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Malibu Grill

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106 N Walnut St, Bloomington, IN 47404-4911
+1 812-332-4334
11:30 - 21:30
Closed now
All hours
Sun 12:00 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 11:30 - 21:30
Fri 11:30 - 22:30
Sat 12:00 - 22:30
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58 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

First let me say that they have a lot of vegetarian options, which I really appreciate. That said, the execution could be improved. They restaurant is tropical themed, why I don't know because that's not the food genre, but ok. Many at the table got steak and there was some unfortunate hair in a couple of dishes, but new plates... More 

Thank Einmichigan
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103 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Sunday night dinner after basketball game. Busy but not packed. Good service and clean. Parking no problem this night. Other nights parking might be tough. Food was good. Hot. Good size portions. We had sandwiches and several people with dinner plates with chicken. Salmon and veggies. We will return. Nice dinner. Priced reasonable.

Thank Rick47172
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3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Many of the staff are students at the local university, Indiana University. I haven't been here in years and we were not disappointed. We were seated and served quickly. We shared an entrée and dessert. The marinated pork chops were delicious. Serving size was appropriate. In fact, we had a little bit to take home. Numerous desserts were available. We... More 

Thank jillmill38
Jasper, Indiana
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59 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Good food, but not great for the price. I had the Alpine Chicken, which was good. My wife has a pizza, which was also good. But just thought the price was high for the quality and quantity.

Thank armstrongca
Bloomington, Indiana
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324 reviews
194 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 133 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016 via mobile

We dined here several times, but I was never impressed. This time had salads, pasta, pizza and drinks. There are much better choices in Bloomington. The cocktails were good, but not impressive. Everything is ordinary.

Thank TrWorldTraveler
Bloomington, Indiana
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27 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

supposed to be one of the "nicer" restaraunts in town. Nothing special about it. Many better options in Bloomington!

Thank csisken
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016 via mobile

I love everything on the menu, I've been coming here since I was little my parents would take my brother and I out to dinner once a week! Now I'm grown and am finding this to be our families go to restaurant when we're celebrating a bday or anniversary, good grades any excuse to eat here;) I love the tuna... More 

Thank Aly G
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016

We went to visit our granddaughter at school. Named a few places to eat and she was not sure where to go, being new to town. By the time we picked her and her roommate up, they decided it would be Malibu Grill. It was very noisy as we were near the band at the front door but it was... More 

Thank Dennis S
Martinsville, Indiana
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21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016

Malibu is one of the better quality restaurants/bar for Bloomington IN. This is a college town so must of the meals are created around the needs of students. This is an adult environment however well behaved kids are acceptable in the dining area. Food is good and consistent general manager is on site a lot so things don't typically get... More 

Thank Patricia D
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016 via mobile

I visit Bloomington regularly for business and always return. It never disappoints- great food with a great atmosphere. Definitely recommend.

Thank neddy

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
American, Bar, Pub, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Good for
Bar Scene, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 22:30
12:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 106 N Walnut St, Bloomington, IN 47404-4911
  • Location: United States  >  Indiana (IN)  >  Bloomington
  • Phone Number: +1 812-332-4334

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