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About Janko's Little Zagreb

Janko's Little Zagreb is the place for the best steaks in the Midwest. Located at 6th and Morton in downtown Bloomington, Indiana, Janko's Little Zagreb has been the home of tender, thick, daily cut steaks and an impressive selection of fine wines and beer for over 25 years. Open Monday through Saturday for dinner, Janko's Little Zagreb also serves a variety of Yugoslavian dishes and top-notch St. Louis-style barbecue ribs. Vegetarian meals are also available. Reservations are accepted and encouraged, and the atmosphere is casual and leisurely.

223 W 6th St
Bloomington, IN 47404
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Steakhouse, Seafood

Hours of Operation:


Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - Close, Friday & Saturday: 4:30pm - Close

Cross Street:
6th & Morton

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(812) 332-0694

Website:
http://www.littlezagreb.com/

Additional:
Beer, Non-Smoking, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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Janko's Little Zagreb Ratings and Reviews

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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.7

service

4.8

ambience

4.1

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

93% would recommend it to a friend

Casual (56)
Special Occasion (53)
Neighborhood Gem (48)
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Worth the Drive (40)
Authentic (39)
Good for Birthdays (38)
Good for a Date (34)
Good for Groups (33)
Fun (28)
Hot Spot (27)
Good for Anniversaries (27)
Business Meals (24)
Comfort Food (22)
Notable Wine List (19)
Cozy (18)
Fit for Foodies (17)
Pre/post Theatre (11)
Great Beer (10)
People Watching (10)
Kid-friendly (7)
Spicy (7)
Local Ingredients (5)
Romantic (5)
Paleo Friendly (5)
Gluten Free Options (3)
Live Sports (3)
Seasonal (3)
Tasting Menu (3)
Happy Hour (2)
Healthy (2)
Late-night Find (2)
Great for Lunch (2)
Vibrant Bar Scene (2)
Creative Cuisine (1)
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 (Indiana)·Dined 2 days ago

Great place to get a good steak - my favorite in Bloomington for sure. My wife gets the kebab and I usually go for the sirloin - they always nail her well-done tastes as well as my desire for an unabashedly rare cut of beef. The meatballs are a must if you like spicy food. Very attentive service as well.

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·Dined 5 days ago

We took a business partner there for dinner and our reservation was for 6:30 pm After 8:00 or so most patrons had left but we were still eating and conducting business. Around 8:30 pm our waitress came up to tell us a water pipe broke and they were going to have to shut off the water and there would be no restroom. Around 8:45 pm some one on staff turned the lights on and off a couple of times as a way of telling us to get out. Granted we might have been the last table to leave but it wasn't even 9:00 pm. I was appalled because we were hosting someone important and from out of town for dinner.

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 (London)·Dined 7 days ago

Good food, good people

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 (Indiana)·Dined 7 days ago

Iconic Bloomington spot for great steaks especially before or after a game. Get your IU on! Steaks are served with a basic salad and baked potato. Not much has changed since I was in college 30+ years ago - they do wrap the utensils now in cloth napkins as opposed to a wax paper sleeve! And some of the IU team posters have been updated. I always wish the place seemed to b e a little more clean looking. As always - we enjoyed our meal and had good service.

Tags: Fun
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·Dined on January 14, 2018

This was my second visit. They did not disappoint. Best steaks EVER
Make reservations!

Tags: Authentic, Casual, Fit for Foodies
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 14, 2018

Great as always

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·Dined on January 13, 2018

This is the third time I go and the third time my steak is not good. First time it was totally raw. Not red, not bloody but raw. Second time was so hard that was difficult to chew. This time was burned. Both the bread and the steak were black. I pointed out to the waitress (about the bread. ) The top was totally black, some other people had black stripes on their bread which I fnd totally fine, ours had no white spaces! The steak was so burned that the black corners tasted like charcoal. Is an expensive place. I want at least a decent meal. The salad was good. I showed my steak to the waitress. She offered to change it but we did not wanted to wait as we had a previous engagement post dinner. She brought a cheesecake on the house which was nice and unexpected. The place was dirty and the decor and furniture is cheap. Looks inside like an inexpensive Italian trattoria.

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 (Nashville)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Local staple in town. Not a lot of options on menu. But service great. You go for the steaks...just wish a bit more came with your meal. It's a steak and potatoes place---it's Indiana;)--but maybe a bit more side salad options then just lettuce. This is a busy place on weekends and they do like to turn tables so don't be surprised if next group of reservations is staring at you in the hour.

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·Dined on January 13, 2018

If you are in the mood for a great steak and a great experience, then look. I farther.

Tags: Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Fun
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·Dined on January 11, 2018

The food was absolutely delicious, we enjoyed our dinner, it was my husbands birthday. Great place, can't wait to go back.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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·Dined on January 10, 2018

A lot of people trying to do steaks. Zagrebs still does it their way and blows away the chain restaurants. Unique and special, one for the 3 must eat restaurants in Bloomington.

If you aren't into steak, trying the ribs finished in the aluminum foil bbq sauce coffin...to die for!

Tags: Spicy, Notable Wine List, Worth the Drive, Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Business Meals, Authentic
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 (Indiana)·Dined on January 9, 2018

Always an amazing dining experience.
The meatballs and/or ribs as an appetizer, is my favorite way to start a meal with friends at Janko's Little Zabreb.

