Jim and his mother started the original Mattingly's location on Howdershell in September, 1971. A fire destroyed the building and Jim opened the current location in 1985.
Jim learned the food and beverage industry quickly and Mattingly's evolved into a place for everyone. Asked to describe his business, Jim said Mattingly's is "every walk of life with white and blue collars and everything in between. It's a restaurant with quality food, a place to watch sports with the games on every night, and it's a neighborhood place for many regular customers. I know people by their first names and what they eat and drink," Jim said.The restaurant serves a large variety of food including 25 appetizers but is best known for its homemade pizza's and fresh chicken wings. "We make the pizza fresh every day and start out hand-rolling the pizza dough," Jim said. "I can't think of anything better than pizza and a cold beer, but a lot of people love our Cajun or regular chicken wings too."