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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 - 22:00
Closed now
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Mon - Fri 11:00 - 22:00
Sat - Sun 16:00 - 23:00
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Bloomington, Illinois
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77 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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 

1 Thank Joe Z
Palatine, Illinois
1 review
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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 But the building is outdated and had a stale, old stench.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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40 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 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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58 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 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 19 October 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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43 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 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 

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 18 October 2016 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 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016

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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95 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 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 

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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, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Private Dining, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings
Open Hours
16:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 23:00
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?