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Jimmy's Famous American Tavern

25001 Dana Point Harbor Dr, Dana Point, CA 92629-2962
+1 949-388-8900
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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good37%
  • Average13%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (15 reviews)
“burger” (83 reviews)
“flatbread” (23 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM Hours
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
25001 Dana Point Harbor Dr, Dana Point, CA 92629-2962
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Reviewed yesterday

I spend a lot of time in Dana Point but don't eat their much. Decided to try Jimmies. Glad I did. Decor is very nice and staff was friendly. We ordered the cheeseburger and friend chicken (boneless). Burger was a good size and tasted great....More

Thank rcaldin
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I invited my daughter and her bestie who recently got married out to dinner and I picked Jimmy’s from the amazing menu and reviews. The food was excellent and service attentive. The meatballs, poke, filet skewers, flatbread and small plates were quite tasty. The two...More

Thank Icantdrive65
david w, Owner at Jimmy's Famous American Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded today

It is of the utmost importance that you allow our team the chance to address your concerns, as we are disappointed to hear this was not done at the time of your visit. We truly appreciate the feedback you have left us, as improving for...More

Reviewed 3 days ago

The setting is pretty cool with open fireplaces and interesting decor. Their burgers, chicken and steaks are the best. A little on the pricier side but worth it!

Thank FLJackfruit
Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited on a Friday night with friends without reservations. After a short wait in the bar was seated at a bar table which was OK because the bar was terrific. Learned more about St. Germaine and gin. Service was very prompt, courteous and timely. Food...More

Thank Crewdog13
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We have been driving by this place forever and have always wanted to try it and today we did! The food was fresh, great portions and super delicious! Our server, Samantha, was excellent. Looking forward to returning for brunch next weekend!

Thank Breebarb1
david w, Owner at Jimmy's Famous American Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Breebarb1, I'm pleased you were finally able to final experience JFAT and your 5 star review is much appreciated!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I know this is going to sound crazy but they had the best charbroiled, bacon, cheeseburger I've had in a long time! My sister had the Ahi Salad, which was truly delightful and Mom had the Cob Salad was done to perfection, with the chicken...More

Thank Tracy B
david w, Owner at Jimmy's Famous American Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Tracy, I just wanted to send you a quick thanks for your 5 star review. I'm pleased to hear that you enjoyed your JFAT experience and our Prime Mishima beef burgers and we look forward to seeing you next time you're in the neighborhood!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Get there for happy hour (ends at 6:00 pm) to start with appetizers. You can't go wrong with the flatbread (spicy sausage and pepperoni), dueling sips, and the charred brussel sprouts. Those were the best brussel sprouts I've ever had! The braised short ribs and...More

Thank ECSumi
david w, Owner at Jimmy's Famous American Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi ECSumi, I just wanted to thank you for your 5 star review. I'm pleased to hear you and your party enjoyed your JFAT experience and we look forward to seeing you again next time you're in the neighborhood!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

What a great spot. Came here again with family and we were once again impressed. You have to try the Buttermilk Fried Chicken. If you don’t want that large of a portion get the buttermilk chicken tenders for an appetizer. Drinks are refreshing, the beers...More

Thank NelsonD148
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Visited Jimmy's Famous American Tavern last three times within 2-3 weeks interval and have been served with the same waitress, her name is Shelby. She always was exceptionally professional and attentive. Even remembered what my wife and I ate and drink last time. We were...More

Thank Leonid S
Reviewed 11 July 2018 via mobile

We happened onto jimmy ‘s at happy hour. The menu was great and the drinks even better. We had the ribs with fries or cold slaw and they were the best I have ever eaten. They were so meaty and delicious. We had a marquerita...More

Thank normaredk
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Questions & Answers
Margaret W
16 September 2016|
Response from Rick B | Reviewed this property |
While I'm not a chef, I believe that to be a misprint, no actual anus is used in Jimmy's kitchen.
26 May 2015|
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Response from Taylor R | Reviewed this property |
No, there is no outdoor seating.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 25001 Dana Point Harbor Dr, Dana Point, CA 92629-2962
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Dana Point
  • Phone Number: +1 949-388-8900
  • E-mail
JFAT is an upscale, yet casual tavern featuring regional American comfort food, craft beers, cocktails and wines with a lively bar scene located near the Dana Point Marina.
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