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Jim Shaw's Seafood Grill


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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2018 Winner

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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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American, Bar, Seafood
Parking Available, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Accepts Credit Cards
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We arrived at 5:30 and was seated by 5:55. Which was pretty fast considering how packed they were. Our waiter was very friendly and speedy. Food was great. Big portions! Margarita on the rocks we ordered was just right. Pricing isn't bad either depending on...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank Macy M
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

You can’t beat the great food and the exceptional service. The fried catfish is delicious at every bite and the waitresses are super attentive. My new favorite!!

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank Heathercastle87
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Awesome eats - enjoyed the alligator, frog legs, catfish nuggets, calamari, pimento cheese balls, crab claws, and scallops. The squash casserole was excellent as was the sweet tea. Owen and staff were terrific - thanks for making our stop in a pleasant one.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Dawn C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Only my second visit there and I've lived in Macon for 15 years. I will go back again more often after my visit on New Years Eve. We had family visiting from the Gulf Coast and they raved over the oysters. Our food and service...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Victoria D
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

While staying in Macon for two nights we decided we needed seafood and were fortunate enough to choose Jim Shaw's. The food was fabulous and we dined during the Early Bird so the value was even better. My husband had oysters on the half shell...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank DustyBoots1953
Reviewed December 19, 2018 via mobile

Better than most seafood served at the beach. I have never eaten anything that was not excellent. Get the spinach salad with homemade dressing.

Date of visit: December 2018
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Reviewed December 11, 2018 via mobile

If you are lucky enough to be able to make the Early Bird special, Monday thru Thursdays 5-6pm, it will give you the oppurtunity to enjoy some great seafood in portions large enough end very tasteful. Pricing is very attractive and reasonable, it is definitely...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank jetpilot50
Reviewed December 6, 2018 via mobile

My wife and I met friends for a casual dinner and had a wonderful meal and relaxed atmosphere. I enjoyed the fish tacos and my wife loved the fried shrimp. Winnie, our waitress was perfect. Very attentive but not intrusive. She was great with good...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Hvilledude
Reviewed November 11, 2018

Just driving through Georgia, and got off the freeway for dinner. Wandered into Jim Shaw's. Friendly staff. I was by myself, looking for a light dinner. I had the seafood salad. Fresh green entree sized salad with spinach, and some of the most perfectly grilled...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank TheroadwarriorMN
James Z, Owner at Jim Shaw's Seafood Grill, responded to this reviewResponded November 12, 2018

Thx for the review.Aleays enjoy seeing new folks..Next time if you can get a seat at the bar ,try that and our bartenders will take of our as well

Reviewed November 6, 2018 via mobile

This place is small and quaint, but the food is AMAZING! It was recommended by family members who are local and the prices and the amount of food is great.

Date of visit: November 2018
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December 27, 2018|
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Response from jetpilot50 | Reviewed this property |
They will be, just check for New years eve and New years day, hours may vary 478 746 3697, hope this helped
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Response from felinefrannie | Reviewed this property |
Ohhh dear ...better come early since the restaurant gets full easy.... They changed the menu so ....
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