Bloomington is well known as one of the top food towns in the Midwest, and even throughout America! During your visit, we hope you can explore the many diverse dining options available, but we understand that sometimes dining with a large group can be complicated, so we've compiled this short list of local Bloomington restaurants that are equipped to handle large groups. Please call ahead or make advanced arrangements with our group travel expert as part of a customized group travel itinerary.  

Aver's Pizza East

  • 1285 S. College Mall Road
  • Bloomington, IN 47401
  • (812) 331-5555

The finest, most flavorful, gourmet pizzas and bread-sticks. The east side location offers a dinner room with buffet. Learn more

FARM bloomington

  • 108 E. Kirkwood Avenue
  • Bloomington, IN 47408-3330
  • (812) 323-0002

Using "local ingredients with global flavors" to create real food. Learn more

King Dough

  • 108 W. 6th Street
  • Bloomington, IN 47404
  • (812) 287-8931

Gourmet pizza made with local ingredients in a fire oven. Learn more

Mother Bear's Pizza

  • 1428 E. 3rd Street
  • Bloomington, IN 47401
  • (812) 332-4495

Serving the best pizza in the Bloomington, IN area. We are a family-friendly restaurant and also provide carry-out and delivery. Learn more

Sweet Grass Restaurant

  • 405 W. Patterson Drive
  • Bloomington, IN 47403
  • (812) 333-1043

Locally owned Modern Southern kitchen, just south of downtown Bloomington. Learn more

Village Deli

  • 409 E. Kirkwood Avenue
  • Bloomington, IN 47408
  • (812) 336-2303

Eat & Get Out may be their slogan, but it will be tough to do with the wide variety of sandwiches available. Breakfast is famous for chocolate chip pancakes, homemade granola and biscuits and gravy. Sandwiches include all your favorites plus a great selection for veggie heads. Learn more

Upland Brewpub

  • 350 W. 11th Street
  • Bloomington, IN 47404
  • (812) 336-2337

Known to friends and family as simply “The Upland,” our HQ in beautiful Bloomington, Indiana, is not just a restaurant and bar. It’s a throwback to pubs of old, where friends and neighbors gathered to share old stories and create new ones. Although we have two bar areas that are reserved for... Learn more

Mr. Hibachi

  • 4400 E. 3rd Street
  • Bloomington, IN 47401
  • (812) 339-6288

Chinese, Japanese and Americanized buffet. Learn more

Mother Bear's Pizza West

  • 2980 W. Whitehall Crossing Boulevard
  • Bloomington, IN 47404
  • (812) 287-7366

Serving the best pizza in the Bloomington, IN area. We are a family-friendly restaurant and also provide carry-out and delivery. Learn more

Irish Lion

  • 212 W. Kirkwood Avenue
  • Bloomington, IN 47404
  • (812) 336-9076

A true Public House experience and a Bloomington tradition since 1882 | 1982. The locally owned Irish Lion Restaurant & Pub offers a true taste of Ireland. Where friends & family gather for traditional Irish fare, fresh seafood, steaks, lamb, Dublin pub stews, pub grub, gluten-free and vegetarian... Learn more

Grazie Italiano

  • 106 W. 6th Street
  • Bloomington, IN 47404
  • (812) 323-0303

Bloomington's favorite Italian restaurant. Learn more

Crazy Horse

  • 214 W. Kirkwood Avenue
  • Bloomington, IN 47404
  • (812) 336-8877

One of Bloomington's favorite watering holes, Crazy Horse features an incredible selection of spirits and micro-brews. The menu is big, featuring lots of hand-made appetizers, salads, sandwiches and dinners. The manager loves spicy food, so there's always something on the menu for the strong at... Learn more

Coaches Bar & Grill

  • 245 N. College Avenue
  • Bloomington, IN 47404
  • (812) 331-1335

Enjoy great food and service with an ambiance that celebrates Indiana University's team spirit with memorabilia from nearly every coach dating back to 1887. Several TVs ensure you won't miss a minute of the action. Choose from a wide variety of sports-themed appetizers, entrees and desserts. The bar... Learn more

Cafe Pizzaria

  • 405 E. Kirkwood Avenue
  • Bloomington, IN 47408
  • (812) 332-2111

Bloomington's first pizzeria with pizza, stromboli, and hot submarines. Learn more


  • 114 S. Indiana Avenue
  • Bloomington, IN 47408
  • (812) 333-3030

Iconic wings, burgers, sandwiches, and salads in an historic setting. Learn more

Bucceto's Smiling Teeth West

  • 350 Liberty Drive
  • Bloomington, IN 47403
  • (812) 323-0123

We’re The Best Italian in all of Bloomington! Says the 2019 Herald Times Readers’ Choice Awards! Bucceto’s Smiling Teeth means pizza & pasta with personality! Bucceto’s is the perfect solution for a tasty, fast lunch or a relaxed dinner gathering with family or friends. Enjoy our innovative... Learn more

Bub's Burgers and Ice Cream

  • 480 N. Morton Street
  • Bloomington, IN 47404
  • (812) 331-2827

Locally owned. Providing quality food, burgers, and ice cream. Learn more

The Tudor Room

  • Indiana Memorial Union
  • Bloomington, IN 47405
  • (812) 855-1620

Located in one of the world's largest college unions, the Tudor Room is the epitome of collegiate elegance. Enjoy a daily luncheon buffet featuring soups, breads, salads, hot entrees, and a large selection of desserts. The Tudor Room is also known to have one of the best Sunday brunches in... Learn more

Uptown Cafe

  • 102 E. Kirkwood Avenue
  • Bloomington, IN 47408
  • (812) 339-0900

New Orleans-style Uptown Cafe is know for Cajun/Creole inspired fare, fresh steaks, seafood, lamb chops, and extravagant breakfast and brunch items, including Cottage Cheese Pancakes, Eggs Maryland, Eggs Benedict, and Huevos Rancheros. Jazz and Soul Music compliment your meal. Uptown's new bar... Learn more