Grand Dining Room at the Jekyll Island Club Hotel

4.5
850 Reviews
$31 to $50
Continental
Fine Dining, Southern Style, The Grand Dining Room of Jekyll Island Club Hotel offers the food, service and ambience you have come to expect in this graceful and elegant 19th Century setting.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
What 850 people are saying
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4.5based on all time ratings
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RichardP
Jacksonville
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Thanksgiving meal was delicious and plentiful. The service was excellent and the Grand Dining Room beautiful and relaxing with live piano music. A most enjoyable experience!

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DeborahR
Hawaii
2 reviews
Reviewed on October 26, 2019
Overall5foodserviceambience

Enjoyed the Thursday breakfast buffet with many choices and delicious offerings.

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JacktheGraduate
San Diego
10 reviews
Reviewed on June 26, 2019
Overall4foodserviceambience

Food and service were excellent, the price was just a little over what I was expecting.

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KarenS
Savannah
1 review
Reviewed on June 24, 2019
Overall5foodserviceambience

Great for celebrations. More formal than other restaurants on the island. Excellent food and outstanding service.

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outbound
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Reviewed on June 16, 2019
Overall3foodserviceambience

This use to be such a special place to dine. Last time we were there one man kept his baseball hat on and another wore an pair of baggy shorts. Made the "fine" dining experience a little more like a neighborhood bar experience.

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vipSSICouple
Savannah
59 reviews
Reviewed on June 13, 2019
Overall5foodserviceambience

We went for my birthday celebration. We really enjoyed the experience and would highly recommend the Grand Dining Room.

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Borodoc
Savannah
8 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2018
Overall3food3service5ambience5

I was disappointed with the meal and the extensive pauses in service. Many lapses occurred in the meal including no offer of coffee with dessert and having to ask for it. Dessert was long gone beyond coffee was served. My lamb was ordered medium and it was more towards well. Overall I was expecting more.

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BradP
Denver
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Dining Room is a gem and not to be missed! The Dining Room is a part of a very historic and memorable place on the Georgia coast. We have been going there for over 25 years and it still becomes a special memory of your family.

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Kathy
Tampa
10 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food and service

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
14 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2018
Overall2food3service3ambience3

Unimpressive is the first word that comes to mind to describe our dining experience. Maybe the picturesque grounds & classy historic beauty of the Jekyll Island Club itself led us to believe we were in for an exquisite dinner, but this was far from the case. The dress code stated "jackets preferred", and it was so uncomfortably hot in my cocktail dress that I really felt for the gentleman in the restaurant. The fois gras appetizer was good, I mean it's fois gras which is good on its own. My bouillabaisse broth was tasty, halibut well cooked, shrimp overdone, & clams flavorless. My husband's very small shrimp & grits entree also included overcooked shrimp. Our lemon panna cotta dessert was inedible, which the server graciously removed from our bill. It wasn't a terrible dinner, but it came no where close to meeting our expectations. It was very disappointing as there is such potential for this restaurant but unfortunately we will never return and do not suggest it to others looking for a quality fine dining experience.

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Jacksonriggen
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I went to the grand dining room for dinner one evening on our honeymoon to Jekyll island. It was phenomenal. The pianist, service, and food were all excellent and we would both reccomend it to any others looking for a special dinner.

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vipParker
Charleston
45 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great high end Sunday brunch. Nothing was lacking in the buffet. The service and ambiance was excellent.

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CarlosM
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was phenomenal! Highly recommend for a beautiful dinning experience!

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vipthomasj
London
28 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very special setting with such historical feel
We really enjoyed the evening service all was great

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vipBedford44
Naples
70 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2018
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Our waiter, Kyle, was pleasant, efficient, and provided excellent service. Food was wuite good, and wines were outstanding. The overall resort buildings, I must say, is getting a bit tired and worn.

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JohnC2
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2018
Overall1food1service3ambience3

Very disappointing for your 4 star dining. House salad and Caesar Salads were served at room temperature, both salads were not very appetizing. Halibut was served just warm enough to eat but not at the right temperature. Same with the scallops. Overall both meals were below our expectations and we would not return or recommended to anyone.

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VincentM
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is fresh. Looking forward to my next visit. Staff is very friendly.

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CindyP
Jacksonville
2 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really enjoyed our stay at Jekyll Island Inn. Our Sunday brunch was unparalleled and the service Mary H. Gave us was stellar. I recommend visiting Jekyll Island and stay at the Inn and make sure you indulge at the Grand Dinning Room!

