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Janko's Little Zagreb

223 W 6th St, Bloomington, IN 47404
(812) 332-0694
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Ranked #19 of 294 restaurants in Bloomington
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $30 - $50
Cuisines: American, Steakhouse
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Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: 6th & Morton
Description: 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.
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River Edge, New Jersey
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75 reviews 75 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

What it lacks in atmosphere (if you are looking beyond great college town feel) it more than makes up for in quality and quantity of beef. Yes, there are other offerings like seafood, pork chops, ribs, etc., but why go to a steakhouse for those? The petit filet was perfect at 7 oz. - most servings are much larger, for... More

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Bloomington, Indiana
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

I'm going to be blunt. This place sucks. I have eaten there 4 times in my 43 years of life, and will not be back, even at someone else's expense. I can't say anymore than has already been stated in the poor reviews. Save your money and go to Texas Roadhouse where the steaks are 100 times better and 1/3... More

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Mobile
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52 reviews 52 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

I had the Jumbo Shrimp appetizer and the 11 oz Filet which were both excellent. It's a fun place to eat, but crowded, especially on the weekend. I waited 30 minutes with a reservation. The aggravating part is they have very little room to wait, which is an inconvenience to the waitresses trying to maneuver through the crowd. I'm surprised... More

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

I will always come back for the steak. However the sides are just average. Steaks are top notch, recommend the Ribeye. For anyone who's never been here, the interior is decorated like a cheap burger joint. Don't expect an elegant steakhouse.

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Clearwater, Florida
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

Outstanding steaks, very ordinary otherwise, no options on sides, no up-grade on salad. Huge steaks (18 oz. NY Strip), bigger than necessary, very good but not enough to justify price.

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014 via mobile

Always worth the drive for us. We have not had a bad experience yet. Service to the food, it is always on point. Make reservations or you may not get a table.

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Ellettsville, Indiana
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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

We live in town, but honestly never eat out much. When we do, it is usually for a special occassion. Everytime we choose Janko's, the meal is outstanding. It is a meat place, so the meat is amazing. Not sure what they do to make it so tender and cook it perfectly to the customer's order, but I have never... More

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Maiden, North Carolina
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14 reviews 14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

Had a great dinner at Janko's on a recent trip to Bloomington. We had the meatballs and the ribs as an appetizer and then I had the huge rib-eye. The meatballs were delicious with a slightly spicy sauce that left your lips burning. The ribs were tender and prepared well. Not much smoky flavor but they tasted good. The steaks... More

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Suffield, Connecticut
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014 via mobile

Best steak I've had in a long time. Cant beat this one. The staff was great and attentive, and the background music was perfect...Clapton to Sinatra. So good we went back twice and had a great time.

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Denver, Colorado
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43 reviews 43 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

1 pound burgers! 20 ounce Ribeye steaks! All meals are LARGE. My Ribeye was delicious...but so big I could hardly touch my baked potato. Overall a very nice local establishment in a nice area of the city.

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