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Janko's Little Zagreb
Janko's Little Zagreb

Janko's Little Zagreb Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.littlezagreb.com/
  • Phone: (812) 332-0694
  • Hours of Operation:

    Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - Close, Friday & Saturday: 4:30pm - Close
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Steakhouse, Seafood
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Beer, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 6th & Morton
  • Parking: Street Parking
A word from Janko's Little Zagreb
Janko's Little Zagreb is the place for the best steaks in the Midwest. Located at 6th and Morton in downtown Bloomington, Indiana, Janko's Little Zagreb has been the home of tender, thick, daily cut steaks and an impressive selection of fine wines and beer for over 25 years. Open Monday through Saturday for dinner, Janko's Little Zagreb also serves a variety of Yugoslavian dishes and top-notch St. Louis-style barbecue ribs. Vegetarian meals are also available. Reservations are accepted and encouraged, and the atmosphere is casual and leisurely.Continued
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Diner Reviews
  • "Came to Bloomington to check out I.U. With my son. This place was recommended by an IU alumnus. Pretty hefty price tag for the shabby place that it is. Rolls were barely warm and salad was extremely average. My steak was very good. My son had the ribs and found the sauce a little too spicy. The meal was fine but nothing to write home about and certainly not worth $80 in Bloomington - or anywhere."
    Dined on 7/10/2014
  • "The steaks were great, the service was great as well. If you want a great steak, go to Jankos."
    Dined on 7/9/2014
  • "Had reservation, got seated immediately, great service and great food!!"
    Dined on 7/8/2014
  • "Outstanding steaks, very ordinary otherwise, no options on sides, no up-grade on salad. Huge steaks, bigger than necessary, are very good but not enough to justify prices."
    Dined on 7/8/2014
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "Our party of four - my husband and I and our twenty-something daughter and her boyfriend - enjoyed a wonderful dinner with good wine and a dose of typical Zagreb's atmosphere. The Hungarian meatballs were spicy but so good and everyone's steaks were grilled to perfection."
    Dined on 6/26/2014
  • "Food is great! Love the full rack of rib app with the rolls. Had the porterhouse and could not finish half of it. Portions of meat are huggggeee! Place was exactly the same from when I used to take my IU football Tackle brother and his TE roommate their for dinner back in the early 1990's. I mean nothing has changed right down to the "welcome IU Football Recruits" sign on the wall. Really one of the best steaks in the Midwest. It isn't cheap, but worth it if you get near Bloomington,IN. Right down the street from the Hilton Garden Inn."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "Wonderful service and wonderful food. After 20 years of eating here it's still my favorite place to go."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "I't all about the steak !!!! I got the Porterhouse this time, and it was so large my daughter and I split it. Salad & potato are very generic."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "I can almost always find something to criticize...Not here, though. Everything was great. Best filet I've had in decades . Lobster was excellent. Baked potato, perfect. I even ate the salad ( it was THAT good ). It was well worth the drive from Noblesville to Bloomington for this meal...Yes, it was THAT good !"
    Dined on 6/16/2014
    Dined on 6/17/2014
  • "The steak here is awesome, so don't interpret the 3 stars as "I wont get a great meal", but the ambiance simply does not match the price tag. We ate at glorified picnic tables (complete with red and white checkered table cloths) but ended up with a $50 meal from 2 entrees alone. It was a great night with friends, but the experience just seemed a little miss matched."
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "We enjoy their steaks and lamb chops! We also added a lobster tail to our dinner and it was exceptional. The food is the best ! The steaks come exactly as you order them with the rub and juiciness perfect needing no steak sauce."
    Dined on 6/11/2014
  • "I had the Tomahawk Ribeye, 2+ pounds of goodness. Food is consistently great, one of my absolute favorite restaurants."
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "Love to go here for special occasions with friends and family. Wonderful steaks and atmosphere. Service is always great."
