Amrit India

Indian, South/Southeast Asian

124 N. Walnut
812-650-3812

amritindiarestaurant.com

Occupying a sunny corner spot on the downtown Square, Amrit India offers a popular buffet stocked with favorites such as chicken tikki masala and saag paneer along with naan, pakora, salads, and chutneys. The full menu is extensive, with lots of vegetarian and seafood options. Check the restaurant’s Facebook page for daily buffet selections. • Prices: Appetizers $3.49–$6.99, lunch buffet $8.99, vegetarian specials $9.99–12.99, dinner specials $9.99–$15.99 • Hours: Mon.–Sat. lunch 11 a.m.–3 p.m., dinner 4:30 p.m.–10 p.m. Sun. noon–9 p.m. • Bar: No • Credit Cards: Visa, MC, AMEX, Disc. • Outdoor Seating: Yes

Anatolia

Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Turkish, Vegetarian

405 E. 4th St.
812-334-2991

restaurantanatolia.com

Bright and spacious, this comfortable restaurant has excellent meze-style appetizers (you can make a meal of them) as well as kebabs and pide (best described as open-faced sandwich boats, or Turkish pizzas). Lots of vegetarian options. Try the incredible tarator, a chopped-walnut yogurt spread, on freshly baked bread. Regular tables as well as traditional Turkish seating. • Prices: Lunch appetizers $3–$10.95, entrées $7.75–$12.95, dinner appetizers $3.50–$7.95, entrées $9.50–$14.95 • Hours: Mon.–Sat. 11 a.m.–10 p.m. Sun. 11:30 a.m.–9:30 p.m. • Bar: No • Credit Cards: Visa, MC • Outdoor Seating: Yes

Anyetsang’s Little Tibet

East Asian, Fair Labor, Gluten-Free, Indian, South/Southeast Asian, Thai, Tibetan, Vegan, Vegetarian

415 E. 4th St.
812-331-0122

anyetsangs.com

This cozy restaurant occupies a vintage bungalow on Bloomington’s 4th Street restaurant row. Little Tibet serves house specialties of momo dumplings and curries from Thailand and India, as well as noodle dishes and vegetarian choices. And besides wine and Champagne, Anyetsang’s serves a large variety of mimosas. • Prices: Lunch entrées $8.95, dinner appetizers $6.95, entrées $12.95, desserts $3.95 • Hours: Daily lunch 11 a.m.–3 p.m., dinner 5-9 p.m. • Bar: Wine • Credit Cards: Visa, MC, AMEX, Disc. • Outdoor Seating: Yes • Fair Labor Decal

Aver’s Pizza

Pizza

1837 N. Kinser Pike • 812-339-6555
2905 E. Covenanter Dr. • 812-331-5555
317 E. Winslow Rd. • 812-323-8333

averspizza.com

Since 1995, Aver’s Pizza has been delivering unique specialty pies like the Greek-inspired Parthenon and barbecue-sauced Chicken Masterpiece to Bloomington residents. Sauces stretch far beyond marinara; choose from creamy zaziki, alfredo, or a trio of pestos; basil, spicy cilantro, or zesty spinach lemon. If you’re not at home for delivery but still craving pizza, eat in at the Covenanter Drive location. For lunch, try the buffet. • Prices: Sides $2.69–$9.99, lunch buffet $6.99, pizzas up to $20 • Hours: Dining Room buffet daily 11 a.m.–2 p.m., dine in daily 4–10 p.m. Sat.–Sun. 2 p.m.–10 p.m., delivery Sun.–Wed. 11 a.m.–2 a.m. Th. 11 a.m.–3 a.m. Fri.–Sat. 11 a.m.–4 a.m. • Bar: Beer • Credit Cards: Visa, MC, AMEX, Disc. • Outdoor Seating: No

Baked!

Bakery, Gluten-Free, Vegetarian

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 nuts 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.–Th. 9 a.m. –2 a.m. Fri–Sat. 9 a.m.–4 a.m. • Bar: No • Credit Cards: Visa, MC, AMEX, Disc. • Outdoor Seating: No • Fair Labor Decal

Bangkok Thai

South/Southeast Asian, Thai

2920 E. Convenanter Dr.
812-333-7477

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. 5–9 p.m. Fri.–Sat. 5–10 p.m.; Closed Mon.• Bar: Beer, wine • Credit Cards: Visa, MC, AMEX, Disc. • Outdoor Seating: Yes

Best Taste

Chinese, East Asian

109 W. 4th St.
812-822-1737

Find this unassuming Chinese spot just off of the downtown Square near the 4th Street parking garage. The dining room doesn’t look like much but there’s plenty of spicy Szechuan flavor inside. If you can handle the heat, start with the dandan noodles or pork wontons, both slicked with mouth-numbing chili oil, then cool down with an order of garlic-smashed cucumber. Other notable specialties include bubbling hot pots, cumin beef or lamb, and spicy dry-fried string beans. • Prices: Appetizers $7.95–$13.95; wontons, soup, and noodles $4.95–$9.95; main dishes, $9.95–18.95; hot pots $14.95–$26.95 • Hours: Mon. - Fri. 11 a.m. - 10 p.m. ; Sat - Sun. 11:30 a.m.–10:00 p.m. • Bar: No • Credit Cards: Visa, MC, AMEX, Disc. • Outdoor Seating: No

Bloomingfoods Market and Deli

Buffet, Delicatessen, Vegan, Vegetarian

3220 E. 3rd St. • 812-336-5400
316 W. 6th St. • 812-333-7312
200 Daniels Way (Ivy Tech Community College–Bloomington) • 812-822-0143

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The cafés at each of these three member-owned organic groceries feature salads, soups, made-to-order sandwiches, and baked goods, with the West 6th 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. 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 2 p.m.), West 6th Street Mon.–Sat. 8 a.m.–10 p.m. Sun. 8 a.m.–10 p.m. (brunch until 2 p.m.), Daniels Way Mon.–Fri. 8 a.m.–6 p.m. (breakfast until 11 a.m.); Closed Sat.–Sun. • Bar: No • Credit Cards: Visa, MC, AMEX, Disc., Campus Access • Outdoor Seating: No/Yes/No • Accessibility Decal: West 6th Street, Daniels Way

BLU Boy Chocolate Café & Cakery

Cafés, 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.–Wed. 10 a.m.–8 p.m. Th.–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!

