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Jim Shaw's Seafood Grill

) #11 of 299 Restaurants in Macon $$ - $$$ American, , Seafood
3040 Vineville Ave, Macon, GA 31204-2406
+1 478-746-3697
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good29%
  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
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“fresh seafood” (22 reviews)
“cheese grits” (32 reviews)
“hush puppies” (33 reviews)
17:00 - 22:00All hours
American, Bar, Seafood
$$ - $$$
3040 Vineville Ave, Macon, GA 31204-2406
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Reviewed yesterday

This restaurant offers 2 kinds of dining- bar and sit down home style. literal. The home style seating area is small - lacking a theme or even a decor . Even getting in and out is cramped . The sea food is mostly prepared southern...More

Thank kingkool32
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Our waitress, Shelby, was the greatest, first of all. She spent time, made sure to get the complete answers to all of our questions on ingredients, etc., and overall she just made us feel like we'd been friends and we want to visit her again....More

Thank James W
SkipperZ, Owner at Jim Shaw's Seafood Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks for the kind words.We try to provide the freshest seafood in Macon.We have our own refergersted truck and drive to both the Atlantic and Gulf on a regular schedule picking up most of our seafood. We are also blessed with excellent folks we work...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Jim Shaw's is a Macon, Georgia requirement. They have a line out the door when they open. It's worth it for fresh seafood and vegetables. We prefer to order our fries not battered and extra crisp but everything else is perfect. It's nice having real...More

Thank Jennifer R
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

First off I will have to say the food was amazing but the experience was aweful. We sat on the patio in the bar area and after to my amazement it there was no server to take care of you. Even though there was two...More

1  Thank Braxton C
Reviewed 2 July 2017

My husband and I enjoy eating at Jim Shaw's Seafood!! Better seafood than you would get at a Florida Oceanside restaurant. FRESH shrimp delivered each week from the coast. Secret, ask for your catfish to be battered with CORNMEAL!! Our GRANDSON ordered the combination platter...More

Thank jhwilli2204
Reviewed 24 May 2017 via mobile

Don't expect great seafood...this is more of a local hangout with some adequate dishes. Raw oysters are good, drinks are cheap and food is meh. Livrly bar crowd has a beach dive feel.

2  Thank MattMacon
Reviewed 23 May 2017

You have to have a spinach salad with the house dressing. From Happy hour to dinner the food is always consistent and mouth watering. I have had the bourbon salmon ,shrimp and sea food platter. As a couple me and my husband gor for the...More

Thank Trina D
Reviewed 3 May 2017 via mobile

Been here a few times and they have the best seafood dishes...even tried the fried alligator! The fish, shrimp, cheese grits are awesome. It doesn't look like much on the inside as far as decor goes, but the great food will make you forget about...More

Thank cruis1n2
Reviewed 19 April 2017 via mobile

My first time dine. I ordered the chowder and it was excellent. I ordered a salad and I wish I had the dressing on the side (too much). I wanted to try the mussels. They were not large and where in a sauce with way...More

Thank JP S
Reviewed 8 April 2017 via mobile

I stopped by this place on a regular basis to get some catfish to go and a bowl of clam chowder. It was recommended to me by a local when I first got up here for work. He was not wrong. The advice I was...More

Thank Dave S
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Response from felinefrannie | Reviewed this property |
Ohhh dear ...better come early since the restaurant gets full easy.... They changed the menu so ....
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Restaurant Details

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Restaurant features
Parking Available, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3040 Vineville Ave, Macon, GA 31204-2406
  • Location: United States  >  Georgia (GA)  >  Macon
  • Phone Number: +1 478-746-3697
Often described as the local's favorite seafood restaurants in Macon, GA, Jim Shaw's Seafood Grill has been open since 1979. This casual eat-in restaurant and bar serves some of the best fresh seafood in town. The restaurant is only open for dinner and they offer an Early Bird menu from 5:00 till 6:00 PM with reduced prices.
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