About Us

Our story!!



The Beginning



Jim-Denny's was founded in 1934 by Jim Van Nort. The original location was 16th and J Streets, close by the then new Memorial Auditorium. The present location on 12th Street was opened after Jim got home from serving during World War II. During the post war years Jim-Denny's was open around the clock. The bus depot was located next door and the place was jumping! Soon Jim-Denny's became known as the home of the 10 busiest seats in Sacramento.


Since 1934 there have been many changes to the city of Sacramento but there's one thing that hasn't changed in over 80+ years; the quality of the food at Jim-Denny's. Some patrons say the burgers taste great because the finest quality beef is used. But, the regular customers know the secret is not just the fresh ingredients. After all, any restaurant can use high quality ingredients. The secret to these burgers is cooking the best beef money can buy on the famous Jim-Denny's grill. For over 80 years the wonderful flavor of the grilled hamburgers has been mellowing and seasoning the grill in the corner window making it the secret flavor ingredient no other restaurant can duplicate.


After the diner has changed many hands it is now run by the McCune family. Hard working and always happy. We are about to celebrate our 7 year anniversary December 10, 2017 and couldnt be more excited. So come on in for a coffee, tea, soda or water and let us put a smile on your face and food in your bellies!


Food Made With Love Feeds The Soul! 


This is us:

Dani & Jimmy McCune Owners


Business Hours

Hours of operation: 

7 am to 2:00 pm

Open EVERY Day!!

Breakfast served all day!!

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