Sweet Georgia's Juke Joint

Sweet Georgia's Juke Joint

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.sweetgeorgiasjukejoint.com/
  • Phone: (404) 230-5853
  • 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 WinnerHot Spot
  • Diners' Choice WinnerLate Night Find
Sweet Georgia's Juke Joint reviews from OpenTable diners
89 reviews since July 25, 2014
Overall Rating3.9
  • Food3.9
    Service3.6
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelEnergetic
91% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
hot spot (45)good for groups (45)special occasion (37)romantic (25)neighborhood gem (23)vibrant bar scene (23)late-night find (22)fit for foodies (19)great for brunch (13)great for lunch (12)kid-friendly (5)notable wine list (4)scenic view (3)great for outdoor dining (2)Show More
  • Fun
    Rusch5
    Dined on 11/10/2014
    I like Blues and they had a live BLues Band playing. The atmosphere was nice, the food was great, and the service was outstanding. Oh yeah, the bad was good as well.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • I loved the band......
    Semonf
    Dined on 11/10/2014
    I went here with high hopes, but the food was not very good (and quite expensive for what you got) and the service was UNBELIEVABLY slow. I did like the live music though, very much.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good and Bad, mostly BAD
    JLBII
    Dined on 11/9/2014
    Everything was great except our food experience. I love the food at the Juke Joint but this past Sunday the 9th of November, my food order was given to another table then when food did arrive it looked as if it was thrown together and didn't look as presented to the table that received my order in error. My dates food came and looked warmed over and as a result we refused to re-order, only had drinks. The manager didn't even offer to comp one of our meals or discount the drinks in any way! It seemed they just shrugged us off and moved on to the next tables and even OUR guests we invited because we were edifying the food when we asked them to join us. James Bailey II 678-913-5331.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, late-night find, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Awesome!
    Bdaynite
    Dined on 11/9/2014
    The food was great and the band The PR Experience was awesome. My husband n I had a great time. Only drawback was my advance reservation did not make much of a difference in seating. Seems as though I could have gotten a better table if we had just walked up without a reservation. We will be back.
    Special Features:
    hot spot
    • Food
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    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • hotrod22
    Dined on 11/4/2014
    I came to this restaurant for my 25year wedding anniversary, The staff was amazing, The owner greeted me with a smile and respect, Me and wife had the best evening, I strongly recommend this place for a night out for couples and family.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Southern Comfort Food
    drwojoVIP
    Dined on 11/2/2014
    Crawfish Etoufee, fried green tomatoes, fried okra, honey kissed fried chicken, sweet potato pie. Need I say more. All delicious and tasted like they were home cooked. Very convenient location downtown, and super popular with the local crowd. I understand why. Not sure its the best southern food I've had (some competition in New Orleans), but it's darn close. While I liked the music, it was very loud and hard to talk to the people at the table. Service is outstanding. By the way, try the local moonshine drinks like the Shine-Gria. Potent. Tasty. Time to order another.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Over Priced Juke Joint
    FoodFine
    Dined on 10/26/2014
    Nice restaurant..Food was just okay..Not a good place for casual conversation due to the noise (very loud) from the entertainment and the seating. I did not agree with the $5 per person entertainment fee.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Place
    BeeLine
    Dined on 10/26/2014
    I took my mom and aunt there for their B'day and they loooved it and so did I, the food, drinks, music and atmosphere was great.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 1st Visit
    Zendy1
    Dined on 10/26/2014
    This was my 1st time visiting Sweet Georgia's Juke Joint. I really enjoyed the ambiance and our server was Great! The group performing which was Milkshake Mayfield was Outstanding. I will be visiting again.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good outing
    sweetheart
    Dined on 10/26/2014
    Wanted to take my wife out for Anniversary. Great place ,love the live music
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Going down hill fast!
    Qualityseeker
    Dined on 10/26/2014
    It was the fourth visit since relocating to ATL a year ago. The waitress was rushed, the chicken was over cooked and/or reheated and greasy. Service was slow. Repeated requests for cornbread went unanswered, in fact after asking three times the waitress finally commented we don't have any! Do you see anyone else with it? I don't know about you but I expect and enjoy cornbread with my beans and greens.
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • great southern food
    grits
    Dined on 10/16/2014
    The fried chicken is phenomenal, the service is personable, the manager is passionate about satisfaction... and the ambiance - relaxing but upbeat, makes you want to sing. Great food great experience.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very happy with everything
    kallportVIP
    Dined on 10/14/2014
    Had the pleasure of dining at the Juke Joint while in Atlanta with my wife. We we re greeted at the front desk when we came in and we're told very clearly that there would be a 5 dollar fee per person for the live entertainment. We had read this so we understood. The food was fantastic and the moonshine drinks were over the top delicious. Our server Melinda made the evening for us. She was helpful and always willing to make a recommendation to help us decide. We had a great time and will be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Unimpressed
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    Expected a fun environment for Sunday morning brunch, but it wasn't. They should advertise that there is no alcohol served before noon along with their endless mimosas. Service was slow. It took at least 10 minutes before our waitress even stopped at our table and the restaurant was not busy. Food was really salty and unmemorable.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fantastic! !
    Fabolous
    Dined on 10/9/2014
    Visiting from NYC and this spot was right down the block from our Hotel. Great food, atmosphere, drinks & entertainment!!! Loved it!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • One Time Visit
    Dlegacy12
    Dined on 10/9/2014
    Chicken was undercooked. Tables are small. My husband and I sat near a high traffic area near the register in the dining room. I am petite and felt squished. I am happy I crossed this restaurant off my list.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The food is to die for.
