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Jimmy's Famous American Tavern

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JFAT is a casual American Tavern featuring regional American comfort foods, craft beers, cocktails and wines. We have a lively bar scene and Happy Hour. In a country so rich in differing food traditions our approach is in a creative take on American regional classics. Our menu features popular regional dishes from around the country but approaches them from an ‘Artisanal’ point of view. “Artisanal cooking” refers to food that is freshly prepared, hand crafted, in small batches, using high quality ingredients, and employing traditional methods. It reflects a devotion to detail and a reverence for the freshest ingredients, simple presentations, and an inspired blend of tradition and creativity.
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Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
American, Bar
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Valet Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Table Service, Takeout, Reservations, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Full Bar
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All reviews brunch ribs burger buttermilk chicken brussel sprouts french dip filet chilli fries happy hour indoor and patio seating root beer special dinner children's menu jw marriott great service and food great beer selection
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Reviewed 1 week ago

While staying in Santa Monica we (family of 4) had dinner at Jimmy’s Famous American Tavern. The restaurant has a great atmosphere, is very kids friendly and the food is reasonably priced. Our kids loved the BBQ ribs and the salmon salad was delicious as...More

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank MontyStoller
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I don't care what you think, but you do NOT bring out my husband's birthday cake, CUT UP, before lighting the candles that were taped to the box, and allowing us to sing happy birthday. Seriously bad form. That cake was a small fortune (and...More

Date of visit: May 2019
Thank LisaJeyDavis
david w, General Manager at Jimmy's Famous American Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Lisa, our team is disappointed to hear this, as it was never our intention to bring such dissatisfaction. We hope you don't allow this to detour you from visiting us in the future, as we ask that you kindly allow us the opportunity to make...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Worth a visit casual tavern style good drinks and menu . Kid friendly in a good location. We shared Brussel sprouts bbq in maple glaze and some whisky shrimps .the southern fried buttermilk chicken was also great .

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank MarlaKcbay
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great service at this family friendly trendy slightly upscale restaurant. Food was delicious and they offered a kids menu. Pricey but at least service and quality of food justify price.

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank Jennifer N
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were lucky to find this eatery a short distance from our hotel so only a short walk after a totally satisfying meal. Not the widest selection of dishes but on both occasions we had beautiful meals that were so well presented and tasty. The...More

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank Boslyn
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

There was a good menù in a nice location and the waiters were very friendly and kind. They were organized for every kind of intolerance.

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Raphel2013
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Visited Jimmy’s a few times whilst in Santa Monica. The weekday Happy Hour and snacks and sharing plates plus local beer never failed to disappoint. The Sunday brunch was very average however. A party of three, we all had eggs with various dishes. All of...More

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank jonathanr645
david w, Manager at Jimmy's Famous American Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Our team is disappointed to hear your dishes were underwhelming, as we take pride in crafting the perfect meal for you. We hope you will allow us the chance to make this up to you, as we ask that you email us your phone number...More

Reviewed March 10, 2019

We enjoyed this classy and upscale tavern. Here’s why. The room is very comfortable. There is indoor and patio seating plus a bar area. The decor has class without attitude. Perfect for a business meeting or that all important first date. The service was solid....More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank MrGaucho1987
Reviewed February 28, 2019

I was traveling for business and stopped in here after visiting the pier on a Sunday evening. I was seated right away. It's an upscale pub with fantastic food. I got the garlic parmesan fries to start and the filet with brussel sprouts and mashed...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank cthomasknight
Reviewed February 20, 2019

You must try the ribs!! Beer and cocktails were great. Friendly staff and locals. Really enjoyed our visit

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank Alan R
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Hard to tell the hipsters from the homeless. You’ll be fine👍
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