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Darn Good Soup

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107 N. College avenue, Bloomington, IN
11:00 am - 7:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 7:30 pm
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Bloomington, Indiana
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great soup selections (like the name says). The restaurant is very small, so don't count on getting a table during lunchtime.

Thank sarahbl00m
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17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2016 via mobile

I'll admit it- I resisted Darn Good Soup for awhile, thinking I couldn't justify spending$4-6 on a cup of soup. But I was totally wrong! The staff at DGS are always very friendly, despite how busy they often are. The soup choices change daily and there are always vegetarian and vegan options. The flavor and freshness of each soup always... More 

Thank Albright_Traveler
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163 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2016 via mobile

We had another great lunch at Darn Good Soup. The staff was great and the food was excellent. This is my favorite lunch spot in Bloomington. I highly recommend this restaurant!

Thank scokog
Bloomington, Indiana
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22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2016

For a quick lunch downtown, you can't beat Darned Good Soup. Small, but cozy, good to grab and go, or eat in (a small dining area). Owner, Nils, has been a Chef for many, many years and with this enterprise he has concentrated his culinary skills on an amazing variety of soups...never had one I didn't like!

Thank Jaime S
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2016 via mobile

Soup is VERY good. And very hot. Don't plan on wolfing it down right away...needs to cool so gives you time to slow it down at lunch and relax. Seating is limited but nice, small lunch place feel. Order at counter. Multigrain bread really tasty. My fav: chicken tortilla soup! Small is plenty, large more than enough for lunch.

Thank PSKE
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2016 via mobile

16 oz soup and a little bit of bread and a drink for $10. Seems reasonable enough. Soup is good could be why this place has that name.

Thank Matt L
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101 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2016

I've come here in three different occasions and every time it has been darn good. Can't say anything bad about this place!

Thank MemoKalen
Mebane, North Carolina
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61 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016

Great soup. I wish this restaurant did not use styrofoam cups, but what is in them is superb. They have a vegan specialty, and the variety of soups is great. The bread that they serve with it is very tasty.

Thank Trisha S
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2016 via mobile

Good variety of soups. We both liked what we had. Atmosphere left something to be desired but it was clean.

Thank Ken M
Bloomington, Indiana
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2016

A large selection of soups -- including several vegan -- made fresh daily. Small salads are also available. A great lunch or light dinner option.

Thank Nick A

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
American, Vegetarian, Soups, Contemporary, Vegan, Gluten Free
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
11:00 am - 7:30 pm
11:00 am - 7:30 pm
11:00 am - 7:30 pm
11:00 am - 7:30 pm
11:00 am - 7:30 pm
11:00 am - 7:30 pm
11:00 am - 7:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 107 N. College avenue, Bloomington, IN
  • Location: United States  >  Indiana (IN)  >  Bloomington
  • Phone Number: 812-335-3533

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