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Jimmy's Steer House

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1111 Massachusetts Ave, Arlington, MA 02476-4314
781-646-4450
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Good for:
Families with children
Large groups

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  • 25
    Excellent
  • 24
    Very good
  • 11
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great meals and family atmosphere

My family moved nearby and we decided to try this place since it looked packed all the time. Well now I understand why. Not only is the food delicious, the staff are lovely and great. I’ve been there twice now and wouldn’t hesitate to return, although the wait on the weekends is long, it is... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 15, 2015
GetAwayFromBoston
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Boston, Massachusetts
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Large groups
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
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English first
Boston, Massachusetts
Top Contributor
62 reviews 62 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

My family moved nearby and we decided to try this place since it looked packed all the time. Well now I understand why. Not only is the food delicious, the staff are lovely and great. I’ve been there twice now and wouldn’t hesitate to return, although the wait on the weekends is long, it is totally worth it. We’ve tried... More 

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Arlington, Massachusetts
Top Contributor
143 reviews 143 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

We come here every now and then to sit at the bar and eat. The bartenders are great - I suggest the chicken teriyaki - can't go wrong. It can be crowded at times, many of the locals come here - especially 5:00 - 7:00.

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Portland, Maine
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464 reviews 464 reviews
359 restaurant reviews
226 helpful votes 226 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

We usually dine here when visiting my brother and his wife. A long-time family favorite...serving the best beef in the area as well as fish and seafood...Chicken and pasta dishes. The waitstaff are quite seasoned and very professional...they know their stuff. I normally order the salmon with their special rice ( includes spinach) and a Greek salad...delicious dressing. My husband... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
Top Contributor
64 reviews 64 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

Jimmy's is a staple in Arlington. Menu seldom changes, quality is always very good and consistent. Tough to get a bad meal here. Still has an excellent reputation and atmosphere.

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Waltham, Massachusetts, United States
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

Been here many times and the food and staff were outstanding....today our waitress was rude/uninterested and only seemed pleasant when she gave us the check. Appetizer was good, zucchini sticks (another waitress delivered). Food was not hot, both meals tasted like they had been under the warmer for too long. Host and hostess had no personality and we (one of... More 

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New York City, New York
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106 reviews 106 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

I used to come here YEARS ago, back in the late 80s when I was in college and it was always great. The food is still GOOD but not particularly memorable. This last time I had the prime rib/stuffed shrimp combo. The shrimp were very tasty and the meat was good but somehow lacked beef flavor. Not bad mind you... More 

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Arlington, Massachusetts
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5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

I absolutely love Jimmy's Steer House. I've been going for 35 years and you can always get a great meal. The service is fantastic and the food is great. Something for everyone. My favorite is the lobster casserole with chunks of lobster meat. Sometimes the wait can be awhile but the turnover of customers are pretty quick! Enjoy!

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Arlington, Massachusetts
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7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

We ordered steak tips and stuffed shrimp. The waitress was pleasant and brought bread and butter while we were waiting. Most of the crowd was over 60, and it was obvious that many of them had been coming to Jimmy's for years. Our food was well-cooked and arrived fairly quickly. The menu is not very creative or updated, but Jimmy's... More 

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Florence, South Carolina
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16 reviews 16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

We went to Jimmy's with family a couple of weeks ago and found a pleasant place with good food. The seafood and steak offerings are good tasting, reasonably priced, and nicely presented. We found the service a little slow, especially in light of the time of day, but the server was very nice and attentive. Definitely worth a stop.

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Arlington, Massachusetts
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

I have been eating at Jimmy's for more than 20 years. They never fail to deliver great food AND at reasonable prices. Lunch is a great value: you get dinner sized portions of the entree but the salad is extra. The Italian dishes are wonderful, and so are their seafood dishes. Obviously, the steaks are great, but not at usual... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1111 Massachusetts Ave, Arlington, MA 02476-4314
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Arlington
  • Phone Number: 781-646-4450

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Large groups
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:30 pm

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