Jumbo's closes after 59-year run in Miami's Liberty City
The storied restaurant earned a James Beard Award and a legion of fans.
Jumbo's, a 24-hour diner that fried up many tons of shrimp and chicken during its 59-year run in Miami's Liberty City, is closing its doors permanently.
Besides its food, Jumbo's place in the community was cemented thanks to its actions during the Civil Rights era, when it was among the very first Miami restaurants to hire black employees and integrate its seating areas.
In 2008, Jumbo's earned a James Beard Award (nominated by Miami Herald food critic Victoria Pesce Elliott), designating it as an American Classic.
Read the full story for more on Jumbo's history and its final days.
- What this 'hungry black man' did after a 'dining while black' experience
- Taste Chinese, Mexican and Japanese in one bite — for one night only
- A vegetarian gastropub? It's coming to (where else?) South Beach
- Where you can taste a prize-winning doughnut in Miami
- These are Miami's most popular brunch spots, says Yelp
- Pollo Tropical wants you to cheat — on your chicken
- Three perfect words: Free chocolate croissants
- Burgers and beer in Brickell on National Cheeseburger Day
- Who has Miami's favorite fried chicken?
- This local Haitian chef will be on Food Network — again