Dagwood’s Deli & Sub Shop
Delicatessen, Sandwiches, Vegetarian
116 1/2 S. Indiana Ave.
This laid-back, 40-seat restaurant opened in the mid-1980s and offers family dining. Specialty sandwiches are the Dagwood Supreme (ham, turkey, and roast beef) and the Ultimate Turkey (turkey, avocado, cream cheese, lettuce, tomato, and chipotle mayonnaise). Be sure to ask for the really wonderful Special Sauce. • Prices: Sandwiches $4.59–$9.49 • Hours: Mon.–Th. 10:30 a.m.–1 a.m. Fri.–Sat. 10:30 a.m.–4 a.m. Sun. 11 a.m.–midnight • Bar: No • Credit Cards: Visa, MC • Outdoor Seating: No • Accessibility Decal
Darn Good Soup
Gluten-Free, Ice Cream, Soup, Sweets, Vegan, Vegetarian
107 N. College
Nels Boerner, a former chef at The Uptown Café, opened this soup and salad restaurant on the downtown Square to serve quick, healthful meals. They’ve made more than 50 varieties, including “The Best Cream of Mushroom Ever” — a thick, rich soup laden with shiitake and button mushrooms. Soups change daily but always include vegetarian and vegan options. If you’re looking for something with a kick, try bakso, an Indonesian meatball soup. • Prices: $4–$8 • Hours: Daily 11 a.m.–7:30 p.m. • Bar: No • Credit Cards: Visa, MC • Outdoor Seating: No
American, Cajun/Creole, Vegetarian
211 S. Grant St.
Formerly called Yats, this restaurant was rechristened by chef Bob Crowley when he became the sole owner. Crowley, who trained at the Culinary Institute of America, offers recipes he collected from small Louisiana towns. Specialties include Chili Cheese Etouffee, Gumbo, Jambalaya, and the Datwich Sandwich, a complex preparation that involves turkey dusted in Cajun spices, soaked in beer, cooked twice, spiced, and served up “so it warms you from your nose to your toes.” Prices: Entrées $6.50-$10.25, desserts $.75-$3.50 Hours: Daily 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Bar: No Credit Cards: Visa, MC Outdoor Seating: Yes
European, Fair Labor, Gluten-Free, Italian, Pizza
2620 E. 3rd St.
This Tuscan-themed restaurant specializes in New York–style pizzas, pastas, calzones, lasagnas, and spaghettis. Soups and salads are served in family-size portions. Wine is half-off on Wednesday. • Prices: Appetizers $7.25–$13.95, entrées $7.25–$16.55, desserts $4–$6 • Hours: Mon.–Sat. 11 a.m.–10 p.m. Sun. 11 a.m.–9 p.m. • Bar: Beer, wine • Credit Cards: Visa, MC, AMEX, Disc. • Outdoor Seating: No • Fair Labor Decal
Do Asian Fusion Cuisine
East Asian, Japanese, Korean
404 E. 4th St.
This Asian fusion restaurant adds Korean flavor to the melting pot of international food on East 4th Street. Bamboo ceilings and lots of warm, dark wood transform the converted house into a comfortable dining destination. From ramen to shareable hot pots, the menu is full of warming soups, stews, and curries. Bulgogi, a classic Korean dish of marinated grilled beef, is a popular choice. Try it in a bento box. • Prices: Appetizers $5.99–$13.99; lunch specials $7.99–$11.99; dinner specialties $8.99–$14.99; hot pot soups $27.99–$36.99 • Hours: Mon.–Wed. 11 a.m.–10 p.m.; Th.–Sat. 11 a.m.–3 a.m. • Bar: Beer, Wine • Credit Cards: Visa, MC, AMEX, Disc. • Outdoor Seating: Yes
DoMo Japanese Steak & Sushi House
Asian, East Asian, Japanese, Sushi, Vegetarian
106 S. Franklin Rd.
This oversize Japanese restaurant on Bloomington’s west side is split into hibachi and sushi zones. Choose hibachi for a bit of dinner theater, fun for kids and groups. Sushi options range from basic avocado rolls to the fiery Heart Attack, a tempura-fried jalapeno filled with spicy tuna and cream cheese. • Prices: Appetizers $4.65–$17.45, sushi $4.65–$16.30, hibachi $15.30–$45.96, entrées $10.55–$19.65 • 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, Disc. • Outdoor Seating: No
Dragon Chinese Restaurant
Asian, Chinese, East Asian, Soup, Vegetarian
3261 W. 3rd St. • 812-332-6610
1400 E. 3rd St. • 812-331-7030
The décor in these tiny Chinese restaurants may not be much to look at, but the food is quick and cheap, and it’s good. The Dragon makes great twice-cooked pork, excellent moo shu dishes, and a mean steamed whole fish. If you are in the mood for noodle soup, try the Yat Ka Mein, and slurp to your heart’s content. • Prices: Appetizers $1.30–$10.50; most other dishes available in pints ($4.20–$5.50) or quarts ($5.50–$10.50) • Hours: Restaurant daily 11 a.m.–11 p.m., Dragon Express daily 11 a.m.–9 p.m. • Bar: No • Credit Cards: No • Outdoor Seating: No • Accessibility Decal