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“Consistent Food and Service.”
Review of Malibu Grill

Malibu Grill
Ranked #12 of 361 Restaurants in Bloomington
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$0 - US$20
Cuisines: American
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Reviewed September 26, 2017

We eat at Malibu Grill every time we visit our son at IU! Great menu with large variety to choose from. The food is always consistent and service is also very good. It is one of our favorite restaurants in Bloomington.This past time we were very disappointed with the wait. We called ahead 20 minutes before we arrived and our name was on the waiting list. We were misinformed for over an hour while waiting there to be seated. If we were told up front that the wait would have been over an hour, we might not have waited. But we kept being told different things; when we arrived we were the 3rd table to be sat and then we were told we were the next table over and over again while we watched other people getting seated. Their reservation/call ahead/walk in policy should be reviewed. They just seemed so disorganized up front at the hostess stand. I understand it was a very busy night...luckily the food and service at the table made up for our wait.

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Thank Allison T
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Reviewed September 7, 2017

My husband and I had lunch here on Labor Day weekend. Staff was extremely friendly and helped clean off and set up table outside. Prompt service. We had hamburgers and fries; local beef took this typical fare up a notch and fries couldn't be better made with real potatoes. Nice alternative since two other nearby restaurants served only brunch on Sundays and we wanted lunch, not breakfast.

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Thank Becky053
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Reviewed September 4, 2017

The food is excellent but kinda pricey for the location. This restaurant is definitely about locals dining large, alums impressing business associates, and parents celebrating or treating students to a break from dorm food during a weekend visit. We loved it.

The food menu has a nice variety of salads, steaks and pasta, but I just wish they had a more expansive on-tap beer menu to match it. That's being picky, I know. The staff were wonderfully attentive and helpful without being intrusive.

We ate inside, which is dark and cozy with many big screen tvs to keep up with the game of the day without being loud and obnoxious. There is sidewalk patio seating right on the edge of the busy square street - which may be a plus or a minus depending on your point of view.

We'll go back.

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Thank PatMellen
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Reviewed September 2, 2017 via mobile

We are here for our anniversary celebration on Labor Day weekend. It has a very good menu and the food was all good. The value was not great as many entrees are pricey by big city standards. The staff were nice and helpful. I wish they would take reservations as we would like to return.

Thank Steve F
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Reviewed September 1, 2017 via mobile

Really nice place to have a special evening. Live music. Classy place. Good service. Elegant atmosphere but not stuffy!

Thank Rhonda P
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