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Buffa Louie's at the Gables

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114 S Indiana Ave, Bloomington, IN 47408-4043
+1 812-333-3030
11:00 - 00:00
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Cut Bank, Montana
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108 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The visit: Came here with my 6 year old son while visiting my brother who is a sophomore at IU. The Place: Buffa Louie's is just off the IU campus and is definitely the students top choice when there is an away game. Place is very large, and allows for a group of any size. The food: Food is that... More 

Thank John M
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157 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017 via mobile

We decided to eat here ahead of the game. Apparently a lot of other people had the same idea. The restaurant was absolutely packed and we probably waited 20 minutes to find a table even after we had submitted our food orders. Fortunately we did find a table before the food came. For an IU Sports lover this is a... More 

Thank Scott P
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18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017 via mobile

Now before I start I want you to know I am very picky on my wings. They had a very good sauce (sweet BBQ and mild) a little bite but still good. I like the fried texture, it wasn't under or over cooked. My only disappointment was the size of the boneless wings. The bone in we're delighted while boneless... More 

Thank Brach H
Huntington, West Virginia
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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016 via mobile

We enjoyed the food. We all got chicken wings and enjoyed them. They have a variety of wings sandwiches and salads. Lots of sauce choices. If you are and Indiana fan it's a great place to check out they have lots of pictures and memorabilia from a variety of sports and the school in general.

Thank L5187ULmicheleg
Indianapolis, Indiana
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2016

Buffa Louie's has always been a huge favorite of mine. They always have great customer service, amazing food, and the atmosphere is just fun, located in the heart of downtown Bloomington, and right next to the IU Sample Gates. As an alumni of this beautiful campus, buffalo wings are the best! :)

Thank 190abbief
Woodstock, Georgia
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319 reviews
161 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016 via mobile

We could not believe the amount of food you receive for the price. There are so many different types of wings it will make your head spin. The service was good and the food was even better. The sitting is definitely different and hard to seat a large group at this location. We enjoyed our visit. We will come back... More 

Thank tckramer
Bloomington, Indiana
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2016

Buffalouie's does it right. Ed and Jamie are always on hand to greet you by name. The food always great. Don't come here to have your mind blown by unique creations. They do wings and burgers. The salads are good too but stick to what brought you here. The atmosphere IS college dive-esque and they don't shy away from it.

Thank Lance D
Heltonville, Indiana, United States
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

Billed as the site of "The Gables," an old I.U. hangout where Hoagy Carmichael composed, "Stardust," the exterior of the restaurant is the only thing from that era, however, Buffalouie's is full of cool I.U.sports and Hoagy memorabilia. The food is fairly consistent. Their specialty is wings and one should not stray from the traditional, boned wings. My son got... More 

Thank Sean Jamie S
Ellettsville, Indiana
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17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016 via mobile

Yes I'm a local who has lived in Bloomington for over 20 years. Yes I am biased. But the truth is , there aren't better wings anywhere. Since Ed and Jamie took over this restaurant , I probably eat here with my kids about once per month , and we have never had a bad experience. The staff is always... More 

Thank scottieg6613
Jasper, Tennessee
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2016 via mobile

Awesome food, great staff! I love the pot roast sandwich, the wings, and the burgers. A Bloomington must

Thank dlintennessee

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
American, Bar, Barbecue, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Television, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 114 S Indiana Ave, Bloomington, IN 47408-4043
  • Location: United States  >  Indiana (IN)  >  Bloomington
  • Phone Number: +1 812-333-3030

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?