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Smokehouse Restaurant

850 W Main St, Monteagle, TN 37356-7027
+1 800-489-2091
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Overview
  • Excellent47%
  • Very good27%
  • Average13%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible5%
Travellers talk about
“cornbread” (57 reviews)
“pulled pork” (65 reviews)
“homemade fudge” (13 reviews)
Open Now
6:30 a.m. - 9:00 p.m. Hours
CUISINES
American, Barbecue, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
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LOCATION
850 W Main St, Monteagle, TN 37356-7027
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1 - 10 of 693 reviews

Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We stayed at the lodge so came over for dinner and music. Food was good!! Fried green tomatoes, YUM ! But the Best was our waitress Holly. Funny and very pleasant. I love it when someone picks on my grumpy husband!!!

Thank marysewandsew
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The ambiance is nice. The staff was super friendly but the food was old and greasy. The green beans tasted like they had been around a week old. We ordered onion rings and pretty sure they were re-fried. Pricing was cheap and some of the...More

Thank Bonnie S
Jim Oliver's S, Owner at Smokehouse Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Bonnie, so sorry for the food experience, we apologize. I can assure you that our food is not old, we've been so busy we've had no left overs to re-serve. Maybe our seasoning is not to your liking, we do use seasoning stock made every...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My mom and I were looking at the fall foliage and decided to eat lunch at Jim Oliver’s Smokehouse. The restaurant was busy for lunch but the staff was quickly able to clear the tables and seat everybody in line. I had the buffet while...More

Thank akt85
Jim Oliver's S, Owner at Smokehouse Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

akt85, thanks so much for your comments and your 4 Star Review. We appreciate your business and glad you liked the pulled BBQ pork. On the food temps, always go to the bottom of the pans when dipping food from a buffet, it is the...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

If you are traveling between Nashville and Chattanooga you will cross over Monteagle mountain and if you take the exit you can easily find your way over to the Smoke House for a great meal and some amazing music! We had the buffet and had...More

Thank a1z2j345
Jim Oliver's S, Owner at Smokehouse Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you so much! We appreciate your five star review, your comments, and especially your business. JD

Reviewed October 15, 2018

We loved the foods, along with the home made crafts, fudge and absolutely loved the fried apple pies ! They also had the "Louvin Brothers Museum" inside their walls, and if a person tried to see absolutely everything they had to offer, you need to...More

Thank Tim M
Jim Oliver's S, Owner at Smokehouse Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Tim, thanks for your 5 Star Review! We appreciate your comments and your review rating, we especially appreciate your business. Hope you will stop in again on your way over the mountain.

Reviewed October 2, 2018

I came across this place by accident, and I sure am glad I did. The inside was rustic and decorated with items of yesteryear. So interesting to look at while waiting for your food. ( which DID NOT take long to arrive ) . My...More

Thank Linda J
Jim Oliver's S, Owner at Smokehouse Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded October 3, 2018

Linda, thank you so much for your five star review we appreciate your comments and we appreciate your business! Hope you will find time on your next trip to stop and stay with us a while, we have 80 rooms and 23 cabins, lots of...More

Reviewed September 30, 2018 via mobile

We were passing through Tennessee when, through serendipity, we found this place for lunch. It is the original Cracker Barrel style restaurant/museum/old country store. From homemade soap to kettle corn and fudge to classic Southern Comfort food, this gem is worth your time. They had...More

Thank EyeGuy2
Jim Oliver's S, Owner at Smokehouse Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded October 1, 2018

EyeGuy2, Thanks so much for your 5 Star Review and comments, we appreciate your business. Glad you found us, and hope your 20-somethings grow into liking our charm. Thanks JD

Reviewed September 30, 2018

TCM had the bacon, egg, & cheese sandwich on wheatberry bread which she said was excellent (and too much for her so she finished it later in the trip) and I opted for the breakfast special of eggs (wanted poached but settled for "over easy"...More

Thank tencatdaddy
Jim Oliver's S, Owner at Smokehouse Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded October 1, 2018

Tencatdaddy, thank you so much for your 4 star review, we appreciate your business and glad you found everything to your liking. Hope y'all will stop in again soon. JD

Reviewed September 30, 2018 via mobile

Portions were large. Very few healthy choices. Huge baked potato. Ribs were OK. Chicken livers were OK. Fired green tomatoes were below average. Corn bread was just OK. Fried apple pie was really good. We asked for some homemade bread and or Texas toast but...More

Thank SallyLynKY
Jim Oliver's S, Owner at Smokehouse Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded October 1, 2018

SallyLynKY, Thanks so much for your review and comments. We appreciate your business! JD

Reviewed September 24, 2018 via mobile

Wow what a wonderful and original place. Great country style buffet and great service. The best fried chicken I have had for a long time. The place has a very unique style and atmosphere.

Thank Rapfisk
hamper1960, Owner at Smokehouse Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded September 25, 2018

Rapfisk, thank you for 5 star review and comments, we appreciate your business. We get alot of comments about the fried chicken, glad you like our style and atmosphere!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Buffet
Good for
Kids, Local cuisine, Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
6:30 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Monday
6:30 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Tuesday
6:30 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Wednesday
6:30 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Thursday
6:30 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Friday
6:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Saturday
6:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 850 W Main St, Monteagle, TN 37356-7027
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Monteagle
  • Phone Number: +1 800-489-2091
  • E-mail
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