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Jimmy Mac's Restaurant

121 Main St, Bryson City, NC 28713-8094
+1 828-488-4700
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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good29%
  • Average15%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible5%
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“elk burger” (53 reviews)
“burgers” (119 reviews)
“grouper” (31 reviews)
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American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
121 Main St, Bryson City, NC 28713-8094
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Reviewed 21 June 2016

The food was good and I noticed that the store had many "local" people eating there. My boys ate from the "unhealthy" side of the menu and they both said it was very good. The service was good and overall the experience was positive. Has...More

Thank caddohills83
Reviewed 21 June 2016 via mobile

This place rocks! Everything we had was good. Even the kids liked it, and they are so hard to please. We will definitely be back!

Thank flutechick
Reviewed 20 June 2016

Was sent by a friend I ride bikes with,The menu is reasonably priced and the portions are very generous. Had trout, grouper, snapper and steak over 2 days. Had a wait on Saturday evening but not too bad, got right in Sunday afternoon but the...More

Thank dowhacky
Reviewed 18 June 2016

It was a pleasant environment,the food was pretty good.The waitresses were very helpful and friendly

Thank Sadie W
Reviewed 16 June 2016

We were visiting Bryson City for a few days and stopped into Jimmy Mac's for lunch. Nice family restaurant with good food. The waitress was welcoming and attentive. I enjoyed the stuffed shrimp with a small Caesar salad and my husband had a burger, which...More

Thank SweetHonesty345
Reviewed 12 June 2016

Good food we had trout and baked potatoes both were excellent. Salads were also good. Service was spotty but friendly.

Thank danonatt
Reviewed 12 June 2016

Good food but service was a little slow. The food did make up for it though. Nice little place in town that I would visit again

Thank Jennifer P
Reviewed 3 June 2016 via mobile

I live in Bryson and eat here often. Home cooking at reasonable prices. It's authentic small town fare without a bunch of fancy pants words in the description to jack up the price.

Thank Fezoj S
Reviewed 3 June 2016 via mobile

So lucky to have this great dinner place in town! Steaks and seafood! Amazing owners and wonderful servers! Can't wait to get back again

1  Thank Kristin P
Reviewed 31 May 2016

Our first day here we all had the Bison and Elk Burgers and they were AMAZING! We went back another night and had seafood and steak which was also SO GOOD. This was one of very few places to eat in this town without reservations...More

Thank jillmay1975
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Hannah M
14 August 2017|
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Response from ScottandRoxie | Reviewed this property |
I would not think so... just great food!
7 July 2017|
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Response from James M | Reviewed this property |
James M
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
2 November 2016|
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Response from Susan P | Reviewed this property |
I am a local who has enjoyed Jimmy Macs on several occasions. No negative reviews from me.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 6 - USD 17
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
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, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
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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