Jimmy's Famous Seafood

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Since 1974, Jimmy's has exhibited a commitment to excellence in the restaurant industry second to none. Although made famous for our award-winning seafood and steamed hard-shell crabs, our menu also includes various tastes from all over the world, such as grilled lamb chops, a monstrous, savory prime rib, and barbecued baby back ribs. We have two seating areas - a casual, fun lounge and a beautiful dining room which is divided for those seeking to crack open some hot steamed crabs and those seeking intimacy. Seafood is flown in daily to ensure unrivaled freshness and to allow for new specials every evening!
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1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 2food 1service 1ambience 4

We were visiting from Toronto and we heard great things about the restaurant and decided to give it a try. Unfortunately it was a horrible experience. The food was horribly prepared and my side dishes were burnt. I couldn’t even finish my meal nobody at our table did because we were extremely disappointed with the outcome of the food. Our server James did a poor job. He took forever to bring out the bread or get our drinks out. We asked for straws and he brought it when we were practically finished our meal. He showed no interest in making sure his customers were happy or if everything was ok. I would never recommend this restaurant to anyone based on my experience and the food.

NR
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Jumbo fried shrimp was excellent. Two others had the crab cake sandwich and said it was really good but they thought it was a little pricey. My individual bill was $36 and change, not counting tip, and I only had coffee to drink, a cup of cream of crab soup, and the shrimp.

Also other guests were very loud which deterred our conversation. Nothing was said to them to be respectful of others in the dining room. That happened the last time we were there a few years ago.

Lastly, our server, Jimmy, was excellent - our orders were correct, he checked on us frequently, and was very accommodating. We each left him a nice tip.

Jimmy's Famous Seafood
Responded 18 hours ago

Thank you for the great review, Nancy! We are happy to hear you thoroughly enjoyed your visit with us and indulged in our fried shrimp. It's so great Jimmy took excellent care of you and we hope to see you again soon!

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DR
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

The experience was good but seating was uncomfortable. The meal was awesome complete with unique taste. I would definitely return for dining.

Jimmy's Famous Seafood
Responded 19 hours ago

Thank you for the great review, Robin! We are happy to hear you truly enjoyed your meal with us and can't wait to see you again to explore and try new things from our menu. Take care.

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DY
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I brought co-workers from out of town with varying palates and everyone was very pleased with the selection and food.

Jimmy's Famous Seafood
Responded 19 hours ago

Donna, thank you for the great review! We are happy to hear you brought out of town guests to Jimmy's and everyone truly enjoyed themselves. We can't wait to see you again soon!

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OT
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Overall food was fantastic. The sound was a little loud for the dining area. Lighting was very dim had to use flashlight to read the vast menu.

Jimmy's Famous Seafood
Responded 4 days ago

Thank you for the great review, we are happy to hear you enjoyed your meal with us! We look forward to seeing you again soon.

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PM
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This restaurant is always outstanding!!! Love the food, the service, and personal touch of Kenny Hadel stopping by to chat keeps us coming back.

Jimmy's Famous Seafood
Responded 4 days ago

Phyllis, thank you for the wonderful review. We are thrilled you have indulged in our restaurant many times and always enjoy the personal touch of Kenny. We can't wait to see you again soon!

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LB
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

This was our first time here , it won't be our last !!! Definitely recommend Jimmy's , everyone was very impressed & the food was outstanding !!!

Jimmy's Famous Seafood
Responded 4 days ago

Larence, thank you for the amazing review! We are thrilled you enjoyed Jimmy's seafood so much during your first experience you will be making recommendations to everyone. We look forward to the many visits to come as you continue to explore and indulge in our menu and atmosphere.

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JG
New York Area
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had family visiting and they really enjoyed the food.

Jimmy's Famous Seafood
Responded 4 days ago

Joni, it's so great you brought your family to Jimmy's to enjoy their time in Baltimore. Thank you for the awesome review, we can't wait to see you again soon.

