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Jimmy's Famous American Tavern

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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2019 Winner
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14
Whiskey Shrimp
Bourbon flamed with Cajun Spices, Shallots & Dijon Mustard
14
Town Dock Calamari
Sage, Rosemary, Serrano Chiles, Spicy Aioli
11
Famous Buttermilk & Beer Battered Onion Rings
Housemade Chipotle Ketchup
16
Catalina Sea Ranch Mussels
Steamed with Wine, Garlic Butter, Chorizo, Shallots, Grilled Garlic Sourdough
16
Spicy Ahi 'Poke' Style
Avocado, Papaya, Serrano Chiles, Scallions, Crispy Wontons
8
Warm Housemade Salt & Pepper Potato Chips
Blue Cheese Sauce, Scallions
13
Warm Cheddar, Spinach, Beer & Bacon Dip
Tortilla Chips
12
With Pecanwood Bacon 13
Nest of Jalapeño 'Bedeviled' Farm Fresh Hen Eggs (6)
14
Dueling Southern Dips
Pimento Cheese, Roasted Corn & Poblano Guacamole, Tortilla Chips
9
Tots
Large share size of Crispy Tater Tots with choice of toppings: Cheese Sauce, Sour Cream, Pecanwood Smoked Bacon, Salsa Fresca; Parmesan & White Truffle Oil; Sausage Dippin' Gravy
BRUNCH SPECIALTIES
Brunch items are available until 3:00 PM
18
Buttermilk Fried Chicken & Malted Ale Waffles
Thyme Gravy, Pecanwood Smoked Bacon, Maple Syrup
17
The 'Bubba'
Housemade Buttermilk Biscuit, Fried Chicken, Cheddar, Pecanwood Smoked Bacon, Sausage Gravy, Sunnyside Egg
17
Spice it up!
Order it 'Nashville Hot' Style
18
Iron Skillet Roasted Short Rib Hash
Potatoes, Onions, Poached Eggs, Béarnaise Sauce
17
Breakfast Burrito
Scrambled Eggs, Tots, Cheddar, Beans, Sausage, Pico de Gallo, Chorizo, Ranchera Sauce, Salsa Verde, Sour Cream
17
Huevos Rancheros
Corn Tortillas, Black Beans, Sunnyside Eggs, Cheddar, Guacamole, Ranchero Sauce, Bacon or Chorizo
16
Bananas Foster French Toast
Candied Pecans, Pecanwood Smoked Bacon or Smoked Ham
17
Traditional Eggs Benedict
Some dishes are best left untouched!
17
Southern Comfort
Housemade Buttermilk Biscuits, Creamed Spinach, Poached Eggs, Sausage Gravy
16
Veggie Bennie
Spinach, Grilled Tomatoes, Poached Eggs, Chive Hollandaise
LARGE PLATES
Our proprietary burgers are made exclusively from Pacific Northwest Mishima Wagyu Beef. Three cuts above Prime, it is uniquely flavorful, heart healthy, and lower in saturated fat Served on a Brioche Bun with your choice of French Fries, Honey-Mustard Slaw, or Housemade Potato Chips / Parmesan-Garlic Fries - add $1.25 / Parmesan-Truffle Fries - add $1.95
17
Famous Cheeseburger
Cheddar Cheese, Lettuce, Tomato, Onion, 1000 Isle
18
Cowboy Burger
Jumbo Onion Ring, BBQ Sauce, Anaheim Chile, Pecanwood Smoked Bacon, Cheddar Cheese, Lettuce
18
Spicy California Burger
Guacamole, Green Chiles, Pickled Jalapeños, White Cheddar, Red Onion, Tomato, Lettuce, Chipotle Aioli
18
The Jimmy
Pimento Cheese, Pecanwood Smoked Bacon, Jalapeño Jelly
18
Blues Burger
Blue Cheese Sauce, Pecanwood Smoked Bacon, Crispy Onions, Garlic Aioli
19
French Dip
Sliced Prime Rib, Gueyere Cheese, Crispy Onions, Horseradish Cream, au Jus
17
'Nashville Hot' Fried Chicken Sandwich
Coleslaw, Bread & Butter Pickles
18
JFAT Ale Battered Fish & Chips
Alaskan Village Cove Cod, Coleslaw, Tartar Sauce, Salt & Pepper Potato Chips
18
JFAT Club
Turkey, Pecanwood Smoked Bacon, Avocado, Cheddar, Lettuce, Tomato, Mayo, Ciabatta Bun
19
Maine Lobster & Shrimp Club
Avocado, Pecanwood Smoked Bacon, Tomato, Lettuce, Sourdough
About
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. Everything begins with only the best ingredients prepared from scratch daily. With every dish we’ve tried to stick to the basics, simply prepared with
PRICE RANGE
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Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
CUISINES
Bar
FEATURES
Seating, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Love this place Good selection of beers Great burgers My wife and I share If it is not raining like today the the outdoor seating is wonderful Get the devil eggs

Date of visit: May 2019
Thank Fortworthfrog
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The burger and beer at this place are worthy the trip in the traffic. Had a few hours to kill in LA before a flight and we decided to go here. Good value, friendly staff and great atmosphere. Would come again.

Date of visit: May 2019
Thank 937williamn
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Myself and some business friends stopped in here for lunch. The place got much busier after we arrived. I ordered the California Burger with fries coated in parmesean (sp?) cheese and truffles. Others in my group had the Calamari and shrimp dishes. We all had...More

Date of visit: May 2019
Thank Mako13Man
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great view. Always great service. And excellent food. Burgers are large and good. Chips are homemade. And the ketchup is a must to take home Nice view of the marina. Close to airport and plenty of parking

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank 435toddp
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had brunch on Easter with friends. It was order off menu with a few brunch items. Ok, but no home run, average at best. Waiter was good. Location was nice, don't rush but overall nice enough.

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank dennisj346
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our family visited during our vacation to San Diego. We stay across the street and decided to give it a try. After getting seated we waited a while for a waitress, then even longer for drinks, and longer for food. :( The food was hit...More

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

Upon my last review of Jimmy’s, I wasn’t sure about coming back, but...to my surprise, I received an email asking us to come back to show us that they can get it right! The manager, Serene, greeted us and gave us a very nice table....More

Date of visit: March 2019
1  Thank surfengirl
Reviewed April 7, 2019 via mobile

Jimmys is a must visit. We stayed at holiday inn, and jimmys is 2 second walk away. Great beers, excellent burgers and extremely friendly efficient waiter. Loved it, thanks mate!

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank TheBurrrt
Reviewed March 20, 2019

From the Name, you would expect roadhouse type food and we were pleasantly surprised. So good we went back a few times. The fried chicken and the Tavern bowls with Ahi tuna are fantastic. The fish and chips are not that great so stay clear....More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank belrangodoucet
Reviewed March 19, 2019

Had a wonderful Sunday brunch with friends. Great outdoor atmosphere as well. The fish and chips was wonderful and the staff were very attentive to our needs. Looks to be a great place for large family gatherings for brunch as there were a number of...More

Date of visit: March 2019
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mondayblues186534
March 26, 2018|
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Response from david w | 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.
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tbingham5
October 17, 2017|
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Response from david w | 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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