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 WinnerHot Spot
Sweet Georgia's Juke Joint reviews from OpenTable diners
99 reviews since June 26, 2014
Overall Rating4.1
  • Food4
    Service3.7
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelEnergetic
92% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
hot spot (55)good for groups (52)special occasion (44)vibrant bar scene (31)romantic (30)neighborhood gem (30)late-night find (29)fit for foodies (20)great for brunch (16)great for lunch (15)kid-friendly (6)scenic view (4)great for outdoor dining (2)notable wine list (2)Show More
  • great southern food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    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.
    • Food
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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!
    • Food
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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
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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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    • Service
    • 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.
    • Food
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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
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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.
  • 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
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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.
  • BIRTHDAY
    Wona
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    I took my boyfriend for his BIRTHDAY and it was both our first time coming and we absolutely love it. It was a good vibe good music and great food.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, hot spot, late-night find, romantic, special occasion
    • 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.