Jimmys Taverna

4.5
287 Reviews
$30 and under
Mediterranean
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

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
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vipShoeHen
Los Angeles
39 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We can’t say enough about this wonderful Mediterranean inspired restaurant!! The staff is amazing and attentive, and a special shout out to the sommelier, Chip who can always pick out a delicious bottle of wine (their wine list is fabulous). The food is superb and the ambiance is lovely. We’re so happy they’ve been able to stay open during the pandemic and will continue to frequent the establishment often!

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and ambience

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KymM
San Diego
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were there to celebrate

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FrontierAccountant
Detroit
3 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Well staffed, and good service despite COVID. Enjoyed the fish chowder and the mushroom risotto with prawns.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great dinner & awesome service at the bar!

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great spot! Luis took great care of us and was very knowledgeable about the menu. The burrata tomatoes were crisp and cold, cheese was perfect.

Only had one cocktail but damn was it good, tequila base and yes, I will take another.

Chip handled the wine, that gentlemen knew what we needed and wanted. Turns out hes a San Diego native, what a delight.

Main course: Filet Mignon, Oscar style w/ a creole sauce…..oh with mashed potatoes & asparagus.

Well done, and yes I will be back 🙌🏼

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Jimmy’s is my favorite restaurant in Mammoth. Great food, wine, ambiance and service!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous food, amazing wine list and friendly, fun excellent service !

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Hikers
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Imaginative and varied menu, so enticing we over-ate, but loved every morsel! The service was friendly and well-informed. We particularly recommend the dips (we had olivada, muhammara, and hummus, all of which were divine, but all the choices looked great), the beet salad and sea bass. Plus the Baklava was transcendent!

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vipBeth
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great spot. The owner makes everyone feel like they’re part of his family. Will definitely be back and will recommend to friends and family.

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LovinLyf
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2021
Overall2food3service3ambience2

Quite expensive for the meal; I don't mind spending a bit more for a meal, but it was just an average meal with an average ambiance, yet came with a high price tag.

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LuLu93546
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My favorite restaurant in Mammoth. Love the appetizers, fresh fish and kebabs.
Great wine list, cocktails and the service is always amazing.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great restaurant

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vipTracyG
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best dinner I’ve had in Mammoth! Food excellent, staff wonderful and room beautiful. I will be back!

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CarmenP
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great food and awesome service! I would recommend it to my friends

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is by far the best restaurant in Mammoth. The food is incredible and service is outstanding. To say the wine selection is five star doesn’t do it justice. Do not miss this absolute gem.

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LAvisitor
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was so delish that we immediately booked a table for a return visit. I’ve never had octopus so tender nor a moussaka so flavorful. It’s going to be hard not to just order the same meal but everything that came out of the open kitchen looked wonderful. And the service was attentive and friendly. Perfect meal.

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annonymous
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience3

We had a reservation and were quickly seated. They were out of a number of wines on the wine menu and for a Greek restaurant, they didn't have a retsina. Grilled octopus was good. My fish was a little over cooked. Others at the table enjoyed their entres.I thought the food was a little overpriced but so is a lot of food in this resort town. It took longer than it should have to settle the check after the dinner was done.

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EyalR
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience1

We made a reservation ahead of time.
When we walked in we were greeted regularly but taken into a room downstairs that was freezing cold and looked like we were in China Town.
No word from the host or the server.
Table next to us had the same experience. It turns out due to Covid we got sat in there other restaurant Red Lantern. I just don’t understand why no one mentioned this to us, they thought we would not notice. The pandemic is tough on everyone but transparency would be appreciated.
In addition to one of our steak dishes coming out burned as a charcoal with the server mentioning to us that he asked the cook to remake it but the cook assured him it was Med Rare inside.
Our server was great, professional and nice, he couldn’t stop apologizing.
The appetizers and dips were great but fish entree was nothing to write home about. I was really excited to try some Greek food but now I understand the local reputation that Jimmy’s Tavern has. To bad the actual restaurant upstairs looked really beautiful with an authentic Greek atmosphere.

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vipMaxH
Los Angeles
34 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We were pleasantly surprised by Jimmy’s Taverna! The whole experience was great. Excellent service which included a sommelier that came to the table to help us choose a wine to go with our meal! Such a nice touch, and we loved the wine he recommended! The waiter was so helpful and careful to make sure my son with truffle allergies was accommodated. We loved the hummus trio appetizer with the warm pita bread , the filet was excellent , and even my extra picky 14 year old son gave it 5 stars! Looking forward to visiting Jimmy’s on our next trip!

