Jimmy’s Famous American Tavern Grand Opening In Dana Point


August 26, 2013 by danisdecadentdeals

JImmy's Famous American Tavern - JFAT Dana Point

Fundraiser Check For Charity

On Saturday, August 17th I had the opportunity to attend a fabulous evening of tray passed appetizers and signature cocktails hosted by Jimmy’s Famous American Tavern, otherwise known as “JFAT.”  This awesome party that contained around 300 people was a fundraiser for the newest restaurant in Dana Point.  The money raised from the grand opening charity event went to support Point 5th Marine Regiment Support Group, which is a non-profit organization, dedicated to providing support and outreach to the 5th Marines and Sailors, stationed at Camp Pendleton and deployed, as well as their families at home.

JImmy's Famous American Tavern - JFAT Dana Point

Our Gang Full And Happy

The interior of the new Jimmy’s Famous American Tavern in Dana Point was awesome. I have never been to the original location in San Diego, but the Dana Point location blew me away! The architecture of the restaurant was decadent! There was a large bar central in the restaurant that served a variety of decadent cocktails, wine, and beer and the interior had fabulous dark woods and leather booths! I am always scoping out a nice booth when I dine out. 🙂 

JImmy's Famous American Tavern - JFAT Dana Point

Yummy Burger

The menu at JFat has a large variety of traditional American traditional items that are prepared daily from scratch. We had an opportunity to hear from chef/restaurateur David Wilhelm about his new restaurant and there was much excitement throughout the evening.  The restaurant will open to the public, tomorrow, Tuesday, August 27, 2013. Be sure to make a reservation soon and get in to check it out! You will be impressed! 

JImmy's Famous American Tavern - JFAT Dana Point

Can Never Go Wrong With Fresh Ahi

JFAT serves fresh local organic and sustainable food products and are also nationally certified GRA as a “Green Restaurant” which involves using recycled supplies, water conservation, and utility saving equipment. This was quite impressive to me! 🙂

JImmy's Famous American Tavern - JFAT Dana Point

Tomato Bisque

Some of the items we had the opportunity to sample at the fabulous event included:

Awesome JFAT Menu Items I Sampled

Nest of Jalapeno Bedeviled farm eggs (6) $9

Tequila laced Baja style shrimp cocktail – avocados, tomatoes, red onions, citrus, jalapenos $14

Herbed organic tomato bisque – butter grilled 3 cheese Panini cup – $6, bowl – $8

JImmy's Famous American Tavern - JFAT Dana Point

Jalapeno Bedeviled Farm Eggs

100% certified Angus cheeseburger American cheese, lettuce, tomato, red onion, – $16

Cowboy burger – onion rings, bbq sauce, bacon, cheddar – $16

Red velvet carrot cupcakes with pistachio cream cheese frosting trio for $8

Spicy fried chicken burger – jalapeno slaw, chipotle aioli – $16

JImmy's Famous American Tavern - JFAT Dana Point

Cucumber Coolers A Plenty

Fabulous Libations

Basil Press – Belvedere Citrus Vodka, white peach puree, fresh basil, simple syrup, and ginger beer – $9

Gold Rush – Bulleit Bourbon, clover honey syrup, and fresh lemon juice – $9

Mango Martini – Vodka infused with fresh mangoes – $9

Cucumber Cooler – American Harvest Vodka, St. Germaine Elderflower Liquor, fresh cucumber & lemon juice – $9

JImmy's Famous American Tavern - JFAT Dana Point

Fresh And Fabulous 100% Ceritfied Angus Cheeseburgers

My favorite items I had the opportunity to sample were the tomato bisque soup with grilled cheese and the cowboy burger…Both of them definitely made my taste buds happy as I devoured them.:)  My favorite drink I tried was the Cucumber Cooler..They were so refreshing that I had three…uh oh. 🙂 Head into Jimmy’s Famous American Tavern to taste fresh and fabulous classic American Cuisine that Jimmy’s has to offer. Overlooking the Dana Point Harbor, the view from Jimmy’s is also sure to impress! I cannot wait to go back after grand opening tomorrow. Let me know what you think of your Jimmy’s experience below. 🙂 Thanks for reading!

JImmy's Famous American Tavern - JFAT Dana Point

Awesome Waitress And Friend And Hubby At Jimmy’s Wall of Wine

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35 thoughts on “Jimmy’s Famous American Tavern Grand Opening In Dana Point

  1. Rachel says:

    I love seeing your reviews. It is nice that you give publicity to the Non-profits that are doing the fundraisers. Nice article.

  2. Don Purdum says:

    WOW! I’m going to have to make the four hour flight out there someday. Your pics and reviews are fantastic!!!!

  3. All that they served sounds so good! I love that they are “Green” and organic. I love a good grilled cheese…YUM for you!

  4. You have the best job! I never thought to put jalapenos on my devilled eggs, I want to try that out! Great review as usual!

  5. Irene S. says:

    What a great cause. Looks like a great time was had by all.

  6. Robin F. says:

    This looked like a great event. GREAT cause to raise money for…. Semper Fi

  7. Everything about your post is amazing!
    Always enjoy to read your article

  8. Lisa Hodges says:

    Wow….You have a great job getting to savor all these “yummy burgers”!

  9. Jim Striegel says:

    You always share such great deals. Maybe you can take a trip here and find us some deals.

  10. Yvonne Brown says:

    Wow! I’ve never seen jalepeno peppers on deviled eggs! Too cool!

  11. Dov Shapira says:

    What is Tomato Bisque? It looks awesome 🙂
    Let me know Dani

  12. John Hurd says:

    From the looks of it I am certain that it was a great party.for a cause. I really like you’r job, it seems like you are always invited to such wonderful events as well as enjoying good food and drinks. Aside from good food I really love cocktails, I really wonder about the Mango Martini, I think its sweet. Again, such nice reviews.

    • Thanks you for the comments and compliment John:) This was a fabulous event! I am so very fortunate to attend so many fabulous events.:) The mango martini was a little sweet for me. I preferred the cucumber beverage. I am not a big sweet drinks person though.:)

  13. Mike says:

    That is one fine lookin’ burger!

  14. Dionne says:

    I really love that you keep finding places that promote to charities! The Tomato Bisque with grilled cheese and the ahi look amzaing.

  15. Jo Casey says:

    I just with I was closer! You find such brilliant places

  16. Tyler Kull says:

    the burgers and drinks look incredible! I would love to go to JFAT some day

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  19. […] As we mulled over the menu, Rob gave some of his favorite meal suggestions to us and we ended up selecting the brussels sprouts and the Buttermilk Fried Chicken per his recommendation!  The menu at Jimmy’s is pretty extensive and we had never dined at the Brea location before.  There was such a variety of selections we wanted to try. At the Dana Point grand opening we had enjoyed cocktails and tray passed appetizers, but it certainly was great to be able to see the variety that they offered and to select our favorites!🙂 Se Dana Point JFAT experience here –> JFAT DANA POINT. […]

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