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Bluebird Diner

330 E Market St, Iowa City, IA 52245-2171
+1 319-351-1470
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good30%
  • Average11%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (22 reviews)
“pancakes” (32 reviews)
“omelet” (32 reviews)
Open Now
7:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m. Hours
American, Cafe, Diner, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
330 E Market St, Iowa City, IA 52245-2171
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Has an extensive breakfast and lunch menu. Light on the dinner selections. Food is well prepared and service is excellent. Prepare to wait in line when busy and the waiting area is outside. Unless it’s raining or snowing, it’s worth the wait.

Thank easyflier
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We came here from Minneapolis for the Hawkeyes homecoming game. The diner had a great small town feel and awesome food. Highly recommend if you’re visiting Iowa City!

Thank Derek S
Reviewed September 30, 2018

We were in line here for a long time, over an hour, then when they sat us, they announced, no more breakfast, and what I was wanting were pancakes, we haven't been there again. The chairs are not comfortable, and it is crowded, don't know...More

Thank Carolyn H
Reviewed September 23, 2018 via mobile

We waited for a table on a Sunday for 45 minutes. Luckily it was a beautiful morning and there were a ton of people waiting for a table. So worth the wait, great food and service that we’re glad we waited! We will be back...More

Thank Tim D
Reviewed September 14, 2018

Found this place on Trip Advisor and was NOT disappointed! Good variety of menu choices. Food tasted great, fast service, unique and fun atmosphere. Could eat inside or on the outside patio. Was easy to find. Will eat there again if we are ever in...More

Thank Marilyn M
Reviewed September 6, 2018 via mobile

This is the only place you can get gluten free pancakes, and they are very good! You can add toppings and mix-ins to your pancakes as well! Love their breakfast. Omelets, sausage, corned beef hash, it’s all excellent

Thank Stephanie K
Reviewed August 25, 2018

We loved this cute little diner, in the University area. Young, fun staff, and great fresh food, with breakfast being served all day. Funky decorations, with pix of people/things with Bird related names (Lady Bird Johnson, Larry Bird, The Millennium Falcon, etc) but mysteriously, no...More

Thank Jim T
Reviewed August 19, 2018 via mobile

Had lunch here today and was very pleased with the food. Been trying to get in for a couple months and it seemed whenever we went, it was always 1/2 hour wait or more for a table. Serves breakfast all day

Thank Bryan R
Reviewed August 19, 2018 via mobile

Great brunch spot. We all enjoyed our breakfasts. The coffee was absolutely fantastic. Really great waitress. The pancakes were wonderful. Chorizo and eggs were good too.

Thank Katie K
Reviewed August 18, 2018

Had it a year ago and it’s still good. My only complaint was that we sat on the front patio next to a couple with a large dog which we didn’t see until we sat down. It was probably about 50 pounds and wanted to...More

Thank COLOFLTraveler
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
7:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
7:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
7:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
7:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
7:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
7:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
7:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
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
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