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Jimmy's Famous American Tavern


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Certificate of Excellence2016 - 2018 Winner

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Make your Brunch a little more festive - Go Bottomless! Add "Bottomless Champagne" with any entree for $15. Orange Juice by the carafe is available for $2.95
Famous Mary
Chopin Vodka, Blue Cheese Olive, Jack Cheese, Pepperoni, Pepperoncini, JFAT Blonde Chaser
Meal Mary
Chopin Vodka, Bacon, Blue Cheese Olive, Chilled Shrimp, Pepperoni, Jack Cheese, Pepperoncini, Jalapeño Bedeviled Egg
Peach Puree & Peach Schnapps
Summer Sunrise
Ketel One, Blood Orange Juice, Thatchers Blood Orange Liqueur, Sparkling Float
Blood Orange
Spicy Ahi Poke
Avocado, Scallions, Yuzu, Serranos, Papaya, Sesame, Crispy Wontons
With Pecan Wood Smoked Bacon $11.0
Nest of Jalapeño 'Bedeviled' Farm Fresh Hen Eggs (6)
With Sausage Gravy $7.0
Housemade Buttermilk Biscuit
Butter & Honey
Bag of Warm Housemade Salt & Pepper Potato Chips
Drizzled with Blue Cheese Sauce, Scallions
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
Warm Cheddar, Spinach, Beer & Bacon Fondue
Herbed Croustades
Town Dock Calamari
Sage, Rosemary, Serrano Chiles, Spicy Aioli
Dueling Southern Dips
Pimento Cheese, Roasted Corn & Poblano Guacamole, Corn Tortilla Chips
'BBQ Buffalo Style' Meatballs
Spicy Wing Sauce, Honey-Garlic Ranch
Charred Brussels Sprouts
With Pecan Wood Smoked Bacon, Pine Nuts & Maple Syrup
Cup $6.0
Bowl $9.0
Herbed Tomato Bisque
Cheese Croustade
Cup $6.0
Bowl $9.0
New England Style Clam Chowder
Red Potatoes, Bacon, Cream
With Grilled or Fried Chicken $13.0
With Seared Ahi or Grilled Steak $15.0
Farmers Market Greens
Greens, White Cheddar, Egg, Red Onion, Spiced Pecans, Cranberries, Vinaigrette
Heart of Romaine
Tomatoes, Red Onions, Pecan Wood Smoked Bacon, Blue Cheese Dressing
Grilled Chicken Cobb Salad
Avocado, Tomato, Bacon, Blue Cheese, Egg, Blue Cheese Vinaigrette
With Grilled or Fried Chicken $16.0
With Seared Ahi, Shrimp or Grilled Steak $18.0
Signature Grilled Santa Fe Caesar
Heart of Romaine, Corn, Pico de Gallo, Parmesan Cheese, Avocado, Green Chile, Caesar Dressing
Spice Crusted Seared Ahi Salad
Napa Cabbage, Carrots, Papaya, Red Onions, Avocado, Yuzu-Sesame Vinaigrette
Grilled Apricot-Chile Glazed Salmon Salad
Spinach, Corn, Boiled Egg, Tomatoes, Garbanzo Beans, Crispy Onions, Bacon, Vinaigrette
Wine Country Salad
Grilled Chicken, Cranberries, Blue Cheese, Bacon, Strawberries, Pecans, Onions, Croutons, Vinaigrette
Brunch items served until 3:00 PM. All egg dishes served with Tater Tots. Parmesan-Truffle Tots - add $1.95. No Substitutions Please
Buttermilk Free Range Fried Chicken & Malted Ale Waffles
Thyme Gravy, Pecan Wood Smoked Bacon or Breakfast Sausage, Maple Syrup
Spice It Up! Order It 'Nashville Hot' Style $18.0
The 'Bubba'
Housemade Buttermilk Biscuit, Fried Chicken, Cheddar, Pecan Wood Smoked Bacon, Sausage Gravy, Sunnyside Egg
Iron Skillet Short Rib Hash
Poached Eggs, Béarnaise, Brussel Sprouts, Butternut Squash
Classic Eggs Benedict
English Muffins, Smoked Ham, Hollandaise Sauce
With Chorizo $19.0
Huevos Rancheros
Corn Tortillas, Black Beans, Sunnyside Eggs, Smoked Bacon, Guacamole, Smoky Ranchero Sauce
Breakfast Burrito
Scrambled Eggs, Tots, Cheddar, Black Beans, Sausage, Salsa Fresca, Chorizo, Ranchera Sauce, Salsa Verde, Sour Cream
Breakfast Flatbread
Applewood Smoked Bacon, Sausage, Eggs, Fontina Cheese, Potatoes, Chives
Add Pecan Wood Smoked Bacon or Smoked Ham $16.0
'Green Acres' Scramble
Mushrooms, Spinach and Cheddar
Denver Scramble
Smoked Ham, Cheddar Cheese, Bell Peppers, Onions
Sausage Scramble
Fontanini's Black Pepper-Sage Breakfast Sausage, Red Bell Peppers, Cheddar, Scallions
Tavern Bowl
Natural Brown Rice, Sriracha, Asparagus, Corn, Tomatoes, Arugula, Avocado, Peas, Garbanzos, Goat Cheese
Buttermilk Fried Free Range Chicken Breasts
Mashed Potatoes, Thyme Gravy, Green Beans
Blackened Ahi Tuna Burger
Avocado, Lettuce, Tomato, Onion, Chipotle Aioli
Prime 12 Oz New York Tavern 'Steak Frites'
Fries, Arugula, Peppercorn or Chimichurri Sauce
Maine Lobster & Shrimp Club
Avocado, Bacon, Tomato, Lettuce, Mayonnaise, Grilled Sourdough
Jimmy Burger
Pecan Wood Smoked Bacon, Jalapeño Jam, Southern Pimento Cheese
Famous Cheeseburger
Ground New York Sirloin, Cheddar, Lettuce, Tomato, Red Onion, 1000 Isle
Cowboy Burger
Onion Ring, BBQ Sauce, Lettuce, Bacon, Cheddar
French Dip
Sliced Prime Rib, Gruyere Cheese, Crispy Onions, Creamed Horseradish, Ciabatta Roll
JFAT Turkey Club
Roast Turkey, Pecan Wood Smoked Bacon, Cheddar, Guacamole, Mayonnaise, Ciabatta Bun
Pecan Wood Smoked Bacon
Smoked Ham
Black Pepper-Sage Breakfast Sausage
JFAT is an upscale, yet casual tavern featuring regional American comfort food, craft beers, cocktails and wines with a lively bar scene located near the Dana Point Marina.
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night, Drinks
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
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All reviews brunch burger flatbread brussel sprouts fried chicken tater tots french dip flat bread ribs onion rings filet clam chowder sandwiches chipotle ketchup happy hour maple syrup great atmosphere
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Giant menu, something for everybody. Good service, plenty of tables, good atmosphere. I will try to go back again. Mahalo J

