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Jimmy's Famous American Tavern

129 reviews
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$30 and under
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Gastro Pub
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  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Scenic View
  • Good for Groups

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Jimmy's Famous American Tavern is found in the Point Loma area of San Diego. The restaurant has a great location not to mention a fantastic atmosphere and a wealth of options on the menu.

Jimmy's Famous American Tavern has some great starters you can enjoy including the ale battered onion rings, whiskey shrimp, parmesan fries and the seared shishito peppers. Try some of the flatbread, the burgers and the tavern steak as well. Jimmy's Famous American Tavern also offers pacific red snapper, BBQ spice crusted salmon, filet mignon stroganoff and farmhouse pasta. The sides, including white truffle mac & cheese and cheddar-jalape�o potatoes gratin can serve two.

Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Gastro Pub, American, Seafood
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Hours of operation
Lunch Monday - Saturday 11:30-3:00
Dinner Monday-Thursday, Sunday 3:00-9:00
Dinner Friday-Saturday 3:00-10:00
Sunday Brunch 10:00-3:00 *Breakfast Items 10:00-1:00*
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Phone number
(619) 226-2103
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
James Nunn
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Cross street
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Parking details
Street and lot parking available directly in front of the restaurant
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Farm to Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 129 People Are SayingWrite a review
Overall ratings and reviews
4.4  based on all time ratings
Noise · Moderate
96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipBabs4316 (San Diego)
3.0  Dined on September 21, 2015

We've been coming since JFAT opened... it has always been our "go-to" spot for family gatherings or a quick meal at the bar. We love it here... but we are noticing that it is getting louder and louder! What is going on? Who are these folks screaming and yelling and being so crazy loud? We watched as two tables that were seated, promptly left because of the noise.

Not sure what you can do, but we now think twice before heading over.... so sad.
Food is great. Good, friendly and attentive service.... but wow.

vipJaimi (Orange County)
3.0  Dined on September 13, 2015

My husband I are were very disappointed with our experience at Jimmy's. We used to love this spot and it's really changed. The food has changed in presentation and taste. Honestly, it has that "chili's" taste. Kind of like a franchise joint. We ordered the Ahi appetizers like we always do, but the fish is no longer stacked on avocado, its now in a bowl with lots of sauce. Looking around at the rest of the food on other tables, it looks like all of the food has been altered. We mentioned this to our waiter and he told us that they were opening a few other restaurants and want to keep them all the same. I would give it another try, but a bit bummed:( The view is beautiful and the waiters are always very pleasant. Hope things go back they way the used to be!

OpenTable Diner (San Diego)
5.0  Dined on August 27, 2015

The sea bass was fantastic. They have a nice wine list and great variety of beers. Appys were darn good too!!

Nomad2Race (San Diego)
4.0  Dined on July 30, 2015

First time to Jimmy's, and first use of Open Table. Was looking for a special spot after picking By dad, Jimmy up a the airport. The Open Table site described the place well and the online reservation was easy to use and followed up with a phone call by Jimmy's staff. Our visit was nice and the food excellent.

OpenTable Diner (Atlantic City)
5.0  Dined on July 21, 2015

Picked based review on Yelp. Good place. Closes at 9 only negative. Wait staff friendly and helpful. Great choices. Price reasonable. Ate an evening meal so cannot comment on lunch or brunch. Would definitely go again. Went during week so not sure how crowded it can get. Noise level moderate, but again went during week. Go for it. You will enjoy it!!

vipIris (Hawaii)
4.0  Dined on July 4, 2015

Great spot for American food with a view of the harbor!

viplovetoeat (Miami)
4.0  Dined on June 8, 2015

Friends of ours recommended we try this place. Food was delicious and well prepared. Service was excellent even thought the place was full. A good eat.

Pammy (San Diego)
5.0  Dined on May 25, 2015

Excellent menue choices, fantastic burgers, inside outside seating. Great place to take out of towners. Water view.

vipRaiderfrank (Los Angeles)
4.0  Dined on May 16, 2015

We would go back here. Rib eye was tasty. They met all of wife's demands for modifications (which are extensive). Minor issues. I asked for my brussel sprouts plain and they came out per the menu. The ahi poke app was pretty spicy.

vipOpenTable Diner (San Diego)
5.0  Dined on May 14, 2015

You cannot pick many better places thasn this for good food and a fantastic view. something for everyone is on the menu.

vipclaireny (New York Area)
1.0  Dined on May 12, 2015

We have been to this restaurant on a number of occasions, booked on Opentable. Imagine how surprised we were to arrive for our confirmed reservation only to find a note on the door stating they were closed, "attending a party elsewhere".
Seriously...will not return.

OpenTable Diner (San Diego)
5.0  Dined on May 10, 2015

I've been to the area where this restaurant is and it has become a great place to enjoy having lunch or dinner over the years, since I grew up in Point Loma. Also it is very accessible for those who uses a wheelchair like myself.

vipsdman92101 (Los Angeles)
4.0  Dined on April 23, 2015

Excellent food always. Must sit on patio.

Poster (London)
5.0  Dined on April 8, 2015

Took my management team here for a relaxed, casual dinner near the water and Jimmy's did not disappoint. Unselfish portions, fun server and looking out over the docks were just part of the ambiance. The food, what can I say, but fantastic! I got the Cajun Boil, a take on jambalaya without the rice, that was delicious. I shared it with a colleague who shared his chicken with me. It was out of this world! Deserts followed, which again, were excellent. I highly recommend to anyone visiting San Diego to check out Jimmy's.

amoaventura (New England)
5.0  Dined on April 5, 2015

We had a lovely family dinner here, great view of the harbor, all of the different plates we chose were excellent. Service was great and there's a nice ambiance for any type of group - our kids (5 and 2) were welcome but the place wasn't overly kid-ish either, lots of dates and groups as well. I would love to return at some point - we're from out of town - I think it would be one of our favorites if we lived in SD!!