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OT
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful service, our waiter was very attentive and knowledgeable. Live in Howard Country and had family from out of town. Decided to try a new place, and it will not be the last. Food exceeded our expectations.

Jimmy's Famous Seafood
Responded 4 days ago

Thank you for the amazing review! It's so great you decided to try Jimmy's for something new with family and everyone truly enjoyed themselves. We look forward to the many visits to come as you continue to explore and indulge in our menu!

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m
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Jimmy's is a family favorite. The UFO is a must have. The seafood is great and the steaks are delicious too. Finish it off with a slice of the carrot 🍰 cake.

Jimmy's Famous Seafood
Responded 4 days ago

Thank you so much for the awesome review and recommendations! We look forward to your next visit with us.

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OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and customer service are great!

Jimmy's Famous Seafood
Responded 6 days ago

Thank you for the great review, we are happy you had a wonderful experience with us. We can't wait to see you again soon.

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OT
Washington DC
15 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best steak and crab cake of my life

Jimmy's Famous Seafood
Responded 6 days ago

Thank you for the awesome review! We can't wait for you to indulge with us again soon.

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TK
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First of all, make a reservation, I read reviews and did so! Go there at our time and seated right away. Our waiter Thomas was amazing! Made us feel welcome and gave us his recommendations. As an appetizer we got the crab dip nachos! Yum yum yum, highly recommend! Big lumps of crab and nice and creamy! We got the crab cakes for dinner, I saw on Diners, Drive in and Dives and they looked amazing, sure enough they were phenomenal, big lumps of crab! I got a side of mashed potatoes, Thomas suggested it, first of all it was a big portion and second they were cooked and then baked! Yum! The only disappointment was the noise level. We could hardly talk while we were there cause it was extremely noisy.

Jimmy's Famous Seafood
Responded on October 9, 2019

Theresa, thank you for the great review and recommendations! We are happy to hear you indulged in our crab cakes after seeing Jimmy's on Triple D and our crab dip nachos as well. We can't wait to see you again soon as you continue to explore our menu and atmospheres.

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EC
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

the food was excellent, very friendly staff , great atmosphere.

Jimmy's Famous Seafood
Responded on October 9, 2019

Erika, thank you for the great review! We are happy to hear you truly enjoyed your time with us and look forward to seeing you again soon.

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MW
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was my and my family's first time coming to Jimmy's Seafood House. It was my son's 30th birthday and he had seen an episode on Diners, Drive-ins and Dives featuring Jimmy's Famous Seafood so here is where he wanted to have his birthday dinner. We had a party of 12. Every single one of us enjoyed to the fullest what we had ordered. No one had any complaints, no one was dissatisfied with anything, and we all left there well fed, good and full and talked about it the rest of the night. I mentioned to one of the managers as we were leaving that the hour and a half drive was worth every single forkful, spoonful of food. We thought about getting the UFO but decided since it was our first time there, we'd just order appetizers and dinner. We decided the next time we visit Jimmy's, the UFO will be ordered and some plan to order the crabs. Our waiter, Brandon, was phenomenal. Any questions we had, he had an answer. Brandon stopped by a couple of times to inquire if everything was ok, we were ok, if we needed anything. Even if he happened to be passing through and we called him, he was there. I've already told 2 other family members and 3 of my friends that Jimmy's Seafood House is a "must go there" place to eat some dynamite seafood. Absolutely delicious, Mr. Jimmy, absolutely delicious. We will be back. Thank you.

Jimmy's Famous Seafood
Responded on October 9, 2019

Michele, thank you for the wonderful review! We are thrilled you and your family had such an exceptional first experience with us celebrating your son's birthday! It's so great to hear of the wonderful service provided by Brandon and you are already recommending Jimmy's to many of your friends and family. We can't wait to see you again soon to take on our UFO and try many other delectable things from our menu. Take care.

