Dining Out

B-town Diner

American, Breakfast, Diners, Sandwiches

211 N. Walnut
812-822-0300

btowndiner.com

This classic diner opened downtown in early 2014, ready to satisfy all your late-night comfort food cravings. It offers lots of standard diner fare, like patty melts, giant omelets, and pancakes from scratch. But it also serves up classics with a twist, like BLTs with fried green tomatoes or a burger stuffed with four types of peppers. The diner caters to the late night and early morning crowds, opening late and closing shortly after lunch. Breakfast is served all day long. Prices: Breakfast $2.99-$11.99, sandwiches $6.99-$11.99, sides $2-$7, desserts $3.75-$4.50 Hours: Mon-Sat 9 p.m.-3 p.m. Closed Sun Bar: No Credit Cards: Visa, MC, AMEX, Disc. Outdoor Seating: No

Baked!

Bakery

313 E. 3rd St.
812-336-2253

bakedofbloomington.com

Baked! specializes in making fresh, custom cookies from scratch. Customers can pick their dough, mix-ins, and toppings to create endless combinations. Regular doughs include traditional options, such as oatmeal and sugar, as well as seasonal and vegan/gluten-free varieties. The plethora of toppings range from candies to dried fruit to any kind of nut you can imagine. The last step is to grab a pint of milk and dunk away! Prices: Three cookies $5.25, dozen cookies $12.75 Hours: Sun-Wed 3 p.m.-2 a.m. Th-Sat 3 p.m.-4 a.m. Bar: No Credit Cards: Visa, MC, AMEX, Disc. Outdoor Seating: No

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Baldy’s Pizza

Pizza

5440 S. Old Ind. 37
812-824-3555

baldyspizza.com

Follow Walnut south until it becomes Old Ind. 37 to find this minimalist pizza parlor. Baldy’s thin-crusted pies are topped with gooey mozzarella and a pleasantly sweet tomato sauce. Sandwiches and salads are available, too. Eat in the family-friendly dining room or choose delivery or carryout service. Prices: Breadsticks $2.09-$3.99, pizzas $2.99-$15.49, stromboli $4.59-$8.39 Hours: Mon-Th 11 a.m.-10:30 p.m. Fri 11 a.m.-11:30 p.m. Sat 4-11:30 p.m. Sun 4-10:30 p.m. Bar: Beer Credit Cards: Visa, MC Outdoor Seating: No

Bangkok Thai

Thai

2920 E. Convenanter Dr.
812-333-7477

bangkokthai.biz

The large, airy dining room of the former Limestone Grille now houses Bangkok Thai. The traditional Thai menu offers noodle dishes, seafood, curries, and fried rice. Try the Drunken Man’s Noodles ­— wide rice noodles stir-fried with basil, peppers, and egg in a spicy sauce. Prices: Appetizers $5.95-$11.95, entrées $12.95-$15.95, noodles $10.95-$11.95 Hours: Lunch Tu-Sun 11 a.m.-3 p.m., dinner Tu-Th 5 p.m.-9 p.m., Fri-Sat 5-10 p.m. Closed Monday  Bar: Beer, wine  Credit Cards: Visa, MC, AMEX, Disc. Outdoor Seating: Limited

Bear’s Place

American, Pub Food

1316 E. 3rd St.
812-339-3460

bearsplacebar.com

A Bloomington institution just off the south side of campus, Bear’s Place is famous for its Bear Burger and Bear Parmigiana (breaded tenderloin, Monterey Jack, and chili), and the Hairy Bear (six shots of liquor mixed with fruit juice in a 32 oz. glass). Lunch specials served from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Live entertainment includes Jazz Fables (a series of performers) on Thursday.  Prices: Appetizers $2-$10.75, entrées $4-$8.25, desserts $4.75-$5.50 Hours: Sun-Wed 11 a.m.-midnight Th-Sat 11 a.m.-1 a.m. Bar: Full Credit Cards: Visa, MC, AMEX, Disc. Outside Seating: No