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TamaraM
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious and our server was attentive and interesting to talk with. A very pleasurable dining experience!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wine and seafood date night.

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vipLuvyumfood
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The place was fantastic from the ambiance to the service! EVerybody was very nice and attentive. When we told them there was a bday in the party, they went out of the way and gave her a glass of champagne on the house at the beginning, a desert and some cognac at the end! The food was excellent, very well done and flavorful. We will go there often whenever I visit Mammoth!

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LaurieS
Los Angeles
13 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The fried cheese is amazing and unique. Great wine list. Fantastic desserts.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Orange County
6 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfection. Authentic AF

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KenH
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2020
Overall2food3service1ambience2

Waiter forgot to take entree order after ordering appetizers.
Seafood stew tasted like it was out of a can.
Screaming child behind us.
As compensation the waiter provided pita pieces as complimentary. And made sure to tell us that they usually charge $2 for additional pita pieces. Well thank you so much!

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vipSamSamuelson
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall1food2service1ambience4

I reached out to management before writing this review, but got no response.

We had a 6:30 reservation, arrived on time. Service was slow. Food was mediocre. We were having a fun time anyways because we were on vacation. Then our waiter dropped our check 1 hour 20 minutes into the meal while we still had full drinks and a full dessert. We were asked to kindly leave ASAP because they needed the table. Not the kind of "service" you expect when paying $70/person for dinner.

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VegasSam
San Francisco
16 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience5

Food is slightly above average. Waiter forgot to put in our order. We waited an hour and a half to get our entrees. Luckily kids and apps were good and filled the time. The restaurant did the right thing and bought a beer and dessert for us. I'll go back if in the area again due to the solid food and taking ownership of a mistake!

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SethH
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall1food2service3ambience2

I should get a full refund! Valentine’s dinner.
My wife gets her entree. I did not. After 20 minutes waiting, waiting the waiter apologizes. There was a screw up in the kitchen. I was offered a salad. I was not charged for 2 glasses of wine. Somethin’🥴

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall1food1service3ambience2

My son had a hair in his food. The meat was burnt and chicken was bad. Food was not good at all and was slow to come out. Wouldn’t go back!

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MikeL
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Phenomenal Greek food. This is the closest to authentic Greek food since ive been to Greece!

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vipGary
San Francisco
47 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

After a hard day of skiing, Jimmy’s was just what we needed. Good food, good service good atmosphere and music. A great Mammoth Lakes restaurant!

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KitH
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on January 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always have a lovely time here.
It’s our favorite in Mammoth.

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vipjennyogini
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Prior to Jimmy's we tried other local restaurants that were just ok. In fact, below Jimmy's is Red Lantern Chinese and the food is awful, so we were weary about Jimmy's. Thankfully, Jimmy's did not disappoint!! We started with the trio dips: feta, hummus, and baba gannoush. All excellent and flavorful. Then we had saganaki, always a fun presentation and it was deliciously, salty. For our dinners, I had traditional lamb moussaka. Very good. My husband had the pork chop tomahawk which was juicy and the mashed yams were a lovely, lightly sweet compliment. My son had the stuffed veal which was EXCELLENT. So tender, very flavorful with a great char on the outside. We were so stuffed that we skipped dessert. Two Malbec bottles later topped off the meal. Definitely eat here!

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vipMichaelJ
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Service was slow, food just ok, prices high. Tried it on a recommendation, will pass in future.

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Branko
Denver
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was outstanding. Attentive, organized, helpful. Food was delish. Some of the best execution I've experienced, with some of the best ingredients I've eaten. The ambience is beautiful, truly Mediterranean. Excellent restaurant for many occasions, me I went on two highly enjoyable dates there.

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GregT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We will definitely be back for the great food and service!

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RandiJ
Los Angeles
15 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service are always excellent here, but this time they treated my husband like a king for his birthday! There was only one table available for 2 when we walked in, but we asked to sit in the (closed) back room instead because that table was right between 2 families with lots of small kids, and they accommodated us with no problem at all. Great evening!

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Katina
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The food was all delicious, we just got the feta dip and an entree each and it was plenty. The lamb entree was delicious. The lamb was well cooked, the seasoning on it wasn’t anything very interesting but the side it was paired with was great; it reminded me of a Greek dish cash spanokorizo but with orzo instead of rice.

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NicoleMillar
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

it was everything we wanted and was only dispponinted when I requested a birthday celebtration dinner and no candle on dessert.
They comped are dessert because we had cold food.

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