Although small in size, Bloomington has an excellent selection of restaurants, including brew pubs, international cuisine, and locally owned eateries. For an exhaustive listing, see the dining guide provided by the Bloomington Visitors' Center.

Near the Conference Site
More Remote Dining
Bloomington Event Calendars


Near the Conference Site


Local brew pub offering beer by the Bloomington Brewing Company, gourmet pizzas, and a wide range of other sit-down style menu items.

1795 E 10th St.
Bloomington, IN 47408
(812) 323-2112

Restaurant Hours:*
Sun. - Thurs. - 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Fri. & Sat. - 11:00 am - Midnight
*The pub is open one hour later.

Dagwood's Subs

1799 E. Tenth St.
Bloomington, IN 47408
(812) 333-3006

Mon. - Thurs. - 11:00 am to 1:00 am
Fri.-Sat. -11:00 am to 2:00 am
Sun.: 11:00 am to midnight

Dragon Express

Serving up fast, excellent Chinese food and located on the intersection of 3rd and Jordan, Dragon is a favorite with local starving college students. Dragon provides dine-in and take-out, but be forewarned that they only accept cash. Fortunately, there's an atm located just around the corner on 3rd Street.

1400 E. 3rd St.
Bloomington, IN 47401
(812) 331-7030

Mother Bear's Pizza

Located just east of 3rd and Jordan, Mother Bear's is a locally owned restaurant serving wings, sandwiches, salads, munchies, and pasta.

1248 E. Third St.
Bloomington, IN
(812) 332-4495

Bear's Place

Bear's Place is probably better known for it's libations, particularly it's Long Island iced tea and the infamous Hairy Bear, than for it's food, but it does offer up some decent burgers and sandwiches as well as vegetarian burritos, garden burgers, and tilapa wraps.

1316 E. 3rd St.
Bloomington, IN 47401
(812) 339-3460

The MAC Grill

Mediterranian restaurant serving gyros, kabobs, and an assortment of other Greek, Middle Eastern, and Italian eats.

1434 E. 3rd St.
Bloomington, IN 47401

Mon.-Fri. - 11:00 am-3:00 pm and 5:00 pm-9:30 pm
Sat. - Noon- 3:00 pm and 5:00 pm-9:30 pm
Sun. - Closed

Cyber Cafe

Located on the ground floor of the Wells Library, this food court offers several fast food options including subs, hotdogs, Pizza Hut personal pan pizzas, Chick-fil-a, and Fresh├źns Smoothies. The food court also offers a number of fresh pasteries and snacks as well as vending machines.

Mon.-Thurs. 7:30 am-11:00 pm
Fri. - 7:30 am-4:00 pm
Sat. - Noon-7:00 pm
Sun. - Noon-11:00 pm

Wells Library Commons Cafe

Located one floor up from the Cyber Cafe, the Wells Libary Commons Cafe is a kiosk offering Starbuck's Coffee, baked goods, and sandwiches.

Mon.-Thurs. 7:30 am-1:00 am
Fri. - 7:00 am-9:00 pm
Sat. - 11:00 am-5:00 pm
Sun. - 11:00 am-1:00 am

Wright Place Food Court

Located across Jordan from the conference site in the eastern most building of the Wright Quad dormitory, the Wright Place Food Court offers a mix of fast food and more traditional dining including fried chicken, burgers, Mexican, Sbarro's pizza, sandwiches, Chinese, soup/salad/potato bar, and a variety of snacks and pasteries. The Wright Place also serves breakfast.

Weekdays - 7:00 am-10:00 pm
Weekends - 9:00 am-10:00 pm

Memorial Union

The IU Memorial Union contains a number of dining options. The main food court offers Pizza Hut personal pan pizzas, subs, and snacks. Other dining and snack options located in the Union include Burger King, Starbucks, the Education Snack Bar, and Sugar and Spice (pastries, coffee, and some lighter meal options). Hours vary, but food is generally available in the Union during regular mealtime hours.

During the lunch and breakfast hours, the Charleston Market offers a rotating menu of more traditional dining options, such as roast chicken and meatloaf. From 10:30 am-3:00 pm on weekdays, the Kiva (located downstairs and accessible from the Burger King lobby) sells fresh salads, soups, paninis, wraps, and other sandwiches. The Tudor room provides a more elegant dining setting and serves up a weekday lunch buffet from 11:30 am -2:00 pm and a Sunday brunch from 10:30 am-1:30 pm.

For menus and other information, visit the dining section of the Memorial Union site.


More Remote Dining

If you have more time to dine, the following is a list of local favorites. Again, more detailed information is available through the Bloomington Visitors' Center's dining guide.

Locally Owned



  • Anatolia (Turkish)
  • Ashenda's Abasha Restaurant (Ethiopian)
  • Bombay House (Indian)
  • Casablanca (Moroccan)
  • Esan Thai (Thai)
  • The Irish Lion
  • Mama's (Korean Barbacue)
  • Mikado (Japanese restaurant and sushi bar)
  • Samira's (Afghani)
  • Shanti (Indian)
  • Snow Lion (Tibetan)



Bloomington Event Calendars

The following websites list events occuring in and around Bloomington:

Bloomington Visitors' Center -
Indiana Daily Student (IDS) Happenings Calendar -
Indiana University Events Calendar -
The Ryder: Movies for Moderns -