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Runcible Spoon Cafe and Restaurant

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$$ - $$$
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412 E 6th St, Bloomington, IN 47408
+1 812-334-3997
8:00 am - 12:00 am
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Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 12:00 am
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our daughter goes to school at IU and we've tried several places to eat over the 3 years she has been here. Usually our experience is the food was ok, but nothing out of the ordinary. Our dinner at Runcible was an unexpected exception. The atmosphere is casual and simple, the tables small and a bit close to each other,... More 

Thank Michael M
Jackson, Tennessee, United States
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38 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a fantastic breakfast, the bacon was very tasty and the pancakes delicious. The "Weekender" was a lot of food for $10!

1 Thank Lisa R
Bloomington, Indiana
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39 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

They have a great breakfast selection. All the food is very good. Some unusual items worth trying. Can be very crowded on weekends and since the tables are very close together conversation can be challenging at times. Lunch and dinners are very good.

Thank Robert B
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20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Sunday brunches are the best. If you work and go there for lunch, you must tell them you are on a time frame. Never have had a bad meal. Wait time on the weekends may be frustating but worth it. Very compact, so no privacy, but hey, we are here to eat.

Thank BarbinBloomington
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8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We ate here for breakfast on an anniversary weekend trip. It was our first time to visit Runcible Spoon. I got a pancake, sausage, and eggs. My wife got Eggs Benedict, which she found to be fantastic. Very neat atmosphere and friendly staff. We'll be back.

Thank loveoutdoors23
Pfafftown, NC
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67 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This restaurant is setup in a re-purposed house, one block over from Kirkwood St.in downtown Bloomington, just a short walk from the inn I was staying at. It appears to be a long-standing institution and has a funky, bohemian vibe, typical of a college town. I arrived late to have dinner, but not to worry, as the place stays open... More 

Thank Hill_Runner_NC
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18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

So we have heard of this place since our started school at IU. Great brunch in a family environment like home cooked food in a home like place. Well, it is absolutely true. Food is fantastic. The eggs are cooked perfectly, "medium" which is white is cooked through and not runny nor crispy. I got the corned beef--if you like... More 

Thank Mike L
Cooper City, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I went on a Saturday morning (very busy) but they got us in in under 5 minutes! Waitress was very helpful and nice. The food was great and came out hot and fast. Definitely would recommend:)

Thank hollyy0804
Mequon, Wisconsin
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20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 18, 2017

We dine at the Runcible Spoon every time we come to visit our son in Bloomington. We love the atmosphere and the food tastes like it was made by Grandma in her kitchen. The decor is always fun to explore, something new each time. The only negative: it's crowded. But that's the sign that it's good!

Thank nancymL2709NK
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 14, 2017 via mobile

Went here on a weekday morning around 10:30 am and it was very packed. We waited over 30 minutes and with the place being so tiny, we could not move. The pancakes are worth the wait so we stayed. Awesome pancakes. Coffee was cold, but they offered to make a new batch. It seems like they could use some extra... More 

Thank SouthernIndianaGal

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Cafe
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Highchairs Available, Free Wifi
Good for
Families with children, Kids, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
8:00 am - 12:00 am
8:00 am - 12:00 am
8:00 am - 12:00 am
8:00 am - 12:00 am
8:00 am - 12:00 am
8:00 am - 12:00 am
8:00 am - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 412 E 6th St, Bloomington, IN 47408
  • Location: United States  >  Indiana (IN)  >  Bloomington
  • Phone Number: +1 812-334-3997

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?