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About The Wharf
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.
Jekyll Island, GA 31527
Hours of Operation:
Daily: 11:30am - 9:30pm- Closed Mondays
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Late Night, Outdoor dining, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
The Wharf Ratings and Reviews
Been going to this place for years and it has gone downhill ever since. Meals are WAY over priced for what you get compared to what you used to get. You don't pay high prices for food to eat out of plastic cups and plates with no sides. Will not be going back and do not recommend.
We ate here while in town with our walking group. The food was terrific. The staff was very friendly and helpful. The noise level was loud, but when the large group by us left, it was much more pleasant. There was an entertainer that was delightful. Just an overall great evening.
The location of The Wharf can't be beat - on the water at the Jekyll Island Club. Food was very good - my husband had the fried chicken with Mac and cheese, which he thought were both perfectly prepared. I had blackened swordfish with vegetables. The swordfish was excellent. The potatoes were nicely spiced, although the steamed vegs (broccoli and cauliflower) were fairly ordinary. The restaurant is definitely loud - there were 2 groups of 14 people nearby our table, and little sound baffling to dampen the noise. There was live entertainment in the bar area, which seemed good. We would have stayed for a drink but wanted to see a football game. Overall, service was excellent and we enjoyed the meal.
We had the fish sandwich special, which was Mahi, and the Fish and Chips. Both were excellent. Tried the Fried Pickles and they were tasty, and my husband chose the Collards as his side, and they were outstanding. Server was helpful and attentive. It was pretty loud in the restaurant, but to be fair there was a party of about 20 guys seated right in the middle of the restaurant that contributed most of the noise. We will definitely visit again. It was too cold to sit outside, but I imagine the sunsets are amazing when you can.
Great location on Jekyll Island. It was Christmas night and a buffet was served. The food was well prepared and plenty of choices. Buffet serving staff was terrific. Table service was B team but was happy they were open on Christmas. Recommend and will visit again.
Didn’t realize was a buffet- was not told that! But great! Sandy made it for us! Absolutely wonderful! May come back from Hilton head just because of her!! Hostess was so nice! Manager? Looked liked she just didn’t want to be there!! Tough luck kid-f and b!!u looked miserable!
We made reservations for The Wharf after going on a Christmas tour of Jekyll Island cottages. We originally tried to sit outside but there were a lot of gnats flying around our table and faces, so we asked to be re-seated and got a table in the bar. Bar was lively and loud, but fun. Food was very good, the swordfish and the shrimp were well plated.
Our server was very attentive, a band was setting up to play when we arrived but were not yet playing when we left.
Good place to have a drink and people watch. Sunset was gorgeous!
We found the Historic District and in turn found The Wharf. Nestled on the waterway was a perfect way to spend our first night on Jekyll Island. We enjoyed the Ahi Tuna and Blackened Swordfish. The Carolina Rice and Collards were a real treat. We took our drinks afterwards to the deck to listen to live music. A perfect evening with the Jekyll Island Club as a festive backdrop to our evening. Also our waiter was Marquez and he was a pleasure. He was funny and made us smile a few times. Not sure I spelled his name correctly but great service which made our night special.
Very disappointing. Service was terrible. I had to go to the bar myself for drinks. We ordered salads and entrees. All were served at the same time. Food was mediocre at best. You can certainly do better without having to pay $6 to get on the island. Once was enough for me and my family.
We were expecting more as this is part of the Jekyll Island Club Resort. I think they underestimated the crowd and did not schedule enough people to work. Service was very slow, food took a long time to come out. I ordered a Tito's martini up with olives which finally arrived after about 20 minutes in a plastic water glass. The server apologized that they did not have martini glasses! How can this be at an upscale resort like this??? If I had been told this when I ordered, I would have changed my beverage. Very disappointed overall in the service experience and in the food quality for the price.
We were looking forward to eating here because for many years we had enjoyed Latitude 31.
Since this restaurant had been open for several months, we thought any kinks would have been worked out, but seems not the case. Our waitress was nice and apologetic, but still felt that we shouldn't have had to wait until after the appetizers were served to finally get our wine and that was only after we asked where it was. The kitchen staff brought my entree, but not my husband's, and after at least 10 minutes when the waitress checked on us and saw that he didn't have his meal, she went to the kitchen and brought it out. We also ordered more wine and sometime later she brought one glass instead of two. We didn't say anything because by that time, we were almost finished with our meal. I ordered grits to go with my fried fish and they came in a big clump and were so so warm. The slaw was in a small paper cup. My husband got slaw with his crab cakes and it was a generous serving on his plate. The restaurant is pretty, but the service could be better and the food, too, for that matter. We expected more from the Jekyll Island Club Hotel.