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L
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is one of my favorite restaurants! As always there is a fantastic selection of items on the menu. I brought a friend who had never been and he can’t wait to go back. Though they are known for their seafood, they have the best lamb chops in town!

Jimmy's Famous Seafood
Responded on October 9, 2019

Thank you for the awesome review! We are thrilled Jimmy's is your favorite restaurant to visit to indulge in some lamb chops. We look forward to seeing you again soon!

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C
Baltimore
18 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always, the service is impeccable, and the food, amazing. Going to a place where everyone knows your name and treats you like family...there’s nothing like it. The steaks and crab cakes are out of this world. You’ll regret not trying Jimmy’s for your next night out for dinner!

Jimmy's Famous Seafood
Responded on October 9, 2019

Cherri, thank you for the wonderful review. We are thrilled you always have such an exceptional experience with us and feel like you are part of our Jimmy's family. We look forward to the many more visits to come as you continue to indulge in our food and atmosphere. Take care.

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G
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Very nice restaurant appearance on the exterior and interior. My wife and I enjoyed our appetizer and meal. My crab cake was a little drier than I prefer but was full of lump meat and very little filler. The chicken Chesapeake was very good! My wife’s desert was ok she had the apple bread pudding something with a glaze or sauce (sorry can’t remember exactly) which she said was ok but didn’t wow her.

Jimmy's Famous Seafood
Responded on October 9, 2019

George, thank you for the wonderful review. We are thrilled you and your wife thoroughly enjoyed your time with us. We look forward to seeing you again soon!

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PS
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were a party of eight and everybody enjoyed their meal.

Jimmy's Famous Seafood
Responded on October 2, 2019

Paul, we are so happy everyone enjoyed their meal with us! Thank you for the great review, we look forward to seeing you again soon.

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LT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Sadly, we found out that there was a death in the family once we got settled at the table and ordered our food. But the staff was very accommodating and understanding. They packed everything to go for us. When I finally got the chance to go home and eat, it was still delicious.

Jimmy's Famous Seafood
Responded on October 1, 2019

LaToya, we are so sorry to hear about the unforeseeable circumstance, but it was more than our pleasure to accommodate the best we could. We are happy to hear you were still able to enjoy your meal and look forward to your next visit. Take care.

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AR
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best crab cake, and crab soup I've ever had. A must stop

Jimmy's Famous Seafood
Responded on October 1, 2019

Andrew, we are thrilled you truly indulged in our famous crab cake and crab soup. Thank you for the awesome review and recommendation, we can't wait to see you again soon!

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AB
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 1food 3service 2ambience 4

We waited for over an hour to be seated for my wife birthday dinner. We were told that they were waiting for our table to be ready. We could see a large table in the middle of dining room that wasn’t being utilize. After going to reservationist several times I asked why can’t we sit at that table that isn’t being used, she said it for a group that was due to arrive to eat crabs. After waiting well over an hour they finally sat us at the table that I previously inquired. Food was ok but having a 7:30 reservation and not being seated til 8:45 and not getting food until 9:40pm made for along evening. Disappointed to say the least.
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AF
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place was AMAZING! GREAT atmosphere, plenty of room, OUTSTANDING food, friendly staff, awesome manager, and worth driving from Annapolis to. We were a group of 4, first time there, and we all plan on returning very soon. A GREAT find!

Jimmy's Famous Seafood
Responded on October 1, 2019

Thank you for the amazing review! We are thrilled your trip from Annapolis was worth it and you truly enjoyed your first experience with us. We can't wait to see you again soon!

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5
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Children were allowed by parents and establishment to literally run around the table they were assigned as well as tables that other patrons were seated. Thus noise and unacceptable behaviors were unchecked. It made my dining experience extremely loud and bothersome. I will not return during the day.

Jimmy's Famous Seafood
Responded on October 1, 2019

Thanks for the review and feedback, we look forward to your next visit with us!

