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500 W 3rd St, Bloomington, IN 47404-5112
+1 812-339-3335
Sunday
Closed
Hours:
Tue - Sat 10:00 - 16:00
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Madison, Indiana, United States
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13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Just love Hinkles! My husband always tells me stories about them when he grew up in Madison. Love their food, all of it. Just a little restaurant with a lot of good memories for my hubby!

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Mountains of Pennsylvania
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65 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2016

I just experienced what I believe to be the finest burger of my long quest!! Shingles is then old fashioned, burger joint of yore that I have missed so badly! No frozen hockey pucks here. Meat ground daily, a handful thrown on the flat top, squished down with the spatula and cooked just right with fried onions. I loved every... More 

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Thank Robleym68
Chesapeake, Virginia
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392 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 136 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016

With my frequent business trips to Bloomington, early on I used TripAdvisor for recommendations on the numerous restaurants and hotels available. Scrolling down the listed, Hinkle’s Hamburgers caught my eye as a place I needed to visit. Being from the Lexington, KY area, Hinkle’s instantly reminded me of another one of a kind burger joint, “Burgers Shakes”, I’ve been going... More 

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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145 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 June 2016

This is basically a lunch restaurant since they are only open Mon-Sat from 10-4. The menu is not huge but they have great burgers. Also there is not a large dining room and you may have to wait for your food but it is worth the wait. This restaurant says that they grind their own beef every day for their... More 

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Thank TLunedi
Bedford, Indiana
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73 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 March 2016 via mobile

This spot is always busy so do not go if you are pressed for time. I normally have to wait 30-45 mins to get my food but it is worth the wait for sure. Pretty sure they are cash only so that is sort of a bummer but the food is worth it. The burgers and fries are amazing. Fresh... More 

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Thank Kara E
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14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 March 2016

The place is tiny and wasn't designed to have large crowds of people who all want to sit inside. My friends and I happened to show up during a lunch rush, struggled to find a seat, and waited what felt like forever for our food. Two of my friends and I ordered milkshakes -- all three different flavors. The thickness... More 

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Terre Haute, Indiana
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236 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 February 2016

We were in search of a local burger joint and Hinkle's sure fit the bill. Hinkle's has been in business since 1930, a tiny dive of a restaurant where you order at the counter and wait for you name to be called. It smells like greasy burger heaven in a good way. We ordered burgers and fries. The meat is... More 

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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55 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 January 2016

I've been to Hinkle for years. Don't expect anything gormet. This is a place where the burgers are freshly cooked in front of everyone. Make sure you know what you want because it moves fast. The fries are great, but not the onion rings which are way too greasy. But it's Hoosier food at its best. Check times and not... More 

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Walton, Indiana
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74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2015

When in school at Bloomington, we ate at Hinkle's on Tenth Street when the burgers were 15 cents each. They are $2.05 now and still taste very good. I would go there at least once a week if we lived in Bloomington. It is crowded to eat in and there is a line at lunch hours but well worth the... More 

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Newburgh, Indiana
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60 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2015

Hinkles has been an institution in Bloomington since the 60's. There is one in Madison, In, too. Small counter, get 'em and go. Fresh buns and fixings, Hinkles has been feeding I.U. kdids for years. I miss the 3rd St location off Fee.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Fast food
Meals
Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Tuesday
10:00 - 16:00
Wednesday
10:00 - 16:00
Thursday
10:00 - 16:00
Friday
10:00 - 16:00
Saturday
10:00 - 16:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 500 W 3rd St, Bloomington, IN 47404-5112
  • Location: United States  >  Indiana (IN)  >  Bloomington
  • Phone Number: +1 812-339-3335

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