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About Grindstone Charley's - Lafayette
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!
Lafayette, IN 47905
American, Burgers, Steakhouse
Hours of Operation:
Sunday - Thursday: 11:00am - 10:00pm
Friday - Saturday: 11:00am - 11:00pm
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Banquet, Bar Dining, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout
Grindstone Charley's - Lafayette Ratings and Reviews
In Lafayette for a wrestling tournament. Stopped in afterward. Sat at the bar. They had a 1/2 order of their great fried green tomatoes, and my husband loves their onion soup. People were friendly, food was good. We didn't get entrees. We have a Grindstones near us in Indianapolis and it's not great. This location was very nice. Bartender said it is independently owned. Nice place, would recommend.
I love this restaurant/bar. In fact, I chose it for my Mother's Day dinner. The food is amazing. Portions are generous. The bar area is laid-back and casual. The drinks are great. Melanie has been our server multiple times and her wit, enthusiasm, and personality keeps us coming back. Our last visit was a party of four, over 21 crowd. Everyone loved their appetizers and entree choices. We will go out of our way to visit. Great place!!
Our server was horrible. Not friendly nor efficient. Our orders were not correct and half our party waited a very long time for their food to come out. Bad experience. It was a Saturday night. I go there for lunch often and love it. Probably won't go back for dinner.
Service wasn't very good. Sat for a long time before the manager finally took our drink orders. I ordered a Caesar salad with my meal, but didn't get it before my meal. I asked for it in a take-out container, but when I got home I discovered I didn't have the Caesar salad, just a plain side salad. On a positive note, the food was delivered fairly quickly after our orders were taken.
The meal was exactly what we signed up for on our road trip from Chicago to eastern Indiana--relatively quick, appropriately casual, and dependable fare.
The French onion soup was not among the top 10 of this familiar classic- not served terribly hot, lumpy cheese, and scallions on top- I have never seen that before.
The rest of the meals and salads were right on target.
Best of all, the service was undeniably sincere and personable. We may stop every time we make the trip.
This restaurant seems very dated. It's in serious need of a remodel. I had ribs with side of chili and a side of coleslaw. The ribs were quite good. The chili's flavor was good but it too cold to melt the cheese. Coleslaw was lacking any flavor. There are better places around.
The wife and I had Valentine's Supper at 6 pm. The table was ready as promised. Our waiter (KAT) was exceptional. She was polite, efficient, knowledgeable of the menu, and did a great job. The food was prepared as ordered and tasty. Thanks for a lovely Valentines Day meal. We will return.
I made a reservation for 7 pm on New Years Eve 2015, at the last minute. We arrived and were seated promptly. Wife had the Rib Eye steak and I had the Filet Mignon. Both were cooked perfectly and tasted great. I was surprised that the steaks were so good. Out waiter was very good and accommodating. He was really busy with the full house but attended to our needs. The mushroom appetizer looked liked Deep Fried Baseballs. They were great. Over all, the food and service were exceptional. I will be going back and would recommend this restaurant.
We had a wonderful dinner! We had the prime rib couples special that was excellent . We like coming here because the service is always good and you don't have to wait forever to get seated. The food is always exceptional and the prices are not bad. I look forward to visiting again real soon:-)
My husband and I enjoyed dining at Grindstone Charley's twice recently. For both visits--one for lunch and one for dinner--we had great meals and cocktails. The restaurant has daily specials that are a real bargain. On Tuesday, we had the lunch tenderloin sandwich special for $6! And it was wonderful. The bar also has unique cocktails and daily drink specials. Definitely worth checking out.
This was a perfect setting r our group of 8 to get together to celebrate my son's Graduation from Purdue. The atmosphere was really neat, it was a cozy, warm, clean pub, with cool decor with some fun conversation pieces. Our waitress & manager were both very friendly & welcoming. We felt so comfortable laughing, talking & reminiscing around our table.
Each of us was thoroughly pleased with our menu choice. The food was delicious, hot, and presented with perfect timing. The homemade bread was awesome & Caesar salad were substantial & filling, but I made sure to save room for my steak... cooked to a perfect medium rare, tender & juicy. There were so many great sides to choose from, a real "something for everyone" menu, there was not one complaint about anyone's food & only empty plates were left behind. We enjoyed a few drinks from the fully stocked bar & left with fully satisfied full stomachs.
Our only regrets: wish we'd known about this place a long time ago AND we were all sorry we didn't have more time to spend here!
We'll definitely be coming back!
Our group of 6 was seated immediately upon arrival (with a reservation), and quickly served. The staff was very accommodating of larger groups, as there was a group of 10 and a group of 12 in the same room with us. It was really loud, though. There were at least two TVs in the room, which were a distraction from family conversation. Some might like that, but I prefer to separate TV watching from family time around the table. Service was very good and attentive. Once our food was delivered, there was one minor error in what was delivered, but it was quickly corrected. I was somewhat disappointed by the portion sizes. They were nutritionally appropriate portion sizes, but at other restaurants I usually get more for that amount of money... and have some to take home and have for lunch the next day. I had the salmon... plenty of salmon, but expected a larger portion on the sides. My kids had burgers and fries... the burgers were small and the portion of fries was lacking compared to what we get for the same money at other restaurants. The quality of the food was good... no complaints. When it was time to check-out, there was a minor problem with how they billed one meal, but it wasn't enough to be worth the time to have it corrected so I didn't even mention it. As a Mother's Day gift, the bill included an envelope with a gift card inside for use on a future visit. The envelope has to remain sealed until check-out on that future visit and could have a value of any where from $5 - $50. That will probably accomplish its intended goal of luring us back for at least one more visit!
My date had Celiac's Disease and I am severely gluten intolerant, and Grindstone Charley's was a great pick for both of us. They have a sizable gluten free and GF vegetarian menu. The wait staff was kind, and they seem to take care of one another so that if one gets busy someone else will check on you. I had a great prime rib steak and she had a stir fry dish, which were both delicious. They also had some specialty drinks that we had after dinner. I really liked it.
First time there...wonderful exsperence. The only...I mean ONLY dowe fall was it appeared on the debit card we were charged twice. My husband called , the person got defensive with him. What should have happened is take our phone number and look into what went on and call us back. That was new years eve, the one was paid and it is now the 2nd and the 2nd swipe of the bill is still pending.
Excellent Food, never disappointed! I worked at a Grindstone Charley's right after college and during graduate school and met some amazing people, some of whom are still my best friends today! Great Owners to work for and great staff and still great food, I miss it!
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