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Jim's Steak House

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2307 E Washington St, Bloomington, IL 61704-4407
+1 309-663-4142
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Sat - Sun 4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

For dinner, Jim's is our local steakhouse that compares favorably with the fancy Chicago places for much more modest prices. Top notch service. Excellent quality. Generous portions. For lunch, Jim's is a quiet, great place for important business meetings and cozy personal conversations alike. Again, the service is excellent and prices are modest. Few in the community seem to realize... More 

Thank Tim L
Columbia, Tennessee
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 12, 2017

We stop here a couple times a year on our way to Wisconsin. Food is great, can't go wrong with Jim's filet. We sat at the bar, very attentive staff, and the pours were excellent. Always enjoy hearing Chuck on the piano! All around great experience, just wish they weren't so far from Tennessee!!

Thank Connie B
Bloomington, Illinois
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34 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 27, 2016 via mobile

Did a family dinner here for my wife's birthday. The place is dated for sure. My son ordered a steak which he said was good. My wife had a lobster tail and was quite happy with it. My biggest complaint was the service. We had a waiter that couldn't seem to get anything right. We were in the middle of... More 

Thank Hawkswincupx3
Bloomington, Illinois
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92 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 13, 2016 via mobile

This steakhouse has been around for a number of years in this area and won't disappoint you with the ambiance or food. We all had something different and all of us were pleased. My sea bass was melt-in-your-mouth tender and very flavorful. Steaks were perfectly done, tender and delicious. Prime rib was of a generous portion and it, too, was... More 

Thank Suzanne35691
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 6, 2016 via mobile

Went to Jim's with friends to enjoy drinks. We arrived around 9:30 pm. Atmosphere was fun in the bar. Drinks where good but very small. Good time with friends until the owner sat at the bar and started smoking cigarettes, ( one after another ). As he sat chain smoking and flicking his ashes in a beer bottle under the... More 

2 Thank Joe Z
Palatine, Illinois
1 review
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 5, 2016 via mobile

The food was mediocre except the calamari was unbelievable. But the building is outdated and had a stale, old stench.

Thank chickentendas
Roanoke, Virginia
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44 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 24, 2016

We had a group of about 15 meeting for a late lunch prior to a rehearsal dinner. Service was flawless, the food delicious, and the facility was great with lots of charm. They even divided up the bills for the multiple groups of us there - and that was a chore. best of all no tacked on group tip added.

Thank Bill H
Washington DC
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60 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 19, 2016

Service was great. Owner is on site but not professional. He came by the table and tasted wine out of our glass!! Of course we had steak and it was good. Not sure if they have a wine list. The owner sold us some special wine he had. It was ok not great.

Thank BigBUCKETList
Bloomington-Normal, Illinois
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11 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 19, 2016 via mobile

Steak was very good. Favorite appetizers were bacon wrapped shrimp, stuffed mushrooms and shrimp cocktail. Service was helpful and attentive. Atmosphere is old time Midwest steakhouse. Having grown up in Wisconsin I recognized the type. We joked that all we needed was cigarette smoke. The restaurant was clean and comfortable. I recommend if you are in the mood for a... More 

Thank fuzzybutter
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47 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2016

This was a 90th birthday celebration. While the steak was good, the rest of the meal was not. The salad had too much dressing. There was either butter or sour cream for the baked potato, but nothing else. No vegetable came with the meal. Choice of dessert was either vanilla ice cream or plain cheesecake - no toppings for either... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
American, Steakhouse
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Parking Available
Good for
Business meetings, Large groups, Special occasions
Open Hours
4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2307 E Washington St, Bloomington, IL 61704-4407
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Bloomington
  • Phone Number: +1 309-663-4142

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?