Sweet Georgia's Juke Joint

Sweet Georgia's Juke Joint

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.sweetgeorgiasjukejoint.com/
  • Phone: 4042305853
  • Hours of Operation:
    Monday thru Thursday: 11am - 12am. Friday 11am -1am Saturday 4pm -1am Sunday: 11am - 12am.
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Southern
  • Executive Chef: Will Jackson
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Private Room, Smoking Area, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Entertainment: Sweet Georgia’s Juke Joint brings Atlanta a new music and entertainment venue seven days a week. The stage, located in the dining room, will feature multiple performers seven days a week at both lunch, dinner and into the late evening. During the lunch hour, students from Georgia’s colleges and universities will have the chance to perform and well-known local artists, bands and headliners will perform in the evenings and on weekends. The music heard in historic juke joints was primarily blues and jazz, yet Sweet Georgia’s Juke Joint will showcase tunes across all genres. Check out our website and facebook page for a full entertainment schedule.
  • Special Events: Sweet Georgia's Juke Joint features multiple private dining options including a private room that seats up to 30 people comfortably. Perfect for any occasion, contact Corey Culbreath or restaurant management at (404)230-5853 to coordinate your next special event.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Ellis
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: The Parking Deck is at 150 Carnegie Way (between Fairlie & Cone). Valet will be available during dinner service for a $10.00 charge. Validated lot parking will be available daily during the restaurant's operating hours.
A word from Sweet Georgia's Juke Joint
Sweet Georgia’s Juke Joint is the culmination of a deep history of music, food, drink and socializing in the South. Located in the former Macy’s building in the heart of downtown Atlanta at the iconic 200 Peachtree address, Sweet Georgia’s Juke Joint brings the city a place to relax while enjoying live entertainment and exceptional cuisine. Historically, juke joints originated in the rural outskirts of many southern towns to give African American communities a place to kick back and unwind after a long week of work. Sweet Georgia’s Juke Joint represents diverse culture, featuring music across all genres and popular hits throughout American history. An imaginative menu makes Sweet Georgia’s Juke Joint a staple in Atlanta’s downtown restaurant scene and the allure of traditional juke joints is showcased in the restaurant’s design. Sweet Georgia’s Juke Joint offers a dining and entertainment experience in downtown Atlanta.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerLate Night Find
Sweet Georgia's Juke Joint reviews from OpenTable diners
100 reviews since May 4, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.2
    Service3.8
  • Ambiance4.4
    Noise LevelEnergetic
96% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
good for groups (59)hot spot (56)special occasion (50)vibrant bar scene (33)romantic (31)late-night find (28)neighborhood gem (27)fit for foodies (23)great for brunch (21)great for lunch (17)kid-friendly (7)scenic view (3)great for outdoor dining (1)Show More
  • KitKat
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    Had to ask waitress multiple times to fill water glasses, ordered drink had to ask for it 3 times and our 3rd party asked for appetizer and never received it. It was a special occasion and spent 168.00 service should have definetly been better. Never expect to have to ask for such things,
    Special Features:
    hot spot, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Extra Charge
    Sheryl
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    Regardless of whether or not you are there to listen to their live music, every person in your party is charged a $5.00 fee plus every person must also order an entree. Ridiculous. I will never go back.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Love this spot
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    I always love the food and live music. Would come more often if the drinks were cheaper and cups bigger. Lol
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • cjxxVIP
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    The food and music were great! The customer service at the high top tables was a little slow.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ole Homeweek
    Comadina24
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    I met a high school buddy in town for a few days.He heard about the Juke Joint and wanted to go. We were very impressed. The service was excellent and the food was great.. I highly recommend this spot.. There were several large groups there when we arrived and I paid close attention to how they were being serviced. Kudos to the staff...
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Food!
    Nice
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    We thoroughly enjoyed our dinner. We had eaten lunch here the day before and decided to return for the live music at dinner. For lunch I had the fried chicken, collards and mashed potatoes and couldn't help feeling like I was in my momma's kitchen eating a home cooked meal. For dinner I had the catfish and it was just as delicious. Great food and atmosphere!
    Special Features:
    special occasion, great for lunch, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Atlanta Tradition....
    AtlantaTradition
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    It is a must that we visit Sweet Georgia's Juke Joint every time we're in Atlanta!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Experience
    Passionatefoodie
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    We went to Sweet Georgia's to celebrate my husband's birthday. I made reservations in advance. We were seated promptly. Our waitress was attentive and efficient. The food was really good. My favorite was the peach cobbler. Lastly, the band was amazing! Overall, a memorable night.
    Special Features:
    hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ladies Weekend
    TheLadiesTrip
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    This past weekend on our Ladies Trip, we visited Sweet Georgia's Juke Joint. The food and customer service was great, because we had sat a long time we felt kind of rushed to leave. We did gather our things, checked out and left.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • She3
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    Ok band who did not really engage the crowd... and it was pretty empty even for a Thursday night. Awesome drinks! Thought $5.00 band fee pp plus having to order an entree was a bit much!
