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.


  • 108 E. Kirkwood Avenue

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

Mother Bear's Pizza West

  • 2980 W. Whitehall Crossing Boulevard

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


  • 514 E. Kirkwood Avenue

Nestled on Kirkwood Avenue across from the beautiful Indiana University campus, Lennie’s has been serving unique offerings since 1989. Widely known for their delicious food and hand-crafted ales, Lennie’s is a favorite among locals, students, faculty and visiting dignitary. The…


  • 121 N. College Avenue

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

The Tap

  • 101 N. College Avenue

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

The Tudor Room

  • Indiana Memorial Union

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…

Upland Brewing Company

  • 350 W. 11th Street

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…

Uptown Cafe

  • 102 E. Kirkwood Avenue

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…

Yogi's Bar & Grill

  • 302 N. Walnut Street

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