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Jim Shaw's Seafood Grill

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3040 Vineville Avenue, Macon, GA 31204
14787463697
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5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Thu 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Good for: Families with children
Description: Often described as the local's favorite seafood restaurants in Macon, GA,...
Often described as the local's favorite seafood restaurants in Macon, GA, Jim Shaw's Seafood Grill has been open since 1979. This casual eat-in restaurant and bar serves some of the best fresh seafood in town. The restaurant is only open for dinner and they offer an Early Bird menu from 5:00 till 6:00 PM with reduced prices.
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  • 71
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  • 49
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  • 14
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  • 5
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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
A good find in Macon

Was in Macon for one day passing through and found this place. Had the fried shrimp and catfish filet combo and was very happy with the choice. Not a fancy place but full of locals and that says a lot. Simple but good food.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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Leesburg, Georgia
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Leesburg, Georgia
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Was in Macon for one day passing through and found this place. Had the fried shrimp and catfish filet combo and was very happy with the choice. Not a fancy place but full of locals and that says a lot. Simple but good food.

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Macon, Georgia
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015

We went for the early bird on a stormy night. The staff were waiting a the door, holding it open to welcome us. We were seated immediately, that doesn't always happen: Skipper has a large following and a small restaurant. The waitress (wish I remembered her name) was pleasant and gave us time to visit as we looked over the... More 

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Thank Jane M
Macon, Georgia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2015

Just spent $65.00, was very disappointed. We ordered extra hush puppies. My husband had combination which wad $28.00 glad we ordered extra hush puppies cause none were in his platter. Our waitress said she would take them ok ticket, but didn't. Also $6.00 was added to my husband's combo. If you want great shrimp with a third cut in bill,... More 

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Macon, Georgia
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42 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2015 via mobile

This place is frequented by regulars in very casual dress. If you like fried food, this is a Southern style restaurant for you. We ordered our fish and shrimp grilled. The prices are not bargains.

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Thank Randall S
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70 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2015 via mobile

I've eaten here several times and it is always fantastic. I try to avoid the fried foods, but... The fried oysters are excellent, as are the fried shrimp. Had the fresh grouper earlier this trip and was pleasantly surprised, tasty and perfectly prepared. Excellent service, very attentive. Well worth the trip. I will be back, so should you.

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Thank Fred B
Macon, Georgia
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15 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015

I picked Jim Shaw's for Valentine's dinner. What a mistake. I grew up eating fried seafood, but this was just bad. If you're hankering for fried fish, you'd be better off driving to Byron (Claudette's Kitchen).

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Thank Ashley G
Macon, Georgia
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26 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2015

My family and I had always said that we were going to eat there for years and never did, so one day on a hum, we decided to have dinner there. The food was delicious!!!! We ordered salmon, catfish, and frog legs which my daughters had for the first time, They liked it! We were so mad with ourselves that... More 

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Thank Jacqulen D
Forsyth, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2015

We were here for dinner with our 3 boys. Everyone loved their meal and left with full stomachs and smiles on their faces. We will be back soon.

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Thank kbailey1969
Macon, Georgia
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30 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2015

This is a restaurant with no ambiance, but good food. All of the seafood items I have tried were excellent. They have a happy hour with food and drink specials on certain days.

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Thank 703kwp
Lafayette, California
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97 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2015

stuffed full of good food! awesome fried green tomatoes, bourbon shrimp, crispy cole slaw and the BEST cheese grits anywhere! leave room for the key lime pie. super friendly service

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 3040 Vineville Avenue, Macon, GA 31204
  • Location: United States  >  Georgia (GA)  >  Macon
  • Phone Number: 14787463697

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

Description

Often described as the local's favorite seafood restaurants in Macon, GA, Jim Shaw's Seafood Grill has been open since 1979. This casual eat-in restaurant and bar serves some of the best fresh seafood in town. The restaurant is only open for dinner and they offer an Early Bird menu from 5:00 till 6:00 PM with reduced prices.
Open Hours
Monday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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