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409 E Kirkwood Ave, Bloomington, IN 47408-4023
812-336-2303
Today
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Sat - Sun 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Outdoor Seating

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  • 28
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  • 18
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  • 4
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Closed temporarily

The Village Deli suffered a rather damaging fire over the recent weekend (Jan. 24, 2015) and will be closed for a time. Reports are that damage is being repaired and the place will reopen as soon as possible. A pity for one of the best breakfast spots in Bloomington.

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 27, 2015
Gary H
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Bloomington, Indiana
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
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Bloomington, Indiana
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46 reviews 46 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

The VD, as some locals refer to it, is a true hometown-delight. We enjoy 'Colossal' Pancakes and sit outside when the weather permits to take in all that is downtown Bloomington. The servers are friendly and the restaurant is very clean. We appreciate how quickly the location was rebuilt after the terrible fire. Stop by for a meal that doesn't... More 

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Bloomington, Indiana
Top Contributor
62 reviews 62 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

I went to breakfast here at 8:30am and we got to sit outside. Usually it takes forever to get a table but if you time it right, you can have a nice view of Kirkwood on a sunny morning. The pancakes are huge and delicious, the home fries and delicious little potato wedges, and the other breakfast food is good.... More 

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Ellettsville, Indiana
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51 reviews 51 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

This establishment has a lot to offer. It's located on Kirkwood Avenue which is very central to the city and IU Campus, It's hostesses and wait staff usually treat you with respect. My last visit was no different. We were seated promptly, the waitress arrived and was friendly and quick and then we waited. and waited. and waited. We ordered... More 

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Indiana
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49 reviews 49 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

Been here a few times when we visit - take the whole family...it's kind of a tradition now. Not too far from where we stay - Hyatt downtown - so we can walk. Love pretty much everything on the menu!!!!

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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

Go early or prepare to wait for a table for breakfast. We got there about 9:30 am and by the time we left, there were several groups waiting for tables. Our food was average breakfast food, nothing special, I ordered a veggie omelet which included broccoli and mushrooms as well as peppers and onions. The broccoli was unusual in an... More 

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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13 reviews 13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

Delicious food. The pancakes are the best. The potatoes are delicious. The Hot Chocolate is great. For lunch always order the homemade chips instead of fries. The chips are great!

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Aurora, CO
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458 reviews 458 reviews
187 restaurant reviews
352 helpful votes 352 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

This is our go-to place for breakfast! It is always crowded especially on the weekends and there are no reservations. Be prepared to wait for a table but it is worth it! The menu is large and everything and anything you could want for breakfast. My favorite is the pancake of the month. Favorites have been the lemon blueberry poppy... More 

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Bloomington, Indiana
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97 reviews 97 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

The Village Deli suffered a rather damaging fire over the recent weekend (Jan. 24, 2015) and will be closed for a time. Reports are that damage is being repaired and the place will reopen as soon as possible. A pity for one of the best breakfast spots in Bloomington.

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Bloomington, Indiana, United States
Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

AMAZING! The pancakes are huge... for that matter everything is oversized. BUT there was a fire this weekend, and will probably be closed for a while FYI.

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Columbus, Ohio
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35 reviews 35 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

We took my nephew to a late breakfast (10:45) on Sunday as it was on the main Kirkwood strip and looked good. We (3 of us) waited for about 15 minutes which was not bad at all. When sat down and the waitress was right at our table bringing coffee (yea!). I ordered the "Gigantic" pancake (we also ordered eggs... More 

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Additional Information about Village Deli

Address: 409 E Kirkwood Ave, Bloomington, IN 47408-4023
Phone Number: 812-336-2303
Location: United States  >  Indiana (IN)  >  Bloomington
Open Hours:
Sunday 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 5 - 10
Cuisine: American, Delicatessen

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 409 E Kirkwood Ave, Bloomington, IN 47408-4023
  • Location: United States  >  Indiana (IN)  >  Bloomington
  • Phone Number: 812-336-2303

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 5 - 10
  • Cuisine: American, Delicatessen

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
8:00 am - 9:00 pm

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