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Sweet Georgia's Juke Joint

Sweet Georgia's Juke Joint Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.sweetgeorgiasjukejoint.com
  • Email: SweetGeorgiasJukeJoint@aol.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
  • "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
  • "I took my parents for the first time to celebrate my mom's birthday. We had a GREAT time! The drinks were on point and the band was jammin! Definitely will be going back for the 6th time!!!!!!"
    Dined on 4/13/2014
  • "Sweet Georgia's was close to my hotel with a southern flair we wanted. A live band was playing fairly early (7:30) which made conversation difficult but they were good so an ok trade-off. The apps took forever and were cold, catfish was WAY over cooked but the fried chicken & étouffée were very good. Sweet waitress (thanks Jessica). Not bad but nothing spectacular."
    Dined on 4/15/2014
  • "Good southern cooking with excellent wait and service staff. "
    Dined on 4/14/2014
  • "Will never frequent location again. Customer service, unacceptable. Why would a facility charge 5$, per person..for ambience/live music? Although there was no band playing but an old concert of Whitney Houston. . Worst dining experience!"
    Dined on 4/13/2014
  • "This is a good place to go if you have company! Like the name states, Juke Joint!!! Live bands every night along with old concert / video clips during the intermissions (Motown, Earth, Wind & Fire, etc ). Good food, that's not too pricey. Please note - there is a $5 charge for the band that's added to your bill....we haven't seen a band that wasn't good....and please take your parking ticket to get it validated. If you plan to go on weekends please plan way ahead and try to make a reservation.....we went one weekend night and had to wait for 2 hours for a table - it's THAT good on weekends. Last thing, the music is mainly old soul / r&b, so if this is your music, and you enjoy live bands - you'll be hard pressed to find anything better!!"
    Dined on 4/13/2014
  • "I have heard alot of great things about this place and the establishment as a whole and the music was the best!!! However the food was so, so- for dinner... I got the fried chicken and my food was cold but they aim to please in the kitchen and they fixed everything but I thought it could have been better considering it was southern cuisine. The appetizers were great (fried green tomatoes, okra & onions/ crawfish stew w/bread) and the drinks were good (peach moonshine). I would suggest this place if you want to step out for drinks, appetizers and dessert- the music was awesome!!!"
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "My husband and I visited during lunch, do we didn't get to see the entertainment. However, the service was excellent and so was the food. I would recommend this restaurant as it was recommended to me. I will come back during the evening to enjoy the entertainment. A great place for a date."
    Dined on 4/9/2014
  • "Had 7 people including myself for a dinner on a Tuesday evening during an Industry Event. We sat right next to the stage. The trio was great and although loud, we could still talk. Food was quite good, though I heard somke commenets the crawfish Etouffee was too soupy. Jambalaya pasta was tasety and the portions quite filling. Save room for desert. Delicious pecan pie and my guests really liked the triple choclate cake.. Nice evening."
    Dined on 4/8/2014
  • "I used to work in the vicinity of The Juke Joint, so having heard it was a fun place I have suggested it numerous occasions. Sad to say, if I had visited before hand I probably would have recommended elsewhere. The ambiance is great, the music was great (although they include an entertainment fee wothout making it known to the customer), the food and the service, not so much. I saw my server all of 3 times in a 3 hour time span, even made trips to the bar for my own drinks. The food, not really worth mention. My expectations were WAY TOO HIGH."
    Dined on 4/6/2014
  • "My husband and I walked in and were greeted by the hostess. I gave her my name for our 5:45 reservation, we were about 15 minutes early. The place was overall pretty empty, but she said she was going to see if our table was ready and would be right back. She came back and we followed her to our table. We were seated and told our server would be right with us. We sat and sat and sat. Watched other tables being waited on, servers doing nothing in the back. Still no service. Finally, after 15 minutes, someone came to our table, with no apology and asked what she could get us. We said we had sat too long and would be going somewhere else. She didn't hesitate to pick up our menus and send us on our way. It was like she was glad to see us go."
    Dined on 4/6/2014
  • "It was my first experience at the Juke Joint. I had a great time. The band...PR Experience was awesome and full of energy.the The food was great as well."
    Dined on 4/6/2014
  • "What can I say but the food was AWESOME! We had reservations for 445 and was seated right away. Our was boring and dead though because it was before 7pm. And band hadn't negan so oh well....we still enjoyed it and will be back"
    Dined on 4/6/2014
  • "Being fairly new to Atlanta and from Chicago, I was very impressed with the atmosphere, the entertainment, the food and the hospitality. It gave me a sense of HOME. Celebrated my birthday one week and went back the very next week and had just as much fun as the week before. LOVEDDDDD IT...................... Would definitely recommend."
    Dined on 4/3/2014
  • "I enjoyed the experience but I think there should be a cutoff time for children"
    Dined on 3/23/2014
  • "I was so disappointed in the food after hearing that it was a wonderful place to go to. I would try again, maybe for dinner, everybody has an off day. Perhaps it was just my particular meal, but it was bland, tasteless. My dinner guest seemed to enjoy her meal; but, she has eaten all over the world and she takes everything in stride. Kudos, the staff was very attentive and pleasant."
    Dined on 4/1/2014
  • "very poor service. we had to get up to get our own silverware. we had to ask for water. and the waitress never checked on us until it was time to get the check"
    Dined on 3/30/2014
  • "Came to Georgia Browns with my family from Chicago, a place with good food galore, in an attempt to show them that Atlanta has great food also. So we chose this place for Sunday brunch. This place unfortunately, was not the crowd pleaser I'd hoped for. My cousin and I ordered chicken and waffles, both of our waffles were undercooked and we asked for them to be well done. The waitress replaced them w/ new undercooked waffles and said that's how they make them here. Not acceptable... My mother and my cousin's fiancé were served cold food and cold coffee. The waitress must've been offended by our displeasure and disappeared. The bus boy assisted us with further service for coffee and tea that was actually hot. Won't be back."