Bub’s Burgers & Ice Cream

American, Ice Cream

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

Gluten-Free, Italian, Pizza, Vegetarian

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

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. 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: No • Accessibility Decal

Butch’s Grillacatessen & Eatzeria

American, Breakfast, Brunch, Delicatessen, Italian, Pizza, Vegetarian

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. • 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

Cafe Pizzaria

Italian, Pizza, Sandwiches

405 E. Kirkwood
812-332-2111

cafepizzaria.com

In business since 1953, Cafe Pizzaria was not only the first pizzeria in Bloomington but, according to store legend, the first restaurant to serve the Midwestern version of the Stromboli sandwich (with ground sausage, onion, cheese, and sauce on a sub bun). The original recipes are still in use, and owner Larry Webb purchases local Indiana beef from Fischer Farms. Daily specials, seating for 100. • Prices: Appetizers $1.25–$4.45, entrées $4.95–$22.70 • Hours: Mon.–Th. 11 a.m.–11:30 p.m. Fri.–Sat. 11 a.m.–midnight Sun. noon–11:30 p.m. • Bar: No • Credit Cards: Visa, MC, AMEX, Disc. • Outdoor Seating: Yes

Casa Brava

Mexican

410 S. College Mall Rd. - 812-339-2777
3482 W. 3rd St. - 812-339-1453

With locations on the east and west sides of Bloomington, Casa Brava is a reliable pick for quick, casual Mexican fare. All meals begin with a bowl of addictive garlicky salsa along with an endless basket of tortilla chips. Add a side of queso if you’re feeling indulgent. Popular specialties include oversize platters of sizzling fajitas, generously stuffed burritos, and lots of enchilada options. You won’t leave hungry! • Prices: Nachos, salads, and dips $3.50–$8.50; lunch specialties $6–$8; enchiladas, burritos, and fajitas $9.99–$15.50 • Hours: Mon.–Sat. 11 a.m.–10 p.m.; Sun. 11 a.m.–9 p.m. • Bar: South College Mall Road: Full; West 3rd Street: Beer • Credit Cards: Visa, MC, AMEX, Disc. • Outdoor Seating: No

Crazy Horse Food & Drink Emporium

American, Pub Food, Sandwiches, Steaks

214 W. Kirkwood
812-336-8877

crazyhorseindiana.com

The specialties of the house include flavored martinis, Angus beef burgers, quesadillas, steaks, and barbecued ribs. Live bands play some Saturdays. • Prices: Appetizers $5.99–$9.99, entrées $7.99–$20.99, desserts $3–$4 • Hours: Sun.–Tu. 11 a.m.–1 a.m. Wed.–Sat. 11 a.m.–2 a.m. • Bar: Full • Credit Cards: Visa, MC, AMEX, Disc., DC, Campus Access • Outdoor Seating: Yes

DeAngelo’s

European, Fair Labor, Gluten-Free, Italian, Pizza

2620 E. 3rd St.
812-961-0008

deangelosbloomington.com

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.
812-333-7470

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

El Ranchero

Mexican

2100 Liberty Dr.
812-822-2329
3615 W Ind. 46, Ellettsville
812-876-9900

elrancherofood.com

This west side Mexican spot boasts a massive dining room with high ceilings and a party atmosphere. There are plenty of booths, too, if you prefer a more intimate meal. Share one of the specialties, like the Marrano Ranchero, featuring grilled pork shoulder with spicy red sauce and a generous helping of avocado. The lengthy menu is full of variations on the standard burritos, enchiladas, and fajitas. Alongside complimentary chips and salsa, you won’t go hungry! • Prices: Appetizers and salads $4–$9, entrées $4–$16, steak and seafood $8–$15 • Hours: Sun.–Th. 11 a.m.–9:30 p.m. Fri.–Sat. 11 a.m.–10 p.m. • Bar: Beer • Credit Cards: Visa, MC, AMEX, Disc. • Outdoor Seating: No

Esan Thai

Asian, Fair Labor, South/Southeast Asian, Thai

221 E. Kirkwood
812-333-8424

esanthairestaurant.com

House specialties at this bright and airy restaurant at the back of Victoria Towers are based on family recipes. Try the Yum Khai, a spicy grilled chicken salad with shallots, cilantro, tomato, and lime juice, or the Moo Num Tok (grilled pork with onion, mint, and chilies). Noodle dishes and curries are also first-rate. • Prices: Appetizers $6–$10.95, lunch entrées $8.95–$10.95, dinner entrées $9.95–$15.95, desserts $3–$6 • Hours: Sun.–Mon., Wed.–Th. 11 a.m.–9 p.m. Fri.–Sat. 11 a.m.–10 p.m.; Closed Tu.; Reservations recommended on weekends. • Bar: No • Credit Cards: Visa, MC, AMEX, Disc. • Outdoor Seating: Yes • Fair Labor Decal

Falafels Flavors From Jerusalem

Gluten-Free, Israeli, Middle Eastern, Sandwiches, Vegan, Vegetarian

430 E. Kirkwood
812-355-3555

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This small Dunkirk Square restaurant specializes in the sandwich that gives it its name, as well as in other Middle Eastern delicacies like hummus, stuffed grape leaves, and baba ganoush. The menu also includes kebabs, salads, entrée platters, and very good fries. • Prices: Appetizers $4–$9, sandwiches $4.50–$10, entrées $8.50–$18, desserts $2–$4.50 • Hours: Mon.–Sat. 11 a.m.–9:30 p.m. Sun. noon–9 p.m. • Bar: No • Credit Cards: Visa, MC, Disc. • Outdoor Seating: No

Feast Bakery Cafe

American, Bakery, Breakfast, Brunch, Cafés, Fair Labor, Small Plates, Vegetarian

581 E. Hillside Dr. Suite 104
812-822-0222
Market & Cellar
407 W. Patterson Dr.
812-287-8615

feastcateringonline.com

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

Read our review of Feast here! 

