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Village Deli

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409 E Kirkwood Ave, Bloomington, IN 47408-4023
812-336-2303
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7:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Sat - Sun 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 37
    Excellent
  • 33
    Very good
  • 23
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 6
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Kirkwood Staple does not disappoint

There are so many good options on the menu that (unlike most places) I have not "settled" on just one like my friends. I have breakfasted here for years, once upon a time I was meeting here weekly for years. I lunch here sometimes, though less recently. But I still love a chance to go in when... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
Lynn J
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Bloomington, IN
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Bloomington, IN
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177 reviews
139 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

There are so many good options on the menu that (unlike most places) I have not "settled" on just one like my friends. I have breakfasted here for years, once upon a time I was meeting here weekly for years. I lunch here sometimes, though less recently. But I still love a chance to go in when business contacts nominate... More 

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Thank Lynn J
Chicago, Illinois
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101 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I thought the food was way overpriced and the food quality poor. I should have gone to Denny's for a better omelet at a fraction of the cost.

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Thank ChancetheGardener
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54 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I have been a fan of Village Deli over the years though when I think of what makes it special it is hard to point to anything in particular on the menu. Everything is done well and the service is great. I personally go there for breakfast more than lunch. Worth going to for the basic as they execute very... More 

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Thank David D
Columbus, Ohio
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62 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015

A bit disappointed in our last visit. Stopped in for a late lunch and place was almost empty (during IU break). Had a great server but the wait on drinks and food was very slow. All of us ordered sandwiches which took 40 minutes to arrive! We actually started to wonder if they had gone to the grocery store for... More 

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Thank traveltwins95
Madison, Wisconsin
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6 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015

Some restaurants you want to review and others you feel compelled to review. The Village Deli is capable of great meals but in our considerable experience these meals are becoming ever more rare events. This used to be our go-to breakfast spot but recent experiences have been dismal. The interior of the restaurant has always been shoddy, and the recent... More 

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Thank prrh
Chicago, Illinois
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34 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015

Each day they have a different menu, we tried two different day specials, and both were delicious. Service was excellent and quick.

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Thank Dragon4Lady
Kiev, Ukraine
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143 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2015 via mobile

Every time I come to Bloomington I make it a point to come to the village deli for breakfast with friends. I always show up hungry, and order too much. The power breakfast is awesome, but way more than one person should be able to eat in one sitting. The home fries are good, the pancakes are huge. I will... More 

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Thank Eva J
Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts
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104 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

Ate here for breakfast on a weekday. What appeared to be students were at the entrance working--but were more chatting with each other than working. No one was in front of us--there was no line, but we had to wait for the conversation to die, before we were greeted. Did not receive a friendly greeting either, despite our being polite.... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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14 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015 via mobile

On a recent weekend trip to Bloomington, we ended up eating at the Village Deli 3 times. From a 7:30 breakfast to a 3:00 lunch, everything was good. Fast seating, nice selection, reasonable prices, good service, kid friendly and convenient. And thank you for having a changing table in the bathroom!

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Thank sungirlie
Decatur, Illinois
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26 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

Great diner food. The breakfast burrito was incredible. I could make a meal on their home fries alone. The cinnamon roll pancakes were ok but left my wife and I feeling they lacked a little something.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 409 E Kirkwood Ave, Bloomington, IN 47408-4023
  • Location: United States  >  Indiana (IN)  >  Bloomington
  • Phone Number: 812-336-2303

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 5 - 10
  • Cuisine: American, Delicatessen

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
8:00 am - 9:00 pm

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