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Bluebird Diner

330 E Market St, Iowa City, IA 52245-2171
+1 319-351-1470
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good30%
  • Average12%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“brunch” (20 reviews)
“pancakes” (28 reviews)
“omelet” (30 reviews)
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American, Cafe, Diner, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
330 E Market St, Iowa City, IA 52245-2171
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Reviewed 2 days ago

I love finding local restaurants that are unique. Bluebird Diner hits the bullseye. An old time diner with comfort food on the menu. Happy, helpful employees to serve the food. The diner, as with most true diners, will not blow you away from the outside...More

Reviewed 4 days ago

Every time we visit Iowa City - we have to eat at Bluebird! This visit it was so good we had to eat there twice!

Thank BethS13
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

When relatives come to town from Chicago, this the place they always choose for breakfast/brunch. The many creative omelettes never disappoint. Or, try the pork green chili and fried eggs over polenta for a southwest treat! So many options. Good coffee too!! You will likely...More

Thank Dana5169
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stop by and had breakfast after a weekend at the art festival here in Iowa City. Our timing was spot on as this place gets very busy and there is normally a wait to get in. It easy to see why there is a line...More

Thank M O
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Went for our first breakfast in Iowa City. Kelsey was our sever and she made our day. She arrived at our table with a smile and served us so well. She was helpful in getting my husband his pancake and veggie omelette. She even brought...More

Thank Deborah H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The food here is needlessly heavy so I always feel a little nauseated when I leave. Some folks love the breakfast. I would pass.

Thank person777
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I love the Bluebird Diner! I’ve gone there several times with friends and family. We always get great service and delicious food. The eggs Benedict is one of my favorite dishes there. Although, I would recommend getting there early on Sunday mornings because it’s usually...More

Thank Shannon W
Reviewed 11 May 2018 via mobile

8:30am breakfast on our way to KC with friends. The Bluebird Cafe did not let us down. Omelettes, eggs Benedict and even the chili was great. Live the service and extremely fun atmosphere. If you want a quiet place, DON’T stop here!! Load but fun....More

Thank ClintTraveler
Reviewed 1 May 2018 via mobile

On weekends, there is always a wait out the door for breakfast at the Bluebird, but it’s well worth the wait. We have been a couple of times with our daughter who is a student at the University, and always forget to take photos of...More

Thank jrmouts
Reviewed 30 April 2018

This is a popular local diner offering generous portions of breakfast meals, small size eating area, good service,and family and kids friendly, with free parking. You may have to wait on some Sundays to be seated but not for a lengthy time. Friendly staff and...More

Thank 307seascape
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
7:00 AM - 8:00 PM
7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 330 E Market St, Iowa City, IA 52245-2171
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Iowa City
  • Phone Number: +1 319-351-1470
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