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The Wharf

4.1
122 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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AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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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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5.0Dined 7 days ago

Food was great service was great drinks were great everything was great! Made the reservation on OpenTable and our table was ready when we got there

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5.0Dined 7 days ago

Our waitress was great, she handled my in laws questions with charm and smiles,

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3.0Dined 7 days ago

Being able to sit right out on the river is really nice. The service and the food were good. The apps came out really fast, but the main meals were slow to come out. You need to REALLY love live music if you are there when there is live music because you will only be able to focus on the music because it is SO LOUD. The band was good, but you could not enjoy the people you were dining with because the must was SO LOUD. The table next to us didn't even stay and order, they couldn't take the loud music. It was truly overwhelming. It would be fine maybe on a Friday or Saturday night, but on Mother's Day on a Sunday lunch crowd, nobody wants to be blown away by the music that is TOO LOUD.

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5.0Dined 7 days ago

Great music. Good food. I had the fish tacos. It was more food than I could eat !

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1.0Dined on May 12, 2018

Disappointed beyond words. Top of our “Do Not Return” list. The only thing our waiter did was input the correct items. Did not follow up at all. Food was not edible, so greasy we could not eat it and no-one asked if there was a problem. Had to ask for my check and when it came there was no pen to sign with. I had to go borrow a pen from the receptionist. Ridiculous.

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3.0Dined on May 12, 2018

Service was slow. We easily waited 15 minutes just to place a drink order. Food was really bland...smashed red potatoes and seasonal vegetables had zero seasoning, salt, or olive oil/butter...they were almost inedible. The location is really pretty, though, and probably great for afternoon cocktails.

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5.0Dined on May 12, 2018

Great food, great service, and terrific atmosphere!

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4.0Dined on May 9, 2018

Casual Seafood restaurant with amazing sunset views. Food is good and atmosphere is fun.

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5.0Dined on May 6, 2018

The Wharf was fabulous!!! The wait staff, the service, the food and the drinks were all wonderful!!! We will go back again and again!

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5.0Dined on May 5, 2018

The restaurant has a Great view of the Intercostal. We were able to listen to outstanding music and watch the sunset.

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4.0Dined on May 4, 2018

The food was good and the view was beautiful along with a very interesting historical site. We ate the fried green tomatoes, fish and chips, and the fish tacos which were all excellent.

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4.0Dined on May 3, 2018

The crab cakes were very good. This restaurant has been recently renovated and is over the water with a beautiful view. Live music that starts early enough to enjoy is a big plus.

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4.0Dined on April 30, 2018

Lovely spot, great sunset. Busy on beautiful evening! Fish & Chips great. Seared Ahi Tuna not grilled or seared. Crab Cake had filler and lacked lump crab. Fried Green tomatoes were perfect. The Wharf is located on the grounds of the gracious, historic Jekyll Island Club.

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4.0Dined on April 29, 2018

We sat on the dock on a cool April evening. Unfortunately, we had to deal with the gnats, but the staff provided us with non-medicated towelettes to combat them. The food was worth the battle! I don't often order shrimp and grits when dining out because restaurants try to get too creative and lose the basic flavors. The Wharf's version was simplistic bliss...perfectly cooked shrimp, cheesy grits, and a delicious cream sauce! The fried seafood platter and the fish and chips were also wonderful. For appetizers, we had the fried green tomatoes with pimento cheese and calamari. Both were tasty and the portions were very generous; we were glad we shared.

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3.0Dined on April 27, 2018

Very busy and very loud. Hard to get a table outside which we asked for when we made our reservation

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5.0Dined on April 26, 2018

Beautiful view as we had dinner during sunset! The food was scrumptious and tastefully presented. We also experienced outstanding service from Aylor and Attila, these two were extremely convenient whenever we needed anything.
The Wharf will definitely be our go-to restaurant when we visit Jekyll Island again!

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5.0Dined on April 25, 2018

We had a great meal outdoors on The Wharf patio...watching a beautiful sunset on Jekyll Island!

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5.0Dined on April 25, 2018

Nice, very nice.

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5.0Dined on April 24, 2018

Had a great meal with a view across the water watching the sky change. There was a minor issue with a delay in receiving our food but the restaurant made it right and the food was well worth waiting for. Also enjoyed cocktails and the desserts. Would definitely go again.

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5.0Dined on April 24, 2018

We had a lovely meal at the Wharf. We were staying at the resort for a couple of days and were so pleased that this waterfront dining option was available. Our server was delightful and the food was excellent.

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5.0Dined on April 21, 2018

My husband and I ate here for our 10 year wedding anniversary. Being from Savannah, we are quite particular on our seafood. The Wharf did not disappoint!! We will visit again!!!

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4.0Dined on April 21, 2018

Service was a little bit off on a very busy night. Food was great!

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3.0Dined on April 21, 2018

Had a reservation and ended up being seated in the bar area. If you want to try to have a conversation with your table mates, forget it. It was so loud in there you had to scream to be heard. The food was excellent, but when you have a reservation, make sure you ask for the dining area.

