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Sweet Grass Restaurant

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405 W Patterson Dr, Bloomington, IN 47403-4831
+1 812-333-1043
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun 9:30 am - 2:30 pm
Mon - Thu 7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri 7:00 am - 11:00 pm
Sat 9:30 am - 11:00 pm
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 4, 2016

I've been to Sweet Grass for a number of years, and I'm sorry to say that the quality of their food has decline since new owners have taken it over. And unfortunately, it seems to be dirtier. I used to absolutely love coming in and witness the atmosphere. NO MORE ! Although the staff has given their opinion, so I've... More 

Thank J C
Indianapolis, Indiana
2 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 2, 2016 via mobile

Sadly, I should have read the recent reviews before I ate here. I can confirm that the quality is really not up to par to any of the other restaurants in Bloomington. I had the fusion beef stew, which was beyond bland and the potatoes in it were rockhard and not cooked. When I returned it, they offered to remove... More 

Thank rstarkey
Homosassa, Florida
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35 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 21, 2016

Visiting Bloomington and staying in a bed and breakfast, our host and hostess invited us to join them for dinner; and we ended up at Sweet Grass and had a very nice dinner.

Thank Charles H
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 11, 2016

This place USED to be fantastic. I always get the grilled catfish tacos and either a garden salad or soup of the day. Since new owners took over, the food and service have been on the decline. Food quality is inconsistent, sometimes it's good, sometimes the catfish has been burned to a crisp. Unfortunately, my most recent trip will likely... More 

Thank Jennifer W
Bloomington, Indiana
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18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 27, 2016 via mobile

Sweet Grass has decently good food, although the prices were a little high. We were with a group of 12 and service was quick and efficient. They don't take reservations, which I found odd, but had no trouble seating us. I had the Seabrooke salad with grilled chicken, which was very good. Everyone seemed happy with their food.

Thank kristinn871
Bloomington, Indiana
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7 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 7, 2016 via mobile

I live in Bloomington, and I won't eat here ever again. On two different occasions my chicken was very undercooked (raw). They took the food, heated it some more and brought it back. No apologies. Full price. Never again.

Thank jwrasse
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 27, 2016 via mobile

Fantastic. My wife had the Roasted Tomato Soup and loved it. I had the Fried Green Tomato BLT. I had them add their homemade pimento cheese. Great sandwich.

Thank Ken M
Bloomington, Indiana
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18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 20, 2016 via mobile

I used to LOVE the food here. The pimento burger was the best burger I've ever had in my life. No joke. Fried grit cake was great too. Their southern menu was just so unique and their food was fantastic. However they changed ownership a few months ago. A young woman whose family owns a (Chinese) restaurant in China now... More 

Thank hoosierdaddy500
Bloomington, Indiana
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 18, 2016

Food was very good. I had a breaded tenderloin sandwich. My companion has a bacon burger, with mushrooms. The portions are large and tasty. Lunch with tip was $40.00, no alcohol was involved, which is way I thought it was pricey. There is no ceiling so noise level when busy it a loud setting. I think this is a good... More 

Thank michaellC7416AZ
Bloomington, Indiana
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17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 7, 2016

The menu has a very southern feel with fried green tomatoes as an appetizer, lots of burger and sandwich options and yummy house made chips and ranch dressing. Seriously the best ranch dressing I've had! A little pricey, but so worth it. We were not disappointed with anything we ordered!

Thank elz60338

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$10 - $25
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Television, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
9:30 am - 2:30 pm
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
7:00 am - 11:00 pm
9:30 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 405 W Patterson Dr, Bloomington, IN 47403-4831
  • Location: United States  >  Indiana (IN)  >  Bloomington
  • Phone Number: +1 812-333-1043
The new place for slow food in Bloomington. Gastro Pub. Carolina- Inspired American Cuisine. Fried Green Tomatoes, Shrimp Po' Boy, Real Pimento Cheese, Shrimp and Grit cakes, Brined Roast Pork Loin, Prime Steaks- all made IN-HOUSE - and a fried twinkie for dessert. Open for lunch Tue. thru Fri. and Sun. 11 am to 3pm ---- open for dinner Tue. Thru Sun. 5 pm to 9 pm [till 10 pm Sat and Sun.]

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