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Buffa Louie's at the Gables

₹₹ - ₹₹₹American,
114 S Indiana Ave, Bloomington, IN 47408-4043
+1 812-333-3030
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good29%
  • Average12%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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“wings” (60 reviews)
“curly fries” (3 reviews)
“sauce choices” (2 reviews)
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114 S Indiana Ave, Bloomington, IN 47408-4043
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Loaded curly fries with cheese, bacon, ranch & BBQ sauce were great! Good college atmosphere, several tv's. Order at the counter but they bring food to you. Person taking order was very helpful in giving suggestions as to what to order.

Thank basballmom11
Reviewed 5 December 2017

We visited this place because we saw advertisement all over town how great the chicken wings were here....don't fall for it! The wings were average. Good place to watch sports on TV and get a beer but the wings are not that awesome. Counter person...More

Thank RobbieRoberts
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Reviewed 26 September 2017

Fantastic wings and such. Had a tailgate and had them cater. 10 spots for a home game. 150 people and it was perfect! Everyone loved it!

Thank Misonix
Reviewed 19 September 2017

Buffa Louie's is super casual- tables remind me of picnic tables with mostly bench seating. Wings come with a ton of options- sauces, boneless or not, number in an order. I liked that my son and I could combine different orders into one to save...More

Thank happymallqueen
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Reviewed 19 July 2017 via mobile

We were in town to visit campus, and stopped in for lunch. The burgers and wings were amazing. It's a great stop while on campus, and take the time to see memorabilia on the walls!

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Reviewed 14 May 2017

Our son just graduated from IU and we always had to make a stop at Buffa Louie's when we were in town to visit. They have some of the best wings we have had anywhere in the country. This has a total college feel which...More

Thank dillimom
Reviewed 5 May 2017

Good place to stop in if you went to IU in the last 100 years. It used to be the Gables, now it's Buffa Louie's and it's still a fun place to sit and eat and just relax and be part of the IU scene.

Thank Paul G
Reviewed 7 April 2017 via mobile

Good wings, young people, and cool environment. TVs for your viewing pleasure. Basically on campus so easy access.

Thank Landon B
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Reviewed 11 March 2017 via mobile

Went there for lunch on a Saturday. It was very busy, took about 20 minutes to get our food but that was no problem. Food was yummy and the portions were large. Price was reasonable. The atmosphere is unique and a slice of Bloomington history....More

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Reviewed 8 March 2017

Cant believe I have never reviewed Buffa Louie's, but maybe because it seems like such a routine thing. My first trip here was as an IU student shortly after it opened on 17th Street in the 80s. We were regulars for the best Wings around...More

Thank JeffIndiana33
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Average prices
US$ 10
American, Bar
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Television, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
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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