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Jim's Steak House

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2307 E Washington St, Bloomington, IL 61704-4407
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Sat - Sun 4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Roanoke, Virginia
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35 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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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55 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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 1 week ago 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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42 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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 

Thank juniebjones
Evansville, Indiana
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is without a doubt the best steakhouse in town. A must visit for out of towners. Only downfall is that im not sure the could accommodate large groups like ball teams, ect. Reason because they are always busy.

Thank Darlene T
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37 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is an older steak house with dark wood, white tablecloths, and a taper candle on the table. It is outdated but I liked it. We saw several people dressed casually in jeans. Use the Washington St entrance to avoid a lot of stairs. This leads into the bar and it wasn't clear where to go for the restaurant. After... More 

Thank 4jean4
Normal, Illinois
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86 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 1, 2016 via mobile

I love local. I love fresh. Sadly, I can't find a single good thing to say about one of my own. Jim's Steakhouse hosted me maybe a decade ago and it took a gathering of friends to get me back. The camaraderie was great. Too bad everything else fell flat. Tired, dated decor. Wilted lettuce that my pet wouldn't eat.... More 

Thank normalwriter
Bloomington, Illinois
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2016

dined one Friday night, enjoyed perfectly cooked prime rib and listened to excellent music. The service was outstanding and loved the ambiance of the establishment

Thank John K
Powder Springs, Georgia
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105 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 10, 2016

Great place for Steaks! This is the place where locals have been going for over 30 years! Don't miss out on eating at this excellent restaurant!!

Thank Lee N
Peoria, Illinois
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143 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 30, 2016 via mobile

Nice old place, we'll cared for. We have been coming here since 70's. Jim's since 80's. Worst part not handicap friendly. The restroom is down a major flight of steps. If I were them, I would find a method of having a restrooms on the eating level. Still nice decor! Trish took very good care of us and the steak... 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, Parking Available, Full Bar, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, 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: 13096634142

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