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Binkley's Kitchen & Bar

4.4
4.4
856 Reviews
$30 and under
American

From 1928 until the early 70s, the corner of Kessler and College was home to Binkley's Drug Store, which served the booming Broad Ripple, Forest Hills and Meridian Kessler neighborhoods. Scores of youngsters got their first fountain drink, milkshake, banana split and, yes, cough medicine at Binkley's. Years later, many of those same youngsters stopped in to buy their first baby formula, fifth anniversary card and seventh pair of Foster Grants. Now Binkley's returns to serve these same neighbors as a restaurant, bar, and meeting place. As did our namesake, we plan to have something for everyone, offering a full menu of home made appetizers, salads, pizza, sandwiches and entrées, and a huge variety of drink options. We're dedicated to once again making this little corner of the world an important part of your social life. We hope you enjoy what we've done to reclaim this building.

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Booked 10 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    American, Contemporary American, Pub

  • Hours of Operation

    Lunch Daily 11:00 am–4:00 pm Bar Fri, Sat 11:00 am–11:30 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 4:00 pm–10:00 pm WEEKEND DINNER Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–11:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (317) 722-8888

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive Chef

    Antonio Montes

  • Catering

    We are happy to bring our wonderful selection of food and beverages to your next special event. Our chef can prepare a wonderful meal for any occasion and our professional staff is ready to assist you in making every detail memorable for your guests. Please call for more information.

  • Private party facilities

    We invite you to Binkley’s Kitchen & Bar to host your next party or business meeting! Let us welcome you with an atmosphere of casual elegance. Our private room, with its hardwood floors, fireplace, and contemporary décor, is the perfect setting for an intimate party or casual lunch.

  • Private party contact

    Caralyn Salczynski: (317) 722-8888

  • Area

    Downtown Indy

  • Cross Street

    College & Kessler

  • Parking Details

    Binkley's Kitchen & Bar offers a convenient private lot behind the restaurant as well as ample street parking.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeaway, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food and beer selection,nice outside seating, and a parking lot!!

  2. MW

    MelissaW

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall2food3service1ambience2

    Unfortunately we didn’t have a good experience with the server and she took a very long time to get orders and get our drinks. She then took our credit card and was gone for a long time. She also failed to mention 3.5 percent added on for using a credit card… I would have brought cash had I known. I won’t be going back

  3. KH

    KimberlyH

    Indiana

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 1 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Waitress was excellent. Food came quickly and was very good.

  4. J

    John

    Minneapolis

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 29 May 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Great atmosphere. Super service !!! Easy parking . Food was above average . Price was really affordable .

  5. HD

    HowdyDoody

    Indiana

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 21 May 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience3

    Good value. Menus needs a little updating. Fish and chips are great.

  6. RM

    RMBB

    Indiana

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 May 2022

    overall3food4service1ambience4

    Service was terrible!! Never been to a restaurant where the waiter asked us to help him clean the table! lol! We asked our waiter several timed for drink refills finally found someone else to get us refills. Dine here often and this is not the norm!

  7. P

    Patrick

    Indiana

    31 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on 16 May 2022

    overall3food3service1ambience3

    Very unfriendly waitress. But even worse, the surcharge for using credit cards?! Outrageous. We will avoid the place like the plague and advise others to do the same.

  8. C

    Conrad

    Indiana

    31 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on 15 May 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    Good service, consistent quality.

  9. SB

    ScottB

    Indiana

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 May 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4

    Shrimp ravioli and fish and chips were outstanding.

  10. SE

    SheilaE

    Indiana

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Food was great!

  11. DB

    DougB

    Indiana

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 8 May 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4

    Food was ok. One steak undercooked. Two salads ordered; one came before the entree, other came with the entree. Credit card fee was a bit of a surprise even though it’s on the menu.

  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cheshire

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 8 May 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience3

    It cost us $99 for two people to eat a breakfast buffet, no alcohol. Unfortunately, they were not offering the regular menu at 2pm on a Sunday. The service was disappointing, not what it usually is. The quality of the food was also disappointing.

  13. DM

    DaveM

    Indiana

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 8 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Breakfast buffet/Mother’s Day: excellent!!! Great selection of breakfast items. Best Belgian waffles. Would definitely go back for this buffet.

  14. I

    Imtree

    Indiana

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 8 May 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Mother’s Day brunch. Food was well stocked, lots of it. Breakfast buffet, omelette station, sweet table, cooked to order prime rib! Our table of four had a little of everything, all was tasty. Service was attentive.

  15. g

    greatplace

    Indiana

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 8 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We attended for Mother's Day brunch and the service and food were both great! They had a nice omelette station and plenty of food options. I highly recommend Binkley's.

  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    1 review

    vip
    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 May 2022

    overall2food1service3ambience3

    Not a great Mothers Day Brunch for the price. Everything was very unorganized. Server was very nice though.

  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Indiana

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 7 May 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5

    Mother’s Day weekend and they warned us of some “system issues” so things were taking longer. Our server was great! The food was awesome except the breading on my husband’s fish was a bit soggy. It was slow to get our bill but it was full, every table! Will go back for sure. It’s a casual bar type atmosphere with families and tv’s so ambiance is not an expectation.

  18. LS

    LuckySimon

    Indiana

    6 reviews

    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 6 May 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience2

    Waitress slow for refills. The noise level was off the chart. Not conducive for conversation.

  19. WW

    WWMK

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 May 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience3

    Great menu, beautifully prepared. I had the best grilled asparagus ever! Sitting on the patio seemed like a good choice during these Covid times, but very noisy with all the traffic on College. Our server, Brian, was attentive and charming.

  20. ED

    EdDaDiner

    Indiana

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on 1 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent meal and service. I had the osso boco that was fantastic. My girlfriend had the magi mahi which was equally excellent. Service was first rate.

