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Jimmy’s BBQ

Before returning to Buffalo, I often wondered what new additions I had missed in our city’s restaurant and bar scene. So highly recommended by many of my closest friends, Jimmy’s on Elmwood, the old Buffalo Barbeque and Brew, was on the top of my to-do bar bite restaurant list.
It has recently been taken over by Jimmy Hambridge, who has been involved with the establishment since it’s opening as the Brew in October of 2006, actually a day before that horrible storm. The Jimmy’s experience is enhanced by a charming, witty, engaging, personality from the owner/ bartender Jimmy. Always dressed in suspenders with each hair perfectly aligned, he is there to make your visit fun and comfortable.
The ambience of welcoming is an element of abundance at Jimmy’s; both at the bar and from the kitchen. Although the menu is in a state of transition, the food is excellent. He is keeping old favorites from the original menu such as the signature hot pepper roll up ($7.95), as well as many of the smokehouse and barbeque items, but adding new fare, including fresh fish, on Fridays.
The menu is full of tasty comfort food and great side dishes. His French fries are amazing. Cut from whole potatoes, they are full of flavor and well balanced between crunchy and soft (seriously some of the best I have had, period). The coleslaw is delicious–crunchy, sweet, and tangy, and my occasional mac and cheese attacks are more than satisfied with Jimmy’s. I also appreciate the barbeque salads; comfort food with fresh veggies and mixed greens, all in one dish.
A front patio, a parking lot, a great bar, impressive food, and the one of a kind Jimmy. My friends were right: Jimmy’s on Elmwood is worth the visit. They are open for lunch and dinner Monday through Friday 11:30 to 11, Saturdays 12:00 to 11:00, and Sundays 3:00 to 11, and for happy hour Monday through Friday, 4PM to7PM.
1680 Elmwood Ave
Buffalo, NY 14207

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