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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

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food

4.6

service

4.7

ambience

4.0

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

95% would recommend it to a friend

Casual (68)
Neighborhood Gem (57)
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Worth the Drive (46)
Good for Birthdays (44)
Authentic (43)
Good for Groups (42)
Good for Anniversaries (33)
Fun (32)
Hot Spot (32)
Good for a Date (31)
Comfort Food (29)
Business Meals (26)
Cozy (19)
Notable Wine List (19)
Fit for Foodies (17)
People Watching (14)
Kid-friendly (12)
Pre/post Theatre (12)
Great Beer (11)
Spicy (9)
Paleo Friendly (8)
Local Ingredients (6)
Healthy (5)
Great for Lunch (5)
Romantic (5)
Creative Cuisine (3)
Gluten Free Options (3)
Live Sports (3)
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Good Vegetarian Options (3)
Disabled Access (2)
Happy Hour (2)
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Scenic View (2)
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Sunday Lunch (1)
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·Dined 3 days ago

Second time there and both have been so amazing!

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 (Indiana)·Dined 3 days ago

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

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 (Indiana)·Dined 3 days ago

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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 (Louisville)·Dined 3 days ago

Excellent steaks - go here if you want a great hunk of beef.
Not a full bar - no cocktails, beer & wine only - but a very good wine list.

Tags: Hot Spot, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive
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 (Indiana)·Dined 6 days ago

The shrimp cocktail was delicious, fresh and large! My husband's steak and my lamb chops were cooked to perfection. Service was stellar - we love Janko's!

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·Dined on December 4, 2017

always a good time and great food...our favorite spot before IU games

Tags: Hot Spot, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion
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·Dined on December 4, 2017

The food was fantastic as always - I have eaten here 25 times

The meatballs were inferno hot - it does say that on the menu, but I believe it should be communicated before someone makes the purchase

The wine was also very good and reasonable

The noise level was quite high (it was before a home IU basketball game)

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Live Sports, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on December 3, 2017

Great steaks and chops. Good wine and great service. Oh yes and great chocolate cake!

Tags: Fun, Notable Wine List, Authentic, Comfort Food, Special Occasion, Casual, Worth the Drive
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·Dined on December 3, 2017

Took my son who is a student at IU
Was a homerun we loved it we will go back many times over the next three years
Our cable was right by the grill which was really cool
Love the way the roles were heated up on the barbecue grill for the steaks or cooked
Even a piece of free cheesecake for his birthday
Can’t wait to go back
Rick F

Tags: Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on December 2, 2017

We had a reservation at 6pm and we were running a little late due to traffic. I called them to let them know that we might be a few minutes late and they were very understanding. We would have been on time if there were access to parking at the restaurant, but it took us 10 minutes to find a place to park. Once we got inside, the smells are amazing! We ordered the shrimp cocktail for the appetizer, and a warning to people: the cocktail sauce is a little spicy! It took me and my wife a little off guard, but it was good! The salad that she ordered was just the right size to not get full on it, and to leave room for the entrée. She asked for ranch and the French dressings, which are house made by the way. She said she has never had a salad taste as great as this one! I substituted the apple sauce for my salad, and it tasted like a homemade dutch apple pie! I could have ordered it for dessert! Now comes the good part: the STEAK! WE both ordered the 20oz ribeye, cooked medium rare, which was right on point! The seasonings that they put on it tasted awesome, and it just melted in our mouths. My wife ordered a half pound of king crab legs, and yes, they were the king! Huge legs with a ton of meat. We were there for our anniversary dinner, and they gave us a slice of cheesecake that was at least three inches tall, and was so delicious that it was almost orgasmic! The only down fall that I can say about the evening, it is not a very big place, and when the front door opens, cold air rushes in and it is a little chilly. We will be returning for dinner again, just this time we will ask to be seated in a corner away from the door!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries
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 (Indiana)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Steaks are always great, soup was cool but waitress replaced, shrimp was large and good, but for some reason they sliced the shrimp about a 1/2 inch in so they'd slide onto the glass; shrimp fell apart which was unappealing. All good though!

Tags: Authentic
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 (Indiana)·Dined on December 2, 2017

As usual all was excellent the steaks are great and there is service to match. We love going there

Tags: Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 30, 2017

Great food. Great wine.

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on November 29, 2017

perfect spot before IU basketball games

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·Dined on November 25, 2017

The steaks are absolutely first rate. But how about getting some new plates to serve them. Seriously, the ridiculously small plates really made it difficult to eat the gigantic steaks. The prices and food quality compare to "St Elmo's", but the interior is more "Denny's". It would be so easy to make this a first-rate dining establishment.

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 (Indiana)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Jankos is still the best place to eat in Bloomington!

