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Jim Shaw's

3040 Vineville Avenue, Macon, GA
478-746-3697
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Ranked #9 of 279 restaurants in Macon
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: 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.
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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.
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Jackson, Georgia
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46 reviews 46 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

This was our first visit to Jim Shaw's. After reading the reviews , we were looking forward to some good seafood. When we arrived , we had to find a place to park. We got lucky as someone was leaving. We had a 30 minute wait for a table. No problem , let's get a margarita from the bar. First... More

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Macon, Georgia
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26 reviews 26 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

Will never understand why Jim Shaw's is the best of the best seafood restaurant in Macon, and Bonefish isn't! The food is so much fresher and yummy tasting at Bonefish than it is here at Jim Shaw's. The parking is a mess too, and the restaurant is too small. Don't get me wrong, the food is good, but it's not... More

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83 reviews 83 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

We ordered various dishes: crab soup, frog legs, fish, soft-shell crab, hush puppies, salads, potato, slaw... The soup was very good ( I did add Tabasco & black pepper for more flavor) but everything else seemed average to our whole party that attended the dinner. Our waiter was very nice and helpful.

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Tallapoosa, Georgia
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21 reviews 21 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

Service was great. Food was good except the fried oysters were a little cold. Scallops were great as well as the crab soup. Was a little pricy for what you got, but not bad. Cost $30.00 before tip for me by myself. I had a cup of soup and the seafood. I would probably come back next time I'm in... More

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Macon, Georgia
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Local foods with superb flavor. The wife loved the pimento cheese fritters. I hadn't been in years - glad I returned. The price was high but not as bad as I recalled.

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Macon, Georgia
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22 reviews 22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

This is one of my very favorite restaurants! I live in Macon and have dinner at this restaurant at least once per week! All my friends from the coast always want to eat at Jim Shaw's because the seafood is so, so fresh! All I can say is if you love good, fresh seafood, this is he place to go!... More

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Commerce, Georgia
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187 reviews 187 reviews
177 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

Went to supper last nite while in Macon and once again a dang good meal the fresh oysters on the half shell is a little high but that's ok I guess also had the fryed oysters too cant get enough of those oysters while in town and there is only one place to go Jim Shaws. Oh and did I... More

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Charlottesville, Virginia
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18 reviews 18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2014

Been here twice on visits to Macon. Consistently good food and service. Would definitely visit again when in Macon.

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Macon, Georgia
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50 reviews 50 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

Drive by this eatery not knowing anyting about it and you would not dream of eating there: that is unless you noticed that the tiny parking lot was packed and that other businesses lots across the street were being used by Jim Shaw's customers. The place is old, kinda shabby but just happens to serve some of the best seafood... More

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Clarksville, Ohio
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47 reviews 47 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

May have given this a 4 star if we had not just come from the Florida Panhandle. (where we ate at 4 and 5 star seafood restaurants). This is a small restaurants that has excellent service. The prices are good and the food is good but not outstanding. The turnover is very high so the locals use this a lot.

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