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5.0Dined on April 19, 2018

The Wharf is situated on the Jeykill River part of the Jeykill Island Club. Beautiful location. Good seafood and great views.

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4.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Jekyll Island Club has really given the Wharf a lot of love! The remodel (after the storm) is really nice and the Deck (Dock) entertainment has been great. We recommend the Peel and Eat GA Shrimp and Touch of Grey Band! (Thunderbird was fun too!)

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Couldn’t ask for more! Celebrated a birthday from comfortable outdoor seating overlooking the Jekyll River and the marshes beyond. Great service, good food, and a beautiful location make this a restaurant I recommend to my friends and family.

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3.0Dined on April 13, 2018

We had reservations to enjoy the sunset and although we did, it could of been better. The band was placed in a terrible location blocking the view from most diners. The band should of been set behind the diners. In addition, the band was just too loud to really enjoy yourself. You come to the Georgia Coast to relax and enjoy its beauty...not listen to loud rock music spoil a beautiful sunset. The goddess shrimp salad was amazing. The peel and cook shrimp were over done. Drinks were good. Nice view, but ambience was off.

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5.0Dined on April 13, 2018

Terrific service by Ashley and terrific meal, blackened swordfish and Green Goddess Salad.

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5.0Dined on April 10, 2018

We had a reservation for our Tuesday evening dining. Very glad we did. It was very busy. We had also dropped in earlier that day for a light bite at lunch. Thoroughly enjoyed our experience both times.

Both times we had awesome servers. Very delightful.

We really enjoyed the casual, waterfront dining experience. We most certainly would go there again if we are in the area.

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5.0Dined on April 6, 2018

Service was slow. They seemed understaffed for spring break. Glad there was open table to make a reservation. Servers were polite. Excellent food.

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5.0Dined on April 5, 2018

Excellent lunch for our big group of 14... everyone loved their food! Amazing shrimp and grits, fried shrimp and the best fried green tomatoes I’ve ever had!! Our server dealt with a very full restaurant really well!

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3.0Dined on April 4, 2018

View was gorgeous. Drinks were good. Appetizers were good. Over an hour to get entrees for 6ppl and they forgot one. Had to retrieve it ourselves from the kitchen. Entrees were soso. Recommend going to see the sunset with a drink and app. Must not be in a hurry.

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4.0Dined on April 4, 2018

Kudos to the Wharf's owners for their outstanding renovation of this wonderful waterfront location. The food was very good and the service was outstanding. The place was packed, but even though we had a group of six we were seated quickly and served equally quickly with attentive service throughout our meal. The ambiance of the restaurant is first rate with waterfront views for all inside diners, as well as an excellent outdoor dinning venue. We will definitely revisit the Wharf.

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3.0Dined on April 2, 2018

Very disappointed in the food and service. The view was the best thing about the restaurant but the food was mediocre and the service rushed. It is definitely a spot that caters to the crowds and does not highlight the wonderful seafood of Jekyll Island.

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2.0Dined on April 2, 2018

Food OK, service mostly friendly but extremely disorganised.

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3.0Dined on April 1, 2018

We had a reservation for Easter Sunday for a late lunch at 1:00. We got right in but it took over 30 minutes to get us drinks, we didn't even get water for the first 25 minutes. Food was good but not exceptional - had Crab and Corn chowder but was mostly potatoes...very disappointed.
Beautiful view!

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

Outstanding food! I had the crab cakes - incredible, best cc meal I’ve ever had and I’ve lived on the coast all my life (56 yrs). Wife had the Mahi sandwich - best piece of Mahi I have ever tasted. I am not exaggerating. Whoever the chef is...KUDOS!! Fun atmosphere, beautiful intercostal waters view, indoor and outdoor. Large deck. Dress up or dress down. Fun salty atmosphere with live music.

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5.0Dined on March 30, 2018

Vacation dinner - best meal of trip so far. Great fish tacos and atmosphere.

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1.0Dined on March 28, 2018

It's impossible to give a high rating to a place which has a human hair (hopefully human) in the margarita you ordered. The replacement drink never came until we told the manager we were still waiting after almost 10 minutes. He was nice enough NOT to charge for our drinks, but the damage had already been done. The food was good, but the service was just OK. The waitress was nice, but seemed a bit overwhelmed with all the tables she had to handle. She should have made sure the replacement drink was served a lot sooner. All in all I will say that the problem here at The Wharf is poor training of wait staff. It seems that they just don't get that hair in a drink is a problem and you need to work a little harder for the customer at resolving the problem. This place used to be a whole lot better when it was managed by previous ownership. It was then bought by the hotel, renovated and is just not that good. Pretty, but nothing special. Oh, one more thing, cocktails and wine SHOULD NOT be served in plastic glasses. OK in a dive bar, but not at a place reputed to be a lot more upscale.

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5.0Dined on March 28, 2018

Great food and view. The Wharf is a must go to at Jekyll Island.

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