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Restaurant Name: BIG JIM'S
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Address: 10395 Seminole Boulevard
Largo, Florida 33778
Phone Number: (727) 518-6201

Hours: 11:00 AM to 10:00 PM Monday thru Thursday
11:00 AM to 11:00 PM Friday & Saturday
12:00 PM to 10:00 PM Sunday

Full bar with over 50 craft beers on tap…
Happy hour daily Monday to Friday…

Description of Restaurant:

This is a neighborhood GEM…A cozy Tavern feel…
With the amount of tourists visiting Clearwater…Should be a destination location…
Let me tell you why…

It's the food…

For instance, if you're from upstate New York you recognize their beef on a Weck
And WOW it's the real thing which I have eaten in Buffalo. (It was created by a local butcher).

But the big picture I think at Big Jim's is their barbecue Meats.
Superb quality and execution…

The Food…this is just a sampling of a large great menu…

WINGS wood-roasted from another planet. You'll dream about them…
And yes to regular wings – exemplary.
Regular 10 for $6.99. Wood roasted for $11.99.

BURGERS All half pound of succulent Angus beef…served with choice of side $9.99 to $11.99… Big Jim's BBQ slow-smoked over Applewood…All served with two sides plus cornbread or garlic bread…

Baby back ribs $24.99 the rack. $16.99 half…
The BBQ sampler plate gets you ribs, brisket, pulled pork @ $17.99.

Big Jim's Famous Oak grilled hand-cut Steaks…Served with two sides.
A great boneless ribeye 16 oz @ $26.99.
New York strip 12 oz @ $24.99.

And yes, yes, yes equally great chicken, fish, and pasta dishes. To please everyone's palate!

Did I tell you about the wood roasted wings??

HEARTY SANDWICHESA few of my favorites. They all come with Fries regular / sweet potato or coleslaw

The Philly cheesesteak sandwich rendition helped to build their Fame @ $11.99.

Their corned beef, pastrami, and brisket quality is reminiscent of the great New York delis. –  Piled high corned beef or pastrami @ $10.99. Succulent brisket @ $13.99.

And yes, yes Beef on Weck…Tender rare roast beef on a Toasted Kimmelweck Roll with Au Jus Horseradish and or Horsey Sauce @ $8.99. Choice of Wheat, Rye, Marble Rye, White or Kaiser Roll.

DESSERTS…Yes, desserts are worth the calories.

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