Function Brewing

Pub Food, Sandwiches

108 E. 6th St.
812-676-1000

functionbrewing.com

Function Brewing focuses on creating small batches of craft beer. There is a selection of 12 made-in-house beers that rotate on and off the menu. Sampler trays are available if you can’t pick just one. The kitchen makes everything by hand for their creative hot and cold sandwiches. They also offer cheeses and charcuterie. • Prices: Appetizers $4.99–$14.99, sandwiches $9.99–$11.99 • Hours: Wed.–Fri. 3–11 p.m. Sat. 11 a.m.–11 p.m. Sun. 11 a.m.–9 p.m.; Closed Mon.–Tu. • Bar: Beer, wine • Credit Cards: Visa, MC, Disc. • Outdoor Seating: Yes

Hopscotch Coffee

Bakery, Cafés, Vegan, Vegetarian

235 W. Dodds St. #102
812-369-4500 • hopscotchcoffee.com

Follow the B-Line Trail south to find this innovative, locally owned coffee shop in B-Line Station. Fair-trade coffee beans are roasted in-house and brewed with care, resulting in excellent lattes and Americanos. If you’re in the mood for a special coffee experience, try the refreshing Cobra Verde, an iced green coffee flavored with ginger and citrus, or the Nitro Cold Brew, a dark and slightly foamy brew full of character. Add a locally made treat from Rainbow Bakery, Piccoli Dolci, or Bloomington Bagel Company to your order. • Prices: Drinks $1.50–$5 • Hours: Mon.–Fri. 7 a.m.–7 p.m.; Sat. 8 a.m.–7 p.m.; Sun. 9 a.m.–7 p.m. • Bar: No • Credit Cards: Visa, MC, AMEX, Disc. • Outdoor Seating: Yes

India Garden

Indian, Vegan, Vegetarian

416 E. 4th St.
812-331-8844

bloomingtonindianfood.com

This restaurant is known for its Indian breads and buffet. Menu items include lamb biryani and spicy chicken vindaloo. Good vegetarian choices. • Prices: Appetizers $1.95–$6.95, entrées $9.95–$14.95 • Hours: Daily 11 a.m.–3 p.m. and 5–10 p.m. • Bar: Beer • Credit Cards: Visa, MC, AMEX, Disc. • Outdoor Seating: Yes

Japonee

East Asian, Japanese, Sushi

East Asian, Japanese, Sushi
320 N. Walnut • 812-330-5310
Japonee Express • 530 E. Kirkwood
812-333-7380 • japoneeexpress.com

Sake and sushi, you’ll find both in abundance at Japonee. Try the deep-fried Crazy Roll, crispy on the outside with tuna, salmon, molten cream cheese, and avocado inside. Open late on weekends, the North Walnut location keeps the sake bombs flowing in a modern dining room with an open sushi bar and lots of private karaoke rooms. Japonee Express on East Kirkwood retains much of the same menu, plus a few Korean dishes, in a casual, quick service setting. • Prices: Soup, salad, and appetizers $2–$10; lunch specials at Japonee Express $6.99–$8.99; dinner bento boxes, noodle dishes, and teriyaki $11–$14; à la carte sushi and sashimi $4–$9; specialty sushi rolls $11–$16 • Hours: North Walnut: Mon.–Wed. 4 p.m.–12 a.m.; Th.–Sat. 4 p.m.–2 a.m.; Sun. 4 p.m.–12 a.m.; East Kirkwood: Mon.–Th. 10:30 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

Juannita’s Restaurant

Mexican, Sandwiches, Soup

620 W. Kirkwood
812-339-2340

juannitas.com

Come to this cheerful, family-owned Mexican restaurant on West Kirkwood for the mole poblanoand the molotes — fried masa dough stuffed with savory fillings. Fresh homemade tortillas are a real treat and the soups are fab. • Prices: Appetizers, dips, soups, and salads $2.99–$6.99, tortas $7.99–$8.99, tacos from $2.99, entrées $8.99- $10.99, desserts $1.99–$2.99 • Hours: Sun.–Th. 11 a.m.–9 p.m. Fri.–Sat. 11 a.m.–10 p.m. • Bar: Beer, wine • Credit Cards: Visa, MC, AMEX • Outdoor Seating: Yes

Read our review of Juannita's here!

Kilroy’s Bar & Grill

American, Pizza, Pub Food

502 E. Kirkwood
812-339-3006
Kilroy's Sports Bar
319 N. Walnut
812-333-6006

kilroys-bloomington.com

Popular with IU students, both Kilroy’s venues serve sandwiches, pizza, and appetizers such as stuffed breadsticks and nachos. More than 40 flavored Long Island iced teas are available, and drink specials are offered every night. • Prices: Appetizers and entrées around $5.50 • Hours: Daily 11 a.m.–3 a.m. • Bar: Full • Credit Cards: Visa, MC, AMEX, Disc. • Outdoor Seating: Yes

King Dough

Ice Cream, Pizza, Salads

108 W. 6th St.
812-287-8931

King Dough’s owners, Adam and Alicia Sweet, are serving up Bloomington’s first Napoli-style pizzas, right on the downtown Square. It takes just three minutes to cook a perfect pie thanks to some killer dough and an Italian Pavesi oven that heats 800–900°F. And there’s way more than pizza. Gelato is made-from-scratch, as are the sausages and house-cured bacon that top pizzas, salads, and sandwiches. Even the bread is baked fresh daily. • Prices: Appetizers and salads $5–$15, pizzas $9–$17.50 • Hours: Mon.–Th. 11 a.m.–9 p.m.; Fri.–Sat. 11 a.m.–10 p.m.; Closed Sun. • Bar: No • Credit Cards: Visa, MC, AMEX, Disc. • Outdoor Seating: No

Lennie’s

American, Brunch, Fair Labor, Gluten-Free, Italian, Pizza, Sandwiches

1795 E. 10th St.
812-323-2112

lenniesgourmetpizza.com

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

Read our review of Lennie’s here! 

