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Jim Oliver's Smoke House Restaurant and Old General Store

850 W Main St, Monteagle, TN 37356-7027
+1 931-924-2091
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Overview
  • Excellent46%
  • Very good27%
  • Average12%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible5%
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“pulled pork” (57 reviews)
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CUISINES
American, Barbecue, Vegetarian Friendly
PRICE
€€ - €€€
RATINGS
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Value
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LOCATION
850 W Main St, Monteagle, TN 37356-7027
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131 - 140 of 563 reviews

Reviewed 22 May 2016

The Smoke house is a quaint general store / restaurant, similar to a Cracker Barrel. Food was home made and very good. Also had friendly and very good service.

1  Thank Pat L
hamper1960, Owner at Jim Oliver's Smoke House Restaurant and Old General Store, responded to this reviewResponded 2 June 2016

Thank you so much, and we appreicate your review and your patronage.

Reviewed 21 May 2016 via mobile

First time there and the service there is amazing!! They were very nice people, and the food was delicious! I'll definitely look forward to going back. Highly recommended!!

1  Thank rcheym
hamper1960, Owner at Jim Oliver's Smoke House Restaurant and Old General Store, responded to this reviewResponded 2 June 2016

Thanks for your time to give us your comments and review and rating! we appreciate your business and your review. Come see us again when driving over Monteagle Mountain.

Reviewed 18 May 2016 via mobile

Place is absolutely adorable and service was good, but we were super disappointed with the quality of food. We have had a lot of bbq from many different places and this definitely ranks at the bottom of the list. We ordered off the menu so...More

1  Thank Bri E
hamper1960, Owner at Jim Oliver's Smoke House Restaurant and Old General Store, responded to this reviewResponded 2 June 2016

So sorry for your experience, always tell us while your are here and we'll make it up then. Most of the time, we do a good job with our food and service, but there are a few times that we just suck; there is no...More

Reviewed 16 May 2016

Breakfast buffet is terrific. Log cabin motif. Not "fine" dining. Wait staff is friendly. I'd go back anytime.

1  Thank T H
hamper1960, Owner at Jim Oliver's Smoke House Restaurant and Old General Store, responded to this reviewResponded 2 June 2016

Thanks so much for your review and comments and rating, we appreciate your business and your time to give us a score.

Reviewed 10 May 2016

I have stayed here in the past and then the restaurant was really good but not the case on my recent stay. The food was a big disappointment and so was the service, my suggestion is to hire people that can treat all people nicely....More

1  Thank boss_mare51
hamper1960, Owner at Jim Oliver's Smoke House Restaurant and Old General Store, responded to this reviewResponded 2 June 2016

It happens to everyone in the food service business, and it just can't be helped at the time. Most of the time, we do a good job with our food and service, but there are a few times that we just suck; there is no...More

Reviewed 9 May 2016

It's been a couple of years since I ate here remember it as disappointing but this time I thought the food was great. It's a little expensive for a buffet, $15.31 with taxes but didn't include the tip, but IF you're hungry maybe you'll break...More

2  Thank CRLoveToTravel
hamper1960, Owner at Jim Oliver's Smoke House Restaurant and Old General Store, responded to this reviewResponded 10 May 2016

Thanks for your retrun visit and review, we appreciate both. Sunday and Holiday buffets are two bucks more, but we put out more expensive meats and salad selections then. Regular buffet prices are $9.95 weekdays, and $13.95 on F/S/S. I've visited many buffets around the...More

Reviewed 7 May 2016 via mobile

Was passing thru and wanted breakfast. I thought I might be able to grab a sandwich or something quick here. Oh my goodness, the buffet is great and worth the time to stop for. The food is amazing and great prices. The service is super....More

1  Thank glendale215
hamper1960, Owner at Jim Oliver's Smoke House Restaurant and Old General Store, responded to this reviewResponded 10 May 2016

Thank you so much for your wonderful review, we appreciate your comments and your business.

Reviewed 4 May 2016 via mobile

I've always wanted to stop here on my way to and from Chattanooga. Glad I did this time: the buffet was fabulous and inexpensive. southern bbq spread, including pulled pork (yum), chicken wings and thighs (yum), all the fixings, salad bar and dessert. And the...More

1  Thank Thomas B
hamper1960, Owner at Jim Oliver's Smoke House Restaurant and Old General Store, responded to this reviewResponded 10 May 2016

Thanks for the review, glad we had what you were looking for. We appreciate your comments and business.

Reviewed 2 May 2016

We just happened to stop for some lunch on the way back to WI. It was definitely a great choice. As soon as we walked in the owner was packaging some fresh jerky and gave my husband, son and I a decent sized sample. It...More

1  Thank Amanda S
hamper1960, Owner at Jim Oliver's Smoke House Restaurant and Old General Store, responded to this reviewResponded 10 May 2016

Glad you liked our food and service. Thanks for the review and comments. We love our business, the customers, and the heritage of the business; our father started this business in 1960, and we are carring on what he started.

Reviewed 30 April 2016 via mobile

Stopped by on way to Chattanooga. Breakfast is served all day and I got a delicious veggie omelet and grits and thick Texas toast with delicious jelly. Service was fast and friendly. They have a huge huge store with jellies and sauces and all kinds...More

1  Thank Annie A
hamper1960, Owner at Jim Oliver's Smoke House Restaurant and Old General Store, responded to this reviewResponded 10 May 2016

There is always room for the fried pie in the front seat as you are going home! Thanks for the wonderful comments, your time to review us, and your business.

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Marilyn A
Will you be open Thanksgiving Day? Do you offer a traditional Thanksgiving meal? Are reservations needed? Can you accommodate a party of 7 adults?
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Response from Mary A | Reviewed this property |
I would believe reservations are strongly suggested and make them asap.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$2 - US$18
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Delivery, Outdoor Seating, 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, Highchairs Available, Buffet
Good for
Kids, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
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
  • E-mail
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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