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Buffa Louie's at the Gables

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American, Bar, Barbecue, Pub
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114 S Indiana Ave, Bloomington, IN 47408-4043
+1 812-333-3030
11:00 - 00:00
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40 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Good wings, young people, and cool environment. TVs for your viewing pleasure. Basically on campus so easy access.

Thank Landon B
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Reviewed 11 March 2017 via mobile

Went there for lunch on a Saturday. It was very busy, took about 20 minutes to get our food but that was no problem. Food was yummy and the portions were large. Price was reasonable. The atmosphere is unique and a slice of Bloomington history. Many TVs playing a variety of sports. We enjoyed our visit.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Indianapolis, Indiana
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100 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 March 2017

Cant believe I have never reviewed Buffa Louie's, but maybe because it seems like such a routine thing. My first trip here was as an IU student shortly after it opened on 17th Street in the 80s. We were regulars for the best Wings around then and still go there for the best Wings around now 30 years later. My... More 

Thank JeffIndiana33
1 review
Reviewed 27 February 2017 via mobile

Great fresh grilled chicken on the Cobb Salad, nice college atmosphere, owner took our order and you could tell he was part of the draw at Buffa Louie's.

Thank EmailSJ
Woodstock, Georgia
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401 reviews
208 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 February 2017 via mobile

We came back again. Absolutely the best wings around. We ordered the hot boneless wings and they were tasty. The fries were perfectly cooked. The hamburgers are also amazing. Great place for good food at a reasonable price. Will be coming back the next time I'm in town.

Thank tckramer
Cut Bank, Montana
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130 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 February 2017 via mobile

The visit: Came here with my 6 year old son while visiting my brother who is a sophomore at IU. The Place: Buffa Louie's is just off the IU campus and is definitely the students top choice when there is an away game. Place is very large, and allows for a group of any size. The food: Food is that... More 

Thank John M
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159 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 January 2017 via mobile

We decided to eat here ahead of the game. Apparently a lot of other people had the same idea. The restaurant was absolutely packed and we probably waited 20 minutes to find a table even after we had submitted our food orders. Fortunately we did find a table before the food came. For an IU Sports lover this is a... More 

Thank Scott P
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18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 January 2017 via mobile

Now before I start I want you to know I am very picky on my wings. They had a very good sauce (sweet BBQ and mild) a little bite but still good. I like the fried texture, it wasn't under or over cooked. My only disappointment was the size of the boneless wings. The bone in we're delighted while boneless... More 

Thank Brach H
Huntington, West Virginia
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18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

We enjoyed the food. We all got chicken wings and enjoyed them. They have a variety of wings sandwiches and salads. Lots of sauce choices. If you are and Indiana fan it's a great place to check out they have lots of pictures and memorabilia from a variety of sports and the school in general.

Thank L5187ULmicheleg
Indianapolis, Indiana
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 6 December 2016

Buffa Louie's has always been a huge favorite of mine. They always have great customer service, amazing food, and the atmosphere is just fun, located in the heart of downtown Bloomington, and right next to the IU Sample Gates. As an alumni of this beautiful campus, buffalo wings are the best! :)

Thank 190abbief

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
American, Bar, Barbecue, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Television, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 114 S Indiana Ave, Bloomington, IN 47408-4043
  • Location: United States  >  Indiana (IN)  >  Bloomington
  • Phone Number: +1 812-333-3030

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