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Jimmy Mac's Restaurant

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121 Main St, Bryson City, NC 28713-8094
+1 828-488-4700
12:00 - 20:00
Closed now
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Sun 12:00 - 20:00
Wed - Thu 11:30 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 21:30
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47 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I wasn't born in the 1920's but I felt like I took a step back in time, If you like antiques then it is well worth your time just to sit and take in this atmosphere. Local hotel owner told me to try the "Blackened" New York Strip. I try to conform to what the local populous tells me to... More 

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James M, Owner at Jimmy Mac's Restaurant, responded to this review

Wanted to take a sec to say hi, and thank you for supporting us by coming in. And even more for your feed back. Me and my wife work hard to keep everything the way we learned. We truelly are a family business, and I am the second generation of jimmys to operate jimmy macs. And it truelly makes the... More 

Lincoln City, Oregon
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112 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We chose this place for any early dinner. We got off to a disappointing start with our salads. I asked for a dinner salad with caesar dressing, and instead got a caesar salad. My wifes dinner salad had of all things on it, canned green beans. Her stuffed shrimp tasted OK but the smaller size of the shrimp really wasn't... More 

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Charlotte, North Carolina, United States
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11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

we stopped in for a quick lunch after a morning of hiking. everyone had the elk burger different ways and it was definitely satisfying-couldn't finish every last bite! I'd recommend for anyone in the mood for a hearty burger and cold beers

Thank Caitlin S
South Carolina
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41 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

To be honest, I went here because I was told to try the elk burger. Well, I did. I was told by the waitress that I should have it cooked medium because to cook it more could dry it out. That made sense. When I cut it open and in half I noticed there was a little more blood than... More 

Thank SheepdogInstructor
Sevierville, TN
1 review
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent food and service was great. They said I had to write 100 characters so I will attempt to say more. Here goes. Never mind . I have reached the requirement. Seeee ya

Thank BronZ17
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52 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017

I ordered a salad with blackened chicken. The dominant flavoring on the chicken was salt. There were cold canned green beans on the salad. I have had cold green beans in a salad and they are fine if they are steamed fresh beans. Canned green beans are yuck. This was their vegetable of the day, so there you go. Tells... More 

Thank IndianaPeggy
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6 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 13 March 2017 via mobile

They have Buffalo burgers and steak fries! So many options on how to have your burger, I had blue cheese and bacon and my hubby had Hawaiian style. Very good, reasonably priced, very nice staff.

Thank Staci D
Nashville, Tennessee
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 3 March 2017

Can to Bryson City for a few days with friends.. Bryson City is a small mountain town with the friendliest people!! One of the treasures we visited was Jimmy Macs for dinner. Jimmy Macs is a friendly, quaint, immaculate restaurant with delicious buffalo burgers!!

Thank 157loriv
Nashville, Tennessee
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114 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 February 2017

Food was pretty good- we got shrimp pasta and a southwest chicken- probably should have gone with burger, steak, or trout. Will try again when we return next year. Reasonable prices. One weird thing- asked for crushed red pepper and was told they didn't have it. A restaurant with a large menu didn't have crushed red pepper. Even at a... More 

Thank Rose P
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70 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 February 2017 via mobile

My wife and I stopped in for lunch and was pleasantly surprised. The burgers are hand made with lots of options and very good. Probably the best onion rings I've ever eaten. You should give it a try when your in Bryson City

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$6 - US$17
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
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
Good for
Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 - 20:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
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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Bryson City, North Carolina, United States

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

5 months ago

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?