Butch’s Grillacatessen & Eatzeria
American, Breakfast, Brunch, Delicatessen, Italian, Pizza, Vegetarian
120 E. 7th St.
Butch’s offers everything a homesick East Coaster could want, from corned beef on rye to bagels to NY-style pizza. • Prices: Appetizers $3.95–$9.95, sandwiches $5.95–$10.50, pizza $10.95–$17.95, sides $2.75–$7.95 • Hours: Daily 11 a.m.–10 p.m. • Bar: No • Credit Cards: Visa, MC, AMEX, Disc., Campus Access • Outdoor Seating: Yes
American, Brunch, Fine Dining, Small Plates
Renwick Village Center
1505 S. Piazza Dr.
C3 offers a chic haven for innovative after-work cocktails or a convivial supper. Specializing in creative twists on comfort food, such as filet sliders, crab and corn hush puppies, duck dumplings, mac ’n’ cheese, and mojo pork tacos. Don’t let the gorgeous décor inside keep you from trying the patio dining on a sultry evening. • Prices: $7–$15 • Hours: Mon.–Th. 4–10 p.m. Fri.–Sat. 4 p.m.–midnight.; Closed Sun. • Bar: Full • Credit Cards: Visa, MC, AMEX, Disc. • Outdoor Seating: Yes
American, Breakfast, Brunch
108 E. Kirkwood
Chef Daniel Orr’s FARM is a cheerful, tongue-in-cheek salute to the best of Hoosier eating. In the old Oddfellows Building, revamped to look like a country farm store, FARM sells lunch, snacks, and locally made products in the market and delicious supper fare in the restaurant. The menu changes seasonally, but try to catch the seared skirt steak with fabulous garlic and chili fries. Orr’s raw fish preparations are excellent, as are the pizzas in the bar. • Prices: Breakfast biscuits, cereal, omelets $2–$14; lunch soups, sandwiches, and burgers $6.50–$15; dinner appetizers $6–$8; entrées $15–$28; tapas and pizzas in the bar $6–$15; weekend brunch $2–$23 • Hours: FARM Tu.–Fri. 7 a.m.–10 p.m. Sat. 10 a.m.–10 p.m. Sun. 10 a.m.–9 p.m.; Closed Mon; Root Cellar weeknight hours vary Fri.–Sat. 8 p.m.–3 a.m.; Closed Sun.–Mon. • Bar: Full • Credit Cards: Visa, MC, AMEX, Disc. • Outdoor Seating: Yes
Feast Bakery Cafe
American, Bakery, Breakfast, Brunch, Cafés, Fair Labor, Small Plates, Vegetarian
581 E. Hillside Dr. Suite 104
Market & Cellar
407 W. Patterson Dr.
The stars at this café, bakery, and coffee shop are owner Erika Yochum’s handmade tamales — packets of masa and fillings, wrapped in cornhusks and steamed. Varieties range from traditional to gourmet but salads and sandwiches at lunchtime and more elaborate dinner entrées revolve around seasonal, local, organic ingredients. Gorgeous homemade pies, desserts, breakfast pastries, and cookies are topnotch. • Prices: Entrées at Market & Cellar $10–$26; Entrées at Bakery Cafe $5–$14, tamales $5–$8, cookies $2, pastries $3–$7.50 • Hours: Bakery Cafe Tu.–Sat. 8 a.m.–9 p.m. Sun. 9 a.m.–3 p.m.; Closed Mon. Market & Cellar Tu.–Sat. 8 a.m.–9 p.m.; Closed Sun.–Mon. • Bar: No/Wine • Credit Cards: Visa, MC, AMEX, Disc. • Outdoor Seating: Yes • Fair Labor Decal
Hobnob Corner, The
American, Breakfast, Brunch, Gluten-Free, Vegetarian
17 W. Main St., Nashville, IN
Housed in a historic former dry-goods store that has stood at the corner of Main and Van Buren in downtown Nashville since 1873, the Hobnob serves home-baked goods and classic American fare like long-simmered pot roast, liver and onions, and peach shortcake (when in season). Sandwiches, pasta dishes, and salads also available. • Prices: Soups, salads, and sandwiches $4.25–$14.95, entrées $9.95–$21.95, desserts $5.50 • Hours: Mon.8:30 a.m.–7:30 p.m. Tu. 8:30 a.m.–3 p.m. Wed.–Th. 8:30 a.m.–8 p.m. Fri.–Sat. 8 a.m.–8:30 p.m. Sun. 8 a.m.–7:30 p.m. (hours vary seasonally; call ahead) • Bar: Wine • Credit Cards: Visa, MC, AMEX, Disc., DC • Outdoor Seating: No
Irish Lion, The
Brunch, European, Irish, Pub Food
212 W. Kirkwood
Step into Ireland when you enter this pub with its gorgeous 1860s bar and good food. Specialties include oysters, lamb, corned beef and cabbage, and Irish stews. Nightly specials. Full array of Irish and European imported beers; 57 single-malt scotches. • Prices: Appetizers $4.75–$10.95, entrées $12.85–$34.95, pub grub $5.95–$6.95, desserts $3.75–$5.80 • Hours: Mon.–Sat. 11 a.m.–3 a.m. Sun. 11 a.m.–midnight • Bar: Full • Credit Cards: Visa, MC, AMEX, Disc., DC • Outdoor Seating: Yes