    Dined on 6/2/2014
  • "We had a reservation over a week in advance of dining here. When we arrived, the host said it would be "just a few minutes." 30 minutes later we still had not been seated. The table was not ready until 45 minutes after our reservation time. Meanwhile, they were constantly sitting walk-ins in front of us instead of combining two tables to sit our group of 8. The host did absolutely nothing to try to rectify the situation, and did not even apologize for making us wait so long. I am not sure that they understand the concept of a reservation. They also were somehow out of porterhouses. I don't see how a steakhouse can run out of a steak. Overall, a very poor experience."
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "This is definitely a place that is for special occasions. The prices are a little too steep for just a random night out. I would recommend couples to try it at least once. The ribeye was on my top 3 list. Perfectly seasoned and cooked. Our service was great! "
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "If you are a steak and meat lover, this is the place to be. The portions are huge, and very tasty. The only downfall would be that they do not offer a good selection for those who like to have heavy salad/vegetable meals with small portions of meat. But this is a hometown favorite and very well known restaurant for those who come to Bloomington. … it is legendary."
    Dined on 5/29/2014
  • "My parents brought me here for the first time when I was in school at IU over 20 years ago. We made a point to go to Little Zagreb every time they visited and I continue to bring a group of friends every Memorial weekend. Everyone I have brought here has been impressed. All steaks are cooked to perfection."
    Dined on 5/23/2014
  • "They make a big deal about grilling their rolls. Except what you get is a stale supermarket roll with grill marks. Their salads are anemic and perfunctory. The service is fine, but primarily eye candy (apparently Janko has a thing for very slim 20 year olds with smallish chests). The reason you go to Janko's is the meat... the steaks, chicken and seafood is very good. Oozing flavor and moist, there is a reason the place has been around forever. The price tag for their steaks is steep, but no where near as bad as some of the high end steak places in Indy (30% less than Morton's or St. Elmo's). Bloomington is a town of good places to eat, but Janko's is the one upscale steak in town."
    Dined on 5/23/2014
  • "Not your typical high end steakhouse. It's down home friendly, excellent appetizers, best steaks we have ever had, and wonderful dessert! The wait staff are very friendly! Nothing fancy about the place, tables & chairs & booths, IU memorabilia all over and a bit loud! However, best steaks ever!"
    Dined on 5/22/2014
  • "wonderful steak, quiet night. it was great to go on a Monday when it was not quite so busy. Enjoyed the service and meal and of course company."
    Dined on 5/19/2014
  • "We have lived in the Bloomington area for over 15 years and have heard nothing but good things about Little Zagrebs. We finally had a chance to try it and we were really excited. While the venue was great, the service left something to be desired. The staff was mostly concerned with the sports that were on television. As for the food, I love supporting local restaurants, but the price of the steak was way too high for the quality. I can go to a chain and get a steak that is seasoned better and cost less. This makes me really sad. "
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "The steaks here are THE BEST! Seriously, they are the best. I've eaten a lot of steaks, lots of price ranges, and this is the absolute best. We also love the staff. All the staff is committed to great, attentive service. The salad, potato, and rolls are good but nothing special...but you shouldn't be coming for the salad or potato...the steak is so awesome that I'd be coming here if you didn't get any sides. Do yourself a favor and pay the extra $1 for the blue cheese salad dressing, you won't regret it. But now for the steak...it is so juicy, so flavorful, and always cooked perfectly. These guys are the steak experts. Even if you want it well or medium well, it's still juicy, but I don't know why you wouldn't want it med-rare! Love it!!! "
    Dined on 5/16/2014
  • "If you visit Bloomington you have not really experienced everything if you do not make a stop a Janko's. A fine dining steak house nestled into a cool city block of Bloomington Indiana. No pretense, now suit and tie needed! Simple red and white checked tablecloths and IU memorabilia covering the walls. The menu is simple and the food is on point. Start with some meatballs and try the NY Strip it will NEVER disappoint. Janko's is were I took my wife on our first date over 24 years ago and we still are regular diners there to this day. Do yourself a favor, stop and experience the great wait staff and wonderful food to be had at Janko's when your in town "
    Dined on 5/13/2014
  • "Very unclean and unappetizing. Salad service is next to host/check-in desk half covered in foil. Wait staff constantly going around customers waiting to be seated. At one point I saw the host put the menus for the next group on top of the foil! Yuk! We also saw a roach crawling to the kitchen. Dark, dingy, loud, crowded and the food was no saving grace. The fish was dry and unseasoned. Filet was slightly better. It was graduation weekend and we were grateful to get the reservation, but very sorry afterwards."
