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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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Phil & Jill were amazing serving our 40+ guest post-Christmas dinner! The food was amazing and the drinks were plentiful. Great job!!

Thank NatalieT78
Bruges, Belgium
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Went her for dinner and it was wonderful. We were initially dissapointed because we were seated at a bad table but the food was so good. I got the filet mignon which was worth the price, the meat was VERY high quality. The wedge salad was exquisite as well. And to top it off the almond cake was to die... More 

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Hoosier in Iowa
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Our extended of family of nine ranging in age from 3 to 75, enjoyed a nice brunch on New Year's Day. The service was excellent, as was the food. Despite the size of our group we were seated promptly and comfortably. We sampled a variety of offerings from the menu, and each item was favorably received.

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Bloomington, Indiana
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28 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Warm and cozy, a great place to eat. Famous for breakfast, but good for any meal. Good service and interesting dishes.

Thank cmeyer634
Canton, Connecticut
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Stopped by for lunch today while visiting IU. Diverse menu which offered several vegetarian options. Lunch was very good and the server was extremely friendly and helpful. Highly recommend this spot.

Thank Greg S
Ithaca, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Wonderful breakfast. Great, friendly service from the staff. The food was excellent and well portioned.

Thank 5Merlin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Pregame meal with family. Rod, brother-in-law, knows this town! Another fabulous dinner with family. Great service. Super atmosphere. Reservations suggested as on this Monday evening even with students out for Christmas break, the place where was packed. Gumbo, hot peppers chicken, clam chowder, and spaghetti dishes were prepared superbly. Add some Bourbon and beer to wash it down and you... More 

Thank Rick47172
Martinsville, Indiana, United States
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Visited the Uptown twice in 1 week. My daughter is in a production at the Buskirk-Chumley Theatre, just down the street from the Uptown. I ate there on a Tuesday evening in the bar the first time. Amazing service, great food. I had the Creole BBQ Shrimp and it was heavenly. Wonderful experience all around. So I decided to bring... More 

Thank Lori C
Bloomington, Indiana
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 8, 2016 via mobile

I stopped by to have dinner with my girl while visiting.Has always been a spot for good dinner. Everything went good exept I was disappointed with the desserts selection! It used to be one of their major specialties, but it was upsetting not seen cheesecake, chocolate cake,bread pudding, or even persimmon pudding on their dessert list. Very disappointing for a... More 

Thank hoosierboy812
Bloomington, Indiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 8, 2016

Service is always polite and thorough; i.e., you don't have to ask for water or more coffee. The dishes are nicely arranged and presented. The menus are innovative.

Thank jcsz2016

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$6 - $38
American, Cajun & Creole
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, 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
Kids, Business meetings, Special occasions, Large groups, Romantic, Bar scene, Local cuisine, Families with children
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 have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?