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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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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good27%
  • Average12%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible5%
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“cornbread” (51 reviews)
“pulled pork” (60 reviews)
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American, Barbecue, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
850 W Main St, Monteagle, TN 37356-7027
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Reviewed 3 days 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
Reviewed 4 days 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
Reviewed 1 week ago 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
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is southern comfort food at its best. If you are not a lover of southern country cooking, this may not be your place. Great pulled pork bar-b-que (maybe 10 - 12 sauces?) Fresh green beans. Some of the best iron skillet corn bread then...More

Thank ole-wd
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Fun place to have lunch. Not busy today but it can be. Sometimes line waiting goes out the door. Anyway, service was ok. Food was just average. I had the buffet - lots to eat. Fried chicken was good. Mashed potatoes and gravy was ok....More

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

Lloyd thanks for your comments and the review, and especially your business! Sorry that the buffet was not out of the park for you, but the reality of buffet food is that it is fast and lots of it, but may not be as crisp...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

On our way to Nashville, TN we stopped for lunch at this restaurant due to a billboard advertisement. Since it was mid-week it was not crowded. We passed the buffet as we were seated but were brought menus to peruse and choose which we would...More

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

Patty, thanks for your review and comments and sorry that the service did not measure up, and that your husband was not satisfied with the taste; could have happened with food from the kitchen too, may not have been totally buffet related, our seasonings may...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had been to Chattanooga to visit my wife's 94 year old grandmother who had just had gallbladder surgery (she is fine, thanks for asking). Her parents were also there (it was her dad's mother) and we left at the same time. They wanted to...More

Thank room121
hamper1960, Owner at Jim Oliver's Smoke House Restaurant and Old General Store, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Room121, Thanks for your review; I must say that your comments are quite a bit more elaborate than we normally get. Buffet food and service is great for folks who want all they can eat, and self service, but sometimes the appearance of the food...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great atmosphere, interesting general store. Pulled pork was tasty, brisket was pretty tough. Good selection of BBQ sauces. OK for a lunch stop but wouldn't rush back.More

Thank littlerocky5
hamper1960, Owner at Jim Oliver's Smoke House Restaurant and Old General Store, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks for your business and your comments, so sorry that the brisket was a little tough; any time that happens, send it back and get some more. Thats the way food business goes, just can't make every single plate of food awesome all the time,...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stopped off at the Smokehouse restaurant on our way north on a vacation. The BBQ was ok but the fried apple pies were really good. I would stop off through here again to try their buffet.

Thank DaBombDiggy
hamper1960, Owner at Jim Oliver's Smoke House Restaurant and Old General Store, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hey, thanks so much for your business and for your review. We apologize that the BBQ was just ok, next time we hope it will be awesome! The Fried pie came to save us. Thanks Come see us again.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Average prices
US$2 - US$18
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
Good for
Groups, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
06:30 - 21:00
06:30 - 21:00
06:30 - 21:00
06:30 - 21:00
06:30 - 21:00
06:30 - 22:00
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
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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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