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Buffa Louie's at the Gables

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114 South Indiana Avenue, Bloomington, IN 47408
812-333-3030
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11:00 am - 12:00 am
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 12:00 am

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Visitor rating
  • 29
    Excellent
  • 16
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Love Buffa Louie's!

One of the friendliest places we have been to in Bloomington! On top of that good wings and the sweet Louie burger ( onion ring, cheese and sweet bbq sauce on a burger) it's the best! It's a great college atmosphere! Don't forget to ring the bell on your way out if you liked your meal! We try... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 7, 2015
want2getaway
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Aurora, CO
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Bloomington, Indiana
Top Contributor
71 reviews 71 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Experience the venue where Hoagy Carmichael penned some of his famous songs, including "Stardust". Of course, the setting and menu have all changed, but there is a persistent atmosphere of days gone by. In its incarnation as BuffaLouies, the place has some of the best chicken wings to be found (the traditional wings are on special on Tuesdays, the boneless... More 

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West Lafayette, Indiana
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39 reviews 39 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

Been a while since I ate at Buffa Louie's, but in their previous location on 17th Street the owner/manager was really rude regarding a customer's inquiry about the portion and size of wings, which I found to be substandard myself. Their sauces weren't better than BW3's and the wings somewhat uncrispy, so I hope the other reviewers who think it's... More 

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Aurora, CO
Top Contributor
423 reviews 423 reviews
168 restaurant reviews
314 helpful votes 314 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

One of the friendliest places we have been to in Bloomington! On top of that good wings and the sweet Louie burger ( onion ring, cheese and sweet bbq sauce on a burger) it's the best! It's a great college atmosphere! Don't forget to ring the bell on your way out if you liked your meal! We try to go... More 

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Bloomington, Indiana
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4 reviews 4 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

I always take out of town guests to Buffa Louie's for several reasons. One, it has the best home town vibe in all of Bloomington, so it gives visitors a real taste of our town. Two, it has such a huge variety of food that it satisfies every single preference and appetite (vegetarian, paleo, meat lover, etc.). The food is... More 

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Bloomington, Indiana, United States
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20 reviews 20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

This is one of my regular spots and the reason is simple: it's close to my office, has variety, and is the best place in it's peer group to get good All-American food! If I want wings, this is always the place. I also really enjoy their burgers and chicken sandwiches, which is their Thursday special. Their Cobb salad is... More 

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Chicago
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34 reviews 34 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

Loved this place!! Great staff, really good food at a very fair price. Nice to walk around and see all the IU memorabilia. I would go here again.

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Avon, Indiana
Top Contributor
91 reviews 91 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

My extended family loves this place as do I. We like to sit at the big table at the very top and play monopoly, if it's not busy or if there is not a sporting event on tv. ( forget it if IU is playing!) great burgers too, the go to item is the wings honey BBQ! Yum!

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

Watched soccer in a little nook upstairs, great sticky food and beer. Proper atmosphere, not too studenty

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Celina, Ohio
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

Friendly and helpful. Everyone loved their food. Gables burger was excellent, large and total comfort food. Recommended by hotel as family friendly. Very much so,

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Hamilton, Ohio
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

Total college spot, and I loved it! We went on $5 burger night (any burger or chicken sand for only $5, what I deal, man I miss college!) Anyway I got the Sweet Lou chicken sandwich. It was soooo good. Very messy, but well worth it. My husband who is a wing fanatic loved the wings! If we are even... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 114 South Indiana Avenue, Bloomington, IN 47408
  • Location: United States  >  Indiana (IN)  >  Bloomington
  • Phone Number: 812-333-3030

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 0 - 10
  • Cuisine: American, Barbecue
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Monday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Tuesday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Wednesday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Thursday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Friday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Saturday
11:00 am - 12:00 am

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?