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Garden of Paradise

1412 East Empire Bloomington IL, Bloomington, IL 61701
(309) 585-0255
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  • Excellent38%
  • Very good38%
  • Average11%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible4%
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“saganaki” (2 reviews)
“gyros” (2 reviews)
Closes in 20 min
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American, Greek
1412 East Empire Bloomington IL, Bloomington, IL 61701
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I had their standard breakfast while I waited for my car to be finished. The service was good,alot of food for not much.

Thank Window125
Reviewed 18 April 2017 via mobile

First time eating here. Old school lunch specials! Very good selection! Potato soup was great! Creamy and good, not just heated up water with potatoes in it. Tenderloin was very good and tasty. Owner seated me & was very nice. The staff is very nice...More

Thank Todd M
Reviewed 20 March 2017 via mobile

A Co-worker dines here so I decided to stop in.They have daily specials.and close at 3pm on sunday.I ordered the gyro platter.It comes with several items you don't get on the regular gyro.The food is good.I v would like to try a few other things...More

Thank Jeff M
Reviewed 24 February 2017 via mobile

I have always loved GOP. The owners and employees are super friendly and accommodating. The food is typical of a Greek restaurant (a slang from Chicago for these types of restaurants - I know the owners aren't Greek) that has some of almost everything. All...More

Thank art r
Reviewed 24 January 2017

So glad GOP is finally back among us! A great place for weekend breakfast. Same great food and service.

Thank RaceGirl83
Reviewed 12 January 2017

Great service, great menu and truly the best chicken noodle soup I have ever had. So excited the restaurant re opened. The renovations are beautiful and menu still has same amazing options. Thank you for staying in our community.

Thank MIrvinGM
Reviewed 5 January 2017

Garden of Paradise has undergone a face lift with a wonderfully decorated interior remodel. Our waitress was very attentive, with coffeepot in hand when she greeted us. Even through they were busy, our breakfast order was both taken quickly and served in a very short...More

Thank LucyLucerne
Reviewed 28 November 2016 via mobile

Good food, quick service, clean, well run restaurant. Nice complete menu. Family friendly. Long time business breakfast, lunch, dinner. Good value

Thank rmuckey1
Reviewed 6 November 2016 via mobile

Even though since their re-opening I've had a few bumps in the food quality, the issues were corrected immediately and they went beyond what they needed to do to correct it. The staff are very friendly and accommodating. Though they are usually very busy, the...More

Thank xtreme7
Reviewed 21 February 2016

We went into this restaurant thinking it was another restaurant. This was a mistake which had a very happy ending. Once inside, we decided to stay. It is a family-friendly, family-owned and operated restaurant. Clean, bright and comfy with very friendly, efficient staff. I had...More

Thank David D
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available
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Open Hours
06:00 - 15:00
06:00 - 22:00
06:00 - 22:00
06:00 - 22:00
06:00 - 22:00
06:00 - 22:00
06:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1412 East Empire Bloomington IL, Bloomington, IL 61701
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Bloomington
  • Phone Number: (309) 585-0255
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