Janko's Little Zagreb
Janko's Little Zagreb

Janko's Little Zagreb

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.littlezagreb.com/
  • Phone: 8123320694
  • Hours of Operation:


    Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - Close, Friday & Saturday: 4:30pm - Close
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Seafood, Steakhouse
  • 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.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerSteak
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked 1000-Point Tables
Janko's Little Zagreb reviews from OpenTable diners
193 reviews since June 27, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.5
    Service4.5
  • Ambiance3.5
    Noise LevelEnergetic
94% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (92)special occasion (90)good for groups (72)fit for foodies (53)hot spot (40)notable wine list (37)kid-friendly (19)romantic (8)great for lunch (5)vibrant bar scene (3)late-night find (2)great for brunch (2)great for outdoor dining (1)Show More
  • The steaks are magnificent!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 10/21/2014
    The steak was the best I've ever had, and they're priced accordingly. They also have an excellent wine selection. Those two things together make for the start of a great steak dinner. However, the rest of the meal - the salad, accouterments and side dishes are pretty average. Its almost like you were paying $48 for a great steak and a glass of wine and eating it at Denny's. If they could amp up the rest of the menu and bring some life into the decor this place could be an all-around special place. With all that said, if you love steak and want the best steak, and don't care about all of that other stuff, then this place is perfect. I highly recommend this restaurant and I'll come here again and again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Perfect!
    JulesTools
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    Awesome dinner...just what you want---salad, steak and potato!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Casual Environment - Upscale Menu
    Naper
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    In-spite of being seated 20 min past our reservation time, the service providers were courteous and efficient from the host to the wait staff. Great Steaks (we had the Rib-eye & a Filet) & Wine list ( Caymus Pinot Noir) - I'd pass on the "specialty" meatball appetizers - not pleasing for either of our tastes.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Love Little Zagreb
    Pops04
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    Post IU Homecoming game and the food and the staff did a wonderful job keeping pace with the crowd. The meatballs are a must and my steak was done to a perfect medium. Great time, great value!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Pricey but good
    IUdad
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    We went on homecoming weekend so the place was packed. Very noisy. We had to yell to talk to each other. The prices were pretty steep but the food was excellent! Everybody had steak and all were very happy. The spicy meatballs appetizer was good too. Good wine list as well. The best part of the experience was the service by far! The wait staff were super busy but always smiling, took the time to talk to you about the food and wine and were very efficient. Great place for a great steak and some fun but expect a big check too.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love this place
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    Little Zagreb's always delivers a fun dining experience. Excellent food and service. Tasty steaks. Great wine list
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • IU weekend
    Patricia
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    Found this restaurant listed as one of Bloomington's best. With mixed reviews, we gave it a shot. Mingled with regulars while we waited to be seated- that was good. Very loud, but went with another couple-not a quiet evening. Atmosphere of a sports bar with amazing steaks! Would definitely go back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pricey But Good
    Dman
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    Janko's Little Zagreb is a Bloomington institution and always good. A little pricey, but great steaks and good service. A hole in the wall atmosphere with checked tablecloth lends to the Steakhouse ambiance. Nothing fancy...just good steak!
    Special Features:
    hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Place
    unforgettableexperience
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    Little Zagrebs is one of the best neighborhood restaurants in the state and maybe in the Midwest, especially for meat. Your servers are some of the best. The food is very well prepared and timely and the wine is terrific
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Birthday Meal!
    funkbee13
    Dined on 10/15/2014
    My husband wanted a T-Bone steak for his birthday, and we went to the best steakhouse in town!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • 10 Years Later
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    Seems like forever since my last visit but WOW! Steaks are very good and the service was great! Keep up the great work!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Steak
    ChurlsVIP
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    The fact that you eat in a crowded, noisy environment is overcome when they deliver an excellent steak that's cooked to near perfection. Our server was very pleasant and knowledgable, too.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great food and excellent service
    Janet
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    Reservation was honored. The table was ready and waiting for us. Best steak we have had in a long time. Prepared exactly as we ordered!!! The cheesecake was wonderful and enough for two. Service was great and wine list was excellent. We will return. Noise level did not bother us...it is a casual busy restaurant and noise in a college town is expected. We did not feel at all rushed even though there were people waiting to be seated. Great dining experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    The food is really the only reason to dine in this establishment. Everything else is good as well, but the food is tops.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Little Zagreb
    HungryMan
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    The service is always excellent. Multiple people taking care of you. Decent wine list. Great ribs, chicken and steak during our visit, along with a jumbo shrimp cocktail. Took an order of the dynamite meatballs home. Love this place.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • TinaFeyGlasses
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    Speedy service once we were sat. Someone was always there when we needed them. Great Food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Not so hidden gem
    sushiloverVIP
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    Steak for two would feed a platoon. Generous portions of excellent cuts of meat. Each order should come automatically with a take home box
    Special Features:
    hot spot, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Steaks
    Costello
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    Steaks are the Best. We always celebrate two October birthdays here, but we were disappointed this time - no birthday dessert. Food and service were outstanding as always. It's very crowded and it would be nice if they could remove a few tables. The booths and tables seem small and too close. It's a very cramped and noisy dining experience, but the food is so good!
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Fine Dinnner
    George
    Dined on 10/7/2014
