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Jim Oliver's Smoke House Restaurant and Old General Store

850 W Main St, Monteagle, TN 37356-7027
+1 931-924-2091
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Overview
  • Excellent46%
  • Very good27%
  • Average12%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible5%
Travellers talk about
“pulled pork” (57 reviews)
“cornbread” (46 reviews)
Open Now
06:30 - 22:00All hours
CUISINES
American, Barbecue, Vegetarian Friendly
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
Service
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Value
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LOCATION
850 W Main St, Monteagle, TN 37356-7027
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Reviewed 5 June 2016

16 hungry motorcycle riders stopped at Jim Oliver's Smoke House Restaurant for lunch and could not believe their eyes. This place is amazing to see, let alone serving fantastic food. They had a great buffet plus many menu selections as well. Our group took part...More

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hamper1960, Owner at Jim Oliver's Smoke House Restaurant and Old General Store, responded to this reviewResponded 30 June 2016

Thanks so much for all the wonderful comments you elaborated on in your review; we appreciate your comments, and your business. Hope you will be riding our way again and find time to stop in again. THANKS!

Reviewed 4 June 2016

Amazing barbecue in a great casual atmosphere. Suggest you stay for the entertainment on Friday and Saturday night---musicians from Nashville play with no cover charge.

1  Thank Mary P
hamper1960, Owner at Jim Oliver's Smoke House Restaurant and Old General Store, responded to this reviewResponded 30 June 2016

Thanks for your review, and glad you liked the Smoke House style, food, and service. Our music shows are great to catch every weekend, and no cover charged, and family friendly. Enjoy dinner while you see a show.

Reviewed 1 June 2016

This place reminds me a lot of Casey Jones in Jackson, TN. It's a unique little spot to stop that has food and also a huge selection of locally made hot sauces and jams. There is a fun little store in front to keep you...More

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hamper1960, Owner at Jim Oliver's Smoke House Restaurant and Old General Store, responded to this reviewResponded 2 June 2016

Thanks for your review! We love the Casey Jones Old Country Store in Jackson, we stop by there everytime we are in west Tennessee; it is a must see. We appreciate your business.

Reviewed 29 May 2016 via mobile

While staying next door at the Smoke House Lodge and Cabins, I was recommended to visit the restaurant by front desk staff. They are open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner and offer a full menu of country cooking. They also offer a buffet option that...More

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hamper1960, Owner at Jim Oliver's Smoke House Restaurant and Old General Store, responded to this reviewResponded 2 June 2016

Smoked goodies all around, we appreciate your comments and look foward to having a great summer with live music every weekend.

Reviewed 27 May 2016 via mobile

On the plus side the ribs, the soup & salad bar and ice tea were good. On the minus side our menus were sticky & the waitress did not acknowledge our complaint or offer clean menus. The sauce containers were also very sticky requiring many...More

1  Thank Kelly M
hamper1960, Owner at Jim Oliver's Smoke House Restaurant and Old General Store, responded to this reviewResponded 2 June 2016

Thanks for your comments and we appreciate your business. As we are cooking and preparing the meats for smoking, it takes a little time to bring the meat up to temp for seasoning, and as well to cool it off after cooking before going into...More

Reviewed 27 May 2016

This is a huge place with a restaurant, general store, antiques, and a candy store. They also sell smoked meats. They rent log cabins, and lodge rooms and have live music on Fridays and Saturdays. They have been open since 1960 and I think they...More

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hamper1960, Owner at Jim Oliver's Smoke House Restaurant and Old General Store, responded to this reviewResponded 2 June 2016

Sorry you don't like our place, not everyone does. Yes, this a big place and we do have some issues with dust bunnies in places, but overall we are just as clean as anyother business you will go in; we clean continously. We sell alot...More

Reviewed 26 May 2016

The food isn't bad. It's convenient since it's right in the middle of Monteagle, and also accessible if you're just getting of the highway to grab a bite. The general store is actually more fun and interesting than the restaurant itself. Weekends there's live entertainment...More

1  Thank Carolyn C
hamper1960, Owner at Jim Oliver's Smoke House Restaurant and Old General Store, responded to this reviewResponded 2 June 2016

We appreciate your comments and your business. But, according to the majority of other reviews, I'd have to say most customers think we are better than ok. I'll have to admit, some days are better than others, but i can say that we give it...More

Reviewed 22 May 2016

The Smoke house is a quaint general store / restaurant, similar to a Cracker Barrel. Food was home made and very good. Also had friendly and very good service.

1  Thank Pat L
hamper1960, Owner at Jim Oliver's Smoke House Restaurant and Old General Store, responded to this reviewResponded 2 June 2016

Thank you so much, and we appreicate your review and your patronage.

Reviewed 21 May 2016 via mobile

First time there and the service there is amazing!! They were very nice people, and the food was delicious! I'll definitely look forward to going back. Highly recommended!!

1  Thank rcheym
hamper1960, Owner at Jim Oliver's Smoke House Restaurant and Old General Store, responded to this reviewResponded 2 June 2016

Thanks for your time to give us your comments and review and rating! we appreciate your business and your review. Come see us again when driving over Monteagle Mountain.

Reviewed 18 May 2016 via mobile

Place is absolutely adorable and service was good, but we were super disappointed with the quality of food. We have had a lot of bbq from many different places and this definitely ranks at the bottom of the list. We ordered off the menu so...More

1  Thank Bri E
hamper1960, Owner at Jim Oliver's Smoke House Restaurant and Old General Store, responded to this reviewResponded 2 June 2016

So sorry for your experience, always tell us while your are here and we'll make it up then. Most of the time, we do a good job with our food and service, but there are a few times that we just suck; there is no...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
USD 2 - USD 18
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, 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
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Kids, Groups
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
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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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