Bloomingfoods Market and Deli

Brunch, Buffet, Delicatessen, Vegetarian

3220 E. 3rd St. • 812-336-5400
316 W. 6th St. • 812-333-7312
419 E. Kirkwood • 812-336-5300
614 E. 2nd St. • 812-822-0235
200 Daniels Way (Ivy Tech Community College) • 812-822-0143

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The cafés at each of these five member-owned organic groceries feature salads, soups, made-to-order sandwiches, and baked goods, with the West 6th Street, East 2nd Street, and East 3rd Street locations also offering a hot bar with salad, lunch, and dinner items every day from 10:30 a.m.-9 p.m. The East 3rd Street location also has smoothies. The East 2nd Street location has a full coffee bar with espresso. Local ingredients are emphasized, and vegan and vegetarian choices abound. Prices: Salad/hot bar $7.99/lb, entrées $5-$15, desserts $1 and up Hours: East 3rd Street Mon-Fri 8 a.m.-10 p.m. (breakfast until 10:30 a.m.) Sat 8 a.m.-10 p.m. (breakfast until 11 a.m.) Sun 8 a.m.-10 p.m. (brunch until 1 p.m.), West 6th Street Mon-Sat 7 a.m.-10 p.m. Sun 8 a.m.-9 p.m. (brunch until 2 pm), East Kirkwood Mon-Sat 8 a.m.-9 p.m. Sun 10 a.m.-5 p.m., East 2nd Street Mon-Sat 7 a.m.-10 p.m. Sun 8 a.m.-9 p.m., Daniels Way Mon-Fri 8 a.m.-6 p.m. (breakfast until 11 a.m.) Bar: No Credit Cards: Visa, MC, AMEX, Disc., Campus Access Outdoor Seating: No/Yes/Yes/No/Yes Accessibility Decal Recipient: Near West Side

Bloomington Bagel Company

Bagels, Breakfast, Sandwiches

113 N. Dunn St. • 812-333-4653
238 N. Morton St. • 812-349-4653
913 S. College Mall Rd. • 812-339-4653

bbcbagel.com

Customers can watch employees make East Coast-style, kettle-boiled bagels from scratch while waiting in line in this laidback eatery. Bagelwiches (like the Lotsa Lox, with cream cheese, Nova lox, tomato, onion, and capers), salads, soups, coffees, and cookies are popular. Breakfast is served all day. Prices: Bagels $1.11-$1.99, sandwiches $3.05-$9.25, desserts $2-$5  Hours: North Dunn Street Mon-Sat 6 a.m.-7 p.m. Sun 7 a.m.-7 p.m., North Morton Street Mon-Sat 7 a.m.-4 p.m. Sun 8 a.m.-4 p.m., South College Mall Road Mon-Sat 7 a.m.-5 p.m. Closed Sun Bar: No Credit Cards: Visa, MC, AMEX, Disc., Campus Access Outdoor Seating: Yes Accessibility Decal Recipient

Bloomington Sandwich Co.

Sandwiches

118 E. Kirkwood
812-330-9611

bloomingtonsandwich.com

This casual restaurant on East Kirkwood is all about good sandwiches. Chef and manager Mike Moy offers house-made Chicago-style corned beef and Italian beef, with Italian ices for dessert. Now open for breakfast, with customized breakfast sandwiches, pastries, and coffee. Prices: Sandwiches $5.59-$8.49, desserts $1.99-$3.39 Hours: Mon-Fri 8 a.m.-8 p.m. Sat 11:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Closed Sun Bar: No Credit Cards: Visa, MC, AMEX, Disc., Campus Access Outdoor Seating: Yes

BLU Boy Chocolate Café & Cakery

Cafés, Ice Cream, Sweets

112 E. Kirkwood
812-334-8460

bluboychocolatestore.com

Beautiful chocolates and cakes are handcrafted with local ingredients at BLU Boy. Don’t forget luscious seasonal tarts and pies, the daily cupcake menu, or house-made gourmet ice cream. All make great gifts. Prices: Cookies and macarons $2-$3, cake and pie slices $3-$5, chocolates $2-$12 Hours: Mon-Sat 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Closed Sun Bar: No Credit Cards: Visa, MC, AMEX, Disc. Outdoor Seating: Yes
Read our review of BLU Boy Chocolate Café & Cakery here!

