Crawdads, unlike human dads, rarely take an interest in their children’s lives, leading many a crawteen to become embroiled in mischief or simply boiled in a delicate broth. Pay seafood the attention it deserves with today’s Groupon: for $15, you get $30 worth of New Orleans cuisine at Jimmy’s in Opelika.
Chef Jim Sikes culls seasonal ingredients into masterpieces of classic Big Easy cuisine so fresh the menus are rewritten each week. Dinner diners can munch on fresh crab claws ($13.95) and cakes ($9.95) dipped in homemade rémoulade before tasting Jimmy’s bud-kicking jambalaya with fried green tomatoes ($16.95) or fillet of pecan-crusted trout with apple chutney and potatoes ($19.95). For lunch, Jimmy’s serves up soft-shell crab BLTs ($9.95) and a selection of po' boys stuffed with beasts of the land and sea ($6.95–$8.95) alongside a bowl of The Real Thing gumbo ($4.95). Entrees always arrive with a side or two in tow, yet still delight in pairing off with a glass of wine ($5.95–$8.50) from Jimmy’s 200+ bottle wine list, recipient of a Wine Spectator 2010 Award of Excellence (bottles start at $22).
Jimmy’s keeps daily hours for lunch and dinner to dispel hunger-inducing juju. Accoutered in vibrant bayou art and soft light illuminating tables and booths, the restaurant provides an intimate dining atmosphere for its patrons. Reservations are strongly suggested.
104 S 8th St.
Opelika, Alabama 36801Get Directions