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Malibu Grill

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106 N Walnut St, Bloomington, IN 47404-4911
+1 812-332-4334
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11:30 - 21:30
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 11:30 - 21:30
Fri 11:30 - 22:30
Sat 12:00 - 22:30
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Indianapolis, Indiana
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29 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Malibu Grill is my favorite restaurant in Bloomington, Indiana. It is perfect for a romantic dinner, a get-together with friends or a business lunch. Recently, I treated a group of 14 business associates to lunch at the restaurant. Malibu Grill cheerfully accepted our reservation and was ready for us when we arrived. The server was prompt, attentive and immediately took... More 

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Thank Trekster1
Colorado Springs, Colorado
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53 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Good burgers, side dishes, some good entrees, and the Malibu has never failed to please as long as you remember it's not a high dollar joint. I recommend it and have been going there for 30 years.

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Thank Jeremiahjj
Indianapolis, Indiana
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954 reviews
581 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 353 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We made reservations for our party of 7 for dinner on a Saturday night and thank goodness we did. We were seated at a round table in the front window which was a wonderful place to sit. The further back in the restaurant you go, the louder it gets. Plus we enjoyed having the daylight from the windows. The menu... More 

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Thank dshendri
South Bend, Indiana
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108 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had dinner here with a large group during my daughter's sorority moms weekend. The staff handled our large group really well, entrees all came out at the same time and our server was more than attentive. Varied menu but our group mostly had pasta dishes, which everyone seemed to love. Would definitely go back!

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Thank FontanaBananas
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13 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I ate here with my son and his friend who were visiting IU. It is a varied menu, the food was good, and the wait staff friendly. It is reasonably priced.

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Thank Ali3207
Spencer, Indiana
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 March 2017

Thought we would give it another chance since students are on spring break. But fool me once shame on you. Fool me twice I just got screwed. $65 for two of the worse cuts of meat ever and mediocre mashed potatoes and bland broccoli. I've had better and cheaper at Ocharleys. We will never be back, all we wanted was... More 

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Thank sdgray10999
Naperville, Illinois
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25 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 March 2017 via mobile

If you want a romantic dinner this is not the place. They have decent food but the atmosphere is noisy. Nice place to have a meal and watch an IU game. The servers are friendly. Had the seared tuna for appetizer and the teriyaki chicken as the entree. The tuna was excellent but the chicken was a little dry. Even... More 

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Thank Woodward63
Granite City, Illinois
2 reviews
Reviewed 3 March 2017

Everything on the menu looked great. Our dinners were exceptional!! Started with their special "mule" drink , enjoyed steak, curried roasted vegetables with shrimp and rice, and shared crème brulee for dessert. Food was delicious and presented with style.

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Thank foxytj1
New York
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185 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 March 2017 via mobile

The Malibu Grill seems like a popular spot for local families in addition to IU students and their families. We had a nice meal and the staff was very friendly. Very large portions. We did come in just in time before the rush and we noticed a wait to be seated after we arrived. So possibly a reservation is a... More 

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Thank vjcg5
Solon, Ohio
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 21 February 2017

The food is very good at this restaurant -- I had the beef bite sandwiches and they were absolutely delicious -- I also loved the sweet potato fries. A must place to eat!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$20
Cuisine
American, Bar, Pub, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Groups, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 21:00
Monday
11:30 - 21:30
Tuesday
11:30 - 21:30
Wednesday
11:30 - 21:30
Thursday
11:30 - 21:30
Friday
11:30 - 22:30
Saturday
12:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 106 N Walnut St, Bloomington, IN 47404-4911
  • Location: United States  >  Indiana (IN)  >  Bloomington
  • Phone Number: +1 812-332-4334

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