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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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I wanted a night away, so we went to brown county. All of the rooms there were booked, so we stayed in Bloomington. We wanted a nice dinner out, so we googled steakhouses. Janko’s came up highly recommended. The food was so good! We will definitely be going back!! Make a reservation if you can. It was very busy! The meatballs are so good!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place to celebrate friends birthday. Server was fabulous! Steaks, Crab Legs, and dessert was delicious.👍🏻

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ScottC
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Food! was outstanding. A great Shrimp cocktail. Fantastic Stake. Amazing service. Overall really impressive. They could improve on thier desserts a bit. And there bathroom could use some work. But regardless of that, it was a great experience. We will be back for sure.

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OpenTable Diner
Indiana
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My friend and I came here for the first time to celebrate a special event. I was so impressed by the food and the service. Yvette was our server and was very attentive. We will definitely be back! So much more we want to try. Thank you for a fabulous evening!

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

The shrimp cocktail was fantacstic.
The Ribeye was exceptional. It will rival any from great steakhouses.
Great wine and beer selection.

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vipNicole
Indiana
39 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Very expensive for steak that was just decent. Each time we’ve been here the steaks are overcooked. Salmon was ok - a bit fishy. Not a great selection of unique sides. They were also out of the portobello and cavatappi and said they have been since March. It’s September so wondering why they don’t update their menu? The service was very good and the wine selection, pour and pricing were good. It was a nice and very casual atmosphere for a steak house. Overall ok but would not return with such a great selection of other restaurants in Bloomington

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OpenTable Diner
Indiana
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best porterhouse EVER.

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Chet
Grand Rapids
3 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The classic, no-frills-ambience of LZ was a great starter for my Family's dining experience. The smoke pouring out of the exhaust in - All-Liberal-All-The-Time Bloomington, was perfect. The service was spot-on, the staff polite and accommodating, and the steaks were superb. This is an old world throw back set against a pathetic, modern- day, typical, dirty- Liberal College campus environment- so many have tired of.

Thank you for not changing with the Times! The Majority of hard-working, Mid-Western- Tuition paying parents are grateful.

God Bless America. Land that I Love !

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AdamC
Indiana
5 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall3food5service4ambience3

We had “reservations” for 8 pm for 4 people. We arrived at 7:55 and checked in with the hostess. There were about 30-40 people waiting outside. We waited for 30+ minutes before going back in to ask the status of the table. The hostess said that it wouldn’t be too much longer. She said that a “reservation” doesn’t guarantee you that time and it only means that you will “get to eat here” that night. However in Open Table, they have the right to cancel your “reservation” if you are 10 mins late. After a minute or two more she said that she could seat us right then, 8:35pm. We were seated and the service was good but felt very rushed. We placed our order around 9:00 pm. Before we were done with our meals, they were trying to clean up our table, take the plates and dropping off the check. Our friends inquired about dessert and our waitress said they only had one, chocolate cake. We were basically ushered out by 9:50. Apparently the restaurant closes at 10. This was not a game day or special event night. This is our 4th or 5th time visiting as we live nearly an hour away. The steaks and wine selection are good but the overall service and atmosphere, make it unlikely we will return.

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Daleg
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall2food2service1ambience4

The waitress sucked the buser did more for service For the money I like a little more on my salad besides lettuce and dressing. A little hint take butter cups out of cooler for awhile b4 so u are not trying to spread brick hard butter on ur roll

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AlanF
Louisville
2 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Really enjoyed our dinner. Food was great and our waitress was outstanding! Definitely will continue to visit when in Bloomington.

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Purdue1996
Indiana
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Yum, get the sirloin for two. I dare you both to try & eat it all. So tender & flavorful, get it med rare...you won’t be disappointed. Don’t forget a to order a bottle of Pinot Grigio too. Also get the cheesecake & chocolate cake soooo good!

