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“Where Fresh is the Catch of the Day”

Jim Shaw's Seafood Grill
Ranked #8 of 389 Restaurants in Macon
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Seafood
Description: 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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Description: 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.
Reviewed 12 January 2018

I ordered the two meat (salmon & catfish fillet) with broccoli and garden salad. The catfish fillet was extremely fresh and seasoned perfectly with a nice crunch. The salmon I had ordered blackened so it had a kick to it from the seasoning. The broccoli was fresh and had a nice crunch. The hush puppies are SO AMAZING. The have a nice outer coating that has a crunch and the inside is soft, moist, and a touch of sweetness. My husband does not usually eat any bread and he ate a couple. Make sure to order extra hush puppies; you will thank me later. My spouse ordered frog legs, whole catfish, and alligator with fries and a caesar salad. He insist I try the "gator" and I am surprisingly glad I did. Tender and well seasoned. It is near a highway so you enjoy setting down and looking out. There is limited parking, but you can park pass a sign and next to a building.

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Reviewed 3 January 2018 via mobile

Been here countless times now.
Always happy with the food from fish of the day to blackened anything.
This time tried the oysters and the as pleasantly surprised really nice.
Calamari and crab claws one of my favorites
Decor still simple and not fancy but here for the food

Thank Jf56176
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Reviewed 29 December 2017

Always consistent food, fresh fish daily special. Service is great! Small, kid friendly, you may have to wait. Or you can eat in the bar area.

Thank Laura B
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Reviewed 21 December 2017

Jim Shaw's has the routine down.
Go expecting fresh seafood prepared well and quickly.
Standard options, like shrimp, catfish, scallops, oysters, and clams are dependable.
Fresh catch-of-the-day features are uniformly good.
Alligator appetizers are a treat.
Sides are fine. The cheese grits are quite good. Salads (dressing on the side), slaw, fries, backed potatoes, hush puppies, and vegetables of the day are consistently pleasing.
The waitstaff is competent and never pushy.
Weather permitting there is a porch. Start there with drinks and appetizers and, then, move to the dining room.
Jim Shaw's is a stable and reliable place for fresh seafood, great service, and the feel of home.

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Thank RickW1359
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Reviewed 17 December 2017 via mobile

On our way to Orlando we came a day early just to eat here (closed on Sundays) and they didn’t disappoint. We had the fried oysters and they were cooked to perfection. They also had huge portions. We arrived 15 minutes after opening and they were already packed. We plan to stop for more oysters on our return home!

Thank Sherry C
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