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Garden of Paradise

1412 East Empire Bloomington IL, Bloomington-Normal, IL 61701
(309) 585-0255
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  • Excellent42%
  • Very good37%
  • Average11%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible4%
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“lunch” (6 reviews)
“gyros” (4 reviews)
“saganaki” (2 reviews)
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American, Greek
1412 East Empire Bloomington IL, Bloomington-Normal, IL 61701
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I have been here many times. The breakfast is reasonable and very good. The staff is friendly and helpful. We especially love their skillets.

Thank Window125
Reviewed 22 June 2017

we stopped by after a evening graduation ceremony. 1st time visit, WOW, no one at the table had anything bad to say they just raved about the food. Meatloaf, gyro, beef sandwich, even the chicken Alfredo was delicious. The service was Went back twice since...More

Thank christine j
Reviewed 11 June 2017 via mobile

Delicious food, great service, the entire staff is very friendly. Our food came fast and staff checked on us often. Everyone was very accommodating.

Thank Jodi C
Reviewed 13 May 2017 via mobile

I had their standard breakfast while I waited for my car to be finished. The service was good,alot of food for not much.

Thank Window125
Reviewed 18 April 2017 via mobile

First time eating here. Old school lunch specials! Very good selection! Potato soup was great! Creamy and good, not just heated up water with potatoes in it. Tenderloin was very good and tasty. Owner seated me & was very nice. The staff is very nice...More

Thank Todd M
Reviewed 20 March 2017 via mobile

A Co-worker dines here so I decided to stop in.They have daily specials.and close at 3pm on sunday.I ordered the gyro platter.It comes with several items you don't get on the regular gyro.The food is good.I v would like to try a few other things...More

Thank Jeff M
Reviewed 23 February 2017 via mobile

I have always loved GOP. The owners and employees are super friendly and accommodating. The food is typical of a Greek restaurant (a slang from Chicago for these types of restaurants - I know the owners aren't Greek) that has some of almost everything. All...More

1  Thank art r
Reviewed 24 January 2017

So glad GOP is finally back among us! A great place for weekend breakfast. Same great food and service.

Thank RaceGirl83
Reviewed 11 January 2017

Great service, great menu and truly the best chicken noodle soup I have ever had. So excited the restaurant re opened. The renovations are beautiful and menu still has same amazing options. Thank you for staying in our community.

Thank MIrvinGM
Reviewed 5 January 2017

Garden of Paradise has undergone a face lift with a wonderfully decorated interior remodel. Our waitress was very attentive, with coffeepot in hand when she greeted us. Even through they were busy, our breakfast order was both taken quickly and served in a very short...More

Thank LucyLucerne
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
06:00 - 15:00
06:00 - 22:00
06:00 - 22:00
06:00 - 22:00
06:00 - 22:00
06:00 - 22:00
06:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1412 East Empire Bloomington IL, Bloomington-Normal, IL 61701
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Bloomington-Normal  >  Bloomington
  • Phone Number: (309) 585-0255
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