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Kokomo - Grindstone Charley's - Kokomo, Kokomo, IN

Grindstone Charley's - Kokomo

4.8
4.8
202 Reviews
$30 and under
American
Grindstone Charley's is an American restaurant + bar serving scratch made quality food and drinks. Established in 1982, this is good home cooking, with recipes that have been passed down through generations. Our menu features USDA choice hand cut steaks, antibiotic-free chicken, hand-crafted burgers, artisan salads & sandwiches, scratch made soups, along with an interesting , everyday wine & cocktail selection. We offer many dishes in small and large portion sizes and have a wide variety of gluten-free dishes. We promise flavorful food, spirited drinks, and a good seat at the table.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 3 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    American, Burgers, Steakhouse

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu, Sun 11:00 am–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 11:00 am–11:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (765) 453-9125

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Mark Sontag

  • Catering

    Let us cater your next event! Reach Kori Morris, Director of Events at kmorris@clancysinc.com

  • Private party facilities

    Contact our Director of Events, Kori Morris, to book your next event at Grindstone Charley's Kokomo! Contact at kmorris@clancysinc.com

  • Private party contact

    Mel Wildermuth: (317) 440-4602

  • Neighborhood

    Kokomo

  • Parking details

    Public Lot

  • Additional

    Banquet, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Late Night, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 202 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 5Service
  • 4.9Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. ML

    MelindaL

    Indiana

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on January 3, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and great service!

    Grindstone Charley's - KokomoResponded on January 11, 2023Hi, Melindal. These words go a long way, it motivates us to work even harder, thank you for the review!

  2. CM

    CarolM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was delicious. Our group of 8 were all pleased. My tenderloin was scrumptious. Natalie was a terrific waitress! Always there with drink refills before we would ask. We will definitely meet there again.

    Grindstone Charley's - KokomoResponded on November 10, 2022Hi, Carolm. These words go a long way, it motivates us to work even harder, thank you for the review! I'll pass some kudos along to Natalie! See you again soon! - Blake, Owner

  3. M

    Mohk

    Indiana

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on October 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a great experience. Very good food, good value and excellent service.

    Grindstone Charley's - KokomoResponded on October 19, 2022Thank you so much for your kind words, Mohk. We really appreciate you taking the time out to share your experience with us. Cheers, Grindstone Charley's

  4. K

    Kc12345

    Indiana

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall2food2service4ambience4
    Most of our food was cold. The waitress was apologetic, but many of us in our party didn’t finish our meals due to this. We typically enjoy the restaurant but not this time.
  5. LC

    LauraC

    Indiana

    48 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    48 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    We were seated immediately after arriving for our reservation. Our server was very attentive. The food was slow to come out of the kitchen, so we waited for quite some time to eat. I had chicken cordon blue, and the chicken was dry. One person had Clam Chowder, and he said it tasted very good. I heard the bread brought to the table tasted really good, too (I eat only gluten free, so not able to have the bread).
  6. C

    Caribbeangirl

    Indiana

    77 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    77 reviews

    Dined on September 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    In Kokomo for the Vietnam reunion. Stopped in for dinner and shared the turkey Manhattan dinner. Not only was it excellent but they plated it separately!!! Server was excellent!

    Grindstone Charley's - KokomoResponded on September 19, 2022Hi, Caribbeangirl. Thank you very much for your rating! We are glad you had a pleasant experience.

  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Indiana

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a great waiter named Jon!

    Grindstone Charley's - KokomoResponded on September 12, 2022Hi, Opentable. Your appreciation is highly appreciated. Thank you for the review!

  8. T

    Trconn

    Indiana

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 19, 2022

    overall2food3service1ambience3
    We arrived five minutes before our reservation. We were seated right away. Our waitress’s name was Heather. She seemed annoyed that she had to work. We ordered mt. Dew to drink, I had the chicken strip dinner and my husband had a bacon hamburger with onion rings. Once we finally got our food, she didn’t come to check to see if we needed anything. It was horrible service! We needed refills and I could have used more sauce.

    Grindstone Charley's - KokomoResponded on August 22, 2022Hi Trconn! I am so sorry about your service! I would like to make it right . If you could email me your address at Christina@grindstonecharleys.c om I will send you some coupons for your next visit. Thank you for letting us know.

  9. ML

    MelindaL

    Indiana

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on August 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service was great! Food came quickly and was hot and delicious.

    Grindstone Charley's - KokomoResponded on August 22, 2022Hi, Melindal. Thank you very much for your rating! We are glad you had a pleasant experience.

