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About Jimmys Taverna

Yasas! Jimmy"s Taverna welcomes you. Join us for the freshest seafood, wood-grilled meats and the most innovative appetizers in Mammoth. Our chefs are classically trained, our service is superb, and our décor is gorgeous. Our world-class wine and spirit selections pair perfectly with our Mediterranean fare making every meal an event. Reservations are recommended. It's the closest you'll come to Greece while in California. Come on in, we've saved you a seat

248 Old Mammoth Road
Mammoth Lakes, CA 93546
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Greek

Hours of Operation:

Dinner: W-Su 6:00pm-9:00pm

Cross Street:
Sierra

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(760) 934-9432

Website:
http://jimmystaverna.com/

Private Party Contact:
Lynnsie Edge: (760) 934-2515

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Jimmys Taverna Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.1

service

3.9

ambience

4.2

value

3.3

Noise

Moderate

67% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (2)
Good for Anniversaries (1)
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 (Birmingham)·Dined 4 days ago

A wonderful dining experience, amazing cocktails, fish and dessert!! We will definitely be back on our next trip to Mammoth!!

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined 4 days ago

Great experience....sommelier had a nice list of hard to find pinots at a really fair price. My son enjoyed the 3....2....1....Opah! The food is probably best in Mammoth.

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 (Chicago)·Dined 5 days ago

I love this place but there are two things which need to be addressed. No kids menu.... $2 charge for extra pita bread pieces which dont even make one whole pita...

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on February 3, 2018

The service was great....the food was delicious, it was a great evening with friends. My favorite was the octopus salad. And everyone loved the baklava.

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 (Yosemite)·Dined on January 25, 2018

The food was delicious, not strictly Greek but rather pan-Mediterranean with big delectable doses of Italy and Lebanon. I loved the muhammara. Prices are rather high but the food and service were great, so we're happy; we of modest budget will reserve Jimmy's for very special occasions. And we'll stand back when they ignite the saganaki. I think they were experimenting with flame height that night. Opa indeed!

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 20, 2018

We had the special for the evening and it was delicious with enough left over for another meal. However, it was a bit on the pricey side. The wait staff and owner were very friendly. .

Tags: Hot Spot
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Excellent food and service but definitely comes at a price.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Cozy, Fit for Foodies
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on November 22, 2017

It was closed and will be until mid-Jan 2018. They should t be currently listing on your site.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 22, 2017

We had a reservation we made on open table and the restaurant was closed.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 8, 2017

We made reservations on open table and got several confirmation emails with a confirmation text. Restaurant was Closed!!!
Terrible way to celebrate

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 (New Orleans)·Dined on September 10, 2017

My BD was awesome. The food was great.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 3, 2017

Food was overpriced. Appetizer sauces were bad. Hummus and baba ganoush were awful despite being costly. All food was way overpriced for the quality.

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on August 24, 2017

We dined here on a week night. The service was perfect, including the wine sommelier, Chip,
who perfectly paired our meals with wine selection. The risotto was excellent, I have never had better risotto in my life, and I am from Chicago! My dining partner had the scallops, which were also excellent. Our appetizer of flaming saganaki was done perfectly! It was a very enjoyable evening.

Tags: Business Meals, Worth the Drive, Cozy, Spicy, Bar Seating, Fun
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 (Orange County)·Dined on August 18, 2017

What a night! An incredible meal, starting with flaming Saganaki cheese accompanied by super Grey Goose martini's. The meal that followed? Super. The staff was outstanding. Our anniversary dinner was an complete success.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Bar Seating, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation, Casual, Good for Birthdays
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 (Chicago)·Dined on August 2, 2017

We've been to Jimmy's a number of times, and everything we've had has been delicious. Atmosphere is very pleasant. One of the two best restaurants in Mammoth!

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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 (Tahoe)·Dined on July 23, 2017

Ate at the bar on a quiet Sunday evening, Rack of lamb was delicious and perfectly cooked. Appetizer was octopus salad which was delicious. A tad on the pricy side as the two specials were $50 @ $46 respectively.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 2, 2017

Beautiful place, and the food was good overall, but my halibut was way over cooked. Still good but a bit disappointed.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on June 30, 2017

Fantastic food. The octopus is great. Wine list is extensive and had won many awards from wine spectator and the service was impeccable.

Do not miss the baklava dessert it is so worth it!

Tags: Authentic, Notable Wine List, Scenic View, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Comfort Food
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 (Orange County)·Dined on June 28, 2017

A+ service, food and drink! Perfectly cooked rack of lamb and filet mignon. They went above and beyond to make sure everything was to our liking. I'm lame and don't know what I'm ordering when it comes to new cocktails. I ordered a rum drink that looked good, but it was to strong for me. I told the waiter when he asked how I liked it, not really meaning to complain, and he asked what I felt like, and the bartender made me a custom cocktail at no extra charge. Dinner specials and the baklava dessert were awesome.

Tags: Special Occasion, Romantic, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (Orange County)·Dined on April 20, 2017

Perfect, tasty Greek & nuovo cuisine, attentive service. A must-visit in Mammoth.

