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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%
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American, Barbecue, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
850 W Main St, Monteagle, TN 37356-7027
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Reviewed 1 week 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 2 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great service, great food and a great time! I LOVE the Friday and Saturday Music nights. It's absolutely free! You can't see great acts like that for free anymore. Just a great place.

Thank aubcollins
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The word is that this is good old country cooking. I found the food to be bland to average, BUT the service was so friendly and so attentive. There are a huge variety of BBQ's including something called Blazing Rectums. Full Disclosure: I did not...More

Thank Sylvia B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Wife and I were traveling to Nashville in I-24 west and were looking for somewhere to eat other than a chain restaurant. It was mid morning and we were not sure if would find a breakfast or lunch place or a combination. We used Google...More

Thank deallenjr
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is an adorable old general store and restaurant. Definitely worth a visit if you like Southern food.

Thank Mary L
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I don't know the man's name, but he was carving smoked turkey hot off the grill. He handed us a huge hunk to try, and it was great. Love the buffet and the hospitality.

Thank Bear-Cindy M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Strong coffee to wake you and awesome food. Fluffy short stack and great biscuits. Light tall really good. We have never had breakfast here as we always plan lunch on our trips as their Buffet and Soup are the best. Cornbread with a bowl of...More

Thank Raylene M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped here three years ago and raved about it... same on this visit. A little smaller room but still comfy with easy access to groceries, liquor store and the highway. Best part of this visit was the friendly staff. BBQ ribs while you wait to...More

Thank whistleguy
hamper1960, Owner at Jim Oliver's Smoke House Restaurant and Old General Store, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Wow! Thank you and we appreciate your generous comments and review. Your message will be passed all around to the whole staff. This is what we work for! Thanks!!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

After going through a long day during graduation, we ate here. Grandchildren loved the fried catfish. I had vegetables and they were great. I had the tastiest turnip greens ever. A hint of sweetness and a little vinegar and tender. Mashed potatoes and gravy were...More

Thank LindaVA1
hamper1960, Owner at Jim Oliver's Smoke House Restaurant and Old General Store, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you so much for your comments and review. We appreciate your business and all the patronage from parents, alumni, and students from Sewanee.

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Marilyn A
Will you be open Thanksgiving Day? Do you offer a traditional Thanksgiving meal? Are reservations needed? Can you accommodate a party of 7 adults?
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, Kids, Special Occasion Dining
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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