Janko's Little Zagreb

4.7
2703 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 2703 people are saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
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JRivera2
Detroit
11 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience.
Even with covid restrictions service was great and food was formidable.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always the same fantastic! Don’t know how they get both steaks and chicken cooked perfectly but they do and don’t forget the meatballs also great!

DC
DonnieC
Indiana
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Zagreb’s as always had the steaks perfect w impeccable service. This is a quintessential steakhouse where it is all about the steak. It never disappoints. Social distancing was well done and never had a concern. Always a treat to eat at Zagreb’s.

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OpenTable Diner
Indiana
3 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great as it always is!

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SteakEater
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely the best steak 🥩 EVER!! Best flavor everytime without fail.

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Susan
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We’ve always loved this restaurant. If you’re looking for a great steak at a good value, nice wine etc., here is your place.

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georgef
Indiana
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great steaks, service very good, good atmosphere, waitress on top of things. Never had a bad meal or bad service, always an enjoyable experience.

DK
DebraK
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

You won't find a better steak anywhere. Excellent wine choices and the meatballs are to die for!

MF
MichaelF
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food, service and whole dining experience is second to none.

CM
ChristineM
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place was THE place to go for steak when I was in college there in 93! As a college student, wasn’t able to go on a regular basis, obviously due to college budget, but the minute my parents or any parents would come to town it would be the first place they would take us. 27 years later it is still as good as I remember it! A perfect ending to a beautiful fall weekend at IU!

KB
KevinB
Indiana
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best steaks around with a fun atmosphere. Highlight of my trips to B-town!

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Jeff
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Perfectly cooked steak.
With Covid things are different. Seating is spaced and it was loud the night we were there
I didn’t go for atmosphere and mood, I went for a great steak and wasn’t disappointed.

AF
AmyF
Indiana
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

We ordered the sirlon for two at Medium Rare + . Part of the steak was medium which is not what we ordered. We did not say anything. I was just a bit disappointed as the cost of the steak was $50

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fireeeeeeeeeeeeeee

TL
TomL
Indiana
2 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Always worth the visit

FC
vipFrankCharles
Indiana
2 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Everything was great. One of the best steaks I have ever had.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Indiana
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday. Food was fantastic

BK
BlakeK
Indiana
4 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food, atmosphere and service. I cannot say enough good things about this restaurant and the staff. My girlfriend and I both loved it. The server made sure her birthday celebration was special.

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cfoss626
Indiana
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had the big filet and it’s one of the best steaks I’ve had! Spicy meatballs were a great appetizer

GA
GregA
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Emily out waitress was perfect. Food as always was great.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall3food5service5ambience1

Great meal and great service for a great price! But, I think its time for Janko's to move into the next century! Gut the place, expand the footprint, larger tables, new lighting, new bathrooms and expand the bar to include liquor! You could even increase prices to pay for it all.

MP
MonishP
Indiana
6 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place! Go IU!!!!

SG
ScottG
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience at Zagreb’s. As usual the food and service were terrific. Took our IU student son and friends there during a visit. Tasted as good as when my parents took me there 30 years ago. Not fancy but wonderful.

KJ
KeithJ
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome!!!!!! As always

KB
KellBell
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

We wanted to take our son out for a good steak. It was a pretty average experience. Loved the bread they brought out. Ordered the spicy meatballs as an app. I am not a spicy fan, so didn't eat them, but son and husband ate and thought they were ok. There were 6 meatballs and I believe they ate 3 in total. I had the bone-in chicken breast which was charred a little more than I would have liked. Hubby had filet, which was cooked to his liking but was on the small side. Son had NY strip and was also cooked to his liking and he seemed to enjoy. The baked potatoes were small. The table was little and the plates were also small so everything felt cramped. Not sure if we would go back or not.

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vipMe123
Indiana
41 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always exceptional

OT
OpenTable Diner
Indiana
3 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience2

The restaurant temperature was very cold - could not enjoy meal.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Everything was very good except the lobster. They were very understanding and gave us a steak in its place no problem.. obviously a steak place and not a seafood place.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

It was great

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DaveM
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always good, literally the one thing you need are bigger plates. Seriously. The food is outstanding and we love the restaurant, but the plates are really small and things like the baked potato fall off the plate as there is no room.

RK
RickK
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food and service were great! Good wine list

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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service!!

MF
vipMatthewF
Key West
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent as usual! Favorite place to eat in Bloomington.

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DawnF
Indiana
3 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The NY strip was delicious. My son was given a slice of cheesecake because it was his birthday. The cheesecake was delicious too.

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LanaE
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, atmosphere and staff. Enjoyed a family night out to celebrate and Little Zagreb's was the perfect place. IU themed local restaurant never disappoints.

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JOPlovethisplace
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food2service5ambience3

I’ve been going there for years. This was the first time that I ever had a steak that I had a hard time eating. But everybody came together and made my experience great. Thanks for being in our community.

BM
vipBillM
Indiana
7 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Overall, great experience. Food and all staff except hostess were fantastic. Hostess was rude and poor communicator. Server did a great job and was very helpful. Food incredibly good.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great, wonderful service!

BH
BryanH
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A Bloomington tradition. Spicy meatballs are a must have.

JK
JamesK
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was great and it honestly was the best steak I’ve ever had. The 18 ounce New York strip was thick, cooked perfectly and was so juicy and tender.

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Janko's Little Zagreb is rated 4.7 stars by 2703 OpenTable diners.

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