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Sweet Georgia's Juke Joint - Jekyll Island, Jekyll Island, GA

Sweet Georgia's Juke Joint - Jekyll Island

2.8
2.8
23 Reviews
$30 and under
Southern

Join us on Jekyll Island for Authentic Southern Cuisine. Listen to music from our Juke Box, playing the oldies but goodies, or join in on Karoke, upcoming live entertainment to come. We're saving you a seat, to sit back and relax and indulge in the perfect bite on the beach. Raise a chilled glass and dig into a menu full of southern-inspired favorites, our Moonshine inspired cocktails, or even a Frozen drink to chill with on the beach, in the dining room or bar - or even better yet - from our covered patio or takeout.

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Southern, Soul food

  • Hours of operation

    Tue–Thu, Sun 11:00 am–8:00 pm
    Fri, Sat 11:00 am–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (912) 635-9931

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Resort Casual

  • Neighborhood

    Jekyll Island

  • Parking details

    None

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Menu

Main

  • Cajun Crab Dip$12.00

    • Bacon Wrapped Shrimp$10.00

      brown-sugar cured applewood smoked bacon, shrimp

      • Catfish Fingers$12.00

        southern catfish, spicy pickle chips, honey mustard

        • Juke Joint Wings$12.00

          signature juke joint seasoning blend, fried or slow smoked

          • Classic Caesar Salad$9.00

            romaine, caesar dressing, aged parm, cracked pepper toast points

            • Juke Joint Fried Chicken Salad$16.00

              fried chicken bites, greens, grape tomatoes, shredded cheese, egg, purple onions and croutons

              • Juke Cheeseburger$12.00

                1 /2 lb. of fresh ground beef, choice of cheese, lettuce, tomato, onion with steak fries

                • BBQ Pork Sandwich$13.00

                  slowly smoked pork (butt, shoulder and belly), signature bbq sauce; with steak fries and coleslaw

                  • Juke Joint Fried Chicken$19.00

                    house specialty; signature juke joint seasoning blend, southern mac & cheese, braised collard greens

                    • St. Louis Ribs

                      house-smoked and grilled with our signature barbecue sauce glaze and steak fries

                      • Whole Rack$25.00
                      • Half Rack$20.00
                    • Shrimp & Grits$21.00

                      signature tomato cream sauce, pepper, vidalia onion

                      Sides

                      • Coleslaw$5.00

                        • Collard Greens$5.00

                          • Mac 'N' Cheese$5.00

                            • Steak Fries$5.00

                              • Parmesan Grits$5.00

                                Last updated: February 1, 2022

                                What 23 people are saying

                                Overall ratings and reviews

                                Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

                                2.8
                                2.8 based on recent ratings
                                • 3Food
                                • 3.2Service
                                • 3.2Ambience
                                • 2.8Value

                                NoiseModerate

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                                • Jekyll Island / St. Simons Island

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                                1. MA

                                  MarkA

                                  Western NC

                                  1 review

                                  vip
                                  1.0

                                  1 review

                                  Dined on May 7, 2022

                                  overall1food1service1ambience1

                                  We had made a reservation, when we arrived at the restaurant it was closed! We had no contact from them. Terrible way to do business.

                                2. OT

                                  OpenTable Diner

                                  Sacramento

                                  1 review

                                  1.0

                                  1 review

                                  Dined on May 7, 2022

                                  overall1food1service1ambience1

                                  The restaurant was essentially closed. They said that they would make us food but there was no staff.

                                3. GW

                                  GregW

                                  Atlanta

                                  2 reviews

                                  1.0

                                  2 reviews

                                  Dined on May 1, 2022

                                  overall1food1service1ambience1

                                  Showed up for my reservation and its was closed. Called earlier in the day to add additional people to the reservation and was told it wasn't a problem. Never informed they weren't going to open that night.

                                4. OT

                                  OpenTable Diner

                                  Jacksonville

                                  1 review

                                  2.0

                                  1 review

                                  Dined on April 29, 2022

                                  overall2food2service2ambience4

                                  Fried wings were raw in the middle. There was just one server when we arrived and she was bar tending in addition to serving and hosting! She was literally having to run. It was a Friday evening and the drink/food menu was severely curtailed. The entire island seems to be a good food desert.

