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Jimmy Mac's Restaurant

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121 Main St, Bryson City, NC 28713-8094
+1 828-488-4700
12:00 - 20:00
Closed now
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Sun 12:00 - 20:00
Wed - Thu 11:30 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 21:30
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62 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Great restaurant in a "tourist" town. Travelling alone, it's sometimes awkward to find a really friendly place for dinner... In Bryson City, Jimmy Mac's is that place. I ordered Crab Cake appetizer and was blown away by the quality.. Tons of Crab, Well seasoned. Damn near perfect... except that perfect had to be saved to descrive the combo Fried Trout... More 

Thank James M
Robbinsville, North Carolina
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

This is one of many great little restaurants in the quaint town of Bryson City NC. The menu is varied and specials are delicious. Service has always been top notch on my many visits here! It is a first choice of many locals and out of town folks who've been here previously. Good is always fresh and served hot or... More 

Thank Michael H
Simi Valley
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71 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Liked the variety of their menu and the fact that we could order the lunch sized portion of our two dishes. My wife had the grouper and I had the trout, both tasty and satisfying. Our server was extremely friendly, and she even gave us a great recommendation for a local hike in the woods, which was in Deep Creek... More 

Thank simiseeu
Summerville, South Carolina
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

We called ahead for a large party of 13 hungry motorcyclists. When we arrived, they were ready for us and we were seated with no waiting. The selection was varied, so there was something that appealed to everyone. The food was good and moderately priced. It was the perfect end to a great ride through the beautiful North Carolina mountains.

Thank twowingcircus2
Campobello, South Carolina
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We stumbled upon this Restaurant while visiting the Cherokee area. There was a wait which we took as a good sign. The food and service was very good. I highly recommend this for a family dinner.

Thank Teri W
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35 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Fresh mountain trout served in a casual and friendly atmosphere started our visit off on the right foot. The food is very good and a good value. We will return.

Thank NannyBoz
Ferndale, Washington
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We arrived one evening and there were quite a few others visiting as well. There was a man with a guitar playing and singing quietly and he was quite good! The service was obviously overwhelmed with so many visitors but they were friendly. The food was good (we had burgers) and the prices were typical of a resort town. We... More 

Thank autmnaniml
Milton, Pennsylvania
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31 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had dinner here one evening during our trip. Food was really good, and the place was busy! They even had some live entertainment setting up when we finished our meals. Would definitely go back.

Thank heartofstone99
Salisbury, NC
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16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had a great meal at Jimmy Mac's. I enjoyed the 8oz Filet Mignon with rice pilaf and steamed broccoli. It was excellent. My wife enjoyed the fried catfish. We also enjoyed the live music. Service was adequate and the atmosphere was great.

Thank mater1964
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47 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I wasn't born in the 1920's but I felt like I took a step back in time, If you like antiques then it is well worth your time just to sit and take in this atmosphere. Local hotel owner told me to try the "Blackened" New York Strip. I try to conform to what the local populous tells me to... More 

Thank Bob C
James M, Owner at Jimmy Mac's Restaurant, responded to this review

Wanted to take a sec to say hi, and thank you for supporting us by coming in. And even more for your feed back. Me and my wife work hard to keep everything the way we learned. We truelly are a family business, and I am the second generation of jimmys to operate jimmy macs. And it truelly makes the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$6 - US$17
American, Vegetarian Friendly
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
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
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
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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Bryson City, North Carolina, United States

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

6 months ago

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?