  21. TS

    TraceyS

    Indiana

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on 25 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Our first time there and we enjoyed it. Great location and lots of parking in their lot. Wide variety of food. We had an excellent server named Brian. He was super friendly and took great care of us.

  22. PF

    PaulaF

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 25 April 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    The food was fine, nothing special. The server was excellent.

  23. B

    Bonnie

    Indiana

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on 23 April 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4

    Had the salmon salad really enjoyed the combination of the lettuce, the salmon was perfectly cooked in the asparagus over the salad was divine really love the balsamic dressing that was drizzled over the salad enjoyed by truly seltzer‘s my husband had a Cuban sandwich and some onion rings he thought that was awesome we had a wonderful time outside with a beautiful day lovely ambience very cozy thank you

  24. d

    davidm

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 April 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience3

    We ate outside. Ver very noisy, but that’s not Brinkley’s fault for the motorcycles/

  25. N

    Noreen

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food and service. Had a great Brunch. Staff very helpful. We showed up early for our reservation and they were able to accommodate us. The food was tasty with a lot of variety.

  26. MN

    MyName

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 April 2022

    overall1food1service4ambience1

    Very disappointed with our Easter Sunday experience. we were expecting a possible buffet brunch because we had that a few years ago at Binkleys. my eggs Benedict was made with sausage and not the ham, and no mention of that when I ordered. there was no hollandaise sauce on it and no flavor. the food was terrible. My coffee mug was so small and the waitress was so busy barely had time to refill it. It was so cold in the restaurant!! my son and I could not takeoff our coats because we were so cold. Lack of refills, bad food and a freezing restaurant made for a terrible experience.

  27. B

    Bucky

    Indiana

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 13 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    very pleasant experience

  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Indiana

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 8 April 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5

    No drop off from previous owners. Very much enjoyed the venue. Definitely will go back!

  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Indiana

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Totally recommend this place.

  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Indiana

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 27 March 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience4

    Went for Sunday Brunch. Service was slow . Food was good overall good food.

  31. C

    Cleo

    Indiana

    30 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on 25 March 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    Our go to for a good dinner and friendly staff and atmosphere.

  32. H

    Hanftsan

    Chicago

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 21 March 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3

    Food was good. Our service was wonderful. Only complaint...Sat on Patio. It was dirty. Leaves and debris on cement. Windows needed to be cleaned. Ceiling fan was caked with dust. It needed to be hosed down. I realize it was a beautiful spring day early in the season, but don't open your outdoor seating to guests if it hasn't been cleaned all winter

  33. M

    Mindy

    Indiana

    11 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on 19 March 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience3

    Like that they take reservations and have parking. Food is pretty good, service was very slow, left a few things to be desired.

  34. j

    jano

    Indiana

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on 18 March 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Super nice server. Food was wonderful

  35. s

    susanr

    Las Vegas

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 14 March 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Completely meets expectations for neighborhood bar and grill. Good good, good service, good location.

  36. TK

    ThomasK

    Indiana

    33 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on 12 March 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4

    Love the specials- want to them offered other days of the week.

  37. TL

    TamiL

    Chicago

    46 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    46 reviews

    Dined on 1 March 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We try to hit this delightful little gem at least once a month as we travel the country seeking new places. We have never had such an amazing time as we did this round. The bartender that seated us was upbeat and lively with a beautiful smile. Molly - our new favorite server - was quick, got us out meals with everything perfect and was brimming with good energy. This place has suffered with turnover and we kept coming back because it has the best gluten free burger bun we have found and an amazing garlic aioli for fries. Try it out. You won't be disappointed. Ask for Molly - she's incredible!

  38. CE

    CoopersEat

    Indiana

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 27 February 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    From the service to the food, it was outstanding! Had the mushrooms for our app, stuffed chicken for my husband and the Cuban for myself with onion rings 👌 everything was 10/10! We are new to the area and we can finally say we found our new spot. Can't wait to bring all of our people to this wonderful place!

  39. AA

    AAAA

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 February 2022

    overall4food5service2ambience5

    Excellent food and drinks. Waitress was meh. Very nice atmosphere.

  40. S

    Sycamore89

    Indiana

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 26 February 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    The food was very good, my fiancé sked for her meal (shrimp & cheese ravioli) to be made a different way than on the menu & it was excellent!! We will def be back!

FAQs

Binkley's Kitchen & Bar offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (317) 722-8888.

Binkley's Kitchen & Bar is rated 4.4 stars by 856 OpenTable diners.

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

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Booked 10 times today
Google Map for Binkley's Kitchen & Bar

5902 N. College Avenue Indianapolis, IN 46220

Additional information

  • Cross Street

    College & Kessler

  • Area

    Downtown Indy

  • Hours of Operation

    Lunch Daily 11:00 am–4:00 pm Bar Fri, Sat 11:00 am–11:30 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 4:00 pm–10:00 pm WEEKEND DINNER Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–11:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    American, Contemporary American, Pub

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking Details

    Binkley's Kitchen & Bar offers a convenient private lot behind the restaurant as well as ample street parking.

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive Chef

    Antonio Montes

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeaway, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (317) 722-8888

  • Catering

    We are happy to bring our wonderful selection of food and beverages to your next special event. Our chef can prepare a wonderful meal for any occasion and our professional staff is ready to assist you in making every detail memorable for your guests. Please call for more information.

  • Private party facilities

    We invite you to Binkley’s Kitchen & Bar to host your next party or business meeting! Let us welcome you with an atmosphere of casual elegance. Our private room, with its hardwood floors, fireplace, and contemporary décor, is the perfect setting for an intimate party or casual lunch.

  • Private party contact

    Caralyn Salczynski: (317) 722-8888

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