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Vera Mae's Bistro

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209 S Walnut St, Muncie, IN 47305-2803 (Jackson Street)
765-747-4941
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5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Mon - Thu 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations

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  • 37
    Excellent
  • 17
    Very good
  • 7
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Good but expensive.

Food is good, but I only go here for events (i.e retirement dinners). Otherwise I can't justify the price.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 9, 2015
DKPuck
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Indianapolis, Indiana
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Large groups
  • Romantic
  • Scenic view
  • Entertaining clients
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68 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Muncie, Indiana
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

This is the fine dining experience of Muncie. The crab cakes are crumbly and the bananas foster is heaven. I really enjoy the friendly environment with its unique decor and live music. The owners are present and always friendly. I truly enjoy this restaurant and encourage our B&B guests to partake as often as possible.

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Chicago
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105 reviews 105 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

This is a "Must Do". The downtown area is being revitalized and I would like to believe that Vera Mae's is definitely one of the anchors. As a Chicagoan who is well traveled I have had the pleasure of dining at some of the worlds best restaurants. Vera Mae's is certainly in the running. The food is simply 1st class.... More 

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Muncie, Indiana, United States
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28 reviews 28 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

The owners are terrific people and are very hospitable,and our welcome was warm, as if we were entering their home. I have been to Vera Mae's many times over many years, and this remains the same. BUT, this is Muncie, and Chick-fil-A is ranked number 2. Vera Mae's ranks below Red Lobster. The ranking is an indication of the quality... More 

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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81 reviews 81 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

Food is good, but I only go here for events (i.e retirement dinners). Otherwise I can't justify the price.

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Bowling Green, Kentucky
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579 reviews 579 reviews
506 restaurant reviews
129 helpful votes 129 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015 via mobile

A special occasion for "NEWCOMERS" & this restaurant was highly recommended by many locals. Location, facility, atmosphere & waiters were EXCELLENT. The salads & soups were GREAT !! I got the wrong meal, as described by the menu & waiter, but was told it was correct. The meats were less than average, tough, dry, or not done. Maybe it was... More 

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Dunkirk, Indiana
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84 reviews 84 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

Had a really nice time last year at a party hosted for my Uncle Jim at Vera Mae's last year. The staff put on a very nice spread for us and the atmosphere was fun. Nice party room and plenty of room for all of us.

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Indiana
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194 reviews 194 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
121 helpful votes 121 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

This is Muncie's finest restaurant. Nice lunch and dinner menus with special events and menus periodically. I have eaten here many times and have never been disappointed. It is the place to celebrate special occasions as well as meet friends for lunch or an evening of dining. Service is excellent. It feels like a big city restaurant because it has... More 

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Carlisle, Pennsylvania
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015 via mobile

The food here is mostly American. This is Muncie's snob appeal restaurant, and honestly their food is pretty good. My favorite is their crab cake on pretzel roll and their lobster bisque soup. I highly recommend them for lunch. Dinner is way overpriced.

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Muncie, Indiana
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59 reviews 59 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

Vera Mae's is the gold standard for restaurants in our community. Last evening was no different but possibly upped the ante a bit more. I had the chef's grouper, an evening special. Tender, flavorful and delightful. It was accompanied by asparagus and roasted potatoes. I generally skip potatoes, but these were well-prepared, not under or over done. The house cab... More 

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Key West, Florida
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29 reviews 29 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

Folks, I've eaten and will continue to eat here many times over the years Kent & Steve have had this wonderful place. This ISN'T typical Muncie fare and that's a good thing! If you want your $9.95 entree, you have MANY chain restaurants that can give you that experience. If you want good food, served well... Well, it takes time... More 

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Additional Information about Vera Mae's Bistro

Address: 209 S Walnut St, Muncie, IN 47305-2803
Phone Number: 765-747-4941
Location: United States  >  Indiana (IN)  >  Muncie
Open Hours:
Monday 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm  11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Tuesday 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm  11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Wednesday 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm  11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Thursday 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm  11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Friday 11:30 am - 2:00 pm  5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 20 - 30
Cuisine: French, European, Vegetarian, Continental

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 209 S Walnut St, Muncie, IN 47305-2803
    (Jackson Street)
  • Location: United States  >  Indiana (IN)  >  Muncie
  • Phone Number: 765-747-4941

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20 - 30
  • Cuisine: French, European, Vegetarian, Continental

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Special occasions, Large groups, Romantic, Scenic view, Entertaining clients
Open Hours
Monday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?