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Jim Shaw's

3040 Vineville Avenue, Macon, GA
478-746-3697
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Ranked #5 of 278 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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Tallapoosa, Georgia
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19 reviews 19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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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188 reviews 188 reviews
177 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 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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33 reviews 33 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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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Columbus, Georgia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014

Went to Jim Shaw's with two co-workers due to the reviews on Trip Advisor. The food was very good. The oysters were a little on the small side but everything else was excellent. I had a fried soft shelled crab and fried alligator. I didn't care for the breaded fries but that was just personal preference. The hush puppies were... More

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Perry, Georgia
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45 reviews 45 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

My husband, daughter and I went to Jim Shaw's Seafood Grill on the recommendation of a friend and it did not disappoint. We started with Pimento Cheese Fitters (not on the printed menu so be sure to ask for them) and blackened crayfish. Both were delicious. As a seafood restaurant of course most of the menu is seafood. You can... More

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Macon, Georgia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

Good food, trained staff, rustic atmosphere. Love their grilled grouper when available otherwise any of their grilled fish. Always fresh, Hush Puppies are excellent and their house salad dressing should be bottled and sold in a market. My wife loves the catfish. If there is a line it is worth the wait.

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