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Jim Oliver's Smoke House Restaurant and Old General Store

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850 W Main St, Monteagle, TN 37356-7027
+1 931-924-2091
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06:30 - 21:00
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Sun - Thu 06:30 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 06:30 - 22:00
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Fort Worth
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94 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We saw good reviews on this restaurant so we stopped. We were overwhelmed by all the stuff and struggled to find the restaurant. We were "greeted" by a woman who seemed to not want to be there and then there was some trouble with who would wait on who, with neither party seeming to be excited to wait on us.... More 

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Thank newtexan
hamper1960, Owner at Jim Oliver's Smoke House Restaurant and Old General Store, responded to this review

So sorry for your experience and the confusion by the staff, it happens sometimes and we apologize for it. We can't always be 100% on top of our game, but we do want to, and apologize again for the trouble. More 

Crescent City, Florida
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53 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very comfortable restaurant which serves a buffet or you may order off the menu. Love the old log cabin look and fun to shop in the General Store.

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Thank Sandra2321-01
hamper1960, Owner at Jim Oliver's Smoke House Restaurant and Old General Store, responded to this review

Thank you, Thank you, Thank you. We appreciate your business, and especially your review. Thanks for taking the time to write positive comments, it is so easy to just ignore doing a review for good food and service, but we truly appreciate yours. More 

Cedar Hill, Tennessee
1 review
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Food was ok service was good. Had vegetable plate Pinto beans were awful. Tenn. whiskey fudge big disappointment no taste of whiskey at all. Orange cream fudge was great.

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Thank protostome
hamper1960, Owner at Jim Oliver's Smoke House Restaurant and Old General Store, responded to this review

Well, guess we dropped the ball on our presentation during your visit, we apologize for the beans and whiskey fudge, glad the orange cream came thru for us. We do our best everyday to make our food the best we can, but sometimes we miss an ingredient, or don't get enough or too much in the mix. We appreciate your... More 

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26 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Thought we would give this place another try after a bad experience and it was even worse. Lesson learned. Oh, and management will make excuses and not do anything about it. Waste of time and money.

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Thank Medicine68
hamper1960, Owner at Jim Oliver's Smoke House Restaurant and Old General Store, responded to this review

Sorry for your experience, we apologize. We don't make excuses for bad food or service, but sometimes it happens, no one is 100% perfect, especially in the food business. Please be pro active and bring these things to our attention at the source and time of the event, we can't do anything about the problem after you're gone, except apologize. More 

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38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 February 2017 via mobile

Great customer service and quaint dinning area. Good frog legs, biscuits and omelettes! Reasonable prices

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Thank Roadtrippin42
hamper1960, Owner at Jim Oliver's Smoke House Restaurant and Old General Store, responded to this review

Thanks so much for taking the time to give us your positive review! It is so easy to let good service and food go without notice, and easy to rant about the bad. We appreciate your comments and will pass them on the the staff. More 

Chattanooga, Tennessee
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117 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

We stop here ever time we are in the area but today we made the hour plus drive just to eat here.we have never been disappointed. We will continue to stop by when near and make the occasional trip for special occasions.

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Thank homewood_traveler41
hamper1960, Owner at Jim Oliver's Smoke House Restaurant and Old General Store, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to tell us you love the Smoke House, that makes us feel so good. I'll pass on the message to the staff. Thanks More 

Franklin, Tennessee, United States
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65 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

Stopped for breakfast on the way back from Sewanee. Hmmmm. The moment you walk in you smell the smoked meats! Eggs and bacon. Eggs and sausage. Eggs and brisket. What's not to love! Delicious and filling. This place is like Cracker Barrel on steroids. Lots of fun antique things to explore as well as local and homemade goods. An interesting... More 

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Thank Adam K
hamper1960, Owner at Jim Oliver's Smoke House Restaurant and Old General Store, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time to give us your comments, glad you liked it! We appreciate your business and looking forward to more to come. More 

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20 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 February 2017 via mobile

Very original farm country style restaurant which makes you fell like lost in the time I really recommend stop by there if you driving to Chattanooga or Nashville . You'll see huge products inside Beer , sauces , natural beacon and ham, Bufete is not to big but taste very good...

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Thank Armando O
hamper1960, Owner at Jim Oliver's Smoke House Restaurant and Old General Store, responded to this review

Thanks for the great review, we appreciate your business and your taking the time to give us your thoughts. Come see us often. More 

Old Hickory, Tennessee
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138 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 February 2017

We took a drive over to Sewanee to watch a basketball game. We decided to stop for lunch at Jim Oliver's Smoke House Restaurant. We had eaten there several years ago and enjoyed. Boy, was I disappointed this time. The food was not good. The options on the buffet were limited. I do not think we will go back again.

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Thank ebrandon
hamper1960, Owner at Jim Oliver's Smoke House Restaurant and Old General Store, responded to this review

Thanks for your comments and thoughts, sorry for the poor expectations, and we apologize for your less than expectations. We do our best everyday and there are some days or times of the days that we are not on top of our game; especially if it is late in the day for the buffet. We pride ourselves on our food... More 

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36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 February 2017 via mobile

I have passed here countless times traveling and we decided to stop and give it a try. Well it was the first and last trip. The buffet was terrible all is the food tasted like it was directly from a box and very bland. I'm sure it was just the day we visited but the first impression wasn't good. The... More 

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Thank Terry B
hamper1960, Owner at Jim Oliver's Smoke House Restaurant and Old General Store, responded to this review

Thank you for your comments and thoughts, some times we are just not on top of our game, and the food tells it. I can assure you that we do not cook out of a box, or can. All our food is fresh prepared and seasoned as cooked; apparently what you had off the buffet was not seasoned enough; we... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 2 - US$ 18
Cuisine
American, Barbecue, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Delivery, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Buffet
Good for
Cheap Eats, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
06:30 - 21:00
Monday
06:30 - 21:00
Tuesday
06:30 - 21:00
Wednesday
06:30 - 21:00
Thursday
06:30 - 21:00
Friday
06:30 - 22:00
Saturday
06:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 850 W Main St, Monteagle, TN 37356-7027
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Monteagle
  • Phone Number: +1 931-924-2091
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

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