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Vera Mae's Bistro

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209 S Walnut St, Muncie, IN 47305-2803 (Jackson Street)
+1 765-747-4941
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:00
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Mon - Thu 17:00 - 21:00
Mon - Fri 11:30 - 14:00
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 22:00
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Muncie, Indiana
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 14 March 2017

Vera Mae's has created a wonderful european vibe . You will feel like you have been transformed into a quant bistro in the south of France . The food and service is first class at reasonable prices . Go for a special occasion or anytime you want a excellent dining experience

Thank allens6935
KentShuff, Owner at Vera Mae's Bistro, responded to this review

Thank you so very much!! Great experiences is what we strive for. Hope to see you again soon!!! :) More 

Hartford City, Indiana
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 21 February 2017

I was completely relaxed as I dined on quiche and fresh fruit surrounded by lovely paintings, impeccable service, and an atmosphere that invites one to have a leisurely meal and to just stay awhile.

Thank 14782014
KentShuff, Owner at Vera Mae's Bistro, responded to this review

Thank you so much!!! Please join us again soon. :) More 

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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112 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 December 2016

A business partner visited this restaurant in the past and suggested we try it. It is an excellent restaurant. The food is very good and good quality. A very interesting interior design hard to place it but warm and friendly.

Thank CDB2014
KentShuff, Owner at Vera Mae's Bistro, responded to this review

We're so glad that your experience was a positive one! And a special thanks to your business partner. 😉Please join us again when you can. Best regards, Kent More 

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35 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 November 2016

Our granddaughter chose this restaurant to dine at to celebrate her 20th birthday. The decor is very eclectic. The Salmon en Papillotte was flavorful and perfectly, poached. In the same way, the New York Strip was grilled to order. For dessert my granddaughter and I split the bread pudding, yummy!

Thank Margaret G
KentShuff, Owner at Vera Mae's Bistro, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your lovely comments. We always like playing a part in a special dining event. We hope to see you soon! Best regards Kent More 

Muncie, Indiana
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19 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 November 2016

Vera Mae's is a must for a foodie stopping, visiting or driving through Muncie! This quirky restaurant has some of the best food in town, along with wonderful ambiance and service. Be sure to try the french onion soup - serviced with scissors because it's just THAT good! Great cocktail selection and live jazz a few nights a week! If... More 

Thank WanderlustLucia
KentShuff, Owner at Vera Mae's Bistro, responded to this review

We are so pleased that you had a great dining experience! We too, will be looking forward to your next visit. Best regards, Kent, Steve, & the entire staff :) More 

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52 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 November 2016 via mobile

Yummy food. Top notch service. When we get back to the area, we will stop in again. Everything was well done. Old downtown area.

Thank mr.jimcat
KentShuff, Owner at Vera Mae's Bistro, responded to this review

Thank you so much! We'll be looking forward to your next visit. :) More 

1 review
Reviewed 12 October 2016

I've been to Vera Mae's twice now and we'll probably go back. It offers a nice atmosphere and nice change of pace compared to the other restaurants in town. We have only been here for dinner so I cannot comment on the lunch. The service is good and the timing is great....we had a very nice family night. I will... More 

Thank Gary C
KentShuff, Owner at Vera Mae's Bistro, responded to this review

I am so sorry for our shortcomings. The servers are instructed to come to me immediately if there is a situation. Was the server aware? We never want a customer to leave without being very satisfied. Please accept my sincere apology. Best regard, Kent More 

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4 reviews
Reviewed 13 September 2016

Been here several times and had a great meal each time. Located downtown Muncie it is probably one of the nicer if not nicest places to eat in Muncie if you want to feel like you are at a high end restaurant. Menu is great and offers multiple things to eat at a variety of price ranges from $12-15 meals... More 

Thank inbowhunter
KentShuff, Owner at Vera Mae's Bistro, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your positive comments. We'll be looking forward to your next visit! :) More 

Southport, North Carolina
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 13 September 2016

The Crab Cake sandwich is a must! Very friendly, both the hostess and the waitress. Definitely will be going back.

KentShuff, Owner at Vera Mae's Bistro, responded to this review

You sure can't go wrong with the crab cakes!! Thank you so much. :) More 

Yorktown, Indiana
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2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 7 September 2016

I never had a quiche at Vera Mae's that wasn't an A+. My favorite lunch. Their quiches always entice me to suggest Vera Mae's for lunch.

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KentShuff, Owner at Vera Mae's Bistro, responded to this review
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Bless you!!! xoxoxoxo More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$20 - US$30
Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Restaurant features
Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Open Hours
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 209 S Walnut St, Muncie, IN 47305-2803
    (Jackson Street)
  • Location: United States  >  Indiana (IN)  >  Muncie
  • Phone Number: +1 765-747-4941
Opening its doors in 1999, Vera Mae’s began its story as a lunch delivery and catering business through its South Walnut street storefront in downtown Muncie. Owner Kent Shuff pioneered the revitalization of Muncie’s historical district and later expanded the restaurant in 2002.

Formerly Ballard Hardware, Kent and co-owner and partner, Steve Fennimore created the Ballaird Hall, increasing the original Bistro from 54 seats to 210 seats.

Come explore the living history of a Midwestern staple. On our walls you will find part namesake, Vera Yates (Kent's Grandmother) at her restaurant and gas station, along with David Letterman on an evening out. Everything has a story as the modern local art and historic architectural elements combine for an intoxicating evening of hand-crafted cuisine and delectable drinks.

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