Mama’s Restaurant

Asian, Barbecue, East Asian, Korean

2630 E. 10th St.
812-333-8071

DIY barbecue puts you in control of your meal at Mama’s Restaurant. Meals are served with a variety of banchan: small bowls of Korean pickles, salads, and more meant to be eaten with your meal. • Prices: Appetizers $3–$10.99, entrées $9.99–$18.99, barbecue $16.99–$17.99 • Hours: Lunch Mon.–Fri. 11 a.m.–2:30 p.m., dinner Mon.–Fri. 5–9 p.m. Sat. noon–10 p.m. Sun. noon–9 p.m.; Closed every last Tu. of the month • Bar: Beer, wine • Credit Cards: Visa, MC • Outdoor Seating: No

Mandalay Restaurant

Asian, Burmese, Chinese, East Asian, Indian, South/Southeast Asian, Thai, Vegetarian

413 E. 4th St.
812-339-7334

mymandalayrestaurant.com

This tiny 4th Street gem serves Burmese food — an exotic mix of Chinese, Thai, and Indian with a savory character all its own. Lots of curries and noodle dishes and many vegetarian options. Try the paratha with yellow chickpea curry and the tea leaf salad! • Prices: Appetizers and salads $6.19–$11.39, entrées $10.29–$13.39 • Hours: Tu.–Sun. 11:30 a.m.–2:30 p.m. 5–9 p.m.; Closed Mon.• Bar: No Credit Cards: Visa, MC, AMEX, Disc. • Outdoor Seating: Yes

Monroe County Pizza

Pizza, Sandwiches

3151 W. 3rd St.
812-331-2345

monroecountypizza.com

This local pizza joint specializes in thin-crusted pies. Dine-in at the West 3rd Street location, where the buffet is popular for both lunch and dinner. • Prices: Appetizers $3–$7, pizzas $2.75–$11, specialty pizzas $8–$16, buffet $6–$8 • Hours: Sun.–Th. 11 a.m.–10 p.m. Fri.–Sat. 11 a.m.–11 p.m. • Bar: Beer • Credit Cards: Visa, MC, AMEX, Disc. • Outdoor Seating: No

Mother Bear’s Pizza

Italian, Pizza, Sandwiches

1428 E. 3rd St.
812-332-4495

motherbearspizza.com

This casual restaurant features wing specials on Mondays and pasta discounts on Tuesdays. Wednesday is Sweetheart Night, when a heart-shaped pizza and dinner for two are the specials. For dessert, there are homemade brownies. • Prices: Appetizers $3.05–$8.25, pastas $11.75, pizzas $4.05–$22.60, brownies $2.05 for two • Hours: Daily 11 a.m.–1 a.m. (Th.–Sat. delivery continues until 3 a.m.) • Bar: Beer, wine • Credit Cards: Visa, MC, AMEX, Disc. • Outdoor Seating: No

Read our review of Mother Bear's Pizza here! 

My Thai Cafe

Asian, Soup, South/Southeast Asian, Thai, Vegetarian

3316 W. 3rd St. • 812-333-2234
402 E. 4th St. • 812-333-3993

mythaicafeusa.com

The first location for this beautiful little restaurant is hidden away in a strip mall on the west side of Bloomington. My Thai Cafe’s second location is on 4th Street restaurant row and also serves Thai family recipes cooked to your preferred degree of spiciness. Look for noodle dishes featuring the sweet and spicy “chef’s gravy,” and try the fragrant curries. • Prices: Appetizers $5.95–$10.95, entrées $7.95–$15.95 • Hours: West 3rd Street lunch Mon.–Sat. 11 a.m.–3 p.m., dinner Mon.–Th. 4:30–9 p.m. Friday 4:30–10 p.m. Sat. 3–10 p.m.; Closed Sun. East 4th Street lunch Tu.–Fri. 11 a.m.–3 p.m. Sat. noon–3 p.m. Sun. 11 a.m.–3 p.m., dinner Tu.–Th. 4:30–9 p.m. Fri. 4:30–10 p.m. Sat. 3–10 p.m. Sun. 3–9 p.m.; Closed Mon.• Bar: Beer • Credit Cards: Visa, MC, Disc. • Outdoor Seating: Yes

Read our review of My Thai Cafe here!

Nashville House, The

American

15 S. Van Buren St., Nashville, IN
812-988-4554

browncountyinn.com/content/nashville-house-restaurant

The early-American décor suits this former hotel, which was rebuilt after it burned down in 1927. Homemade fried biscuits and home-baked apple butter are specialties, along with chicken, ham, and turkey. (The biscuits and butter can be purchased at the onsite country store.) • Prices: Entrées $13.95–$21.95, desserts $3.50–$4.50 • Hours: Daily 11:30 a.m.–8 p.m.; Closed Th.–Sun.;Closed Tu. except in October.; Reservations required in October. • Bar: No • Credit Cards: Visa, MC • Outdoor Seating: No

Nick’s English Hut

American, Fair Labor, Pub Food

423 E. Kirkwood
812-332-4040

nicksenglishhut.com

A Bloomington institution for more than 80 years, Nick’s is the place to go for Gregg “Rags” Rago’s famous Nick’s burgers, strombolis, pizza, soups, salads, and sandwiches prepared with locally produced meats and produce. Enjoy daily food and drink specials while watching your favorite sports on the many high-definition TVs. A museum of IU memorabilia is displayed on the walls. • Prices: Appetizers $2.75–$9.75, entrées $5.95–$21.95 • Hours: Mon.–Sat. 11 a.m.–2 a.m. Sun. 11 a.m.–midnight.; Reservations are recommended for large parties. • Bar: Full • Credit Cards: Cash preferred, but Visa, MC, and Disc. are accepted. • Outdoor Seating: Yes • Fair Labor Decal

Read our review of Nick’s English Hut here!

