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Jim Shaw's Seafood Grill

) #12 of 296 Restaurants in Macon ₹₹ - ₹₹₹ American, , Seafood
3040 Vineville Ave, Macon, GA 31204-2406
+1 478-746-3697
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good30%
  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“fresh seafood” (21 reviews)
“cheese grits” (32 reviews)
“hush puppies” (33 reviews)
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American, Bar, Seafood
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3040 Vineville Ave, Macon, GA 31204-2406
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Don't expect great seafood...this is more of a local hangout with some adequate dishes. Raw oysters are good, drinks are cheap and food is meh. Livrly bar crowd has a beach dive feel.

1  Thank MattMacon
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

You have to have a spinach salad with the house dressing. From Happy hour to dinner the food is always consistent and mouth watering. I have had the bourbon salmon ,shrimp and sea food platter. As a couple me and my husband gor for the...More

Thank Trina D
Reviewed 3 May 2017 via mobile

Been here a few times and they have the best seafood dishes...even tried the fried alligator! The fish, shrimp, cheese grits are awesome. It doesn't look like much on the inside as far as decor goes, but the great food will make you forget about...More

Thank cruis1n2
Reviewed 19 April 2017 via mobile

My first time dine. I ordered the chowder and it was excellent. I ordered a salad and I wish I had the dressing on the side (too much). I wanted to try the mussels. They were not large and where in a sauce with way...More

Thank JP S
Reviewed 8 April 2017 via mobile

I stopped by this place on a regular basis to get some catfish to go and a bowl of clam chowder. It was recommended to me by a local when I first got up here for work. He was not wrong. The advice I was...More

Thank Dave S
Reviewed 6 April 2017

Went with 2 others, tried something grilled, something fried and something deep fried. The batter was not very good, the seafood did not taste fresh either. Their chowder was weak. Service was about that of steak n shake. Not recommended. Not worth the price. I...More

Thank hoops_N_hip-hop
Reviewed 2 April 2017 via mobile

I was very disappointed in our meal. The catfish was over battered, too large, and mushy. The hush puppies almost unedible, they were very dense strong,strong onion odor. I like onion in hush puppies but must have used onion powder and chopped onions extremely strong....More

Thank Robin T
Reviewed 22 March 2017 via mobile

We're not from the south but I expect this place is pretty authentic. There was a line which is usually a good sign but it moved quickly plus there was a bar entrance on the side to get a drink while you wait. Our waiter...More

Thank Brian O
Reviewed 12 March 2017

Previously I have given rave reviews. Thought I continued to enjoy the food, tonight's problems deserve a review. I can't review the food...I never got any. We met our friends there. I arrived at 7:00, got an outside table (wait on yourself), went to place...More

Thank 24davidi
Reviewed 11 March 2017

The Crab Soup Was great. The fried calamari was fresh and cooked well, the ceasar salads were fresh but alot of dressing in the bottom and lots of Parmesan Cheese, the scallops three of the four were under cooked. They replaced the scallops and one...More

Thank Jacquelyn C
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We will have a group of 9 people on Tuesday, September 20. Would we be able to sit at one table at your restaurant? Also is there somewhere on your website I can review your menu? Did not see one.
8 September 2016|
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Response from felinefrannie | Reviewed this property |
Ohhh dear ...better come early since the restaurant gets full easy.... They changed the menu so ....
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Restaurant features
Parking Available, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3040 Vineville Ave, Macon, GA 31204-2406
  • Location: United States  >  Georgia (GA)  >  Macon
  • Phone Number: +1 478-746-3697
  • E-mail
Often described as the local's favorite seafood restaurants in Macon, GA, Jim Shaw's Seafood Grill has been open since 1979. This casual eat-in restaurant and bar serves some of the best fresh seafood in town. The restaurant is only open for dinner and they offer an Early Bird menu from 5:00 till 6:00 PM with reduced prices.
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