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Swingers Bar & Grille

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
American, Bar
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1304 Cross Creek Drive, Normal, Bloomington-Normal, IL 61761
+1 309-829-5777
11:00 - 21:00
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Tue - Thu 11:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Location was great as we were visiting our son who attends ISU. Loved the atmosphere/TV's, staff very friendly and we were seated a few minutes earlier than our reservation time. Service was great and everyone's food was very good at a good price. The only thing I would not recommend is the hamburger which was made from a frozen hamburger... More 

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

So our experience starts with finding out that the croquettes that were tagged as "GF" for gluten free, really were not cooked in a gluten free fryer. I have celiac disease, so the fact that I will now be sick for several days, obviously was not a concern to whomever put them on the menu as "GF". It continues with... More 

Thank Brandi P
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2017 via mobile

Very good food across the menu. Carpet was dirty and needs to be cleaned or replaced. Just a little rough around the edges. Bathrooms were clean.

Thank BobK898
Bloomington, Illinois
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016

Swingers Bar and Grille is a nice play to stop for a casual dinner. Don't let the name fool you: it is more than just a bar with food, although the beer and wine selections are great. The dining has always been very good, and the crowds in the place attest to its quality. In addition to nice soups, salads... More 

Thank PrairieManIllinois
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99 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016 via mobile

I've been a fan of this place since they opened. I eat here a couple times a year and always have a good experience. The ambience is nice and drink options plentiful, and service is usually very good. On my most recent visit we discovered they have a new menu and new chef. I was disappointed by the new menu... More 

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Bloomington, Illinois
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28 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

Interesting enough Swingers is not what one thinks it is. It a fun place to hit golf balls and the have a great dinner. The area to hit golf balls (like a driving range) is heated during the colder months! So you can hit balls all year. I have been going to Swingers fro many years. I hosted my daughters... More 

Thank sls8558
Bloomington, Illinois
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

I normally eat here at least once a month. The restaurant either has too many servers, or not enough. They can't seem to find the sweet spot were the customers don't have to wait. Food was just OK. I had one of the weekly special's that was a Citrus Pork Torta. For some reason they used cilantro, and left the... More 

Thank CopperAddict
Chicago, Illinois
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7 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016

Decent food, family friendly atmosphere, moderate price range, nice variety on menu, excellent service.

Thank 760maryf
Evergreen Park, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016

We love this place. We have been going here for the last 4 years while visiting our daughter at ISU. We discovered this place from a tip by a family member who lives in the area, or we would not have ever tried this place. The setting is weird. An exceptional restaurant connected to a golf pro shop and driving... More 

Thank deestand
Bloomington, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016 via mobile

Recently had dinner at Swingers. Sat near the bar at a high top table. Actually, it was nice because we had space around us and it was not too noisy which made conversation easier. The food was very good--we had prime rib and maple cheddar burger. The service was great--thank you Max!! Highly recommend!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Highchairs Available
Good for
Bar Scene, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1304 Cross Creek Drive, Normal, Bloomington-Normal, IL 61761
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Bloomington-Normal  >  Normal
  • Phone Number: +1 309-829-5777
Swingers is a fresh grille and wine bar that invites guests to discover the sensational flavors of a seasonally-inspired menu and award-winning international wine list in a casually-sophisticated ambiance. At Swingers Grille, we pride ourselves on offering our guests: Seasonally-Inspired dining choices expertly designed to excite and surprise the palate An award-winning international wine list featuring diverse wine selections that personalize the dining experience Monthly wine,spirit & beer paired dinners. Knowledgeable, approachable service that inspires confidence A casually-sophisticated adult ambiance that feels warm and inviting.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?