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Jim's Steak House

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2307 E Washington St, Bloomington, IL 61704-4407
+1 309-663-4142
16:00 - 23:00
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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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38 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Really needs to be redone on the inside and is not the cleanest place but they have awesome steaks and great drinks at great prices. Great place to get full and drunk.

Thank Douglas W
Sudbury, Massachusetts
1 review
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I ordered the New York Strip - their "signature" steak. It was 60% fat and gristle. The manager offered a free desert - for a truly terrible $34 steak.

Thank cmjhoran
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23 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went for my 26th birthday. Food was delicious and well prepared. For the portions sized and quality of the steak very reasonable prices. Their house dressing was very good which I was surprised as i don't usually like creamy dressings. I had the ribeye rare and was very pleased when it 1 came out rare (I have issues with this... More 

Thank Josh E
Bloomington, Illinois
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27 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I have never left disappointed at Jim's. All of the dishes I have tried are delicious and consistent. A few of my favorites included the blackened salmon, any of their burgers, their house made Brittney dressing, and the pineapple upside down cake (best I've ever had). I highly recommend coming here!

Thank erica_gen1
Rockford, Illinois
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2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Owner sits at the bar smoking under the clean wine glasses. Place smells like stale cigarettes. Needs to be updated

1 Thank Debbie T
Danvers, Illinois
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55 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 February 2017

Great food great location great staff. Steaks here are unbelievably good. I tried fresh scallops to complement my steak they were prepared perfectly. The owner of our local Harley-Davidson dealership told me how good this place was and she was not wrong. We will be back soon

Thank Timothy G
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 9 February 2017

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
Bloomington, Illinois
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 February 2017

We went for lunch recently. In the past the motivator was a cheap burger lunch, one of the best in town. Changed our mind however and feasted on raw oysters. We got greedy, ran up the bill but enjoyed it greatly. We'll definitely do it again, maybe fewer oysters and more burgers. BTW, the service is A-1 EXCELLENT!!!!!

Thank tony b
Columbia, Tennessee
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4 reviews
Reviewed 12 January 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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35 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 December 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 

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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, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Private Dining, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
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?