Before discovering the charcoal grill, early humans had to cook their dinners using a microwave. Enjoy a modern-day meal with today's Groupon: for $15, you get $30 worth of burgers and grilled fare at Chef Mike's Charcoal Grill on Woodland Drive.
Chef Mike's Charcoal Grill owner Mike Atherton's 35 years of culinary experience fill his establishment with masterful flavors and scents and contribute to a menu of from-scratch staples, including salads, sandwiches, handmade grilled pizza, and the popular chef's burgers. The house-specialty bourbon-chive burger serves up 8 ounces of expertly seasoned and grilled cow-meat patty nestled between freshly baked buns ($8.99), and the Red Devil burger hoists up fresh jalapeños, havarti cheese, and Chef Mike's special hot sauce ($9.50), which heats up meals faster than a tin man in a lightning storm. Novice carnivores become seasoned vets with the 9-inch Heart Stopper pizza topped with ham, beef, sausage, pepperoni, and bacon and served with a salad ($12.99), and a bevy of grilled-dinner delights from the land and sea tote veggies, potato, salad, house-made sourdough bread, and maps of buried treasure to tables.
A bar full of specialty craft beers accompanies Saturday night's live music or Sunday afternoon's game played on Chef Mike's wall-mounted big-screen TV. The family-friendly eatery offers a sampling of homemade desserts ($4 each) to keep children's sugar lust satiated while adults savor the lingering aromas of char-grilled beer.
Chef Mike’s Charcoal Grill
Owner and chef Mike Atherton draws upon 35 years of culinary experience and one huge Weber charcoal grill to ignite menus of burgers and pizzas that have found their way into the Indianapolis Star. After nestling flame-kissed meats between homemade buns and slathering them with flourishes—such as bourbon and made-from-scratch hot sauce and poppy seed dressing—chefs pronounce them ready to explore the roomy restaurant's wide-open spaces and wood-paneled bar. Local craft beers mingle with Sunday afternoon's sporting events, which are televised on wall-mounted big-screen TVs and then reenacted by former child stars.
7102 Woodland Dr.
Indianapolis, Indiana 46278Get Directions