Perfect venue! Only reason for the 4 stars vs 5 was the service. Our server could have been a little more attentive. Otherwise, it was a WONDERFUL experience.
Our group really enjoyed the entire evening, from cocktails on the dock with great band to after dinner drinks in the bar. Both the Barbecued Ribs and Shrimp and Grits were wonderful!
Definitely will return there many times!!!
We went to this restaurant for our anniversary. We made a reservation for 5:15 but we were never asked for the info upon arrival. When I mentioned it they told me we didn’t need one and sat us. They were out of two of the meals requested and the atmosphere was definitely not romantic. The hostess staff and other servers with no tables to wait stood around the hostess stand gossiping and laughing and playing the entire time we were there. Not the experience we wanted.
Gorgeous view, meh food. They recently changed owners, refurbished the restaurant and supposedly updated the menu, but I found it to be very pedestrian - similar to an Applebee's menu with more seafood. I was hoping for a more creative take on the local fresh seafood and possibly some innovative choices. The location, which is on the water and facing the Sidney Lanier Bridge, can't be beat. But otherwise, the restaurant was run of the mill.
We reserved a table for six Friday night on Georgia-Florida weekend. As such, we expected the restaurant to be packed and it was. They did seem a bit understaffed. One hostess isn't likely to be enough on a normal Friday night, which this wasn't. Also, the Wharf hasn't been open that long and some of the servers aren't quite in their groove just yet. Having said all that, the food was very good. Our party was in no hurry so we enjoyed the leisurely pace. Most of us had the crab cakes which were delicious. There is both outdoor and indoor seating. We sat indoors. When full, it's a loud room. I have no doubt the outdoor seating will be very popular as the evenings get cooler. We'll certainly be back for a little of that action ourselves. All in in, it was a enjoyable evening. We look forward to the Wharf maturing into one of our go to spots.
Such a great location, the ambiance, well minus the gnats! was awesome. Loved the sunset! the food was great too. Drinks were... well lets say adequate, i ordered their spicy jalapeno drink... i love these, however they mixed it with no jalapenos and i get that they ran out of jalapenos but why give it to the server with no explanation. I switched to beer and was still happy though. I would give the atmosphere 5 stars if it wasn't for those pesky gnats. however there were lots of people outside enjoying the ambiance and the fans were on. I'd definitely come back.
We made a reservation here because it's on the water and they had live music. When we arrive, we were told that tables outside had an hour wait. So inside we went, but we would have made other plans if we knew this because there are other restaurants on Jekyll with outdoor seating. The waiter seemed a bit overwhelmed and it took us about 15 minutes to get our drinks. However, appetizers came pretty quickly and were generally good. The calamari was a bit greasy and had way more tentacle pieces than I normally like. We were not through our appetizers when our meals came out (one meal slightly wrong- chicken Caesar instead of Caesar). We also ordered crab cakes with sides of cole slaw- only to find that crab cakes came with coke slaw. Not on the menu nor mentioned by waiter. They took the extra cole slaw off the bill so that was good. Overall, the experience here was disappointing but they did just open. Hopefully they can work out the kinks before the next high season.
My wife and I had dinner on 10/7. Atmosphere was awesome. Seated outside overlooking the water. Food was great. The crab cake BLT was incredible. The Cat Head Chicket Bisket was also great. Chicken was moist, flavorable. Portions were shareable. Waitress Kala was very friendly and prompt with refills. Band playing was Thunderbird. One of the best lead vocals and guitar we've heard in a long time. Overall great night!
Our server, Megan, was fantastic. We stayed on Jekyll for 4 days and ate out most every meal. Out of all our meals, this was our favorite food & experience. We were able to watch the sunset over and listen to live music, while sitting right on the water. We appreciate the service and attention to detail. When we come back to Jekyll, The Wharf will definitely be a stop!
Great location right on the river. Indoor or outdoor seating options. This is right in the historic district so if your going to the museum or taking the tram tour, it's just a short pretty walk to the Wharf. I had the shrimp and grits. My husband had the fish sandwich. Both very good although I thought the shrimp was very pricy for what you got.
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