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Scholar's Inn Bakehouse

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125 N College Ave, Bloomington, IN 47404-3947
+1 812-331-6029
07:30 - 21:00
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Scholars Inn has gone from a Great rating to Terrible over the last 3 years. They used to have great burgers made with local grass-fed beef, house-made buns and great toppings. Today, they left out the toppings, sides, and condiments and gave us a sorry factory-made bun, processed cheese and a tasteless dry piece of mystery meat. No salt, pepper... More 

Thank Dagmara M
Hawthorn Woods, Illinois
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a very good restaurant....under new management, but seems to still be good. Food is good with a great selection. the famous filet is great but the mac and cheese is sits on is amazing....... Service is also good. Attentive but not hovering. Desserts are amazing. and wine pours are generous. Try this restaurant.

Thank hatethis101
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I will miss this place. Great coffee and scones or amazing full breakfast. A real local hangout, very friendly.

Thank informedtraveler57
Chicago, Illinois
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66 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017 via mobile

College-age son and I visited for lunch on the weekend. It was slow, so we didn't run into the crowds that I've seen there in the past. We both had salads and both gave them huge "thumbs up" reviews. Tasty, fresh, and good value. We would definitely go back!

Thank guppy4
Bloomington, Indiana
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2017

I have tried this "fine dining" several times over the years. And I have always found it lacking. Both the service and food quality seem to fall below the standard for the prices they charge. They used to have half priced martini nights and those were fun.

Thank jupitario15
Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2016 via mobile

We went to this restaurant to stop by for breakfast. Fantastic. Food was great, atmosphere was great. But there were some concerns. This is my entire experience: we go in and wait in line for a few minutes before finding a seat. All the seats were full, so we had to wait for another few minutes before the food. When... More 

Thank cr94iu98
Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

known for good lunches and I agree ... on my last trip we had breakfast before leaving Bloomington and found a great biscuit and gravy dish - very classic, very tasty, very filling ... the traveling partner gave high marks to the blue berry pancakes ... all washed down with good coffee

Thank EdRambler
Dallas, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

This is a very cute place to eat. This was an old house converted. The food is good and worth a meal. The signature meal is the filet on Mac and Cheese (pictured). It was good, not great.

Thank txjmorr
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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258 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016

chicken sandwichs, pizza, eggplant sandwiches, muffins and their cakes looked good. Order at counter and they bring it to you. Convenient location.

Thank abmilw
Indianapolis, Indiana
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44 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016

I've been to Scholar's Inn before and used to frequent the Broad Ripple (Indianapolis) location. I'm always struck by how good the food could be, but how low their quality control is. For example, the restaurant was swarming with flies and gnats, the cooler was broken, so you had to wipe it with your hand to see anything, the booths... More 

Thank JillV288

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Delicatessen
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
08:00 - 21:00
07:30 - 21:00
07:30 - 21:00
07:30 - 21:00
07:30 - 21:00
07:30 - 21:00
07:30 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 125 N College Ave, Bloomington, IN 47404-3947
  • Location: United States  >  Indiana (IN)  >  Bloomington
  • Phone Number: +1 812-331-6029

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