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Hinkles Hamburgers

500 W 3rd St, Bloomington, IN 47404-5112
+1 812-339-3335
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good32%
  • Average10%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible5%
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“fries” (8 reviews)
“tenderloin” (3 reviews)
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500 W 3rd St, Bloomington, IN 47404-5112
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Reviewed 9 November 2017

I like local restaurants and try to support over chains. The burgers here are fine as are the fries. The atmosphere is definitely local. Service was relatively fast.

Thank Robin V
Reviewed 6 October 2017 via mobile

This family run restaurant has been grinding quality beef daily and cooking burgers with their own special recipe since the 1930’s. Located on the west side away from the flyby night faddish college tourist trap restaurants, this unique hamburger shop has past the test of...More

Thank rwells1500
Reviewed 29 September 2017 via mobile

Serving goodness in a greasy bag since 1930 (I walked to the original location as a 6th grader when Leon still manned the kitchen). Flavor like you would expect from a very seasoned grill. Great thin burgers with grilled onions- the other condiments are either...More

Thank Jeffreypjacobs
Reviewed 22 June 2017

Hinkles Hamburgers is a throwback to another era--back in the 1930's, when people didn't care about the fat content--just the taste. And OH those grilled onions on the burgers! Tooooo Yummmmmmmy!! I love the double cheeseburgers with extra pickle. Don't expect to walk into a...More

Thank B B
Reviewed 28 April 2017

Hinkles is a tiny, greasy spoon about 5 minutes west of Kirkwood Ave (driving). It's a family owned joint and their hamburgers are greasy and I LOVE 'em! They grind their own meat fresh, in-house daily. Kind of reminds me of Five Guys burgers a...More

Thank dennisfan
Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

Just love Hinkles! My husband always tells me stories about them when he grew up in Madison. Love their food, all of it. Just a little restaurant with a lot of good memories for my hubby!

Thank Teresa N Gerald E
Reviewed 12 November 2016

I just experienced what I believe to be the finest burger of my long quest!! Shingles is then old fashioned, burger joint of yore that I have missed so badly! No frozen hockey pucks here. Meat ground daily, a handful thrown on the flat top,...More

Thank Robleym68
Reviewed 28 September 2016

With my frequent business trips to Bloomington, early on I used TripAdvisor for recommendations on the numerous restaurants and hotels available. Scrolling down the listed, Hinkle’s Hamburgers caught my eye as a place I needed to visit. Being from the Lexington, KY area, Hinkle’s instantly...More

Thank WA2world
Reviewed 22 June 2016

This is basically a lunch restaurant since they are only open Mon-Sat from 10-4. The menu is not huge but they have great burgers. Also there is not a large dining room and you may have to wait for your food but it is worth...More

Thank TLunedi
Reviewed 13 March 2016 via mobile

This spot is always busy so do not go if you are pressed for time. I normally have to wait 30-45 mins to get my food but it is worth the wait for sure. Pretty sure they are cash only so that is sort of...More

Thank Kara E
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Takeout, Seating
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Open Hours
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 500 W 3rd St, Bloomington, IN 47404-5112
  • Location: United States  >  Indiana (IN)  >  Bloomington
  • Phone Number: +1 812-339-3335
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