Tags: Fun, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on November 20, 2017

Great Place. Great food. Service is always awesome

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Gluten Free Options, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Cozy, Worth the Drive, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Paleo Friendly, Hot Spot, Casual, Happy Hour, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Excellent steaks professionally prepared. Very nice wine list. Casual atmosphere with excellent food and pleasant staff

Tags: Special Occasion, Casual
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 (Indiana)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Great birthday dinner for our daughter Lucy!

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 (Louisville)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Steaks were awesome as always. A great place to dine, especially before or after an IU game!

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·Dined on November 18, 2017

We love this place! I would recommend this place to anyone!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Hot Spot, Scenic View, Casual, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Always my favorite when we are in Bloomington! Great service, love the atmosphere, and the steak was amazing! We didn't have to wait at all which was a bonus, we will be back for sure!

Tags: Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive
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 (Indiana)·Dined on November 17, 2017

The best steak ever. We took our grandson there for his 22nd birthday, great experience.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Great Beer
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vip
 (Jackson Hole)·Dined on November 16, 2017

When in Bloomington, if you want a steak, then this is the place...accept no substitute

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Great food fast service, loved the spicy meatballs.

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 (Indiana)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Excellent food and service, highly recommend.

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 (Indiana)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Not at all what we were expecting. I'd have to rate it as overpriced for the quality level of the steaks that we received. If this is the best Bloomington has to offer for steaks...I feel sorry for Bloomington. It was nice to try but a little pricey for this category of steaks. The service was good and it appeared that all of the servers were quite intent on satisfying everyone that was seated. Decent wine selection. a loud variety of music. An interesting place for certain but a little pricey for the quality. Been there now and done that now.

Tags: Casual
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 (Indiana)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Disappointed with the 30 min wait even with having reservations made two weeks prior

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 (Indiana)·Dined on November 10, 2017

We went before IU Basketball Ball game and it was a sea of Red. Great fun atmosphere before a game with restaurant full of IU fans. Food was delicious as always and wait staff worked well to get everyone out before game time.

Tags: Hot Spot
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Always big food - in a good way. Everything cooked to order and delicious.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Great steaks, simple menu done very well. Great place for that old IU feel.

Tags: Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Indiana)·Dined on November 8, 2017

Enjoyed everything except the physical comfort. Table distance between guest and yourself was narrow. Felt like I was on top of the other party across from me. Booths were very uncomfortable. That was the only negative. NOW the food and service was exquisite. I would compare the quality and favor to any 5 star steakhouse in Indpls. The cheese tray appetizer was a meal in itself. It is a must "try". The filet was cooked perfectly for medium rare. The salad and potato were equally as well prepared. Again the service was exceptional.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Casual, Good for Groups, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Cozy
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Went here while visiting IU. Atmosphere is kind of quirky but in a good way. Steaks were prepared perfectly, well seasoned and portions were huge. Service was excellent and would definitely return.

Tags: Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Authentic
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Had dinner with my wife and Hoosier son. Reservation always recommended. Great food, lively venue. Wait staff is very responsive and friendly...you will never go thirsty and the steaks are great!

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 (Denver)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Always good - split the crab legs for an appetizer and they were actually fantastic - perfectly cooked to come out of the shell in whole pieces. The steak is always good

Tags: Kid-friendly, Casual, Fun, Hot Spot
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·Dined on November 5, 2017

One of the best restaurants in Bloomington. Definitely the best steaks in Bloomington. I love the casual aspect of the restaurant although the food is upscale. It is my go to for when I have guests in town and for special occasions.

Tags: Fun, Casual, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Cozy, Worth the Drive, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List
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 (Indiana)·Dined on November 4, 2017

We had great steaks and had a good time. Thanks highly recommend.

Tags: Hot Spot
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Fun and enjoyable dinner with our daughter, visiting her on campus. Would definitely recommend for a good dinner.

Tags: Seasonal, Special Occasion
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 (Tallahassee)·Dined on November 4, 2017

I have been to Janko's many times and always enjoy the atmosphere and the food. This time was no different. Even though we were there following an IU football game our server took her time and did not pressure or rush us to order, eat, and get out. I wish the same could be said for one of the girls that was busing tables. She came to our table at least four different times wanting to clear our appetizer plate as if to hurry us along. The same continued into our dinner.
It seemed like every time we laid down our fork she would stop and ask if we were finished and could she get our plates out of the way. This was very annoying and made the overall experience less than enjoyable. I'll be back again for sure. I just hope I'm not as "rushed" by the staff the next time.

Tags: Hot Spot
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 (Indiana)·Dined on November 4, 2017

We loved the atmosphere and service but they weren't able to get my steak medium well after 2 tries so I changed my order to stuffed green peppers and they were fantastic.

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