It wasn’t much of a drive to Jimmy P’s Charred from the home my family had rented for a week in Marco Island. Everyone wanted to stay lounging around the pool except for my bud John who was up for grabbing a late lunch with me.
I didn’t realize that Jimmy P’s Charred is the steakhouse side to a butcher shop and deli. There is a communal table set up on the market side in case you’d like to do some informal dining. We, however, were there for a restaurant experience.
The first thing out of my mouth was, I hope this burger is incredible. Then, it happened. I spotted a Japanese Wagyu A5 steak on the menu. The last time I came across one of these puppies I opted out and went with the “regular” house steak. It has haunted my beefy dreams.
I’m thinking that John is going to do the respectable thing and get the Wagyu Burger so we can try both. We were on the same wavelength aka two A5s were order cooked Medium rare. You know how I do things so the Wagyu CheeseBurger was our shareable meal.
After a really great stuffed Bone Marrow starter we waited patiently for our A5s.
The CheeseBurger showed up and we requested that it be placed in the exact middle of the table. We both eyed it and each other like a great spaghetti western from Sergio Leone. Before we could make a move, her royal majesty the A5 arrived.
The char on the outside was just perfect. This steak just melted into my mouth. Wow, that’s all I can say.
It’s kinda hard to top that but the Wagyu CheeseBurger did try its best. A heaping handful of skinny fries accompanied the 8 oz. sandwich. We split it down the middle and there was nothing to be embarrassed about. Sure, it was outclassed by the A5 but this was still a stellar burger.
Speaking of stellar, the Garlic Mashed Potatoes and the Potato, Bacon & Cheese Au Gratin was excellent and somehow we made it to dessert.
I was only able to muster a couple of spoonfuls of the Apple Crisp. John was on a tear and not only devoured his dessert but the rest of mine, what a beast.
One last note, our server Christopher was just incredible and needs to be commended for laughing at all of John’s bad jokes throughout the meal. Alright, they were my jokes but they were pretty good.
Jimmy P’s Charred
1833 Tamiami Trl N
Naples, Florida 34102