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Michael's Uptown Cafe

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102 E Kirkwood Ave, Bloomington, IN 47408-3332
+1 812-339-0900
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Mon - Thu 7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri 7:00 am - 12:00 am
Sat 8:00 am - 12:00 am
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Solon, Ohio
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22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Slightly up scale restaurant. You will fit in casual or more dressed up. The menu is very broad with items to cover most people's likes. For those who enjoy wine, they have a good selection. Definitely a good choice if you are in the area and looking for something a little unique.

Thank Brad D
Bloomington, Indiana
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I have been eating here for 40 years (since Michael opened). The food is always consistently good for a reasonable price. You cannot go wrong with brunch.

Thank michaelbR3210MO
Bloomington, Indiana
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

A group of us meet regularly for brunch. Wonderful selections as we each seem to order something different from grits to omlets to French toast. Service is good. Wait staff know we order and then talk and they deliver and check on us periodically.

Thank purplelady1114
Bloomington, Indiana
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Excellent as always! Consistent quality and great service for 30 years, whether for breakfast, lunch, or dinner.

Thank John M
San Mateo, California
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35 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We went here with a group after move in! We had a fantastic time at the bar, great social setting with a fun vibe. They can also make an awesome Manhattan! Our waiter for dinner was great, but the food was okay. Had to send the spinach bad because it was really salty, the fish was good, but nothing overwhelming.... More 

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Plainview, New York
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36 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Last meal with our child before leaving Bloomington. This was an awesome place for the event. Our server, Andrew?, was fantastic. Very personable, could sense we were in a hurry so he moved things along and that we were a bit tense from moving in and tight timeline to get back to campus. Loved the menu as it speaks to... More 

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Homer Glen, IL
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121 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We came here just for late night drinks. Atmosphere is really nice. It is classic in style, not at all a College bar which is a plus as we are the college parents. We were waited on by Theresa who was very personable and on top of the drink orders. We interacted with the other bartenders as well and they... More 

Thank CherylhHomerGlen_IL
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21 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I've eaten here a few times now & this visit was per my expectation. I had the Crab cakes served over sautéed spinach & roasted potatoes. The cakes were almost solid crab, the sides well made and seasoned. I did have a cocktail & though good, they haven't caught up out here with the Moscow Mule craze for presentation. The... More 

Thank Julie A
Seymour, Indiana
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11 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great Creole selection. Craft beer was on point. Had us seated before our reservation even on a friday night!! Servers never missed a beat! Fast. Friendly. Delicious! Would recommend to anyone looking for a lovely evening with some fine dining!! Love love ove

Thank christennaamos
Kansas City, Missouri
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145 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Great breakfast spot. The coffee cake is definitely to be either shared or eaten as the only thing for breakfast. Good breakfast specials; excellent service. Recommend the Daisy Eggs if they have them.

Thank ML7kc

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$6 - $38
American, Cajun & Creole
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Television, Free Wifi, Takeout, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Good for
Bar scene, Families with children, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Romantic, Special occasions, Large groups
Open Hours
9:00 am - 2:00 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 - 12:00 am
8:00 am - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 102 E Kirkwood Ave, Bloomington, IN 47408-3332
  • Location: United States  >  Indiana (IN)  >  Bloomington
  • Phone Number: +1 812-339-0900
The Uptown Cafe has been a Bloomington landmark since 1976. We serve Breakfast, Weekend Brunch, Lunch and Dinner. We are also known for our beverage program - serving fine wine and spirits, and craft beer and cocktails.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?