DJ & Roza Sulisufay opened Jessi’s in 1997, and in 2013 ownership was passed to their son, Jason. The family-run restaurant is open every day for breakfast, lunch and dinner, and features a diverse menu including burgers, salads, seafood, sandwiches, steaks and more. The elegant European decor conveys their family history and an outside dining area is expected to open soon.
From their application for Best Established Business:
"Jessi’s is family owned, with each family member contributing to its success. My father had a long history of managing restaurants. My maternal grandmother — everybody called her “Mamma” — was the cook for the restaurant’s first 10 years. (She decided to retire at age 80.) Since then, as I have assumed management of Jessie’s, we continue our family’s legacy by using Mamma’s original recipes, making our dishes from scratch using the best, most fresh ingredients, and treating our customers as if they were part of our own family."
Jessi's Restaurant is at 8331 66th St N., Pinellas Park. They can be reached at 727-541-1200 or jessisrestaurant.com.
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