The Wharf

4.1
169 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
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  • Scenic View
  • Waterfront
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
Welcome to The Wharf!

We feature open-air dining, live music, and an approachable bar menu focused on Golden Isles seafood and locally-inspired dishes.

The menu is fresh, local, simple fare with a focus on great appetizers, sandwiches and burgers, signature seafood entrees, and great side dishes. The bar features specialty drinks, draft beers, and wine. Witness the legendary riverfront sunset from our unmatched location on the pier.

Disclaimer*- All reservation are made for indoor seating. You may request outdoor seating through Opentable and, if available, we will be happy to acquiesce. The deck is first come, first serve for seating due to unpredictable weather patterns on the island.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
American
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Hours of operation
Daily:
Lunch: 11:30am - 3:30pm
Dinner: 5:00pm - 9:30pm

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Phone number
(912) 635-3612
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Late Night, Outdoor dining, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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3.0Dined 3 days ago

Food was not as good as it was in the past, was small/small portions with higher prices.

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4.0Dined 3 days ago

A wonderful experience even for those of us who live in the Golden Isles. We visit often.

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5.0Dined 3 days ago

This was the perfect place to relax, enjoy the scenery, and est delicious seafood!

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5.0Dined 7 days ago

Some of the best seafood I've had. Crab cakes were excellent and scallops where fresh and perfectly prepared.

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5.0Dined 7 days ago

First time and everything was great. Will be back

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3.0Dined on July 14, 2018

We stopped by for a light meal after the dolphin tour. It was a good meal

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5.0Dined on July 13, 2018

Ayla was a kind and patient server, and she accommodated our every need!

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3.0Dined on July 12, 2018

You could not find a better location with a magnificent sunset view and outdoor dinin especially if you travel with your dog HOWEVER the food very basic, less than average quality and small servings you are paying for the locatiion ..
My friend had quality crab cakes. I had fish and chips where the portion wiukd be adequate for a childs plate serving.

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5.0Dined on July 11, 2018

The service was absolutely amazing! And the view was to die for. There were dolphins swimming by and the sunset was incredible. Best retaurant on the island!

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5.0Dined on July 11, 2018

We had a great time dining at the Wharf. My daughter wanted to eat on the water and she got exactly what she wanted. We could see dolphins playing as we ate. Great food. Great attentive service. We went early at 5:00. It seems to get busier and more hectic later. Aim for early and you’ll be pleased.

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3.0Dined on July 9, 2018

The ambiance and view were impeccable. The service provided during our dining experience from Ava was outstanding. We shared 3 appetizers, two of which were good/fine/acceptable (nothing to write home about, but the view is so fantastic that it makes up). Unfortunately, one of the three appetizers we ordered was peel and eat shrimp. We were asked if we preferred steamed or chilled- we requested steamed. The shrimp that arrived were neither steamed nor chilled. They were room temperature as if they had been sitting for quite sometime. Also of concern was the portion, less than a half a pound for $14.00. To make matters worse, the shrimp were like chewing on a bike tire. So disappointing for a venue that used to have the best peel and eat shrimp with in a 60 mile radius. We don't mind paying extra for quality, but this is not it.

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4.0Dined on July 9, 2018

Those in my party that had the shrimp and grits were pleased with their meal. I had the fried shrimp and aside from their larger than normal size there was nothing particularly special about my meal.

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5.0Dined on July 7, 2018

Marquez was our waiter and made the experience excellent. We cant wait to go back

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4.0Dined on July 7, 2018

We enjoyed everything about our time at the Wharf! Would especially commend Marquis (our waiter) who's personality and attentiveness enhanced our dining experience.

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5.0Dined on July 7, 2018

We celebrated our 41st wedding anniversary. We enjoyed our meal so much we came back for dinner again the next night. Great views and great service. Highly recommend it. I had shrimp and grits the first night and oysters was delicious. The second night I had mahi-mahi grilled sandwich yummy. My husband had Ahi Tuna, seafood gumbo and enjoyed it very much. The next night he had the shrimp and grits.

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4.0Dined on June 30, 2018

We had a great time getting our families together here. Beautiful views!!

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4.0Dined on June 28, 2018

The Wharf has been recently renovated and it looks great. The view of the marsh is amazing as always. My husband and I had dinner there during our Jekyll vacation. The service and food were good. They are busy so service was not especially attentive but still okay. We will go back.

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5.0Dined on June 28, 2018

It was an awesome restaurant, great food and service.

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2.0Dined on June 26, 2018

So I’m here on vacation on Jekyll Island. This place is on a dock with nice ocean view to sit outside. The problem is very bad restaurant kitchen hours, the food was cold and service was horrible due to trying to get you out of the place so they can close kitchen. Reservation was at 9:15, which open table allowed to be booked. Kitchen closes at that time. But bar stays open to 11pm. Why you can’t get food later doesn’t make sense.

