Jim Oliver’s Iconic Smoke House Restaurant and Trading Post Lost to Devastating Fire

The fire that destroyed Jim Oliver’s Smoke House Restaurant and Trading Post on April 28 has resulted in a significant loss to the Monteagle community. With a regular line-up of talented performers on weekends, daily breakfast and dinner buffets, as well as the fascinating collection of historic items in the country store, the loss of this important landmark leaves a huge vacancy in the Monteagle and Grundy County business community. 

Jim Oliver’s Smoke House Restaurant and iconic country store were established in 1960, even before the city of Monteagle was incorporated, and its reputation extended well off the mountain in every direction across the country.  

The members of the South Cumberland Chamber of Commerce (SCCoC) extend their sincere sympathy to James Oliver and his family—and the members of their staff—on their tragic loss and are pleased to see that the family is committed to rebuilding the restaurant. The members of the SCCoC stand ready to help in the restoration in any way we can.

Jeff Richmond

On behalf of the South Cumberland Chamber of Commerce

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