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Jimmy's Famous American Tavern Dana Point serves up artisanal versions of classic American fare in an inviting indoor-outdoor atmosphere adjacent to the Dana Point Harbor.
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night, Drinks
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, 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, Table Service
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All reviews brunch burger brussel sprouts meatballs fries salad ahi poke chicken happy hour service was great full bar friday night prices are reasonable large portions the wait staff jfat jimmys
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had the crispy Brussel sprouts and a cheeseburger. Both cooked to perfection (which I don’t usually say about things). Good mixed drinks at reasonable prices.

Date of visit: October 2020
Reviewed July 2, 2020 via mobile

Good service was our experience. I had the fresh salad with chicken. The chicken wasn’t dry like so often it can be. He had tacos which were good as he polished them off. Decent wine and beer list. Cute decor. Good option during covid as...there’s open air seating.More

Date of visit: July 2020
Reviewed March 18, 2020

We met some friends at Jimmy's because they said it was very good food, and it was as expected. The problem was that it wasn't very busy and the service was extremely slow. I also enjoy ordering dessert and our server brought us the bill...instead of offering up dessert. We had to ask for a dessert menu and it seemed to be somewhat of a hassle. We never did figure out why it took so long to get anything since there were only about 10 tables maybe with people at them? The food was very good so hopefully we just caught them on an off day.More

Date of visit: March 2020
Reviewed February 28, 2020 via mobile

This is a comfy tavern big on hearty drinks and numerous beers and wines. We were just off a cruise ship and yearning for simple food. I had a blue cheese burger with applewood smoked bacon done perfectly; my husband had the Jimmy burger with...jalapeño jam and more. The extra crispy homemade chips were amazing, and I don’t ever eat chips. Our very attentive waitress Chelsea was charming. What a happy everybody-knows-your-name type of ambiance. Cape Cod NanaMore

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed February 17, 2020

We have loved this place and often eaten here. Last visit quite disappointing. Service not as good as usual, my special fish of the day arrived lukewarm as were the potatoes underneath, and since one in our group is vegan I asked when making reservations...if the restaurant could truly serve a vegan dinner. While assured they could, the salad that became the main course was a sad attempt. Fortunately, our vegan guest doesn't make a fuss and managed without a murmur. The waitress overheard us toasting the vegan guest and brought desert with a candle----ice cream with a chocolate chip cookie!!! This place has dropped the ball.More

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed February 10, 2020 via mobile

I have never had a bad meal at Jimmy’s. The martinis are perfect and the onion rings are not to be missed.

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed February 9, 2020 via mobile

check it out, good service, excellent beer, great craft beer, and the best chili bowl since 15 years

Date of visit: October 2019
Reviewed February 5, 2020

My friend and I had to brunch at Jimmy's just for the chicken and waffles. It was better than the last time I brunched! So good we both ate it all. Arrived a little before noon and got the best seat in the house, a...booth at the entry. This favorite dish should be on the daily menu. Thanks Jimmy.More

Date of visit: January 2020
Reviewed January 25, 2020 via mobile

Stopped by recently for late evening snack..appreciated a wide selection on menu good service reasonable value right off the beach

Date of visit: January 2020
Reviewed December 26, 2019

The hamburgers here are amazing. The Spicey California Burger was beyond tasty. Definitely worth a visit. Try the fries with aioli sauce. Excellent!!

Date of visit: December 2019
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No, there is no outdoor seating.
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