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Jimmys Greek American Grill - Spotswood

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pktaske Aug 22, 2012 12:34 PM

Very new and undergoing a menu revision (losing the high end steaks, chicken dishes, adding more staples, some american). Very small ... very cheap ...very good. Dining room looks better than expected given last tenant but don't expect more than nicer dark wooden tables and matching chairs. Had gyro ($5.50) which was hot, fresh and loaded. Moussaka ($9) was quite tasty,

Not an extensive sampling i realize but if you need to scratch the itch for Greek food without killing your wallet, this seems the place for now. Hopefully they stay in the mode of 'fresh is good' before the financials start dictating to cut corners.

  1. seal Jan 12, 2013 02:49 PM

    Tried this place this week and had a really good bowl of soup and gyro. I will post more when I try more of the menu.

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      ebchower Dec 24, 2012 09:58 AM

      Tried them for lunch. Call me old fashioned, but I don't like to see ink on employees and my female server had short sleeves and tattooed forearms. That's my first and lasting impression. But my stuffed burger was really good.

      1. Angelina Dec 10, 2012 05:55 AM

        We made it here this weekend. I was very happy as well as my husband! First, the place is super clean!! We both had the gyro platter. I had a greek salad with mine, and it was so much food, I took half home. Great price of $ 8.75. I like that when you sit, they give you fresh hot pita with tzatziki sauce. Delish!

        The specials looked nice, one was a shrimp florentine platter for $ 13.25, the table next to us had it, and there were a lot of shrimp on the plate. The other special was mousakka, pastitio and a greek salad..$ 13.25. You can't beat these prices!

        I would definately go back!! Fresh, clean, and so close to home, who knew?!!

        http://www.jimmysgreekamericangrill.com/

        I have to add...the owners were super sweet!

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          ebchower Aug 26, 2012 02:38 AM

          Almost went in Friday after work. I got up to the door and looked in and for some reason it didn't seem like a place where I'd feel comfortable eating by myself. I also noticed that Piazza is no longer there and that unit is vacant. I went to the pizza place in the Shop Rite plaza for a hot sub and a couple slices.

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            Simmons5 Aug 23, 2012 06:25 AM

            IS this the same greese truck Jimmy that bought the Stewarts in Spotswood and what strip mall are you refering to ?

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              sburns54 Nov 19, 2012 02:46 PM

              NO WAY related to Stewarts's, which isn't even as good as the grease trucks for real junky food! Jimmy's seems to be pretty authentic greek... just waiting for them to add grilled octopus (I've called and asked for it a couple times using a different voice so they might get to it). We've been there several times now, always good. A few specials each night. Big gyros, moussaka is A-1, falafels are not over- oily, their paninis were good- a very welcome addition to our cruddy dining scene in Spotswood. Much better than the Cambridge Inn (ugh), Ryan's down Devoe Ave., the Thai place next door to them, the Tung Hsing house, etc. Reasonably priced, worth your support. I've been in there a couple times by myself- actually, it's very comfortable, pretty nice, and the lady that owns the place is a card. Menu is at jimmysgreekamericangrill.com.

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              ebchower Aug 22, 2012 05:55 PM

              I looked up their address, and realize which strip they are in. Don't recall ever seeing them before. Will try to stop by for a gyro.

              Only place I've been to in there is Piazza pizza. Are they still there?

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                Jerzeegirl Aug 23, 2012 07:04 AM

                Ah, once you said Piazza pizza, I realized which strip mall Jimmy's is in. Will have to give it a try one day. Thanks for the tip.

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