    Nickkademus
    Dined on 10/8/2014
    The food was outstanding, but the seating is too cramped. You are literally table to table. Other than the cramped tables, I think this restaurant is more for a party than an intimate dinner.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    The food was fantastic! The entertainment (Milkshake) was fabulous! I'll definitely be back and will spread the word to all my friends.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Birthday Flop
    BdayDivas
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    A group of us attended to celebrate a birthday. The food came out lukewarm at best. Our service was poor, we had to wave our server down several times. It was very disappointing.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Not Impressed!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/1/2014
    The service at this restaurant on a random Wednesday night was TERRIBLE! I can only imagine what the weekends are like. It took 25 minutes just to get a waiter assigned to our table and when we finally did, they didn't even bring out water...we had to ask! And to add fuel to the fire, the food was disgusting. Who puts sugar in fried chicken batter?? I would not recommend this restaurant.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • winding down
    livelovemusic
    Dined on 10/1/2014
    After flying to Atlanta from DC, it was a great treat to spend an evening with a friend at this wonderful place. The music was good and so was the food. I thought it was a little off pudding to have a $5 fee for entertainment.
    Special Features:
    hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Boyfriend's birthday
    MoreFoodPeas
    Dined on 9/29/2014
    It was our group's first time there and it was delightful. The server was funny, the music was entertaining and the food was tasty. We will be back.
    Special Features:
    late-night find, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Awesome birthday dinner!!!
    alstonpowers
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    I currently live in the DC/MD/VA area and Sunday was my 2nd time visiting the restaurant. The food has been amazing each time and the live music takes the restaurant to the next level. It was a little loud initially but you soon become acclimated. The band (The PR Experience) put on a great show. I plan to dine here every time I visit to Atlanta!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • this place could be awesome.....
    foodsnob
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    This place could be awesome, but the service is very slow and the food was lacking so much. We were served coffee three times before it was brought out without a foreign object in it or hot!
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • LuvGoddess
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    we had a great time, service was Great...and entertainment was nice. Food however was very disappointing. Not for good eatting,Great moonshine drinks and Good time though.. my out of town guess enjoyed themselves.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Gold mine
    AtlLove
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    Took my Best friend here for her birthday and she ABSOLUTELY LOVED IT!! I will definitely be back!! :-)
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Soul Cartel - Amazing!!
    LoveStruckVIP
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    Yes, the food was indisputably delicious...but I was there for the live music. And Soul Cartel did not let me down...excellent choice if you want to dance while you munch!!!
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome place
    Shipp2eat
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    It was a wonderful place with the right food and ambiance. The band and décor was so mesmerizing it leaves you feeling great throughout your meal.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • hungryvisitor2
    Dined on 9/8/2014
    Great dining experience. Band was fabulous. Service was excellent. Drinks were perfection. Food was average. But I would definitely go again & try other things on the menu.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Out on the town
    Chucklarry
    Dined on 9/8/2014
    Special place to dine in the heart of the city, right on Peachtree amidst the crowds and dazzle of Atlanta. Juke joint had all the bells and whistle, great live entertainment that's very engaging to the crowd. Very tasty dishes that comes out fresh and hot. I recommend the juke joint chicken with turkey collard greens and bake beans superb. Over all it was a good experience, our server could have been a bit more attentive but it won't deter me from letting m friends know about this gem.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Unique twists on favorite foods
    food4fun
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    The entrees, side dishes and desserts were all tasty and had their own unique flavor. The salmon was peachy, the grits has Parmesan and the mac&cheese-wow- was the best I've had in a long time. The drinks were a good price and the bartender was always willing to try something new. My party wanted live music while we are and this placed delivered some great covers of soul music. The noise wasn't overpowering and the people who come here seemed to be mostly regulars. And if I were a local, if be coming here again and again as well.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Birthday Celebration
    Willie
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    This is my 4th year celebrating my Birthday at Sweet Georgia's Juke Joint. The food was not as good as past years but the band was great! The service was good and my family & friends had a great time. They need more malbec wine selections on the menu but the two they have were great.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, late-night find, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fun atmosphere
    Sistahgeiz
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    I enjoyed the music. Our first waiter was so awesome but he had to leave and then our service was horrible. The manager was such a sweetheart. He did check on us periodically and tried to get someone to help us out but we went long periods without assistance. I had to send my Jambalaya pasta back because it was pushy and very salty. I enjoyed the salmon and mashed potatoes and the salmon crochette (spelling) was a disappointment but the ambiance was awesome.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Some of the best food in Atlanta
    LillieA
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    I can't recommend this place enough. The servers are always great and I've come to believe it's impossible for the kitchen to send out mediocre food. Everything my family has ordered at Sweet Georgia's has been pure perfection.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Seating to close
    Coolplace1
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    You can tell they are trying to pack in a lot of people to see the bands. Your seating in super close to next table. Barely leg room to get through. However food and band were great. Service was ok. She had to many tables spread out.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good Food, Bad Atmosphere
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    The food was good, if not a little bit expensive. For my wife and I the service was so-so. Unfortunately for us, the atmosphere was one that did not seem very welcoming to these who were not local.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • 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
  • Birthday outing
    1980gals
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    The food was tasty. We had the wing appetizers delicious. One of my girlfriends didn't like the mac and cheese, I did! The meal was great. Turkey burger, sweet potato fries and chicken tenders was what we ordered. The atmosphere was pleasant. The wait staff was knowledgeable and efficient.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, kid-friendly
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 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.
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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
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.