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“Fantastic food, awesome service for a large group”

Grindstone Charley's
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Ranked #6 of 167 Restaurants in Kokomo
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$0 - US$12
Cuisines: American, Steakhouse, Bar
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Good for: Child-friendly
Dining options: Outdoor Seating
Description: Started by Indiana Restaurateur Perry Fogelsong in 1982, Grindstone Charley's is currently a four unit chain with locations in Indianapolis, Speedway, Kokomo, and Lafayette. Today, customers in Indiana and Ohio enjoy home-style cooking, spirited drinks and warm hospitality. As part of the Clancy's, Inc. Family of stores, Grindstone Charley's joins Michelangelo's Italian Bistro and Clancy's Hamburgers in offering quality food, drinks and fun perfectly suited to Midwestern appetites.
Reviewed 24 May 2018 via mobile

A group of 15 adults came here for a business dinner mid week with a reservation. They were ready for us! Our waitress handled ordering (including drink refills) like an expert.
I had a bison burger with gluten free bun and it was fantastic! The sweet potato fries were really good.
Can’t say enough good things about this place!

Thank tiedrose
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Reviewed 9 March 2018

Always good food with great service. There is call ahead seating with walk-in bar seating. Ball games and events are always on TVs for comfort of home.

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Thank greg0rykm
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Reviewed 27 February 2018

I haven't ate at one of these chains in probably 10 or 15 years. The look hasn't changed but the service and food has changed. Went here on an early Sunday evening. Took awhile to get seated. The waitress did not write anything down and seemed distracted as she took our order and it showed when we got our food. Everything my husband ordered was messed up. When he went to tell the waitress his order wasn't correct and made the suggestion in a nice way that maybe she should write her orders down; she definitely did not believe the customer is always right. She instantly made excuses, blamed it on how he ordered and gave him an attitude. After she left our table we could hear her telling her coworkers about how my husband suggested she write the order down next time and they were all laughing it up and staring our way. As far as the food goes I ordered the Chicken Teriyaki dinner. The chicken was dry and hard to cut. Also dry was the baked potato side. Was a very "jr" size baked potato. My husband had the same meal and his wasn't any better. So of course we are done with Grindstone Charley's.

Thank Jamie C
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Reviewed 19 January 2018 via mobile

One of the best restaurants I have been to in awhile. Great service & great food with a wonderful atmosphere. Very pleased that the manager took some time to say hello. Very pleasant experience overall.

Thank LastStarfighter
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Reviewed 3 January 2018 via mobile

The waitress made sure our cups were filled and also that we didn't need anything. Great service! And their fried pickles are the best!!

Thank Rhoda M
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