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Sweet Georgia's Juke Joint

Sweet Georgia's Juke Joint Details

  • 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: Southern, American
  • 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 & Promotions: 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.Continued
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Diner Reviews
  • "Our first visit to the Juke Joint was absolutely awesome! Everything ... from the staff, food and entertainment."
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "Nice for date night. The food was great! Not kid friendly though!"
    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"
    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."
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "Great Food, Atmosphere and Live Music! It was Independence Day holiday weekend, so the service was a bit slow, but they were really busy!"
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "The best stone ground grits I ever had in my life!!!!"
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "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.""
    Dined on 6/30/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "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."
    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."
    Dined on 6/22/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "The wait time was long, the ambience was very nice, the food was very good, the service was poor, so poor half my party did not ever get served and ended up leaving. Luckily my table got served because we put in our orders when the wait staff finally came to take the drink orders and we noticed the long wait just for that. So we got our food but the other half of the party never did."
    Dined on 8/4/2013
  • "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."
    Dined on 6/16/2014
  • "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."
    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."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "It was my boyfriend first time there, it was a great hit, he loved it, coming back soon!"
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "My friends and I dined here on Sunday, June 8th for my early birthday celebration. The hostess was friendly and professional. Our server started off ok; however it went down hill from there. We were first to be seated and last to be served our food. Once our food order was finally placed we received our food within minutes. The food was excellent. We expressed to the manager our unhappiness with our service and she made sure we were compensated for the less than exceptional service. I will not allow the service to take away from my experience. I plan to return soon. The ambience was exceptional. Great place...Great Food. We'll see about the service next visit."
    Dined on 6/8/2014
  • "Great environment for special occasion dinner or business meeting, especially if you time it right so you experience the entertainment."
    Dined on 6/5/2014
  • "This was my 7th or 8th visit. The band was awesome, the food was delicious (our entire group liked their dishes), and the service was excellent. I recommend this restaurant for date night, ladies night, and groups!"
    Dined on 6/1/2014
  • "Great food, entertainment, ambiance!! Overall I enjoyed the experience!! I will definitely be going back!!!"
    Dined on 5/25/2014
  • "The dinner menu is awesome. I enjoyed the live band. I have told all my friends about the Juke Joint. "
    Dined on 5/25/2014
  • "Hi, my rating today isn't based on resent visit at the restaurant. Last Sunday, wasn't a good experience for me and my guest. I brought family members who came from Virginia. First, there was no valet parking. We had reservation, and the restaurant didn't seem like they were ready for customers. 3rd our waitress, didn't show up until 30min later. 4. We had to wait for our at least 45 min. And even then we had to get another waiter to get her. Like I said, this is not based on other visits. Overall, er enjoyed the music and atmosphere. The manager took off the entertainment gratuity, but we enjoyed the music it was the SERVICE. ..."
    Dined on 5/25/2014
  • "Had a great time, the band was hot and the crowd partied. Great for out of town guests."
    Dined on 5/22/2014
  • "Excellent live music and atmosphere. Price reasonably, the time fly having too much fun. One of Atlanta's Gems."
    Dined on 5/22/2014
  • "My waitress have great recommendations on what to drink and eat."
    Dined on 5/20/2014
  • "I took a party there to celebrate a birthday and it was perfect. The food was awesome as and the music had everyone clapping and dancing. Great spot to hang out with family and friends "
    Dined on 5/15/2014
  • "Tried visiting several times and found it full with long waiting times. Did not know you coukld reserve a table until before last visit. This is great for someone like myself who drives > 35 miles to visit. I will be there more often now."
    Dined on 5/15/2014
  • "Sweet Georgia's is a gem within the city of Atlanta. We stopped for brunch and was very pleased overall. We have heard about the restaurant but had never made the time to visit and I must say that our first visit left an impression on us. We would definitely recommend to anyone who wants to experience great jazz, company and food"
    Dined on 11/3/2013
  • "The ambiance at Sweet Georgia Juke Joint was great! The live band was wonderful. My food choices lacked flavor. The fried chicken was consumed with herbs that hid the seasonings. I added salt to my other food items. I would definitely recommend the restaurant to those looking the have drinks and listen to great music."
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "Took my husband on a Thursday night for his birthday and he absolutely LOVED it! The food was great, the band was AWESOME and our hostess (Kelly) made us feel right at home! We'll be back!!!"
    Dined on 5/8/2014
  • "Southern Starter appetizer-amazing. The okra EXACTLY what we wanted. The tomatoes were crisp, green, yummy. The star was the onion strings. Crispy, light, perfectly seasoned. We shared one of the best catfish and grits dishes we've ever tasted. Large enough for two, fish perfectly cooked, Crisp, not greasy AND extremely flavorful. Jazz band at 7 an bonus. We were treated by our waiter to a small glass of moonshine cherries (exquisite). But, the best part of the meal was our waiter, Terrence. He was completely attentive, knowledgeable about the menu, we felt as though we were his only patrons in the restaurant (which was quite busy). He is a wonderful asset to the restaurant, and the people he serves are lucky to have him as a waiter."
    Dined on 4/29/2014
  • "We were celebrating our 1 year anniversary. It was cozy and romantic. The band was good. Our waitress was terrific. I was too excited to eat. "
    Dined on 5/4/2014
  • "We went early (6pm) for a quick meal. Didn't know it had a live band starting at 7 (which comes with a mandatory $5/cover charge per person). Bottom line, the food was outstanding. The smoked wings appetizer was some of the best this side of Buffalo's famous Anchor Bar. For a main course, the orange glazed salmon was big enough to feed a small army (16-20 oz) and beautifully prepared. The New Orleans Pasta (a.k.a., jambalaya) had more fresh fish and sausage than I could eat - very well prepared with just enough heat to remind me of Bourbon Street on a late August afternoon. The average wine list had plenty of reasonable ($8-10) selections for most tastes."
    Dined on 5/7/2014
  • "Since the weekends are always booked, I make reservation on a Wednesday night. Now I know why it is booked on the weekend. I had a great time and will return during the week."
    Dined on 4/30/2014
  • "The Juke Joint is a great fun place to listen to live music and enjoy some great local food. We always go when in Atlanta."
    Dined on 4/30/2014
  • "The ambiance, food, and service were all great. This a spot that I will visit again!"
    Dined on 4/23/2014
  • "I really enjoyed the Juke Joint the food, drinks, and service was great. I didn't like all the stipulations like no hats, $5 fee to sit in the dining area during performances, and the tightly packed seating. I definitely will go back, and if you do make sure to try the peach moonshine!"
    Dined on 4/14/2014
  • "We went for my husband's birthday on a Thursday night. The appetizer wings were fantastic, but that's where the magic ended...everything else was horrible incl the entertainment. I've never had such salty collard greens in my entire life! There was too much breading on the chicken, the macaroni and cheese was overcooked and tasted like there was a powdery "flour" filler in it. I ordered the crabcake entrée which was served over steamed spinach! Who serves what's supposed to be a crunchy/flaky crab cake over wet spinach?? So my crab cake got soggy. The corn relish they served with it added good flavor, but it too, added juice to a dish that supposed to be dry. I thought, "surely, the peach cobbler for dessert won't let us down!"...WRONG!"
    Dined on 4/17/2014
  • "We found this little gem while staying in Atlanta and were very impressed! The staff is so friendly and the food is absolutely to die for! "
    Dined on 4/17/2014