Jimmy's Island Grille & Crab House
Jimmy's Island Grille & Crab House

Jimmy's Island Grille & Crab House

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.jimmysislandgrille.com/
  • Phone: 6307892722x
  • Hours of Operation:

    Monday : 11:00am - 9:00pm
    Tuesday-Saturday 11:00-10:00pm

    Sunday: 11:00pm - 9:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Steak, Seafood, Hawaii Regional Cuisine
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Cafe, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: We offer a catering menu available for delivery to you home or office. From salad trays, pasta dishes to carb legs and lobster fest's we can tailor our special menu to your needs. Prices can range from $17.95 and up
  • Private Party Facilities: We have private dining available for parties up to 60. We offer digital display for business meetings. We can tailor a menu for your event or celebration.
  • Private Party Contact: Amy Botello 8669484997
  • Special Events: We can offer special event catering, please call for details

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Pasquinelli Dr.
  • Public Transit: On the corner of Ogden and Pasquinelli Dr. in the St. James Crossing Shopping Center
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Shopping center parking available throughout
A word from Jimmy's Island Grille & Crab House
Aloha and welcome to Jimmy's Island Grille & Crab House, our new restaurant is owned by Jimmy Chinn and we specialize in Jet Fresh Seafood, a large selection of Crab and prime steaks! We also offer chicken, chops, and a children's menu. Try one of our signature dishes like our famous Crab Vermicelli or our popular Louisiana Blue Crab claws or our new Tunacado appetizer!

We are open for lunch and dinner and offer outdoor seating!