                                5. OT

                                  OpenTable Diner

                                  Detroit

                                  1 review

                                  vip
                                  1.0

                                  1 review

                                  Dined on April 25, 2022

                                  overall1food1service1ambience1

                                  This place was closed!

                                6. FL

                                  FrankL

                                  Atlanta

                                  3 reviews

                                  4.0

                                  3 reviews

                                  Dined on April 16, 2022

                                  overall4food3service5ambience5

                                  Manager is amazing, deserves double raise! Staff kind of lack luster and checked out. Terrific location and amazing music playing.

                                7. L

                                  Lola

                                  Atlanta

                                  31 reviews

                                  3.0

                                  31 reviews

                                  Dined on April 5, 2022

                                  overall3food3service3ambience3

                                  Let me begin by saying the location of the restaurant on the island is perfect! The restaurant is decorated nicely and the music reminds you of the main location.in Atlanta. There was six people in our party. It was very chaotic upon entry. . It as if the restaurant was closing although we made a reservation. I approached a server who was no responsive. I then approached another woman who said she was the newly hired manager. She asked us to wait in an area until they sorted out some kinks. We we’re finally sat at an outdoor table about ten minutes later. I wanted the macaroni and cheese and waffles. Both of which were sold out. I settled on a salad. It was good. As a night cap, I wanted to taste the Peach cobbler. I was told it had been lit up and cooks did not want to unpack. Ok! The rest of the parties food was mediocre nothing to truly brag about. The ere were a number of missteps that occurred which I Sweet Georgia’s work out if the goals is to be a main stay on the island.

                                8. MM

                                  MelissaM

                                  Charleston

                                  1 review

                                  3.0

                                  1 review

                                  Dined on April 2, 2022

                                  overall3food3service2ambience3

                                  When we stated that we had a reservation through Open Table, the manager stated that they were moving away from this service but would take us anyway. The food was okay. They were understaffed and the manager had to wait on us. The menu clearly stated that gratuities would be added on large parties, but one was added to our party of three. We will not be returning any time soon.

                                9. T

                                  Tazball

                                  Charleston

                                  13 reviews

                                  3.0

                                  13 reviews

                                  Dined on March 11, 2022

                                  overall3food4service4ambience2

                                  Food and service were good. Noise level was disruptive to having an enjoyable time. Will not be going back.

                                10. M

                                  Mss7

                                  New England

                                  15 reviews

                                  4.0

                                  15 reviews

                                  Dined on March 4, 2022

                                  overall4food4service4ambience4

                                  Casual dining with regional food.

                                11. d

                                  davec

                                  Atlantic City

                                  82 reviews

                                  vip
                                  4.0

                                  82 reviews

                                  Dined on February 20, 2022

                                  overall4food4service5ambience3

                                  We both had the pulled pork sandwich. Fast service and the food was very good.

                                12. OT

                                  OpenTable Diner

                                  Nashville

                                  4 reviews

                                  1.0

                                  4 reviews

                                  Dined on January 1, 2022

                                  overall1food1service1ambience1

                                  Absolutely the worst experience ever. Walked in for reservation and they said they were closed at 07:45pm on New Year’s Eve!!! They should not even be an option on open table to reserve. Spoke to manager who told me he was part owner and was also extremely rude.

                                13. RR

                                  RRBR

                                  Raleigh

                                  13 reviews

                                  2.0

                                  13 reviews

                                  Dined on December 31, 2021

                                  overall2food2service2ambience3

                                  Menu is limited. All ordering and paying is online. Staff was super nice and friendly but food was just okay.

                                14. j

                                  joses

                                  Miami

                                  1 review

                                  1.0

                                  1 review

                                  Dined on December 19, 2021

                                  overall1food1service1ambience1

                                  Got there there around 6:55 pm and the waitress/hostess told us that they were closed. When I said that I had reservations for 7:00 she challenged me to show it as if I was making it up because “ We are not taking reservations” when I showed it to her she said fine you can take a seat but “We will get to you when we get to you” because “ there is only two of us” Obviously we decided to leave. It was Saturday at 7pm on a busy Jekyll Island Christmas fireworks night and all other Restaurants in town were super busy.

                                15. RH

                                  RebeccaH

                                  Baltimore

                                  4 reviews

                                  vip
                                  1.0

                                  4 reviews

                                  Dined on November 25, 2021

                                  overall1food1service1ambience1

                                  The restaurant was closed when we arrived on time for our reservation.

