Grindstone Charley's - Rockville Rd

4.1
48 reviews
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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!
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
American, Burgers, Steakhouse
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Hours of operation
Sunday - Thursday: 11:00am - 10:00pm
Friday - Saturday: 11:00am - 11:00pm
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Phone number
(317) 243-8760
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Francisco Perez
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Private party facilities
Let us customize a package to meet your needs. From Group Caterings, Brunch, Lunch & Dinner Events, to Receptions with Passed Appetizers, Buffet Style Menus, & More. We can assist you with any audio/visual equipment needs, live Twitter feeds, specialty lighting, and logo projections, floral design, décor packages, and other fun amenities for your event. We look forward to hearing from you.
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Catering
Grindstone Charley's offers catering for events at any location. For more information on off-site catering, please contact our Catering Director at 317-440-4602.
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Additional
Bar Dining, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Takeout
What 48 People Are Saying
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3.7
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AH
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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!

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LF
Seattle
7 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 3

Good with large crowd with kids

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DP
1 review
Dined on June 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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OT
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2018
Overall 2food 4service 2ambience 1

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.

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JS
Indiana
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 3

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.

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AW
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 2

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

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AK
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

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.

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S
Chicago
129 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

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!

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SM
1 review
Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

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.

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DB
1 review
Dined on March 24, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

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!!!

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JG
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

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.

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MS
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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!

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TS
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2018
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 3

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.

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l
Indiana
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Fun place. Good service

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R
Indiana
3 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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KE
Indiana
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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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NY
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2017
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 1

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.

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C
Columbus
33 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2017
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 4

Food good. Reasonable prices. Just thought the overall cleanliness is an issue. Need to get rid of that nasty carpet.

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OT
Indiana
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

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.

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LR
Dallas
6 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

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.

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OT
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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!

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Indiana
34 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2017
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Food was very bland- serving size was good.
Waiter did a decent job

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D
Indiana
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

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A
Indiana
1 review
Dined on May 27, 2017
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Good casual family restaurant. Get the fried green tomatoes!

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PD
Pittsburgh
13 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2017
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Serving good food at fair prices fo over 15years. A favorite each time I visit Indianapolis on Business.

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JC
Indiana
6 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

One of our favorites for over 25 years to take the kids and now the grand daughter for a good meal.

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J
Indiana
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

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OT
Indiana
1 review
Dined on February 11, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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.

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OT
Indiana
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was great. Would highly recommend it to anyone.

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t
Indiana
94 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 2

We are so glad Grindstone Charley's is still open! Everything was very good.

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RM
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2016
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 3

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!

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J
Cincinnati
17 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2016
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

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.

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Indiana
2 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2016
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Our waiter was very nice & attentive without being overbearing.

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Indiana
2 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2016
Overall 2food 4service 2ambience 2

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.

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Raleigh
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2016
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

I reserved for a graduation party on Mothers Day. They accommodated us greatly. Food was great and service too. I highly recommend it

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AJ
St. Louis
2 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2016
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great food friendly service excellent meal choices great value

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OT
Indiana
1 review
Dined on March 25, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Waiter was very polite and quick! Our food was delicious!! Burgers are the best!!

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Indiana
2 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2015
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

very good lunch spot for work or group gatherings. We use this for our annual Christmas gathering

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Indiana
6 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2015
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

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.

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C
Indiana
61 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2015
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

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.

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