Cuisine: American, Burgers, Pasta, Pizza
Restaurant Features: Banquet Rooms, Bar, Flat Screen TVs, Games, Happy Hour, On-Site Parking, Sports bar
Location: Vadnais Heights, MN
Address: 1132 County Road E E, St Paul, MN (651) 482-1100
Hours: Drink: 10AM – 1AM (Everyday) Food: 10AM – 12 Midnight (Everyday)
Atmosphere: There are actually three main parts to Jimmy’s: The Restaurant, the Bar, and the Banquet Center. The restaurant itself is smoke-free area with several booths and wooden tables, with several large flat-paneled TVs on the walls tuned in to various sports programming. The large bar area is a very popular happy-hour hangout, with pool tables, dart boards, pull-tabs and other video games. The banquet area accommodates up to 500 people and is available for wedding reception, conferences, etc.
Menu: Jimmy’s has a large selection of Appetizers including 13 flavors of chicken wings, Southwest Spring Rolls, Italian Dunkers, Spinach & Artichoke Dip, Walleye Fingers (beer-battered or Cajun), Coconut Chicken Fingers, and Quesadillas. Check out the happy hour specials.
Sandwich selections include BBQ Pork sandwich, Chicken Caesar Wrap, Beefeater, French Dip, Monte Cristo, California Chicken, and Walleye. There are also nearly 15 varieties of burgers.
Dinner entrees include Walleye prepared 5 different ways, Batter Fried Chicken, Champagne Chicken, Lasagna, Alfredo, Seafood Linguine, Lasagna, Spaghetti, Battered Shrimp, Grilled Pork Chops, New York Steak and Baby Back Ribs. Jimmy’s also has a selection of thin crust pizzas.
Price guide: Appetizers $6-9 Sandwiches $7-10 (fries $1.50 extra) Burgers $6-8 Entrees $12-19
What I ordered: My companion and I took advantage of Jimmy’s Happy House appetizer specials. One thing we tried were the Cajun walleye fingers. I’ve had the regular walleye fingers several times, but this was the first time I tried them Cajun-style. I enjoyed the additional spiciness combined with the crispy batter and fresh tartar sauce.
We also wanted wings but I was debating whether I wanted the delicious teriyaki wings that I’ve had before or if I would try the spicy sesame. The waiter recommended the sesame, so we tried those. They were not at all what I expected, which was something more “Asian” inspired. The “spice” in these wings tasted very much like their buffalo sauce, which I don’t particularly care for, topped with sesame seeds. Won’t be ordering this flavor again, I will stick to the sweet, rich teriyaki.
Our other companion ordered the grilled chicken breast sandwich, served with honey mustard dressing and thought it was pretty good.
Service: Friendly, prompt. There are usually free games going on for discounts on food or drink.
Overall Impression: Good happy hour specials, good place to meet with friends for happy hour or to shoot a game of pool.