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!)
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.
Terrific service by Ashley and terrific meal, blackened swordfish and Green Goddess Salad.
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.
Service was slow. They seemed understaffed for spring break. Glad there was open table to make a reservation. Servers were polite. Excellent food.
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!
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.
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.
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.
Food OK, service mostly friendly but extremely disorganised.
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.
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.
Vacation dinner - best meal of trip so far. Great fish tacos and atmosphere.
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.
Great food and view. The Wharf is a must go to at Jekyll Island.
The hostess was very personable as we were being seated. We had to ask for our server. We had been seated for 10 min. without seeing her. When she was aware we had been seated she was very attentive. The menus was varied and had many seafood selections. The food was served in a timely manner and was very good. We will definitely visit The Wharf on our next visit to Jekyll Island.
Noise level very high!
We had a very enjoyable evening with friends after golf. Food was good, and service prompt and friendly.
Window seat, incredible view, good music, good food and service
This restaurant is just the kind of place we were looking for. We live in the Appalachian mountains, were on vacation at Jekyll Island, and so wanted dinner near or on the water. The drinks from the bar were very good with good service. After we were seated at our table, our drinks took a long time, and because of that, we didn't complain, but they were "comped". My husband's blackened swordfish could have been "blackened" a bit more, sitting the fish on top of collard greens that were overcooked didn't present well. My Ahi Tuna was very fresh and delicious but maybe put the sauce on the side, as there was a LOT dribbled all over the tuna. We didn't have dessert. Yes, we would eat there again as Meagan our "waitperson" was terrific. As well as the gentleman in the black shirt that "comped" our drink.
Food quality and variety are excellent. We loved the appetizer of fried pickle chips, some of the best ever! Can’t beat the view. They don’t have martini glasses but will make one. My lemon martini came in a plain glass with olives and no sugared rim. I won’t do that again. There is no happy hour, wine s expensive unless you get a glass “on tap”. Drink before you go. We’ve been there several times though, overall good!
Fabulous facility. But like so many businesses on Jekyll under staffed. The staff here is terrific but seems to be stretched to thin.
Food was ok. This was our first time here and last. Service was bad and it wasn’t that busy surprisingly since it was St Patrick’s Day. We went on recommendations and was really surprised by the building service and general atmosphere. So disappointed. Food was not equal to cost. We had a great lunch at Zacherys the day before and food was so much better as was the service.
This was a good place to watch the sunset. The food was average and over priced for the portion size. Very small portion size. Expensive drink prices to go along with the food prices.
Terrific service coupled with great local seafood. Get there early or you will have to wait.
We were staying at a nearby hotel, so we decided to give it a try. This was the worst meal we had on Jekyll Island! We waited 10 minutes to be seated, there were many open tables and nobody in line. Once seated, our server was attentive, quickly bringing our drink orders. Once we ordered our food, it took an hour. I didn't understand how fried fish and chicken could take this long, our server was very apologetic. Many tables were audibly getting angry, because the food was taking so long. Three of us ordered fish and chips. We asked for cocktail sauce and a few other things, which were not delivered. The fish and chips were different, one order being very burnt with large thick pieces of fish, one order being a little burnt and the third order with thin fillets, as if it was a different fish altogether. The outside was inedible and the inside was grease filled. The southern chicken cathead biscuit was not as bad, but it definitely was dry. I did not see a manager or any attempt to fix the issues, only the servers trying to handle things. What a disappointment!
My husband and I were staying at ther Crane Cottage for a family members wedding. My family and I heard great reviews and were super excited to come visit the wharf. We made a reservation for 7 pm and when we arrived we were quickly seated. That is about the only thing that went smoothly that night. Our waitress came and got our drink and appetizer orders. We tried to order oysters but were told they were out so we ordered tuna instead. When the server dropped off waters we ordered our entrees. Our drinks from the bar took another 20 minutes to arrive. We could see them sitting up on the bar but the server didn’t get them until later when we they were warm. We sat and waited for our entrees for about an hour and 15 minutes. During this time I saw 2 waitresses walk out with oysters (mind you we were told earlier they were out). We also over heard at one point that a chef had walked out that night. When our food FINALLY arrived, our steaks were over cooked and 2 people from our party were told they didn’t have French fries for their entree but that someone was bringing some more down from the main hotel. The entire table finished their meals before the fries arrived. We were not the only table that had problems and actually saw multiple tables get up and walk out. Never once did I see a manager coming around to apologize or offer compensation for an awful dining experience. Our server didn’t apologize until she gave us our bills which were not comped. Not even a soda or an appetizer. My husband and I work hard and do not mind going out and spending money at restaurants when we know we are going to get quality service and food however this was the ONLY time I have ever felt physically ill about spending $150 on a dinner. We were not impressed to say the least and do not plan on returning or recommending the Wharf to any friends or family. I hope Jekyll Island resorts is aware of how poorly managed this establishment is.
Great waitress, great views, average food
Seafood platter - broiled......amazing!
Manager circulated checking on patrons....clearing
tables, topping off beverages.
Only disappointment: red velvet cheesecake dessert....
very small slice and not much flavor
Great atmosphere and great food!
Great food! Great food! Great service! Will definitely come back.
We were seated right away, but a waitress was not assigned to us. After about ten minutes a waitress arrived saying we were not her table, but no one was taking care of us, so she would. Another 10 minutes and appetizer arrived, then dinner. My "Shore Boil Bowl" dish arrived with more potatoes than shrimp or clams, Tasty but disappointing for lack of seafood. Dining partner's dinner was okay. Desert, Key Lime pie, which we shared was the best I have ever eaten. The restaurant was, as they say, "Slammed" when we arrived. As the summer approaches, I hope they can get enough staff and organization to handle large crowds.
Food wasnt5as good as it used to be but the service was very good and the place looked great. Just need to work on the food a bit. Great place for drinks and peel and eat shrimp.
Excellent food! Fast and hot!
Wonderful restaurant! We were able to make it on time to view a beautiful sunset! The food was exceptional! Great tasting fresh local seafood. Great staff!
Great location, food and service. The attached picture is of the shoreline near sunset.
We enjoyed delicious shrimp and grits for my birthday dinner followed by a unique peanut butter and chocolate dessert! The renovated restaurant decor was very nice and the staff were exceptional - attentive and friendly! It was a wonderful meal in a beautiful setting on the river!
Best steak I've ever had! The owner/manager was awesome as was the wait staff. An overall great experience.
The Wharf was packed on this Sunday night of a holiday weekend and the views at sunset were remarkable from nearly every table. Using Open Table ensured we were seated immediately despite a number of parties waiting for a table.
Service was fantastic despite record off-season crowds overwhelming their skeleton staff. Kia was friendly and attentive - always making sure we had everything we needed.
We started with the bacon wrapped BBQ shrimp, a iceberg wedge salad, and the crab and corn chowder. All were delicious... though the Cajun aioli accompanying the shrimp appetizer seemed to overpower the rich bacon and BBQ flavoring. We shared the Chipotle Lobster Mac & Cheese and loved the spicy chipotle flavor, but we somewhat disappointed as the cheese didn’t resonate the promised Gouda flavoring and instead tasted more like a rich Velveeta.
The noise level was fairly high as the restaurant was near capacity, but it didn’t distract from the experience. Overall, the value of the meal was fairly average for an upscale resort island restaurant - spending $100 for a starter, salad, soup, and shared entree along with two rounds of drinks.
Went on a lazy Sunday afternoon. It was pleasantly perfect- the staff were agreeable and the food was great. Thought it might be too stuffy because of proximity to JIC but I wore casual clothes just fine for lunch on the pier.