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Jim Oliver's Smoke House Restaurant Trading post

850 W Main St, Monteagle, TN 37356-7027
+1 931-924-2091
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Overview
  • Excellent47%
  • Very good27%
  • Average12%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible5%
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“pulled pork” (63 reviews)
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“homemade fudge” (12 reviews)
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CUISINES
American, Barbecue, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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850 W Main St, Monteagle, TN 37356-7027
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Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

Delicious bbq. My husband loved the mustard sauce and I couldn't get enough of the coffee bbq sauce. The bread pudding was the best ever. I'd love to have the recipe. The buffet was an amazing deal as far as price and they give you...More

Thank Allison L
hamper1960, Owner at Jim Oliver's Smoke House Restaurant Trading post, responded to this reviewResponded 9 October 2016

Thank you so much, and we appreciate you sharing this with all the Trip Advisor folks who read these reviews! Please stop in and visit with us again whenever you are passing our way.

Reviewed 6 September 2016

We loved the ambiance and the food. The food was reasonably priced and the service was excellent. The staff were engaging in dialogue about life on top of the mountain. Entering into the store takes you back years with all the history that envelopes you...More

Thank MRB5357
hamper1960, Owner at Jim Oliver's Smoke House Restaurant Trading post, responded to this reviewResponded 9 October 2016

We're proud of where we come from, and we like to show it on the walls and all around the place. It has taken years of collecting to amass the antiques and memorabilia we now have here in the Smoke House. We're proud of what...More

Reviewed 5 September 2016

May not look so big on outside but tons of room inside with store to browse after meal. Looks like they even have a type of stage set up in the back rooms for bands or karaoke. We came on a Saturday little after 1p.m....More

Thank Tony P
hamper1960, Owner at Jim Oliver's Smoke House Restaurant Trading post, responded to this reviewResponded 9 October 2016

Thank you so much for your review and comments. We use our grand mother's recipes and also some of our own in all our dishes, nothing comes in pre-cooked, out of the box type food; ours is all from scratch, and as such leaves a...More

Reviewed 4 September 2016 via mobile

I took a date there and was terribly embarrassed at the quality of the food. It was terrible. I am lucky in that my girlfriend was a good sport and laughed the whole thing off. I am also lucky that our tab was only $20....More

Thank Eric N
hamper1960, Owner at Jim Oliver's Smoke House Restaurant Trading post, responded to this reviewResponded 5 September 2016

Eric, so sorry for your experience not measuring up to what you expected. I'd like to respond to your issues, but you have not listed anything specific in your review. We don't expect customers to pay for anything that is not up to what is...More

Reviewed 25 August 2016

My wife and I stopped here as we were passing through the area because my parents loved coming here for years and I hadn't been here in quite a while. The store was cool to explore, the staff were all very nice, the kat was...More

Thank Matt C
hamper1960, Owner at Jim Oliver's Smoke House Restaurant Trading post, responded to this reviewResponded 26 August 2016

Matt, we apologize for your less than satisfactory experience. Anytime you are here, don't be afraid to send your food back if it doesn't meet your expectations; we do have a real cook in the kithchen, and we will re-do any order. We don't expect...More

Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

Excellent food and excellent service. Portion size is huge without sacrificing taste. Decorations are fantastic and the attached shop had many interesting and unique items. Will definitely return.

Thank lpoe85
hamper1960, Owner at Jim Oliver's Smoke House Restaurant Trading post, responded to this reviewResponded 26 August 2016

We appreciate your comments and the time you spent to send them out on Trip Advisor. Thanks

Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

This restaurant is similar to Cracker Barrel I can't believe it is rated no 2 very predictable if you're not watching your health its pkMore

Thank Margaret S
hamper1960, Owner at Jim Oliver's Smoke House Restaurant Trading post, responded to this reviewResponded 26 August 2016

The Smoke House serves quality holsome food, and we have plenty to pick from. We do also serve some foods that are inheriently fatty, but we are a BBQ themed restaurant and that's what it is. You do have plenty of choices on the menu...More

Reviewed 15 August 2016 via mobile

So hubby ordered rib plate. I ordered brisket. Brisket was very fatty and not much meat. The waitress very readily changed out my plate to the ribs snd i was Very Happy with it. Womens restroom needed a lot of attention too. Overall a very...More

Thank Patricia D
hamper1960, Owner at Jim Oliver's Smoke House Restaurant Trading post, responded to this reviewResponded 17 August 2016

Thanks so much for your review and the time you took to send it in. The brisket is usually more fatty, greasy, and less lean meat than say roast beef. If your serving had alot of fat, the cooks are given the responsibility to add...More

Reviewed 14 August 2016 via mobile

Good was great! Love the atmosphere. Prices were good. The place was clean, people were friendly and staff made you feel at home.

Thank pamelah376
hamper1960, Owner at Jim Oliver's Smoke House Restaurant Trading post, responded to this reviewResponded 17 August 2016

Thanks so much for your review and feedback, we appreciate you taking the time to tell us what you think. Good comments, Thanks

Reviewed 13 August 2016 via mobile

Wow that's some great Brisket. Tender n tasty was the norm for all the BBQ meats we tried. The food offerings included some great catfish, macncheese, salads and skillet bread pudding. Man I wish I had 2 stomachs to fill that evening. We were entertained...More

Thank Craig H
hamper1960, Owner at Jim Oliver's Smoke House Restaurant Trading post, responded to this reviewResponded 17 August 2016

Thanks for your review and comments, feedback, and taking the time to give us the words of praise. We appreciate your business and hope you will come back to see us soon.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$2 - US$18
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks, 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, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
6:30 AM - 9:00 PM
Monday
6:30 AM - 9:00 PM
Tuesday
6:30 AM - 9:00 PM
Wednesday
6:30 AM - 9:00 PM
Thursday
6:30 AM - 9:00 PM
Friday
6:30 AM - 10:00 PM
Saturday
6:30 AM - 10:00 PM
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
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Description
Since 1960 Family owned & operated Authentic Unique Vintage Nostalgic Restaurant, Gift Shop, Meeting Center, Mountain Lodge, & Cabins. Farm to Table Local Foods. Regional Authentic Menu & Cooking. Smoked Meats BBQ Ribs Brisket Chicken Hams Bacon Turkey. Full Menu & Generous Buffet w/Salad Bar + Skillet Corn Bread & Bread Pudding. Family & Group Friendly. Meetings Reunions Weddings Receptions Groups Indoor & Outdoor 20 acre campus. Large portions fair prices children's pricing. Live Music Fri & Sat nights, no admission, food & beverages served during show, family friendly & room for groups. Vacation Cabins for Couples Families & Groups on 20 acres of recreation. Close to Bluegrass Underground, The Caverns, Fall Creek Falls, South Cumberland State Park, Sewanee, Tim's Ford, Nickajack, Manchester, South Pittsburgh, Jack Daniels, Chattanooga, Nissan, Decherd, Winchester, Fiery Gizzard Trail, Savage Gulf, Stone Door. As seen in Southern Living, Tennessee Crossroads, Tennessee Magazine.
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