From the New York of Al Smith, Jimmy Walker, Jack Dempsey and “Abie’s Irish Rose” came the colorful Jimmy McCluskey, founder of the first McCluskey’s more than three quarters of century ago.
A remarkable man – filled with a zest for living, hard work, fun and the finest of food and service – became a legend in his time. A multitude of ardent admirers flocked to McCluskey’s to see and talk with Jimmy (who always had a sparkling and witty comment on the passing scene), and to enjoy the steaks, chops and lobsters that he prepared.
After more than ninety years of living, Jimmy left us for a kinder, nicer and more gentle world.
Today, Jimmy’s grandson, Jimmy Hays carries on the splendid McCluskey Tradition (you will see him in the restaurant dressed as his grandfather was more than fifty years ago – white apron and white trousers) greeting in a most affable way the children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren of those who knew and loved Jimmy McCluskey so long ago.