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Bluebird Diner

€€ - €€€American, Cafe,
330 E Market St, Iowa City, IA 52245-2171
+1 319-351-1470
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good31%
  • Average12%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (15 reviews)
“pancakes” (26 reviews)
“huevos” (10 reviews)
Open Now
07:00 - 21:00All hours
American, Cafe, Diner, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
330 E Market St, Iowa City, IA 52245-2171
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were in town for a friend's funeral. We arrived early so decided to find a place for breakfast. We came upon this restaurant almost by accident! We had the Bluebird eggs breakfast and the French Toast. Both, very tasty.

Thank LCHS1972
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

After reading the reviews we felt we had to try this diner but afterwards, was not sure what the fuss was about. We did come for dinner so perhaps the breakfast is much better. Although we did not have a desire to sit at the...More

Thank PhantomB222
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Love this diner! Food and service is excellent! Love the omelets! They are very busy at breakfast time on the weekend but worth the wait!

Thank Pam Parsons H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were back in Iowa City and wanted to return. It was 10:00am and my wife had Eggs Benedict’s and said they were fantastic. I had the pork chili. VERY spicy but wonderful. The wait staff and EVERYONE Wesley were so genuinely helpful. Located about...More

Thank ClintTraveler
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Atmosphere is like a little cafe or diner from yesteryear. Food was fabulous. Waitress Kendra P was delightful! Check out the Bluebird when you have a chance, you won't be disappointed.

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Reviewed 13 January 2018

I was able to park in front but the meter didn't seem to be working so I chose a window table to watch for meter attendants. As a diner I expected to get liver and onions but that wasn't on the menu. Nothing else appealed...More

Thank freddie43Kenora
Reviewed 27 December 2017 via mobile

Great attention to detail. Lined all the foam containers with foil. Always great food. Second takeaway this week.

Thank James O
Reviewed 27 December 2017

Well, I should say always great BREAKFAST food because that's all I ever get. I love eggs just about any way you can cook them & they do a wonderful job on a variety of styles. The pecan-smoked bacon is incredible & they don't burn...More

Thank jamesbG7394CM
Reviewed 24 December 2017 via mobile

We were in the area for 4 days and were looking for a place to eat the first night. We drove past ‘Bluebird Diner’ and decided to try it. We LOVED everything and came back two more times before we had to leave. Try it!...More

Thank flowermanfan
Reviewed 17 December 2017

Don't be intimidated if you see a line. There is one for good reason. Top notch food and service. We rankled some with a party of 7, but they found a way to squeeze tables together and accommodate us. My mom's mark of a good...More

Thank Weaselfest
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
07:00 - 20:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 330 E Market St, Iowa City, IA 52245-2171
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Iowa City
  • Phone Number: +1 319-351-1470
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