Jimmy’s BBQ in Malvern, PA

For those of you who don’t already know, I am obsessed with Groupon deals.  Living Social, Buy With Me, Dealyo, etc etc… I love them all.  Besides the obvious savings they provide, I like buying these coupons because they allow me to try new places.  In this case, Dave and I had a deal that brought us all the way out to Malvern, PA for Jimmy’s BBQ.

Oink Oink!

I knew I was going to like Jimmy’s when we walked in the door.  Besides the entire restaurant smelling heavenly, the first thing I saw was a sink in the dining area… which is amazing after getting messy eating BBQ!  What a great idea.

At Jimmy’s BBQ, EVERYTHING is made from scratch.  The BBQ meats are house-smoked using hickory and cherry woods, dry-rubbed, and then served to you so you can slather as much of their homemade BBQ sauce on as you’d like.  Not only did we come to Jimmy’s on Wednesday (one FREE beer with any order after 5pm), but we had the pleasure of meeting Jimmy himself.  He talked to us about the differences in their three types of BBQ sauces, how they smoke their meats, and even was kind enough to give us a sample of their fall-off-the-bone ribs.  Now that’s what I call good service!

It’s no surprise knowing how indecisive I am, that we both had to order the Meat Sampler Plate including 5 oz portions of our choice of three meats.  Dave ordered the BBQ Chicken, Pulled Pork, and Brisket while I chose the Brisket, Chicken, and Hot Italian Sausage (also from scratch, house smoked).  We each got to pick two sides, and per Jimmy’s suggestion we each ordered the Smoked Beans, and then the Dirty Corn Salad and Corn Bread.

Delish sides

Brisket, Chicken, and Hot Italian Sausage (from left to right) mmmmm!

Let me tell you, I don’t even know where to start!  Everything we ate here was delicious.  ALL of the meats were tender, juicy, and flavorful.  At first, we couldn’t decide which of the three BBQ sauces we liked best, and I’m sure you’re not surprised that the “Hot” won out… duh.  Jimmy told us that they use white cayenne pepper in the Hot BBQ sauce, which I had never heard of.  I will definitely have to go buy some for home.

Dave loaded up on the BBQ sauce

Dave’s favorite was the Brisket, which happens to be one of his favorite foods.  Although everything was so yummy, I couldn’t stop eating the hot Italian sausage.  It was so good!  I could hardly finish my plate so I got to take home some leftovers and some extra BBQ sauces.

Dave and I will absolutely be returning to Jimmy’s BBQ in the near future.  It’s hard to find good BBQ food in the Philly area and it is so nice to know we have such a great place less than a half hour away.  Both of us recommend Jimmy’s, and make sure you say “hi” to Jimmy when you go try it for yourself!

8 thoughts on “Jimmy’s BBQ in Malvern, PA

  1. Tried the beef brisket last evening and it was, well, mushy. No texture at all…couldn’t even call this pulled beef. Good level of smoke. Either the brisket was over injected (if used), cooked too long, or held in a steam table too long. Since this was served near 8pm, my guess this was meat which sat for some time and became over cooked while holding. Sauces were good. My wife’s pulled pork lacked flavor out of the kitchen but adding a sprinkle of rub helped. Will try again during peak hours to see if quality improves.

  2. I often travel Texas and the Carolinas for business. First stop from the airport is Jimmys. And it is a father’s day tradition with my son who turned me on to Jimmys almost three years ago.
    Chris McConnell. Malvern

  3. My husband and I love Jimmys too! Next time you have to try the salmon. It’s the best salmon we’ve ever had, practically melts in your mouth. Yum!

  4. Beth,
    Thank you for your kind review.
    the hot sauce has white and cayenne pepper in it.
    we don’t make our own sausage…..yet.
    i look forward to your next visit.
    Jimmy

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