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Jim Oliver's Smoke House Restaurant and Old General Store

850 W Main St, Monteagle, TN 37356-7027
+1 931-924-2091
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Overview
  • Excellent46%
  • Very good27%
  • Average12%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible5%
Travelers talk about
“pulled pork” (62 reviews)
“cornbread” (52 reviews)
“homemade fudge” (12 reviews)
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CUISINES
American, Barbecue, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
850 W Main St, Monteagle, TN 37356-7027
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Reviewed August 14, 2016 via mobile

So hubby ordered rib plate. I ordered brisket. Brisket was very fatty and not much meat. The waitress very readily changed out my plate to the ribs snd i was Very Happy with it. Womens restroom needed a lot of attention too. Overall a very...More

Thank Patricia D
hamper1960, Owner at Jim Oliver's Smoke House Restaurant and Old General Store, responded to this reviewResponded August 16, 2016

Thanks so much for your review and the time you took to send it in. The brisket is usually more fatty, greasy, and less lean meat than say roast beef. If your serving had alot of fat, the cooks are given the responsibility to add...More

Reviewed August 14, 2016 via mobile

Good was great! Love the atmosphere. Prices were good. The place was clean, people were friendly and staff made you feel at home.

Thank pamelah376
hamper1960, Owner at Jim Oliver's Smoke House Restaurant and Old General Store, responded to this reviewResponded August 16, 2016

Thanks so much for your review and feedback, we appreciate you taking the time to tell us what you think. Good comments, Thanks

Reviewed August 12, 2016 via mobile

Wow that's some great Brisket. Tender n tasty was the norm for all the BBQ meats we tried. The food offerings included some great catfish, macncheese, salads and skillet bread pudding. Man I wish I had 2 stomachs to fill that evening. We were entertained...More

Thank Craig H
hamper1960, Owner at Jim Oliver's Smoke House Restaurant and Old General Store, responded to this reviewResponded August 16, 2016

Thanks for your review and comments, feedback, and taking the time to give us the words of praise. We appreciate your business and hope you will come back to see us soon.

Reviewed August 11, 2016

Aug. 9 we ate at the Smokehouse. What has happened to this one time great restaurant is a mystery! Flies were all over salad bar and it was obvious food had been out for quite some time. Horrible experience. Food inspector needs to get involved!More

Thank Cheryl C
hamper1960, Owner at Jim Oliver's Smoke House Restaurant and Old General Store, responded to this reviewResponded August 15, 2016

We apologize for the experience, and want you to know that we do all we can to control pest. This is not an easy job this time of year. I was in Whole Foods this weekend, which I consider one of the best, and they...More

Reviewed August 7, 2016 via mobile

Ate here with my family and loved it. We had to pulled pork sandwich plates and they were great. The onion rings and fried green tomatoes were also amazing. For dessert we had the fried pies, again amazing. Our waitress Beth was great and very...More

Thank WildHaireHiking
hamper1960, Owner at Jim Oliver's Smoke House Restaurant and Old General Store, responded to this reviewResponded August 9, 2016

Thanks so much for your review and the time you have taken to post it. We appreciate your comments. Beth will appreciate seeing this too.

Reviewed August 7, 2016

I ordered the brisket and my brisket was 1/3 fat that was not edible . The meat had no flavor. I should have just ordered roast beef. Very disappointed. My plate had standing grease on it from the brisket.More

1  Thank mike1953Chattanooga
hamper1960, Owner at Jim Oliver's Smoke House Restaurant and Old General Store, responded to this reviewResponded August 9, 2016

So sorry for your experience on the brisket. Brisket is a fatty, greasy meat; no way around it, you are going to get some of that with every order (the fat gives the meat its flavor). We have had many many excellent reviews on the...More

Reviewed August 6, 2016

We stopped at the Smokehouse on a recent drive north along I-24. It was our first visit here but it sure won't be our last. This place has oodles of charm! It's filled in every nook and cranny with character. This restaurant is everything Cracker...More

Thank kilr0ywashere
hamper1960, Owner at Jim Oliver's Smoke House Restaurant and Old General Store, responded to this reviewResponded August 9, 2016

Thanks so much for your review and the time you have taken to post it. We appreciate your comments. Come back and see us!