Tags: Fun, Notable Wine List, People Watching, Business Meals, Hot Spot, Spicy, Paleo Friendly
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·Dined on January 9, 2018

Great food, great service...a must visit when you're here

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 (Louisville)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Great steaks as always. Cooked perfectly. Love the meatballs and the cozy atmosphere.

Tags: Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Great Beer, Tasting Menu, Good for Groups, Comfort Food, Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Cozy, Authentic
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Great food, great wine list, great service - what else is needed? (Maybe a very slight furniture upgrade).

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 (Indiana)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Great steak, as usual. Waited at least half hour past reservation. Waiting area is very small and in front of the men's restroom! But the steak is soooooo good!!

Tags: Special Occasion
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·Dined on January 1, 2018

Great service, great food! Not a cozy atmosphere, very loud but friendly

Tags: Special Occasion, Fun
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 (Indiana)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Went for New Years Eve dinner. Food was excellent, service was great!

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 (Indiana)·Dined on December 31, 2017

The food was amazing as always & the service was superb. It’s a little pricey but worth it! Love going here for special occasions

Tags: Worth the Drive, Fun, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on December 30, 2017

Had a great evening dinner with family and friends

Tags: Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays
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 (Nashville)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Having eaten at Janko’s before, was treating both kids and grandkids to a meal they will never forget. Appitizers was out of this world. Steaks were thick and very tasty.
Very loud and IU oriented which is what you would expect in BLOOMINGTON, IN.
Would not eat there every day but really enjoyed it on my birthday with family.

Tags: Authentic
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 (Indiana)·Dined on December 29, 2017

We had 6:00pm reservations and did not get seated until 6:30pm. It was too cold to be waiting outside but there was not enough room for our entire party to wait inside for the first 15 minutes of our wait. Once seated everything was seamless. Our servers were fabulous. The food was good.

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 (London)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Janko’s is a Bloomington tradition that never fails to “make” the trip to town.

Steaks, meatballs - the wine - always excellent and the level of customer service - especially given the busy nature of the restaurant is just super.

Tags: Comfort Food, Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List, Worth the Drive
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 (Indiana)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Great to go for IU games.

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 (Indiana)·Dined on December 28, 2017

Zagrebs is always a great place for any special occasion. I always suggest it to friends or family when they are visiting Bloomington.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Fun, Good for a Date, Hot Spot, Special Occasion
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 (Indiana)·Dined on December 23, 2017

I have been eating at Zagrebs for well over 40 years. It has not changed one bit- except maybe for the prices, but then everything goes up. But they still serve the best steak you will ever have. Back in the 70's you used to pay your bill at a cash register by the front door as you left. Part of that ritual involved weighing your left overs on a scale next to the register. I never left with less than about a pound and a half of left overs. I don't take away that much anymore, but probably because I am about twice as big as I was back then. A little pricey perhaps, but no where near as expensive as many other steak joints, and besides- it is worth EVERY penny!

Tags: Good for Groups, Business Meals, Fun, Casual, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays
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 (Indiana)·Dined on December 23, 2017

Service was excellent and the food is always done to perfection. Would recommend to others!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive
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 (Miami)·Dined on December 21, 2017

Hooooosiers
Also sage was the bomb

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 (Columbus)·Dined on December 21, 2017

Iu game and celebrating grades

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 (Indiana)·Dined on December 21, 2017

We visit Janko’s when we are in town. The steaks are superb and the service is fabulous! The night we were there, it was too loud, but that’s to be expected at a popular restaurant during the holiday season.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on December 18, 2017

What's not to like about this restaurant? It is consistently good in every facet of the game. I hadn't been there in more than 20 years when my daughters were attending college. It has not changed a bit - if anything I think the steaks have gotten better. Size of the steaks will leave you with leftovers but what's not to like about that. Quick service even on a game night.

Tags: Casual, Special Occasion
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 (Louisville)·Dined on December 18, 2017

Dinner before an IU basketball game. Great service. Steaks were perfect. A Bloomington landmark that has been there for decades. I hadn’t been there in 20 years. Still as good as I remembered.

Tags: Casual, Cozy, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Authentic
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 (Birmingham)·Dined on December 16, 2017

Delicious food! Great service.

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on December 16, 2017

Ribs slightly too spicy. Just slightly. Other than that, it was fine.

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 (Indiana)·Dined on December 15, 2017

Best steak ever! And the service was fantastic. Our waitress, Carolyn, was awesome! Love Janko's!

Tags: Casual, Good for a Date, Cozy, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Columbus)·Dined on December 14, 2017

First time we were able to dine. Tried several times but reservations were not available. The food was great, service was friendly and experience was worth the wait.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on December 9, 2017

The food was great. The night we were there it was very loud. Would not recommend for a romantic dinner. The salad and dressings were amazing.

Tags: Hot Spot, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on December 9, 2017

Second time there and both have been so amazing!

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 (Indiana)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Birthday dinner excellent as usual we love this place and the steaks are outstanding

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 (Indiana)·Dined on December 8, 2017

This is a great local spot. Don't expect fine dining. It's all about the quality of steak that's served. 18 ounce strip! Fantastic! Can't wait to go again.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Fun
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