Years ago, I mean many years ago...like the 1970's ...that's how long it had been since I visited the J&M Cafe. It was a good food and drink place then. And wondered if it still served up good grub. I wanted to use "grub" in this review as this supposedly is Seattle's oldest bar.
I met a friend there for a Friday lunch.
Pioneer Square was full of Seahawk and 49er fans getting set the NFC playoff game that weekend. The place was starting to fill up so I grabbed a table. A moment later my friend showed up. The J&M was one of his favorite eateries (he works in the neighborhood) so he knew, without looking at the menu, what he wanted.
The deep fried oyster sandwich.
He tried to sell me on it but I told him I was not an oyster guy.
Hadn't had a reuben for ages so that was my choice from a menu chock full of burger and sandwich options. We ordered a couple of beers and before long our waitress placed before us our food. The J&M is not bashful about filling every square inch of a dinner plate with these good sized sandwiches with plenty of fries or chips. (salad available too) This is not a place for the timid of palate. By all means bring an "I could eat a horse" appetite.
As it turned out this was a darned good lunch.
The J&M Cafe is a good place to eat when you visit Seattle and there's a lot of history connected with the place.
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