    Dined on 3/23/2014
  • "This was one of the greatest finds that I know. Everyone needs to try this place. It is awesome"
    Dined on 3/27/2014
  • "We had a blast. Definitely a great place and atmosphere."
    Dined on 3/23/2014
  • "Live music and southern cooking. Food could be hotter when it arrived. Drinks were fun."
    Dined on 3/26/2014
  • "The Juke Joint captures all in one location for a couple or group. I was able to enjoy an sporting event on the television as well as the live band from where I was sitting. The food is absolutely delicious and they have a theme for their drinks. Great customer service andamambiance. I really enjoyed myself and will return to this establishment."
    Dined on 3/23/2014
  • "My friends and I went to SGJJ to celebrate a birthday. We had the time of our lives! The music was AWESOME. DMac and Friends really rocked the house! The service, food and atmospere were all exceptional! This is a great spot for couples or small groups. I recommend making a reservation, we did and were seated promptly."
    Dined on 3/23/2014
  • "Had the Shrimp and Grits, loved the band, great service, cold beer. Bottom line is my group had an outstanding time!"
    Dined on 3/18/2014
  • "I planned a birthday dinner for a friend here. It was very dead because it was a Monday; it was also frigidly cold out. I had a party of about 12; I didn't like the fact that they asked to charge my credit card a $200 non-refundable deposit in order to make a reservation for a large party. I ended up making 2 reservations for smaller groups & asked to put the tables together. Luckily they were accommodating; I think it was because it was a Monday & they knew it would be dead. The band was pretty good but since it was so dead they ended up packing up relatively early. The food was ok but they were trying too hard to make Southern fare fancier than what it should be. I would go again because I love live bands."
    Dined on 1/6/2014
  • "The brunch was great. The food was wonderful. The service was very attentive. The music was very relaxing."
    Dined on 3/16/2014
  • "Food was decent but not great ... Fried chicken was lukewarm. Service was good. Nothing special about the ambience - quite basic. Band was decent if you like "low energy blues" music - good while you eat. Went during the week - would probably be much livelier and noisy during weekend. Tables are positioned so that many patrons have their backs to the band - should turn the tables!"
    Dined on 3/3/2014
  • "Great staff, fun atmosphere and good food . What more could you want? I have already recommended this place and just had dinner 2 evenings ago!"
    Dined on 3/3/2014
  • "I chose this restaurant for a birthday celebration after visiting on Valentine's Day. I thorougly enjoyed the food and the atmosphere. The drinks were very good. I personally recommend the moonshine, as it is their best seller. When I arrived with my party of 7 to the restaurant we waited for 20-25 mintues to be seated even though we had a reservation. It appeared they were running behind on seating the prior reservations. Once we were seated we were greeted by our server and she recommended drinks and appetizers. She was friendly and knowledgeable about the menu and many of my guest took her suggestions. It took some time for our meals and drinks to come out but once they did the food and drink were excellent."
    Dined on 2/27/2014
  • "Waitress was very attentive to was party of six, she made the occasion very special and pleasant."
    Dined on 2/23/2014
  • "I brought my boyfriend here for his birthday and he absolutely loved it! The food was great, the music was amazing and the ambiance was perfect !"
    Dined on 2/23/2014
  • "Since this was me and my fiance first time at this resturant that was referred from a friend. We did not ge that awee experience. We never got our basket of cornbread like other tables, from my understanding that was a part of the table presentation. I wanted fried green tomatoes with my meal which was fried chicken and mac and cheese. The waiter came back and said their was no flour for the fried green tomatoes. My fried chicken was over cooked. No deserts and I just felt sufficated by the lack of room we had to dine in. One time was good enough for me and it was good but not a place I just have to go to or take friends. The band was superb though."
    Dined on 2/16/2014
  • "WOW -- great service, great food & drinks, and great music. Going again next week."
    Dined on 2/16/2014
  • "We attended this establishment for Valentines Day 2014 after many friends suggestions. The food was like leftovers to be honest. It was not hot and the collards were mushy. The only saving grace was the musician who performed. I would return just to listen to him!"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "The first and last time I ate here was last year around this time and had a very good time. My review was based on my visit last year in February."
    Dined on 2/13/2014
  • "I took my husband for his birthday and everything was wonderful."
    Dined on 2/9/2014
  • "Great place to take out of town guests to get a taste of Georgia. The live music just adds to the ambiance. Although eons above a real juke joint, and their moonshine comes from a manufactured bottle, you get a good hit of the new and old south with awesome fried chicken and country sides and a variety of other delights. A $5 fee per person is added to your check for the live music but it's well worth it. Great R&B and old school cover bands and people dancing by the stage make it fun. Service has been consistently good and drinks are always on point, too!"
    Dined on 7/25/2013
  • "All excellent! Fun venue to go that has music every night. Owner (Terry) is engaged and approachable."
    Dined on 2/5/2014
  • "The atmosphere is extremely nice & the live entertainment is always A++. I have visited several times & each time I have tried different items. This time I had the 1/2 rack of ribs that was not good . Taste like they were cooked in the oven & topped with a ton bbq sauce. My husband had the half chicken which was excellent. The only thing I don't like is that they add a $5 entertainment fee per person plus 18% gratuity. For the quality of entertainment I agree with the fee however I don't agree to add 18% gratuity to a party of 4. I personally feel that hurts the server for getting a good tip. I tip based on the service but when you automatically add it I don't tip over."
    Dined on 1/30/2014