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Flat Top Grill

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International, Contemporary, Fusion, Vegan
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307 S Veterans Pkwy, Ste 500, Normal, Bloomington-Normal, IL 61761-7609
+1 309-454-1300
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Today
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Fri 11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Sat 9:00 am - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations

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  • 26
    Excellent
  • 20
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great food with variety of choice

Last friday we decided to got to Flattop for dinner. Well I heard soo much about the uniqueness of this place and taste of food. Well, I must say I'm impressed. You have soo many options to choose starting with veggies to toppings and sauces.. everything.. Initially I thought the bowl provided by... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 26, 2015
suryapn9
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Bloomington, Illinois
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  • Families with children
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English first
Portland, Oregon
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31 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

We were very excited to stop at Flat Top on our way home from Chicago for an early dinner around 4:30 on a Sunday because one of our first dates 10 years ago was at Flat Top in Peoria. Our excitement turned to disappointment very quickly. We were not greeted with a smile. We were ushered to a dirty high... More 

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Woodstock, GA
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65 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

This was my first visit, so I can't speak to people being disappointed in the way it used to be. But we were so thrilled with our meal! I loved the concept, loved being able to choose our veggies and rice, noodles,etc. I also appreciated that they have little paper cups so that you are able to taste the sauces... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

My best friend likes this place and her sister was in town so we thought it would be a fun to dine out there. Needless to say I was greatly disappointed. Although there are items listed as gluten free it is all cooked on the same surface which makes it not gluten free. It's a good thing I noticed this... More 

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FTG-Manager, General Manager at Flat Top Grill, responded to this review

Hello Micki, I'm sorry to hear you had a bad experience with us and the confusion concerning your meal and checks. That experience is not up to our standards. I want to ensure every guest is able to eat and leave happy. Please contact me via email, bloomingtongm@ftgconcepts.com, or by phone when you have a moment so I can make... More 

Springfield, Illinois
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126 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 117 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

For anyone who remembers the old days of grabbing a bowl, creating your own meal from what looks good and strikes your fancy, and getting rice on the side: Your next visit will be a BIG disappointment. I have eaten numerous times at several Flat Top Grills, and the new type of service blow the whole concept. Now you have... More 

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FTG-Manager, General Manager at Flat Top Grill, responded to this review

Hello Melston, Thank you for your recent review of both the restaurant and our changes. I appreciate you sharing your experience and would like to hear more about what you have to say. Please e-mail me at bloomingtongm@ftgconcepts.com or by phone at 309-454-1300. I would love to hear back from you as we appreciate all feedback. Thank you, Lynne Sherman More 

Bloomington, Illinois
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68 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

We are currently sitting here and we hate the new changes. I understand not wanting the meat to be on the line, but just ask the customer what they want and throw a sticker on the stick. Instead, you have to wait for someone to come to you, wait for them to bring you bowl, try to shove a receipt... More 

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FTG-Manager, General Manager at Flat Top Grill, responded to this review

Hello Kerry, Thank you for your feedback about our new process and the changes we have made. We greatly appreciate you sharing your experience as it is something different for us. I would love to hear more and would appreciate it if you would connect with me either by email at bloomingtongm@ftgconcepts.com or calling me at 309-454-1300. I look forward... More 

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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

Flat Top is a stir fry restaurant where you create your own "bowl" of veggies rice noodles and sauces. You then bring your bowl to the grill (where you can watch them cooking all the other meals) pick your protein and leave your bowl to be cooked for you then deliver it to your table. If allergies are a concern... More 

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FTG-Manager, General Manager at Flat Top Grill, responded to this review

Hi, I wanted to take a moment to thank you for your recent review of our restaurant. I'm pleased to hear that you enjoyed your time with us in March. I am so glad that you recognize the action we try to take in order to allow everyone to eat here. Being able to allow for allergies is something we... More 

Normal, Illinois
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20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

Endless combinations of tasty dishes and sauces! Fresh vegetables and fruits, meats, rice, pasta. Great chocolate dessert! Great service!

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FTG-Manager, General Manager at Flat Top Grill, responded to this review

Hello, Thank you for your recent review of our restaurant. I'm pleased to hear that you enjoyed your time with us. I see you especially enjoy our chocolate dessert, that's a favorite amongst the employees too! I'd love to see you again soon. Please let me know when you plan on visiting us again as I'd love to meet you... More 

Chicago, Illinois
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24 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

If you get tired of the typical burger and chicken, try Flat Top! You can choose what you want and how you want it. Where else do you get those options??? And the price won't hurt your wallet!!!

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FTG-Manager, General Manager at Flat Top Grill, responded to this review

Hello, Thank you for your recent review of our restaurant. I'm pleased to hear that you enjoyed your time with us this March. I'm so glad you find the variety right on course for you. I'd love to see you again soon and please let me know when you plan on visiting so that I can meet you in person.... More 

Bloomington-Normal, Illinois
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91 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

We were very surprised at only being able to go up once unless you paid an additional amount. Having recently to this area we were hoping this would fill our longing for Hu Hot Mongolian Grill. . For the same price you could get one bowl. We were disappointed. The buffet area is also up front so not in the... More 

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FTG-Manager, General Manager at Flat Top Grill, responded to this review

Hello, I'm sorry to hear you had a bad experience with us and the way we are set up. I can assure you that feedback like this is valuable to us and I'd like to hear more about your experience and suggestions. Please contact me via email or phone when you have a moment. I truly appreciate the feedback and... More 

Bloomington, Illinois
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13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

Last friday we decided to got to Flattop for dinner. Well I heard soo much about the uniqueness of this place and taste of food. Well, I must say I'm impressed. You have soo many options to choose starting with veggies to toppings and sauces.. everything.. Initially I thought the bowl provided by them was quite small but later once... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
FTG-Manager, General Manager at Flat Top Grill, responded to this review

Hello, I want to thank you for your review of our restaurant. I'm delighted to hear that you enjoy all of our choices and variety. And I agree, the mango mist is superb and a nice non-alcoholic choice. I'd love to see you again soon and please let me know when you do so I can meet you in person.... More 

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Additional Information about Flat Top Grill

Address: 307 S Veterans Pkwy, Ste 500, Normal, Bloomington-Normal, IL 61761-7609
Phone Number: +1 309-454-1300
Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Bloomington-Normal  >  Normal
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 10:30 pm
Average Prices: USD 10 - 16
Cuisine: International, Contemporary, Fusion, Vegan

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 307 S Veterans Pkwy, Ste 500, Normal, Bloomington-Normal, IL 61761-7609
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Bloomington-Normal  >  Normal
  • Phone Number: +1 309-454-1300

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 16
  • Price Range: $ $
  • Cuisine: International, Contemporary, Fusion, Vegan

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Saturday
9:00 am - 10:30 pm

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