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Janko's Little Zagreb

4.8
4.8
3371 Reviews
$31 to $50
Steakhouse
Open since 1973, Janko's Little Zagreb has become one of Bloomington's finest dining traditions as one of the best steakhouses in the Midwest. Perfect for large groups as well as small intimate celebrations, Janko's has been providing exceptional food and service in a casual, family friendly atmosphere for more than 40 years!

Come enjoy our famous spicy meatballs or one of our USDA Choice steaks, hand cut daily and grilled to perfection. We also have delicious seafood entrees as well as vegetarian options available.

Find the perfect wine pairing for your meal from Janko's extensive bottled wine list. We have over 100 wines by the bottle and more than a dozen house wines by the glass to choose from.

We accept reservations every evening as well as walk-in tables based on our availability. You can make reservations online or over the phone. Once you're here you'll see what makes Janko's Little Zagreb such a uniquely special dining experience!

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2 people

8:00 PM


Booked 50 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Steakhouse, Seafood

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Tue–Thu 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:30 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (812) 332-0694

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

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What 3,371 people are saying

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4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Indiana

    Steakhouse

  • Bloomington

    Best Overall

  • Bloomington

    Best Food

  • Bloomington

    Best Service

  • Bloomington

    Best Ambiance

  • Bloomington

    Best Value

  • Bloomington

    Neighborhood gem

  • Bloomington

    Most Booked

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  1. y

    yupi

    Fort Lauderdale

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best restaurant in Btown. Not fancy. Service and quality superior. We book EVERY time we visit our student. DELISH Steaks and giant kobe hot dogs are great too for my picky eater!
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Phoenix

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding as always
  3. DM

    DonaldM

    Indiana

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall3food5service5ambience5
    We made a reservation at Janko’s for my 60th birthday. We drove from Indianapolis to Bloomington to celebrate this milestone birthday. I made the reservation 1 month in advance. We arrive at 7 pm, the time of our reservation. We were asked to wait a few moments while they got the table ready. 30 minutes later we were finally seated. When I asked the hostess what the issue was she informed me they were busy & walk ins had to wait. When I informed her & showed her the confirmation of the reservation she acted like I was being a pest. I love this restaurant but next time if we are not seated at the time of our reservation I will demand to see the manager.😡
  4. d

    debbiet

    Indiana

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    All of the food was , as usual , wonderful ! From the bread to the salad, to the main courses . My steak was so tender I could literally cut it with the side of a fork , and the forks are not that heavy, lol. Our friend got the double ribs so he could take some home , but I’m not sure how much was left . It’s loud , and crazy , and fun! Do yourself a favor .
  5. AB

    ABBEYW

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Food was delicious, service was great. Definitely make a reservation ahead of time !!
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Indiana

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    Always wonderful food. Good service. Quick and seated timely for reservation.
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    8 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on January 22, 2023

    overall2food3service5ambience2
    We arrived early for our 7:30 reservation. The restaurant was packed and lots of folks crammed waiting at the door and in a small glassed enclosure. Staff was working hard to get everyone seated. We were seated after 8. The tables are small and very close together- extremely uncomfortable. It was too loud to carry on a conversation. Wait staff served us promptly and the food was great but extremely overpriced for the experience. Lots of folks camping out at tables without any consideration for other diners waiting for their reservation times.
  8. B

    Bailey

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall2food2service2ambience2
    Birthday dinner ordered sirloin medium and NY strip medium. Both had to be returned to the grill. NY strip went back to the grill an additional time to return too tough on the outside to enjoy. No apology. No discount. Staff continued to ask to remove items from our table with the sense of urgency for the next reservation. Very disappointed with our visit.
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Indiana

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We should really eat here more often. A classic Bloomington restaurant.
  10. DT

    DedraT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 20, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We celebrated my new job and everything was perfect! We both had the ribeye and it was enough to have the next day! My baked potato was perfect!
  11. DA

    DeniseA

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 17, 2023

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    Excellent food and excellent service. The air conditioning made it a little too chilly for us, though.
  12. CM

    CharlesM

    Indiana

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 17, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Food was wonderful! Our waitress was great! A great evening.
  13. DS

    DamonS

    Nashville

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 15, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Jankos is the best steakhouse in America! Prime cuts of beef, quaint atmosphere, and exemplary service are truly unique to Bloomington, IN. We can’t wait to return!
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 15, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great Steaks at an IU institution. Not cheap but, a reasonable price for such tasty food! I’d love to try that awesome looking 1 pound steak burger but, I fear missing out on the Ribeye.
  15. KK

    KurtK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place. Workers where friendly and always there for you.
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Indiana

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was great!! We brought friends who had never been there before.. they loved it.
  17. D

    Diane

    Indiana

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    After an IU game! It always a fun place to go. The meal is always great, and
  18. EB

    EmilyB

    Indiana

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Perfect! Fast! Fun!
  19. W

    William

    New England

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 11, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The people are so friendly. The food is excellent and the steak is grilled to perfection. The salad is fresh and the baked potato is well done. It has been a staple in the community for decades and deservedly so. The atmosphere is classic college town.
  20. KS

