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Jim Oliver's Smoke House Restaurant and Old General Store
Ranked #3 of 24 Restaurants in Monteagle
Price range: US$2 - US$18
Cuisines: American, Barbecue
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Good for: Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Dining options: Breakfast, After-hours, Dinner, Lunch, Buffet, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Takeout
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
Reviewed 13 August 2014

Have eaten in this restaurant several times, but only the buffet so can't review menu items. The buffet is not large, but the food is excellent - Southern cuisine. The salad bar is not your usual run of the mill salad makings. There are several tasty prepared salads and jars of assorted pickles. Also, homemade soup, cornbread and bread pudding to top off the meal. The fried pies are large and look wonderful, I just haven't allowed myself to partake. As you enter there is a store area which offers every sort of sauces, relishes, pickles, old time candies, etc. I noticed they do have live music on the weekends, but have never been there in the evening. The wait staff is friendly and the atmosphere is Southern Comfort, oh, speaking of...they, also, adult beverages.

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hamper1960, Owner at Jim Oliver's Smoke House Restaurant and Old General Store, responded to this reviewResponded 19 August 2014

Thank you so much for your comments and review. I will pass your review on to Betsy, my sister, and her staff for their enjoyment. Come see us again soon.

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Reviewed 7 August 2014

Didn't really read the menu enough to notice the hash browns didn't come with the bacon & eggs I ordered so was an extra charge that wasn't worth the buck. The waitress was constantly moving the chairs around I think she saw it was bothering us so stated " he likes the chairs a certain way so I gotta fix it before he comes in and yells!" Didn't really need to know all that but she was more worried about HE than the customers in the resturants!

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hamper1960, Owner at Jim Oliver's Smoke House Restaurant and Old General Store, responded to this reviewResponded 11 August 2014

Thank you, we appreciate your business. So sorry that you had a mis understanding about the menu, the menu is very clear about this information. As you saw from the servings, we over serve the food portions, and our prices are in line with any other restaurants up and down the highway. You can eat in the Smoke House cheaper than at McDonalds, and we have full service and home cooked meals, prepared from scratch. We'd be glad to mail you a discount coupon for your next trip, please send us your mailing address.

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Reviewed 6 August 2014

Food not worth price service was better than the food. The plus side is that it was within walking distance

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Reviewed 1 August 2014

Wonderful buffet with lots of Southern cooked veggies...we will definitely be back again!! And fun store to look around and shop....

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hamper1960, Owner at Jim Oliver's Smoke House Restaurant and Old General Store, responded to this reviewResponded 11 August 2014

Thank you so much for your business, come back to see us again soon.

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Reviewed 1 August 2014

Stopped in for lunch on way to Nashville....wonderful home cooking on the buffet! If you are a fan of southern veggies, this is the place for you! Also they have a store attached with so much to look at....sort of what I suspect Cracker Barrel patterned their selves after....

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