Jimmy Max 280 Watchogue Rd. Staten Island, NY - 718-983-6715 - Open until 11pm

A sign of things to come

John Denino, James McBratney's Grandfather, Jimmy Max

From James J. McBratney - A sign of things to come. Pop ( aka John Denino) on the steps of the Dongan Diner. He was hired as a short order cook after serving in the United States Army. 45 years after this picture was taken he and Gram ( aka Mary Denino nee Gengo) helped me open Jimmy Max with not only family recipes and labor, but with a $50,000 home equity loan. In 1989 that was probably more than one third of the value of their home, 103 Hooker Place. Imagine the faith that they placed in their then 27 year old Grandson! God Bless you both in heaven and thank you from the bottom of my heart!


  • Love it. The memories you guys have created for so many, especially for me and my wife! Remembering when you guys delivered 50 pies to Westchester for my wedding after party, thanks Jimmy! Thank you Pop, and to the McBratney and Denino families for all you have done for Staten Island, God Bless! -The Sunny’s

    Martin Sunny
  • Love hearing your story about your grandparents and their support of your entrepreneurship. They were your cheering you from the dugout and handed you a bat that you used to swing a home run. Beautiful. Continued success. Xoxo Mrs Cakechef

    Maria Carrozza
  • I was a Baptism Party on October 13, 2019 it was such a lovely party. Your staff was wonderful. The young man his name was Tom was so nice and on top of your staff. The food was so delicious. We enjoy all the different appetizers and the pizza was so delicious. Once again We had a great time. Looking forward to my Great-Nephew Brian Patrick Gill Jr. party this Sunday.
    Thank you Jimmy and your staff for a wonderful time
    Susan DePrimo

    Susan DePrimo

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