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Jimmy's Famous American Tavern

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$$ - $$$
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25001 Dana Point Harbor Dr, Dana Point, CA 92629-2962
+1 949-388-8900
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 12:00 am
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Murrieta, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Went with my brother, nephew, and son for lunch. We were seated quickly and greeted by our server Hailey with a smile. She was quick to get our drink order and out even quicker. We had the clam chowder and mussels for an appetizer. They were both delicious. My son had the chicken, and I had the spicy pepperoni flat... More 

Thank phillipruiz32
Lake Oswego, Oregon
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

This place very pet friendly. Had a great eggplant reuben. Other's in my group meat eaters. Nice proximity to Harbor so after lunch walked across street and took dogs for nice long walk. Lots of people out with their dogs.

Thank 19CJB55
Dana Point, California
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25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great location, good service and overall a varied menu. During the week happy hour between 3-6 pm is your best bet. Careful on weeknights and weekends as your bill could be a bit pricy . A great lunch restaurant. Filling and fairly priced. Overall very good selection.

Thank Aavo R
Dana Point, California
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44 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Enjoy the restaurant and the menu is plentiful. Good take on favorites updating them. Hand crafted drinks and decent service. It's fun for large parties, not an intimate place though.

Thank dpblonde
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5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Been several times...lunch and dinner and it's always great! Great food! Great servive! A must go to restaurant in Dana Point or any of their locations!!

Thank Kristi L
Dana Point, California
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Atmosphere is fun and lively and most nights you don't need a reservation. Its th ekidn of place you go to when you live in the neighborhood. Sunday breakfast is a highlight as well...with down home food and a country feeling. Love the Brussel sprouts a personal favorite they come with bacon mixed through and they will do it without... More 

Thank Happyhudson28
Los Altos, California
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31 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 19, 2017

Come here often when staying in Dana Point. Jimmy's is a great place to eat with a good bar and excellent service. Highly recommended.

Thank chipchap42
San Clemente
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62 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 16, 2017 via mobile

Situated across from Dana Point Harbor, the restaurant offers diners some spectacular views of the boats and the water to enjoy along with their food and beverages. We have dined at JFAT's many times in the past couple of years, including last Thanksgiving to celebrate the holiday with friends. The Happy Hour Menu is particularly enjoyable with mouth watering barbecue... More 

Thank Matt H
Dana Point, California
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 14, 2017

The food here is amazing. We've had great meals here. A bit on the high priced side. The servers are well trained and we felt well taken care of.

Thank DPMom2
San Clemente, California
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 14, 2017

JFAT is an excellent place for lunch or dinner. It's a little pricy but the food and atmosphere are quite good.

Thank sace101

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Bar scene, Families with children, Kids
Open Hours
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 25001 Dana Point Harbor Dr, Dana Point, CA 92629-2962
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Dana Point
  • Phone Number: +1 949-388-8900

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?