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Jim's Steak House

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2307 E Washington St, Bloomington, IL 61704-4407
309-663-4142
Today
5:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Sat 5:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Dining options: Drinks, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 46
    Excellent
  • 24
    Very good
  • 11
    Average
  • 12
    Poor
  • 9
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Surprised in a good way

Was a bit worried walking in because building is a bit dated. The service was great and the steaks cooked and seasoned perfectly. The baked potato and fries were done nicely. Very glad we stopped.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 24, 2015
Lisa_CrystalLake_IL
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Crystal Lake, IL
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102 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Blue Mound, Illinois, United States
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17 reviews 17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Excellent steaks, soups, salads! Price is higher than chain restaurants but worth it. Had not been there in 25 years, décor is the same but I like it.

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Farmer City, Illinois
Top Contributor
50 reviews 50 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

Wow! Had a wonderful steak dinner at Jim's Steakhouse in Bloomington,IL,and it really was fabulous.Beautiful building on several levels,lots of steps. Sometimes I have trouble with steps,but this place was easy to get around in. Once seated,our waitress came quickly & took drink orders,which were filled pronto. I then ordered a small ribeye & baked potato,with salad. Salad arrived almost... More 

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Crystal Lake, IL
Senior Contributor
43 reviews 43 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 via mobile

Was a bit worried walking in because building is a bit dated. The service was great and the steaks cooked and seasoned perfectly. The baked potato and fries were done nicely. Very glad we stopped.

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Aviston, Illinois
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

I was in town for a conference and had asked Amy at the Eastland Suite to recommend a few places for dinner. Jim's Steak House was one suggestion and what a great suggestion it was! Jim's is locally owned and the service was very good. Dined on a Friday evening, not crowded but nice group of people. They had a... More 

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Springfield, IL
Top Contributor
58 reviews 58 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

I was in charge of a surprise retirement party for 20 people. Jim's could not have been more accommodating and helpful. They seated us upstairs in half of that dining room at one big table. It was perfect! Our waiter, Chad, did an amazing job keeping track of everyone's bills and worked very hard to make sure all our needs... More 

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Austin, Texas
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33 reviews 33 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

This is hands down the best steak joint in McLean County. The steaks are aged and coated with a nice salt-based rub that creates a nice juicy steak. The side salad and baked potato are huge and delicious, both in classic, basic style with lots of butter and sour cream on the potato. The atmosphere is fantastic, with a very... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

The beef is top shelf. The staff is friendly and quick. Try the 20 ounce bone in ribeye, it melts in your mouth. Twice baked potatos are not listed on the menu but they have them and they are wonderful. The piano bar adds light background music that makes a relaxing atmosphere.

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Chicago, Illinois
Top Contributor
97 reviews 97 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015 via mobile

We had a party of six at this restaurant for a pre-show dinner. Zero for atmosphere. First of all, they had ling tapers on the tables which were extremely top heavy and as predicted, had a tendency to topple over. Most of our table ordered steak and they declared them ok. I had a taste for prime rib. I ordered... More 

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Bloomington, Illinois
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

Took a party of six to Jim's Steak House, 2307 E. Washington St. - Bloomington, IL 61701 (309) 663-4142, for lunch last week. It was excellent. They've just remodeled, new carpet, paint, etc. Looks great and improved atmosphere. We were quickly ushered to our reserved table and promptly met by our waiter for drink orders and informed of the daily... More 

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Decatur, Illinois
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67 reviews 67 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
140 helpful votes 140 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

Fantastic tasting steaks, the baked shrimp dijon appetizer is the best I have ever eaten. Order the warm bacon house dressing with your salad. You will ask for seconds!!! The only issue I have even had with Jim's Steak House is the interior. I have eaten here for 30 years, and they have never changed a single thing inside. Extremely... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2307 E Washington St, Bloomington, IL 61704-4407
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Bloomington
  • Phone Number: 309-663-4142

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20
  • Cuisine: American, Steakhouse
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
5:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 11:30 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?