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
12 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall3food3service3ambience4

The setting iS lovely
Our waiter was prompt in taking our order

Unfortunately there seemed to be some problems after our appetizers were served
It took an hour for our entrees to be served. My shrimp appetizer and crab cake were just average
I could have bought both at the grocery store and you couldn’t tell the difference

My husband said his halibut was the worst he’d ever eaten
Dry and tasteless. He asked for it to be cooked all the way through but it was over cooked badly
My guest said the shrimp and grits were good but I think he was just being polite

Nice ambiance, average food, poor service overpriced
Nice place, mediocre food, overpriced

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RonaldS
Savannah
5 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2018
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We always love dining at the Grand Dining Room. The atmosphere can't be beat. The soup came out a little cool this time, but the meal was delicious and the service was excellent!

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Disappointed
Savannah
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2018
Overall3food2service5ambience5

There were four in our party and all of us were disappointed in the quality of our main course that evening. One of us had eaten there several times before and had highly recommended that we go there. The ambiance and the service were wonderful--we still had a good time being together and celebrating the special occasion.

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DeborahR
Hawaii
3 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful brunch offered. Omelette station, salads, carving station with fruit, cheese and dessert plus offerings from the sea were all included. The setting is lovely and the service was exceptional!

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LKF12
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2018
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Dined here with our three children aged 11,8 and 6. Was a wonderful and delicious meal. Fantastic service and diverse menu. Loved the live piano music. He played both classical and current hits- kids had fun making requests. Would highly recommend for a nice dinner out.

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JacqueP
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, amazing service. If you’re on the island and want an amazing night out, come here!

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
57 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brought a friend from PA here for brunch and it could not have been more delightful. Ambiance was wonderful. Food was plentiful, delicious, and a great value. Service, including a table visit from the lovely manager, was 5 Star all the was. PLUS the piano player was a very nice touch.

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ShannonC
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was our 10 year anniversary, and even though it was just coincidence it was so sweet that the piano player played our wedding song. Food was delicious will definitely return.

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BethanyJ
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2018
Overall5food5service4ambience4

We very much enjoyed our anniversary dinner. My only qualm would be that the whole dining room was open when we arrived, and yet, all other customers that came in to dine, were sat directly adjacent to our table. I understand servers have different sections, but I am not sure why the sections were on the same side of the dining room with only two servers. Only slightly disrupted our quiet romantic dinner. But overall, the food was fantastic and the servers/manager assisted one another to accommodate every aspect of the meal. We will definitely return.

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PeterT
Savannah
7 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great meal to celebrate our engagement. The food and staff were stellar. A drink at the bar on the way in was a grand way to start off an impeccable dinner.

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vipDean
Orlando
60 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Jennifer was superb as our server. Exceptional service and food.

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Cindy
Charleston
4 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing view and food

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vipFabulous
Atlanta
7 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2018
Overall2food2service2ambience2

We chose this restaurant because of the ratings. Did not live up to standards. I expected a much higher quality of service and food in a supposedly 5 star resort restaurant. The service was horrible.. we were seated and it took almost 30 minutes for anyone to acknowledge we were there. A bus boy brought us water and we waited for almost another 20 minutes for our waiter to greet us. The waiter seemed to struggle with everything while the rest of the staff stood around. Though attire required was “dressy”. No jeans, etc. The “strict” dress code was obviously ignored as we saw people in flip flops and jeans. We chose this restaurant for our” anniversary dinner out” expecting a much more elegant, cozier, more romantic atmosphere( based on the reviews and magazine write ups). The food choices are very limited and the food not that great. We were very disappointed

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StephanieT
Savannah
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Renee was our server, she was great. The food was amazing as well.

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LucyL
Savannah
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2018
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food and deserts! The ambience can't be beat, however, we were plagued with flies and the air conditioning was minimal.... so that could have been improved.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding service and food

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on July 1, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a fabulous 25th anniversary dinner at the Jekyll Island Club Dining room. It was fabulous. We have never felt so taken care of and they all really worked hard to make our anniversary special for us.

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vipNanc
Pittsburgh
4 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2018
Overall5food5service3ambience4

Beautiful setting! Good food!

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OpenTable Diner
Nashville
3 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2018
Overall5food4service4ambience5

We had a wonderful dinner at the Grand Dining room...the shrimp and grits were amazing!!

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CovidDate
Salt Lake City
6 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love the breakfast buffet, worth it!

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Wpne
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2018
Overall3food2service2ambience5

The hotel and dining room are lovely. The dining room is formal, large and beautiful. The server was informative and friendly but the service was very slow. They had a computer outage, but did not seem to counter the problem. The food, except for the dessert, was not as good as I expect from a AAA 4 diamond restaurant. Salads, soup, and main course were well below expectations.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 24, 2018
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Anniversary

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Grand Dining Room at the Jekyll Island Club Hotel is rated 4.5 stars by 850 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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