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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 - 21:30
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Mon - Thu 17:00 - 21:30
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 22:00
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Lake City, Georgia
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120 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW 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
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago 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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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The delightful waitress asked if I found a pearl in my oysters and I told her we had definitely found a pearl! Really good fried oysters, great taste and piping hot. Not greasy just perfect! So glad I found them on Trip Advisor! Highly recommend the oysters!

Thank Sherry C
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14 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Followed a local's recommendation and glad we did! Seafood bisque was amazing. Fried green tomatoes were delicious and topped with shrimp. Catfish was good, too. Nothing fancy, but nice family atmosphere. Would love to return some day!

Thank I8399ILlisag
Roscoe, Illinois
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visit Macon a couple of times a year, and this is always a "must" on our list. Their crab soup is out of this world, as is every fresh fish. Can't wait until our next visit.

Thank cagemayberry
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Local restaurant recommended by several people that had been there prior. I had the blackend salmon, wonderful very fresh and sides were just as good we ended up eating there again the next night.. Wait staff very good!

Thank Blake-Jennifer ... J
Macon, Georgia
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62 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I love Jim Shaw's! Visited on a Friday with my husband; we always sit on the porch. The bar side is easy going and the perfect place to unwind after a long week with a drink. We also love oysters and this is where we go to get our fix when we are home in Macon. This time they were... More 

Thank beccabunny59
Blue Ridge, Georgia
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136 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Don't let the setting or the narrow entry deter you. Inside was a wide array of seafood options designed to please all. Arriving before 6 we had the early bird special was equated to perfect sized entrees.

Thank Lynn D
Macon, Georgia
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62 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016

Jim Shaws has a traditional restaurant and a busy bar and patio which is our favorite. The food is basically the same except the bar/patio has more options. All seafood is outstanding. Clam chowder, gumbo, fried shrimp,oysters and steak fillet are all great. The batter French fries and fried green tomatos are special. Service is great inside and at the... More 

Thank Steve R
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265 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 213 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016

We stopped once again for dinner. A good menu selection and fresh fish. I enjoyed a fresh tuna steak with plenty of veggies. right up my weight watching alley. The inside dining room is a tad noisy due to the age and design of the building, but for the price of dinner, one can't beat Jim Shaw's


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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, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
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
Cheap Eats, Kids, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?