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615 N Main St, Bloomington, IL 61701-3000
+1 309-828-0324
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Today
11:30 - 21:00
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Hours:
Sun 16:00 - 22:00
Mon - Fri 11:30 - 21:00
Sat 11:30 - 22:00
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Bloomington, Illinois
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104 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

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 to not alarm the tastes of folks who have never eaten any Asian food.

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Thank Jordan C
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41 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles 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 service and especially the food go down. I know now that they might not close... More 

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Thank christine j
BLOOMINGTON
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles 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 someone there, they pronounce it the best they have ever had. I truly love the... More 

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Thank OTIS A
Bloomington, Illinois
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100 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

I continually believe - although this is great standard food at the Grand Cafe (and fantastic egg rolls). The interior needs an upgrade. I will be back. It is a regular stop and service is usually more than adequate and pleasant. :)

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Thank Philip E
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016

People that leave bad revues are just rival, jealous businesses. The Grand Cafe is Terrific. Plenty of food & it is so great!!!

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Thank Jeff S
Normal, Illinois
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 July 2016

Best egg rolls we've ever had anywhere! Long time family owned place, that's not fancy but good food & good wait staff.

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1 Thank barbercharlie
Bloomington, Illinois
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 May 2016

All I can say is Yuck! I had heard some many good things about this place. I looks cool from the outside. First question, Where are you suppose to park? The place looked ok when we went inside, but the food was nasty, the dishes they served it on was nasty. I was shocked.

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3 Thank Michelle M
Charlotte, North Carolina
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43 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 May 2016

They have the best egg rolls I've ever had to this day. Good variety of food and its usually good. Service is usually good as well. Egg Foo Yung is a favorite of mine.

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Thank craig m
Bloomington, United States
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 May 2016

The service was good and fast even though it was Mother's Day. The food seemed to be cooked ahead and kept hot. The Chow Mein bean sprouts were limp and not crisp like usual. The Sweet and Sour shrimp had more breading than shrimp.

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1 Thank Richard C
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41 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 April 2016

We celebrate a lot of family occasions there. Love the food and the staff.We also use the take out and delivery. Food always hot when delivered.

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Thank christine j

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Chinese, Asian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Delivery, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
16:00 - 22:00
Monday
11:30 - 21:00
Tuesday
11:30 - 21:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 21:00
Thursday
11:30 - 21:00
Friday
11:30 - 21:00
Saturday
11:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 615 N Main St, Bloomington, IL 61701-3000
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Bloomington
  • Phone Number: +1 309-828-0324

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central Illinois
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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?