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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TL
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience3

As always, a great Destiination for dinner

BB
Louisville
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience3

We were there on game night so it was crowed and noisy. We had a reservation and got seated quickly. The service was outstanding and friendly. My wife and I had a 20oz Rib Eye that we split. The strake was cooked to perfection. Highly recommend eating here when in the area.

E
Indiana
5 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, a great meal!

IR
Indiana
7 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Yearly trip to see a college basketball game in Bloomington!

PR
Washington DC
19 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is our go-to spot in Bloomington. Outstanding steaks and always cooked to perfection. Can't recommend this place if you are looking for an amazing steak, baked potato and salad kind of place.

AE
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding as always; never been disappointed. Staff is amazing; a smooth operating machine

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and food as always!

AW
Indiana
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Excellent waitress and customer service. Food was very good!

MC
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2019
Overall5food5service3ambience3

This has always been my favorite local restaurant and whenever we are in town visiting family and friends, this is always a place I have to eat at and extra to take home and eat when we get home.

The meatballs bucharest is just beyond yummy, that is if you like spicy food, then it's the place to go.

GS
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went out for my 65th birthday dinner. It was excellent. One of my favorite places to eat-anywhere. Server was cheerful and answered all our questions. My wife has some dietary restrictions and our server had all the answers for us. I'm a big IU fan, Bloomington native and Lil' Zagreb's always delivers with a great meal, great atmosphere, knowledgeable staff and at a reasonable price. Go IU!

OT
Indiana
2 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Favorite place in Bloomington - brought my brothers and nephew before the basketball game. First time for them - they loved everything thing about the place ... excellent steaks and the meatball appetizer was a big hit!

MO
Indiana
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

IU game. Steaks were great as always

OT
Indiana
2 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best steaks in Indiana as always!

OT
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always enjoyable. Love that pepper. Fast, knowledgable staff. Very considerate.

l
Denver
22 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Great spot in Bloomington for a great meal. Lacks on the ambience but makes up for it with amazing food and service! Will go again and again!

BB
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience2

The steaks and the service were excellent. The table was too small for the amount of dishes that were served and the table did not reach to the end of the booth. One person in our party said that his stuffed green pepper was too spicey, but that is often a matter of taste. Overall a good dinner

OT
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Bloomington’s best little steakhouse. Football, steak and beer is why we keep coming back.

AT
Indiana
18 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always have the greatest experience at Janko's! We brought our friends with us and they really enjoyed it. Love everything about it, don't miss these great steaks at a Bloomington tradition!

AM
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We drove down from Ann Arbor last weekend for the game. Janko’s was recommended by Indiana alumni friends. It was amazing! Loved the good, wine, atmosphere, and all!

OT
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent everything

OT
Jacksonville
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was excellent. Food was great but huge servings.

CM
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

We had a group of 6. My husband got the ribeye and loved it. The rest of us got the sirloins with different degrees of cooking. We all agreed that they were okay, and one was overcooked, but not impressed. Do not get seated near the door in the winter. It was freezing! The meatballs are pretty tasty, but very hot.

M
Indiana
8 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always Little Zagreb never disappoints. A great crowd Saturday night, steaks were HUGE and cooked perfectly. We were out for my sons birthday and they provided a large piece of chocolate cake for him!

OT
Louisville
17 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Amazingly well prepared food, exceptional quality. Noise and ambiance - meh. We’re packed in like cattle and those who are waiting for a table are waiting to pounce on you to finish. Pease figure out the reservation and waiting system. It’s always awkward.

S
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. Staff is very professional w/ a sense of humor.

ME
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I went to Janko's Little Zagreb to celebrate our 1st wedding anniversary. The staff was quick and efficient with a delightful personality. The food was simply amazing. Worth every penny. Plan on go back every year. 5 stars

OT
Indiana
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic as always! A Bloomington treasure.

TH
Detroit
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience3

They know how to cook any steak to your liking. The steaks are the best in Bloomington.

OT
Indiana
3 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great as usual for a IU game.

JO
Philadelphia
13 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience3

The restaurant is an old school joint. Decor is basic. It is noisy when crowded. Every meal gets a good salad and a foil wrapped potato.

The famous meatball appetizer is excellent. It is spicy as advertised and the 1/2 portion is large enough to share.

The reason you come here is the steaks. Our filets were perfectly cooked with a good crust and done medium rare as requested. They were very flavorful and butter tender. In was one of the best steaks I have eaten.

They have a great wine list, fairly priced. Go for the steaks and embrace the old school ambience.

JL
Atlanta
21 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Awesome meal with family...thank you!!

AL
Miami
7 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

love this place, great steaks, fantastic wine list

JK
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Great service, food was excellent, the noise level was too loud. Some soundproofing on the walls and ceiling would go along way.

JB
Indiana
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best steak in Indiana. Great service-friendly and extremely attentive despite being packed. My guest was there for the first time and he raved about everything especially his NY Strip

JE
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was quick, organized, and the food was amazing!

TC
Indiana
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best steak in town!!! Quick service! Fun to go to on a game day!

D
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience1

Food and service was awesome. Unfortunately it was so loud it was hard to have a conversation

h
Indiana
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

I love this place. Food is excellent and I've always had good service.

j
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Old school IU fan hangout steak house. We really enjoyed it. Great food, simply and well served .

RR
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall1food1service5ambience5

Couldn’t swallow my steak , I’ve always had such an incredible meals there but this one was terrible

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