Jimbo's the restaurant was a fine institution for years because Jimbo is such a great guy. But, he decided to retire and the City of Miami has closed this venue.
We ventured out to Jimbo's on April 14, 2012. We payed the $5 entrance fee to get into the park... only to find a fence erected around most of the remains of Jimbo's and "No Parking Anytime" signs all about. I'm bummed, I wanted to see what all the fuss was about. They've used this location for many TV shows... More
Bike over to Virginia Key on a sunny afternoon and you will be rewarded by an ice cold can of brew sold straight out of a shipping container turned bar. This place appears to be a junkyard, but if you look closely you'll see it's actually a real Old- Florida hang out steeped in lore...and cat urine. The folks running... More
I've lived in Miami over 30 years and finally gave in and drove out to this dive on Virginia Key. There is no food here, and there should not be. The surroundings are filthy with ill cats and dogs, plus bad aggressive raccoons, so we did not get any smoked fish. The beer on ice is the best, although the... More
We have been to Jimbos twice, both times we have been to Florida. The fish is excellent, and the atmosphere is great. We were not too scared off to bring children back the second time. There is a pretty lagoon out back where we saw a manatee splashing around from a distance.
This place is a total dive beyond anything you have probably ever experienced. It is a collection of shacks, burning garbage, junked furniture, and characters who are "high" on booze and marajuana. The surly "waiter" pulled out a slab of smoked tuna (we had our choice of tuna or salmon), gave us a paper towel, and a container of hot... More
We found Jimbo's on a Thursday afternoon. There was no food or anything for sale. A guy told us to coe back for a party on Sunday. If you have to be this much of an insider to get something to eat and drink here, then, no thank you!
It is not really a restaurant anymore - just a collection of shacks, piles of burning garbage, and tubs of ice cold beer. There is also a $5 charge to enter the area of Virginia Key where Jimbo's is located. Seek out other pleasure spots.
Jimbos has been around for a while and is a local shrimp fan favorite. The menu is mainly shrimp, and beer. good place, dingy but as casual as it gets. One of Miami's landmark places.
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