Jim’s Coney Island has been a hidden treasure serving Greek food done right for the past 41 years. Family-owned and as friendly as can be, Jim’s offers authentic Greek cuisine along with the Coney Island hotdog fare in a very unassuming hole-in-the-wall atmosphere.
My wife and I have been frequenting Jim’s Coney Island for a couple years now. We always get the same thing and we’re never disappointed. I got their claim-to-fame dish called Yeros and Pita. This is simply an open face Gyro with all of the fixins under thickly cut pieces of meat consisting of 60% beef/40% lamb. The pita is loaded with the juices that the meat marinates in which is a delicious garlic olive oil mixture. Lettuce, tomatoes, carrots, and their optional tzatziki and onions round out the Yeros and Pita.
My wife got the “Today’s Special – Chicken Oreganato” which seems to be the special every day….and boy is it special. The amazingly flavorful baked chicken comes with rice, salad, bread, and wonderful boiled lemon herb potatoes. Each component of this dish is so good that it’s impossible not to eat it all.
Jim’s Coney Island has a sign that states “Never on Sunday”. It’s a shame this place isn’t open on Sunday because after you take a bite of their fabulous Greek cuisine you will want to come by every day.
Jim’s Coney Island is located at 1923 S Harvard Ave.