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Jim Oliver's Smoke House Restaurant and Old General Store

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850 W Main St, Monteagle, TN 37356-7027
+1 931-924-2091
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06:30 - 21:00
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Sun - Thu 06:30 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 06:30 - 22:00
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Bulpitt, Illinois
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5 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

My wife and I have been to Jim Oliver's several times, breakfast lunch and dinner. We have never been disappointed. The food is excellent the service is really good prices are reasonable and a very relaxing comfortable setting. It doesn't matter if you have the fantastic ribs awesome prime rib or the excellent beef brisket you will not be disappointed,... More 

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Thank Dave W
Rolla, Missouri
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36 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Good menu neat atmosphere very friendly waitress! Had the brisket wife had pulled pork sandwich excellent tasty and prices not bad neat store with wide variety of items.

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Thank Twostory
Mc Donald, Tennessee
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13 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Just country food and country folks. Breakfast served all day. Bbq, ribs, vegetables and buffet. Several different bbq sauces. Homemade fudge is wonderful! Great place to stop before heading down the mountain.

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Thank Susan C
McMinnville, Tennessee
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190 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We have eaten here a couple of times. Nothing rememberable about it. The food was ok. Service was ok. Order was wrong. Guess that's what killed it for us.

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Thank Nightstar22
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I bought ground coffee. It was really bad, I couldn't drink it. It was the worst. The shop itself is cool.

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Thank Kandace D
Huntsville, Alabama
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123 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Love this place! Have been here many times and it's a favorite with our motorcycle riding buddies. Down home country charm with good food and all kinds of unique gift items you'll never see anywhere else. It's got great home cooked food including fried pies. You can get the buffet or order off the menu. I usually get some homemade... More 

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Thank Go4Red
Memphis, Tennessee
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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place is like a Crackerbarrel on steroids. They have everything you could possible want. They have an outstanding array of barbecue sauces and preserves unlike any I have seen anywhere else. They have a buffet or you can order off the menu. Good food and good atmosphere. I stayed two nights at the motel and it was quiet and... More 

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Thank jimdro2
hamper1960, Owner at Jim Oliver's Smoke House Restaurant and Old General Store, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your 4 star review! We appreciate your business and your time for comments and feed back on our business. It helps to know what our customers think about how we are doing. Thank You! More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

While out for a Sunday outing (about 80 miles from home), we decided to try something different. The food, service and hospitality were unlike any other restaurant we've ever visited. If in the area again it will be a sure stop.

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Thank Jnstravlin
hamper1960, Owner at Jim Oliver's Smoke House Restaurant and Old General Store, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your 5 star review score! We really appreciate these type of ratings and hope we continue to stay high on your list. We appreciate your time to stop in and give us a try and the time you spent doing the comments and review. More 

Nashville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Thanks JD and Betsy and everybody else at Jim Oliver's Smoke House & Trading Post!!! The food, service and hospitality is unmatched anywhere. If anybody goes over Monteagle Mountain and doesn't stop, they've missed out. I give it a "10" and a "must see" if you are travelling through Tennessee. Can't say enough about the place. Wish I was eatin... More 

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Thank cumberlandwarrior
hamper1960, Owner at Jim Oliver's Smoke House Restaurant and Old General Store, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your 5 star review! We appreciate your time to do the review and your positive comments about the business. Come see us again when you can. More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My husband ate the buffet and was pleased. I wasn't very hungry so I endulged in a fried peach pie with ice cream. Well, I can see why it wasa featured item on the menu. The pie was delicious! The ice cream tasted like homemade. It was truly yummy.

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Thank Katherine H
hamper1960, Owner at Jim Oliver's Smoke House Restaurant and Old General Store, responded to this review

Hey, thank you so much for your review and your business. Glad you enjoyed the peach fried pie. The Ice Cream is made right here at the Smoke House. Thanks again! More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 2 - USD 18
Cuisine
American, Barbecue, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Delivery, 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, Buffet
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
06:30 - 21:00
Monday
06:30 - 21:00
Tuesday
06:30 - 21:00
Wednesday
06:30 - 21:00
Thursday
06:30 - 21:00
Friday
06:30 - 22:00
Saturday
06:30 - 22:00
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
Description
Open Everyday, 6:30 AM - 9:PM, 10 PM on Fri & Sat. Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner. Since 1960, family owned and operated World Famous Jim Oliver’s Smoke House has been serving up delicious and fun Southern Hospitality at the _Restaurant and _shopping at the Old General Store. Menu Featuring Everything Homemade from scrach Famous Smoked Meats such as Pork BBQ Ribs, Beef Brisket, Smoked Chicken, Hand Pulled Pork Shoulder, Country Ham, Honey Baked Ham, Smoked Bacon, Catfish, Frog Legs, Fried Chicken Livers, and all the BBQ and Hot Sauces to go with it; worlds largest selection of sauces all free to taste. Jams, Pickles, Vinegars, Sauces, Desert Toppings, Local Honey, Homemade candy & Fudge, Homemade Fried Pies & Ice Cream, Fresh local farmer Hand Picked Produce featured in all dishes, big all you can eat Buffet & Fresh Salad Bar with homemade Beef-Vegetable Stew and Cast Iron Skillet Cornbread & Bread Pudding. Cast Iron Cooking for many of our items featured. Fresh Hot Biscuits, Cornbread, and desserts. Childrens' menu. Large Beer Selection. _Live Music every weekend by special Nashville Music Artists, No Cover Charge, Bring the Family, food and beverages served during show. Regional Southern cookin’ offering three generations of family recipes on the menu and the daily buffet & Salad Bar, Homemade everyday! The Old General Store has Vintage and Nostalgic merchandise_old fashioned _candies_antiques_homemade fudge_Ice Cream_ Moonshine Museum Attraction, and the_Louvin Brothers _Country Music _Museum. /live music/shopping/lodging/cabins/Sewanee/Winchester/ Cowan/Manchester/South Pittsburg/Tullahoma/AEDC/Nissan/Chattanooga/ Lookout Mountain/McMinville/Murfreesboro/Desserts/Coffee/Full Service_Childrens Menu_Family_Regional_BBQ_Breakfast_Lunch_Dinner

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