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Jimmy's Famous American Tavern

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Whiskey Shrimp
Bourbon flamed with Cajun Spices, Shallots & Dijon Mustard
Cup 7
Large Bowl with Cornbread 12
Sirloin & Black Bean Chili
Sour Cream, Cheddar, Scallions
4
With Sausage Gravy 7
Housemade Buttermilk Biscuit
Butter & Honey
14
Town Dock Calamari
Crispy Sage, Rosemary, Serrano Chiles, Remoulade
12
Charred Brussels Sprouts
Applewood Smoked Bacon, Pinenuts & Maple Syrup
Cup 6
Bowl 9
New England Style Clam Chowder
Red Potatoes, Bacon, Cream with Potato Chips
9
Tots
Large share size of Crispy Tater Tots with choice of toppings: Cheese Sauce, Sour Cream, Applewood Smoked Bacon, Salsa Fresca; Parmesan & White Truffle Oil; Chili, Cheese Sauce, Scallions; Sausage Gravy Dippin' Sauce
8
Farmers Market Greens
Greens, White Cheddar, Egg, Red Onion, Spiced Pecans, Cranberries
9
With Grilled Sirloin Steak 15
Heart of Romaine
Applewood Smoked Bacon, Tomatoes, Red Onion, Blue Cheese Dressing
17
Grilled Chicken Cobb Salad
Avocado, Tomato, Applewood Smoked Bacon, Blue Cheese, Chopped Egg
WAKE ME UP
Make your Brunch a little more festive - Go Bottomless! Add "Bottomless Champagne" with any entree for $12
7
Early Bird Happy Hour
Available until Noon: Famous Mary, Champagne, Mimosas
13
Famous Mary
Chopin Wheat Vodka, Blue Cheese Olive, Jack Cheese, Pepperoni, Pepperoncini, JFAT Blonde Chaser
15
Meal Mary
Chopin Wheat Vodka, Bacon, Blue Cheese Olive, Chilled Shrimp, Pepperoni, Jack Cheese, Pepperoncini, Jalapeño Bedeviled Egg
Classic 10
Blood Orange 11
Pomegranate 11
Mimosas
10
Bellini
Peach Puree & Peach Schnapps
BRUNCH SPECIALTIES
Brunch items served until 3:00 PM. All egg dishes served with Tater Tots. Parmesan-Truffle Tots - add $1.95. No Substitutions Please
18
Buttermilk Free Range Fried Chicken & Malted Ale Waffles
Thyme Gravy, Pecanwood Smoked Bacon or Pepper-Sage Sausage, Maple Syrup
17
The 'Bubba'
Housemade Buttermilk Biscuit, Fried Chicken, Cheddar, Applewood Smoked Bacon, Sausage Gravy, Sunnyside Egg. Spice it up! Order it 'Nashville Hot' Style
16
Classic Eggs Benedict
English Muffins, Black Forest Ham, Classic Hollandaise
14
Add Applewood Smoked Bacon or Black Forest Ham 16
'Green Acres' Scramble
Mushrooms, Spinach and Cheddar
16
Denver Scramble
Smoked Ham, Cheddar Cheese, Bell Peppers, Onions
16
Breakfast Flatbread
Applewood Smoked Bacon, Sausage, Eggs, Fontina Cheese, Potatoes, Chives
17
Hangover Burger
Prime Mishima Wagyu Beef, Cheddar, Smoked Bacon, Green Chile, Fried Egg, Buttermilk Biscuit
16
Veggie Bennie
English Muffins, Spinach, Grilled Tomatoes, Poached Eggs. Chive Hollandaise
16
Southern Comfort
Housemade Buttermilk Biscuits, Creamed Spinach, Poached Eggs, Sausage Gravy
17
Fried Chicken Benedict
Buttermilk Biscuit, Thyme cream or Sausage Gravy Spice it up! Order it 'Nashville Hot' Style
LARGE PLATES
17
Buttermilk Fried Free Range Chicken Breasts
Red Bliss Mashed Potatoes, Thyme Gravy, Green Beans
17
Blackened Ahi Tuna Burger
Avocado, Lettuce, Tomato, Red Onion, Remoulade
18
Spicy Tequila Shrimp Pasta
Green Chile Pesto Sauce, Charred Corn, Parmesan, Pepitas
15
JFAT Blonde Ale Battered Fish & Chips
Coleslaw, Tartar Sauce, Salt & Pepper Chips
16
JFAT Turkey Club
Roast Turkey, Applewood Smoked Bacon, Cheddar Cheese, Guacamole, Ciabatta Roll
16
Cowboy Burger
Onion Ring, BBQ Sauce, Anaheim Chile, Applewood Bacon, Cheddar Cheese
15
Add Bacon or Avocado 1.5
Famous Cheeseburger
Ground Prime Mishima Waygu Beef, Cheddar Cheese, Lettuce, Tomato, Red Onion, 1000 Isle
16
Jimmy Burger
Pecanwood Smoked Bacon, Jalapeño Jam, Southern Pimento Cheese
16
'Nashville Hot' Fried Free Range Chicken Sandwich
Coleslaw, Bread & Butter Pickles
17
French Dip
Gruyere Cheese, Crispy Onions, Creamed Horseradish, Ciabatta Roll
SIDES
4
Applewood Smoked Bacon
4
Smoked Ham
4
Sage Sausage Gravy
4
Pepper-Sage Breakfast Sausage
About
JFAT is an upscale, yet casual American tavern serving regional American comfort food including gourmet burgers and sandwiches, signature salads, grilled flatbreads, southern fried chicken steaks and fresh seafood. We feature a lively bar scene serving craft cocktails, microbrews and wines. We have a large covered patio and offer a Happy Hour Monday through Friday.
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
CUISINES
American, Bar, Pub
FEATURES
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Table Service
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Reviewed March 30, 2019 via mobile