                                16. OT

                                  OpenTable Diner

                                  Atlanta

                                  1 review

                                  1.0

                                  1 review

                                  Dined on November 23, 2021

                                  overall1food1service1ambience1

                                  Showed up for our 6:30 reservation and were told they closed at six. They checked and they did have our reservation on file that had just not bothered to call and tell us they would not be open. We ended up down the street at Beach Club. It was amazing!!

                                17. M

                                  Midtownfoodie

                                  Washington DC

                                  17 reviews

                                  vip
                                  5.0

                                  17 reviews

                                  Dined on November 14, 2021

                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                  Really delicious shrimp, salads, drinks, desserts, and service. Large portions too. Our wait staff, Mary, was a gem. Right next door to the Westin, over looking the beach and ocean.

                                18. OT

                                  OpenTable Diner

                                  Savannah

                                  1 review

                                  1.0

                                  1 review

                                  Dined on October 31, 2021

                                  overall1food1service1ambience1

                                  Restaurant wasn’t even open let me make reservations and drive all the way to Jekyll to a pitch black and closed establishment

                                19. OT

                                  OpenTable Diner

                                  Naples

                                  1 review

                                  2.0

                                  1 review

                                  Dined on October 16, 2021

                                  overall2food3service2ambience1

                                  Service ver slow and food mediocre.

                                20. OT

                                  OpenTable Diner

                                  Cincinnati

                                  1 review

                                  1.0

                                  1 review

                                  Dined on October 4, 2021

                                  overall1food1service1ambience1

                                  We made a reservation on open table and fii ok und the place closed. Their rating would be higher if the business was open and we could of tasted the food or experienced anything accept darkness. By this time, we were unable to get in anywhere else since we planned on being here.

                                21. OT

                                  OpenTable Diner

                                  Jacksonville

                                  1 review

                                  1.0

                                  1 review

                                  Dined on October 2, 2021

                                  overall1food1service2ambience4

                                  Food was not good. Great music but food was unsatisfactory but they comped our food.

                                22. OT

                                  OpenTable Diner

                                  Columbus

                                  1 review

                                  2.0

                                  1 review

                                  Dined on September 5, 2021

                                  overall2food4service1ambience2

                                  They didn’t honor our reservation at all. When we walked in it was a first come first serve sit wherever you like. There wasn’t even a hostess. We had reserved an outside table but they were all full. We had to wait for someone to clean off a table inside. Also, about 8 tables were closed because water was dripping from the ceiling. We didn’t realize when we made reservations that this place has a strange business model. You scan a QR code on your phone and order virtually. I put in our drink and appetizer orders. After nearly 20 minutes my boyfriend went to the bar to check and make sure our order went though. The bartender was terribly rude and basically told him “We are busy, we will get to it when we get to it.” At that point, if I hadn’t already entered my credit card information we would have walked out. Finally our beers and food came out. All utensils were plastic. The food was good, but nothing special. We left after we finished the appetizers and beers. I had really had high hopes for this location when I saw that a restaurant had opened in this space after the previous one closed. We won’t be back.

                                23. OT

                                  OpenTable Diner

                                  Western NC

                                  4 reviews

                                  1.0

                                  4 reviews

                                  Dined on August 10, 2021

                                  overall1food1service1ambience1

                                  Open table and this restaurant accepted our reservation for two. When we got there the restaurant was closed and has been for sometime and is closed indefinitely according to the sign on the door. Why that wasn’t reported so the reservations could be turned off is ridiculous. After reading all the good reviews we were looking forward to a great experience… oh well. Because all the other restaurants and beach village were booked up through 9 PM, we just got sandwiches at the grocery store. Disappointing experience from this restaurant.

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                                Sweet Georgia's Juke Joint - Jekyll Island is rated 2.8 stars by 23 OpenTable diners.

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                                Google Map for Sweet Georgia's Juke Joint - Jekyll Island

                                41 Main St Jekyll Island, GA 31527

                                Additional information

                                • Neighborhood

                                  Jekyll Island

                                • Hours of operation

                                  Tue–Thu, Sun 11:00 am–8:00 pm
                                  Fri, Sat 11:00 am–9:00 pm

                                • Cuisines

                                  Southern, Soul food

                                • Dining style

                                  Casual Dining

                                • Dress code

                                  Resort Casual

                                • Parking details

                                  None

                                • Payment options

                                  AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

                                • Additional

                                  Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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