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Vera Mae's Bistro

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$$$
French, International, European, Vegetarian
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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
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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: Breakfast, Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Outdoor Seating, Reservations

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  • 41
    Excellent
  • 19
    Very good
  • 7
    Average
  • 7
    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
Oasis of taste and good food in Muncie

Ate a quick lunch here on the way to Chicago. It was surprisingly good. I would recommend it if you find yourself in Muncie, not exactly a hotbed of culinary expertise! Nice décor and has a sidewalk patio too!

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 14, 2015
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Portland, Oregon
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Large groups
  • Scenic view
  • Doing business
  • Romantic
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Portland, Oregon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

Ate a quick lunch here on the way to Chicago. It was surprisingly good. I would recommend it if you find yourself in Muncie, not exactly a hotbed of culinary expertise! Nice décor and has a sidewalk patio too!

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Muncie, Indiana
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

We were taken to our table by a very cheerful man. The table was far too small to accommodate four people. The waitress was slow to bring us drinks and was unhappy that I only ordered ice water. For health reasons, I cannot drink anything else, but this reaction is common no matter where I dine. We ordered two appetizers:... More 

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Muncie, Indiana
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015 via mobile

Vera May's is an island of fine dining in a sea of franchise and fast food choices. It's my go to place when I want a special meal. The menu is varied and eclectic. The food is wonderful. The staff is always friendly and attentive. In nice weather go for the outside seating. The restaurant is in a restored turn... More 

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Ocala, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

Warm and friendly staff across the board. Diverse menu items to tempt picky palettes and gourmet tastes. Eclectic atmosphere and homey. I had the filet with a spicy choron sauce. My family members had salmon (melt in your mouth delicious) and veal saltimbocca--delightful. Highly recommend this downtown gem.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

Our friends took us out to one of their favorite places, the food and the service was great, make sure you have the bananas foster - excellent.

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New Castle, Indiana
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

The family ate here for my father's birthday. The menu is varied, but stagnant (unchanged for the past several years from what I can tell). Having a special offered a nice change of pace. The fish special was a nice white fish cooked in banana leafs with succotash and wild rice. The fish was slightly band, but well cooked. The... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

Great place to eat! If you like French Onion soup you have to try theirs, it's awesome! The food, atmosphere and service is always top notch.

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Muncie, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

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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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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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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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, International, European, Vegetarian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Special occasions, Large groups, Scenic view, Doing business, Romantic
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?