  10. J

    Juliele

    Indiana

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 13, 2022

    overall3food1service3ambience3
    I ordered the Taco Salad with Chipolata chicken with chips. Taco Salad romaine lettuce, chipotle ranch dressing, Monterey Jack cheese, black bean corn salsa, tomato, salsa, sour cream, tortilla chips, choice of chipotle chicken or seasoned ground beef (not available in half size) $12.99 It states "not available in half size" if what I was given was full size half size would have been the size of an English muffin. No cheese, a spoonful of black bean corn salsa minus the black beans and corn, 6 tortilla chips. Not worth $12.99
  11. KH

    KathyH

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food3service4ambience5
    Great for our large group! Great show

    Grindstone Charley's - KokomoResponded on August 8, 2022Hi, Kathyh. Thank you for taking the time to submit a review, we really appreciate it! See you again soon! - Blake, Owner

  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were driving through town and decided to stop by. The staff was wonderful and attentive. The food was hot and delicious. The portions were plentiful and the waitress was very nice.

    Grindstone Charley's - KokomoResponded on July 23, 2022Hi, Opentable. Thank you very much for your rating! We are glad you had a pleasant experience.

  13. MB

    MarissaB

    Indiana

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on July 18, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    Casual dining lots of good options. Happy they had gluten free options

    Grindstone Charley's - KokomoResponded on August 2, 2022Hi, Marissab. 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

  14. d

    daveyboy

    Indiana

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Our server, Jon, was nothing short of outstanding. Best service we’ve had in some time at ANY restaurant.

    Grindstone Charley's - KokomoResponded on July 23, 2022Hi, Daveyboy. Thank you very much for your rating! We are glad you had a pleasant experience.

  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Indiana

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very good food and service during a busy Father’s Day
  16. T

    Tracey

    Indiana

    4 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Good experience. Great server!
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Indiana

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall2food3service5ambience1
    Air conditioning was very poor or not even functioning. I formerly ate there 3 - 4 times, sometimes more, per week. Sadly, each subsequent visit now is worse than the prior. Grindstone seemingly constantly is rising prices, cancelation of mug club, has degrading food quality and portions, and a failing ambiance. You don't even have the company of "regulars" anymore. Yet, other restraunts seem to flourish with consistent prices and menu offerings. Other restraunt price increases in the area seem very minor compared to Grindstone, while still providing a far better quality and experience. I hate leaving this review. But, my former favorite restraunt has been on constant run of rising prices with already above market pirces that contradict quality, options, and ambiance. My occasional visit only occurs now because of meeting a friend or due to staff (bartenders) who maintain outstanding service, professionalism, and personality.
  18. ML

    MelindaL

    Indiana

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on May 10, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Person that had meatloaf said it was a little dry. Has always been excellent before. Everything else was great!
  19. RS

    RobertS

    Detroit

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful; food, great selections. friendly service.

    Grindstone Charley's - KokomoResponded on May 10, 2022Hi, Roberts. Thank you for taking the time to submit a review, we really appreciate it! See you again soon! - Blake Fogelsong, Owner

  20. SR

    SteveR

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall1food1service5ambience1
    My steak was under cooked then got another steak and it was under cooked,however the staff was polite kept our drinks full and comped me for my steak dinner
  21. p

    pennyi

    Indiana

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a table of 9. 5 children. Great waitress, great service and great food!
  22. RR

    RobertR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The atmosphere was very fun. Our server was Jon and he was absolutely amazing! He made our first experience eating there worth the trip! I can't say enough about him, his positivity, and overall energetic energy. We will definitely go back.

    Grindstone Charley's - KokomoResponded on April 7, 2022Hi, Robertr. Thank you very much for your rating! We are glad you had a pleasant experience.

  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 1, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience2
    We made a reservation a week ahead of time for 10 people they had lost the reservation so we waited about 30 minutes until a table space was available to see 10 people. Service was decent food was just OK. I would probably not go back again nor recommend
  24. DD

    DeeDee

    Indiana

    34 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on March 28, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Enjoyed our dinner

    Grindstone Charley's - KokomoResponded on March 30, 2022Hi, Deedee. We are delighted that you had a great experience with us. Thank you for taking the time to rate us!

  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 26, 2022

    overall2food2service4ambience3
    Food was disappointing, temperature was cool versus hot. Because of this fish and fries were “soggy”. Service was ok. Didn’t complain, waiter may have fixed it. Will probably not go back.
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Indiana

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Our server was amazing! The food was great!

    Grindstone Charley's - KokomoResponded on March 21, 2022Hi, Opentable. These words go a long way, it motivates us to work even harder, thank you for the review!

  27. FZ

    FrankZ

    Philadelphia

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on February 26, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    My large sirloin was very chewy. The taste was good, but it took a lot of chewing.

    Grindstone Charley's - KokomoResponded on March 3, 2022Hi, Frankz. Your feedback is highly appreciated. Thank you so much for the review!

