Best Seafood Restaurant - 2008
Jimmy Wilson's Seafood & Chop House
Best Seafood Restaurant
Traditional Cajun crawfish bisque was the best starter at the old Jimmy Wilson's on Westheimer. Fried green tomatoes topped with jumbo lump crabmeat is the signature appetizer of the upscale new Jimmy Wilson's on San Felipe. The list of fresh fish written on a chalkboard at the old place appears on a flat-screen television set in the sleek new dining room, and it is likely to include such rarely seen Gulf delicacies as angelfish, cobia and golden tilefish. Get your catch of the day broiled simply with lemon butter, or get any fish on the list with a sinful Louisiana cream sauce. A wall of wines entices you to trade up from cold beer and Cajun cocktails. Usually when a down-home restaurant goes upscale, it falls on its face, but owners Jimmy Jard and Denis Wilson have pulled it off.
The food is excellent if you appreciate good down home creole style seafood. I love the blackened crabcakes, fried green tomatoes and every single dessert. It's comparable to Pappadeaux's in pricing,but there is NO COMPARISON taste wise. You won't find bland and over commercialized food here. They have a great patio for dining, so bring friends.
They have the one on San Felipe, they sold the one on Westheimer (now closed, going to be something new)