No Coast Reserve

Brunch, Fine Dining, Seafood, Small Plates

Seafood, Raw Bar
105 N. College
812-822-1341

nocoastreserve.com

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

Oasis

Asian, Chinese, East Asian

2652 E. 10th St.
812-339-3999

oasischinesebloomington.com

Ideal for carryout or delivery, this Chinese restaurant is tucked into the 10th and the Bypass strip of shops and restaurants. Specialties include bowls of Cantonese style noodle soup and sizzling claypot entrées; sample the gingery eggplant and chicken. Fruit smoothies and milky bubble teas help cool down spicy mouths. Karaoke and party rooms are available for groups, open late on Friday and Saturday. • Prices: Appetizers $1.25–$6.95, lunch $5.50, house specialties $7–$14, milk tea and smoothies $3.50 • Hours: Sun.–Th. 11 a.m.–midnight Fri.–Sat. 11 a.m.–3 a.m. • Bar: Beer • Credit Cards: Visa, MC, AMEX, Disc. • Outdoor Seating: No

Office Lounge, The

American, Pub Food

3900 E. 3rd St.
812-332-0911

Head east on 3rd Street to find an alternative to the downtown bar scene. Affordable and filling daily specials like classic breaded tenderloin sandwiches and juicy ribeye steaks draw regulars for lunch and dinner. Hot wings are a good bet, extra crispy and drenched in vinegary, lip-numbing buffalo sauce. At night, pull tabs, pool tables, and plenty of sports-tuned flat-screens keep crowds entertained. Carryout beer and liquor is also available. • Prices: Sides, salads, and appetizers $1.75–$4.95, burgers and sandwiches $3.50–$6.75, entrées $7.75–$14.95 • Hours: Mon.–Sat. 9 a.m.–3 a.m. Sun. noon–3 a.m. • Bar: Full • Credit Cards: Visa, MC, Disc. • Outdoor Seating: No

Opie Taylor’s

American, Pub Food

110 N. Walnut
812-333-7287

opietaylors.com

Located on the east side of the downtown Square, Opie Taylor’s is known for really great burgers dressed up any way you want them. Big domestic mugs (34 oz.) are a special on Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday, and Sunday. The shrimp-and-corn bisque is fab. The sports-themed restaurant claims to have the biggest projection-TV screen in Bloomington. • Prices: Appetizers $5.99–$8.99, entrées $6.99–$18.99 • Hours: Mon.–Sat. 11 a.m.–10 p.m. Sun. 11:30 a.m.–9 p.m. • Bar: Beer, wine • Credit Cards: Visa, MC, AMEX, Disc. • Outdoor Seating: No

Out of the Ordinary Restaurant and Hickory Sports Bar

American, Pub Food, Sandwiches

61 S. Van Buren St., Nashville, IN
812-778-9730

Located in and named for an old tavern, this family-owned restaurant specializes in hearty fare that includes barbecued ribs, wild game, pheasant, turkey, smoked pork chops, and pot roast. There are lunch specials, and a piano player performs from 6–8 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays. • Prices: Sun. brunch buffet $16.95, entrées $8.99–$25.99, desserts $3.25–$4.50 • Hours: Sun.–Th. 11 a.m.–10 p.m. Fri.–Sat. 11 a.m.–midnight • Bar: Full • Credit Cards: Visa, MC, Disc. • Outdoor Seating: No

Owlery, The

Brunch, Fair Labor, Gluten-Free, Sandwiches, Vegan, Vegetarian

118 W. 6th St.
812-333-7344

theowleryrestaurant.com

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

Read our review of The Owlery here!

Peach Garden

Chinese, East Asian

536 S. College
812-332-3437

peachgardeniu.com

This small but colorful restaurant is tucked into the side of the Seminary Square Park Kroger supermarket. As one of only a handful of Chinese restaurants offering delivery in Bloomington, Peach Garden does brisk business dispatching food to customers in and out of the dining room. Szechuan and Kung Pao specialties are sneakily spicy, with heat that creeps up the back of your throat. Try pan-fried Szechuan wontons filled with pork or chicken. • Prices: Appetizers $1.45–$5.45, lunch specials $5.95–$7.95, entrées $6.45–$13.95 • Hours: Lunch Tu.–Fri. 11 a.m.–2:30 p.m., dinner Tu.–Th. 5–10 p.m. Fri. 5–11 p.m. Sat.–Sun. noon–10 p.m.; Closed Mon.• Bar: No • Credit Cards: Visa, MC, AMEX, Campus Access • Outdoor Seating: No

Players Pub, The

American, Pub Food

424 S. Walnut
812-334-2080

theplayerspub.com

The Players Pub provides Bloomingtonians with a haven for good music and great food. Specials include Grilled Salmon, Bayou Bowl, and Portabello Soup. Nightly entertainment includes jazz, blues, swing, and country music. • Prices: Appetizers $3.00–$8.50, entrées $8.99–$18.99, desserts $3.50–$5 • Hours: Mon.–Th. 4 p.m.–midnight Fri.–Sat. 4 p.m.–1 a.m. Sun. 4–11 p.m.; Reservations recommended for major entertainers. • Bar: Beer, wine • Credit Cards: Visa, MC, AMEX, Disc. • Outdoor Seating: Yes

Quaff On!

