Janko's Little Zagreb

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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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4.7based on recent ratings
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4.7
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4.2
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OpenTable Diner
Indiana
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We go here 2-3 times a year for an outstanding steak. It is always exceptional!

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RandyP
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Experience was very good. Seemed as though the service staff for waitresses may have been a little short. They handled it with very minimal delays and our group of 6 was served attentively.

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OpenTable Diner
Indiana
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Steak was very fatty and server never even asked us for a refill!

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JeffO
Columbus
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Delicious food, lots of variety. Casual ambience. Amazing wine list with tremendous values—that is the draw for our family

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vipskingped
Indiana
6 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Attentive server and delicious steaks. Extensive wine list with a Cabernet I especially liked. Great experience!

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TheoW
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Their steaks are delicious and flavoring is top notch. We knew it was a pricier restaurant than what we normally can afford but this was an anniversary and the trip was well worth it.

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vipBradT
Indiana
6 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great service!

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OpenTable Diner
Indiana
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great restaurant! Fabulous food!

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MargieS
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food! A little noisy but worth it for the food.

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Scottc
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best steak in the state! We always enjoy our visits to Yankos.

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Sarah
Louisville
2 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was amazing to our kiddos! The food was excellent as always. We will done again in the future.

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Bishi
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience2

Meat has been better in past.

Wife doe not like ambiance

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Drpickle
Indiana
4 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great time. Casual with great quality steaks. Meatballs appetizer is phenomenal

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vipToNy
Cincinnati
12 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience3

Flavor was great! Would recommend going a level more rare with steaks as ours were both overcooked.

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vipBrownCoFoodie
Indiana
30 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Dined here many times. Party if four, two had the porterhouse and were perfection. Another had a med well filet and it was cooked perfect. I ordered a med filet and it was well. Waitress was extremely accommodating and had another one cooked. This came out rare so once again she apologetically took it back and it came out medium! Of course the rest of our party was done dining. She comp my meal and threw in cheesecakes to take home.

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ChristineM
Indiana
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a wonderful and laid back steak house. The decor is relaxed but the food is high end. The service is pleasant. You normally need reservations and on game weekends you should make them far in advance. One of our favorite places in Bloomington.

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OpenTable Diner
Columbus
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My birthday

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OpenTable Diner
Indiana
3 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service as usual. First time without a game to attend and still the usual great time.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Indiana
10 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is quintessential old Bloomington, you go here for simple food that’s excellent! The menu isn’t huge but if they do it they do it well! Don’t expect fine dining, it’s that caliber of food but it’s not a stuffy or overly fancy place! Great steaks Spicy meatballs.

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Valerie
Indiana
14 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Always a great place for dinner. Even with COVID-19 stipulations in place, the meal was great and the service excellent.

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OpenTable Diner
Indiana
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Quick getaway to Bloomington w my wife
Always have to stop at Jankos Little Zagreb
Fantastic as usual

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OpenTable Diner
Indiana
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We love coming to Janko’s for the best steak around.

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aliciabacchi
Indiana
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Food it great. Atmosphere is low key. Tables are too close together but still one of my favorite “dives”

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JennyB
Indiana
2 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed our 14th wedding anniversary with the sirloin for 2.

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vipKlself0321
Indiana
18 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our service was fantastic! We haven’t had a meal out since Covid started that was this great. The food tasted delicious and our server was extremely kind

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vipOpenTable Diner
Memphis/West TN
6 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and service. It’s always a wonderful dining experience regardless of the occasion.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience2

Steak did not come to my liking, however our waitress was great about bringing me another. Location is great but the owner(s) need to spend a little of their profits to replace very old uncomfortable seats and wobbly tables. May be the beat up tired look is part of the restaurant's charm but I'd still like to exit without a back ache.

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vipBClarke
Miami
16 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal and hospitality - even with a Hoosier loss today - the ambiance, service, food and hospitality - top, top shelf. ALWAYS A PLEASURE!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great as always.

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OpenTable Diner
Indiana
3 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Moms weekend

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vipTami
Indiana
20 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Excellent steak that was cooked exactly as ordered. The baked potato was hot. The salad is just mediocre and the rolls are basically a hamburger toasted on the grill.

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vipBobS
Indiana
50 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place for dinner pre game. Great steaks and excellent fair priced wine list.

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MarkS
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great service, half hour late to seat reservation, probably caused by sorority table of 20.

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viplauren
Phoenix
18 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

HI
WE ALWAYS LOVE TO HAVE A GREAT STEAK HERE.
JUST..........ALWAYS FEEL LIKE WE ARE BEING RUSHED OUT.
WE ORDER APPETIZERS.
THE SALADS COME BEFORE WE ARE FINISHED WITH THE APPETIZERS THEN THE STEAKS COME WHILE WE STILL EATING OUR SALADS. OUR MEALS GET COLD CAUSE WE ARE STILL ENJOYING OUR SALADS.
IT ALWAYS LIKE THIS:(
BUT THE FOOD IS GREAT!!!

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vipTracyR
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a great restaurant and experience. Food and service were outstanding!

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BrandiS
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall2food1service2ambience2

I had ordered the kabob, when I bit into it tasted like chemicals!! It was awful!! I'm guessing it was the chemical they use to light, but was never lit to burn the chemical off. I was given anther one but at that point my party of 6 was done eating so they had to wait on me to finish. And was not even offered a discount.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent!!!

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CharlesM
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience1

We had read the reviews and knew what to expect but here’s our take on our dinner experience: we love a casual
Place with solid food but we would not return-
It’s a small place pushing huge volumes of people and upkeep and cleanliness are lacking.
Arrived early for our 8:30 reservation, the place was packed. There is no bar area to have a drink and wait for your table and I had to stand in front of the men’s room entrance.
Atmosphere: the floor below our table was so sloped that the left side of our table was a few inches lower than the right. My chair looked like it was rescued from a bowling alley from the 80s, black duct tape on the seat covering the rip.
Service: best part-our waitress was polite and efficient, and our water glass was refilled several times by the busboy
Wine list: very good options served in nice glassware
Food: everything but the steak and grill items are made ahead of time:salad is pre prepped and trays of salad are wrapped in foil sitting by the hostess station, dressing are not made in house. Baked potatoes sit in wooden crates waiting to be put on plates. The steaks are grilled right there and there is an prep are where someone is cutting steaks and putting them on plastic trays (is this hygienic?) in a beverage fridge for the grill man. Our 3 steaks were all cooked to temp perfectly but in desperate need of salt. The two dessert options-Cheesecake and chocolate cake are pre plated, wrapped In plastic and sitting in the fridge at the hostess area.
Cleanliness: 0 stars. the cooking areas which are open to the dining room were very dirty, and everything seemed like
It has seen much better days.

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vipAmyp
Chicago
17 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service!! Great food!!

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viphappy90077
Los Angeles
24 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great restaurant! Our service was outstanding! Tanisha was our server and she really went out of her way to make it a wonderful experience. Food was very good too!

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