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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
  • Excellent47%
  • Very good27%
  • Average12%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible5%
Travellers talk about
“pulled pork” (60 reviews)
“cornbread” (51 reviews)
“homemade fudge” (12 reviews)
Open Now
06:30 - 21:00All hours
CUISINES
American, Barbecue, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
££ - £££
RATINGS
Service
Food
Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
850 W Main St, Monteagle, TN 37356-7027
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1 - 10 of 592 reviews

Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Great American barbecue. Loved the food and service. Be sure to wander through the store. Well worth the detour

Thank Snorezsome
hamper1960, Owner at Jim Oliver's Smoke House Restaurant and Old General Store, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thanks so much for your review and 5 stars, we appreciate it, and will pass on to the staff. Come back and see us.

Reviewed 1 week ago

Love this place. It is on top of Monteagle mountain. We had the Sunday lunch buffet! The staff was super friendly but line line was quite long but well worth the wait. The mashed potatoes and fried chicken were delish. We really enjoyed the bread...More

Thank ctyndall
hamper1960, Owner at Jim Oliver's Smoke House Restaurant and Old General Store, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thanks so much for your review and 5 stars, we appreciate it, and will pass on to the staff. We do a lot of family reunions, have 23 cabins, big 20 acre playground, outdoor pavilions, and lots of good stuff for families. So, Come back...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Awful. The place is filthy. Would not pass health department screening in my county!! We waited 15 minutes to be acknowledged. No hello, it will be a few minutes. Nothing. Breakfast buffet was cold and food was fairly tasteless. Biscuits were homemade I think. Gravy...More

Thank dawnmaloey
hamper1960, Owner at Jim Oliver's Smoke House Restaurant and Old General Store, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

So sorry for your experience and perception of the place and the wait staff. We apologize.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I Have stayed in the cabins at this property a couple time and they are decent and worth the money. No sure what the tie in with the restaurant is and although when we ate ate the restaurant it was pretty darn good. On this...More

Thank Kenneth O
hamper1960, Owner at Jim Oliver's Smoke House Restaurant and Old General Store, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

We apologize, so sorry. Most of the time it is not a problem, but, sometimes on the room service to the rooms, especially this time of year on weekends, we are so slammed out in the restaurant that we literally can not take calls. We...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

ate there several times as we were staying at the hotel for about a week. The first time we went there were a bunch of midgets there along with a tv crew. They were taping "Little People of Atlanta" which is a tube series. Anyway...More

Thank james p
hamper1960, Owner at Jim Oliver's Smoke House Restaurant and Old General Store, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thanks so much for your review and wonderful comments, I will pass these on to the staff, and they appreciate it. We appreciate your business.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Thank you for supporting Veterans. You are a testament to the pride of Monteagle. Great food and wonderful atmosphere.

Thank 77_BAM_77
hamper1960, Owner at Jim Oliver's Smoke House Restaurant and Old General Store, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you for your review and comments. Yes, we appreciate Veterans.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

great place for country food... stew in a big cast iron pot, chicken, bar b q, salad bar, beans, squash, all good country feel good food.. had lunch there and breakfast next morning as we stayed the night in lodge.. need good comfort food stop...More

Thank Michael Y
hamper1960, Owner at Jim Oliver's Smoke House Restaurant and Old General Store, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you and we appreciate your business and review. Come back and see us.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I used to stop at the Smoke House Restaurant lots of times on trips back and forth to Florida over the years, but it seems like it has been awhile since we were last there. The Smoke House Restaurant is a fun place to eat,...More

Thank Allen21096
hamper1960, Owner at Jim Oliver's Smoke House Restaurant and Old General Store, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you so much for your 5 star review and all the wonderful comments. You know, I forget about the loaded grits, I love them too, and think I'll go up and order some right now! We appreciate your business over the years, good to...More

Reviewed 12 September 2017 via mobile

We stopped in on our way home from Rock City for a late lunch. They were very busy but we were seated pretty quickly and our waitress was attentive and really sweet to our grandkids. My husband and I ordered the vegetable plate and our...More

Thank Sarah5450
hamper1960, Owner at Jim Oliver's Smoke House Restaurant and Old General Store, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thanks so much, we love to see grand parents with their grandchildren. So many generations of families have made the stop at the Smoke House their family tradition. Makes our hearts swell. Thank You!

Reviewed 30 August 2017

Everything was good. a little wait for service. We enjoyed the food and the atmosphere. we shopped in the general store, bought some jelly and peach fried pies

Thank gbodie46
hamper1960, Owner at Jim Oliver's Smoke House Restaurant and Old General Store, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thanks for your review and comments, we appreciate your business and hope the peach fried pies were good.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$2 - US$18
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
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
Local cuisine, Kids, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
06:30 - 21:00
Monday
06:30 - 21:00
Tuesday
06:30 - 21:00
Wednesday
06:30 - 21:00
Thursday
06:30 - 21:00
Friday
06:30 - 22:00
Saturday
06:30 - 22:00
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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