American, Pub Food, Sandwiches

116 N. Grant St.
812-335-1821

quaffonbloomington.com

Quaff means to “drink heartily and with gusto.” That’s the idea behind the new Bloomington outpost of Nashville’s Big Woods Brewing Company. Located in the former Café Django space, Quaff On! aims to create food that complements their beer of the same name. Offerings include gourmet sandwiches, a signature burger, and charcuterie plates to share. Pair a dish with one of the 24 craft beers available on tap and enjoy some live entertainment. • Prices: Appetizers $5.25–$12.25, entrées $10.95–$23.99, salads $4.95–$10.95 • Hours: Sun.–Wed. 11 a.m.–11 p.m. Th.–Sat. 11 a.m.–1 a.m. All ages until 9 p.m. • Bar: Beer • Credit Cards: Visa, MC, AMEX, Disc. • Outdoor Seating: Yes

Rainbow Bakery

Bakery, Gluten-Free, Sweets, Vegan, Vegetarian

201 S. Rogers St.
812-822-3741

rainbowbakery.net

This funky café is Bloomington’s first all-vegan bakery. They whip up dozens of fun cupcake flavors, such as Sweet Coconut Curry and Chai Latte. The types of cupcakes available change daily. They also offer a varying assortment of baked goodies, such as doughnuts, cookies, and cinnamon rolls. Many of their treats are gluten-free, or can be specially ordered that way for an extra charge. • Prices: Cakes $20–$45, dozen cupcakes $25–$36, doughnuts $2 • Hours: Tu.–Sat. 9 a.m.–7 p.m. Sun. 9 a.m.–3 p.m.; Closed Mon.• Bar: No • Credit Cards: Visa, MC, AMEX, Disc. • Outdoor Seating: Yes

Runcible Spoon Cafe and Restaurant

American, Breakfast, Brunch, Cafés, Fair Labor, Vegan

412 E. 6th St.
812-334-3997

runciblespoonrestaurant.com

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

Read our review on Runcible Spoon Cafe and Restaurant here!

Sake Bar

East Asian, Japanese, Sushi

304 N. Walnut
812-339-2295

Japonee has reincarnated into a smaller, sleeker venue. Semi-private booths create an intimate vibe. The extensive list of specialty rolls is only matched by the countless sake options. Shelves are lined with bottles of flavored sakes, many served warm. • Prices: Appetizers $4.69–$11.59, raw rolls $4.69–$8.09, specialty rolls $11.59–$18.49 • Hours: Mon.–Wed. 4 p.m.–1 a.m. Th.–Sat. 4 p.m.–2 a.m. Sun. 4 p.m.–midnight • Bar: Sake, wine, beer • Credit Cards: Visa, MC, AMEX, Disc. • Outdoor Seating: No

Samira Restaurant

Afghan, Buffet, Fair Labor, Middle Eastern, Vegetarian

100 W. 6th St.
812-331-3761

samirasrestaurant.com

Located on the north side of the downtown Square, Samira features Afghan dishes in an elegant, relaxing atmosphere. Specialties include kebabs and dumplings as well as a wide array of vegetarian dishes. Do not miss the samarok (a spicy mushroom appetizer) — you’ll want to sop up every drop of sauce with the chewy and delicious flatbread. Great baklava. • Prices: Dinner appetizers $5–$9.95, entrées $12.95–$16.95, buffet $8.45, desserts $3.95 • Hours: Lunch Mon.–Fri. (buffet and lunch menu) 11 a.m.–2 p.m., dinner Mon.–Th. 5–9 p.m. Fri.–Sat. 5–10 p.m.; Closed Sun.; Reservations recommended. • Bar: Beer, wine • Credit Cards: Visa, MC, AMEX, Disc. • Outdoor Seating: Yes • Fair Labor Decal

Read our review of Samira's Restaurant here! 

Scotty’s Brewhouse

American, Fair Labor, Gluten-Free, Pub Food

302 N. Walnut
812-333-5151

scottysbrewhouse.com

All ages are welcome at this relaxed sports bar, with its extensive menu featuring creative salads, sandwiches, burgers, and huge desserts. Dill chips made from fried pickles, Buffalo-Breaded Chicken, and Scotty’s German Chocolate Cake are specialties. • Prices: Appetizers $5.99–$15.99, entrées $5–$14, desserts $2–$5.99 • Hours: Sun.–Th. 11 a.m.–9 p.m. Fri.–Sat. 11 a.m.–10 p.m.; No reservations. • Bar: Beer, wine • Credit Cards: Visa, MC, AMEX, Disc., Campus Access • Outdoor Seating: Yes • Fair Labor Decal
Read our review of Scotty's Brewhouse here!

Serendipity Martini Bar and Restaurant

American, Pub Food, Small Plates

201 S. College
812-330-6688

serendipitymartini.com

This sleek lounge offers more than 20 martinis, an extensive wine list, and a variety of savory tapas and entrées. Don’t miss the Petite Fleur, an herbal gin cocktail. Tapas, or small plates meant for sharing, round out the menu. Snag one of the few couches to take in the free live music on weekends. Half-priced martinis on Mondays. • Prices: Martinis $9–$12, tapas $6–$12, soups and salads $6–$12, entrées $9–$12, desserts $6 • Hours: Mon.–Th. 6 p.m.–midnight Fri. 6 p.m.–1 a.m. Sat. 6 p.m.–2:30 a.m. • Bar: Yes • Credit Cards: Visa, MC, Disc. • Outdoor Seating: Yes

Siam House

South/Southeast Asian, Thai, Vegetarian

430 E. 4th St.
812-331-1233

siamhousebloomington.com

The 90-item menu was one of the first local restaurants to list vegetarian options using healthy, fresh foods. Specialties include pad thai, curries, combo seafood platters, spicy Thai and coconut-milk soups, and miang kom (fresh spinach leaves folded into a cone and filled with ginger, peanuts, coconut, etc.). • Prices: Appetizers $5–$6, entrées $9–$14, desserts $2–$6 • Hours: Mon.–Fri. 11 a.m.–10 p.m. (lunch buffet 11 a.m.–2 p.m.) Sat. noon–10 p.m. Sun. noon–9 p.m. • Bar: Beer, wine • Credit Cards: Visa, MC, AMEX, Disc. • Outdoor Seating: Yes

