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Bluebird Diner

) #8 of 206 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” (28 reviews)
“hash browns” (15 reviews)
Open Now
07:00 - 21:00All hours
American, Cafe, Diner, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
330 E Market St, Iowa City, IA 52245-2171
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

There were 6 of us at the table, ages 5 to 74. We had a wide varieties for the orders: breakfast, sandwich, salads. Everything was good. It looked good, it tasted good. It was served well. I was impressed with everything. Will want to go...More

Thank Linda T
Reviewed 2 days ago

Excellent food, huge portions & reasonably priced. Attentive service with a funky vibe. We'd definitely return.

Thank Keri5476
Reviewed 1 week ago

Bluebird Diner charges have been showing up on my credit card statements for the last eight years as both of our children attended school in the IC and they always wanted to eat here when we visited. Most of the time there's a wait but...More

Thank Lee W
Reviewed 1 week ago

We have eaten at the Bluebird Diner a few times when visiting Iowa City, and have found it to be consistently very good. The menu is extensive, with many unique choices, especially during breakfast hours. Menu items are very reasonably priced, and servings are generously...More

Thank Dare2BGroovy
Reviewed 1 week ago

It's not a visit to Iowa City without a breakfast here. Solid food and service. Feel like I'm home again. See you next visit!

Thank JavaHouseMN
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Good hearty breakfast. Try the Kokatoa (sp?). Omelette filled with cream cheese and meat. I highly recommend it. Excellent

Thank COLOFLTraveler
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The Bluebird's fried chicken on Thursday evenings is the best in town. Old café atmosphere and friendly wait staff. Wonderful breakfasts especially their eggs Benedict.go early for breakfast or you'll meet a line. Their pasta tends to be boring but there's good hamburgers and fries

Thank locherj
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It's hard to screw up a breakfast but it's also hard to be exceptional. This place us exceptional. The bacon, Asparagus, cheese, omelette was outstanding along with its potatoes. My wife had the steel cut oatmeal and loved it the atmosphere is sort of out...More

Thank ClintTraveler
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Good breakfast that's a 5-7 min walk from Hotel Vetro. Can eat in or out. Retro decor. Eggs done to perfection. Good coffee. Would return.

Thank Sblevin
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Nice diner - I liked the decor. Staff friendly and honest. Told me the truth about the house wine and it was pretty drinkable. Food was good and meal was reasonably priced.

Thank MinnSam
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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
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, 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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