Bombay Cafe

Indian

124 N. Walnut
812-200-9999

bombaycafe.net

Housed in the former Roots location at East 6th Street and North Walnut, Bombay Cafe offers fast Indian food. Meal specials are served in disposable, compartmentalized dishes. The menu rotates but often features favorites like butter chicken and dal makhni. Main dishes come with roti (an Indian flatbread), basmati rice, and small salads. Prices: Lunch special $6, dinner special $12, sides $3-$7 Hours: Mon-Sat 11:30 a.m.-10 p.m., Sun 5-10 p.m. Bar: No Credit Cards: Visa, MC, AMEX, Disc. Outdoor Seating: Yes

 

Bub’s Burgers & Ice Cream

American, Hot Dogs, Ice Cream, Sandwiches

480 N. Morton St.
812-331-2827

bubsburgersandicecream.com/bloomington/about

Bub’s is a Bloomington outpost of a Carmel, Indiana, burger joint, and burgers (and ice cream) are what they do well here — from the full pound  “Big Ugly” to the 1/4 pound “Settle for Less Ugly” burger in ground beef or healthier elk.  Dress ‘em as you like ‘em and add sides of fries, slaw, potato salad, or onion rings. Hand-dipped shakes and malts are added bliss! Prices: Burgers and sandwiches $3.75-$26.95, sides $1.35-$6.75, desserts $4.55-$8.50 Hours: Daily 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Bar: Beer, wine Credit Cards: Visa, MC, AMEX, Disc. Outdoor Seating: Yes

Bucceto’s Smiling Teeth

European, Gluten Free, Italian, Pizza, Sandwiches, Vegetarian

E. 3rd St. at 45/46 Bypass • 812-331-1234
350 S. Liberty Dr. • 323-0123

buccetos.com

Bucceto’s Smiling Teeth offers an array of innovative and tasty pizzas, calzones, entrées, and a generous house salad with homemade dressings in a family-friendly atmosphere. Monday through Friday, Bucceto’s offers a lunch special till 4 pm which features a meat or veggie pizza slice with a salad and a drink for $7.25. A gluten-free menu is available, offering pizza, pasta, sandwiches, and beer. Bucceto’s offers dine-in, carryout, and delivery. Party trays and catering available. Prices: Appetizers $1.85-$5.25, entrées $9.95-$12.50 with garlic bread and salad, pizzas starting at $4.50, desserts $4.95 Hours: Sun-Th 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Fri-Sat 11 a.m.-11 p.m. Bar: Beer, wine Credit Cards: Visa, MC, AMEX, Campus Access Outdoor Seating: 1350 S. Liberty location Accessibility Decal Recipient

BuffaLouie’s

American, Breakfast, Hot Dogs, Sandwiches

114 S. Indiana Ave.
812-333-3030

buffalouies.com

In 1987, an IU student opened BuffaLouie’s, naming it after his grandfather. Wings, subs, and salads are the reason to go. Hoosier and sports-themed memorabilia adorn the walls, and big-screen TVs keep you entertained. Now serving breakfast daily. Prices: $2.99 (a hot dog) to $65.99 (super bucket of wings), cookies 59 cents Hours: Mon-Fri 8 a.m.-11 p.m. Sat-Sun 9 a.m.-11 p.m. Bar: Beer Credit Cards: Visa, MC, AMEX, Disc., Campus Access Outdoor Seating: Yes

Butch’s Grillacatessen & Eatzeria

Bagels, Breakfast, Brunch, Delicatessen, Italian, Pizza, Sandwiches

120 E. 7th St.
812-822-0210

eatbutch.com

Butch’s offers everything a homesick East Coaster could want, from corned beef on rye to bagels to NY-style pizza. Now offering brunch until 2 p.m. Friday through Sunday. Prices: Appetizers $3.95-$9.95, sandwiches $5.95-$10.50, pizza $10.95-$17.95, sides $2.75-$7.95 Hours: Sun-Wed 11 a.m.-midnight Th-Sat 11 a.m.-4 a.m., brunch Fri-Sat 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Bar: No Credit Cards: Visa, MC, AMEX, Disc., Campus Access Outdoor Seating: Yes