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Scholar's Inn Bakehouse

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125 N College Ave, Bloomington, IN 47404-3947
+1 812-331-6029
7:30 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Sat 7:30 am - 9:00 pm
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Chicago, Illinois
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65 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 16, 2017 via mobile

College-age son and I visited for lunch on the weekend. It was slow, so we didn't run into the crowds that I've seen there in the past. We both had salads and both gave them huge "thumbs up" reviews. Tasty, fresh, and good value. We would definitely go back!

Thank guppy4
Bloomington, Indiana
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24 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 10, 2017

I have tried this "fine dining" several times over the years. And I have always found it lacking. Both the service and food quality seem to fall below the standard for the prices they charge. They used to have half priced martini nights and those were fun.

Thank jupitario15
Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 23, 2016 via mobile

We went to this restaurant to stop by for breakfast. Fantastic. Food was great, atmosphere was great. But there were some concerns. This is my entire experience: we go in and wait in line for a few minutes before finding a seat. All the seats were full, so we had to wait for another few minutes before the food. When... More 

Thank cr94iu98
Houston, Texas
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37 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 31, 2016

known for good lunches and I agree ... on my last trip we had breakfast before leaving Bloomington and found a great biscuit and gravy dish - very classic, very tasty, very filling ... the traveling partner gave high marks to the blue berry pancakes ... all washed down with good coffee

Thank EdRambler
Dallas, Texas
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54 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 31, 2016

This is a very cute place to eat. This was an old house converted. The food is good and worth a meal. The signature meal is the filet on Mac and Cheese (pictured). It was good, not great.

Thank txjmorr
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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256 reviews
133 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 25, 2016

chicken sandwichs, pizza, eggplant sandwiches, muffins and their cakes looked good. Order at counter and they bring it to you. Convenient location.

Thank abmilw
Indianapolis, Indiana
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44 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 7, 2016

I've been to Scholar's Inn before and used to frequent the Broad Ripple (Indianapolis) location. I'm always struck by how good the food could be, but how low their quality control is. For example, the restaurant was swarming with flies and gnats, the cooler was broken, so you had to wipe it with your hand to see anything, the booths... More 

Thank JillV288
Zionsville, Indiana, United States
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345 reviews
258 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 7, 2016 via mobile

After moving my son into McNutt, we wanted more than fast food in a bag. Scholars bakehouse hit the spot. The club sandwich and the roast beef sandwich were both hearty and fresh. The French fries were also very good. We did not try the desserts, although they looked tempting. NOTE: a number of the negative comments posted to this... More 

Thank HoosierWisdom
Bloomington, Indiana
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 25, 2016

Absolutely delicious meal served with skill and charm. The dining room was elegant without being stuffy. We plan to return soon.

Thank mls3049
Carriacou Island, Grenada
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103 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 13, 2016

.....outside of an authentic bagel purchased at 7:00 am in NYC, this place bakes a really fine bagel...the everything bagel was my favorite...everything else looked pretty good but sent hubby out in the early morning just for bagels on a recent visit!

Thank susanvalentine

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Delicatessen
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children, Kids
Open Hours
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
7:30 am - 9:00 pm
7:30 am - 9:00 pm
7:30 am - 9:00 pm
7:30 am - 9:00 pm
7:30 am - 9:00 pm
7:30 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 125 N College Ave, Bloomington, IN 47404-3947
  • Location: United States  >  Indiana (IN)  >  Bloomington
  • Phone Number: +1 812-331-6029

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