Grand Dining Room at the Jekyll Island Club Hotel
Grand Dining Room at the Jekyll Island Club Hotel

Grand Dining Room at the Jekyll Island Club Hotel

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.jekyllclub.com/
  • Phone: 9126355155
  • Hours of Operation:
    Breakfast Monday - Saturday: 7:00am - 11:00am, Sunday: 7:00am - 10:00am; Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:30am - 2:00pm; Dinner nightly: 6:00pm - 10:00pm; Sunday Brunch 10:45am - 2:00pm; Victorian Tea daily: 4:00pm - 5:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Carte Blanche,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Seafood, Continental
  • Executive Chef: Abigail Hutchinson
  • Dress Code: Jacket Preferred
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Full catering menu available for off site.
  • Private Party Facilities: Small meeting rooms available for private parties.
  • Private Party Contact: Lynn Lee 9126352600x1021
  • Entertainment: Pianist for Dinner and Sunday Brunch.

Getting there

  • Parking: Hotel Parking
  • Parking Details: Valet parking available.
A word from Grand Dining Room at the Jekyll Island Club Hotel
Fine Dining, Southern Style, The Grand Dining Room of Jekyll Island Club Hotel offers the food, service and ambience you have come to expect in this graceful and elegant 19th Century setting.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
Grand Dining Room at the Jekyll Island Club Hotel reviews from OpenTable diners
44 reviews since June 23, 2014
Overall Rating4.5
  • Food4.5
    Service4.5
  • Ambiance4.7
    Noise LevelQuiet
90% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (37)romantic (34)great for brunch (13)fit for foodies (12)good for groups (8)great for lunch (7)scenic view (7)notable wine list (7)kid-friendly (7)neighborhood gem (5)late-night find (2)Show More
  • Good, as always
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 10/19/2014
    Coming since almost 20 years now, 3 times each year. We've never been disappointed. This time they had Octoberfest. Enjoyed the Sauerbraten and the Schnitzel. Salmon was good, but didn't fit the Octoberfest theme. Desserts are always excellent. Especially the the cakes and tortes. Can't wait to be back.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • More than special
    FriendFab
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    The staff and dining experience was fabulous - we had a lovely anniversary celebration - Thank you!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Shrimps & Grits
    ShrimpGrits
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    Our dining experience was as awesome as it was on previous occasions. I would highly recommend their award winning Shrimp & Grits.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, kid-friendly, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great place, great!
    michiganba
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    This experience was the best and it saves your reputation. The hotel is a bit too shabby for the price, and this dining saves you.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Sunday brunch is the best!
    Lilida
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    Chef prepared my omelette to my specifications; beef at carving station was melt-in-your-mouth tender.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • wonderful experience
    TigerBoneMD
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    My wife and I had dinner after the Shrimp and Grits Festival as guests of the hotel and had a fantastic dining experience, from the menu to the service to the setting.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great Sunday Bruncch
    mars
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    The food was absoloutely fantastic. My sister and I had a wonderful and memorable brunch
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Not what it used to be
    Lhgt
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    The brunch was ok but nothing special. One member of our party did not eat fish and the options for her were disappointing. Even the carving station was fish. There used to be a dress code. I understand that the world has become more casual; however, there were people in shorts, t-shirts and tennis shoes. Too bad.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Always special
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    We always have our anniversary dinner here when we are on Jekyll. Super Old Fashioned. My wife loves their liver and onions. I had a great filet - rare and just right. Excellent pianist.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Great food. Great service! Will be coming back again.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lovely dinner
    Karen
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    It was a lovely place to celebrate an anniversary.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good not great
    Ramekin
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    The service and food were very good but we were hoping for a true experience and it fell short. The dress code was not enforced and we felt like we were at the Golden Corral prior to being seated. It could have been much better.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Nice dinner
    MrBill
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    Nice anniversary dinner. We were also spending several days at the Jekyll Island Club. Service was very attentive. The only negative was their Jekyll Island Club "champagne". It was bulk process and fairly sweet and for $25 it is not worth it. Spend a few bucks more and get a good California sparkling wine or French Champagne.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Fantastic food and great atmosphere
    BetsyJay
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    We treated ourselves for husband's birthday dinner while vacationing on Jekyll. The restaurant and service were classy, pretty, with great attention to detail. We noticed the arrangement of "stuff" on the table - salt and pepper shakers, sweetener container, small vase of red roses, and kerosene candlelamp - was placed according to the number of diners at each table. Servers were gracious and pleasant. We ordered their famous Shrimp and Grits and were not disappointed. It was served hot and delicious. Portion was just right. The creme brulee for dessert - a hard pick among other goodies such as key lime pie, pecan pie, and a special "turtle" chocolate delight - was smooth and luxurious. We felt pampered, as indeed we were.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Traditional and wonderful
    Lynnybrook
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    The Grand Dining Room was what you would hope for in a grand, historic hotel. The service was perfect as was the food. The menu is traditional in many ways although there were also new appetizers and a daily special from the chef. We loved every bite.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great Overall
    Traveler
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    This is one of the best places I go. I travel all the time and eat 15 Meals per week in restaurants this is one of my favorite places. Always great service and the food is consistent. Highly recommend!!!!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Dinner
    Lobes
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    Have never had a bad meal or experience in the Grand Dining Rm!
