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Jim Shaw's Seafood Grill

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3040 Vineville Ave, Macon, GA 31204-2406
+1 478-746-3697
17:00 - 22:00
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Mon - Thu 17:00 - 21:30
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 22:00
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Macon, Georgia
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Best place to feel like you are at the beach. Low key and fabulous! You can't go wrong at Jim Shaw's!

Thank Todd G
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

When you want to eat feet seafood and even get it fried, you cannot find a better place and that includes most coastal restaurants. Consistent quality every time. Catfish and fried shrimp are best I have eaten anywhere.

Thank Cal H
Lincolnwood, Illinois
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169 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were pleasantly surprised that Jim Shaw's had such a local feel about it in spite of high ratings on Tripadvisor. We were heading to Florida and stopped here to eat while in Macon. My husband had the fried oysters and said they were really good. French fries were just OK. I had crab soup, which was superb, very creamy,... More 

Thank DEEDEE1940
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were looking for catfish and found this place on internet. Good reviews steered us there and we were well pleased. Found the food excellent, the service was perfect, and was not pricey. Let full and satisfied!

Thank Roy B
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5 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had 3 recommendations for our one evening in Macon: Natalia's, Backburner, & Jim Shaw's. We loved Jim Shaw's. The seafood was excellent--and so were all the side dishes. We did not drink alcohol but they have an impressive beer selection. Great place to eat.

Thank lisaeL8456SD
Macon, Georgia
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31 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

Pay attention when ordering because a lot of the items on the menu are ala carte and the price adds up quick. The early bird special seems to be a reduced portion, hence not so special.....

Thank M S
SkipperZ, Owner at Jim Shaw's Seafood Grill, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time to review Jim Shaws, but I am a little confused as to your comment about a lot of items being ala carte. All of our dinner entrées are clearly marked as to cost and come with 2 sides plus hushpuppies. We do have several appetizers and side items that are individuality priced so thoese who... More 

Monroe, Georgia
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10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

My husband and I have gotten into the habit of checking Trip Advisor for dining experiences when we are in a new place. It definitely didn't disappoint us tonight! We loved the cheese grits, hush puppies, bourbon shrimp and salmon cakes!!

Thank vvbrown
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43 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016 via mobile

The food is good and the service is fast and friendly - not anything outstanding but we will give it a try again.

Thank Tammy B
Lake City, Georgia
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133 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2016 via mobile

Read the reviews and stopped for dinner. Had the grilled sea bass, tender, fresh and flavor-full. Try the cheese grits, very moist and creamy and not overpowered with cheese flavor. Hush puppies are great and cole slaw is v/good. Wife had the crab cakes, very large, meaty, fresh and tasty. Oysters on the 1/2 shell were small, but fresh and... More 

Thank CAGjr
Warner Robins, Georgia
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016 via mobile

After seeing such rave reviews and the always-packed parking lot on any given evening, I had high hopes for this place. My whole party was disappointed with their meals. Everything was way under seasoned, portions were pretty meager, and the seafood tasted frozen. My grilled scallops actually tasted like lighter fluid or a chemical-ly tinge and were cooked kinda soggy.... More 

Thank Patricia W

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar, Seafood
Restaurant features
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
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3040 Vineville Ave, Macon, GA 31204-2406
  • Location: United States  >  Georgia (GA)  >  Macon
  • Phone Number: +1 478-746-3697
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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