Come on in and enjoy one of our original "World Famous Mai Tai's" in a souvenir cup or our new Bacardi "POG" a blend of passion fruit, orange and guava juice with Bacardi pineapple rum!!!
We are just beginning a Sunday Brunch from 11 am to 3 pm, great omelets and pancakes!! Try us out!
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Jimmy's Island Grille & Crab House reviews from OpenTable diners
83 reviews since June 2, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.3
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance3.8
    Noise LevelModerate
88% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (28)fit for foodies (28)good for groups (26)special occasion (24)kid-friendly (19)great for lunch (18)great for outdoor dining (11)great for brunch (6)romantic (4)hot spot (2)late-night find (2)vibrant bar scene (2)notable wine list (2)Show More
  • Sunday Surprise
    POM2VIP
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    Sunday Night Crab Leg Special. . .not to be missed.
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  • Superb Birthbay Celebration
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    My wife likes of Bob Chinn’s Crab House and was happy to learn that Jimmy is Bob’s brother. We shared a salad, which was very good and came in two small square bowls with separate dressings. Lobster is one of my wife’s favorites and she was not disappointed. The filet was cooked as ordered, flavorful and was so tender that a knife really wasn’t necessary. We both had the fried rice as the side dish, which was a nice change of pace and well worth ordering again. The key lime pie that we shared for dessert was excellent and easily one of the best available in this area. All in all, it was an excellent meal. Add in a server who was friendly and provided top notch service, and it was highly recommendable. We will definitely be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion
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  • Great Food and Service
    PaulfVIP
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    My wife and I went into Jimmy's for lunch and everything was great. The "cup" of seafood gumbo is almost a meal in itself. If I had the bowl it would have been my lunch. The salt and pepper shrimp was delicious and my wife enjoyed her lobster mac and cheese. The drinks and beer were great too.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food and service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    We bought a groupon for this restaurant. The deal was fabulous! We had a very good meal and the service was excellent. The salt and pepper calamari was my favorite.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Place to eat!
    rhaluska
    Dined on 9/15/2014
    This is the second time we are dining here and will come back in the future
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • feels like downtown...but close by
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004VIP
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    Jimmy's keeps getting better. We've been 4-5 times now, both for Lunch and Dinner, and the service has gotten to the point that you feel you're at a downtown steakhouse. My kids were amazed how often someone came by to refill water, take away empty plates, bring more rolls, etc. Our server did an excellent job of taking care of us, making everything extremely easy. We used a LivingSocial deal and weren't made to feel like 2nd class citizens but in fact were surprised how flexible they were and what a great value it ended up being. My 15 year old said it was the best steak he'd ever had (and he's had a lot of steaks).
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good place for seafood
    Tarheelborn1VIP
    Dined on 9/2/2014
    We had a group to dinner at Jimmy's and everyone was pleased with their food. I loved the Lobster special with sweet potato fries and green beans. Wine was good as well.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Jimmy chinns
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Food was good kind of pricey! Our table kept leaking water on us we pointed it out to server and owner they apologized put a towel over the rail that was it not offered anything even a dessert or a drink after getting dripped on all dinner!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful Find
    KD74
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Decided to try a new seafood restaurant and lucked up onto this gem. The food was wonderful. Service was fast and friendly. I would recommend all seafood lovers give this place a try you will not be disappointed. I will certainly be returning soon.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    We enjoy sitting outside for dinner. However, there was a group of about 8 men sitting outside in the Tiki bar. They were very loud and obnoxious. We were able to move one table over which helped. The Mahi Mahi was very good, crab cakes were bland, green beans were delicious. Our waitress was very friendly. Food was a bit pricey but I would go again.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Seafood
    Michael
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    Just having returned from a vacation in Bar Harbor Maine, I wasn't expecting fresh seafood as good and well prepared as Jimmy's. The owner visited our table and offered to make me Fried Clams something not on the menu, but told me if I let him know he would have the kitchen make them for me. Great place. Will certainly go back again!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining
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  • Pleasantly surprised.
    60foodjunkie
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Went on Sat. night with friends. At outside, yes you overlook the parking lot but they have planted pretty flowers that block the view and the weather was perfect and we were happy to be outside.The service was fabulous, drinks, food, all came quickly. Many, including the mgmt. checked on us frequently to make sure all was well. I had the soft shell crabs, the men had the special fish of the day and my friend had the lobster tails. All we delicious and perfectly cooked. We also started the evening out with Mai Tais. Felt like I was back in Hawaii. We will definitely return. The fish is flown in fresh daily and you can tell.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Unexpected find
    SandyN
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    We purchased a voucher from Living Social to try this restaurant. We were pleasantly surprised. Food was good as well as the service.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • ChitownVIP
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    Always love going here - consistently amazing food and the service and management are phenomenal!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Overpriced a bit
    Mela526VIP
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    Their prices are more a "fine dining" seafood place. They are not a fine dining restaurant at all. You could go to a place llike Catch 35 and spend the same amount of money and have food with a nice presentation and atmosphere.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • New favorite
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    Doesn't disappoint in any way. Lives up to a wonderful reputation as part of the Chinn family of restaurants. Garlic blue crab claws are the absolute best appetizer anywhere. Blackened ahi was cooked to perfection. Love the decor. Overall, a great place with something for every palate.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • good food
    Luvfood
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    I have to say the food was really good. I was disappointed with the atmosphere. On line it looked to be this vibrant fun restaurant. We thought we'd be coming to this great outdoor "patio" with music playing. The outdoor seating was just along the sidewalk so disappointed with that. Felt like more of your average family greek restaurant. Loved the food but I'm about both - food & atmosphere. Probably wouldn't go back.
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    kid-friendly
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  • Enjoyable Lunch
    Deejus
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    Went with two friends and all three of us said we would come back. Loads of free parking, excellent service, easy to hear the conversation at the table. Each of us had something different and we were all pleased with our food. All of us would recommend Jimmy's to our friends and family. A suburban gem.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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  • Good selection of seafood
    seafoodeater
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    We had the nicest waitress. Got there before the rest of our group, and were seated and offered those yummy garlic rolls. Very good selection of seafood on the menu. We had the crab bite appetizers and shrimp egg rolls - both very good. I had the lobster mac and cheese - it had lots of lobster and the mac and cheese was nice and cheesy. I have enough left over for another 2 meals. Other people got the crab legs and various shrimp dishes. Everyone liked their food. Did not have room for dessert, but the waitress said the key lime pie is excellent, made from fresh squeezed limes, so would like to try that next time.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Should have walked out
    eatoutalot
