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Janko's Little Zagreb

223 W 6th St, Bloomington, IN 47404
(812) 332-0694
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Ranked #24 of 300 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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Indianapolis, Indiana
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21 reviews 21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

If looking for a great place for steak, this is the place to go in Bloomington. The Bucharest (spicy) meatballs are to die for! They will shock your pallet, but will leave your mouth watering for more. Great skillet mushrooms and a good wine and beer list. The ambiance is definitely IU oriented and a relaxed, laid-back atmosphere..

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Pensacola Beach, Florida
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145 reviews 145 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

I've dined at Morton's of Chicago, McGuires Pensacola, St. Elmo's of Indy, Peter Luger's in NYC and Kevin Rathburn's in Atlanta and, this steak was outstandingly THE BEST !!!! 'Melts in your mouth' tender. My daughter had their filet and raved about it likewise !!! Accompanied by a decent salad and baked potato. Excellent local beers and a vast wine... More 

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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69 reviews 69 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

This is what you might expect to find in the way of a local steak, seafood and chop house in a college town which has no upscale chains. The food is pricey for a small town in south central Indiana, but it does not disappoint. And the food does come out as ordered, not grey when you ordered medium. So... More 

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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214 reviews 214 reviews
126 restaurant reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

Janko's Little Zagreb continues to serve fine steaks, ribs and seafood. The lobster tail (at a high market price) was the largest I have ever seen....nearly the diameter of a soft ball......and very sweet. Those of us in our group of 4 who had steaks were very pleased with the way they were cooked, the flavor and the quality. Their... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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366 reviews 366 reviews
287 restaurant reviews
105 helpful votes 105 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

We were looking for a steak while in town and this restaurant was highly recommended. It is pricey and very good. Inspired: the IU support Food: Meatballs Bucharest and the filets were amazing Service: Morgan was excellent Atmosphere: relaxed and friendly Return: yes Discovered: from our Airbnb host

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23 reviews 23 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

This place never disappoints. The food is delicious and the staff are very good. I don't get to Bloomington very often but when I do, I'll go back.

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4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

It's all here!!! There is so much of everything that they know you will want to share. They have a sharing charge if $8 that includes potato and salad. The meat is very good, steak, pork, meatballs...seasoned wonderfully right before your eyes in one of the dining rooms. This is red and white table cloth, dress up or dress down... More 

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10 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

This hole in the wall steak house at IU has enjoyed a long history and therefore a rich lore. For those reasons alone, it is worthwhile to go. That being said, the food is okay or less, the atmosphere is due to a lack of investment in the physical structure, and yet the prices are at a world class level.... More 

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Bloomington, Indiana
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

This place is deservedly popular especially with young men from IU, groups of athletes, their coaches, occasionally moms and dads too (who of course will pick up the check). Or you will see guys with girlfriends. As a lady of a certain age, I wouldn't go there with girlfriends, or with vegetarians. Definitely make a reservation and hope you don't... More 

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Bloomington, IN
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64 reviews 64 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
118 helpful votes 118 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

I have been to Janko's probably 6 times since I have lived in Bloomington (more than 20 years), and I'm not going to lie, I have had a couple of good meals here, but this place has never failed to leave me scratching my head over the hype and the prices. This is a BARE BONES steakhouse. Don't expect frills... More 

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Address: 223 W 6th St, Bloomington, IN 47404
Phone Number: (812) 332-0694
Location: United States  >  Indiana (IN)  >  Bloomington
Average Prices: USD 30 - 50
Cuisine: American, Steakhouse

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