With over 30 years of recipe-perfecting experience, Brother Jimmy’s is bringing its classic North Carolina BBQ and friendly vibes to the Sunshine State! Now open at International Drive’s ICON Park, visitors can enjoy legendary food, massive drinks, and real Southern hospitality right here in Central Florida.
Orlando Decoded was thrilled to attend a special media event introducing us to Brother Jimmy’s and its extensive offerings. We can’t wait to share all the delicious details. Thank you, Brother Jimmy’s, for inviting us out!
The Brother Jimmy’s Story
Originally founded in 1989 on Manhattan’s Upper East Side, Brother Jimmy’s seeks to “Put Some South in Yo’ Mouth” and bring a real taste of North Carolina cooking and merriment to the rest of the East Coast. Introducing a brand new location in one of Florida’s busiest vacation districts, Brother Jimmy’s provides a friendly place for tourists and locals to spend time with friends, watch the big game, or catch up with family.
“With endless attractions and shops, there was just one thing the Orlando Entertainment District was missing – Good ol’ North Carolina-style BBQ. Brother Jimmy’s is here to fill that need at ICON Park,” said Mike Daquino, owner and operator of Brother Jimmy’s at ICON Park. “From delicious eats and flowing drinks to a fully-equipped event space, we’ve got everything you need for a top-notch experience.”
The Brother Jimmy’s Menu
While obviously focused on classic Carolina BBQ meats and homestyle sides, Brother Jimmy’s menu offers an extensive array of choices to fit almost any taste profile. There are sandwiches, salads, seafood, chicken wings, and even a selection of sliders and BBQ nachos. If you’re a vegetarian, check out their marinated portobello mushroom sandwich, vegetable quesadilla, or flavorful macaroni and cheese!
But besides their delicious and mouthwatering food, Brother Jimmy’s offers a unique selection of adult beverages – including mason jar cocktails and their signature Swamp Water (a mixture of vodka, pineapple juice, melon, and sour mix served in a 64 oz fish bowl with plentiful straws)!
Check out all of Brother Jimmy’s awesome appetizers, entrées, desserts, and drinks by viewing their online menu!
Brother Jimmy’s provides a selection of housemade sauces and condiments. On each table you’ll find a bottle of their Original BBQ sauce, Chipotle flavor, and Carolina style. While I sampled all three, I particularly enjoyed the extra heat and spice of the Chipotle sauce!
Kids Eat Free – EVERY DAY!
Whether you’re looking for an after school pick me up or family-friendly vacation dining, Brother Jimmy’s offers parents a worry-free meal option. For each adult entrée purchased, families can enjoy a complimentary kids’ meal – every day of the week!
The Brother Jimmy’s Restaurant
On top of a broad menu and tasty food offerings, Brother Jimmy’s is a fun place for families and friends to hang out and spend quality time together!
Catch your favorite team’s important game on one of the many big screen TV’s!
Or if you’d rather take a more active approach, visit Brother Jimmy’s sizable game space – featuring beer pong tables, Pop-o-Shot basketball, a retro skee-ball machine, the World’s Biggest Pac-Man, and more!
Private Events and Group Parties
With all this yummy food and fun-loving vibes, Brother Jimmy’s is a great space for group celebrations, corporate retreats, engagement parties, and other social events. Boasting 7,200 square feet including two dining rooms and a breezy outdoor patio, the restaurant can host parties and gatherings for up to 500 people! To inquire about scheduling and specific group options, submit an online request.
Freaky Thoughts: Brother Jimmy’s
During my visit to Brother Jimmy’s, I got to sample a variety of their available meats and side dishes. It was all SO DELICIOUS! While my favorites were the macaroni and cheese and cornbread, I enjoyed everything on my plate. The meat was well-seasoned and tender, and I loved trying all the available sauces!
Featuring tasty BBQ meals and a lively atmosphere, Brother Jimmy’s provides another great dining option for Central Florida tourists and locals. And with a daily Kids Eat Free deal and impressive game area, I guarantee you that my family will be back for a fun night out!
8441 International Dr
Orlando, FL 32819
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