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Michael's Uptown Cafe

102 E Kirkwood Ave, Bloomington, IN 47408-3332
+1 812-339-0900
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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good28%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“brunch” (89 reviews)
Open Now
09:00 - 14:00 Hours
American, Cajun & Creole, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
102 E Kirkwood Ave, Bloomington, IN 47408-3332
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Reviewed 27 December 2011

My friends and I went to dinner before a show at the Comedy Attic a block away. Most of the meat dishes are 20-30 bucks and that was out of my budget so we ate less expensive food. We started with the Cajun liver pate...More

Thank MattJodiIndiana
Reviewed 12 December 2011

this town has a downtown square business district that is seldom so healthy and vibrant,brunch was outstanding

Thank JIMBOSfBayArea
Reviewed 28 November 2011

Michaels' Uptown Cafe is a Bloomington tradition. This restaurant is something special. With the unique decor and atmosphere it is easily "upscale", and at the same time it can also be very "specially" casual. The restaurant has been owned and operated by the same person...More

Reviewed 12 September 2011

This is our favorite place to eat in Bloomington. Great servers, fast and fabulous food and super friendly staff all around. Their crab cakes are a reason to search this great place out. Not too much filler, just the right amount of seasoning and sweet...More

Thank chefgal99
Reviewed 10 September 2011

One of our "go to" places for a cozy pub atmosphere, flavorful food and nice wine or beer. Different food items regularly but the peppercorn filet was fabulous recently. The gumbo is always good. Service is usually very good. You can't go wrong with the...More

Thank kitzg
Reviewed 25 August 2011

Was in town to see daughter off to Indiana U. This was 2nd time at Uptown Cafe. We really like it. Prices are reasonable, food is good, great atmosphere, both times were on Monday nights which is half-price wine night. Had strip steak, others had...More

Thank totravelnice60097
Reviewed 23 August 2011

I went here with a friend. It was our first time dining here. The food is overpriced and not that great. It was only two of us but it was hard to find our server. I don't think I will be dining there again.

2  Thank Keith B
Reviewed 19 August 2011

I've eaten here twice - once for late lunch, once for dinner. The food is good, the service is less-than average, the decor is tired. From the name, one would think it is a Diner-type place. It is not. It is a casual restaurant. The...More

1  Thank Leeanne H
Reviewed 24 July 2011

When you have real maple syrup and fresh-squeezed OJ things are off to a great start. (We make our own maple syrup so only settle for the real stuff.) Our meal was simply cornmeal blueberry pancakes and scrambled eggs, bacon, and potatoes. It was simple,...More

Thank renbody
Reviewed 14 July 2011

Having lived in Bloomington, Indiana for many years, I knew that The Uptown was the place to take my family. I was 100% correct! We had a fabulous dinner and then decided that it was so good, we were going to go again the next...More

Thank kakkyk
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Janet B
15 January 2016|
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Response from jonjoey | Reviewed this property |
The restaurant looks big enough to accommodate 100 dinners. I'm sure they'll be happy to answer you queries. You won't be disappointed.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$6 - US$38
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Television, Free Wifi, Takeout, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Romantic, Groups, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Open Hours
09:00 - 14:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 102 E Kirkwood Ave, Bloomington, IN 47408-3332
  • Location: United States  >  Indiana (IN)  >  Bloomington
  • Phone Number: +1 812-339-0900
  • E-mail
The Uptown Cafe has been a Bloomington landmark since 1976. We serve Breakfast, Weekend Brunch, Lunch and Dinner. We are also known for our beverage program - serving fine wine and spirits, and craft beer and cocktails.
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