Eager to Eat? My 10 Favorite Btown Restaurants

1. Runcible Spoon

This is by far one of my favorite places to get breakfast food in Bloomington! Their pancakes are delicious and the whole restaurant has a very cool vibe. Located on 6th Street, the restaurant is a cozy place to meet with friends and enjoy a scrumptious meal.

2. Wee Willie’s

Someone had mentioned to me an amazing breakfast place next to Night Moves… at first I was skeptical. My mom happened to be in town and I explained to her that the restaurant itself wasn't marked so it might be hard to find. We drove down Walnut and surprisingly found it right away. Friendly faces greeted us and we had fabulous eggs, hash browns, bacon, and pancakes. I definitely want to go back!

3. My Thai Cafe

I am a sucker for Asian cuisine. And I had always wanted to try a restaurant on 4th street, so naturally I chose My Thai. Now I go here all the time with friends, and it has become one of my favorite places to eat in Bloomington. I recommend the Drunken Man Fried Rice!

4. Darn Good Soup

The name of this restaurant is perfectly fitting! I love their chili and chicken tortilla soup. Whenever I’m feeling under the weather, I crave a cup of Darn Good Soup.

5. Ami

I am a frequent customer at Ami. Once my friends and I discovered the specials on Tuesdays, we couldn’t stay away.  If you’re into sushi, you need to try this place! And it’s located on Third Street, right next to MoBear’s, so close to campus!

6. Bloomington Bagel

Yeah I know breakfast food is a repeating thing for me. But Bloomington Bagel is my favorite place for a quick meal in the morning!

7. Uptown Café

I love this place for breakfast, lunch or dinner. My mom and I always go here when she visits me and we love to order the crème brulée French toast. Easily one of my Btown faves!

8. Mother Bear’s

I’m just going to say it now, you can’t go to IU and not like Mother Bear’s. Although it isn’t exactly what I’m used to (I grew up in Chicago, so Lou Melnati’s is my place) I’m always down for a slice of MoBear’s.

9.  Z&C Teriyaki and Sushi

Most people haven’t heard of this place, but I love their teriyaki chicken bowl with fried rice. It is on Kirkwood right before Chipotle and right after Jimmy John’s! Bypass Noodles and all those chain restaurants and try something unique to Bloomington!

10.  Malibu Grill

If you are looking for a nice, classy place to sit down and have a meal, Malibu is the place. My family loves to go here when they visit and they seem to have something for everyone.

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About The Author
Maddie GlennJournalism Major, Class of 2015

Hello folks! My name is Maddie and I'm super excited to be a blogger for WeAreIU! Being a Journalism (and Psychology) major, it seems like I have experience writing in every other style except blogging. So I thought I'd give it a try. I'm going to be a junior at IU this fall. It blows my mind to think I only have 2 years left!

There are so many things I want to do in my last few years. This past winter, I joined a sorority--Alpha Gamma Delta. My sisters have already made such a huge impact on my life, and I'm counting down the days till I get to live with them on NoJo! I also write for the IDS and IU HerCampus. I would like to continue exploring my writing passion and get involved with more journalism related student organizations. In addition, I volunteer at PALS, a therapeutic riding center, and I am a part of the IU Equestrian Team. This year I hope to get more involved with the team and compete in some shows!

Here's to making the most of my precious time left here at this wonderful school! I hope I can give you a glimpse of everything it has to offer!