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Bluebird Diner

) #8 of 202 Restaurants in Iowa City $$ - $$$ American, Cafe,
330 E Market St, Iowa City, IA 52245-2171
+1 319-351-1470
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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good31%
  • Average12%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (15 reviews)
“omelet” (27 reviews)
“huevos” (9 reviews)
Open Now
07:00 - 20:00All hours
American, Cafe, Diner, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
330 E Market St, Iowa City, IA 52245-2171
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Reviews (231)
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Reviewed 4 days ago

This wasn't the cheapest breakfast I've ever had but it was one of the best and the price was not outrageous. Excellent food and service.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Busy on a Saturday, but worth the wait. They have indoor and outdoor seating. Go across the street to the vintage store and look around while waiting. We ate more than we should have (it was so good), but did not feel bloated and full...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went with my wife to have lunch, the place was nice in a very good location in Iowa City. The food was excellent, I have a big hamburger and my wife mac and cheese, both excellent, maybe the best mac and cheese I ever...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Bluebird has consistently good food - and the breakfast is particularly stellar. (Only wish it could be had all day long!) It's got a fun vibe and is close to a lot of other interesting places in town - makes a great start or end...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Crowded Sunday morning. Managed to grab 2 seats at the counter. Really cool old restaurant. Lots of seating both indoor and outside on patio. The food was fantastic. Been wanting to stop here for such a long time. Would have been a 5 star /...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I had wanted to try a local restaurant during a stop in Iowa City, and picked this place out. The ambience of the place felt about how I'd expect it to, with a bar on the back wall and the evening light shining through the...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

What did the bluebird Diner on a recommendation from a co-worker. Was a very good recommendation. Chat outside as it was a beautiful day the service was great and the food was outstanding. Will definitely go back

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My daughter and I had lunch on our way to her college orientation, she was a little jumpy! Our meal was fabulous! They sat us well within the time predicted, the service was friendly and low pressure. My Reuben sandwich was terrific! Non-traditional, no Russian...More

Reviewed 1 June 2017 via mobile

Cute place, great waitress. Food is average, however their strawberry shortcake is what they are famous for. Trust me it was huge and fabulous. I highly recommend it.

Reviewed 30 May 2017

Nice menu and good food. Unfortunately, the service accounts for the poor rating. We arrived for a late lunch. There were three other tables of patrons in the restaurant and 2 servers. We were seated and we asked for menus and water. Ten minutes elapsed...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine
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
  • E-mail
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