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2.0Dined on June 25, 2018

They were poorly staffed for their crowd on a Mondays it was not crowded though. Empty water, no silverware, late drinks to the table. Good crab dip and fish tacos. Poor crab cakes (really just soggy/greasy breadcrumbs)

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1.0Dined on June 24, 2018

Food was garbage
Not what I expected from Jekyll island club

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4.0Dined on June 23, 2018

Our server, Emily, was very attentive and helpful! With a very busy and noisy Saturday evening clientele.she was able to seat us in a much quieter area. She was attentive to our needs and our meal was served relatively fast! Food was good.

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5.0Dined on June 23, 2018

The Wharf is a great place to watch a GA sunset.

The food was great, the service was good and the live music was very entertaining.

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4.0Dined on June 22, 2018

Food was great, servers very nice, but did take a long time for food to arrive. We went twice while on vacation and both times, food arrival was slow. Atmosphere was nice right on the water near the historic hotel. Fried Shrimp and hush puppies were awesome! Peel and Eat Shrimp as well great!

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3.0Dined on June 20, 2018

We arrived a little before our "reservation"...girl didn't even look to see if we had one..just sit us at a table without asking if it was ok. Then we never got acknowledged for several minutes. Seafood Platter was WAY overpriced for what you get. Will not make it a meal place in the future.

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4.0Dined on June 19, 2018

Great food. Our server was awesome though a little slow on getting food out!

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3.0Dined on June 19, 2018

Food was great staff was mostly young and inexperienced. Made reservations through Open Table and chose a time based on availability not when we really wanted. Found out that you could just walk in no reservations needed!!

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5.0Dined on June 17, 2018

We went for Father’s Day while we were on Jekyll island, and we happened to get the best table and right at sunset. It couldn’t have been better. The shrimp and grits were to die for and the menu had something for everyone.

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5.0Dined on June 13, 2018

Good food, reasonable price and our waitress was excellent. The manager was friendly and engaged in making people feel welcome. Jekyll needs a place like this that can accommodate larger groups while presenting an impressive selection of good seafood.

The view from the porch is great. We wanted to eat outside, but the weather didn't permit it.
I'd suggest trying the porch, weather permitting.

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3.0Dined on June 12, 2018

Swordfish not very tender, corn and crab chowder did not have much crab. Raw tuna was very good as was the fish and chips. Crab cake had way too much filler. Go for view or pick elsewhere for better seafood.

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5.0Dined on June 11, 2018

Thoroughly enjoyed the experience. Wasn't crazy about tap wine but the barmaid was so friendly we decided to eat at the bar. Great place.

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3.0Dined on June 10, 2018

Restaurant looks really nice since remodel. Food was good. Waited 25 minutes for our dessert which was way too long.

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4.0Dined on June 8, 2018

Dined at The Wharf on our first night out in St. Simon Island - we were a group of 7 for a girl's trip. We had an amazing time - the view is lovely, the live band was awesome and it was jus an overall lovely time out.

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2.0Dined on June 7, 2018

We waited at least 15 minutes before drink orders were taken. The blackened swordfish was dry, void of flavor, and absurdly small portion. Fellow diner order a fish sandwich that he took one bite of and left the remainder; another ordered the low country boil bowl and said the corn was cold. I have eaten here numerous times in years past and this was by far the most disappointing visit ever. The service and quality does not meet the standards of Jekyll Island Club.

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2.0Dined on June 7, 2018

Sad to say avoid this spot. The shrimp was overcooked and tough. The portions were small especially for the price. I took my parents there for their 59th wedding anniversary and when I told the waitress her response wasn't congratulations but rather "we don't give free desserts." Wow! I had waited in anticipation of the reopening of this restaurant because of its ideal setting. But even the spectacular sunset couldn't overcome the bad food and poor service.

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5.0Dined on June 7, 2018

Wedding Anniversary, excellent evening

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5.0Dined on June 1, 2018

Everything about our experience at the Wharf was outstanding! Emily, our server, was also outstanding.

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5.0Dined on June 1, 2018

Service was excellent and so was the food

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5.0Dined on June 1, 2018

Our server, Emily, was fantastic! View is great and food is outstanding!

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4.0Dined on May 29, 2018

The view is fantastic! Right on the water. We ate inside as the weather was rainy and dreary. Restaurant is right and pleasant inside. Good kids menu. Peel and eat shrimp was the bomb and I really enjoyed my fish sandwich(fresh catch for that day was Black Drum). Service was excellent. Disappointed that they were out of ribs and key lime pie!

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