Jack’s Donuts

American, Coffee, Donuts

1155 S. College Mall Rd.


This laid-back coffee and donut shop, open 19 hours a day, offers all of the handmade doughy classics you can imagine. From coconut cake and Bavarian cream-filled donuts to cinnamon buns, there are plenty of options to choose from to build your dozen or just grab a single for the road. • Prices: • Hours: Daily 5 a.m.–midnight • Bar: No • Credit Cards: Visa, MC, AMEX, Disc. • Outdoor Seating: No

Janko’s Little Zagreb

American, European, Steaks

223 W. 6th St.


A Bloomington favorite, with its checked tablecloths and IU-decked walls, Janko’s is one block west of the downtown Square. Lamb and pork chop specials are featured regularly, and the menu offers Eastern European specialties like fiery Bucharest meatballs, but fabulous steaks are the reason most people line up to get in. • Prices: $$$–$$$$ • Hours: Mon.–Th. 5–9 p.m.; Fri.–Sat. 4:30–10 p.m.; Closed Sun.; Reservations recommended. • Bar: Beer, wine • Credit Cards: Visa, MC, AMEX, DC • Outdoor Seating: No

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East Asian, Japanese, Sushi

320 N. Walnut
Japonee Express:
530 E. Kirkwood


Sake and sushi, you’ll find both in abundance at Japonee. Try the deep-fried Crazy Roll, crispy on the outside with tuna, salmon, molten cream cheese, and avocado inside. Open late on weekends, the North Walnut location keeps the sake bombs flowing in a modern dining room with an open sushi bar and lots of private karaoke rooms. Japonee Express on East Kirkwood retains much of the same menu, plus a few Korean dishes, in a casual, quick service setting. • Prices: $–$$ • Hours: North Walnut: Sun.–Wed. 4 p.m.–midnight; Th.–Sat. 4 p.m.–1 a.m.; East Kirkwood: Mon.–Th. 11 a.m.–9 p.m.; Fri.–Sat. 11 a.m.–10 p.m.; Closed Sun. • Bar: Beer, wine • Credit Cards: Visa, MC, AMEX, Disc. • Outdoor Seating: No

Juannita’s Restaurant

Mexican, Sandwiches, Soup

620 W. Kirkwood


Juannita's prides itself on serving the most authentic Mexican food in Bloomington, with recipes straight from Abuelita Juannita herself. Come to this cheerful, family-owned restaurant on West Kirkwood for the mole poblano and the molotes—fried masa dough stuffed with savory fillings. Other popular dishes include the Salmon Wild Tacos and the Camarones Empanizados. Fresh homemade tortillas are a real treat and the soups are fab. • Prices: $–$$ • Hours: Sun.–Th. 11 a.m.–9 p.m.; Fri.–Sat. 11 a.m.–10 p.m. • Bar: Beer, wine • Credit Cards: Visa, MC, AMEX • Outdoor Seating: Yes

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