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Bluebird Diner

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330 E Market St, Iowa City, IA 52245-2171
+1 319-351-1470
07:00 - 21:00
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Sun 07:00 - 20:00
Mon - Sat 07:00 - 21:00
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Milan, Illinois
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The staff is great, the place runs like a well oiled machine. They have wonderful coffee and gluten free items on their (everything-made-from-scratch) menu!

Thank maczm8809
Iowa City, Iowa
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I will always choose this as my favorite breakfast joint. They have other great items to eat for other meals as well. But their omelets are just the best. Particularly the Krakatoa, or Mt. Vesuvius. Plus the plates carry toast and fruit, and hash browns! I always get my fill, plus you can take a coffee to go, after you've... More 

Thank Malerie P
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This restaurant is hands down Delicious They make pancakes that are so fantastic you will always go back. Great family atmosphere 2 locations You will be happy you ate there....

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Spery, Iowa
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129 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Close to the doctors office, we sat at the counter during a busy time. Breakfasts going out looked great. Our lunch was fine, dessert very good. Would go back.

Thank thbergs
Vero Beach, Florida
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93 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017 via mobile

I went to the Blue Bird diner with a business associate for a lite dinner before traveling on to Davenport. I ordered a chicken Caesar salad and my associate had a smoked chicken sandwich. My salad was great though my associate indicated that there was a little too much smoke flavor. It was a minor complaint and overall we were... More 

Thank wbladesr
2 reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017

Food was just okay and the atmosphere was fine. Our waitress was not kind at all. The food came late but the taste was okay.

Thank Esther A
Waterbury, Connecticut, USA
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

Share a cinnamon roll with your family and friends. Get a mimosa or bloody mary with your brunch entree. All the omelet dishes are great choices. The salmon salad is a good blend of healthy goodness with savory salmon. Great for breakfast, brunch and lunch. I have not made it for dinner but am sure it will not disappoint when... More 

Thank yl315
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2016

When we visit our son at the University of Iowa, we always end our visit by taking him to the Bluebird for a big breakfast. It has become part of our tradition. The diner is adorable and the food is delicious. There is frequently a wait, but it adds to the anticipation of a great meal in a very fun... More 

Thank Patricia M
Denver, Colorado
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016 via mobile

Just an awesome friendly place. Food is really good and wait staff very friendly. Their coffee is their own blend and delicious. Always make a point of visiting when in Iowa City

Thank chartcase
Kansas CIty
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50 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

OK, its crowded and you have to wait. But its generally worth it. Service, while seemingly chaotic, is effective and fast. Coffee is surprisingly good, and breakfast is prepared to perfection. Bring some change for the parking meter.

Thank StandsWithFist

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Diner, Cafe, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
07:00 - 20:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 330 E Market St, Iowa City, IA 52245-2171
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Iowa City
  • Phone Number: +1 319-351-1470

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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?