  28. ML

    MelindaL

    Indiana

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on February 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was wonderful!

    Grindstone Charley's - KokomoResponded on March 3, 2022Hi, Opentable. We are delighted that you had a great experience with us. Thank you for taking the time to rate us!

  29. ML

    MelindaL

    Indiana

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on February 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and service every time!

    Grindstone Charley's - KokomoResponded on March 11, 2022Hi, Opentable. Thank you for taking the time to submit a review, we really appreciate it!

  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Indiana

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service and fantastic food with many great choices!

    Grindstone Charley's - KokomoResponded on March 11, 2022Hi, Opentable. Thank you for taking the time to submit a review, we really appreciate it!

  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    My wife had a steak, and said it one of the best she's had. Perfectly cooked.

    Grindstone Charley's - KokomoResponded on March 3, 2022Hi, Opentable. We must have done something right to get such a good rating from you. We really appreciate you taking the time! Come back again soon for another steak!

  32. MW

    MindyW

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 12, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience1
    staff completely unprepared for holiday (Valentines Day). I had early reservation but no table ready and was seated in crappy area right by the kitchen where staff stopped to congregate with their butts in our faces. Food was okay, server was all right, experience was poor. I did respond to company's email and was promised comp cards in the mail.
  33. ML

    MelindaL

    Indiana

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on January 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was excellent and so was the service!

    Grindstone Charley's - KokomoResponded on February 4, 2022Hi. Your appreciation is highly appreciated. Thank you for the review! We'll see you again soon! - Blake Fogelsong, Owner

  34. FZ

    FrankZ

    Philadelphia

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Same great food, service, friendliness as always!

    Grindstone Charley's - KokomoResponded on February 4, 2022Hi, Frankz. These words go a long way, it motivates us to work even harder, thank you for the review!

  35. FZ

    FrankZ

    Philadelphia

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on January 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great staff and great food. My favorite place to eat in Kokomo.

    Grindstone Charley's - KokomoResponded on February 4, 2022Hi, Frankz. These words go a long way, it motivates us to work even harder, thank you for the review! We will pass some kudos along to the Kokomo staff! - Blake Fogelsong, Owner

  36. CM

    ChetM

    Atlanta

    20 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Great menu good value!

    Grindstone Charley's - KokomoResponded on January 18, 2022Hi, Chetm. Your appreciation is highly appreciated. Thank you for the review!

  37. FZ

    FrankZ

    Philadelphia

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on January 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful as always

    Grindstone Charley's - KokomoResponded on January 6, 2022Hi, Frankz. Thank you so much for rating your experience with us so highly!

  38. FZ

    FrankZ

    Philadelphia

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, great service, and a great time!

    Grindstone Charley's - KokomoResponded on January 3, 2022Thank you so much for your kind words, Frankz. We really appreciate you taking the time out to share your experience with us. Cheers, Grindstone Charley's

  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Indiana

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2021

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    The atmosphere was fine, quiet and relaxing. The stuffed mushrooms were way over breaded with some places being 1/4 to 1/2” thick. I felt I threw out most of the portion just due to thick breading. The cordon blu was tasty but not assembled in a traditional stuffed manner. The waitress was simply straight forward with little to no friendliness or smile. Didn’t seem to enjoy being there or having to wait on us. Perhaps had the New Years party or lack of one on her mind. I had the ribs which were cooked fine but flavorless and had to ask the floor manager for barbecue sauce. She was also advised of the thick breading and was attentive and appreciative of the comment.

    Grindstone Charley's - KokomoResponded on January 10, 2022hank you so much for your kind words, Opentable. We really appreciate you taking the time out to share your experience with us. Cheers, Grindstone Charley's

  40. AM

    AmyM

    Indiana

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 26, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service, cozy atmosphere,and great food. Thank you

    Grindstone Charley's - KokomoResponded on January 10, 2022Hi, Amym. These words go a long way, it motivates us to work even harder, thank you for the review!

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Grindstone Charley's - Kokomo offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (765) 453-9125.

Grindstone Charley's - Kokomo is rated 4.8 stars by 202 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 3 times today
Google Map for Grindstone Charley's - Kokomo

3830 South La Fountain St, Kokomo, IN 46902

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Kokomo

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu, Sun 11:00 am–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 11:00 am–11:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    American, Burgers, Steakhouse

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Public Lot

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Mark Sontag

  • Additional

    Banquet, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Late Night, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (765) 453-9125

  • Catering

    Let us cater your next event! Reach Kori Morris, Director of Events at kmorris@clancysinc.com

  • Private party facilities

    Contact our Director of Events, Kori Morris, to book your next event at Grindstone Charley's Kokomo! Contact at kmorris@clancysinc.com

  • Private party contact

    Mel Wildermuth: (317) 440-4602

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