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Reviewed 6 days ago

Food and service was great. Had cat fish filet that was huge and fried shrimp. Definitely worth the trip.

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a small old school kind of place, been there for decades. Food is affordable and falls right in line as a"comfort" kinda place food. We ate simple meals of salads and baked potatoes and veggie beef soup. All good, hot and tasty. The...place isn't go to "wow" you with how it looks, it has age all over it but it also won't bust your wallet for a meal either. For affordable comfort food, a good choice even though it is rough around the edges.More

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We saw other reviews on TripAdvisor and gave this restaurant a try- very glad we did! From appearances, it is not fancy but the service ( Amber) was terrific and the food was tasty! The salads were fresh and the blackened grouper was perfect. My...husband had the elk burger and it was done perfectly.More

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed March 18, 2022 via mobile

My Family and I came here for dinner for the first time this evening. We were seated immediately which was nice with it being a Friday. I had ordered the swiss cheese burger with sauteed onions and toasted bun. Super delicious. The French fries are...good too. My Husband ordered the ham and cheese sandwich and he enjoyed that. My Brother really enjoyed the Clam chowder soup. The Raspberry cheesecake is amazing! We would definitely come back againMore

Date of visit: March 2022
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Reviewed February 6, 2022 via mobile

After reading mixed reviews Of this restaurant I finally decided to go on one of my many trips to Bryson City. I went on a Sat nite and entering the waitstaff was very busy. The restaurant was pretty crowded. I literally stood in the line...to be seated and staff just looked at me and no one spoke. In my mind I was thinking yep this is what the bad reviews are coming from. However the staff seemed nice to the customers that were seated. I finally placed my to go order of blackened trout, loaded baked potato and a side salad with ranch. The waitress told me it would be a 35 min wait due to being so crowded but it was only around 20. I ordered the lunch side which was PLENTY for one person. I actually always share with my very spoiled Boston terrier and it was still plenty. The price was good also. If the staff could just even fake being friendlier I can only imagine how much better the reviews would be. But the food was very very good! I’m also sure the staff overall is stressed and overworked and understaffed. I usually tip big even with take out but opted not too as I think friendliness and kindness goes a long long way. I can say I would definitely eat there again due to the quality of food. The blackened trout was soooo good! I can’t get this back home many places. I’d also want to try their filet. They were sold out if it last nite. All and all the food is a solid 5 and the staff is a solid 3. That gave me my personal rating of a 4. I’d still highly recommend.More

Date of visit: February 2022
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Reviewed December 12, 2021 via mobile

The best food in Bryson City. Real hidden gem!!! Food is wonderful every time we eat here. Come try it today!!!!!!!!!!!!

Date of visit: December 2021
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Reviewed November 27, 2021 via mobile

We came in for a late lunch and they were still busy so that was a good sign to me! We had fried shrimp, chicken New Orleans, and blackened trout all were very good!! We will be returning!

Date of visit: November 2021
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Reviewed November 9, 2021

We went based on reviews and the food was better than the average greasy spoon (their buffalo sauce is excellent). The staff was indifferent and I felt like we were getting in the waitress's way, despite not asking for anything special. Lots of teenagers working...and hanging around chatting, but I guess it's good they're getting work experience! Service could use some courtesy training.More

Date of visit: November 2021
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Reviewed October 25, 2021

Decent steaks, passable food, but like what seems like every other restaurant in town, they are closed Monday and Tuesday, as well as (apparently) Sunday evening, contributing to the difficulty in finding an open restaurant in the town.

Date of visit: October 2021
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Reviewed October 10, 2021 via mobile

Elk burgers were average, pre-made patties. Nothing special, not worth the price. Blackened mountain trout was very good. Service was average. The wait was not bad.

Date of visit: October 2021
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Reviewed September 17, 2021

Waited 30 minutes to be seated with tables open. Poor waitresses were running Togo orders, serving tables, bussing tables, hosting, and checking out customers. Out of many popular food choices. Food came out entree LAST. The stuffed mushrooms were swimming in butter and it’s all...you could taste. Really expensive for the service and quality of food. It will do in a pinch but not recommended over all.More

Date of visit: September 2021
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Reviewed August 16, 2021 via mobile

Went to Jimmy Mac’s on August 12th for dinner, looking forward to their delicious Grouper. We sat down in a booth where the seat was ripped wide open. I can appreciate the homey look, but after a while, it just looks you’re too cheap to...get it fixed. Our waitress appeared to be about 15 years old, and while there’s nothing wrong with that, she acted like she was 12. She asked us if we wanted our salads before the meal and we said yes. They did, about 10 seconds before the meal. We were told sorry, which was a forced response. Our food was delicious, Grouper for me and a crab cake, for my wife. The atmosphere was more like a daycare with a little girl carrying people’s food. May be cute to some, but not to us. All in all, great food, with a lousy experience.More

Date of visit: August 2021
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Reviewed August 15, 2021

Very unhappy with the serving size for the price of the meal. Although well staffed server’s were not designed to individual areas.

Date of visit: August 2021
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Reviewed August 6, 2021 via mobile

Food was not properly prepared. Long wait, longer wait to get food. Hamburger was raw and sent back, second hamburger arrived less raw but well after rest of family finished their food. Husband said his hamburger bun was stale, on the redo, second hamburger was...served on texas toast. we love jimmy macs but last experience was not the typical one we enjoy. may try again on next bryson city visit.More

Date of visit: July 2021
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Reviewed August 6, 2021

Was looking for local trout and found it. Overall a nice little place. Service was a bit slow and others had to wait a while to get a table. Thankfully I called ahead so we got right in. I would eat here again.

Date of visit: August 2021
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I would not think so... just great food!
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Frequently Asked Questions about Jimmy Mac's Restaurant

Yes, Jimmy Mac's Restaurant offers takeout services.

Jimmy Mac's Restaurant is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 3.5