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank Jsurey
Reviewed 5 days ago

The service, food and atmosphere are all great here. The portions are large. My wife and I were able to split a meal and still leave feeling satisfied.

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank John J
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Nice evening. Went shortly before closing and it was quiet. Suspect it is typically buzzing. Food good, service great, atmosphere relaxed but sophisticated. Burger or fried chicken likely to satisfy. Homemade chips really good but too stuffed to eat many.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank travelw411
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

So here's the deal: I went here with some friends for Happy Hour and loved it so much I brought my family here a week later. First, about Happy Hour. This place is hopping at 3 pm. We had some nice wines and the following:...More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank SportsReporter
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I ate dinner here with my cousin and his wife in February 2019. Jimmy's Famous American Tavern is located near Dana Point Harbor. I had a bowl of tomato bisque and grilled bread followed by the Tavern Bowl. The Tavern Bowl was delicious and had...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank blairkk25
Reviewed February 13, 2019

Well to start with when you say Tavern I'm not thinking kid friendly. But they are. Kid menu, friendly staff and spend the time listening to the child order. The food is pretty solid, we've been back several times. The full bar is very cool...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank Virgil E E
Reviewed February 13, 2019 via mobile

Great food, large portions! Excellent views of the harbor! Service was good as well. Would definitely return.

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank EricaJ0813
Reviewed February 12, 2019 via mobile

After a long work week, we were happy to sit at the bar and have some dinner and some beers. The food is always delicious and the beers are always cold.

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank NelsonD148
Reviewed February 2, 2019 via mobile

Was in the area for a training class and went here twice in a week. Had a BBQ burger both times with fries and salad. The burger is a little pricey but very good. Staff was friendly and attentive, will be back next time I...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank F7326ETwilliamh
Reviewed February 1, 2019 via mobile

Really good spot for happy hour. Food is gourmet sports bar and service is excellent. It is a warm and friendly place. The prices at happy hour are very good and the menu selection is extensive, from meatballs, to calamari, to flatbreads, to truffle fries...More

Date of visit: February 2019
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