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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  • Diners' Choice WinnerSteak
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked 1000-Point Tables
Janko's Little Zagreb reviews from OpenTable diners
166 reviews since June 3, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.5
    Service4.5
  • Ambiance3.5
    Noise LevelEnergetic
93% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (82)neighborhood gem (75)good for groups (66)fit for foodies (43)hot spot (28)notable wine list (26)kid-friendly (19)romantic (6)great for lunch (4)vibrant bar scene (2)great for outdoor dining (1)late-night find (1)Show More
  • STEAK!!!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    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
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Service
    • 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
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Service
    • 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.
  • Steak Only
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    We come for the steak. Nothing else. The servers are usually pretty good but the ambiance could not be worse.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Anniversary Dinner of Choice
    2PoundSirloin
    Dined on 9/2/2014
    My bride is first-generation Croatian. Janko's Little Zagreb became the perfect restaurant as soon as we moved to Southern Indiana. We celebrate our anniversary with the sirloin for two - medium well, two loaded baked potatoes, two salads. When we first started dining at Janko's, we devoured the entire 2 pounds. As we've aged, we reduced the amount enjoyed at Janko's and increased the wonders of left over amazing sirloin in our subsequent meals at home - Italian beef, BBQ beef, Philly beef, beef stew, beef tacos, you get the idea. As we eat the left-overs, we fondly remember the dinner a Janko's.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Overpriced and Underwhelmed
    RocketgirlVIP
    Dined on 9/2/2014
    Poorly executed. Food was average at best. Not sure how they stay in business. Horrible decor. Reservation was for 5:00 and had to call them to unlock the door to get in. Knats were everywhere. Salad was a bunch of lettuce thrown into a bowl with a glob of dressing on top. Many other dining opportunities that are superb in this area make this place a last choice before starvation.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Awesome steak house
    Bloomingtonsbest
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Quite the find in Bloomington. My only issue was that we had reservations for a party of 14 and they had trouble seating us on time. When they did, it was at two separate tables until I asked the manager to seat us all at one table. The food is fantastic, service was good, and the location can't be beat.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Steak !
    kevo
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    If it's a great steak you're looking for, look no further. Janko's steaks are second to none. If you want a quiet romantic spot this may not be your first choice as it can become a little noisy. Also make sure to feed the parking meters out side as the city issues tickets all night, trust me I know. LOL Enjoy Janko's
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Home
    iucatman
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Been coming here since 1975, still love the food and the people.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Wonderful Meal!!
    Appreciative
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Our meal and service were excellent! Every thing from being seated promptly( we did make reservations) to the appetizers through the meal, our service was wonderful and the food was outstanding. We even received a special dessert for the special occasion we were celebrating--and we did not ask for it. We will definitely go back!
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic for a special occasion
    TaftDayton
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    Went there to celebrate my son's 20th birthday. It was our first time but I requested a booth and explained why. We got a booth and he got a wonderful dessert to boot. Service was terrific and so was the food. Definitely going back!
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Based on what I'ver heard about the place I was disappointed...
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Server
    Evan
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Laura Lewis is one of the best servers around...she done good!! :)
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing food!
    JT10
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Top 5 steaks i've ever had. Meatballs are pricey but were the star of the meal in my opinion. Ill go back for both of those reasons.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Red Meat
    rkdboy
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    I had not eaten at Little Zagreb for about 2 decades. My NY Strip was a bit chewier than the best I have ever eaten and was slightly over cooked. But the flavor was excellent. Someone at our table ordered the lamb chops and declared them the best he had ever eaten. The ambience is checkered tablecloths and folding chairs with noise levels quite high. But this contributes to its feeling of a kind of "neighborhood hot spot." The third person with us had the petite fillet and was very pleased with the preparation of her entree as well.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • THE place for steak....
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Amazing steak....can't go wrong. Meatball appetizer gets it going...with shrimp cocktail - just the best! Can't typically afford but when I want to splurge this is THE place to go for steak in Bloomington.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding
    SteakMan
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    For more than 30 years this place has the best steaks. Beats any of the big city steakhouses.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious and fun
    glowglow
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    The restaurant was full to bursting the weekend before class starts at the IU campus. The service however was prompt and timely. The food was amazing. This has become an annual ritual for us.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great restaurant
    truefriend64
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Little Zagreb is always a treat to go to. The food is always top notch and the service from the staff is always fast and pleasant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great meal once again
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    Always have a great meal here. Had the opportunity to try Miraval which is not readily available on the east coast.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Iconic Indiana University Tradition
    Sparme
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    Great steaks, great wine list, fun college tradition, excellent service. Very hard to get into so reservations are a must...especially on football/basketball weekends and other all-school events. Expensive but worth it. Overall, the food is outstanding.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great steaks
    Oldman
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    Excellent food choices and preparation. Very good service during an especially busy time. Steaks were cooked to perfection.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A lot of food...
    DeborahVIP
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    Service is fast so they can turn the tables over. Line is out the door, so reservations are recommended. If you don't mind being cramped in a space and having your conversations over heard, this is a great place to get spicy pork ribs or a black bean burger. IU kids work hard there so tip big! (The bill doesn't match the ambiance - dinner for two w one glass of wine is $50 without tip.)
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always good
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Steak was really good. Service excellent. Not an upscale steakhouse but still really good. More of a local and or nostalgic favorite. Prices are higher than the chains and the furnishings are more like a BBQ joint so adjust your expectations going in. It is a great place for pregame meals.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best Steaks Ever
    Costello
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Our favorite special occasion place. Best food and best service in Bloomington. It's a nice glass of wine, a bowl of fresh lettuce with the best dressings, a piping hot and fluffy baked potato, and the perfect cooked to order steaks - and they do it all just right. Yes it's noisy and crowded but we love it anyway. We always make a reservation and have never had to wait. It's so nice that they always make note of our celebrations. Also, the spicy meatballs are great!
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Great steaks
    johnb
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    As usual the steaks are excellent. I had the Tomahawk Ribeye and it was outstanding. Also, I would highly recommend an order of the meatballs.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Try the others and return here.
    1Santa
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Honestly a great steak at a Midwest price. Been to some of the top Steakhouses NYC, LA, Vegas. Janko's holds it's own! It's all about the food , not the atmosphere. Wonderful.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best Steaks Ever
    Spronger
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    If you are hungry for beef and huge servings of it, this is the place! The spicy meatballs are also very hot, but a nice addition to a meal. The menu is basic - meat & baked potatoes, green salad, rolls and cheesecake. Nice wine list.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic