We really appreciate you taking the time out to share your experience with us. We will pass on the issues on your visit to our management team and look to improve on your next visit. Cheers, Grindstone Public House

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FtWayFoodie
Indiana
10 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the live music and the food was excellent

Grindstone Public House
Responded on September 18, 2021

Hi, Ftwayfoodie. Your feedback is highly appreciated. Thank you so much for the review!

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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
8 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Very accommodating staff. Service was excellent and the food portions exceeded our expectations.

Grindstone Public House
Responded on September 18, 2021

Hi, Opentable. Thank you so much for rating your experience with us so highly!

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BrettB
Indiana
3 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall3food5service2ambience5

Great food. Our waitress seemed disinterested and probably should seek employment outside of the hospitality industry.

Grindstone Public House
Responded on September 15, 2021

Hello, Brett. Thank you so much for letting us know about your experience, as a guest. We apologize on behalf of your server. I am very happy the food was great. We will keep working with our service staff to ensure that the next time you join us we can exceed your expectations.

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vipstevenp
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great service, good food and reasonable prices. We will be back!

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JinnyB
Indiana
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience2

The filet mignon is definitely not a filet mignon , more like a cheap cut of sirloin, only about 1/3 inch thick . None of the food was hot, only luke warm. Subpar at best. Very disappointing as we chose this place on a whim for our anniversary dinner and drove an hour to try it. The server was the most unknowledgeable server I’ve ever encountered . We would never return .

Grindstone Public House
Responded on September 18, 2021

Thank you for providing your feedback and letting us know about this issue, Jinnyb. We set a high standard for ourselves and are truly sorry to hear that standard was not met in your interaction with us. Please get in touch with us on (317) 774-5740 and we'd be happy to help you out. Cheers, Grindstone Public House

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OpenTable Diner
Indiana
4 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

It was just very cold at our table. The vent on the floor was under our table blowing ice cold air.

Grindstone Public House
Responded on September 7, 2021

I am sorry to hear the the AC was blowing directly under your table. We try to regulate the temperature to ensure that our guests are comfortable. We will continue to work on it!

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BeckyB
Indiana
3 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great service.

Grindstone Public House
Responded on September 2, 2021

Thank you, Becky. We really appreciate your generous review, and we look forward to your next visit!

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RondaC
Indiana
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We went to GPH to try their Devour menu. We had the nachos for our app. They had all sorts of goodies, including pulled pork. The chips were the really light and crispy kind. So good! My husband had the tenderloin that was served on the plate with peppercorn gravy instead of a bun. Delish! I had the ribs which literally fell off the bone. Our sides of mashed potatoes, mac n cheese, sweet potato fries and green beans were all tasty, too. The bread pudding put us over the edge. It was good, but I like my recipe better. It was kind of dense. Overall, it was a great experience and we would definitely go back again. :)

Grindstone Public House
Responded on September 2, 2021

Wow! Thank you so much Ronda! We are delighted that everything was great.

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HeatherG
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had Brunch, it was awesome. It was extremely flavorful. Very cool building. Highly recommend this place!

Grindstone Public House
Responded on September 2, 2021

Hi, Heather. Thank you for your review. We look forward to serving you in the future!

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Indygreg71
Indiana
10 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience5

this place is a gem in downtown. It feels like it could easily be in a larger city. Food is decent - plenty good enough to make me want to come. Drink selection and bar are great.

Grindstone Public House
Responded on September 2, 2021

Thanks Indygreg! We are all very proud of our bar and our amazing bartenders. I appreciate you taking the time to give us a review.

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Amy9904
Indiana
18 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

I had a great experience here. It was dinner for 4 adults on a Friday night. The service was good. My tenderloin was great, but I asked for the gravy on the side, and it came out with gravy on the tenderloin. I ate it anyway, but I would have preferred it on the side. My husband enjoyed his meatloaf. I did think my cocktail was overpriced for the amount that I was served. Overall, we were all pleased. I would definitely recommend this restaurant.

Grindstone Public House
Responded on September 2, 2021

Hello Amy. I am glad you were pleased with your visit, and I apologize that we dropped the ball on getting your hot plate out with the gravy on the side. I'm glad it didn't ruin your visit, though! Thank you for your detailed review.

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JordynC
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the vibe, great service, and even better food. The Nashville hot chicken sandwich is so good. The bartenders were so friendly and very knowledgeable on the drinks they were serving! The martini they offered as a special was so good. Will definitely make the 2 hour drive to come back here!

Grindstone Public House
Responded on August 23, 2021

Hi, Jordync. Thank you so much for rating your experience with us so highly! We appreciate you taking the time to drive all the way to GPH! We hope to see you again soon!

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TriciaN
Indiana
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

We. Chose to eat outside. Nobody else was out there and they forgot about us. We waited ten minutes and then went inside to remind them. The manager ended up serving us. He made up for the problem by being very attentive and friendly. He gave us a free dessert also. Food was delicious. We'll be back.

Grindstone Public House
Responded on August 23, 2021

Thank you so much for your kind words, Trician. We really appreciate you taking the time out to share your experience with us. Sorry about the patio issue! Glad we were able to take care of you and we hope to see you again soon! Cheers, Grindstone Public House

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FAQs

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

Grindstone Public House is rated 4.5 stars by 740 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.