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Jim Shaw's Seafood Grill

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3040 Vineville Ave, Macon, GA 31204-2406
+1 478-746-3697
17:00 - 22:00
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Mon - Thu 17:00 - 21:30
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 22:00
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Seal Beach, California
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My first time dine. I ordered the chowder and it was excellent. I ordered a salad and I wish I had the dressing on the side (too much). I wanted to try the mussels. They were not large and where in a sauce with way too much butter for me. Even though my experience didn't meet my expectations, I will... More 

Thank JP S
Birmingham, Alabama
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126 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I stopped by this place on a regular basis to get some catfish to go and a bowl of clam chowder. It was recommended to me by a local when I first got up here for work. He was not wrong. The advice I was given is two Coronas and an order a catfish nuggets and you're good to go.... More 

Thank Dave S
Forsyth, Georgia
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went with 2 others, tried something grilled, something fried and something deep fried. The batter was not very good, the seafood did not taste fresh either. Their chowder was weak. Service was about that of steak n shake. Not recommended. Not worth the price. I was really disappointed as every time I drive by there it always looks packed so... More 

Thank hoops_N_hip-hop
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I was very disappointed in our meal. The catfish was over battered, too large, and mushy. The hush puppies almost unedible, they were very dense strong,strong onion odor. I like onion in hush puppies but must have used onion powder and chopped onions extremely strong. Out of a dozen shrimp,four were fresh the other ones were tough and strong. It... More 

Thank Robin T
Castle Pines, Colorado
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52 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 March 2017 via mobile

We're not from the south but I expect this place is pretty authentic. There was a line which is usually a good sign but it moved quickly plus there was a bar entrance on the side to get a drink while you wait. Our waiter was nice and the food was good. It's one of the nicer places we saw... More 

Thank Brian O
Macon, Georgia
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57 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 March 2017

Previously I have given rave reviews. Thought I continued to enjoy the food, tonight's problems deserve a review. I can't review the food...I never got any. We met our friends there. I arrived at 7:00, got an outside table (wait on yourself), went to place my drink order. I was in line to order for 28 minutes. "Frank" got to... More 

Thank 24davidi
South Haven, Michigan, United States
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167 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 March 2017

The Crab Soup Was great. The fried calamari was fresh and cooked well, the ceasar salads were fresh but alot of dressing in the bottom and lots of Parmesan Cheese, the scallops three of the four were under cooked. They replaced the scallops and one of the four was under cooked. The beans were okay. The sweet peas were more... More 

Thank Jacquelyn C
Ridgeland, Mississippi
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55 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 March 2017 via mobile

Went to Jim Shaw's with a friend on a recommendation from another friend & former coworker who spent a lot of time in Macon. I was not disappointed & neither was my friend. I got the blackened sea bass with squash, salad & hush puppies. My friend got the blackened mahi-mahi, Caesar salad, hush puppies & another side I don't... More 

Thank David C
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 3 March 2017 via mobile

Nice family type restaurant that offers fresh fish and seafood. My husband and I had the fried oysters and catfish and both were great. The sweet tea was also good.

Thank Laurie E
Macon, Georgia
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 February 2017

I am from South Georgia and the gulf coast is only an hour and a half drive. I like seafood and since relocating to central Georgia finding good seafood is a bit of a chore. I like Jim Shaw and particularly the Grouper. The sides are good, cheese grits and hush puppies. The wait staff is attentive and dedicated. Portions... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar, Seafood
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3040 Vineville Ave, Macon, GA 31204-2406
  • Location: United States  >  Georgia (GA)  >  Macon
  • Phone Number: +1 478-746-3697
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?