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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%
Travellers talk about
“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 2 weeks ago via mobile

A quaint, interesting place. The burgers are enormous (we split one) and they have several types of meat. We had elk because we hadn't had it before, and it was surprisingly good and not gamey. (they also have bison, beef, and I think ground turkey)....More

Thank Bunnieandmerlin
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Want to save anyone else from a trip into Bryson City expecting this restaurant to be open during the regular hours listed here. Wednesday 5PM, they were closed. Call first.

Thank Lizbeth J
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We came here on a recommendation from our rafting guide. He was so right to recommend this place. My kids went crazy over the chicken tenders and fried grouper. I barely had any fish left because my son kept sneaking it off my plate. Husband...More

Thank erin573
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

They have a great selection of food and a great small town atmosphere. Huge servings! It was a wonderful place to visit in Bryson City!

Thank cgremaud
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I was recommended by a friend to try Jimmy Macs and I am so glad I was. The food was fresh, homemade and fantastic. The Chicken Alfredo is to die for and the best I have had. If you are going to Bryson City this...More

Thank Breanne D
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Wife and I had dinner at Jimmy Mac's on June 1. We arrived about 7:30, and the dining room was full. We had a very short wait before being seated. My wife had blackened grouper, which she said was wonderful. I had a ribeye,...More

Thank 880larry
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I usually don't give bad reviews, but their slow service and small portions don't justify the price. The hamburgers received good reviews from others, but it took forever for them to bring an undersized one to us.The Philly was very dry. I don't see a...More

Thank TnTroutcatcher
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had a great experience, the food and atmosphere were awesome. We ate after our trip on the Smoky Mountain Railroad.

1  Thank trg180
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great food, Great Location, Friendly Staff, Good Free Parking on and off street. Good menu for fish lovers, Fried Grouper, Catfish and Shrimp and Trout. Steaks are also available.

Thank Paladin1911
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

After riding motorcycles all day we were just starving. Everything we tried on the menu was just delicious. We (the four of us) all had something different. If the roosters are out - then they are open. There is definitely nothing fancy about this place...More

Thank us2inthecountry
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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
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
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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