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Corner of Blaauwklippen & Strand Road | Paradyskloof, Stellenbosch 7600, South Africa
+27 21 880 0071
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Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Reservations
Description: Taking its name from a Greek mackerel fisherman that one of the owners...
Taking its name from a Greek mackerel fisherman that one of the owners once met while on holiday , Jimmy the Fish offers the freshest and most succulent seafood in Stellenbosch! They also offer an array of Mediterranean dishes to suit every palate and they cater to vegetarians and those who are Halaal. Surrounding its customers rustic relics from the ocean, this cosy and vibrant restaurant is the perfect dining destination for one and all. Whether you are looking to feed the whole family, have a romantic dinner or have business lunch meeting - this is the place to be! Join the friendly, well trained staff at Jimmy the Fish for lunch or dinner and you will find yourself a regular in no time. Don't miss the nightly predator feedings between 20:00 and 21:00 to see what is lurking in the fish tanks!
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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Consistently good!

Always have great food and good service at Jimmy. Good value for money, and the best seafood in the area. Their seafood is also always very fresh. Love this place!

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 12, 2015
mccoetzer
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Cape Town
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Cape Town
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56 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

Always have great food and good service at Jimmy. Good value for money, and the best seafood in the area. Their seafood is also always very fresh. Love this place!

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Somerset West, South Africa
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14 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

There were 10 of us for breakfast, no one else in the restaurant. Eggs, bacon, tomato, chips, toast, butter & jam very tasty and good value for money, but service wasn't as good. We had to call waitress & remind her about coffees ordered. When coffee finally came they were warm not hot. This is not the first time we... More 

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Brackenfell, South Africa
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

They accommodate our family of 50 people, celebrating my mother's 70th birthday. Fire burning and food was excellent. Waiters service very friendly and caring. Will definately return.

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

We go here every year when we visit Somerset West, mainly because it is convenient and is easily accessible. It offers a wide choice, including sushi, and is excellent value. I have mainly tried their seafood, which has always been good. Service is also good, although i have never been there when it's busy. If you go at lunchtime there... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

Food was excellent,service was excellent,great night at jimmy,would go back anyday,lovely location with great atmosphere

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

After reading some of the good reviews, we decided to try Jimmy the Fish. At first everything was fine, we ordered crumb mushrooms and they were good, although we had to ask for the sauce because they forgot to bring it with the mushrooms. For mains we had sushi and a prawn & calamari combo, and it was disappointing. The... More 

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Pretoria
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

Very average look but the food was beyond outstanding. Fresh warm and value for money. Service was very good and friendly. A must do for fish lovers

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

The decor is akin to a spur/ocean basket which is somewhat off putting, however the food surprised. The service was decent and attentive. There is a kids playroom, with computers and trampoline. The food was the real surprise, I had seafood chowder and then paella, the chowder was very tasty, and the paella was authentic. The only draw back was... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

For an everyday place the food and service are excellent.... Great place for the kids to play... Seafood is great and well prepared, sushi is well prepared and their meat and pizza is great... If your looking for something easy and tasty with good value for money then this is the place to go...

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Cape Town
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32 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

We visit this restaurant often and I have never had a bad meal here. Their consistency is great and their food is fresh. Service lacks a bit when the restaurant gets really busy, but otherwise we have received great service on other occasions. A great seafood spot and the vibe is great.

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Additional Information about Jimmy the Fish

Address: Corner of Blaauwklippen & Strand Road | Paradyskloof, Stellenbosch 7600, South Africa
Phone Number: +27 21 880 0071
Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Stellenbosch
Average Prices: USD 4 - 15
Cuisine: Steakhouse, Pizza, Seafood, Sushi

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Corner of Blaauwklippen & Strand Road | Paradyskloof, Stellenbosch 7600, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Stellenbosch
  • Phone Number: +27 21 880 0071

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 4 - 15
  • Cuisine: Steakhouse, Pizza, Seafood, Sushi

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

Description

Taking its name from a Greek mackerel fisherman that one of the owners once met while on holiday , Jimmy the Fish offers the freshest and most succulent seafood in Stellenbosch! They also offer an array of Mediterranean dishes to suit every palate and they cater to vegetarians and those who are Halaal. Surrounding its customers rustic relics from the ocean, this cosy and vibrant restaurant is the perfect dining destination for one and all. Whether you are looking to feed the whole family, have a romantic dinner or have business lunch meeting - this is the place to be! Join the friendly, well trained staff at Jimmy the Fish for lunch or dinner and you will find yourself a regular in no time. Don't miss the nightly predator feedings between 20:00 and 21:00 to see what is lurking in the fish tanks!

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