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Grand Cafe

615 N Main St, Bloomington, IL 61701-3000
+1 309-828-0324
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  • Excellent38%
  • Very good25%
  • Average17%
  • Poor11%
  • Terrible9%
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Chinese, Asian
615 N Main St, Bloomington, IL 61701-3000
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Reviewed 23 May 2017

This place has been in Bloomington for a long time. I just can't recommend it. The food wasn't good. The service was bad and the place is extremely run down.

Thank Nick_BMI
Reviewed 30 March 2017

It is like stepping back into the 60's or 50's in a small, Central Illinois town -- but not in a particularly good way. The food is the kind of quasi-Asian food I would anticipate was served when the place was originally opened -- calculated...More

Thank Jordan C
Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

This is a restaurant I adored. The food and service has gotten "not to so good". I always raved about this place. There were rumors that after 90 some years they were going to close. Maybe the owner or staff didn't care and let the...More

Thank christine j
Reviewed 18 January 2017

Grande Cafe has been a standard in Bloomington for more than 90 years and has been run by the same family that entire time. I admit to being a frequent flyer and am especially a fan of their unique take on eggrolls. whenever I take...More

Thank OTIS A
Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

I continually believe - although this is great standard food at the Grand Cafe (and fantastic egg rolls). The interior needs an upgrade. I will be back. It is a regular stop and service is usually more than adequate and pleasant. :)

Thank Philip E
Reviewed 5 October 2016

People that leave bad revues are just rival, jealous businesses. The Grand Cafe is Terrific. Plenty of food & it is so great!!!

1  Thank Jeff S
Reviewed 10 July 2016

Best egg rolls we've ever had anywhere! Long time family owned place, that's not fancy but good food & good wait staff.

2  Thank barbercharlie
Reviewed 30 May 2016

All I can say is Yuck! I had heard some many good things about this place. I looks cool from the outside. First question, Where are you suppose to park? The place looked ok when we went inside, but the food was nasty, the dishes...More

4  Thank Michelle M
Reviewed 26 May 2016

They have the best egg rolls I've ever had to this day. Good variety of food and its usually good. Service is usually good as well. Egg Foo Yung is a favorite of mine.

Thank craig m
Reviewed 11 May 2016

The service was good and fast even though it was Mother's Day. The food seemed to be cooked ahead and kept hot. The Chow Mein bean sprouts were limp and not crisp like usual. The Sweet and Sour shrimp had more breading than shrimp.

1  Thank Richard C
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Questions & Answers
30 November 2016|
Response from Philip E | Reviewed this property |
There is a bar in the South entrance of the restaurant - but to honestly answer your question: I do not know I have only enjoyed the hot tea with my meals at Grand Café.
Jane D
13 December 2015|
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Response from John Y | Reviewed this property |
I never knew this, but I just checked their website and they don't open until 4pm on Saturdays. All other days they are open for lunch. Sorry you missed out!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Delivery, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
16:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 615 N Main St, Bloomington, IL 61701-3000
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Bloomington
  • Phone Number: +1 309-828-0324
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