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Review of Jim's Steak House

Jim's Steak House
Ranked #13 of 263 Restaurants in Bloomington
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$0 - US$20
Cuisines: American, Steakhouse
Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Reviewed 4 July 2016

Jim's is located just off Veteran's Parkway on Washington Street, a bit past the corner occupied by a Jimmy John's franchise. The exterior is unassuming and likely to be missed if you are not looking, but once inside, anyone over forty feels totally comfortable with the dimly-lit "time travel decor," the piano bar, the comfortable booths or the lower level main dining room. Jim's seems to be a leftover from the fifties, and some of the clientele fit right in as they sip their Rob Roys at the bar or take a smooth, slow spin on the little dance floor. The atmosphere is all Fifties, and all that is missing is the heavy cigarette smoke, but the place is a true reminder of those better, cooler, slower days when cellphones were something you read about in Popular Mechanics.
Turning to the food, Jim's lives up to the first impression and the menu is, as you would expect, shrimp cocktails, steaks, and chicken, with sides like creamed spinach and au gratin potatoes. After my first extra chilled straight up martini with two olives, I knew Jim's was already on my favorites list, and the follow up meal did not disappoint. Excellent service, wonderful people watching, and good value. Stop in any time you are in Bloomington, IL.

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Reviewed 29 June 2016

If your are looking for a yummy steak then Jim's is for you! They have good specials, great steaks and prime rib! The bar area has a piano and live music. The pricing is good and the atmosphere is relaxing. The wait staff is attentive and friendly. It is in need of updating! But really is a fun place to eat!!

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Reviewed 28 June 2016 via mobile

Great spot for lunch. Always great food! Best price lunch in town. The Maurice salad with Brittany dressing is always a great choice.

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Reviewed 28 June 2016

Had one of the best steaks with great service and a relaxed atmosphere. Be prepared encounter many stairs after entering the building. Older style building but a definite stop while in the Bloomington area.

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Thank Hechler
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Reviewed 5 June 2016 via mobile

The best steakhouse in Bloomington/Normal. An old fashion bar with lots of character specially when Chuck and Bob are playing their live music. Eating at the bar is always special when Lindsey is in charge. Kyle is a great chef always prepares the food to the liking of his guests. They also offer amazing burgers during lunch hours prepared daily from fresh ground beef, a must have!

Thank Abraham S
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