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Stress-Free Dining Out 

We all want it, but with children, it can be tough, especially when you want to go out to eat. Don't let eating out with the little ones stress you out when you're in Bloomington. We're lucky to have a wide variety of local restaurants that can satisfy even the pickiest of eaters and give the adults something delicious too. Check out our Guide to Meltdown-Free Meals in Bloomington to learn more about some of our favorites for kiddos.

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

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

Bub's Burgers and 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

Bucceto's Smiling Teeth East

  • 115 South State Road 46 Bypass
  • Bloomington, IN
  • (812) 331-1234

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

Hartzell's Ice Cream

  • 107 N. Dunn Street
  • Bloomington, IN 47408
  • (812) 332-3502

Hartzell's is a home-grown business serving homemade ice cream in a wide variety of new and interesting flavors, which are rotated often, all made by Hartzell himself. They also offer soft serve ice cream, nonfat frozen yogurt and Carbolite (a water and whey based ice cream, sweetened with... Learn more

My Thai Café & Sushi Bar

  • 3316 W. 3rd Street
  • Bloomington, IN 47404
  • (812) 333-2234

Authentic Thai restaurant serving an excellent variety of delicious dishes. Learn more

Bloomington Bagel Company Downtown

  • 113 N. Dunn Street
  • Bloomington, IN 47408
  • (812) 333-4653

Bloomington's first on-site, made from scratch bagel bakery. Learn more

Rainbow Bakery

  • 201 S. Rogers Street
  • Bloomington, IN 47404
  • (812) 822-3741

Bloomington's first all-vegan bakery! Learn more

Cafe Pizzaria

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

Since 1953 Cafe Pizzaria has been providing Bloomington with pizza, strombolis, and hot submarines. Bloomington's oldest pizzeria is also known for its kids' menu, retro decor, and other specialty sandwiches and burgers. Learn more

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

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

Taste of India

  • 316 E. 4th Street
  • Bloomington, IN 47408
  • (812) 333-1399

Family owned restaurant with lunch buffet. Learn more