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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%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“elk burger” (53 reviews)
“grouper” (30 reviews)
“baked potato” (23 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM Hours
American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
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121 Main St, Bryson City, NC 28713-8094
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Reviewed yesterday

We were in town for the night so picked Jimmy Mac's. Food was very good and the fried pickles were the best.I had the buffalo shrimp and really did not care for the homemade buffalo sauce but the shrimp were huge. Glad we went and...More

Thank Nola K
Reviewed 1 week ago

I must say that the food was good here The atmosphere was also nice. There was a singer performing, not the best I have heard but not bad. The kitchen was slow. I felt the service was good but that the food was just slow...More

Thank jeoiwo
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I rode on The Great Smoky Mountain Railroad and then walked around town, shopping & sightseeing. This place was recommended by the story teller on the train. We weren't disappointed. The burgers were great! And my beer was very cold. This is...More

Thank Raleigh66
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I had just pulled into town after a lengthy drive up. Jimmy Mac’s was the first place we stopped. Upon entry, we noticed that the tables were mostly full but there was not an air of “too busy” about it. We surveyed...More

Thank Tasha A
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The food is so fresh and good A must eat at. Home cooking and truly friendly service Local favorite Local entertainment on Sunday's lunch

Thank Funadventures2do
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Jimmy Mac's provides a cozy, casual atmosphere and is a good choice for those traveling with children. Menu choice were varied, food was good and prices are reasonable

Thank Tammy S
Reviewed 14 April 2018 via mobile

The atmosphere was good and the service was ok, the food was not so great, I had the grilled ck and shrimp and it was over cooked..my hubby had the catfish and shrimp and the outside of the catfish was burnt and the middle was...More

Thank Christy B
Reviewed 10 April 2018

Stopped by there Saturday night. Got there early (5pm) and beat the crowd, so no waiting. Nice local atmosphere and comfortable seating. Service was prompt and we ordered the "Firecracker Shrimp" for an appetizer and Chicken Alfredo for the wife and Cajun Chicken Alfredo for...More

Thank BruceTENN
Reviewed 2 April 2018

This was our first visit. We ate here over the Easter holiday. We arrived around 2:30 and were immediately seated. The wait staff was very friendly and checked on us often. I ordered the Hawaiian Burger with cheddar cheese and pineapple ring. My husband ordered...More

1  Thank Teresa R
Reviewed 22 March 2018

You might have to wait to get a table but this place is worth it. One of the longest running restaurants in Bryson City, I can see why. Open for lunch and dinner, you can consider their food american style. They know how to cook...More

Thank Wynette W
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Hannah M
14 August 2017|
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Response from ScottandRoxie | Reviewed this property |
I would not think so... just great food!
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
2 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.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 6 - US$ 17
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
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, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 8:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:30 PM
11:30 AM - 9:30 PM
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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