We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Get directions
Pacific Hwy, Ocean Park, WA
Improve this listing
Add hours for Jimella's and help diners know when to go.
+ Add hours
Dining options: Reservations
Description: This little restaurant is a hidden gem! Jamella really knows how to cook...
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
read more

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 40 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 21
    Excellent
  • 10
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Fresh, fresh, fresh!

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 29, 2014
Sheplabs
,
Ocean Park, Washington
Add Photo Write a Review

40 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Any
English first
seattle
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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Contributor
11 reviews 11 reviews
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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Contributor
12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Ocean Park, Washington
Top Contributor
117 reviews 117 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Portland, Oregon
1 review
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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Federal Way, Washington
2 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
West Des Moines, Iowa
Contributor
17 reviews 17 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!

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Los Angeles
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Olympia, Washington
Contributor
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 

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed Jimella's also viewed

 

Been to Jimella's? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

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

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American

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

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Jimella's staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?