Sunday Brunching at Jimmy’s Famous American Tavern in Brea, California

The menu items in this post were provided by Jimmy’s Famous American Tavern but the opinions expressed here are my own. 

Jimmy’s Famous American Tavern has been a favorite of mine since 2013. Although, I had only been to JFAT for lunch and dinner, I have been very curious about their brunch menu. My friend, Wendy Chen of Wendyful World, kept posting pictures of brunch with her hubby at J-FAT. Every time I would see their pictures, I would start drooling. No joke! They love JFAT as much as I do so I knew I had to try it STAT!

Let’s take a look at some of JFAT’s tasty brunch items:

Another Tequila Sunrise ($10) is made with El Jimador Tequila, orange juice, and pomegranate juice. It was a beautiful drink with the colors of a sunset from orange to red. It could have been a little sweeter as it was too sour. Rating: 3.5/5

TOTS ($9) is a large skillet of tater tots with your choice of toppings to share. We went with chili, cheese sauce, and scallions. The tots were crispy on the outside, tender on the inside, and surprisingly not greasy. The chili was hearty and had a comfortable heat level. The cheese sauce was rich, savory, and homemade. The hubby was skeptical at first of these tots due to nightmares of cafeteria lunches when he was in grade school, but JFAT converted him. He absolutely loved them! Rating: 4.8/5

The Bubba ($17) is a house made buttermilk biscuit filled with fried chicken, cheddar, Applewood smoked bacon, sausage gravy, and a sunny side egg. The hubby got it spiced up “Nashville Hot” style. This was a tasty brunch dish, savory with touches of sweetness from the biscuit. Although it was a mouth-watering dish, it was not as spicy as anticipated. Since it was served open-faced, it was easier to eat with a fork and knife versus picking up as a sandwich. Rating: 4.8/5

Hangover Burger ($18) is a New York Sirloin patty topped with cheddar, bacon, green chile, and fried egg atop a house made buttermilk biscuit. I LOVE the flavor of the biscuit, but it was a little too crumbly to use as a bun for a burger. The slightly sweet flavor from the biscuit worked well with the savory flavors of the juicy burger, smoky bacon, gooey cheese, and rich yolk. The green chile lent nice flavor without being too spicy. Rating: 4.8/5

Dark Chocolate Pot de Crème ($8) is topped with Grand Marnier cream. This is definitely a dessert for the chocolate lover! The chocolate was in full force with dark, rich flavor although the cream did lighten up the richness of the chocolate. Scoop from the bottom to top for each bite as there were different textures to experience from the creamy mousse-like top to the chocolate “sediment” at the bottom that quickly melts away as it hits your tongue. This paired perfectly with a cup of coffee. Rating: 4.7/5

If you’re looking for a great place for brunch, Jimmy’s Famous American Tavern should be next on your list!


  • Early Bird Happy Hour: Famous Marys, Champagnes, and Mimosas are only $7 until noon (12 p.m.)
  • Add Bottomless Champagne when ordered with an entrée for $15
  • Happy Hour: Monday through Friday from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Atmosphere: 5 out of 5 stars
Décor: 5 out of 5 stars
Service: 5 out of 5 stars
Food: 5 out of 5 stars

For more information:
Jimmy’s Famous American Tavern
3325 E. Imperial Hwy.
Brea, CA 92823
Hours: Monday through Saturday from 11:30 a.m. to close, Sunday from 11 a.m. to close
Parking: Free parking in Village at La Floresta shopping center
Seating: Interior and exterior

If you enjoyed this blog post, check out these:

Jimmy's Famous American Tavern Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato