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Buffa Louie's at the Gables

American, Bar
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114 S Indiana Ave, Bloomington, IN 47408-4043
11:00 am - 12:00 am
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 12:00 am
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We went with a huge party and used up the entire second floor. We didn't expect to place an order at the counter. Chicken tenders were good. Boneless wings were greasy and nothing special. Pot roast sandwich was very good. Grilled chicken Parmesan sandwich was good also. Employees were very helpful. If we came back it would be for the... More 

Thank Laurie A
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I've been here many times, and it is, and always will be a great wings place! Definitely worth trying out the local wing joint

Thank Töny W
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3 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Their food is normally really good but they were closed 45 minutes before the time they list as their closing time TWICE last week :(

Thank Kathryn M
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I've been eating at Buffa Louie's since it was a small time wings and sandwich shop on the bad side of town 30 years ago. They have the best wings in town period. Everything on the menu is worth a trip to Buffa Louie's. Don't bother reading reviews that rate this place "average". There's a reason Buffa Louie's has been... More 

Thank Craig L
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2016 via mobile

I love wings done right. Unfortunately, although they try to do them right, they were overdone and skimpy in sauce. Other items my family ordered were pretty good. Atmosphere is very cool, and service was great. I'll be back to see if they get those wings right.

Thank valpo97
West Chesterfield, New Hampshire
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11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2016 via mobile

We love wings, and since moving from Bloomington we have been trying to find good wings. After eating Buffa Louie's, we can't find anything to come close to these delicious wings. Great salads and sides too. Top it off with a Corona and it's perfect. Great atmosphere and location for IU fans. If you are in Bloomington try it. You... More 

Thank AmyThomasIndiana
Indianapolis, Indiana
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61 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2016

Yes, this is your typical college town wing joint - but what's not to love about that? TONS of sauce choices, tons of wing basket size choices, great drinks, and I love the multi-level seating arrangement. Hide away in the corner with your better half, or get a huge table with your buddies and chow down on some messy wings.... More 

Thank theNamssob
Naperville, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2016 via mobile

Typical college wing joint with a nice selection of beer. The mild buffalo had a decent amount of kick and the blue cheese dressing was very good. I had a wheat beer on tap.

Thank Ian H
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2016 via mobile

Nothing special, was there when boneless wings were the daily deal (69cents). Got them volcanic and they were just warm. Had the loaded curly fries as a side and they were pretty darn good, but pricey. Was expecting a full service restaurant and bar but it was an order at the counter type place. Also the layout is odd with... More 

Thank J H
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18 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2016

I am not the biggest fan of wings but this place has great wings but also awesome other options and runs a lot of fundraisers to help different IU casues.

Thank Elizabeth P

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
American, Bar
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Serves Alcohol, Television
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 114 S Indiana Ave, Bloomington, IN 47408-4043
  • Location: United States  >  Indiana (IN)  >  Bloomington
  • Phone Number: 812-333-3030

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