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    The only reason we stayed was because we had a Groupon. The waiter was obviously new, undertrained and overwhelmed. Wrong appetizer brought to table, manager contacted, he deliver the correct one but oysters without crackers or lemon???? I order the canyon river salmon (pricey) grilled and my wife order sauteed scallops. The salmon was covered in some kind of oil and the scallops were breaded and deep fried. The waiter said that the kitchen makes the decision as to how the scallops are prepared. The food was extremely disappointing and there were no refills on drinks unless we asked for them. We won't go back and won't recommend to anyone. In fact, I doubt this place will be in business long with the lack of food quality and service.
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  • POM2VIP
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    Copper River Salmon! It doesn't get any better! Hula Friday makes you think you are in the Islands. . .great music.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Mrs. Jennifer DeBo
    jenn
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    We, a party of 11 including children and adults, chose this restaurant because of their Aloha Friday- which included Hawaiian music from 7-9. With the excellent service, festive music and terrific food, we all enjoyed ourselves and will be back. The manager made sure we had another table when I asked if we could have another closer to hear the music. Friendly and courteous service. Great shrimp dishes too.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Fitz
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 7/6/2014
    I found this thru a groupon deal, and I will be back. Food was very good. Service was above average.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Seafood
    Michael
    Dined on 7/4/2014
    Excellent menu, with some unique dishes not typically seen in Chicago, The Crab Vermicelli was excellent as was the Seafood Gumbo, Blue Crab appetizer was very good. Service as excellent. I would definitely go back again.
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    great for outdoor dining
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  • Nice casual place
    scottpfeifferVIP
    Dined on 7/3/2014
    We enjoyed a nice meal at Jimmy's. The menu was varied with less and more expensive options, and the fish tacos were pretty good, as was the shrimp fried rice.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good Food - Too Pricey
    Birthday
    Dined on 6/29/2014
    I thought the food was excellent, but 30.00 for a tuna steak on a pile of rice is a little much. The crab leg special was a little better, but was 1 crab leg for 20.00.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointed and expensive
    Merrick2VIP
    Dined on 6/29/2014
    Very disappointed! There was so much garlic in the bread and the green beans, they were inedible. The seafood was good, but way too expensive. Our bill was $140.00 for 4 without drinks and one of us eating pasta. We will not return.
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  • Jimmys is the place
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    My husband and I had dinner, he had halibut,and I had the New York steak, the fish was absolutely to die for and the steak was so tender and juicy and Im a big critic on steaks and this was yet the best by far, the service was outstanding, this is a must go to restaurant we had a hard decision on what to order everything just sounded so divine.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Seafood/Burgers/Steak??
    POM2VIP
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    Best Fresh, Reasonably priced seafood in the western 'burbs! AND. . .a prime meat burger or steak if you desire. . .all under the same roof!
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Food!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 6/25/2014
    Their lobster rolls are unbeatable. Great food and wonderful service. We went there during the week, not sure how weekend service would be.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/22/2014
    We love jimmy's the food is fantastic always! everything from the Mai Tais to the surf and turf. They even do Sushi which is great.
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    fit for foodies, special occasion
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  • Nice Seafood Selection
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    Went to Jimmy's for Father's Day dinner. Two of our guests love seafood, so we chose Jimmy's based on their menu selection. Good options to order either a full dinner or sandwich with sides. Salad/soup quality was excellent. Seafood that was ordered (blackened halibut, coconut shrimp) was very good. Service was excellent...we had a last minute change in our guest numbers, and they handled it without any issues. Our waitress gladly found out answers to questions that we had about menu items. Would not hesitate to go back.
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    kid-friendly, good for groups, neighborhood gem
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  • Father's Day dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    Everything was excellent right down to the immaculately clean restrooms. Was visited or greeted by both manager and owner to make sure we were satisfied. Best and most tender steak and lobster I've had in a very long time. Saving up since we spent a good amout so we can go back again Anxious to bring friends and additional family members
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • happy1
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    Great Fresh fish. Our server Cindy was outstanding. She was very helpful in suggesting dinner options and different Mai Tai's. 2 of us had the Copper River Salmon Asian style. It melted in your mouth. Another had the Hawaian Ahi Tuna with onions on a sizzling platter. He enjoyed it, as he ate the whole piece. And then the last meal was blackened Grouper which was light flaky and delicious. You will also enjoy the fresh warm Garlic Rolls. Had a great time with friends and outstanding food. Definitely will be returning for another delicious dinner.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Jimmy's Island Grill
    foodsnobsx5
    Dined on 6/8/2014
    This was the second time we ate here. The food is outstanding - we were a table of 8 and everyone had a variety of food and loved it all. Service was very good too and assisted us for a member's gluten free diet
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Nice spot for Seafood
    TommyBVIP
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    We went at 5:30 and the place was dead but picked up as time went on. Service (Cindy) was great and the food was good. Atmosphere is a little bland but nice overall.
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    kid-friendly, good for groups, great for lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • luv2dineVIP
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    I had the Copper River Salmon and it was excellent. My girlfriend had fish tacos. My only complaint was they charged me a $2 upcharge for asparagus. Will return with no problem.
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    great for outdoor dining, great for lunch
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  • SEAFOOD
    JKdiner
    Dined on 6/6/2014
    The menu reminded us of Chinn's on Odgen a little, but the interior is much nicer. Garlic rolls brought to your table to enjoy right away. Fresh fish flown-in, shrimp 7-ways, mai-tais, paper menu ... The entrees are expensive. We ordered the salt n pepper calamari - very good. I ordered a specialty of the house, crab vermicelli, and although it was delicious, there wasn't that much crab meat and it was $25. Next time I'd stick to the fish. My husband ordered Mahi Mahi (6-8 oz) and he said it was delicious. Entrees come with 1-side. Everything else is ala carte. Skip the coconut cake, it looks better than it tastes. $100 for 2 with one glass of wine.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 45 ratings-only reviews submitted since June 2, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.2
    • Food4.3
    • Ambiance3.8
    • Service4.2
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 123 reviews are from the Jimmy's Island Grille & Crab House reviews archive.
  • Not consistant
    foodie
    Dined on 6/1/2014
    We went to Jimmys for the first time a few months ago and was very happy with our meal. We decided to go again and take some people with us. It was a difference experience than our first visit. The first time we ordered clam chowder, it was very good, the second time it was like getting a different soup, it was pink in color, lacked flavor and clams. We had the lobster special it was okay but it took forever to get our food and the restaurant was not crowded at all. The waiter never inquired how our food was. One thing that you want in a restaurant is consistency. We did not get that from our 2 times at Jimmys. Even though the restaurant was pretty much empty the noise level was high, hard to hold a conversation. Try 1 more time? Maybe.
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  • Great place!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    Love this place. Great service and great food. Feels very tropical like being on vacation with the works dressware being tropical and all the decorations they have.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.