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Jimmy Mac's Restaurant

121 Main St, Bryson City, NC 28713-8094
+1 828-488-4700
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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good29%
  • Average15%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible5%
Travellers talk about
“elk burger” (53 reviews)
“grouper” (30 reviews)
“salad” (62 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 AM - 9:30 PM Hours
American, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
121 Main St, Bryson City, NC 28713-8094
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Service was average. Dining area rather small, if you have a big party, plan on waiting. Local musician was a nice surprise. Blackened trout was very good and I'm not a fan of fish, usually.

Thank Pam N
Reviewed 1 week ago

In an era of fast food it is so nice to go to a restaurant where they take their time to prepare a quality dish I had the trout with a baked potato - lovely and tasty My wife ordered the stuffed shrimp - she...More

Thank Eater167
Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I recently visited Bryson City and stopped in for a late lunch after exploring Cherokee. We kept hearing a lot about Jimmy Mac's and we were starving so we decided to pop in and try it out. It was well after the...More

Thank chrisbcoop
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went there with the family. Ordered the filet and kids meals. Filet was way over cooked and didn’t have any flavor except the charring. Kids meals on menu come with a soda, but the waitress insisted she had to charge for the kids sodas. Food...More

Thank FL_Miko
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We got grouper bites for an appetizer, fabulous! Hubby got 8oz filet; excellent, perfectly cooked,with the biggest baked potato ever!! I got the grilled grouper with veggies. Very good service and atmosphere.

Thank cherispear
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It was not crowded at all but it took over an hour to get simple sandwiches for a group of five. The servers were all very harried for some reason. There must be only one cook in kitchen. When the food finally arrived it was...More

Thank Mrharley
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stopped in for a late lunch on a Sunday afternoon. A guy was playing a guitar on the bench with a very awesome voice. Food is delicious and ample. The Buffalo Burger was just awesome as it was served. Would go back to this simple...More

Thank Dave W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We ate here one night on the advice of the Sleep Inn desk staff but would not return. I had trout, supposedly fresh caught but way overcooked, dry & unappealing. My husband had a pork chop, which was also overcooked. The only good thing was...More

Thank Roses1968
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were in town for the night so picked Jimmy Mac's. Food was very good and the fried pickles were the best.I had the buffalo shrimp and really did not care for the homemade buffalo sauce but the shrimp were huge. Glad we went and...More

Thank Nola K
Reviewed 14 May 2018

I must say that the food was good here The atmosphere was also nice. There was a singer performing, not the best I have heard but not bad. The kitchen was slow. I felt the service was good but that the food was just slow...More

Thank jeoiwo
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Hannah M
14 August 2017|
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Response from ScottandRoxie | Reviewed this property |
I would not think so... just great food!
7 July 2017|
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Response from James M | Reviewed this property |
James M
Hey this is jimmy from jimmy macs, and wanted to say how sorry we are to hear about you not getting a chance to eat with us. During different times this time of year the train drops off 1000 or so people in a town that has seating at restaurants around 300 total for all the restaurants combined. And combine that with the fact that we are blessed enough to have a strong local following and unfortunately only seat 95 people total we can run a pretty big wait sometimes. But if me and my wife didn't work real hard to keep up the quality of food and service we would prob have open seats. But we do take pride in our business and our reputation, so I wanted to ask you to take a second to reconsider your review and ratings. We have worked day and night, seven nights a week to get and keep our score high and we are very confused about a 3 out of 5 because we are to busy for the time you have for dinner. Hopefully you will agree that it's not fair to put our score down to a point that would take us months to get back just because we do what we are suppose to do. And then the next time you guys are in town you can call and ask for me or my wife (grace) and we can get you checked in over the phone and reduce any wait time to almost nothing. I truelly do value every single one of our customers, and take great pride in knowing people choose to spend a special occasion, family dinner, or just a bite to eat with us. And truelly hope I can get a chance to take some pride in myself by seeing y'all enjoy not just a meal, but a night out with us. Thanks in advance for your reconsideration
2 November 2016|
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Response from Susan P | Reviewed this property |
I am a local who has enjoyed Jimmy Macs on several occasions. No negative reviews from me.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$6 - US$17
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 8:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:30 PM
11:30 AM - 9:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 121 Main St, Bryson City, NC 28713-8094
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Mountains  >  Bryson City
  • Phone Number: +1 828-488-4700
We are a family owned and operated all American steak and seafood restaurant that specializes in hand pattied beef, buffalo, and elk burgers, hand cut steaks, and fresh seafood. Since we opened in 1978 in Tampa Florida by my father, we have been believers in keeping things fresh, fairly priced, and family friendly.
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