American, Brunch, Fair Labor, Gluten-Free, Italian, Pizza, Sandwiches
1795 E. 10th St.
Home of the Bloomington Brewing Co., Lennie’s offers its own award-winning ales. Chef Fred Manion, a Culinary Institute of America graduate, creates eclectic dishes — main-course salads, gourmet pizzas, pastas, sandwiches, and daily dinner and soup specials. Try the rustic flat breads — hearth baked daily and lightly topped with fresh ingredients. • Prices: Appetizers $3.50–$10.75, entrées $10–$36, desserts $2.75–$7.50 • Hours: Sun.–Th. 11 a.m.–11 p.m. Fri.–Sat. 11 a.m.–midnight. (Pub closes nightly one hour after the restaurant.) • Bar: Beer, wine • Credit Cards: Visa, MC, AMEX • Outdoor Seating: No • Accessibility Decal • Fair Labor Decal
No Coast Reserve
Brunch, Fine Dining, Seafood, Small Plates
Seafood, Raw Bar
105 N. College
This hip restaurant, now located on the west side of the downtown Square, features a raw bar, daily seafood specials, house-cured lox, ceviches, and Italian-style crudo, as well as hearty soups and cheese and cold meat plates. The fish is flown directly from various suppliers and independent fishermen on the Eastern Seaboard. • Prices: Oysters/clams $6–$28, salads $9–$13, á la carte meat and cheese $4–$5 • Hours: Tu.–Th. 4–11 p.m. Fri.–Sat. 11 a.m.–10:30 p.m. Sun. 11 a.m.–9 p.m. • Bar: Beer, wine • Credit Cards: Visa, MC, AMEX, Disc. • Outdoor Seating: No
Brunch, Fair Labor, Gluten-Free, Sandwiches, Vegan, Vegetarian
118 W. 6th St.
This hip but comfortable vegetarian restaurant is furnished with vintage enameled tables and a small bar serving a carefully curated selection of beers. Menu options range from faux meat sandwiches to pierogies and Asian veggie bowls. Try a riff on fish and chips: Battered and fried tofu is flavored with nori, adding a hint of the sea. A display case full of vegan layer cakes and cupcakes provides visual incentive to leave a little room for something sweet. • Prices: Appetizers $3.50–$7, salads and sandwiches $7–$11, entrées $8–$13, dessert $1.75–$4 • Hours: Mon.–Sat. 11 a.m.–10 p.m. Sun. brunch 10 a.m.–3 p.m. • Bar: Beer • Credit Cards: Visa, MC, AMEX, Disc. • Outdoor Seating: No • Fair Labor Decal
Runcible Spoon Cafe and Restaurant
American, Breakfast, Brunch, Cafés, Fair Labor, Vegan
412 E. 6th St.
A beloved Bloomington landmark, the Runcible Spoon has kept its funky atmosphere while expanding its menu to include not only luscious breakfasts, but also pastas and sandwiches at lunch and more classic dishes at night. Live, traditional Irish music is featured on Tuesdays. • Prices: Appetizers under $6, entrées $6–$14, desserts $3 and under • Hours: Daily 8 a.m.–midnight (kitchen open until 10 p.m.) • Bar: Beer, wine • Credit Cards: Visa, MC, AMEX, Disc. • Outdoor Seating: Yes • Fair Labor Decal
Scholars Inn Gourmet Café & Wine Bar
American, Brunch, Fair Labor, Fine Dining, Steaks
717 N. College
Chef Drew Nickless’ eclectic menu emphasizes fresh food and offers specials every day in this romantic, 150-year-old brick mansion complete with fireplaces and an outdoor dining deck. The café serves creative brunches and dinners and gorgeous, decadent desserts. Definitely a place to bring a date! • Prices: Appetizers $7–$13, brunch $8–$12, entrées $17–$36, desserts $3–$15 • Hours: Sun. brunch 10 a.m.–2 p.m., dinner daily 5–11 p.m., desserts and appetizers until midnight.; Reservations recommended. • Bar: Full • Credit Cards: Visa, MC, AMEX, Disc. • Outdoor Seating: Yes • Fair Labor Decal