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Awesome
    luvurfood
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    First time visit for my family; We had the time of my life. Awesome place to celebrate a birthday!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Date Night
    bestgirlfriendintheworld
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    I took my boyfriend here for his birthday. The live music is what initially made me choose this as the place for dinner. He is very into music and from the time we came in until the time we left he had a smile on his face. The food was truly southern and the Miss Ceely's Moonshine.... lets just say it only takes one. :) Truly a great date night. Service was great and the place was clean.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great food nice place.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    I will be going back the next time am in town. The chicken, mac n cheese, ribs bbq sauce are too die for. Please if you are in the Atlanta area please find your way to the JUKE JOINT you will love it.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, late-night find, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    Has reservation for 5 PM on Sunday. Seated promptly. Restaurant about half full. Placed near server station. Waited for server as staff seemed confused about who had our table. Wait staff congregated near our table to wait for order terminal or just to chat. Ribs tender but dry. Could not taste the sauce on ribs as the sauce nearly burned. Shrimp and grits bland. Collard greens tasty but lukewarm. French fries thick cut with a tasty spice but lukewarm. Large screen showed a Tina Turner concert.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent Service!!!!
    Hilton76
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    Staff was very respectful and the service was second to none. The mix of food, music, and relaxed ambiance is perfect for a special evening or just to relax and unwind.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, romantic, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    Noise levels extremely loud. From groups celebrating. Waiter was good. But rushed and in a hurry to serve all the people. Need more servers. So the servers are not overwhelm. Need more of a personal touch music was good. Videos were good. During musicians break
    Special Features:
    good for groups, late-night find, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • anniversary dinner
    anniversary
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    Food was excellent and so was service. We had a wonderful time and look forward to returning. We may try the brunch next time.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Southern Staples with Entertainment
    Cpalmer
    Dined on 7/21/2014
    You'll enjoy the things you would expect from a Southern Gem like this. You'll get the skillfully prepared fried green tomatoes, chicken and waffles and other Southern delicacies. All this in a pleasant environment that includes live entertainment!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Georgia on my mind
    finedine
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    I recently visited Sweet Georgia for the first time and it was an awesome experience. Our waiter knew what we needed before we asked. The live music and performers exceeded our expectations. We will be visiting again when we return to Atlanta.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Place!
    Hercules
    Dined on 7/15/2014
    Enjoyed the scene, made a reservation for my girlfriend's birthday. Service was outstanding and I had no complaints. Just wish we could have sat closer to the stage!
    Special Features:
    special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • "Weak" Georgia's Juke Joint!
    DabbaDabbaDooDinner4Two
    Dined on 7/13/2014
    In time for brunch, our waitress seemed to lacked customer service skills; her attitude was like we were interrupting her day. Sloppy slow service, forgetting items ordered, my husband's toast, not toast, but two "wimpy" untoasted" pieces of bread. Her attitude was "whatever" & didn't cheer up nor change until I ordered bread pudding for my husband; as it was his birthday. His dessert FINALLY arrived & a scoop of ice cream added to cheer us up & erase any feelings of lousiness BEFORE we departed restaurant. Food, so so; lukewarm. In closing, restaurant is over rated, over priced, & having to pay $5.00PP for "live entertainment?" Too too... We came a long way to dine at this restaurant & were very disappointed. We give it a "D"
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Delightful!
    LynSpin9
    Dined on 7/9/2014
    In Atlanta for a couple of nights and wanted to find a place with a live band. Concierge suggested Sweet Georgia Brown's and we're so glad he did. The band was great and the food was good. If you like jazz and a good meal, Georgia Brown's is it. Reasonably priced too!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 7/6/2014
    Our first visit to the Juke Joint was absolutely awesome! Everything ... from the staff, food and entertainment.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Sunday Wind down
    wildbill
    Dined on 7/6/2014
    Valet parked, arrived 30 minutes early prior to reservation. First band set begins promptly at 7 pm. We were seated 20 minutes ahead of schedule. Great table off to right side of room. Wait staff very attentive drinks arrive glass of wine and draft beer, followed by appetizer of crab cakes very eye-catching and pleasant tasting. Enjoyed music selections. Food order arrived chicken and waffles was my order and catfish with grits was his order. Quite enjoyable. Second band set begins about 8:15pm.Great music. Overall for couples,friends and family to small work groups . Restaurant is kid friendly for daytime dining, parents may want to consider entertainment mixed with music and drinks a club atmosphere so leave children home
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, romantic, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Sweet Ga. JUKE JOINT
    erickwilliams39
    Dined on 7/6/2014
    Made reservations online. It would be wise to do so, if you want to be seated immediately. The food, service, and entertainment was excellent. keep in mind, $10 valet parking and $5 entertainment fee for the great live music! Artist I saw: Tony Tatum and the Soul Cartel Band! By the way, their moonshine is on point :)
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, late-night find, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Better than expected
    Altz
    Dined on 7/6/2014
    Seafood gumbo was the best I have ever had. The blackened catfish and grits was so tasty. They may or may not have had cornbread. If they do it's not on the menu, but I think I saw over tables with it. The live music, lighting, and decor were phenomenal. If I lived in Atlanta I'd go once a week at least.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, late-night find, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome!
