We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
3040 Vineville Avenue, Macon, GA
478-746-3697
Website
Improve this listing
Ranked #7 of 284 Restaurants in Macon
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Hours:
Mon - Fri 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Sat 4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: Seafood
More restaurant details
Restaurant details
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.
Write a Review

105 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    54
    34
    12
    3
    2
Rating summary
    Food
    Service
    Value
    Atmosphere
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Any
English first
Danville, Georgia
Top Contributor
50 reviews 50 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 NEW via mobile

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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
acworth, ga
Contributor
13 reviews 13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Jupiter, Florida
Senior Reviewer
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!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Augusta, GA
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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!

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Georgia
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Orange Park, Florida
Senior Reviewer
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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Evans, Ga
Top Contributor
146 reviews 146 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014 via mobile

recently tried this restaurant and had a great meal. Tried the blackened gator as an appetizer it was very good, somewhat chewy, but the blackening spices were great. I also tried the two combo meal and got frog legs and blackened catfish fillets. The fillets were very small but good. The frogs legs were moist and very good. My husband... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Henderson, Nevada
Top Contributor
69 reviews 69 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

We were taken to Jim Shaw's by a friend, who has lived in Macon his whole life. We ate on the "porch" that is out by the bar, not in the actual dining room. Definitely a very casual situation - you order at the bar and then go and get your food when they call you from the bar. It... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Macon, Georgia, USA
Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

Have lived in Macon all my life and if their was one place in Macon to go for a 10 out 10 this is the place to go ,its is always great .Fresh and delicious. You will not be disappointed.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Georgia
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

While working in Macon, I always ask the locals where to go for a good meal. Jim Shaw's won, hands down. Everything was so fresh and delicious. It took a little while to get my food, but I think it was the preparation, so I did not mind the wait. I had salmon, baked potato, fried green tomatoes with shrimp... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1

Travelers who viewed Jim Shaw's also viewed

 

Been to Jim Shaw's? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Jim Shaw's

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

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Jim Shaw's staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?