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#1 bubba

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Posted 08 November 2010 - 12:14 PM

My oldest son recently got married and we started his Bachelor party at an out of the ordinary place called Jimbo's:

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You can meet about anybody at Jimbo's from Federal Judges to fugitives and models. You enter around the magic bus to the greeting of the well fed and happy feral cats and dogs:

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Great foliage and characters. Ernest Hemingway signed the back of an old piece of wood somewhere on premises:

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It has character of it's own and I would recommend it as a place off the beaten path.
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#2 paulgila

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Posted 08 November 2010 - 01:27 PM

looks more like haiti :mrlooney:
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Posted 08 November 2010 - 03:00 PM

Looks like our neighbors next door to our nursery! :lol:
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Posted 08 November 2010 - 03:09 PM

The Jimbos where I live is a tad different.
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#5 PiousPalms

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Posted 09 November 2010 - 03:36 AM

I've been to places like this, just not this place... Where is it Bub? VA Key?
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#6 Moose

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Posted 09 November 2010 - 03:54 AM

Bubba - I have been there many times. They filmed scenes from Miami Vice there often. Seen many a photo shoot there as well. The City of Miami hates Jimbo's because he has squatters rights. It is near a sewage plant that made the location unsavory in the old days. When they developed Fisher Island, (Oprah and Rosie O'Donnel have homes there) corrective measures was undertaken to control the odor. Jimbo's is sitting on some very expensive island waterfront property south of Fisher Island and south east of South Beach.

This place reminds me of the Florida Keys back in the 1960's.
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#7 Moose

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Posted 09 November 2010 - 03:59 AM

Bubba - did you try Jimbo's smoked fish.?Sometimes he has 8 different species for sale. You bring Jimbo your fish and he will smoke it for you. He takes half the fish for his services. You have a 50 lbs. King Mackeral -you get back about 20 lbs. of smoked kingfish with no effort! :greenthumb:
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#8 bubba

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Posted 09 November 2010 - 07:28 AM

Moose, I did have the smoked fish and it was great. Thank you for the details on this spot because it still is old Florida. As Jimbo reminded us, Key Biscayne is the first Key.

Bill, I am not sure I can give very good directions. It is down a dirt road in Key Biscayne.
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#9 Moose

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Posted 09 November 2010 - 01:55 PM

Moose, I did have the smoked fish and it was great. Thank you for the details on this spot because it still is old Florida. As Jimbo reminded us, Key Biscayne is the first Key.



Bill, I am not sure I can give very good directions. It is down a dirt road in Key Biscayne.


Bubba - I am sure Jimbo had his signature cigar in his mouth. Technically, this is Virginia Key, the next bridge over bear cut is Key Biscayne, Richard Nixon's old haunt. during his presidency. :D
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#10 Jerry@TreeZoo

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Posted 09 November 2010 - 02:10 PM

http://www.jimbosplace.com/

Never been there but looks pretty cool!
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Posted 10 November 2010 - 05:30 AM

I'd go there. Always down for an Old Florida dive :D Nothing like having Blue crab at a joint like that...or smoked fish. Thanks for sharing Bubba.
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#12 PiousPalms

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Posted 27 March 2012 - 05:02 AM

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Posted 27 March 2012 - 06:26 AM

Bubba,

Wow, great ambience! And with a sewage plant next door, what more could one possibly ask for? :lol:

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#14 bubba

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Posted 24 December 2013 - 07:42 AM

Moose, Any news on this spot since Jimbo's passing? It had a great sense of place with his presence.


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Posted 27 December 2013 - 01:28 AM

   www.jimbosplace.com


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