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Bluebird Diner

330 E Market St, Iowa City, IA 52245-2171
+1 319-351-1470
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  • Excellent50%
  • Very good32%
  • Average12%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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American, Cafe, Diner, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
330 E Market St, Iowa City, IA 52245-2171
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Reviewed 1 week ago

First of all, how can you not love a place called the Bluebird Diner? A self-proclaimed "Comfortable all-day eatery with a low-key, retro vibe & a menu of updated diner-style fare," is what it is. True and through. Some places you can tell just have...More

Thank David B
Reviewed 1 week ago

We came here for lunch around noon on Saturday. Their breakfast menu was still "on" so we chose blueberry pancakes, gluten-free pancakes with grilled banana and eggs with hash browns. All of us enjoyed our food! I especially appreciated the gluten-free pancake option. Cute place....More

Thank LovetheMemories
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We have had breakfast here three times already, it's that good!! Tip: best time to come is during a football game as it is not quite as busy. The first time we came here was at around 7.30am on a Friday (Labor Day weekend) and...More

Thank JoanaLola
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

While visiting Iowa City we stopped for lunch with the intention of finding a local burger place. At 6 ounces the burger was both tasty and was a good size. (I prefer it a bit thinner with crispy edges, but some prefer it this way...More

Thank SkipperBill2
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Just not very good. The waffle was good but that's it. Extremely slow service. Over 1 hr to get 2 meals. Very pricey as well. I had very high hopes for this place. We did not fit in at all. I am not a extream...More

Thank shawn k
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

There were 6 of us at the table, ages 5 to 74. We had a wide varieties for the orders: breakfast, sandwich, salads. Everything was good. It looked good, it tasted good. It was served well. I was impressed with everything. Will want to go...More

Thank Linda T
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Excellent food, huge portions & reasonably priced. Attentive service with a funky vibe. We'd definitely return.

Thank Keri5476
Reviewed 17 August 2017

Bluebird Diner charges have been showing up on my credit card statements for the last eight years as both of our children attended school in the IC and they always wanted to eat here when we visited. Most of the time there's a wait but...More

Thank Lee W
Reviewed 15 August 2017

We have eaten at the Bluebird Diner a few times when visiting Iowa City, and have found it to be consistently very good. The menu is extensive, with many unique choices, especially during breakfast hours. Menu items are very reasonably priced, and servings are generously...More

Thank Dare2BGroovy
Reviewed 13 August 2017

It's not a visit to Iowa City without a breakfast here. Solid food and service. Feel like I'm home again. See you next visit!

Thank JavaHouseMN
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
07:00 - 20:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
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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