|The Atrium of the Indianapolis Hyatt|
The highlighted fare at this little sit-down or take-away restaurant is the chilli and the burgers. Both are very tasty. I stopped by last week to have lunch, and got the bacon burger and fries. The burger is good sized (not huge), and there's a toppings bar where you can add whatever you want. The toppings bar also has a lot of items for adding to the chilli so you can end up with chilli just the way you like it. From ordering time to being at my table ready to bite into the burger was about 4 minutes. That's faster than most of the fast food places around here. I honestly wouldn't expect that speed when it gets crowded, but I suspect you can still expect to be in and out of there fairly quickly during Gen Con.
|Charley & Barney's sits on the ground floor of the |
Hyatt on the East side of the atrium.
One of the disappointments at this location was the fries. C & B fries are normally one of the best things about the meal. Usually the fries are large, waffle-cut fries covered in a spicy salt. They're to die for if you're a fry lover. For some reason, at this location they were serving the regular style fries with minimal spicy goodness. I would highly recommend asking what kind of fries you will be getting with your burger, and asking for the waffle fries if they won't be giving those to you. Even if you have to pay extra, it will be totally worth the money.
Anyhow, if you need a quick place to stop for lunch while you're between games at Gen Con and you want fare that's a bit more than a fast food meal, I recommend checking Charley and Barney's out. My meal cost about $8 (bacon burger w/fries and a soda). That's just a little bit more than a fast food meal will run you, and it's so much tastier. Probably healthier too.