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Jimella's

Pacific Hwy, Ocean Park, WA
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Ranked #5 of 12 restaurants in Ocean Park
Cuisines: American
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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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
Olympia, Washington
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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Ridgecrest, California
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42 reviews 42 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

Went back just last week with some friends who were visiting the area for the first time. We were a bit disappointed . The service was excellent, prices reasonable, nice wine selection, but the food just didn't live up to expectations based on previous visits. The sauce on the Halibut with Crab as so lemony as to hide any flavor... More

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Copalis Beach, Washington
Top Contributor
84 reviews 84 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014

My wife and I ate here in April. Really expected a wonderful meal, since the operators once ran The Arc (now defunct, but once highly regarded). Nothing special on the night we ate here, and the service wasn't very warm. Maybe it was an "off" night, but even the menu didn't read interesting.

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Ocean Park, Washington
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

Jimella and Nancy (her business partner) have been fixtures on the Long Beach Peninsula since the 70s. After selling their large restaurant, Jimella opened the seafood market in a smaller building nearby. She and Nancy did their "retirement" plan of operating a smaller restaurant with the same type of cuisine. Although Jimella died recently, Nancy now operates the restaurant under... More

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las vegas, nevada
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32 reviews 32 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

They were busy on a December Saturday night but space was carved out for our group of four. The evening special and our choice was cioppino accompanied by a Caesar salad. The Caesar was one of the best I have ever had. The cioppino was full of seafood and was also very good. The market area has been removed since... More

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Ridgecrest, California
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42 reviews 42 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

Having dined at the old Ark restaurant we expected Jimellia's would be good. But everything exceeded expectations. Wife and I shared the halibut and it was more than enough for the 2 of us. Without a doubt one of the best fish dinners I've had. Wine list is adequate and reasonably priced. Service was great. Didn't have desert, but they... More

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Olympia, Washington
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213 reviews 213 reviews
156 restaurant reviews
135 helpful votes 135 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2013

Very little about Jimella’s was average during our visit. I suspect if you came at the right time and ordered the right things, one could have a terrific meal here. However, given that our experience was so mixed, and the prices were steep enough one ought to be able to expect just about everything to be at least good, an... More

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Kenmore, Washington
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26 reviews 26 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2013

It was good, but not great. For the cost I did expect better service and a more refined plate. It fell short of what I was expecting. We left the kids at home but cold have easily brought them. Very casual environment. Service was not attentive or cordial. Very cold. Food was ok but not remarkable. Ingredients we top shelf.

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Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2013

We made sure to include a visit to Jimella's in our visit to Long Beach. I had eaten at the Ark several times many years ago and have fond memories of those meals. We visited twice. We had a cocktail and appetizers on the first visit. I had the Chanterelle mushrooms with hazelnuts and feta. My husband had the camari.... More

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Seattle, Washington
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2013

Jimella and Nancy have food to live for...if you are a foodie and live to eat, then come to this restaurant

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