BIG JIM’S BARBECUE   



Big Jim's Famous Steaks Tavern & Tap

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10395 Seminole BlvdSeminole, FL 33778-4205  ( NEW LOCATION) 
+1 727-518-6201


BACK TO THE PAST  — GOOD IDEA  — THINGS CHANGE —  
We used to drop in at the old place but road construction two years or more can kill a business so they moved to the new location on Seminole Blvd and a nicer building and facility.  

Hopefully they’ll do well, the inside is nice and comfortable and the food service area and the bar are separated.  Thats usually a good thing especially on sports occasion days like Football and our World Champion Ladies Soccer Team.

I understand they are doing well, but the pandemic throws a ringer in any operation. And things are getting tough.

The foods basically the same with an expanded menu that made the place famous, at least locally, it’s mid range about anything you can think of, again all the stuff that made Jim’s popular.

Barbecue, the Philly Steak, Tacos, Wings, Soups , Salads and finally Burgers, Chicken fingers, Beef on Weck and finally Steaks, Shepard’s pie and Prime rib. Chicken, Wraps, Cheese fries, Rueben’s, Cold subs, ...... just ask they probably got it. Finally… 

And a kids menu… which is OK for kids because of the layout, the bar being a distance from one of the food service areas.  Big events like football and other sports can get a bit above bringing kids along.


Update: There are new owners who bought Big Jim out, just so you know. they are the CHREVIDES CORPORATION.   Big Jim’s name sounded better and Jim's business name had a good reputation.

We had the three Taco's lunch special with fries and coleslaw and it was different and tasty, I took the option of three different fillings, Chicken, one Beef, one Pork and she took straight chicken. They were fine, way above the garbage from Txxx Hell’s  and the mango lime drizzle was great, the food was hot and the presentation inviting.   It was a nice different lunch.


BIG SELECTION  —  The menu is huge, I mean huge, just anything you can think of Logistically, sometimes I worry that a huge menu takes a pretty creative chef and sous team when you feature so many items. 

Many of the dishes are linked and use the same components, just a variance in add-ons and condiments.  Many of our friends gather there, they like the food and here is just about an eighth of the menu page. Just in Barbecue.

No matter how you slice it meat is still meat, fish, or fowl, or veggie or fruit.  Hard single items like a steak have to be watched. 

We’ll go back and try some other dishes to see if there is consistency. I suspect they got it under  “wraps”….   pun intended.  we’ll go in a group so we can get it all on one trip.

All in all it went well, the food was North of average, nothing spectacular, I thought a little pricey, not much  (10%) but thats what it is… 

Our server Kelly was friendly and efficient, nice job…and the food was a change from the usual burgers and fries…or chicken sandwiches

BOTTOM LINE —  Overall a nice looking place and it runs a lot like the old JIm’s  —   or so we thought, things happen when a name goes from personal to corporate and lately reports have not been so hot.  

Several friends were not that excited , they said they liked it better when the real Jim had it — I have seen this happen before.   When beanies ( Bean Counters) get in the food business, quality suffers and prices go up.


NOTE: THE PRICES SHOWN MIGHT NOT BE ACCURATE DUE TO THE PANDEMIC AND INFLATION, AVAILABILITY, AND SHORTAGES BUT MOSTLY THE GREED OF THE FOUR MAJOR FOOD,  CEOS, AND  THEIR PROCESSING PLANTS WHO ARE MAKING BILLIONS AT OUR EXPENSE AND ARE BEING INVESTIGATED BY THE BIDEN ADMINISTRATION

6/06/2022