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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
Dining options: Late Night

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  • 29
    Excellent
  • 15
    Very good
  • 5
    Average
  • 1
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  • 0
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Where to take your out of town guests

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 1, 2015
mateome
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Bloomington, Indiana
Good for:
  • Late Night
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English first
Bloomington, Indiana
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4 reviews 4 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

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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31 reviews 31 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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
22 helpful votes 22 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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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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
4 helpful votes 4 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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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Forest, Virginia
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24 reviews 24 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014

Excellent boneless wings & onion rings. Medium wing sauce has just the right amount of flavor & heat. Large menu selection, lots of seating.

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Wyoming
Top Contributor
118 reviews 118 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2013

Super crunchy great wings. Great location. I am a fan of BBW so if you like those you will love BuffaLouie's.

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Webster Groves, Missouri, United States
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43 reviews 43 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2013

I was in town recently for a Mizzou/IU Football Game and checked out the other reviews on this site, so it was on my preferred list in Bloomington. Buffa Louie's is right across the street from the IU Campus, so after a drive through the campus, this was a perfect spot. We talked to the locals at the next table... 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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?