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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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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch

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  • 29
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  • 18
    Very good
  • 7
    Average
  • 2
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  • 0
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Good little find

What a great place to eat....we had sandwiches but heard the wings were legendary. The atmosphere is great. The food was pretty good. The price was fair. I personally always look down on "Pepsi" restaurants.... Get COKE!! LOL

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 17, 2015
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12 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

What a great place to eat....we had sandwiches but heard the wings were legendary. The atmosphere is great. The food was pretty good. The price was fair. I personally always look down on "Pepsi" restaurants.... Get COKE!! LOL

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Valparaiso, Indiana
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

Several friends who work at IU recommended Buffa Louie's, so we stopped in for lunch when our daughter was there for a campus visit this spring. It is kind of a quirky place, but the service is efficient and friendly, and the food is yummy. The owner/manager was very friendly, stopping by our table to chat and to let our... More 

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Bloomington, Indiana
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 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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36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 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
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 357 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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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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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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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
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73 restaurant reviews
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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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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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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 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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?