Facebook group names top 10 restaurants in Huntington


Internet polls are a way for thousands of people to voice their opinions in an instant. In the case of the Downtown Huntington Facebook page, voters picked the top 10 restaurants in Huntington.

The list includes different types of food, all varying in prices.

More than 3,000 votes were cast, and after an Internet comment section debate, the top three contenders in order are Jim’s Steak & Spaghetti, Fat Patty’s and Black Sheep Burrito & Brews. Among these restaurants are local favorites like Cam’s Ham, La Famigilia and Jewel City Seafood.

Jimmie Carder, manager of Jim’s and daughter of the original Jim Tweel said they still love being number one.

“That means we are succeeding at what we are attempting to do, and that is to continue with the quality and consistency that we’ve always had,” Carder said.

Carder said she was thrilled to have this information on Facebook.

“Sometimes we’re singled out as being the place for old folks, and it really made me feel good to know that this was done on Facebook,” Carder said. “I enjoy being on the same list as these other restaurants.”

Jim’s is exclusive to Huntington.

Fat Patty’s took the second spot on the list.

Ben Johnson, Fat Patty’s general manager, said they try to be the best every day.

“We try every day to be excellent,” Johnson said. “We try to bring the same service and quality to customers, but I think Jim’s has done that for a little bit longer.” Johnson said he thinks the list being on social media, is a big way to reach people and they take the Facebook votes very seriously.

Johnson said he hopes Fat Patty’s can continue to give the people of Huntington a great experience, but still thinks Fat Patty’s will get that number one spot eventually.

Fat Patty’s has four locations including the 3rd Avenue Huntington store, one in Barboursville, Teays Valley and Ashland, Kentucky.

Black Sheep Burrito & Brews took the third spot on the list.

Black Sheep offers a spin on Mexican-style food and offers numerous choices when it comes to craft beers. Black Sheep also features different events including live music and open mic nights.

Black Sheep has two locations including 3rd Avenue and one in Charleston.

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