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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: Lunch, Breakfast, Outdoor Seating

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Visitor rating
  • 27
    Excellent
  • 28
    Very good
  • 17
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 5
    Terrible
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:
  • Local cuisine
  • Families with children
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Ellettsville, Indiana
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50 reviews 50 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 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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50 reviews 50 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
100 helpful votes 100 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
10 helpful votes 10 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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446 reviews 446 reviews
183 restaurant reviews
347 helpful votes 347 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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91 reviews 91 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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
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21 reviews 21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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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33 reviews 33 reviews
18 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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Elizabethville, Pennsylvania
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27 reviews 27 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

Average place to eat and the service was slow. After being seated we waited awhile for our waitress. It took a long time to get our food and when it did arrive my wife's order was not close to what she ordered. They made the correction in a timely manner and did not charge us for her sandwich, which was... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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31 reviews 31 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Hour wait for Sunday breakfast at 10:15 am during a crowded week-end. The recommendation on the menu of ordering a piece of the homemade coffee cake while you wait was a good tip. The huge homemade pancakes were great but they do make it longer to get your food - so be warned. The spinach scrambled eggs had spinach and... More 

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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: Local cuisine, Families with children
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?