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RobD
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have yet to have a bad meal at Janko's and I have yet to find a ribeye as good!!!

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vipCristaW
Indiana
5 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Quiter during CoVid days. Yum. Filet. Lemon blueberry cake dessert. Yum.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

It was a birthday dinner. I ordered the 11 ounce for mignon. I did not order it well done, but it came chard on the outside and crunchy. My husband loved his steak it was perfect. Everything else was pretty good, king crab legs are huge! I was just excited for the fillet and it kind of let me down a little bit.

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ChristopherN
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

You won't find a better steak in all of Bloomington, Indiana. The fish is amazing as well. The crab cakes for appetizers will blow your socks off.

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vipDebraK
New York Area
28 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this restaurant. Every time we are in Bloomington we don’t miss it!! Service is amazing & Food and wine are great!! Don’t miss it if you are in town!!!

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coleman
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic experience at this great steak restaurant although my wife had great salmon.
Best bottle of wine I have found for price and rated 95 or more. Great service by Christian!

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vipThomasZ
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was fast and terrific. All three of us got the filet, just terrific.

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KeithY
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We try to stop in when my son goes back to school

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AmyH
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This steakhouse is old school. Checkered tablecloths and efficient waitresses. No fancy decor, but who cares when the steaks are world class!! Will definitely be back next time we visit our daughter at IU.

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vipCollegeDad
Milwaukee
17 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

I have eaten at steak houses across the country and this is one of the best when you consider price, quality and taste.

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vipChristineM
Indiana
2 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

This is our favorite special night out in Bloomington restaurant. You normally need reservations, and if it's a big weekend like a sporting event or parents weekend you probably need to book it months in advance. Steaks are their strong suit but the also have nice salads and desserts.
When you walk in it looks sort of middle of the road with plastic red checked table cloths but don't let that fool you. The atmosphere is down to earth and sort of rustic vintage, but the food is quite good. The service is attentive. For instance when we sat down we were right next to the speaker which was a bit too loud and the server offered to turn it down for us, we didn't even have to ask. We really love this place.

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OldSchool
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience1

The baked potato was good.

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vipSmjs
11 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wait staff was awesome and the food was awesomer.

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HockeyPlayer13
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love, love, love, love, love this place! Of course there are wonderful, terrific, fantastic restaurants all over the World... but for knowing what to expect, and a simple, and simply WONDERFULLY DELICIOUS STEAK, and I mean mouth-watering-meat-cuts, the way it's cooked and flavored is phenomenal, add to that a baked potato with sour cream and butter and a salad... and Janko's is my #1 favorite restaurant in the World. OK, for fish, or Italian, or Thai or Vietnamese, yes - those can be other number one restaurants as well, but Janko's is my favorite simply because it's Janko's great steak in a great location, and it's my Number One. Thank you!

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MikeS
Indiana
6 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent place for steaks! Friendly staff and great service.

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Phillip
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great steaks as usual, as were shrimp cocktail and cheese cake! With social distancing there were considerably fewer people dining so the restaurant was much quieter than usual. Staff was very attentive, but not constantly hovering about the table. Greatly enjoyed our anniversary dinner. We visited on a Thursday and it appeared that there were plenty of tables to be had at 7:30 pm.

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LizB
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

IU institution! Steak cooked to perfection. Excellent friendly service. Can’t wait to go back!

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KatherineZ
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was delicious as always.
I got king crab legs and a large filet.
So yum
Yum

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Hoosier861
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our visit to Janko's Little Zagreb was our first time ever! We loved it! The service was nothing less than superior. The steaks were prepared to perfection and the taste of them was top notch! We will definitely return for another perfect dinner someday!

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OpenTable Diner
Indiana
2 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2020
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 on August 1, 2020
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
6 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience2

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

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JeffO
Columbus
4 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2020
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 on July 31, 2020
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 on July 31, 2020
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
7 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2020
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!

MS
MargieS
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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