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Jim Oliver's Smoke House Restaurant and Old General Store

850 W Main St, Monteagle, TN 37356-7027
+1 931-924-2091
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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good27%
  • Average12%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible5%
Travellers talk about
“pulled pork” (57 reviews)
“cornbread” (46 reviews)
Open Now
06:30 - 21:00All hours
American, Barbecue, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
850 W Main St, Monteagle, TN 37356-7027
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Reviewed 2 days ago

I had pancakes and they were very yummy. Shopping in the gift store was fun - need to check out the hot sauce. Wished I would have bought more than one bottle.

Thank lacenpaints
Reviewed 5 days ago

We happened into this place on our first day on the road. The place is full of character and characters. The people are very very nice. We ate - kind of... My ribs smelled so odd (not good) that I was afraid they would make...More

Thank schnedavid
Reviewed 1 week ago

We stopped at the Smoke House Lodge on the way home from Florida - ate dinner Saturday and breakfast Sunday at the Restaurant. Excellent food, decent prices, and a nice variety of food to choose from. The portions were generous and the service was excellent....More

Thank Robert B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had me the buffet. Boy o boy was I hungry. 1 Bud light, 1 glass of water. 2 plates of all a man could handle. Delicious fried chicken, fresh salad and green beans, homemade mash potatoes that make you want to call yo mama, good...More

Thank Michael R
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Leaving Chattanooga and looking for lunch on the road, the billboards sparked out curiosity so we stopped. Nice looking hotel, resturant and country store complex. Had lunch and a quick look around. The place is packed with things to look at, buy and snack on....More

Thank bryhof
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I love the old fashioned interior along with the years of cooking food smells infused in the wood walls, but my pancakes were average. If you are one who has eaten several thousand pancakes in 63 years, you know an average pancake. I'll add that...More

Thank William B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This was a very unexpected find! We were delayed traveling forcing us to find an alternative restaurant for dinner. Delicious! Very friendly staff and best mashed potatoes with gravy! Caramel apple pie a la mode for dessert finished it off.

Thank Wendy L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We make this a stop when passing through. Everything we have ever eaten was delicious. Real mashed potatoes ! The salad bar had fresh tomatoes . We usually order from the menu but decided on the buffet and were not disappointed. The chocolate bread pudding...More

Thank Leigh J
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Waitresses are awesome and fun to chat with! The food is as close to homemade as my mom's kitchen and desert was to die for. If you enjoy real country cooking you're gonna love this place. Go there hungry!

Thank Corky M
Reviewed 11 June 2017

We had the best time. Shopped in the gift shop which has sauces, and pickled items and lots of souvenirs. Then we went into the restaurant to listen to the music. It was fantastic! Our waitress was Lynette and she was spot on and so...More

Thank kimandjoeradio
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Marilyn A
7 November 2015|
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Response from Mary A | Reviewed this property |
I would believe reservations are strongly suggested and make them asap.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$2 - US$18
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Delivery, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Highchairs Available, Buffet
Good for
Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Kids
Open Hours
06:30 - 21:00
06:30 - 21:00
06:30 - 21:00
06:30 - 21:00
06:30 - 21:00
06:30 - 22:00
06:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 850 W Main St, Monteagle, TN 37356-7027
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Monteagle
  • Phone Number: +1 931-924-2091
  • E-mail
Open Everyday, 6:30 AM - 9:PM, 10 PM on Fri & Sat. Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner. Since 1960, family owned and operated World Famous Jim Oliver’s Smoke House has been serving up delicious and fun Southern Hospitality at the _Restaurant and _shopping at the Old General Store. Menu Featuring Everything Homemade from scrach Famous Smoked Meats such as Pork BBQ Ribs, Beef Brisket, Smoked Chicken, Hand Pulled Pork Shoulder, Country Ham, Honey Baked Ham, Smoked Bacon, Catfish, Frog Legs, Fried Chicken Livers, and all the BBQ and Hot Sauces to go with it; worlds largest selection of sauces all free to taste. Jams, Pickles, Vinegars, Sauces, Desert Toppings, Local Honey, Homemade candy & Fudge, Homemade Fried Pies & Ice Cream, Fresh local farmer Hand Picked Produce featured in all dishes, big all you can eat Buffet & Fresh Salad Bar with homemade Beef-Vegetable Stew and Cast Iron Skillet Cornbread & Bread Pudding. Cast Iron Cooking for many of our items featured. Fresh Hot Biscuits, Cornbread, and desserts. Childrens' menu. Large Beer Selection. _Live Music every weekend by special Nashville Music Artists, No Cover Charge, Bring the Family, food and beverages served during show. Regional Southern cookin’ offering three generations of family recipes on the menu and the daily buffet & Salad Bar, Homemade everyday! The Old General Store has Vintage and Nostalgic merchandise_old fashioned _candies_antiques_homemade fudge_Ice Cream_ Moonshine Museum Attraction, and the_Louvin Brothers _Country Music _Museum. /live music/shopping/lodging/cabins/Sewanee/Winchester/ Cowan/Manchester/South Pittsburg/Tullahoma/AEDC/Nissan/Chattanooga/ Lookout Mountain/McMinville/Murfreesboro/Desserts/Coffee/Full Service_Childrens Menu_Family_Regional_BBQ_Breakfast_Lunch_Dinner
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