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American, Brunch, Buffet
Indiana Memorial Union
900 E. 7th St.
This high-ceilinged, medieval room on the IU campus evokes a bygone day. The salad bar includes crisp greens, as well as tuna, pasta, and other side salads. The buffet with hot entrées changes daily but might include baked fish, pasta, meat dishes, and assorted sides. Luscious dessert bar, delicious Sunday brunch. Public welcome. • Prices: $8.15–$17.99, weekday brunch $9 for students • Hours: Lunch buffet weekdays 11:30 a.m.–1:30 p.m. Sunday brunch 10:30 a.m.–1:30 p.m.; Closed Sat. • Bar: No • Credit Cards: Visa, MC, AMEX, Disc., Campus Access, DC • Outdoor Seating: No
Uptown Café, The
American, Brunch, Cajun/Creole, Fair Labor, Steaks
102 E. Kirkwood
The New Orleans-style Uptown Café is known for Cajun/Creole-inspired fare (try the Cajun meatloaf), fresh steaks, seafood, and extravagant breakfast and brunch items, including Cottage Cheese Pancakes, Eggs Benedict, and Michael’s Home Fries. Jazz and soul music complement your meal. Uptown’s bar area serves craft beer, fine wine, artisan spirits, and classic cocktails, as well as late-night food on Friday and Saturday nights. • Prices: Dinner appetizers $4–$13, entrées $10–$35, desserts $6–$8, brunch $8–$17 • Hours: Mon.–Wed. 7 a.m.–10 p.m. Th. 7 a.m.–11 p.m. Fri. 7 a.m.–1 a.m. Sat. 8 a.m.–1 a.m. Sun. brunch 9 a.m.–2 p.m. • Bar: Full • Credit Cards: Visa, MC, AMEX, Disc. • Outdoor Seating: Yes • Fair Labor Decal
Village Deli, The
American, Breakfast, Brunch, Delicatessen, Fair Labor
409 E. Kirkwood
This long-established, upbeat restaurant on East Kirkwood serves breakfast all day (but all kinds of sandwiches and salads for lunch and dinner as well); “ginormous” pancakes and omelets are house specialties. The Huevos Rancheros are not authentic, but they are tasty! • Prices: Appetizers $3.75–$4.75, entrées $5–$8, desserts $1.25– $3.75 • Hours: Mon.–Fri. 7 a.m.–6 p.m. Sat.–Sun. 8 a.m.–6 p.m. • Bar: No • Credit Cards: Visa, MC, AMEX, Campus Access • Outdoor Seating: Yes • Fair Labor Decal
American, Breakfast, Brunch, Diners
4618 W. Richland Plaza Dr.
All that and then some, that’s what you’ll find at Ellettsville’s go-to diner. The lengthy menu is jampacked with Hoosier classics, including a pork tenderloin sandwich and country fried steak, breakfast specials, even pasta and Tex-Mex fare. Breakfast options such as biscuits and gravy, pancakes, and omelets are a good bet. • Prices: Breakfast $4–$8; sandwiches $2.99–$8.99; appetizers $5.99–$8.99; dinner specials $8.99–$17.99; • Hours: Mon.–Th. 6 a.m.–9 p.m.; Fri. 6 a.m.–10 p.m.; Sat. 6 a.m.–9 p.m.; Sun. 7 a.m.–3 p.m. • Bar: No • Credit Cards: Visa, MC, AMEX, Disc. • Outdoor Seating: No
Yogi’s Grill and Bar
American, Brunch, Pub Food
519 E. 10th St.
Bloomington’s first gastropub, Yogi’s fills up with IU staffers, a business crowd, and construction workers for lunch, dinner, and cocktails. With walls of high-definition TVs and classic pub grub, it has long been a favorite for catching the big game while having a beer and cocktails. With more than 50 taps and 100 choices of bottled brews, plus 11 certified beer servers on staff, Yogi’s is creating some serious beer connoisseurs. • Prices: Appetizers, soups, sandwiches $2.99–$11.99, entrées $5.99–$12.99 • Hours: Mon.–Sat. 11 a.m.–3 a.m. Sun. noon–3 a.m. • Bar: Full • Credit Cards: Visa, MC, AMEX, Disc., DC • Outdoor Seating: Yes • Accessibility Decal
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