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Jim's Open Kitchen

American, Diner
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33779 Aurora Rd, Solon, OH 44139-3709
+1 440-349-1678
07:00 - 14:00
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Mon - Fri 07:00 - 14:00
Sat - Sun 07:00 - 13:00
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Pittsburgh, PA
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Met customers here for breakfast. Excellent small town classic American diner breakfast. Heads up; cash only. Eating here took me back to eating with my grandparents as a kid. Breakfast was great.

Thank Justin J
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39 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2016 via mobile

We decided to go to Jim's Open Kitchen for breakfast. Were told it is a well loved instituation in Solon. Perhaps it's the kitsch that makes it so; it certainly can't be the food. The place is very small and smells of an old greasy diner, which it is. Minimal booths and more counter seats. The girl who asked about... More 

Thank Trish H
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

Jim's in Solon is one of my favorite places for breakfast and or lunch in the Cleveland market. Small and quaint, it leaves you with the sense that whatever you order in this place, the food is going to come quick and be incredibly tastey. i usually try and eat at Jim's at least 1-2 every couple of weeks. My... More 

Thank Marc T
Chagrin Falls, Ohio, United States
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016

Great "open kitchen". lots of locals. good food, good prices. Best breakfast around, wonderful potatoes and great scrambles. Just ask.

Thank Pamela H
McMurdo Station Antarctica
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197 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016

Quintessential American Diner great for breakfast with locals lining the dining counter and packing the waiting area.

Thank Christopher F
Solon, Ohio
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016 via mobile

A flat top griddle, a picnic checked counter and booths and diner food done right--Jim's Open Kitchen. For over fifty years, Jim's has been sling hash, burgers, fries, pies, eggs, pancakes, and more for breakfast and lunch. Want a BLT or burger and fries for breakfast--no problem! It's good, stick to your ribs diner food that slides of the griddle,... More 

Thank Scott S
Solon, Ohio
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

Very nice freshly made breakfast. Place is small and seating is limited, but the quality and fast of the food great.

Thank paramrp
Macedonia, Ohio
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128 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2016

Two of us sat at Jim's from 7:30 to almost 8:00 this morning waiting for a table. Most had finished eating, they were just talking. During our wait, a man came in and sat at the counter. He was in the process of eating his breakfast when a table opened. Although we were first, and although we stood up, and... More 

Thank Ed L
Windsor Locks, Connecticut
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57 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 June 2016 via mobile

I found Jim's on trip advisor and stopped for breakfast. Two eggs over easy, link sausage, toast and home fries on the blacktop. Two men working as a team moving food to the servers, all working like a Swiss clock, I was impressed! My food was plenty warm when served and everything cooked perfectly! I sat at the counter and... More 

Thank Sjs52
Cleveland, Ohio
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24 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 May 2016 via mobile

Great atmosphere and great food! This is the only high quality local diner in the area. The service is outstanding as well. We're actually leery about leaving such a positive review because we don't want the secret to get out. It is small and only takes cash.

Thank W M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Diner
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
07:00 - 13:00
07:00 - 14:00
07:00 - 14:00
07:00 - 14:00
07:00 - 14:00
07:00 - 14:00
07:00 - 13:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 33779 Aurora Rd, Solon, OH 44139-3709
  • Location: United States  >  Ohio (OH)  >  Solon
  • Phone Number: +1 440-349-1678

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?