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 (Orange County)·Dined on April 20, 2017

Extensive wine list. The trio of dips with Pita bread was excellent - great dips! Everyone enjoyed their food - kids loved the beef and chicken skewers. Crab legs were huge and great flavor. Will definitely be back.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on April 5, 2017

The food was great but the service was lacking as it appeared that there were only two waiters for the restaurant.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on April 5, 2017

We happened upon this restaurant when in Mammoth. We loved it. The wine list is extensive. I had the filet and it was perfect!!! A great experience.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on April 1, 2017

Crab salad good, Loup de Mer fish good solid after a long ski day

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on March 31, 2017

Although we live down the street, I have passed by this restaurant many times without thought. I am so glad I finally tried it as I think it is a local gem. It's a bit pricy but well worth it. All of us had something different and we all enjoyed our meal. I had the "special" which was the filet mignon and it was truly amazing.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Good Vegetarian Options, Healthy, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on March 31, 2017

very friendly staff and management. Creative menu. Very fresh and tasty grilled octopus salad. Lamb chops were good but a little too much smoke and could be lighter on the sauce. Filet Oscar was fantastic. Good selection of 1/2 bottles of wine and craft cocktails. Could use more scotch and port options. Service was great

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Casual, Authentic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Bar Seating, Fit for Foodies, Scenic View, Fun
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on March 24, 2017

We loved the decor! The atmosphere is wonderful. Knowledgeable and friendly staff. The menu options were great. Loved the flaming cheese Opah!

Tags: Gluten Free Options, Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation, Healthy, Creative Cuisine, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Authentic
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 (Orange County)·Dined on March 18, 2017

This was recommended by a friend and did not disappoint. We were happily surprised by the vibrant menu. The food was outstanding! Will definitely be a must stop on our next visit to Mammoth.

Tags: Good for a Date, Fun, Good for Groups, Authentic, Scenic View, Fit for Foodies, Hot Spot, Creative Cuisine
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on March 18, 2017

One word for the food... amazing! We each had the filet mignon special and it was awesome. The owner wished me a happy birthday with a glass of Champagne, and was very personable. Would definitely eat there again.

Tags: Good for a Date, Authentic
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on March 4, 2017

We loved the ambiance and food. The 'daily special' was offered and was delicious but at $48 per portion (about $18 dollars more than most other entrees)...I guess we should have checked the price first. Online it indicated that this was family fun and since they don't have a kids menu... $120 spent just on the 3 kids food was unexpected! and the service was very slow so kids were almost asleep by the time the food came and we were there from 7.30pm. The dips were great but we were billed for the additional pita bread we had to request twice in order to eat them...and still didn't have enough....this all said, we did love the restaurant but it will be filled for us as 'special occasion' if we return as a family.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies
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 (Orange County)·Dined on March 4, 2017

My husband and I had dinner at Jimmy's 2 nights ago--what a wonderful surprise this restaurant was. Wine prices were very reasonable, and the sommelier was great. We split the greek salad as an appetizer, which was a good thing because the portion size was large; it was so fresh and delicious. The olive bread that was served with the meal was out of this world--they get it from Bleu. My "branch" was a classic Greek lamb kabob served with pearl quinoa; seasonings were perfect and the quinoa was especially good, with bits of fresh corn. My husband's entree was the cioppino; the flavors were good, the shrimp was cooked perfectly, but he could have had fewer potatoes in it.
We will definitely come back.

Tags: Healthy, Seasonal, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on March 3, 2017

The food and service was wonderful. A tiny bit noisy but shd not keep u from going.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Casual
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 (Orange County)·Dined on March 2, 2017

Didn't expect this place to be a little fancier than what we are use to at Mammoth but it was exceptionally good and authentic. Pricey but worth it.

Tags: Authentic
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 (Yosemite)·Dined on February 22, 2017

Always a pleasure to eat at Jimmy's. Creative, fresh food, beautifully served, and delicious, friendly staff and a comfortable, welcoming atmosphere. The fried cheese alone is worth the visit!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Casual
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on February 19, 2017

Great food, great service, great ambiance. Terrific wine and cocktails. One of our favorites.

Tags: Fun, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good Vegetarian Options, Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 18, 2017

Long time Mammoth visitor, first time at Jimmys. The menu is eclectic with Mediterranean touches throughout. Our trio of dips with pita were fabulous. Greek salads wonderful, fresh and large (would split next time). Chicken breast with Greek herbs and seasoning on Moroccan spiced quinoa with wilted greens.

Service was exceptional and was easy to get a table on an otherwise impossible holiday weekend.

We'll be back!

Tags: Romantic, Notable Wine List, Bar Seating
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on February 18, 2017

Delicious!! It was perfect. ...from the hummus to the lamb! The Octopus Salad was amazing too...highly recommend!

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 (Yosemite)·Dined on February 17, 2017

Impressed! Loved the freshness of the food and the knowledge of wine from the staff and sommelier. Will come back!

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on February 11, 2017

Good food, extensive wine list, entrees were a bit small, insufficient dining room staff.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 11, 2017

Great food. Chip the Sommelier was very helpful and friendly.

Tags: Cozy, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Bar Seating, Vegan
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