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Jimmy Mac's Restaurant

121 Main St, Bryson City, NC 28713-8094
+1 828-488-4700
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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good29%
  • Average15%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible5%
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“elk burger” (53 reviews)
“burgers” (119 reviews)
“grouper” (31 reviews)
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American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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121 Main St, Bryson City, NC 28713-8094
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Jimmy Mac's is a very nice restaurant with friendly service. Some of the waitresses were a bit preoccupied with their conversation before coming to our table. I ordered chicken strips and salad. My salad was wilted and I was thrown off because it had green...More

Thank Joyce D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I was looking for places to eat while in Bryson City and wanted to try the elk burger. The waitress had said some people had found it very gamey but I went ahead and tried it anyway. I didn't find it too gamey. I had...More

Thank Kerry J
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had trout bites ($7.50) and a “southern” catfish sandwich ($9.50). While the food was okay, the service wasn’t great as we basically were ignored when we came in and stood at the hostess stand. My parents loved their elk burger and soup, however. If you’re...More

Thank GriffinBaker
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

For the last 4 years our family has travelled to Bryson City for the Polar Express event, and for the last 3 of those, Jimmy Mac's was the place to eat. There is no doubt that this place has excellent food, and that kept us...More

2  Thank Blue P
Reviewed 15 December 2017

Jimmy Mac's Restaurant was recommended by the conductor of the train...we took our 4 year old daughter to see the Polar Express to see Santa. I asked if there was anywhere that had a good Steak or food in general. He didn't hesitate to give...More

Thank Ben G
Reviewed 6 December 2017

My family and I spent the night in Bryson City to ride the Polar Express train ride. We checked into our hotel and I looked online for a place to eat. Jimmy Mac's was the closest restaurant to our hotel that said it was open...More

Thank rsteedley
Reviewed 27 November 2017

Stopped in at this restaurant for an early dinner while in Bryson City, NC for a trip on the Polar Express. Pleasantly surprised to find that the lunch portions are available until well after the dinner hour. Had a fantastic dinner for all 7 of...More

Thank Hammerforged
Reviewed 19 November 2017

I had just arrived in Bryson City. I was looking for another place but never found it. I found this place instead, and I was glad I did. I had a great waitress named Amber, and the food was good.

Thank JohnBCowgill
Reviewed 18 November 2017 via mobile

I had the phili steak. Very little meat and green pepper and onions for the size of the bun. I left most of bun. Husband and friend had burger. They were big and messy but nothing special.

Thank linny2956
Reviewed 15 November 2017 via mobile

I have never tasted anything here that I do not enjoy. I say that because I often go with my family and we share tastes of things, but I ALWAYS get the Elk burger. I get it different ways, but I always get that, and...More

Thank Cowboy_Christian
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Hannah M
13 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 - 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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