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“Pretty Good Lunch” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Jimmy's Old Town Tavern

Jimmy's Old Town Tavern
Ranked #3 of 214 Restaurants in Herndon
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $7 - $19
Cuisines: American, Bar, Pub
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Restaurant details
Good for: Dining on a budget, Families with children, Large groups, Bar scene, Local cuisine
Dining options: Drinks, Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Full Bar, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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377 reviews
116 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 143 helpful votes
“Pretty Good Lunch”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2013

After a morning chasing around bathroom cabinets and lawn furniture, i was hungry. Both the Chief of Staff and I had heard about Jimmy's so we decided to track it down and give it a try. It was about 1:30pm, so we missed whatever lunch rush there was.
The bar/restaurant was clean and well maintained. The decor was "Sports Bar-Modern" with a big chunk of patriotic memorabilia. There were a wide variety of seats, tables and booths in the bar and separate dining areas.
The CoS selected a Roast Beef on Weck and I got an open-faced roast beef sandwich. Alternate sides weren't a problem and service was prompt and courteous. The menu had a wide selection of dishes, mostly bar-food but some other entrees as well. The food was good. Not great but a solid good. Serving sizes were lunch appropriate. And the cost was reasonable. ($30 for two meals, a beer and tip) Most entrees were under $10.

Evidently the bar features live music on the weekends.

Parking is in a municipal lot about a block away. Jimmy's faces a side street rather than the Elden Street main drag. So it would be easy to miss if you didn't know exactly where you were going.

I get the feeling Jimmy's is trying to lock down a niche in the growing Herndon demographic. I wouldn't hesitate to go back or to recommend Jimmy's, but I wouldn't go out of my way to go back either.

  • Visited February 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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English first
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“How this place get so highly reviewed?”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013 via mobile

This place has bar food. Period. First of all it took forever for the waitress to even take our order and the the food took an eternity. The burger I had smelled like the meat was rancid. And my coworkers didn't enjoy their wings. It was a huge disappointment given the high reviews. Maybe we went on an off day but I won't be back to test that theory.

    • 2 of 5 stars
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    • 1 of 5 stars
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    • 2 of 5 stars
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    • 1 of 5 stars
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Thank twistasista
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Herndon, Virginia
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157 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“Happening place”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2012

This is just a fun place with excellent staff. It is hard not to have a good time. Food is inexpensive and really hits the spot. Nothing real fancy, but just very tasty. Can even dance at certain times of the night.

Visited May 2012
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Ashburn, Virginia
2 reviews
“great bar”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2012

Great atmosphere great drinks and reakky enjoy the crowd there lots of food and drinks would recommend this place to anyone looking to have a fun night
JIMMYS IS ONE OF THE OLDEST STANDING BARS IN HERNDON AND STILL GOING STRONG IN THESE HARD ECONOMICAL TIMES
its all about looking after hour customers

  • Visited November 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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Thank brian w
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Northern Virginia
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136 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
“Jimmy's is the best”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2012

Our family and our best friends love Jimmy's. Great bar and great pub food. Quick service. We look forward to a Guiness and the Prime Rib special on Saturdays. This is just a great neighborhood bar/restaurant. We've been going there for years, and it's the only place that we go to several times a year.

  • Visited May 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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