But the service was really slow and they kept missing things (like not bringing ordered drinks). Potentially it was a 1-time thing, or maybe a Tuesday thing, or maybe it’s just a thing. It did impact our visit regardless. The food was very good. We...More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank 150hotelnightsayear
david w, Manager at Jimmy's Famous American Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded April 1, 2019

Although we are happy your meal was made to your satisfaction, we're disappointed to hear our service was not on-point. It's of the utmost importance that we work towards making this up to you. Kindly send us a note with your phone number and availability...More

Reviewed January 2, 2019

Jimmy's Famous American Tavern offers some delicious burgers and they have a very good variety of beers on their menu. Atmosphere is very cozy and service very friendly. I recoomend it.

Date of visit: July 2018
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Reviewed November 11, 2018 via mobile

I really like this restaurant; the atmosphere is fun, decor is pretty cool, and the food is delicious! I went here because I heard they have the Impossible Burger and not many places do. It was amazingly good, and the rest of my family (who...More

Date of visit: July 2018
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Reviewed August 8, 2018 via mobile

Lots of fresh offerings on the menu. Service is very good with knowledgeable servers. Has a very intimate feel. Salads were especially good. Meat was cooked per my request and fish entree of one of our guests was good. Many repeat visitors by the greetings...More

Date of visit: July 2018
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david w, Owner at Jimmy's Famous American Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded August 10, 2018

Hi gramstoseven, I just wanted to express my thanks for your 5 star review. I'm pleased to hear you enjoyed your JFAT experience and we hope to see you back again soon!

Reviewed August 6, 2018

I just love this place! They have the BEST Roasted Brussels Sprouts and salads! My husband loves their burgers. I've had many of their entrees. Excellent food and great service. You can bring your own bottle of wine with no corkage fee! That saves a...More

Date of visit: August 2018
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david w, Owner at Jimmy's Famous American Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded August 8, 2018

Hi Cindy, I just wanted to send you quick note of thanks for your 5 star review. I'm pleased to hear you and your husband are JFAT fans and we look forward to seeing you again soon!

Reviewed June 11, 2018 via mobile

Great happy hour. Buffalo style meatballs are yummy! Big fat juicy burgers (also on happy hour). Definitely try their homemade potato chips too. The patio is covered, comfortable and has fans so it stays cool even when it's 95 outside The servers are super nice...More

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank la123brat
david w, Owner at Jimmy's Famous American Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded June 12, 2018

la123brat, I just wanted to thank you for your 5 star review. I'm pleased to hear you enjoyed your JFAT experience and we look forward to seeing you back again soon!

Reviewed June 11, 2018

Staying at a nearby hotel on a business trip. Jimmy's is definitely step up on the average burger bar. Good selection at the bar. Ordered the Jimmy burger medium and it arrived over-temped. I didn't mind at all however; their sirloin blend is absolutely delicious...More

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank Brandon S
david w, Owner at Jimmy's Famous American Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded June 12, 2018

Hi Brandon, I just wanted to say thanks for your review. I"m pleased to hear that you enjoyed your JFAT experience and we hope to see you if you're in the neighborhood again!

Reviewed March 18, 2018 via mobile

got there and a birthday party was just leaving. did i say it was loud? well they left and had a very good lunch. good waiter good food good service all around. there were some left over brunch people and out of nowhere someone from...More

Date of visit: March 2018
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david w, Owner at Jimmy's Famous American Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded March 20, 2018

I would appreciate your review reflecting only our food and service as we have a limited amount of control over our Guests. This incident was an extreme rarity as we pride ourselves in being a local, family friendly restaurant. Sincerely, David Wilhelm Owner

Reviewed October 25, 2017

The food and atmosphere is very good. Loved the ribs and cornbread. I will go there again next time I am in Brea.

Date of visit: June 2017
Thank Paula R
Reviewed October 4, 2017 via mobile

The service by our waiter was great, but I ordered a BBQ burger and asked for it medium well, and after waiting over a half and hour finally got our food. I got my burger, and it was medium rare, and the burger had absolutely...More

Date of visit: October 2017
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