At Jimmy’s Famous, we embrace the philosophy of utilizing locally-sourced ingredients, high quality and naturally-raised meats, and sustainable food products whenever possible. In addition to sourcing from growers, farmers and purveyors who adhere to these same principles, Jimmy’s is a proud partner with the Monterey Bay Aquarium’s ‘Seafood Watch’ Program, serving only sustainable and properly harvested fish and shellfish species.

green restaurant


Our restaurants uphold high standards to limit waste. Jimmy’s Famous American Tavern is proud to have implemented the following environmentally sustainable practices:

  • All food waste is composted, where available
  • All plastic, glass, cardboard and cooking oil is recycled
  • Low-flow water fixtures and utility-saving equipment are utilized throughout the restaurants
  • Drinking straws are served only upon request
  • Triple-carbon filtered drinking water is served in reusable carafes (no one-use plastic bottles offered)
  • All to-go packaging is biodegradable and made from recycled materials (no use of any polystyrene foam)
  • Menus, napkins, and all disposables are made from recycled materials
  • Recycled building materials and energy efficient appliances are used throughout the restaurants
  • Drought resistant plant species are used in our landscaping and interiors

business as usual


Here's some of the small businesses we are supporting:


  • Chula Seafood (Seafood)
  • Sadie Rose Baking (Bread)
  • Michele Coulon Dessertier (Carrot Cake)
  • Fischer & Wieser (Jalapeno Jelly)


  • Bay City Brewing (Beer)
  • Brewery X (Beer)
  • Cafe Moto (Coffee)
  • Pure Project (Beer)
  • Garage Brewing (Beer)
  • Second Chance Brewery (Beer)
  • Lattitude 33 Brewing (Beer)
  • Societe (Beer)
  • Bivouac (Cider)


helping the community

jimmy's in the news

Jimmy's has been recognized for our great locations and atmosphere, as well as the many good deeds for our community.

The Hottest Cocktail Bars in San Diego, November 2023

While temperatures drift up and down, cocktail menus across town look fall-ward, featuring warming spices and seasonal ingredients like squash. While San Diego bartenders are fully embracing creativity this season, our experts at Jimmy's helped us get named one of the Hottest Cocktail Bars in San Diego, Nov 2023 based on our for creative cocktail creations.
The beginnings of Jimmy’s Famous American Tavern started out with a vision to offering “great bar with great food.” The family-own business has American dishes, cocktails, local brews, and top shelf whiskeys. The restaurant also offers rooms for groups seeking to host meeting events.
Jimmy’s Famous American tavern, located near the Dana Point Harbor, will offer a four-course feast. Diners can look forward to butternut squash soup, Wine Country salad, roast turkey with apple and chestnut stuffing or prime rib, mashed potatoes, creamed corn and more.
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