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Jim's Steak House

2307 E Washington St, Bloomington, IL 61704-4407
309-663-4142
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Ranked #60 of 226 restaurants in Bloomington
Price range: $0 - $20
Hours:
Sun 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Sat 5:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Cuisines: American, Steakhouse
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
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English first
Pflugerville TX
Top Contributor
54 reviews 54 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

Hear from family members that this is the best steakhouse in Bloomington. Steaks were good but my husband didn't care for his lamb chops. Place has multilevels and is musty. Very dark inside. Could use some fixing up.

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Bloomington, Illinois
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2014

The restaurant has a great location and menu. It also has a very unique and appealing building, with large trees and flowers outside. I wanted to take my mother out for dinner on Mother's Day and I chose Jim's Steakhouse because my mother mentioned that she would like to go there. I made a reservation for dinner 3-4 days prior.... More

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Normal, Illinois
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23 reviews 23 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

After much discussion about where to take a group of 9 to celebrate our son's high school graduation we chose Jim's because we knew we could get a delicious steak and hold a conversation without yelling. We arrived a little early and they accommodated us easily which was nice though the host simply pointed the party in the direction of... More

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Bloomington, Illinois
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

I sat at the bar and ordered the Steak Fillet Sliders. They were awesome and the bartender, Lidsay was outstanding. Her customer service eservice skills were great. It happened to be a Thursday, which was the night for the Piano Bar! Be sure and make this one of your places for great food, great customer service, and great music!

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Bloomington, Illinois
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2014

Jim's hands down has the best burgers! My colleagues and I all agree the burgers are great and even the chicken sandwich is delicious. I always get just the cheeseburger medium with potato salad and it never disappoints! Seems like they have made some decor improvements inside as well. The restaurant felt more airy and bright. Great place to enjoy... More

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beecher
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2013

We all miss the blue cheese dressing on the salad! creamy garlic doesn't cut it!! charge us extra for the dressing, i don't care. Twice baked potato should be on the menu, it's great. I remember the steaks tasting better in the past 20 years we've been dining at jimmys;but still ok. A little $$$$$ though.

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Normal, Illinois
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2013 via mobile

I used to love Jim's, mainly for their wonderfully aged steaks. Our most recent visit found the size of my usual favorite top sirloin was about half the size they used to be. It had a lot of fat and simply no longer had the wonderful taste that it used to. They have raised their already high prices and reduced... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2013

I had my birthday dinner tonight and I was very pleased with everything. I had heard a lot of things about Jim's good and bad but had never been there. I enjoyed the candel light and low lights. I was with a group of 15 and we were givin two servers. They were both very nice. Everyone enjoyed their dinner.... More

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IL
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32 reviews 32 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2013

My family and I dined here on a Saturday night to celebrate a graduation. Like another patron, we bypassed a group of employess smoking outside of the main entrance. Really? I didn't mind the "outdated" decor; it screams old-school steak house or supper club, both of which I enjoy. The live piano music is a nice touch, but Lionel Ritchie... More

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Moweaqua, IL
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22 reviews 22 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2013

Date night with my husband and we decided to try Jim's Steak House. First thing we noticed was an employee having a smoke directly outside the door, he was nice enough to open it for us all while still smoking. Then upon entering the bar area a smell immediately hit us, it was as if stepping into a nursing home... More

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