Smokin’ Jack’s Rib Shack

American, Barbecue

505 W. 17th St.
812-332-7427

smokinjacksribshack.com

Chef Jack Cody — “Smokin’ Jack” — specializes in (what else?) smoked ribs, but be sure to try the pulled pork, too. He offers five different sauces: regular, Jack’s sweet barbecue, Louisiana hot, barbecue hot, and Jamaican jerk. Collard greens and cornbread salad are among the sides. Monday is buy-one-get-one-free night for seniors from 4–9 pm. Specials are offered every day. • Prices: Sandwiches, wings, and ribs $5–$26, desserts $2–$4 • Hours: Mon.–Sat. 11 a.m.–9 p.m.; Closed Sun. • Bar: Beer • Credit Cards: Visa, MC, AMEX, Disc. • Outdoor Seating: Yes

Sobon

East Asian, Korean

1811 E. 10th St.
812-333-1004

iujaponee.com

This casual joint serves up fast Korean fare. Walk up to the counter and order off the large menu board, and in a few minutes you’ll have a tray of steaming Korean cuisine. For some comfort food with a twist, try the bibimbap. This traditional dish is served in a stone bowl, filled with rice, veggies, slices of meat, and a fried egg. Mix it all up and enjoy. • Prices: Appetizers $3.20–$10.20, entrées $4.90–$31.99 • Hours: Mon.–Sat. lunch 11 a.m.– 2:30 p.m., dinner 5–10 p.m. • Bar: No • Credit Cards: Visa, MC, Disc. • Outdoor Seating: No

Soma Coffee House & Juice Bar

Cafés, Fair Labor, Juice Bar, Sweets, Vegan, Vegetarian

322 E. Kirkwood • 812-331-2770
1400 E. 3rd St. Suite C • 812-333-7334

iheartsoma.com

Serving up the best latte in town, Soma works magic with coffee beans and an espresso machine. A prime downtown location and another in Jordan Square means more to love. Constant traffic means the coffee is always fresh. • Prices: Coffee $1–$3, espresso drinks $1.50–$4.50, juice and smoothies $3–$4.50, baked goods $1.50–$4 • Hours: East Kirkwood Mon.–Fri. 6:30 a.m.–10 p.m. Sat. 7 a.m.–10 p.m. Sun. 8 a.m.–10 p.m. East 3rd Street Mon.–Fri. 6 a.m.–9 p.m. Sat.–Sun. 7 a.m.–9 p.m. • Bar: No • Credit Cards: Visa, MC, AMEX, Disc., Campus Access • Outdoor Seating: Yes • Fair Labor Decal

Sunny Palace

Chinese, East Asian

1143 S. College Mall Rd.
812-333-5533

sunnypalacebloomington.com

Dine-in or carryout, the east side’s Sunny Palace (find it near Kroger in Jackson Creek Shopping Center) offers a tempting array of Asian cooking — mostly Chinese but with a smattering of Thai, Cambodian, and Vietnamese. Try the delicious scallion pancakes, the boneless spare ribs, and the fried dumplings. Kung pao chicken and orange beef are also good choices. • Prices: Lunch specials $5.55–$6.25, appetizers $1.35–$9.95, entrées $4.50–$12.50 • Hours: Daily 11 a.m.–10:30 p.m. • Bar: Beer, wine • Credit Cards: Visa, MC, Disc. • Outdoor Seating: No

Sushi Bar

East Asian, Japanese, Sushi

2522 E. 10th St.
812-331-7688

There’s karaoke on weekends at Sushi Bar, which offers regular $1 sushi specials. The Birthday Roll includes tempura shrimp, eel, spicy shrimp, avocado, and crab. • Prices: Sushi $2.75–$11.99, appetizers $3.50–$6.99, entrées $2.99–$49.99, desserts $1.99–$4.99 • Hours: Lunch Mon.–Sat. 11:30 a.m.–2:30 p.m. Sun. noon–2:30 p.m., dinner Mon.–Wed. 4:30–10 p.m. Th.–Sat. 4:30 p.m.–3 a.m. Sun. 4:30–10 p.m. • Bar: Beer, wine, sake • Credit Cards: Visa, MC, AMEX, Disc. • Outdoor Seating: No

Sweet Grass Restaurant

American, Fair Labor, Pizza, Southern

405 W. Patterson Dr.
812-333-1043

sweetgrassbloomington.com

Fried green-tomato BLTs, pimento-cheese sandwiches, shrimp and grits, collard greens, and Carolina slaw washed down with a cold sweet tea will satisfy your craving for food with a Southern accent. • Prices: Appetizers, soups, salads $2.95-$12.95, sandwiches $7.95-$14.45, entrées $12.95-$21.95 • Hours: Mon.–Th. 11 a.m.–9 p.m. (bar open until 10 p.m.) Fri.–Sat. 11 a.m.–10 p.m. (bar open until midnight).; Closed Sun. • Bar: Beer, wine • Credit Cards: Visa, MC, AMEX, Disc. • Outdoor Seating: Yes • Fair Labor Decal

Talons Restaurant at Eagle Pointe Golf Resort

American, Breakfast

2250 E. Pointe Rd.
812-824-4040

eaglepointe.com

Eagle Pointe welcomes the public to its eclectic, casual resort restaurant. Sit in the dining room or out by the pool to enjoy everything from sandwiches and pizza to steaks and salmon. Entertainment on Fridays. • Prices: Appetizers $7.99–$9.99, entrées $7.99–$16.99, desserts $6–$7 • Hours: Sun.–Th. 11 a.m.–9 p.m.; Fri.–Sat. 11 a.m.–10 p.m. • Bar: Full • Credit Cards: Visa, MC, AMEX • Outdoor Seating: Yes

