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Michael's Uptown Cafe

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American, Seafood, Cajun & Creole, Bar, International, Pub
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102 E Kirkwood Ave, Bloomington, IN 47408-3332
+1 812-339-0900
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7:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
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
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Breakfast, Lunch, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible

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  • 244
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  • 116
    Very good
  • 29
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  • 9
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  • 2
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Another delightful meal at the Uptown!

A nice warm comfortable meal on a cold dreary February morning in Bloomington. Our meal was expertly prepared and then served by a very attentive wait person. All meals were served hot and our coffee mugs were always full. Can't wait for a return visit when we next travel to Bloomington.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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Cape Coral, Florida
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Cape Coral, Florida
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15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

A nice warm comfortable meal on a cold dreary February morning in Bloomington. Our meal was expertly prepared and then served by a very attentive wait person. All meals were served hot and our coffee mugs were always full. Can't wait for a return visit when we next travel to Bloomington.

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Valparaiso, Indiana
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We travel to Bloomington once a year, usually for our anniversary and we always dine Saturday night at Michael's Uptown Restaurant. This year we had another wonderful meal as we celebrated. The server, Sammy, is so very friendly and attentive. He had good suggestions and was very gracious. And he has a great sense of humor, I can see why... More 

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Thank BradandDiane
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Try the spaghettini agliata--a great vegetarian dish--although chicken and shrimp are possible additions!

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Thank Sheldenevents
Indiana
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16 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I've been to The Uptown several times. Their Crawfish Etoufee and Shrimp and Grits are two of my favorite dishes here. Both are flavorful and reasonably well priced. Sunday brunch is a local favorite. Cocktails are fantastic. They have a decent wine list. Beer is the weakest point of their bar menu; too bad because I like to wash down... More 

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Thank stayandrelax
Bargersville, In
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67 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Party of ten and we were seated promptly in rear of building. where it was much quieter. Parking on street at a premium. Menu quite varied but selected the bisquits and gravy with eggs and the meal was served quickly and was delicious. The wait staff was asked for refills of water and iced tea and obliged promptly. The prices... More 

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Logansport, Indiana
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8 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I love this place! Great food & drinks. This place has a relaxed atmosphere and is the perfect place to go with family and friends for lunch, drinks, or a casual night out. I love the latte and desserts!

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Thank Cynthia W
Bloomington, Indiana
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13 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I am a regular at the Uptown, both for its food and whenI'm in the mood for a good drink. The menu isn't large, but everything is tasty so why mess with a good thing? The cajun/low-country inspired cuisine is outstanding and the mac-and-cheese is the kind of rich, gooey goodness that makes you not care about calories or fat... More 

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Thank Newsland33
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had the best meal here! We started with the rock shrimp appetizer so good! I had the Alfredo spaghetti with chicken and hubs had the meatloaf with the Mac and cheese. I didn't try his meatloaf because it had Cajun seasoning. The Mac and cheese was wonderful! We finished with the crème brulé. Very good. I would rate this... More 

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Thank marvirn
Bloomington, Indiana
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Have had consistently wonderful food and service! A long time local classy establishment. Thank you Michaels!

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Greenwood, Indiana
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a Bloomington restaurant we have visited before and always had a very good experience. All our food selections have been good and service to match. The decor is very nice and relaxing environment.

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Restaurant Details

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

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American, Seafood, Cajun & Creole, Bar, International, Pub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene, Families with children, Romantic, Business meetings, Special occasions
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Monday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 12:00 am
Saturday
8:00 am - 12:00 am

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