    We took our son (an IU student) out for dinner at Little Zagreb's a couple days ago. We all had filets. Each was cooked to order and tasted great. The waitstaff was friendly and attentive. Always a highlight when we visit Bloomington.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • disappointed
    mayBlastvisit
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    Janko's has been a favorite of mine for decades however my last visit was not even close to literally all of my previous meals. The host was rude, our salad was delivered after our food came out and my steak tasted like lighter fluid (not sure how). After this experience I am not sure I will return.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Foodman
    Roadwarrior
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    Great place for a great meal. Steaks better than any other steak house in Indiana- any other.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great steaks!
    Gwen
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    We discovered this restaurant 4 years ago and returned to celebrate our wedding anniversary. The service and the food is fantastic!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Place
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    My husband and I went there for our 15th anniversary. Although the seating was a little crowded, the service and food was excellent. We had a wonderful dinner and would highly recommend to others.
    Special Features:
    hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • My First Janko's Experience.
    Luv2eatsteak
    Dined on 10/2/2014
    We took our granddaughter there for dinner. She is a freshman at IU. Everything was wonderful from the bread and salad to the main course. My husband and I had the steak for two. It was a huge steak and tasted amazing. One of the best I've ever eaten. I am looking forward to visiting our granddaughter again and eating at Janko's to try your ribs. I've heard how great they are. I also loved being able to reserve a table online.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Worth the drive
    PDogatthetable
    Dined on 10/1/2014
    I drive from Fishers, IN to Zagreb at least once a month, always worth the drive.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • STEAK!!!
    nick
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Hands down one of the best steaks, if not the best, that you will ever eat!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    one of our daughters favorite, made a reservation well in advance for 8:30 Saturday Sept. 27th. Still had to wait for 45 minutes. Host is skilled at saying "just a few minutes when you arrive. Would not go on a weekend ever again. sorry
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very loud with long wait time
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    We waited over an hour past our reservation time for a table. There is no seating for those waiting so we stood for an hour. The noise level was so loud that conversation was sometimes impossible. Food was good but definitely not worth the price after the long wait and the noise!
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • noise
    eaterbeware
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    This restaurant has great food but is way too small you sit up against the table next to you no privacy and it is so loud you can not hear the people at you own table speak. There was also a line to the ladies room that was backed up next to the water table and dinning tables.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • iucatman
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    40 years coming here, still great steaks and the place to go in Bloomington.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Delish
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    great food and service as usual! It was very loud, but that is as expected on a Saturday after the IU game!
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Kinda Crazy
    JayhawkSwede
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    Had been here 20 years ago and was really looking forward to the return trip. It's kind of a zoo trying to check in - very little space and a lot of people waiting. Definitely make a reservation! I had the Porterhouse and it was a big disappointment - very fatty. We also had the strip steak (great) and filet (a little over cooked, but what do you expect when they want it medium well!). Had lobster along with it - so-so... All in all a good experience, but wish I would have gotten the filet.
    Special Features:
    hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Must College steakhouse
    larsd4
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    Dad's weekend at IU. Nowhere better to take your son for dinner. Packed to the rafters and fun on vinyl tablecloths. Filet came out quickly but wasn't the medallion I expected. Instead kind of a three part connected thing. Medium seemed overcooked (very little pink left), but it was delicious. Amazing rub. I'd go again.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • For the Steak Lover
    Javamama
    Dined on 9/23/2014
    Great steaks. We had 7 in our party and were squeezed into a table for 6 which was a little tight. Salad was boring and so much dressing that I couldn't eat much of it. Would definitely recommend asking for dressing on the side. We got the sirloin for 3 and others had filet and everyone agreed sirloin was the best. Been coming here for years, but interior could use a little updating & a bar would be nice.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food
    Cicerokid
    Dined on 9/22/2014
    We had a group of 12 and all raved about the food. The steaks were excellent, perfectly prepared.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Bloomington Landmark
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    For those who want to visit one of Bloomington's landmarks, this is part of that bucket list.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Noisy ridiculous
    Noisy
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    The male host seated us right next to a20 top and 10 top. Second time the same host has done that in a month. I had made reservations. There were plenty of empty tables in other room. Ridiculous!! I wanted to move but my kids felt that would embarrass them. Disappointed!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • EXPENSIVE
    AmyC
    Dined on 9/8/2014
    While an I. U. tradition and a review many won't agree with, I thought the food was good but not worth the $$. $99 for 2 filet that came with a small salad and a baked potato. No alcohol. Atmosphere is I.U. but felt old and dingy to me. Took my nephew there for his birthday but don't think I need to revisit. Service was great and hostess was very pleasant. If you want to GO WHERE THEY ALL GO and pay a crazy price for a piece of meat...ENJOY!
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great steaks, bad atmosphere
    Chloetasha
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    I love this restaurant but the noise level brings the experience down dramatically unfortunately. The tables are packed in and there are times it is so noisey you cannot even hear the person next to you let alone the other people at your table. The steaks are incredible and the wine list is extensive and wonderful with excellent prices on very high end wines.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • outstanding food!
    skinnyfoodjunky55
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    One of the BEST steaks I've ever had! A huge 20 ounce ribeye, cooked perfectly and very juicy. Excellent flavor, not covered with spices and salts like so many other places do. Had the meatballs too, wow! Nice and spicy, just the way i like some of my food. The service was awesome, VERY friendly and attentive and we didn't feel rushed. I HIGHLY reccomend going to Janko's Little Zagreb....just awesome all the way aroubd!
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.