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CP
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

1st visit; brought an out if town family member and my 7 minth old. Our waitress was amazing and she kept my baby entertained whenever she stopped by to check on us. Food, service, cleanliness, and parking lot were all great. Dining area is modern and well designed. Enough noise to entertain the baby and cover her occasional crying but not so much noise that we couldn't have conversation.

Jimmy's Famous Seafood
Responded on October 1, 2019

Thank you for the wonderful review, Cel. We are happy to hear you brought out of town family with us and thoroughly enjoyed your experience! We appreciate the great recommendation and look forward to seeing you again soon.

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d
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 2

My friends and I" dined" there on a Sunday evening . There were a lot of empty tables , so it wasn't busy. The service was ABYSMAL. We saw the server twice; he had an assistant who introduced herself never to be seen again. We needed to ask for everything multiple times before they were bought to the table. My friend's steak was excellent, all other food was fair ( we had crab cakes their "specialty"). After reading the reviews I noticed most of the 4 star ratings where from local guides. I can only deduce that Jimmy's is a tourist destination. I will never return to this restaurant and obviously would not recommend it.

Jimmy's Famous Seafood
Responded on September 30, 2019

Thank you for taking the time to leave a review. We appreciate the feedback and apologize for the service that you received. Jimmy's is much more than a "tourist destination" as we have proudly served the community with not only iconic culinary creations, but also give back to our community as much as we can, since 1974 as well. We look forward to your next visit as you try more things from our menu. Take care.

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OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Service and food awesome!! Not our first time here so it’s always nice to go back and have the same awesome experience every time

Jimmy's Famous Seafood
Responded on September 23, 2019

We are thrilled you had another awesome experience with us! Thank you for the great review, we look forward to the many visits to come!

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B
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Jimmy's Famous Seafood had an excellent selection of seafood. The service we received from Val was top notch. The Maryland Crab Soup, Cream of Crab Soup, and Seafood Queso was marvelous!!! They made us feel right at home.

Jimmy's Famous Seafood
Responded on October 1, 2019

Benny, thank you for the great review! We are happy to hear you truly enjoyed all things seafood with us and had excellent service from Val. We can't wait to see you again soon!

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AS
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

GREAT Food!!! Worth every penny!!! Staff were professional and friendly!!!

Jimmy's Famous Seafood
Responded on September 23, 2019

Ashley, thank you for the amazing review! We are thrilled you thoroughly enjoyed your experience with us and was well worth it to you. We can't wait to see you again soon!

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DG
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Our Waitress Lexi was Outstanding! Very nice Smile, clean uniform, took time to explain different options on the menu, recommended good choices, was not bothersome, but made sure we did not want for anything! Outstanding!

Jimmy's Famous Seafood
Responded on September 23, 2019

Deborah, thank you for the wonderful review. It's so great to hear about the amazing service provided to you by Lexi. We look forward to your next visit with us!

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N
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was our first visit to Jimmy’s and everything was fantastic. The food was great especially the MD crab soup and the seafood stack. Our server Val was the absolute best. We will definitely be back.

Jimmy's Famous Seafood
Responded on September 23, 2019

Nikki, thank you for the wonderful review! It's so great you truly enjoyed your first experience with us and indulged in our MD Crab Soup & Seafood Stack. We always love hearing about the awesome service from our staff and can't wait for your next experience with us. Take care!

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AS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 3

The food was not good— 3 of us left not feeling well. Additionally, I found that the portions were too small for the price—especially the appetizers.

The service was good...folks were very friendly.

M
Baltimore
7 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 3

Food was divine, service left much to be desired. Our server unapologetically went MIA for 30 mins.

Jimmy's Famous Seafood
Responded on September 18, 2019

Missey, thank you for the review and feedback. We are happy to hear you enjoyed your meal with us and can't wait to see you again soon!

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BB
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Good food and good service!

