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Jimmy Mac's Restaurant

121 Main St, Bryson City, NC 28713-8094
+1 828-488-4700
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good29%
  • Average14%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible5%
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“elk burger” (43 reviews)
“grouper” (27 reviews)
“baked potato” (18 reviews)
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American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
121 Main St, Bryson City, NC 28713-8094
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Reviewed yesterday

Service was beyond slow. Food was not good. Salad was disgusting. Asked them not to put barbeque sauce on chicken sandwich....what was smothered in b/que sauce??...chicken s/which. Dirty on inside. Asked for bill....15 min. later bill came.....stay away from this place....waste of money.

Thank sunnybeach2
Reviewed 2 days ago

My husband and I ate here one evening during a trip to Bryson City. I had the Shrimp Alfredo, but I asked for their "Princess Sauce," which is half Alfredo, half Marinara. The shrimp was cooked perfectly and there was so much pasta that I...More

Thank KJ0hns
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

I have eaten here many times over the years. They consistently have good food; sometimes the service is a little slow. However this time the service was great. I had the trout bite appetizer and a blackened filet. Both were very good. Others had pasta...More

Thank NCT0830
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had lunch yesterday, I had the Buffalo burger with fries, wife had the salad the ham and swiss sandwich and both selections were good. We were in no hurry and luckily so, service was ok to good but again when you cook to order things...More

Thank Brett S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were the first customers for lunch today. We were seated and waitress took our drink order came back about 5 minutes later to get our lunch order. During the time we were there 4 other tables we seated - the first 10 minutes after...More

1  Thank Nancysjackson63
Reviewed 1 week ago

I tried the elk burger and it was really good. For dessert I tried the key-lime pie - the best one I ever tried. The staff was friendly. The ambience is not the best one, but quite okay.

Thank Stefan_Obermeier
Reviewed 1 week ago

We caught them on a bad night. They had had so many of their servers call out that the owner was working the floor. Everything took longer than it should have and we sort of understood that. The food was fantastic. We all had various...More

Thank faithwarrior118
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went for a late lunch on a Thursday. Normally they had a line everytime we went by, but for a late they were great. Not busy, great service and great trout!

Thank lovetoski46
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were seated promptly. There was a gentleman singing and playing the guitar. He wasn't loud and did a great job. It was only 30 minutes to closing time when we arrived. I asked if that would be a problem and was told no. Others...More

Thank Brenda G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Fried oyster were great and if you like crab cake they are really good. We did have to wait a little to be seated and it did take a little bit to get our food but that is something you should expect when you get...More

Thank Kelly C
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7 July 2017|
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Response from James M | Reviewed this property |
James M
Hey this is jimmy from jimmy macs, and wanted to say how sorry we are to hear about you not getting a chance to eat with us. During different times this time of year the train drops off 1000 or so people in a town that has seating at restaurants around 300 total for all the restaurants combined. And combine that with the fact that we are blessed enough to have a strong local following and unfortunately only seat 95 people total we can run a pretty big wait sometimes. But if me and my wife didn't work real hard to keep up the quality of food and service we would prob have open seats. But we do take pride in our business and our reputation, so I wanted to ask you to take a second to reconsider your review and ratings. We have worked day and night, seven nights a week to get and keep our score high and we are very confused about a 3 out of 5 because we are to busy for the time you have for dinner. Hopefully you will agree that it's not fair to put our score down to a point that would take us months to get back just because we do what we are suppose to do. And then the next time you guys are in town you can call and ask for me or my wife (grace) and we can get you checked in over the phone and reduce any wait time to almost nothing. I truelly do value every single one of our customers, and take great pride in knowing people choose to spend a special occasion, family dinner, or just a bite to eat with us. And truelly hope I can get a chance to take some pride in myself by seeing y'all enjoy not just a meal, but a night out with us. Thanks in advance for your reconsideration
1 November 2016|
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Response from Susan P | Reviewed this property |
I am a local who has enjoyed Jimmy Macs on several occasions. No negative reviews from me.
Julie R
14 February 2015|
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Response from Foxtrot-BandB | Reviewed this property |
Besides the burgers that have already been mentioned, the have seafood and steaks. Remember the original location of the restaurant was Tampa FL. They know how to do seafood right. I always order the Filet Migion. It is... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$6 - US$17
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 - 20:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 121 Main St, Bryson City, NC 28713-8094
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Mountains  >  Bryson City
  • Phone Number: +1 828-488-4700
We are a family owned and operated all American steak and seafood restaurant that specializes in hand pattied beef, buffalo, and elk burgers, hand cut steaks, and fresh seafood. Since we opened in 1978 in Tampa Florida by my father, we have been believers in keeping things fresh, fairly priced, and family friendly.
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