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Pacific Hwy, Ocean Park, WA
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Ranked #5 of 13 Restaurants in Ocean Park
Cuisines: American
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Dining options: Reservations
Description: This little restaurant is a hidden gem! Jamella really knows how to cook. She use to be the chef for "The Ark" in Ocean Park. I have been there for lunch & dinner dinner
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  • English first
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English first
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

Well for starters too noisy with loud music. We waited a hour before we got our food. The food and coffee were cold as ice. Not worth $32 a meal. Parking was tough as well. Average restaurant at best.

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9 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

Just finished a wonderful evening at Jimella's. The spirit of Jimella lives on! Mouthwatering crab cakes pan grilled not fried, oysters that melt in your mouth, salmon that was moist and bouillabaisse with an abundance of seafood. We enjoyed our waitress, Stacy, and her recommendations. Also, Patty, made us great martinis in the new cocktail lounge. Thank you Nanci for... More 

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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

From the warm greeting, attentive service to the surprising flavors and attractive presentation, I enjoyed every bite. I enjoyed their Scotch salmon special using a scotch and Drambui slightly sweet and creamy sauce, the salmon was delicately moist. The owner/chef's own recipe. My husband had the steamed clams, saying they were the best he had ever had, and we split... More 

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2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014 via mobile

Nanci and Jimella's is a feast for the eyes. This beautiful, intimate little restaurant is melt-in-your mouth fantastic. I had steamed manilla clams in a tomato based sauce with hard Italian (I think) sausage. Without a doubt the best I've ever had. My friend had the "fish of the day" and was equally impressed. Highly recommend their specialty martinis as... More 

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Ocean Park, Washington
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113 reviews 113 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

My favorite is their seasonal, freshly-caught, Columbia River salmon. Cooked to perfection, not overcooked as so many others do. Delightful clam chowder and loads of fresh Willapa Bay oysters or local Dungeness Crab really rounds out the meal. An abundant wine list pairs well with any entrée. The only drawback comes from the overhead fan, open window and open screen... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

We have been customers going back to the Ark days in the 80's. Today the food and the ambience has never been better. My wife and I have been in and around the restaurant business for many years and have eaten in New York, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Chicago, New orleans and in numerous foreign countries, mostly in France and... More 

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Federal Way, Washington
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

It says a lot when you're served salmon that isn't overcooked. We also enjoyed a savory seafood soup. Very creative dishes but without disrespecting the core ingredients. Service was, well, strange. Watered down martini for starters, we were almost served another table's food (awkward), and was finally questioned for wanting to break bills for change (to make tip) as if... More 

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West Des Moines, Iowa
16 reviews 16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

I loved the atmosphere with little lights and a window for fresh air. I had the daily special. Everything presented so beautifully. An unexpected find!

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Los Angeles
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

The service was very good and the food as well. I had a salmon special which was prepared perfectly (not overcooked as many restaurants prepare salmon). The prices are a bit high, but as one of the few upscale restaurants on the Long Beach peninsula it was tolerable for a special occasion.

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Olympia, Washington
12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014

This is not The Ark. There were two of us - women - we made reservations and were seated next to the rest rooms which, since I travel a lot, is a pet peeve of mine. Oysters were delicious. Fish was awful - tasted like it had been frozen too long. Check hours - I think they are now only... More 

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Address: Pacific Hwy, Ocean Park, WA
Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Ocean Park
Cuisine: American

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