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May 1, 2013 07:54 PM

an unusual place to find an EXCELLENT burger... Jimmy's Pro Billiards

I happened to find myself looking for a pool hall in the Roseville area, which led me to Jimmy's Pro Billiards, in Columbia Heights. (40th Street and Central Ave NE)

It's a nice place to shoot pool - coin tables, 8-foot tables, 9-foot tables, even 10- or 12-foot snooker tables.

But more importantly for this crowd, there is also lots of signage that touts Jimmy's gourmet burgers. So I had to try one of his "best burgers in Columbia Heights." (even if that is an extremely specific boast :-


I had the "grinder : diced onion, bacon and shredded cheese mixed into your burger. Topped with lettuce, tomato and thousand island dressing."

Wow. It was outstanding. I have no doubt it's the best burger in Columbia Heights. I'd also say it is AT LEAST as good as any other burger I've had around town (which means Smashburger, Five Guys, 5-8 Club... but I admit I haven't been to Matt's or the Nook or the Lion's Tap).

So if you're hungry in that Nordeast neck of the woods - stop by and get a burger!

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  1. I shot Thursday night league at Jimmy's for about 2 years. The food is a lot better than you'd expect, and there are normally plenty of tables (unfortunately for them) available.

    Good burgers, and all the sides (fries, onion rings, even chips) are cut in house.

    1. Thanks for the tip! This sounds like a great date.

      1. I have one thing to say: Try the Nook.

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        1. re: sandylc

          I'm planning my first visit for lunchtime tomorrow. :)

            1. re: sandylc

              The juicy nookie (with bacon...) was certainly delicious, but I think the hype may have set my expectations unreasonably high.

              I'm honestly not sure I could pick a favorite between the nook or convention grill or that "grinder" I had at Jimmy's.

              Agonizing over choices like this qualifies as "one of those good problems" :)