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Reviewed 1 week ago

Great location for a quick lunch right in the marina. Really can't get any closer to the water. Service is friendly and efficient and the food is worth the price.

Date of visit: November 2020
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The staff was excellent. The food was okay. The prices are high. They shouldn’t call their clam chowder ‘New England’. It’s not. Certainly not on my go back to list.

Date of visit: November 2020
Reviewed October 21, 2020

Prime rib French dip was the bomb. Great location too! Staff was friendly and contact less menu scan and great beers. They had a nice outdoor set up for dining as well

Date of visit: October 2020
Reviewed October 19, 2020

Nice view, good food, great service. Had a table with a great view of the Bay. Beautiful evening. Would definitely go again,.

Date of visit: October 2020
Reviewed October 12, 2020

Great place right on the harbor, overlooking the marina. Nice outdoor patio, good food and ambience. Dog friendly--always a plus!

Date of visit: October 2020
Reviewed August 12, 2020

We always enjoy having lunch at Jimmy's Famous - especially now when we can eat outside with a view of the yachts at the marina. We have enjoyed many different food choices at Jimmy's Famous but our new favorite is the Beyond Beef Burger. It...is amazing! We like to add the garlic fries! YUM! We really enjoy the new outside seating overlooking the marina. I hope they continue to have this outside seating even when the inside dining is offered again. Today, our waiter was Austin and he was terrific! He just moved to San Diego from Boston and this was his first week at Jimmy's Famous. They are very lucky to have him! Thank you for another enjoyable meal. We'll be back!More

Date of visit: August 2020
Reviewed July 22, 2020 via mobile

I’m glad to stop by for a quick lunch as soon as I landed to SD airport. Great food and definitely will come back again!

Date of visit: July 2020
Reviewed March 11, 2020

I came here with a friend after a run on the coast and we both ordered burgers, except mine had beef and hers had plant products comprising the patty. We both really enjoyed the meal and I am a stickler for good burgers as I...grew up on a farm in the midwest. This may not have been the best burger I've ever had, but it was still good. Her plant-based burger was also really good. The waitress was really nice and appropriately attentive, plus the view of the harbor was magnificent. I would definitely come back to this restaurant.More

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed March 8, 2020 via mobile

I’ve been to JFat’s many times, so this review is overdue. This is a great spot for brunch & lunch as it is situated at a marina, so you get beautiful views of the water and moored boats. There’s a large covered patio so you...can enjoy the sunshine or shade and still enjoy the breeze while dining. This last visit we sat inside, on one of the high tops, by the entrance. We still had the wonderful views of the water and yachts, but it was a bit chilly out to be in the patio. Service from the hosts, servers and busers have always consistently been very good - and this time was just as expected. My favorite item at JFat is their Albacore Yuzu Salad. The amount of seared albacore is quite generous and the fish is very fresh! This dish is a perfect balance of flavors, textures and is refreshing meal for a brunch or lunch. My other half usually always gets the Cowboy Burger, which is just delicious with their BBQ sauce. And we usually opt for the truffle fries with the burger. We usually also share an order of the perfectly fried Beer Battered Onion Rings. Hands down one of the best onion rings in San Diego! If you’re a burgers and beer kinda person, they have a “Burger & Beer Monday” where you can get any burger + any draft for less than the price of a burger itself! If you haven’t had a chance to visit JFat, make sure to do so ASAP ‘cos you’re missing out!More

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed March 2, 2020 via mobile

So, I was planning on stopping at another watering hole but they were too busy and no parking. Figured I would give Jimmy's a shot. Any water front spot with ample and free parking is a head scratcher. Anyway, stopped by. The place was nearly...empty during the busiest time of the day. I chose to sit at the bar with only one other person. I had to wait several minutes and then finally holler at the bar tender before I could get some service. So on to the food. Pretty good. I had the buttermilk fried chicken. Chicken was tender but not a lot of flavor, other than salty. Mashed potatoes, gravy and green beans were tasty. If I went again, I would probably go with table service.More

Date of visit: March 2020
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January 24, 2020|
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Response from Riley W | Reviewed this property |
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March 26, 2018|
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Response from jimmysfamous | Property representative |
Absolutely....we have a large covered patio with firepit and view of the adjacent Marina that is perfect for large groups. Please call the restaurant directly for large party reservations.
October 17, 2017|
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Response from jimmysfamous | Property representative |
Yes, we do but you need to call the restaurant to make the reservation for a party of that size. Thanks for asking...
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