1837 N. Kinser Pike • 812-339-6555
2905 E. Covenanter Dr. • 812-331-5555
317 E. Winslow Rd. • 812-323-8333
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
Ice Cream, Pizza
5440 S. Old Ind. 37
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
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
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
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
2000 S. Walnut
King Gyros is a fast-food restaurant specializing in gyros and ribs. • Prices: Appetizers $2.99–$5, entrées $2.99–$10, dessert (baklava) $1.25 • Hours: Sat.–Th. 10:30 a.m.–10 p.m. Fri. 10:30 a.m.–11 p.m. • Bar: No • Credit Cards: Visa, MC, Disc. • Outdoor Seating: Yes
Chinese, East Asian
536 S. College
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
Bakery, Gluten-Free, Sweets, Vegan, Vegetarian
201 S. Rogers St.
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
Sweet Grass Restaurant
American, Fair Labor, Pizza, Southern
405 W. Patterson Dr.
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
2250 E. Pointe Rd.
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