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Uptown Normal Has Everything You Could Possibly Think About Eating

There are a variety of restaurants and types of food all within the circle of Uptown Normal

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Everyone has special place in their heart for food. Whether you are craving a certain food or just in the mood to relax, there are plenty of options readily available in Uptown Normal.

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In no particular order, here are the delicious places available in Uptown Normal!

Warning: Reading on will cause hunger and an urge to spontaneously visit Uptown Normal.

La Bamba's

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La Bamba is well known for sushi AND their burritos! Weird combination, right? La Bamba has their own professional sushi chef, but have others make the burritos. It's your go-to spot when your friends are craving both (and it's affordable, too)!

Crepe Geeks

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Crepe Geeks is right across the street from Watterson Residence Hall. They have a variety of crepes available. They just recently started selling sandwiches, hot dogs and now offering ice cream crepes (is your mouth watering yet?)! Watch them make the crepe right in front of you, and enjoy every last bite.


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Medici's is a nice, sit-down restaurant for those fancier occasions. It's the perfect place for a date, and it's walking distance from campus when you may not have a car readily available. You can find a mulberry tree in the middle of the restaurant honoring the original owner and his love for trees. From burgers to pizza to pasta, Medici's has it all with its amazing service and rustic feel.

The Coffeehouse

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The Coffeehouse is a cute mom and pop shop located past the circle in Uptown Normal. They get coffee from Brazil, Kenya, India and many other countries around the globe. They pride themselves on their warm, family environment.

D.P. Dough

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When I think of D.P Dough, I think of Ben Wyatt from "Parks and Rec". I never understood his love for calzones until I had D.P. Dough. When you order the Hot Box special, you get two calzones, your choice of a side and a drink all for a super affordable price.

Coffee Hound

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Coffee Hound is the perfect place to hang out with friends or studying for a class while having their amazing cups of coffee. Their home-like atmosphere makes for a comfortable place to relax and hang out.

Emack and Bolio's Gourmet Ice Cream

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Emack's is your go-to local ice cream shop in Uptown Normal. Their far-out theme will make you seeing stars and drooling over the smells of fresh waffle cones and multitude of ice cream flavors.

Pub II

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This picture is featuring the famous cheese balls only found at Pub II. Pub II is known for their cheese balls and the original (and autographed!) khakis worn by "Jake from State Farm!" If you have a chance to eat at Pub II, do it!

Sugar Mama Bakery

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Sugar Mama Bakery is a great local place to get the best sweets in town. They are well known for their amazingly decorated (and tasting) cupcakes. The shop is small and has a cute, homey feel to it. Stop by to see what flavors they have!

Firehouse Pizza and Pub

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Who doesn't love pizza right?! If you want sit down pizza place to catch up with friends or a place to watch the big game, Firehouse is a low-key place to relax and enjoy some good pizza.

Merry Ann's Diner

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If you are looking for a new place to get some great breakfast or want to treat your guest to breakfast for dinner, Merry Ann's is a cheap diner that offers all kinds of food, 24 hours a day! If you want a milkshake at 3 a.m. or breakfast in the afternoon, Merry Ann's is the place where fun memories are made.

Maggie Miley's Irish Pub

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St. Patrick's Day is only one day in March, but the luck does not end there. Maggie Miley's Irish Pub serves some of the best Irish food and the best burgers, and they won't disappoint.

Insomnia Cookies

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Uptown Normal has a sweet tooth. You can find all things sweets at Insomnia Cookies. Insomnia Cookies can be found all around the country selling fresh cookies and great ice cream (and they're open until 3 a.m!). In the mood for both? Their cookiewich is to die for!

Jimmy John's

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The place with freaky fast delivery is less than a mile away! Everyone loves a good Jimmy John's sandwich. Get it with chips and a drink and you are all set!

The Rock Restaurant

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The Rock Restaurant is known for their fantastic Mediterranean food, specifically their gyros. They also have a wide variety of American cuisine as well -- no matter what, The Rock has something you'll love.

Windy City Wieners

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Hot dogs, mozzarella sticks, burgers, oh my! Windy City Wieners offers it all when it comes to great food. You can picture yourself right in a ballpark or at a family summer cookout with their delicious food!

Uptown Normal never falls short to offer whatever food you are feeling that day! Feeling hungry? Schedule a visit with us today, and try some of our favorite places for yourself!

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