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Michael's Uptown Cafe

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Cajun & Creole, Bar, Seafood, International, Pub
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102 E Kirkwood Ave, Bloomington, IN 47408-3332
+1 812-339-0900
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7:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Mon - Thu 7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri 7:00 am - 12:00 am
Sat 8:00 am - 12:00 am
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Reservations

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  • 195
    Excellent
  • 91
    Very good
  • 25
    Average
  • 9
    Poor
  • 1
    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
Breakfast is the best!

I have eaten here for all three meals but breakfast is my all time favorite. The Michael's omelet is terrific (ask for either swiss or cream cheese). It is filled with Michael's wonderful oven roasted potatoes. But their granola is great too. Coffee is nice and strong and the wait staff know what... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
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Bloomington, IN
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
  • Bar scene
  • Doing business
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Bloomington, IN
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84 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

I have eaten here for all three meals but breakfast is my all time favorite. The Michael's omelet is terrific (ask for either swiss or cream cheese). It is filled with Michael's wonderful oven roasted potatoes. But their granola is great too. Coffee is nice and strong and the wait staff know what they are doing. When I go for... More 

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Alexandria, KY
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42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

Walked in and sat at the bar, and was greeted immediately. I had a drink and food menu in my hands within moments of sitting. Very professional bar staff, and a well-stocked bar. Diverse dinner menu. I wanted something light. Ordered the spinach salad and added a small salmon filet. It was delicious, and came out quickly. I highly recommend... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

My 2 colleagues and I enjoyed scrumptious dinners of the salmon, the seafood gumbo and spicy shrimp. Each of us were bragging about each yummy meal. Make sure you say hi to Eric the Night Manager. He was our waiter tonight and did an AWESOME job with his suggestions. Make sure you bring friends as the ambience is perfect!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

We eat here every few months (but could eat here every time we are in town)! The food is always superb. If you just happen to hit an evening in which they are serving their mulligatawny soup, do not pass up the opportunity to try this! We have had many dishes ranging from their creole dishes to steaks and have... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

First rate service. The food is exceedingly well prepared and the single malt scotch selections are remarkable.

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Bloomington, Indiana
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Uptown Cafe is now a much larger space, having recently expanded. the food is always delightful, always fresh, and always expertly prepared. One of my personal favorites is the Sesame Catfish, which is on "Special" from time to time. The available side items are all fresh and tasty as well. Visiting, or a regular B-town resident, you have to put... More 

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Bloomington, IN
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

The food and drinks at Michael's are consistently excellent! This is one of my absolute favorite places to eat in Bloomington and a regular for family special occasions. The service is friendly and reliable. I also like the atmosphere with the walls typically displaying the artwork of local artists. Finally, if you're a soccer (football) fan looking for a great... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 via mobile

I have lived in this town for decades and seen restaurants come and go. This place is a constant in excellence for breakfast, lunch, or dinner. I love to cook and I love eating out and this is,without question, my favorite restaurant. So so many things I love! If I had to recommend one item not to miss it would... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

When in Bloomington for a weekend, had Sunday brunch at Uptown Cafe. A student told me that the hollandaise sauce was wonderful, and it really was. I had the vegetarian benedict. Husband loved his andouille sausage and eggs. Son loved the biscuits and gravy. It's a classy place with real napkins, but not too fussy.

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Bloomington, Indiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

They make some really good cocktails and also have great quality food. Their menu is on the pricy side and can be a little limited, but if you're not an overly picky eater you'll be fine. I highly recommend the gorgonzola crusted fillet. It's my favorite steak, from any where. Mac and cheese is also good, though not the typical... More 

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Additional Information about Michael's Uptown Cafe

Address: 102 E Kirkwood Ave, Bloomington, IN 47408-3332
Phone Number: +1 812-339-0900
Location: United States  >  Indiana (IN)  >  Bloomington
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Monday 7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday 7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday 7:00 am - 12:00 am
Saturday 8:00 am - 12:00 am
Cuisine: Cajun & Creole, Bar, Seafood, International, Pub

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 102 E Kirkwood Ave, Bloomington, IN 47408-3332
  • Location: United States  >  Indiana (IN)  >  Bloomington
  • Phone Number: +1 812-339-0900

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Cajun & Creole, Bar, Seafood, International, Pub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Special occasions, Romantic, Bar scene, Doing business
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Monday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 12:00 am
Saturday
8:00 am - 12:00 am

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?