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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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Hours:
Mon - Fri 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Sat 4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner
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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  • 61
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  • 42
    Very good
  • 12
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  • 3
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  • 2
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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
Seafood in Macon?! Yes!

Don't know how they get such fresh seafood, but this established Macon eatery is incredibly delicious! Many fresh items to choose from and great combo plates. Some of the best fried shrimp I've had in ages. The grilled scallops were terrific too. Some in my group got fresh fish: Blue Marlin... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 26, 2015
MagsATL
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Atlanta, Georgia
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Atlanta, Georgia
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96 reviews 96 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

Don't know how they get such fresh seafood, but this established Macon eatery is incredibly delicious! Many fresh items to choose from and great combo plates. Some of the best fried shrimp I've had in ages. The grilled scallops were terrific too. Some in my group got fresh fish: Blue Marlin = very good, Grouper = very good. They offer... More 

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Marietta, Georgia, United States
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39 reviews 39 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

Finished second day of riding at Georgia Tandem Rally and was looking for laid back place with good seafood. Found this on Trip Advisor anf thought it fit the bill. Great food, cold beer and exceptionally helpful waitress. Recommend crab soup, bourbon shrimp and the pimento grits hush puppies.

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Duluth
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

This restaurant to me is the best seafood eatery in town. Skipper has served great food for years, I love the steamed oysters and the gator tail is my all time favorite. My wife and I like to sit in the bar patio area with the fireplace. We not only enjoy the food but I must say that my mixed... More 

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18 reviews 18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

Fresh catch daily specials as the tide turns. Skippers shop cranks out the best grilled and blackened fish you'll find short of being on the coast. Heath and Sydney are two savants of the bartender world... They will remember your name and what you drink with months between visits... This is diners Drive ins and Dives material... You cannot go... More 

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20 reviews 20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

Took the guys from the plant here for lunch. It was their choice, and as we mowed through our fresh fish, I understood why. Great selection, very reasonably priced, and more than I could finish was what I got on my plate. Will be back.

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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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135 reviews 135 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

The outward looking of the place, makes you wonder but when inside it has a casual nautical look. It is not real big but we were lucky to be seated right away. A wide range of seafood and had my favorite of grouper. This was the best grouper meal that I had on our stay of 35 days in the... More 

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Texas
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214 reviews 214 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

We arrived in Macon in the evening after driving all day and lucky we found this place. They have food seafood with daily specials. The wait staff was very friendly and the service was fast. The shrimp salad with fresh and the shrimp was tasty. The place isn't fancy but the food was good!

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Senior Contributor
49 reviews 49 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

Excellent grilled grouper, fried shrimp done right. Truly the best seafood I have had away from a coastline in years. Service is both friendly and efficient. Wish I had room for dessert.....maybe next time.

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Loganville, Georgia
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112 reviews 112 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

Two colleagues and I ate a Jim Shaw’s on a business trip. We each ordered something different, and we were each happy with our meals. Service was great and prompt. This place serves a wide variety of seafood. I ordered oysters, very tasty. Highly recommend.

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Forsyth, Georgia
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14 reviews 14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

This is a staple for North Macon residents. Off the beaten path, this place looks and acts like a seafood place you'd find in St. Simons -- laid back whatever you want attitude, rustic bar area, well-cooked fish and seafood. No linen here or wine list, just the kind of good food that the locals keep coming back for. Early... 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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