    Dined on 5/9/2014
  • "We celebrated our son's graduation from IU at Janko's Little Zagreb. The steaks were delicious and my daughter-in-law said the salmon was the best she ever had. The wait staff was friendly and very attentive. The atmosphere was relaxed and loved our experience. Our reservation was at 4:30 and that is the exact time we were seated. Great place to dine."
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "I made a reservation on March 31 for May 10, which is IU graduation day. The restaurant requires a $25 credit card deposit just to make the reservation. We got there a half hour early for a 7:30 reservation, but weren't seated until 8:15. It was literally a mob scene. While you have to remain at the entrance to wait for your party to be called, there is absolutely no place to sit and no room to stand. It was chaotic and uncomfortable with others in my party relegated to standing on the street. The restaurant obviously overbooked in spite of insisting on credit card information just to make the reservation. When we finally got served, the waitress got all 3 orders totally wrong. In the end two of us ate steaks we never ordered. "
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "we celebrated our daughter's graduation at Janko's. We asked her to pick her favorite restaurant and she chose Janko's because of the steak. the steaks were delicious, cooked just right and with very generous portions. the service was great too!"
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "The steak was fabulous ... juicy, cooked just right! The service was super as well. The entire Janko's experience definitely lived-up to their excellent reputation. It was a GREAT way to top-off the celebration of our son's graduation from IU Bloomington!"
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "This is the best restaurant in town for steak. Highly recommend."
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "I made a 5:30 reservation and didn't get sat until 6. The restaurant definitely needs to get a better handle on their reservation times to be sure parties get sat at their respective times."
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "Have been here before and expect to wait, but this was a madhouse. 9pm reservations seated at close to 10pm. It would be nice if they just sent a manager to the front of the restaurant to apologize and let people know how late they are running rather than let the poor host take a verbal beating all night from angry patrons. Once seated, the food was good, but not what I come to expect, especially for the price. One of the two filets ordered at the table was overcooked, one was just right. The tuna my wife ordered was very poor quality...dry even though it was cooked rare. Didnt send back because we were already close to 10:30pm when food came out."
    Dined on 5/9/2014
  • "I have been going to Janko's all of my life. The food is always great. I know the type of service, the quality of food and all at a great price. I am definitely a customer for life and my mother in law to be became a customer for life on Saturday!! "
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "Not impressed. Made our reservation weeks in advance and were still seated 40 min. late and were not able to sit with the rest of our group as requested because there weren't enough tables. The salad was ok but the dressings were awful. For the prices they charge, home made dressings would have been expected. The rolls were stale and even though the steaks were good, they were way too pricey. Probably won't return or recommend this place to friends. "
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "Our reservation was at 2100. We arrived at 2100 and told we would have a 20 minute wait. At 2130 we hadn't been summoned so we asked for an estimate of when we might be seated. We were told there were five tables ahead of us and that it could not be determined when we would be seated. We were finally seated about 2200. It would have been nice to at least have been offered a complimentary glass of wine while we waited."
    Dined on 5/9/2014
  • " Excellent food and service as always. A"
    Dined on 5/9/2014
  • "Our last visit was so terrible that I never wanted to go back, but my boyfriend convinced me to give it another try. This time we had excellent service and the steak was perfect. "
    Dined on 5/2/2014
  • "My wife and I had an awesome experience! All aspects from the appetizer, main courses, to the deserts we amazing! Our waitress Alexis also took great care of us and made us feel special! "
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "I had read several reviews about Janko's and it met our expectations and more. If you like spicy food, try the meatball appetizer. We ordered many different beef options (as we were a party of 8) and each steak was juicy and cooked to each person's request. The staff was friendly and accommodating to the changes we needed to make in our reservations. We will eat at Janko the next time we are in Btown!"
    Dined on 4/25/2014