I have lived in Greensboro for about 15 years and recently moved to Forsyth County. I can say with certainty, that Jimmy's Oyster Bar & Seafood is better than any seafood place in Greensboro, or Winston-Salem. I have been to Jimmy's maybe 6 or 7 times over this past year.
The taste, quality, and freshness (that parts really important) of their food is the best of any local seafood place I have tried. I usually go to the outer banks of NC every summer and this place reminds me a lot of one of the charming laid back restaurants by the beach with fresh seafood. They have a very similar style and environment.
It is a casual environment. You can wear jeans and feel comfortable. Some nights they have a live band :) Tuesday's is crab night, and you can get snow crab for $9.99 a pound. The snow crab is very very good.
They have a good variety of selections.
The price is around the same as Outback Steak House. Not super cheap, but not way high end either. A nice place to take a date, and not break the bank.
This is not a chain restsraunt, and on most nights you can find the guy who started and still owns the place; Jimmy working. He is very friendly, and usually stops by to see how everything is.
The cheddar biscuits are average,(Red Lobsters taste little better to me.. more fluffy) but everything else I have had is outstanding. The crap and spinach dip is absolutely awesome, and 10x better than Olive Garden's spinach artichoke dip (which is really good).
Jimmy is Greek, so the place does have a few dishes with a Greek twist like ""Jimmy's Cigars""- they are divine, and taste like something you would find at a really high end place. The insides area a blend of melted Greek cheeses and spinach baked into some soft phyllo with a cucumber-dill.sauce to dip it in.... they look kind of like cigars, but taste like heaven.
I've was really shocked to read the bad reviews. I have been many times, and have had an excellent experience and great food every time. The thing about the car getting broken into is really weird. It's not in a dangerous or high crime area, and shares a parking area with a nice shopping center, and is very well lit at night, but I guess those things could happen anywhere.
If your looking for a great dinning experience with excellent and fresh seafood, this is the place for you