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1412 East Empire Bloomington IL, Bloomington, IL 61701
+1 309-828-8080
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06:00 - 22:00
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Hours:
Sun 06:00 - 21:00
Mon - Sat 06:00 - 22:00
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Medford, Oregon
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Good food, quick service, clean, well run restaurant. Nice complete menu. Family friendly. Long time business breakfast, lunch, dinner. Good value

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Thank rmuckey1
Level Contributor
33 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Even though since their re-opening I've had a few bumps in the food quality, the issues were corrected immediately and they went beyond what they needed to do to correct it. The staff are very friendly and accommodating. Though they are usually very busy, the service is fast. I've been going there for several years and will not hold a... More 

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Thank xtreme7
Springfield
Level Contributor
28 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 February 2016

We went into this restaurant thinking it was another restaurant. This was a mistake which had a very happy ending. Once inside, we decided to stay. It is a family-friendly, family-owned and operated restaurant. Clean, bright and comfy with very friendly, efficient staff. I had an excellent Greek salad, with crisp lettuce, excellent Feta cheese and plenty of anchovies, olives,... More 

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Thank David D
Bloomington, IL
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229 reviews
173 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 116 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 February 2016

We just love GOP for week-end breakfasts...great coffee....lots of choices and terrific service. Grits have been taken off the menu but you can still order them. We always feel welcomed, never rushed. Reminds me of some great diners I went to as a child...

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Thank Connor11_7
Bloomington-Normal, Illinois
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159 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 February 2016

"G-O-P" has for some time been a generally well-liked place among townies. The service is intentionally warm, and it's all-encompassing menu and ample seating makes it an easy go-to place when you can't make up your mind. While not every dish is going to wow you, there are a lot of solid offerings and the prices are more than fair.... More 

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Thank Jake F
Normal, Illinois
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60 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2016 via mobile

Dined in for lunch today. Got the lunch special which was tenderloin w/ potatoes and gravy plus a cup of soup. Food was pretty tasteless. Service was decent , my wife ordered some breakfast food - she wasnt that impressed either. Do think we will be back.

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Thank Shane B
Illinois
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130 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2015 via mobile

Had occasion to be in Bloomington and were looking for a local place for breakfast when we noticed this. Delicious breakfast, good and plentiful coffee and excellent service with a smile from our waitress Diane. Generous portions and very inexpensive. Will definitely return the next time we're in the area.

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Thank LucyLucerne
Normal, Illinois
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2015

This is a family restaurant with many Greek choices. The Gyros are wonderful. Serves breakfast, lunch and dinner. Prices are reasonable.

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Thank Rosalie R
USA
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102 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2015

Sunday mornings this place is hopping! Their food is very good, generous portions,and reasonable. The waitresses are very good. It's not the "fanciest" place but a good place to eat.

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Thank kidsarefun2
frankfort, il
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48 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 June 2015

It's the best Greek type restaurant in BloNo. Being from Chicago, I crave a good great breakfast and this is the bests I've found here. It's very clean. Cons: It's only a little above average food. It's not bad, but it's not fantastic either. All in all, I would recommend you try it. If you haven't had a super amazing... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Greek
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout
Good for
Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
06:00 - 21:00
Monday
06:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
06:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
06:00 - 22:00
Thursday
06:00 - 22:00
Friday
06:00 - 22:00
Saturday
06:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1412 East Empire Bloomington IL, Bloomington, IL 61701
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Bloomington
  • Phone Number: +1 309-828-8080

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?