For a mid-week holiday brunch, my brother-in-law Patrick introduced me and Mike to Jamms Restaurant. Jamms is a family-owned eatery, tucked into a nondescript strip mall, near the Dead Poet Bookstore. This breakfast-and-lunch-only joint has been around for over a decade, but Mike and I never knew it was there ’til Patrick recommended it.
On our 4th of July visit, Jamms was clearly a popular spot. We saw several families and couples holding hands walking into the place in the few minutes it took us to find parking. I wasn’t sure if we’d be able to score a table, but we were seated quickly. Food is the focus here, not the decor, but the atmosphere at Jamms is pleasant and homey.
The menu is huge. Two full pages are devoted just to breakfast. I ordered the Irish Skillet. Packed with corned beef, onions, bell pepper, potatoes, scrambled eggs, and cheddar cheese, this dish could feed a single person for a week! The corned beef was chunked, not a hash, and it was wonderfully crispy…just the way I like it. The combination of flavors was tasty, but the size was overwhelming. I ate only an eighth of it. Patrick took care of another quarter or so, and the plate still looked barely touched when the server cleared the table.