    KarenS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 11, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent steak! My husband had a pork chop and he loved it. The bread was delicious and the cheesecake for dessert was some of the best Service was impeccable- friendly and attentive without being annoying. This is truly a must restaurant to put on your list to try
  21. L

    Lawrence

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 11, 2023

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    A great steak to be sure! As most reviewers have said, you come to Zagreb for steak and that's about it. It was pretty good salad/dinner rolls, and our server was great! The wine list was vast and had a great selection. The steak was about as good as it could be, tender perfectly cooked (got mine rare, the Mrs got med rare) and it was pretty prompt. The bad comes in at the environment, the booth we were at had such flimsy backs that every time either person on either side of us would move in their seat it would slam into our backs and it definitely soured the experience a bit. We were seated on a wall with an exposed pipe and chipping paint all over, which is fine, but that combined with the old small seats was disheartening. The scene is Bloomington pride to a T, but you'd think a place that sells 45-$70 steaks would have a bit better infrastructure...
  22. MU

    MattU

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As always, excellent experience at Little Zagreb. Have been coming here nearly 30 years, miss John Pouch so much. His attention to detail and passion for great, unpretentious steak and Eastern European comfort food lives on with his staff and in the magic grill. I am trying to engage my kids in this great restaurant and have them understand how luck Bloomington and Southern Indiana is to have this carnivore's delight live on for decades to come. Cheers to the staff for a great meal and patience with our 8 and 10 year old.
  23. EC

    ErinC

    Chicago

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our servers were outstanding and so was the food, wine and dessert! Delicious!
  24. A

    Adam

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall4food3service5ambience3
    Been to Janko’s a hand full of times - not for the ambiance, decor, or fine dining experience, but for the (only) star of the dinner (and price tag): the STEAK. One of the last remaining options in Bloomington for a great steak that isn’t a large chain. A little more expensive, but well worth the premium keeping it local. However, Janko’s missed the mark this time for us. The petite filet was charred well done when it should have been medium leading to nearly a $50 inedible slab of coal. HOWEVER (2nd twist) our server Katharine/Kate stole the show with her immediate attention and replacement of the entree. She prioritized the replacement and in less than 6-7 minutes a piping hot filet was back on the table. She handled it very well and asked that we let them do better by replacing the overcooked steak no questions asked, because she knew they (Janko’s) could do better - and we deserved exactly what we asked for / ordered. Her handling of the matter was so much more genuine (and a reminder of why we prefer Janko’s vs. a chain) than the cowboy/cowgirl servers who would have apologized 10 times across town. Fantastic service, Kate - and we’ll be back! Cheers.
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Indiana

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 6, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic food and service as always!
  26. S

    Spartan

    Las Vegas

    66 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    66 reviews

    Dined on January 5, 2023

    overall4food5service4ambience3
    This is the first time at this restaurant. Was seated quickly and service was good. But the tables are so close, way to close together. Conversation are impossible because the table next to you is inches away. I most likely will not return
  27. BW

    BillyW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 5, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As always top notch food and the service was excellent
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Indiana

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Great meal, great staff, great service. Dining room was a bit dated but overall was a very good experience.
  29. M

    Missy

    Indiana

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food! Alexis took great care of us as always.
  30. BN

    BeckyN

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always Fantastic! We really had a great time and the food is amazing.
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Great food and service as always!
  32. SS

    SusanS

    San Francisco

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    My son’s Birthday and New Year’s Eve annual family dinner❤️
  33. TG

    TomG

    Washington DC

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great food, with steak and chop cooked exactly to order. Service was great. Only neg was waiting 25 minutes past reservation time to be seated.
  34. JS

    JenniferS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We went for a date night, everything was just amazing!! Set were seated by the grill which was so fun to watch!
  35. JD

    JeffD

    Jacksonville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    If you’re an IU fan and you like steaks, good wine, and good value this is the place. Not “fine” dining as the tablecloths are red and the atmosphere is not refined, but a fun place in a great college town.
  36. PL

    PaulL

    Indiana

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Took some clients out for dinner before a IU men’s basketball game last night, great as always and Yvette our server did a great job.
  37. LN

    LaurenceN

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Game day meal with our daughters, awesome service while crazy busy,
  38. O

    Offroader

    Indiana

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Always a great place to eat. Steaks taste amazing and melt in your mouth
  39. TA

    ThomasA

    Washington DC

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 17, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    We had not been to LZ since the COVID crisis began. As expected, it had not changed at all. No fancy decorating here. Paneled walls and IU sports memorabilia. The menu still has straight-ahead steak offerings that never disappoint. Other cities have a Capitol Grill, Ruth's Chris, Eddie Merlot's, etc. Bloomington has Little Zagreb. The quality and service are just as good as the more expensive nationals. One caution - beer and wine only, no hard stuff.
  40. AS

    AmandaS

    Indiana

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on December 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Service was amazing.

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Janko's Little Zagreb is rated 4.8 stars by 3371 OpenTable diners.

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2 people

8:00 PM


Booked 50 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Options

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Google Map for Janko's Little Zagreb

223 W 6th St, Bloomington, IN 47404

Additional information

  • Cross street

    6th & Morton

  • Neighborhood

    Bloomington

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Tue–Thu 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:30 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Steakhouse, Seafood

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

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    Beer, Non-Smoking, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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