Taste of India

Buffet, Fair Labor, Indian, South/Southeast Asian, Vegan, Vegetarian

316 E. 4th St.
812-333-1399

tasteofindiabtown.com

This airy, casual restaurant specializes in northern-and southern-Indian cuisine. The tikkas, vindaloos, and kormas are all good and cooked to your desired level of spiciness. The southern-Indian dosa — a lentil-and-rice crêpe with various fillings — is terrific. Slather on some coconut chutney and enjoy with a savory tamarind lentil stew. • Prices: Lunch buffet $8.50, appetizers $3.50–$6.95, entrées $7.95–$14.95, desserts $2.95–$3.50 • Hours: Daily lunch 11 a.m.–2:30 p.m., dinner 5–10 p.m. • Bar: No • Credit Cards: Visa, MC, AMEX, Disc. • Outdoor Seating: Yes • Fair Labor Decal
Read our review of Taste of India here!

Trojan Horse

American, Greek, Mediterranean, Sandwiches, Vegan, Vegetarian

100 E. Kirkwood
812-332-1101

thetrojanhorse.com

Casual and family-friendly, the Trojan Horse, on the southeast corner of the downtown Square, serves great Greek food and other Mediterranean treats. The Trojan Horse is also famous for its hand-cut fries. Drink specials are offered every night. • Prices: Appetizers $3.75–$8, sandwiches $5.75– $8.50, entrées $5.50–$19.75, desserts $4–$5.25 • Hours: Mon.–Th. 11 a.m.–11 p.m. Fri.–Sat. 11 a.m.–midnight Sun. 11:30 a.m.–10 p.m. • Bar: Full • Credit Cards: Visa, MC, AMEX, Disc. • Outdoor Seating: No
Read our review of Trojan Horse here!

Tudor Room

American, Brunch, Buffet

Indiana Memorial Union
900 E. 7th St.
812-855-9866

imu.indiana.edu/dining/tudorroom.shtml

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

Read our review of the Tudor Room here!

Turkuaz Café

Breakfast, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Turkish, Vegetarian

301 E. 3rd St.
812-333-7908

Authentic Turkish decorations and music enliven this intimate restaurant. Boat-shaped pides are reminiscent of pizza, filled with cheese and all manner of toppings — think eggplant, ground beef, and even eggs. Most meals come with a simple but flavorful red lentil soup and a trio of salads. • Prices: Appetizers $5–$9, pides $6–$13, entrées $8–$16 • Hours: Tu.–Th. 10 a.m.–9 p.m. Fri.–Sat. 10 a.m.–10 p.m. Sun. 10 a.m.–9 p.m.; Closed Mon. • Bar: Beer, wine • Credit Cards: Visa, MC, Disc. • Outdoor Seating: Yes

Underground Cupcakes and Cafe

Bakery, Sandwiches, Soup, Sweets

3631 W. State Rd. 46
812-935-5253

undergroundcupcakes.com

Snickerdoodle, Chocolate Chip Cheesecake, Strawberry Champagne. These are just three of the 80+ cupcakes on the menu at Underground Cupcakes & Café, owned by sisters Marena Regalado and Melissa Emlinger. Daily selections vary, but custom orders (including gluten-free, sugar-free, and vegan cupcakes) take just a few days. Gluten-free and sugar-free cupcakes are also available every Wednesday. If it’s something savory you’re craving, the café has you covered. At least two made-from-scratch soups, plus made-to-order salads and sandwiches, are available every day. • Prices: Cupcakes $2.75–$3.25; sandwiches and salads $5.50–$8.50; soup $3.95–$5.95 • Hours: Mon.–Fri. 10 a.m.–7 p.m.; Sat. 10 a.m.–3 p.m. • Bar: No • Credit Cards: Visa, MC, AMEX, Disc. • Outdoor Seating: No

Upland’s Bloomington Brewpub

American, Fair Labor, Pub Food

350 W. 11th St.
812-336-2337

uplandbeer.com

The menu changes seasonally but always includes pub favorites such as Fish and Chips, as well as many dishes that include Upland’s craft-brewed beers as ingredients. The menu runs from sandwiches (try the buffalo burgers) to entrées, and many vegetarian/vegan specials are also offered. Live entertainment. Beers regularly on tap include wheat, weizen, pale, IPA, porter, and amber. • Prices: Appetizers $3.25–$11.95, entrées $7.95– $16.95, desserts $5.50–$5.95 • Hours: Mon.–Th. 11 a.m.–midnight Fri.–Sat. 11 a.m.–1 a.m. Sun. noon–midnight • Bar: Beer, including carryout, and wine • Credit Cards: Visa, MC, AMEX • Outdoor Seating: Yes • Fair Labor Decal

Read our review of Upland's Bloomington Brew Pub here!

Yogi’s Grill and Bar

American, Brunch, Pub Food

519 E. 10th St.
812-323-9644

yogis.com

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
Read our review of Yogi's Grill & Bar here!

Z&C Teriyaki and Sushi

East Asian, Japanese, Sushi

430 E. Kirkwood
812-323-8999

Teriyaki is tops at this compact restaurant in the heart of downtown. Hefty portions of teriyaki chicken and beef are dished up with lo mein or rice and a side of cabbage and broccoli. Sushi is popular too; all the greatest hits are available individually or as combos. With just three tables and a bar, service is brisk and food is ready to eat in no time. Open late on weekends. • Prices: Teriyaki $5–$8, sushi rolls $4–$15, noodle soups $10–$12 • Hours: Sun.–Mon. 11 a.m.–11 p.m. Tu.–Sat. 1 p.m.–3 a.m. • Bar: No • Credit Cards: Visa, MC, AMEX, Disc. • Outdoor Seating: Yes

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