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Vera Mae's Bistro

209 S Walnut St, Muncie, IN 47305-2803
+1 765-747-4941
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  • Excellent62%
  • Very good23%
  • Average6%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible3%
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209 S Walnut St, Muncie, IN 47305-2803
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great food, great staff. Little eclectic fine dining restaurant nestled in the heart of downtown. If you are looking for something special for dinner in a wonderful old artistic setting, Vera Mae's is the place. Enjoy

Thank chomp2k
KentShuff, Owner at Vera Mae's Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

You are so kind! Please join us again, soon. :)

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We walked away from dinner utterly appalled at our experience. I ordered the $35 Scallops and was shocked that 1 of the 4 scallops was burned completely black. I tried eating the other scallops that weren’t burned, but they were chewy and overcooked. The asparagus...More

Thank Erin S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Was treated to a birthday celebration here this year. Great food and service in a quaint downtown location.

Thank Carol R
KentShuff, Owner at Vera Mae's Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Wonderful!! Here's to many more birthdays and future visits to Vera Mae's!! :). 🎂

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This place is wonderful. Friendly and attentive service and very good food and menu for Muncie. I went there on a Thursday night, and ended up going back on Saturday too. It's near the Horizon convention center and the Courtyard Marriott hotel. There is ample...More

Thank Chris L
KentShuff, Owner at Vera Mae's Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

How kind of you to write! When in Muncie again, please keeps us in mind. :)

Reviewed 18 May 2017

From the call to the friendly and efficient person who took my reservation to the last bite of the delicious gourmet dessert, it was a great experience! Though the house was very busy, our waiter (I wish I had written his name down - he...More

Thank Elaine M
KentShuff, Owner at Vera Mae's Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 19 May 2017

How kind of you to write. We will certainly be looking forward to your return, Elaine!

Reviewed 17 May 2017

While small, this menu is outstanding. It has unique drinks to cover any palate from sweet, to dry, to savory. The bartender is welcoming and very professional without being overbearing. He takes care of costomers well in a friendly way. I had a pomogranitini and...More

Thank Pinkiu
KentShuff, Owner at Vera Mae's Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 18 May 2017

Thank you so very much! Please join us again whenever you are in Muncie and Carlos will take care of you!! :)

Reviewed 11 May 2017 via mobile

Enjoyable place for dinner. Friendly staff and owners. Good food, drinks and wine selections. We had the porterhouse chop, dill cod, special blackened salmon and NY strip. You have the choice of salad or French onion soup. The soup is excellent. The food is good...More

Thank Rudyer
KentShuff, Owner at Vera Mae's Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 11 May 2017

Thank you so much for yet another visit!! :)

Reviewed 6 May 2017 via mobile

I can't stop thinking about the meal my husband and I recently had here. We got there early, just after 5, on a Wednesday. We did have reservations, but there were very few there at that time. By 6, it was getting full. We had...More

Thank Greengirl87
KentShuff, Owner at Vera Mae's Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 9 May 2017

We're so happy that you had such an enjoyable anniversary celebratory dinner!! We just love happy endings. :) Hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed 14 March 2017

Vera Mae's has created a wonderful european vibe . You will feel like you have been transformed into a quant bistro in the south of France . The food and service is first class at reasonable prices . Go for a special occasion or anytime...More

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KentShuff, Owner at Vera Mae's Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 15 March 2017

Thank you so very much!! Great experiences is what we strive for. Hope to see you again soon!!! :)

Reviewed 21 February 2017

I was completely relaxed as I dined on quiche and fresh fruit surrounded by lovely paintings, impeccable service, and an atmosphere that invites one to have a leisurely meal and to just stay awhile.

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KentShuff, Owner at Vera Mae's Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 22 February 2017

Thank you so much!!! Please join us again soon. :)

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I'm assuming under 21 years old can enter? My son is wanting to take his prom date to Vera Mae's.
3 May 2016|
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Response from katsusanna | Reviewed this property |
Yes, it would be a lovely place to take a prom date! :)
Is there a dress code?
15 July 2015|
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Response from DaBaronVH | Reviewed this property |
Doesn't appear to be a dress code per se... I wouldn't go any less than business casual however. It's classier than jeans and a t-shirt or shorts let's keep it that way
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Average prices
USD 20 - USD 30
Restaurant features
Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Outdoor Seating, Highchairs Available
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Open Hours
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 209 S Walnut St, Muncie, IN 47305-2803
    (Jackson Street)
  • Location: United States  >  Indiana (IN)  >  Muncie
  • Phone Number: +1 765-747-4941
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Opening its doors in 1999, Vera Mae’s began its story as a lunch delivery and catering business through its South Walnut street storefront in downtown Muncie. Owner Kent Shuff pioneered the revitalization of Muncie’s historical district and later expanded the restaurant in 2002.

Formerly Ballard Hardware, Kent and co-owner and partner, Steve Fennimore created the Ballaird Hall, increasing the original Bistro from 54 seats to 210 seats.

Come explore the living history of a Midwestern staple. On our walls you will find part namesake, Vera Yates (Kent's Grandmother) at her restaurant and gas station, along with David Letterman on an evening out. Everything has a story as the modern local art and historic architectural elements combine for an intoxicating evening of hand-crafted cuisine and delectable drinks.
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