Reviewed August 5, 2016

Considering myself a "fried chicken" connoisseur, I get excited when I am headed toward a restaurant that has a great reputation for great fried chicken. I must tell you that is certainly the case for Jim Oliver's Smoke House Restaurant located atop Monteagle Mountain. I...More

Thank Dianne M
hamper1960, Owner at Jim Oliver's Smoke House Restaurant and Old General Store, responded to this reviewResponded August 9, 2016

Wow, we need to use your review on our blog page, you covered all the points, gave excellent descriptions on all items. Would you mind if we used it? Thank You so much for your review and the time you have taken to post it;...More

Reviewed August 2, 2016 via mobile

Food runs out on food bar and not replaces very fast. Service at cashier was rude and we are a fun bunch! BBQ is decent when fresh.More

Thank Medicine68
hamper1960, Owner at Jim Oliver's Smoke House Restaurant and Old General Store, responded to this reviewResponded August 9, 2016

So sorry for your experience, looks like you visited us over the weekend. We were maxed and packed out all 3 days, and we did have some gaps in filling the food bar, this happens because we spend more time preparing the fresh veggies, and...More

Reviewed August 1, 2016

We were greeted by a very friendly hostess and waitress. Our food was excellent. We stayed after dinner and enjoyed live entertainment.

Thank paulanjeff
hamper1960, Owner at Jim Oliver's Smoke House Restaurant and Old General Store, responded to this reviewResponded August 9, 2016

Thanks so much for your review and the time you have taken to post it. We appreciate your comments. Come back and see us!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
$2 - $18
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Delivery, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Highchairs Available, Buffet, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Kids, Local cuisine, Large groups
Open Hours
Sunday
6:30 AM - 9:00 PM
Monday
6:30 AM - 9:00 PM
Tuesday
6:30 AM - 9:00 PM
Wednesday
6:30 AM - 9:00 PM
Thursday
6:30 AM - 9:00 PM
Friday
6:30 AM - 10:00 PM
Saturday
6:30 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 850 W Main St, Monteagle, TN 37356-7027
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Monteagle
  • Phone Number: +1 931-924-2091
  • E-mail
Description
Open Everyday, 6:30 AM - 9:PM, 10 PM on Fri & Sat. Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner. Since 1960, family owned and operated World Famous Jim Oliver’s Smoke House has been serving up delicious and fun Southern Hospitality at the _Restaurant and _shopping at the Old General Store. Menu Featuring Everything Homemade from scrach Famous Smoked Meats such as Pork BBQ Ribs, Beef Brisket, Smoked Chicken, Hand Pulled Pork Shoulder, Country Ham, Honey Baked Ham, Smoked Bacon, Catfish, Frog Legs, Fried Chicken Livers, and all the BBQ and Hot Sauces to go with it; worlds largest selection of sauces all free to taste. Jams, Pickles, Vinegars, Sauces, Desert Toppings, Local Honey, Homemade candy & Fudge, Homemade Fried Pies & Ice Cream, Fresh local farmer Hand Picked Produce featured in all dishes, big all you can eat Buffet & Fresh Salad Bar with homemade Beef-Vegetable Stew and Cast Iron Skillet Cornbread & Bread Pudding. Cast Iron Cooking for many of our items featured. Fresh Hot Biscuits, Cornbread, and desserts. Childrens' menu. Large Beer Selection. _Live Music every weekend by special Nashville Music Artists, No Cover Charge, Bring the Family, food and beverages served during show. Regional Southern cookin’ offering three generations of family recipes on the menu and the daily buffet & Salad Bar, Homemade everyday! The Old General Store has Vintage and Nostalgic merchandise_old fashioned _candies_antiques_homemade fudge_Ice Cream_ Moonshine Museum Attraction, and the_Louvin Brothers _Country Music _Museum. /live music/shopping/lodging/cabins/Sewanee/Winchester/ Cowan/Manchester/South Pittsburg/Tullahoma/AEDC/Nissan/Chattanooga/ Lookout Mountain/McMinville/Murfreesboro/Desserts/Coffee/Full Service_Childrens Menu_Family_Regional_BBQ_Breakfast_Lunch_Dinner
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