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Michael's Uptown Cafe

102 E Kirkwood Ave, Bloomington, IN 47408-3332
812-339-0900
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Ranked #2 of 295 Restaurants in Bloomington
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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
Cuisines: Cajun & Creole, Seafood, Eclectic, Bar
Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Restaurant details
Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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English first
Indianapolis, Indiana
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16 reviews 16 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

When you read a review, you wonder how good a place really is. Well this one lived up to everything I read. Good food, excellent service, and great atmosphere. What enticed me was the creole meatloaf. Very tasty, perfect portion size. I opted for the vegetable of the day which was asparagus. As we know it can be stringy or... More

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17 reviews 17 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

I have been here several times... It is always amazing good... The portions are plenty big and the quality and chef ability is top notch... For the most part the prices are ok but all in all I would call the prices higher than I like on an everyday basis... Not UR average place though... Very good!!!

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Bloomington, Indiana
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Their salmon wrap with roasted veggies is the best. It is so good with the avocado mousse. It fills you up not out.

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Martinsville, Indiana
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

We have had many meals at Uptown Cafe, and enjoyed them all. Our fav time to go is after church on Sunday arriving around noon. The Maryland Benedict is wonderful, and paired with white wine, a Bellini, or any of the delightful concoctions they serve is heaven! There is always a "special" on the Sunday menu board, and it's always... More

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Bloomington, Indiana
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12 reviews 12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

The Uptown Cafe is the best all-around restaurant in Bloomington, Indiana. Specializing in cajun and creole cuisines, it also offers excellent steaks and other dishes. Reliable seafood, also, an unusual feature in the Midwest. Crab cakes are usually offered on Thursday through Saturday and are wonderful: almost ALL crab, with drawn butter for dipping. Tuesdays feature a group of cajun... More

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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

We enjoyed a fabulous meal at Michael's Uptown Cafe. The flavors of the food were well developed. The seasoning on the Cuban Black Bean soup was wonderful and uniquely different (as it should be) from the Red Beans and Rice entree. The Crawfish Etouffe was deep and smoky. The service was very attentive. The warm blackberry cobbler a la mode... More

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Bedford, Indiana
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

This is a very nice restaurant ..it has a New Orleans vibe and serves some creole meals. The breakfast is always awesome gotta try the cottage cheese pancakes at least once but, the variety here is great. Highly recommend it!

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Attleboro, Massachusetts
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20 reviews 20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

My family and I spent an evening in Bloomington, while dropping our son of for his freshman year at Indiana University. Some parents told us about the Uptown Cafe, and they were right. Fabulous food, great atmosphere, affordable prices. I ordered their seafood special for the night - Gumbo Soup with Shrimp, Clams, Craw & Catfish in a tomato based,... More

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Bloomington, Indiana
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

If you are craving good cajun food go to uptown cafe. The steaks here are pricey, but you can't definitely eat good on not much cash here. I got the red beans and rice which sounds small, but the portion was huge. It was just the right amount of spicy and delicious. The dining room was a little dark and... More

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Warsaw, Indiana
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8 reviews 8 reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

We have to dine at the Uptown Cafe for dinner everytime we go to Bloomington for just one reason its always great. This past weekend my wife and I both for the first time ever I think, both ordered from the menu instead of having one of there great specials.I loved the Creole BBQ Shrimp with a zesty cream sauce... More

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