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Vera Mae's Bistro

209 S Walnut St, Muncie, IN 47305-2803
+1 765-747-4941
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  • Average6%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible3%
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209 S Walnut St, Muncie, IN 47305-2803
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We chose to dine outside and it was lovely. The traffic was a little louder than we expected but can certainly be overlooked. We chose the crab and artichoke dip as an appetizer. The cheese was toasted nicely on the top and the dip was...More

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KentShuff, Owner at Vera Mae's Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you so much for taking the time to share your experience. We hope to see you again, soon! :)

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I dined here with some friends for dinner. I would rate this as fine dining along the recently rebuilt Walnut Street area in downtown Muncie. The dining area has several bizarre paintings hanging on the wall, but the food is relatively normal. I had the...More

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KentShuff, Owner at Vera Mae's Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you so very much. We hope to see you again soon! :)

Reviewed 2 July 2017 via mobile

Server at hose was very friendly everyone is down-to-earth and fun loving makes you feel like you're one of the family the food was very tasteful and put together plated very well the atmosphere is real quaint and quiet very clean the pictures on the...More

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KentShuff, Owner at Vera Mae's Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 3 July 2017

It was wonderful meeting you and I'm in hopes that you'll visit again soon!! :)

Reviewed 10 June 2017 via mobile

Great food, great staff. Little eclectic fine dining restaurant nestled in the heart of downtown. If you are looking for something special for dinner in a wonderful old artistic setting, Vera Mae's is the place. Enjoy

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KentShuff, Owner at Vera Mae's Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 12 June 2017

You are so kind! Please join us again, soon. :)

Reviewed 27 May 2017

We walked away from dinner utterly appalled at our experience. I ordered the $35 Scallops and was shocked that 1 of the 4 scallops was burned completely black. I tried eating the other scallops that weren’t burned, but they were chewy and overcooked. The asparagus...More

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Reviewed 24 May 2017

Was treated to a birthday celebration here this year. Great food and service in a quaint downtown location.

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KentShuff, Owner at Vera Mae's Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 25 May 2017

Wonderful!! Here's to many more birthdays and future visits to Vera Mae's!! :). 🎂

Reviewed 22 May 2017 via mobile

This place is wonderful. Friendly and attentive service and very good food and menu for Muncie. I went there on a Thursday night, and ended up going back on Saturday too. It's near the Horizon convention center and the Courtyard Marriott hotel. There is ample...More

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KentShuff, Owner at Vera Mae's Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 24 May 2017

How kind of you to write! When in Muncie again, please keeps us in mind. :)

Reviewed 17 May 2017

From the call to the friendly and efficient person who took my reservation to the last bite of the delicious gourmet dessert, it was a great experience! Though the house was very busy, our waiter (I wish I had written his name down - he...More

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KentShuff, Owner at Vera Mae's Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 19 May 2017

How kind of you to write. We will certainly be looking forward to your return, Elaine!

Reviewed 17 May 2017

While small, this menu is outstanding. It has unique drinks to cover any palate from sweet, to dry, to savory. The bartender is welcoming and very professional without being overbearing. He takes care of costomers well in a friendly way. I had a pomogranitini and...More

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KentShuff, Owner at Vera Mae's Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 18 May 2017

Thank you so very much! Please join us again whenever you are in Muncie and Carlos will take care of you!! :)

Reviewed 10 May 2017 via mobile

Enjoyable place for dinner. Friendly staff and owners. Good food, drinks and wine selections. We had the porterhouse chop, dill cod, special blackened salmon and NY strip. You have the choice of salad or French onion soup. The soup is excellent. The food is good...More

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KentShuff, Owner at Vera Mae's Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 11 May 2017

Thank you so much for yet another visit!! :)

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Response from katsusanna | Reviewed this property |
Yes, it would be a lovely place to take a prom date! :)
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Response from DaBaronVH | Reviewed this property |
Doesn't appear to be a dress code per se... I wouldn't go any less than business casual however. It's classier than jeans and a t-shirt or shorts let's keep it that way
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Average prices
US$20 - US$30
Restaurant features
Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Open Hours
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 209 S Walnut St, Muncie, IN 47305-2803
    (Jackson Street)
  • Location: United States  >  Indiana (IN)  >  Muncie
  • Phone Number: +1 765-747-4941
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Opening its doors in 1999, Vera Mae’s began its story as a lunch delivery and catering business through its South Walnut street storefront in downtown Muncie. Owner Kent Shuff pioneered the revitalization of Muncie’s historical district and later expanded the restaurant in 2002. Formerly Ballard Hardware, Kent and co-owner and partner, Steve Fennimore created the Ballaird Hall, increasing the original Bistro from 54 seats to 210 seats. Come explore the living history of a Midwestern staple. On our walls you will find part namesake, Vera Yates (Kent's Grandmother) at her restaurant and gas station, along with David Letterman on an evening out. Everything has a story as the modern local art and historic architectural elements combine for an intoxicating evening of hand-crafted cuisine and delectable drinks.
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