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Buffa Louie's at the Gables

American, Bar
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114 South Indiana Avenue, Bloomington, IN 47408
11:00 am - 12:00 am
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 12:00 am
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17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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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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57 reviews
45 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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144 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
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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16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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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25 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
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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62 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2016 via mobile

Best wings by far - meaty wings with great sauces. Sure the restaurant itself could have faster service and could be a bit cleaner in the dining areas but these issues are largely the result of being busy do to locale and great good. Manager is awesome. One of my favorites - makes it hard to go to BWW ever... More 

Thank David D
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2015

The rafters and nick knacks are filthy with dust. It is really unpleasant to eat there because of this. The place was extremely dusty and dirty. We thought moving into the bar area would be nice, it was very dim so we just couldn't see the grime.

Thank Ms E
Columbus, Ohio
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50 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015

This quaint little restaurant (none of that is true, it's loud and proud), offers great options. The menu offers many choices, anything from chicken wings to sausage gravy and biscuits...you won't be disappointed with your choice. This is a great place to visit if you're a sports nut as well. There are televisions going all over the place.

Thank romejaohio
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015 via mobile

What a great place to eat....we had sandwiches but heard the wings were legendary. The atmosphere is great. The food was pretty good. The price was fair. I personally always look down on "Pepsi" restaurants.... Get COKE!! LOL

Thank Darrin T

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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, Television, Serves Alcohol
Good for
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 South Indiana Avenue, Bloomington, IN 47408
  • 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?