Finding a good spot for breakfast open before 11 a.m. on the weekend means options are limited. But for earlier risers, one place that will not disappoint is Jimmy’s Diner. This Williamsburg staple serves up eggs and bacon 9 a.m. to midnight to a steady stream of hungry patrons. (Note: Jimmy’s now has an outpost in Greenpoint as well.)
After many failed attempts to visit late night, I finally made the trip during actual open hours this Sunday. Only after a short 15 minutes, I was sitting at the counter, staring at the copious options of breakfast bowls and burgers. The wait can get long if you go later in the morning, so stick to the off hours to get a seat faster. The staff was attentive and friendly, even letting us switch spots to avoid the draft from the door. The diner was also covered in an assortment Twin Peaks art, which made for interesting conversation while we waited on our food.
I ordered the chicken and waffles and my friend opted for the pulled pork hash with a side of cornbread. My order came with a generous serving of three pieces of juicy chicken, seasoned perfectly, atop a cake-like waffle and smothered with thick country gravy. Usually chicken and waffles come with syrup, so the country gravy really put it over the edge. This meal is not for the faint of heart or anyone with high cholesterol. Half way through, I had to take a breather before devouring the rest of the dish. The pulled pork hash was a little heavy on the sauce, but delicious none the less.
Even while stuffing myself to the point of no return, I was steadily thinking of all the other order options and drooling over other customers’ plates. Everything looked mouthwatering. I’m already planning trips back for the milkshakes, tots, buffalo chicken, shrimp and grits, burger, pie…
Final word- Jimmy’s Diner is a win.