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Buffa Louie's at the Gables

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114 S Indiana Ave, Bloomington, IN 47408-4043
+1 812-333-3030
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11:00 - 00:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 00:00
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Woodstock, Georgia
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150 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We could not believe the amount of food you receive for the price. There are so many different types of wings it will make your head spin. The service was good and the food was even better. The sitting is definitely different and hard to seat a large group at this location. We enjoyed our visit. We will come back... More 

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Thank tckramer
Bloomington, Indiana
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2016

Buffalouie's does it right. Ed and Jamie are always on hand to greet you by name. The food always great. Don't come here to have your mind blown by unique creations. They do wings and burgers. The salads are good too but stick to what brought you here. The atmosphere IS college dive-esque and they don't shy away from it.

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Thank Lance D
Heltonville, Indiana, United States
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

Billed as the site of "The Gables," an old I.U. hangout where Hoagy Carmichael composed, "Stardust," the exterior of the restaurant is the only thing from that era, however, Buffalouie's is full of cool I.U.sports and Hoagy memorabilia. The food is fairly consistent. Their specialty is wings and one should not stray from the traditional, boned wings. My son got... More 

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Thank Sean Jamie S
Ellettsville, Indiana
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16 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016 via mobile

Yes I'm a local who has lived in Bloomington for over 20 years. Yes I am biased. But the truth is , there aren't better wings anywhere. Since Ed and Jamie took over this restaurant , I probably eat here with my kids about once per month , and we have never had a bad experience. The staff is always... More 

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Thank scottieg6613
Jasper, Tennessee
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2016 via mobile

Awesome food, great staff! I love the pot roast sandwich, the wings, and the burgers. A Bloomington must

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Thank dlintennessee
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2016 via mobile

We went with a huge party and used up the entire second floor. We didn't expect to place an order at the counter. Chicken tenders were good. Boneless wings were greasy and nothing special. Pot roast sandwich was very good. Grilled chicken Parmesan sandwich was good also. Employees were very helpful. If we came back it would be for the... More 

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Thank Laurie A
Nashville, Indiana
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2016 via mobile

I've been here many times, and it is, and always will be a great wings place! Definitely worth trying out the local wing joint

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Thank Töny W
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2016 via mobile

Their food is normally really good but they were closed 45 minutes before the time they list as their closing time TWICE last week :(

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Thank Kathryn M
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2016 via mobile

I've been eating at Buffa Louie's since it was a small time wings and sandwich shop on the bad side of town 30 years ago. They have the best wings in town period. Everything on the menu is worth a trip to Buffa Louie's. Don't bother reading reviews that rate this place "average". There's a reason Buffa Louie's has been... More 

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Thank Craig L
Indiana
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17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 June 2016 via mobile

I love wings done right. Unfortunately, although they try to do them right, they were overdone and skimpy in sauce. Other items my family ordered were pretty good. Atmosphere is very cool, and service was great. I'll be back to see if they get those wings right.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 10
Cuisine
American, Bar, Barbecue, Pub
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Television, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 00:00
Monday
11:00 - 00:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 00:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 00:00
Thursday
11:00 - 00:00
Friday
11:00 - 00:00
Saturday
11:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 114 S Indiana Ave, Bloomington, IN 47408-4043
  • Location: United States  >  Indiana (IN)  >  Bloomington
  • Phone Number: +1 812-333-3030

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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?