Experience one of the top foodie destinations in the Midwest with your group.

Bloomington is widely praised as a haven for culinary enthusiasts and international cuisine, and we're eager for visitors of all kinds to experience our food scene for themselves. If you're traveling with a large group and are anxious about dining out with a big party, have no fear — we've compiled a list of local restaurants that are well-equipped to handle large groups. We do highly recommend making reservations when possible, or contacting us so we can assist you in making advanced arrangements. Whether you're grabbing an after-hours bite with fellow conference attendees, planning a wedding rehearsal dinner, or touring the area with a motor-coach group, there's a variety of places to enjoy with your crew.

Bub's Burgers & Ice Cream

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

This counter-serve joint is famous for the Big Ugly burger and old fashioned malts. Learn more


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

Using "local ingredients with global flavors" to create real food along with the largest bourbon selection in Southern Indiana, featuring over 300 bourbons. Learn more

The 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

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

Nick's English Hut

  • 423 E. Kirkwood Avenue
  • Bloomington, IN 47404
  • (812) 332-4040

Welcome to Nick's English Hut, a Bloomington and IU tradition since 1927. Learn more


  • 121 N. College Avenue
  • Bloomington, IN 47404
  • (812) 287-8190

Serving Memphis-style barbeque, bourbon, whiskey, and moonshine in beautiful Bloomington. Learn more

Social Cantina

  • 125 N. College Avenue
  • Bloomington, IN 47404
  • (812) 287-8199

Modern Mexican street fare including a traditional-inspired taco menu. Learn more

Southern Stone

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

Delicious American dishes from the South and Southern Midwest. Learn more

The Tap

  • 101 N. College Avenue
  • Bloomington, IN 47404
  • (812) 287-8579

Creative pub fare & many draft beers, including house brews, plus live music. 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

Upland Brewing Company

  • 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

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

Yogi's Bar & Grill

  • 302 N. Walnut Street
  • Bloomington, IN 47404
  • (812) 822-3591

Located just north of the downtown square, Yogi’s offers amazing design, awesome food and drinks, and exceptional service. Learn more