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Bluebird Diner

330 E Market St, Iowa City, IA 52245-2171
+1 319-351-1470
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good30%
  • Average12%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“brunch” (20 reviews)
“pancakes” (26 reviews)
“omelet” (29 reviews)
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American, Cafe, Diner, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
330 E Market St, Iowa City, IA 52245-2171
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Bluebird is a place that we continue to return to, year after year. There can be a wait, especially on a Saturday morning. If you are rushed, find somewhere else but if you have the time, it is worth waiting. Food is very tasty and...More

Thank David P
Reviewed 9 March 2018

Great menu selections, especially for the vegetarians in our party. We had excellent service, went twice in one week. I love this place.

Thank Chris W
Reviewed 5 March 2018

Hash and omelets are worth the wait on weekends. Try the North Liberty location as it often has shorter lines. This is an old fashioned diner with great staff, great ingredients and family-scale prices.

Thank Mike B
Reviewed 20 February 2018

I've been to Bluebird a few times and they always have a special pancake!! The pumpkin ones in the fall were my favorite!! It takes a while to get into breakfast but its worth it!!!

Thank Gretchen M
Reviewed 4 February 2018

We were in town for a friend's funeral. We arrived early so decided to find a place for breakfast. We came upon this restaurant almost by accident! We had the Bluebird eggs breakfast and the French Toast. Both, very tasty.

Thank LCHS1972
Reviewed 28 January 2018

After reading the reviews we felt we had to try this diner but afterwards, was not sure what the fuss was about. We did come for dinner so perhaps the breakfast is much better. Although we did not have a desire to sit at the...More

Thank PhantomB222
Reviewed 26 January 2018 via mobile

Love this diner! Food and service is excellent! Love the omelets! They are very busy at breakfast time on the weekend but worth the wait!

Thank Pam Parsons H
Reviewed 24 January 2018 via mobile

We were back in Iowa City and wanted to return. It was 10:00am and my wife had Eggs Benedict’s and said they were fantastic. I had the pork chili. VERY spicy but wonderful. The wait staff and EVERYONE Wesley were so genuinely helpful. Located about...More

Thank ClintTraveler
Reviewed 16 January 2018

Atmosphere is like a little cafe or diner from yesteryear. Food was fabulous. Waitress Kendra P was delightful! Check out the Bluebird when you have a chance, you won't be disappointed.

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Reviewed 13 January 2018

I was able to park in front but the meter didn't seem to be working so I chose a window table to watch for meter attendants. As a diner I expected to get liver and onions but that wasn't on the menu. Nothing else appealed...More

Thank freddie43Kenora
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Parking Available
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
7:00 AM - 8:00 PM
7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
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
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