    Brooklyn
    Dined on 7/6/2014
    Nice for date night. The food was great! Not kid friendly though!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Couples Date Night
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 7/3/2014
    Great Food, Atmosphere and Live Music! It was Independence Day holiday weekend, so the service was a bit slow, but they were really busy!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, late-night find, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Award-winning GRITS
    GRITS
    Dined on 7/3/2014
    The best stone ground grits I ever had in my life!!!!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Multitasking: eating & foot tapping
    pseudandryVIP
    Dined on 6/30/2014
    I thoroughly enjoyed my experience here. Definitely needed a reservation. Everything I ate here was fab-u-lous... I had the catfish and grits and couldn't have been happier. Good textures and flavors. Had the crawfish tails as the appetizer; also good. Even went for dessert: bread pudding. Packed, noisy, and fully worth the experience. The live band that night covered a Pat Metheny tune, so even my husband, who normally hates noise with dinner, was happy.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Feeling Rushed
    FastFood
    Dined on 6/30/2014
    Throughout the dining experience, we felt rushed. I still had half my meal left and my folk in hand and the waiter came to the table and said "Can I take that plate?" Five minutes later another waiter asked "Can I box that for you?" It was as if they were saying "Get out of here, we want your table for someone else."
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Spot - Appropriately Named
    techdude221
    Dined on 6/29/2014
    Sweet Georgia's Juke Joint is a lively restaurant with a professional and courteous staff. The band was playing, the place was loud but the music was good. I had the blackened catfish which was perfectly prepared. The food was well prepared and since I watch my carbohydrate intake the waitress had no problem substituting vegetables instead of grits. She was very accommodating and attentive to my needs. Make reservations, the place was busy. I had a 7:30 pm reservation and was seated right away unlike some places where you still have to wait even with a reservation. Overall a great place. I was in Atlanta at a convention and will definitely stop in on my next visit.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great food and entertainment!
    LaDiva
    Dined on 6/29/2014
    Went for Sunday Brunch with my 3 besties and was pleased to find they had live entertainment which was outstanding! Old school Soul/R&B performed at a pleasantly enjoyable level. We could have our conversation and still enjoy the music. This duo was worth the $5 per person ET fee, but I still wish it wasn't mandatory. I also wish our server hadn't been rudely confronted at our table because he served us mimosas 20 minutes early. We ordered different dishes to share and all four of them were absolutely delicious! Unfortunately, we didn't get everything we ordered, and though our server was friendly and professional he was VERY slow and did not follow up even after we asked for him. A hangover perhaps from mimosa-gate. Will go back for 2nds.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice place for Brunch
    Sweet
    Dined on 6/22/2014
    The live music is a great feature! The food was really good, I had the Fried Chicken, Mac and Cheese and Collard Greens. Excellent service.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Disappointed
    Candlelight
    Dined on 6/22/2014
    I had a reservation at 11:00 and had to stand outside for 15 min while my husband called inside twice for someone to open the door. Finally the Manager came and unlocked the door and walked away,my husband and I just looked at each other. We felt he should have opened the door said hello and apologized for having us stand outside for 15 min.Once we entered he walked away and still did not acknowledge us. I had the shrimp and grits which was delicious but they could cut back on the butter.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 1 night stop in downtown atlanta
    EatsOutOnOccasionVIP
    Dined on 6/16/2014
    I wanted something local and the Juke Joint delivered. In a world of national chain restaurants, Sweet Georgia's gave me a fair taste of Georgia for my 1 night stay in Atlanta.
    Special Features:
    late-night find
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great adult atmosphere!
    diningdivafs
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    Good food, good service and great entertainment! Nice atmosphere for a date night or to celebrate an occasion. My only complaint is that the dress code should be enforced! Saw guest dining in cut of shorts and shorts and t-shirts.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Father's Day Visit
    foodgoodbut
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    We visited on Father's Day. I made a reservation but had to wait a while for a table. I am not sure why because there were plenty of open tables when we were seated. The fried chicken was great. We did not expect the entertainment, at this early hour, and it was great. Although, we enjoyed the meal and entertainment the service was very slow. Our waiter seemed new and over his head. We will try again and hopefully the service will be better.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    It was my boyfriend first time there, it was a great hit, he loved it, coming back soon!
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not what I expected
    Wildcatgirl
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    I specifically made reservations on Father's Day at the time I did because William Green Band was performing at noon. At around 12:35, I asked our waiter "were is the performer". He said he would go see what was going on. He came back to say he learned William Green Band was not showing and another band was suppose to be showing in 30 minutes. My complaint with that was they should have announced that their performer was not coming instead of having patrons sitting not knowing anything. Another downfall for me is you must stick to the breakfast (brunch) menu until 3:00. Most places we go to for brunch, you can order off the lunch menu as well. Our dish was tasty. We had the Shrimp & Grits.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.