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome meal
    Mike
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    The service was great.Every food item ordered was above average and the dinning area was grand and historic.it was our anniversary and could not have been more pleased!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Awesome Service, best dessert
    Savannahlocal
    Dined on 7/21/2014
    My wife and I always enjoy dining at the Grand Dining Room at the Jekyll Island Club. Service is always great and attentive. They have one of the best brunches in coastal Georgia and the Chocolate Jekyll Island Sea Turtle dessert is just plain amazing! Chocolate top and bottom shell, filled with chocolate mousse on a bed of brown sugar sand and blue corn syrup ocean with little sugar candy turtle eggs. Truly a decadent dessert!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Back in Time Dining Experience
    beachgirl
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    This was my first trip to the Jekyll Island Club. The Grand Dining Room is just beautiful and has so much history to it. My daughter and I felt like we were back in time when the elite stayed there. The Ladies and Gentlemen who work in the dining room were all very pleasant and engaging. Their uniforms fit the motif of the era. Our dinner was prepared to our liking and the service was superb. Looking forward to going back in October for my daughter's wedding.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Birthday nonpareil!
    1Charlie3
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    Treated my wife to a fantastic birthday dinner. Everything was special from the food to the service. A great eating experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Anniversary Dinner
    Anniversary
    Dined on 7/16/2014
    Celebrated our 31st wedding anniversary with dinner, great service, food and atmosphere. Second time we've had dinner in the grand dining room, both times really enjoyed ourselves. Would highly recommend for special occasions.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • A night to remember!
    MrsM
    Dined on 7/14/2014
    My husband, son (10) and I dined in the Grand Dining Room. The evening did not disappoint! We had been looking forward to going back for dinner after first going a couple of years ago. The food was fantastic, as was the service. You cannot ask for a more beautiful and elegant spot. Highly recommend the escargot and the seafood risotto. Be sure to save room for dessert. We'll be back!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great dining experience
    Jerry
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    We stayed at the Jekyll Club and dined for dinner during our stay. Beautiful dining room decorated with style and character. We enjoyed a delicious dinner special that was offered including filet and shrimp. Both were excellent. We were treated to a complimentary dessert that was included in the special and chose an AMAZING macadamia nut pie. Overall an excellent experience.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Dinner and dancing: a 3 hour escape
    DanceNite
    Dined on 6/29/2014
    The Jekyll Island Club's Sunday Dinner Dance is the highlight of our the month. The chef always has exciting entrees to experience while the service is top notch, professional, and very friendly. Dancing to the music played by the very talented Jekyll Island Club Quartet is an escape to an elegant time in the past.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Perfect for a celebration
    LisaSolod
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    The Jekyll Island Hotel is a gem and the Grand Dining Room is lovely. Interesting dishes. Very good wine choice. Professional service and a romantic atmosphere. The evening was perfect.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • A Rare 5 Star Treat
    DiningOutwithBobVIP
    Dined on 6/22/2014
    The Grand Dining Room is just that: Grand. A throwback to an era where food, service and ambiance came together for a great dining experience. On top of a wonderful meal and outstanding service (thank you, Jed) in beautiful surroundings, there is a pianist. That's really hard to believe nowadays. We ate there this past Saturday and Sunday and if we were still on Jekyll Island today, we'd eat there again. Thank you to the entire staff who make dining there a real pleasure.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 17 ratings-only reviews submitted since June 23, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.4
    • Food4.4
    • Ambiance4.8
    • Service4.4
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 336 reviews are from the Grand Dining Room at the Jekyll Island Club Hotel reviews archive.
