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3040 Vineville Avenue, Macon, GA
478-746-3697
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5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Mon - Fri 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Sat 4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Description: This is one of my favorite restaurants in Macon, Ga. They have been...
This is one of my favorite restaurants in Macon, Ga. They have been opened since 1979. I make a point to eat here everytime I come to Macon. It is not a fancy place, but they serve some of the best fresh seafood in town. The restaurant is only open for dinner only. They offer an earlybird menu from 5:00 till 6:00 PM with reduced prices. I would definately recommend Jim Shaw's to anyone looking for a good seafood meal.
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  • 37
    Very good
  • 12
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  • 3
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Good mom & pop restaurant

This is a small cafe type restaurant with great seafood. We went late and it was fixing to close. They were very gracious and service was excellent . The food was well prepared and very tasty. The only reason I didn't give it a 5 was we ate at Dragoe's in Jackson, Miss and it was a little better.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 25, 2015
abbyamarillo
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amarillo, tx
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amarillo, tx
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27 reviews 27 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

This is a small cafe type restaurant with great seafood. We went late and it was fixing to close. They were very gracious and service was excellent . The food was well prepared and very tasty. The only reason I didn't give it a 5 was we ate at Dragoe's in Jackson, Miss and it was a little better.

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Newburyport, Massachusetts
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123 reviews 123 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Really good seafood in the middle of Georgia was a total surprise to us. We live in the northeast right on the ocean where seafood is a mainstay. This place was recommended by Best Western on Chambers Rd. We arrived late to the hotel and were just looking for anyplace to eat, when asked what we like, this place came... More 

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Macon, Georgia
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

The food is cooked well and you get plenty of it, but it seems a bit pricey. It could be that we aren't anywhere near the coast, but I tend to think that neighborhood can get those prices. The restaurant is very small so get there early or be prepared for a long wait, that is if you can get... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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109 reviews 109 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

I haven't tried enough Macon restaurants to say they're the best as the previous reviews rank it, but I had the Pick Two Platter with blackened scallops and grilled tuna bits and there was a generous portion of both with slightly more tuna. The blackened flavoring was excellent, but the tuna was a bit bland. Maybe I shouldn't have paired... More 

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Danville, Georgia
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63 reviews 63 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

Regulars we are never dissapointed. If you have never have tried the pimento cheese fritters with pepper jelly, you have missed one of this lives treats. We usually have the voodoo shrimp...or fresh fish. You can't go wrong.

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acworth, ga
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

This place hasn't changed decor since...ever! Still, fun to step back in time. The food was great freshly prepared and service was great. Love the house dressing! Fried shrimp, salmon cakes, sea scallops & sweet potato fries - thumbs up! A bit pricey, but good!

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Jupiter, Florida
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

I had the whole catfish and my wife had the frog legs. Both meals were very good. The fried green tomatoes were great!

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Augusta, GA
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24 reviews 24 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Don't go if you're a seafood snob, as this is fairly run-of-the-mill for seafood joints. But the atmosphere is great, and it's a local legend. Really good food and beer!

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Georgia
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27 reviews 27 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

While on vacation in Macon, my friends decided to take me to this restaurant. The exterior is small and somewhat misleading. The inside is VERY small as well, but the quality and generous portions of our meals really did surprise me. Their dinner salads are large enough for two, and their steaks are absolutely wonderful. Even though this place is... More 

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Orange Park, Florida
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

This is a fine seafood restaurant that is not on the coast. The selections are varied and the servings are generous, and the price is right. There is full bar service. We travel extensively in the Southeast, and this is one of the best for seafood. Our waitress, Morgan, was informed and prompt and pleasant. We will return on our... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 3040 Vineville Avenue, Macon, GA
  • Location: United States  >  Georgia (GA)  >  Macon
  • Phone Number: 478-746-3697

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Seafood

Description

This is one of my favorite restaurants in Macon, Ga. They have been opened since 1979. I make a point to eat here everytime I come to Macon. It is not a fancy place, but they serve some of the best fresh seafood in town. The restaurant is only open for dinner only. They offer an earlybird menu from 5:00 till 6:00 PM with reduced prices. I would definately recommend Jim Shaw's to anyone looking for a good seafood meal.
Open Hours
Monday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
4:30 pm - 10:00 pm

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