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Towanda Plaza, Bloomington, IL 61701
05:30 - 21:00
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Sun 06:00 - 14:00
Mon - Sat 05:30 - 21:00
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 February 2017

You can get a great inexpensive breakfast. It is usually very busy, but the staff does a good job keeping things moving. Lunch and dinner are ok, but breakfast is the best meal.

Thank Nick_BMI
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44 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2016 via mobile

Times Past is a quaint mom/pop eatery with a good breakfast selection at very reasonable prices. It is clean and comfortable and so far have not had any problems with inattentive waitresses.

Thank xtreme7
Normal, Illinois
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30 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2016

I visited Time Past Friday, July 8, 2016. The bartender was very friendly as were the waitresses. The food was delicious.

Thank Milan J
Fisher, Illinois
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41 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 June 2016

Times Past is a place where one can enjoy a variety of great menu options with a superb soup and salad bar at a very reasonable price. Soups are delicious and entrees are consistently solid home cooking.

Thank pitch9mdk
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116 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 March 2016

A favorite place for us to stop at while in town. We meet our dear friends there and have a fantastic time. Food is great can find something for anyone's taste buds. Prices are decent and drinks are tasty. Would suggest this place for anyone while in town.

Thank mooks5
Normal, Illinois
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 March 2016

This diner is open for breakfast every day. Lunch is served Monday through Wednesday until 2pm. Thursday Friday and Saturday dinner is served until around 8. Sunday breakfast until 1pm. No breakfast on weekdays after 11 am I don't go into the bar area but they are open different hours. I love their daily lunch specials and they have a... More 

Thank Travis J
Illinois City, Illinois
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 February 2016

Inquired about catering for my wedding reception and the owner was very responsive, but very rude. With all of the usual stressors of wedding planning and price comparing, the last thing I want to deal with are rude vendors. Would not recommend. Please look into Nelson's or Hamilton's catering before dealing with this man.

Thank Ashleigh1126
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73 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2015 via mobile

had breakfast here on thursday had not been there in a lonng time. it was very good had the steak and eggs plus half order of BG lot more than i could eat. rela friendly and nice not fancy

Thank mark f
Bloomington, Illinois
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 March 2015

The food is hot and the drinks are cold! TPI is a massive value for the money, the menu is as diverse as most franchise places. It's a family owned place, service is fast, efficient, and caring. Breakfasts are ridiculously cheap and most lunches and dinners are single digit prices. Our suppers (catfish and ground sirloin) were perfectly done, served... More 

Thank tony b
Bloomington, Illinois
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 March 2014

Maybe their breakfast is good, but their dinner was horrible. We were the only people in the restaurant which should have been our first clue. My pork chops were very dry and my partners food was just awful. Maybe we will come back at breakfast because the reviews on here say its good. Don't waste your money on dinner here... More 

Thank john s

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$3 - US$7
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Cheap Eats
Open Hours
06:00 - 14:00
05:30 - 21:00
05:30 - 21:00
05:30 - 21:00
05:30 - 21:00
05:30 - 21:00
05:30 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Towanda Plaza, Bloomington, IL 61701
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Bloomington
  • Phone Number: 3098288312

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?