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Comfort food for foodies

JFAT proudly serves freshly prepared comfort food for foodies using only highest quality sourced food products available.

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About Our Food

In a country so rich with different styles of cooking, our approach at Jimmy’s Famous American Tavern (J-FAT) is that of producing artisanal, high quality versions of classic regional American fare, or as we often describe it… ‘Comfort Food for Foodies.’

‘Artisanal cooking’ refers to food that is freshly prepared, hand-crafted in small batches, and using only the highest quality ingredients available. It reflects a devotion to an inspired blend of both tradition and creativity. Every dish begins with only the best ingredients, prepared from scratch, each day, to create bold, ‘crave-able’ flavors.

We have sought out the best farmers, growers, ranchers, fisherman and producers in order to bring our Guests the highest quality food products available.

In all our half-pound burgers, we proudly feature heart-healthy Mishima Wagyu beef that has been slow-fed and humanely raised in the Pacific Northwest, without any hormones or animal byproducts. Graded three cuts above USDA Prime, Mishima is uniquely flavorful, higher in omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids and lower in saturated fat than any other beef on the market.

Our signature Fried Chicken utilizes all-natural, free range California birds and, as a member of ‘SeaWatch’ we only serve species of seafood and shellfish that are on the approved renewal and sustainable list.

We invite you to join us in our celebration of all the wonderful American dishes from around the country!

Our Green Philosophy

At Jimmy’s, we embrace the philosophy of utilizing locally raised (if it’s the best available), natural, and sustainable food products whenever possible and we strive to partner with growers, farmers, and fisherman who adhere to these same principles. We at J-FAT feel the importance of giving to, and being a part of, the local community and charity organizations.

The J-Fat philosophy also extends to outside our kitchens. We are also proud partners with the Monterey Bay Aquarium’s ‘Seafood Watch’ Program, serving only sustainable and properly harvested fish and shellfish species and all our meat and poultry are all naturally and humanely raised and harvested.

As a Nationally Certified GRA “Green Restaurant”, our restaurants utilize water- and utility-saving equipment and techniques. We also  use only recycled supplies, building and paper materials. We also participate in a food composting program, as we feel we must support a clean, vibrant environment.

Jimmy’s Famous American Tavern is proud to have implemented the following environmentally sustainable practices:

  • We do not use any polystyrene foam in our go-go packaging; rather all are biodegradable and made from recycled materials
  • We print exclusively on recycled paper and use only recycled materials for our disposables
  • Many of our building materials are recycled and we use energy efficient appliances
  • Drought resistant plant species are used in our landscaping and interiors.
  • Low-flow water fixtures are utilized throughout the restaurant
  • We triple-carbon filter our drinking water system and serve it in reusable carafes and offer no plastic bottles
  • We compost all our food waste, where available, and recycle all our plastic, glass, cardboard and cooking oil
  • We only serve straws upon request in an effort to keep our oceans clean