BuffaLouie’s created a niche in the Bloomington restaurant market when we opened our doors in 1987, bringing our family recipes and personal hands-on management to the forefront. Back then, buffalo-style chicken wings were considered an appetizer.
BuffaLouie’s fast became very popular among the athletic programs at Indiana University. As the restaurant industry evolved over the past 25 years, BuffaLouie’s has become well known to the students of I.U., along with the local residents of Bloomington.
We also had the pleasure to serve coach Bob Knight and his coaching staff, as well as the basketball camps he ran each summer. Some speculate that former head coach Bill Mallory returned to the IU football staff just so he can get his “Buffas” fix again. In the past, he and the staff would enjoy our wings every Sunday as they watched the previous day’s game in the coach’s film room.
It’s not surprising to see the IU basketball and football players in the restaurant each week to get their fix of “Buffas.” The walls are covered with an abundance of IU memorabilia. It has truly become an IU institution.
Our philosophy is simple: Serve quality food, prepared fresh and made-to-order, using the finest ingredients in a family friendly environment. We take great pride in putting our name on our famous trademarked products. From our famous wings served in our homemade sauces, 1/2 pound burgers, garden-fresh salads, and specialty sandwiches, we’ve become a favorite for Hoosiers of all ages!