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Bluebird Diner

330 E Market St, Iowa City, IA 52245-2171
+1 319-351-1470
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good30%
  • Average11%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (22 reviews)
“pancakes” (31 reviews)
“omelet” (32 reviews)
Open Now
7:00 AM - 9:00 PM Hours
American, Cafe, Diner, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
330 E Market St, Iowa City, IA 52245-2171
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Found this place on Trip Advisor and was NOT disappointed! Good variety of menu choices. Food tasted great, fast service, unique and fun atmosphere. Could eat inside or on the outside patio. Was easy to find. Will eat there again if we are ever in...More

Thank Marilyn M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is the only place you can get gluten free pancakes, and they are very good! You can add toppings and mix-ins to your pancakes as well! Love their breakfast. Omelets, sausage, corned beef hash, it’s all excellent

Thank Stephanie K
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We loved this cute little diner, in the University area. Young, fun staff, and great fresh food, with breakfast being served all day. Funky decorations, with pix of people/things with Bird related names (Lady Bird Johnson, Larry Bird, The Millennium Falcon, etc) but mysteriously, no...More

Thank Jim T
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Had lunch here today and was very pleased with the food. Been trying to get in for a couple months and it seemed whenever we went, it was always 1/2 hour wait or more for a table. Serves breakfast all day

Thank Bryan R
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great brunch spot. We all enjoyed our breakfasts. The coffee was absolutely fantastic. Really great waitress. The pancakes were wonderful. Chorizo and eggs were good too.

Thank Katie K
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Had it a year ago and it’s still good. My only complaint was that we sat on the front patio next to a couple with a large dog which we didn’t see until we sat down. It was probably about 50 pounds and wanted to...More

Thank COLOFLTraveler
Reviewed 16 August 2018 via mobile

Traveling on business and was so glad I visited and dined at Bluebird diner. Cute, casual vibe in the middle of Downtown. I visited on a Thursday morning and the restaurant was full around the 10:00am hour. I was solo, so I was seated promptly...More

Thank Lisa B
Reviewed 13 August 2018

This is a small pleasant casual restaurant that serves fresh food prepared well. Very busy for breakfast on weekends but outstanding breakfast place. Also very good fresh food for lunch and dinner.

Thank eddlocker
Reviewed 12 August 2018

We had breakfast here in Iowa City in early July; it was a true treat! The diner is easy to find, and people there are friendly and efficient; prices are reasonable, and portions are excellent. Try the warm cinnamon bun and the cinnamon bun French...More

Thank IdaIllinois
Reviewed 11 August 2018

After many years of going to Univ of Iowa hospital we just discovered this diner this year. It has a great atmosphere, great food, and the service is very good also. For a relatively small place they have a large and varied menu. I love...More

Thank Mike S
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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
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine
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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