Jimmy's Famous Seafood
Responded on September 18, 2019

Thank you for the great review, Beth, we are happy you enjoyed your time with us! We look forward to your next visit.

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WD
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Great food, very good service but a little slow. Would love to go back and taste some other meal options.

Jimmy's Famous Seafood
Responded on September 18, 2019

Walter, thank you for the great review. We are happy to hear you truly enjoyed your experience with us and can't wait to see you again as you continue to explore and indulge in our menu!

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LM
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 2

We had reservations for 5:45pm and unfortunately Uber got us there a few minutes before 6. We followed in a large group who went back and forth w/the hostess explaining their entire group was not yet there but still wanted to be seated, but after a few minutes, they agreed to wait in the bar for the rest of their party. I then give my name to the hostess at 6:01 and she lets me know that unfortunately, they could only hold my table for 15 min however, if we wanted to wait another 20 min, she could try to seat us then. I was so confused by this comment and how she was completely unwavering and dismissive considering it was only 6:02 pm by then. She did not care about the fact that we had been in the building, waiting in front of her at the podium before 6 and well within the 15 min 'grace period' listening to her 'banter' with the large group. We were seeing a show and did not have time to argue or wait for another table so she seated us in the bar at a high-top. It was so loud that we were literally screaming into each other's faces to have a conversation, which was certainly not what we had in mind when making a reservation for the dining room. We ordered an appetizer along with our entrees; NY strip medium rare and a crab cake. The appetizer never arrived, the waitress seemed confused by this but not overly concerned; we received a plate with an extremely well done steak (no side until we reminded the waitress) and I would not say my crab cake was cold, but cooler than room temperature. The staff we dealt with seemed polite enough but clearly not well versed in customer service and the food did not taste bad, but was room temp and/or overcooked. We had such high expectations, especially going by reviews and feedback from friends but at every step, beginning to end, the experience was disappointing to say the least. My friend was terribly embarrassed and just wanted to go see the show and forget the meal, but I regret not speaking with a manager about the service.

Jimmy's Famous Seafood
Responded on September 26, 2019

Thank you for the review. We apologize for the service you received during your experience with us as it was not up to our usual high standards. Our hostess handled the situation as exactly as she was trained for and we were offering to hold your table a full 30 minutes after the reservation. Unfortunately, tables are on such high demands on the weekend, we cannot hold them for any longer. We appreciate the feedback and hope you will give us another try when back in Baltimore!

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SF
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great Experience....Great Seafood.....We shall return... Folks from Philly

Jimmy's Famous Seafood
Responded on September 18, 2019

Thank you for the awesome review, we look forward to your next trip from Philly to see you!

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R
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Crab cakes are a must. The staff was also very accommodating as I came in with a broken foot on a scooter. They helped me to get upstairs for a show and looked after me throughout the night. I appreciate it very much

Jimmy's Famous Seafood
Responded on September 18, 2019

Rebekah, thank you for the great review! We are thrilled to learn of the amazing experience from our staff and you indulged in our famous crab cakes. We appreciate the great recommendation and look forward to seeing you again soon.

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JP
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We headed out to this legendary venue with an open mind and we were truly blown away by the food, service and atmosphere. It's a true gem!

Jimmy's Famous Seafood
Responded on September 18, 2019

Jason, thank you for the awesome review! We are thrilled you thoroughly had an exceptional experience with us and we can't wait to see you again soon. Take care.

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p
Washington DC
20 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The staff was very welcoming. They honored my request for a certain table. The food was excellent and extremely ample. The slice of key lime pie was so large that I didn't think I could possibly eat all of it, but it was so delicious I ate every bite.

Jimmy's Famous Seafood
Responded on September 14, 2019

Thank you for the wonderful review! We are thrilled you had such an amazing experience with us and indulged in our key lime pie for dessert. We can't wait to see you again soon to explore our menu some more!

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