  • Father's Day Brunch
    ZDeb
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    Fabulous brunch with family. The Grand Dining Room is beautiful and the food was gorgeous and delicious!!! There was a discount for our 2 grandsons so that was a nice plus too. There were so many choices something for everyone. No one was disappointed it was a wonderful experience for all of us (7). Would definetely go again and recommend the brunch to anyone!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • grdeat experience
    classic
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    food was awesome but service was the best experience in years. a very special place
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Average Brunch
    Lynn
    Dined on 5/18/2014
    The brunch was like so many. Very good cold items, poor hot items. The brunch come with one glass of Champagne. extra glass is $7. The entire bottle of the Champagne (sparking wine) costs the restaurant less then $7 a bottle. If you in area it is OK for brunch, but not a great brunch.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Special Occasion
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    My wife and I celebrated our 24th anniversary here Saturday night. It was our first time here. We had 8:00 pm reservations, so it was not a full dining room. Therefore, it was a calm atmosphere and we could hear the live piano player across the room. Jed was our server and he made us feel right at home. He was very personable. He explained the menu very clearly and he was very detail oriented. My wife had the marinated chicken and I had the fresh catch. Both were cooked perfectly and delicious. The highlight of the night was the chocolate mousse turtle for dessert! It was delicious, creative and a great presentation! All in all, the night was fantastic! Thanks to everyone who made our night special!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Grand, but comfortable
    SuitelifeVIP
    Dined on 5/16/2014
    Food and service exceeded expectations. Dined here for a lunch, a dinner, and two breakfasts while staying at the Hotel. Dining room extends to a delightful sunroom for breakfasts.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Beautiful setting
    TheHappyWanderer
    Dined on 5/12/2014
    I was recently treated to a Mother's Day dinner in the Grand Dining Room. The setting was beautiful - table linens, candlelight, and a small arrangement of roses on each table. Service was friendly and attentive. Cocktails were well-made. Nice wine list. Salad and entree - attractive presentation, nice proportions, and delicious. The same held true for dessert. A truly pleasant experience.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Sunday Brunch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 5/4/2014
    Foods were very good and plenty of choices. You don't have enough room to taste everything. The cold boiled shrimp were excellent. The only thing I did not care for were the desserts. Chocolate pineapple upside down.....no, strawberry mouse....no, however the key lime and pecan pie were good, but as I said your so full you don't have a lot of room for dessert. Also, they suggested my husband bring a sport coat for brunch, so we schlepped a coat all the way from Maryland and several stops along the way, and people were dressed in shorts and tshirt......wish I had known business casual would be fine.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • very good overall
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/2/2014
    Food was good, service was good, great atmosphere, and very romantic.
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, special occasion, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful food. Took too long.
    Ucantgoback
    Dined on 4/26/2014
    Stayed in the Hotel over 20 years ago. Wanted to go back. Ate in the Dining Room then too. At this time, our meal was wonderful. Best steak in a long time. But it took too long. We were there for a little over 2 hours. Other guest were seated after and left before us. Waiter was very courteous and the dining room was not crowded- maybe 30% full. But after our meal was served, we hardly saw him. If we want to linger over dinner, that is our choice and should be made after the meal is paid for.
    Special Features:
    Romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Dark Dining
    casalisap
    Dined on 4/18/2014
    I understand the building originated in 1886 ( it says it on the plates ), but the dining room and entite hotel in general are SO DARK. I am a person who enjoys natural light or good ambient light. The room has these heavy plantation shutters on and they were all closed giving the room a dark depressing atmosphere. REMOVE THE SHUTTERS THEY ARE NOT NEEDED. The food was just OK and the service was great to start, then after I received my entree we couldn't find the waiter for 25 minutes. I almost walked out and let him find me to pay the bill. I should not have to beg to pay.
    Special Features:
    Kid-Friendly, Good for Groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Jekyll Island
    PatBVIP
    Dined on 4/8/2014
    Our experience was great from start to finish and the food was outstanding. Our waiter was not as attentive as he should have been, i.e. refilling wine glasses, clearing the table, but otherwise it was very good experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Charming Sunday Brunch
    TexasFoodie
    Dined on 4/6/2014
    Good Sunday brunch in a lovely setting at very fair prices. The hotel is an old-fashioned, gracious charmer.
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Kid-Friendly, Romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Dinner in Jekyll Grand Dining Room
    RunnerJim
    Dined on 4/5/2014
    The Grand Dining Room is beautiful and is full of history, even if the details of some of the history are lost. It appears to be treated with considerable respect by the serving staff. My wife and I try to eat there at least once every time we visit Jekyll Island. In comparison with the prices we would pay for anywhere compatible in the UK, it is very good value for money. This is truly a gem. Oh, and the food is really very good.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.