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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vipOpenTable Diner
Memphis
5 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
14 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
2 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
46 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
17 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
14 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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vipseafordiner
New York Area
117 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Steak was excellent. Hungarian meatballs were good. Sides, soups and starters are meh. Its like getting a first rate steak at Peter Lugers and everything else is Chili’s. I reccomend but don’t bother getting much other than the steak.

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JohnS
Indiana
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Always a wonderful meal. Great wine list. Superb staff.

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vipJulieF
Chicago
14 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always an exceptional time! The food and wine were excellent. May want to think about adding a small bar area that sells beer only. You would make a fortune!

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LisaC
Charleston
10 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall2food3service3ambience2

Expensive food in a very loud environment. I prefer expensive food in a quieter atmosphere. I expect cheaper food in a place so loud.

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OpenTable Diner
Indiana
7 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A family tradition to come here when we are in Bloomington! Awesome as always.

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vipPhart
Chicago
61 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Best service I’ve had. These employees really hustle! Food is very tasty. Traditional steak house- everything prepared perfectly.

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Russ
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Good steak

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Crum
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall2food3service2ambience2

The cost of the steak should cover plates, bowls, glasses, and silverware; or at least something better than eating in at your local fast food restaurant.
The meatballs are great! The shrimp cocktail is waaaay too horse radishy.
I had the steak and it was good. The potato was left untouched. We got the cheese noodles with grilled chicken. I think the chicken was either overcooked, or more likely left under a heat lamp waiting for the steak to finish. Horrible. Nearly ruined the entire (already not so good) experience.
Go to Outback or Longhorn and get a good steak at a much lower cost with much better sides and non-disposable plates, bowls, and silverware.

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OpenTable Diner
Central Coast
3 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Have never had a bad meal here. Steaks are high quality, large cuts, and cooked to perfection. The staff has always been attentive and friendly. It’s always full but, the noise level doesn’t get so high that you can’t have a conversation at the table.

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LouisD
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Meal was great. Service was outstanding as well. We always enjoy ourselves.

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KEVINP
Indiana
2 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Ordered Ribeye medium and my guest ordered Lamb chops medium as well. Both came out closer to rare. Service was very good - in and out in just over an hour. It was a cold night and unfortunately there was a fairly good draft in the restaurant. Food was good, but steak had a little less char / flavor than the normal Zagreb's steak.

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ElisabethS
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Every time we go here I always get my steak perfect! They are simply the best.

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SoCalGal
Indiana
5 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, my partner and I love eating at Little Zagreb for special occasions, like Valentines Day or just because we’re ready for a delicious steak. I enjoy the lamb chops, the best ever.
Never disappointed!

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vipDrfoodlove
Detroit
6 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Visited daughter in college

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vipCollegeDad
Milwaukee
15 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience2

Best steak house in Bloomington. You don’t go hear for the ambience, you go here for great food at a reasonable price for quality steaks and salmon.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Reputation and word of mouth led to high expectations, and Jankos still exceeded our hopes. We brought our sophomore IU student in for his 20th birthday and enjoyed every minute. Steaks that compare with any I've had from Chicago or Indy steakhouses, and service to match. Thank you Jankos!

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vipSteveD
Indiana
19 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nothing better than a steak for Jankos while in Bloomington.

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OpenTable Diner
Indiana
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is fantastic!

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OpenTable Diner
Indiana
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Valentines Day dinner with the family.

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LisaM
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always the best food and service!!! Love Janko’s Little Zagreb’s!!!

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AmandaM
Indiana
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall1food2service1ambience1

We had scheduled a reservation 2.5 weeks out from valentines day for 6 people. With a larger party we were left to take a 9:00 reservation which we all accepted. When the party arrived at 8:30 to check in we were told it would be a 2.5 hour wait. So our 9:00 reservation would have been seated at 11:30. Why accept reservations if you are not going to hold them and secondly a courtesy text or email would have been nice.

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vipVerenaP
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Did not have to wait for our reservation this time. Steaks and special ribeye pork chop were excelkent. Chicago prices though

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OpenTable Diner
Indiana
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was perfect!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience2

Packed us in like sardines on valentines to make an extra buck. We were basically sharing a table with strangers.

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OpenTable Diner
Indiana
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience2

The steak was good like always....
It was crowded because of Valentines Day, so we had a table next to the door and it was freezing outside and in the restaurant. I had to put my winter coat across my lap just to stay warm enough just to be able to eat. I am unsure if it was the temperatures the restaurant or not, but my wife’s dinner roll was actually frozen in the middle😟
Although my experience was not great, I still will return and recommend it to others.

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