Janko's Little Zagreb

4.7
2829 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!
What 2829 people are saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
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4.8
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4.4
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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GaryK
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience3

A great restaurant with loads of character. Lamb chops, Meat balls were great.
I wish they had mixed drinks instead of just beer and wine.

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PatrickG
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience4

We go the Little Zagreb’s about once a year as a special occasion. The food is always amazing and the staff is always great.

TC
TimothyC
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall2food1service3ambience3

I have been twice now, and the first time it was alright, but the steak was more rare than med rare but still tasted good. But this time I was so disappointed that I will not be back. The service was good but the steak was absolutely awful. It was not seasoned at all. They may have used a pinch of salt, but that's not even close to enough. It was tender, but again it was under cooked. My wife got med but the center was still raw and tasted like propane.... I dont know what was going on, but for a 100$ bill for both of us i expect a lot better. I have personally made better bad steaks than this. Highly disappointed I have only heard good things about their steaks, but I have yet to even come close to a decent steak.

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LoreleiS
Indiana
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Kate was great!! She took really good care of us. Are my 50 characters up yet?

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OpenTable Diner
Indiana
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Order anything on the menu, this place has it all dialed in!

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ohiocouple
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Good food right near the square in Bloomington. Restaurant was full with couples, families, groups.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Visit son at IU

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JaneH
Indiana
5 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food great as always. Our server efficient and fun!

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OpenTable Diner
Indiana
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They didn’t know it was my bday... maybe next year

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OpenTable Diner
Indiana
6 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday celebration

AJ
AJ1994
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best steak in town! A lovely place for a special occasion.

CS
CathyS
Denver
5 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Phenomenon steaks

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vipAmyp
Chicago
24 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Wonderful staff. Always great

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Smjs
14 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious as always. This place is a complete gem.

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vipbuzymom3
Chicago
27 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

We loved it! We had a party of four and it was a first time visit for 3 of us. Wonderful wine menu with a variety of price points. I had the kabob and it was served flaming to the table. Everyone's steaks were cooked to perfection. Do NOT SKIP dessert. Yes it is either cheesecake or Italian style lemon cake, but it is amazing. We had the chocolate cheese cake. Yum. Have to say that it is very very loud and tough to have a conversation. But it is a small price to pay for the great food at reasonable prices. Do not miss!

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TimS
London
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall3food5service4ambience3

Our Table was terrible - right under the air conditioner so either freezing or hot - I love this place and eat here every time I come to visit my son at IU - but was disappointed at this seating arrangement - I am cancelling my reservation for graduation. Food great table terrible

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RobynA
Indiana
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

If it was delicious we had shrimp cocktail & meatballs for our appetizer And crab legs and an 11 ounce filet mignon for dinner it was all very good

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Ashley
Indiana
1 review
Dined on April 1, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Great food! Prices are higher than other restaurants,however food is great and portions are very generous.

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LoriC
Miami
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Quality food in a casual environment whether you're there on a date or gathered around the table with good friends. You won't be disappointed. Portions are large. We could have easily shared our dinner.

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OpenTable Diner
Indiana
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely amazing every time. Steak is always perfectly cooked. Food is quick. Service is wonderful. You cannot go wrong with Janko’s!

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DougB
Indiana
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent, found this place by accident, but we will be back!!!

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vipAmyp
Chicago
24 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful staff and service!!

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jhammer1014
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delish! Best steak I’ve had in a long time! Worth the stop!

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viptheresey
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

perfectly cooked steak every time we go! Good wine selection too. awesome spicy meatballs

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vipDiners
Chicago
18 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great place

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StaciaDawn
Nashville
1 review
Dined on March 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The steaks are constantly above average! The wine selection is nicely varied. The wait staff is wonderfully attentive.

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MichelleW
1 review
Dined on March 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Craving a great, melt-in your mouth steak? Head to Little Zagreb's and you will discover the best steak around! I highly recommend the new york strip or the filet.

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BradF
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and good service. Would love to eat there weekly

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SusanneB
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding service and food! A friend recommended the restaurant and it was not a disappointment. I got the strip and my husband got the porterhouse. He said next time he will get the strip steak. The Porterhouse was too much meat for him. Lol
Look forward to going back in the future!

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LoreleiS
Indiana
2 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We especially enjoyed our waitress, Kate. She was very friendly and attentive. All around great experience.

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JessicaP
1 review
Dined on March 18, 2021
Overall2food1service4ambience2

We're all about supporting local businesses. When we looked for something special, we how's this was the place.

We were incredibly disappointed with the food for the premium price they charge. I splurged on the $40 "filet mignon" that was tougher than most regular supermarket sirloin. The wait staff was polite and seated us quickly. We won't be back anytime soon.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always good.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best place in Bloomington ha da down

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PhilipC
Charleston
3 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, great cut of beef... I'll go back for more!

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TammyM
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The steak was the best I’ve ever had and they were wonderful with my little ones, even tho that place doesn’t see a lot of kids.

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ScottG
Nashville
3 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Zagreb's never disappoints. Been coming here since I was a student 30 years ago. Now taking our son who is a freshman. Great food and even better service. Also, try the ribs, they are amazing if you like sauced ribs that fall off the bone.

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ErinS
Indiana
4 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I’ve been eating at Janko’s Little Zagreb for 30 years and I might have just had the best ribeye so far! As usual, consistently great food and fantastic service will have us returning soon. So happy to have this gem tucked away in a great small town.

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MichaelP
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere, great service , drinks never gat past half full

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another great meal at Janko’s! It’s been over a year since our last visit, and we are happy to report that nothing has changed. Great food, great atmosphere, and great service. So happy to see that Catherine was still working there. She always takes great care of us.

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vipLocalYocal
Indiana
16 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beat steak and wine selection. Never a bad meal. Service is impeccable. Many choices for seafood, lamb, ribs and meatballs. Great shrimp cocktail.

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Janko's Little Zagreb is rated 4.7 stars by 2829 OpenTable diners.

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