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Grand Cafe

615 N Main St, Bloomington-Normal, IL 61701-3000
+1 309-828-0324
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  • Excellent36%
  • Very good27%
  • Average17%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible10%
Travellers talk about
“eggrolls” (9 reviews)
“egg rolls” (19 reviews)
“shrimp” (5 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 - 21:00All hours
Chinese, Asian
615 N Main St, Bloomington-Normal, IL 61701-3000
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

New location on Oakland ave.They have an Express lunch if your in a hurry.A steam table setup.great eggrolls. I like the egg drop soup also.The chicken dish I had was not overly salty.My friend said the sesame chicken was not swimming in sauce. A Phillipno...More

Thank Jeff M
Reviewed 13 January 2018

Good cheap place to eat. Was family-owned at one time and very friendly. Some servers are too slow and don't understand Americans, though.

Thank cj61754
Reviewed 22 November 2017 via mobile

We always ordered take out from the former Red Sun. We tried Grand Cafe this time. The General Tsos is not like what we were accustomed to...had veggys, and chicken was not crispy, and not flavorful. The low mein was good. The canton pancit was...More

Thank MegMike
Reviewed 5 November 2017 via mobile

Same food but certainly lacking the old charm. Paper plates, plastic silverware, plastic cups. I didn’t bother to order tea to be served in a paper cup. Egg rolls and crab Rangoon were the same. No free fortune cookies. One very over worked waitress on...More

1  Thank 155rancher
Reviewed 14 September 2017

Trip Advisor needs to update the location for The Grand Cafe in Bloomington. It is under new ownership and has moved to the east side next to Jewel-Osco on E. Oakland Ave. I stopped for carry-out tonight and was very impressed with how clean and...More

Thank bikynmike
Reviewed 13 September 2017

This restaurant has been on this corner for decades. But I can't for the life of me figure out why. The food is awful. I'm very familiar with authentic Chinese cuisine. But I understand there is an appeal to Chinese-American dishes and often will visit...More

Thank RPearce
Reviewed 22 May 2017

This place has been in Bloomington for a long time. I just can't recommend it. The food wasn't good. The service was bad and the place is extremely run down.

Thank Nick_BMI
Reviewed 29 March 2017

It is like stepping back into the 60's or 50's in a small, Central Illinois town -- but not in a particularly good way. The food is the kind of quasi-Asian food I would anticipate was served when the place was originally opened -- calculated...More

Thank Jordan C
Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

This is a restaurant I adored. The food and service has gotten "not to so good". I always raved about this place. There were rumors that after 90 some years they were going to close. Maybe the owner or staff didn't care and let the...More

Thank christine j
Reviewed 17 January 2017

Grande Cafe has been a standard in Bloomington for more than 90 years and has been run by the same family that entire time. I admit to being a frequent flyer and am especially a fan of their unique take on eggrolls. whenever I take...More

Thank OTIS A
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Questions & Answers
29 November 2016|
Response from Philip E | Reviewed this property |
There is a bar in the South entrance of the restaurant - but to honestly answer your question: I do not know I have only enjoyed the hot tea with my meals at Grand Café.
Jane D
13 December 2015|
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Response from John Y | Reviewed this property |
I never knew this, but I just checked their website and they don't open until 4pm on Saturdays. All other days they are open for lunch. Sorry you missed out!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Delivery, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
16:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 615 N Main St, Bloomington-Normal, IL 61701-3000
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Bloomington-Normal  >  Bloomington
  • Phone Number: +1 309-828-0324
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