The Wharf

4.5
245 Reviews
$30 and under
American
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. Outdoor seating is available upon request weather permitting, on a first come first serve basis.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 245 people are saying
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4.5based on recent ratings
4.3
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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IAINM
Atlanta
11 reviews
Dined 12 hours ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

So it was Thanksgiving and we went for our first experience, we ordered the Thanksgiving meals, so not off the normal menu, and whilst my wife's was excellent, mine was luke warm in places.

The rest of the experience was excellent, server was awesome, all except my.main was excellent and the room/ building was above my expectations. We will revisit as it was so close to a 5 star experience, but thats what we expected, especially at the prices.

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BeckyD
E. Tennessee
3 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Marquez was an excellent waiter, and the live music on the water was great.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Charlotte
8 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. Will come back but looks booked out the whole weekend of Thanksgiving! Too popular!
Amazing seating area outdoor

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The fish and chips were absolutely amazing. Susanna our waitress was truly special - thank you!

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RichardF
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Eating at the Wharf restaurant was a very pleasant experience. The service was very professional and pleasant. The food was excellent and reasonably priced for the area. The carb stew was outstanding.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Charlotte
4 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Awesome dinner experience! 10/10 would recommend. We went at sunset it was absolutely beautiful view. Live music was so much fun ! The music was at the perfect volume, loud enough to creat a fun vibe but not too loud where dinner conversation was difficult. Staff was very friendly and created a covid safe environment. The food was the best we had on the island during our trip.

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OpenTable Diner
Jacksonville
2 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

On a trip!

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vipWilliamF
Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Really good spot. Had better fish the day before in St Mary's, and I've had better service, yet, overall, it was a good experience and is do it again.

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viprestaurantfool
Savannah
61 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We really had a great trip to Jekyll Island, and The Wharf was a the perfect end to the evening. The seafood and service were great!

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vipluv2skianddrinkwine
Grand Rapids
30 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Came for the view and dinner both exceeded our expectations. Highly recommend. The added treat....we were pleased to listed to incredible music on the deck!

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LynnP
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful location on the water facing west for great sunset views. Very good staff who didn't rush you at all and wore masks at all times. We sat to eat outdoors on their deck at 5 and stayed until the sun set! They had a singer who was very good and played music we enjoyed. The seafood we ordered was prepared nicely with generous portions. A bit pricey, but it is a resort area, so nothing out of the ordinary. Casual attire was fine. Absolutely loved the Wharf and the entire area.

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vipJoannS
Orlando
26 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall4food3service3ambience4

Location is wonderful. Food was just okay. Hubby got the fish and chips and it was just okay. I got shrimp and scallops that needed to be cooked more.

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Judyj
Nashville
6 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience4

This has a lovely view as we sat in the outside area. It took a while to get service but once we got going it was fairly good.. some food came out cold (that should been been hot).. no manager came about that. Overall, we thought the food was good.

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vipYumE
Atlanta
9 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall5food3service5ambience5

View and live music was fantastic!

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OpenTable Diner
Nashville
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Marques was wonderful. The food was delicious! Cannot wait to go back again and again! Yes

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vipJSASUALUM
Tampa
264 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Wonderful Wednesday evening on the outdoor patio, which featured 2 gentlemen playing live music. Nice view of the Jekyll River and Brunswick at night.
Burgers are excellent!
Nice selection of some local craft brews too.
Warm, friendly service.
Look forward to our next trip back to the Jekyll Island Club Hotel.

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JessicaC
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience5

It was good but a little overpriced for what it was

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Toree
Charleston
17 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service! Celebrated my mom's birthday here and our server Marchez surprised her (and us) with a complimentary chocolate molten cake with ice cream and in addition, came out singing happy birthday with the perfect R&B voice! That was awesome! He was also a very attentive server! The food was good as well. Seafood is fresh, nicely seasoned. Live music welcomed us into the restaurant as it was playing on the patio. We heard the Wharf was a great place to see the sunset, but our reservation was past that time. I'm sure the views are beautiful in the day time however being on the river. I would definitely recommend this restaurant for Jekyll Island visitors!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Atlanta
12 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellence service and delicious food. Beautiful views of the sunset. One of our faves on Jekyll . Protocols in place and followed for Covid 19 concerns.

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StephanieL
Key West
4 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was good- lunch portions were big!

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Lisa
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The view is great. The service was outstanding. The food was fine. We wanted to eat outside due to the coronavirus so we arrived at 5:30 and had a drink first. Good idea as the patio quickly filled up. Sunset was gorgeous. An all around good experience.

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Joey
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Food was ok. Fried pickles were great. Shrimp & peal was better at Zachary’s. Dessert was better at the Reserve. Had to make 2 reservations for our party of 5 (2 & 3), yet when they discovered 3 teenagers would be seated together, they amazingly found a way to pull up a 5th chair at a four topper. No option to call & get a live person about this. At first we were disappointed to not have outdoor seating, but while waiting, we were delighted it worked out that way, as the bugs are atrocious! Our server was not very pleasant, seemed to be in a hurry to finish his shift. Being that we were on vacation, I had an emergency call from home over a power outage I had to advise on. That delayed ordering dessert about 5 minutes & wasn’t accepted well by him.
Overall, only average after all the hoopla about getting in.

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vipUpstatediners
Charleston
22 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience2

It was just OK. Disappointed overall with the resorts limited food choices.

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twoo
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very enjoyable. Excellent service. Great food.

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DorisV
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

It was nice and the food was good, I had a strawberry daiquiri and it was really good.
The salad was good and the dressing was even better.

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AmyG
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went here for dinner and sat inside because it was a little warm and buggy but still had an awesome view of the sunset. The shrimp and scallops were awesome and the flank steak was way better the expected. We had a reservation and were seated immediately upon walking in the door. Highly recommend this restaurant.

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vipgeniesser
Atlanta
14 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

An awesome place for a sunset happy hour or dinner!!!

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vipDukemom
New York Area
51 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience5

We had an amazing lunch at the Wharf seated at a table overlooking the St Simons sounds and marsh. The view was fabulous but the food was even better... Perl and eat shrimp, friend pickles, fried green tomatoes with crab salad.... all delicious! Great kids food, too. All at a reasonable price!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food enjoyed with a beautiful sunset and fun love music. The service was lovely. Would definitely go back!

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WilliamM
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always great food great views great staff easy to make reservations Great Experience
8th time having dinner here over the last few years and will always bust this establishment for our meal

Eric and Terry McCauley

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OpenTable Diner
Savannah
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had the shrimp and scallops and they were cooked to perfection!! The fried pickles were delicious (but way too much for just 2 people). Hubby got the fried fish and fries and said they were delicious as well! We had key lime pie for desert and YUMMM! We will definitely be going back again on our next visit!! Our waiter, Chris, was WONDERFUL!!

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Melissaj
Raleigh
5 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience3

Our server Marquez was awesome! Food very good.

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LamarB
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waitress was fantastic! We went for our anniversary dinner. We were delighted with the food and service.

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ErikaU
Richmond
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Seafood was fresh and delicious. Very friendly and quick service. Beautiful views even on a stormy say. Could have had better 6 feet table distancing in the covid era.

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MelissaM
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and friendly staff. The Jekyll hotel never disappoints! We had an extra special birthday celebration

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DonB
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was excellent except one thing: we were seated next to the loud kitchen.

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jrodd
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It is the perfect place to watch the sunset. We had the steamed shrimp appetizer Caesar salad fish and chips and broiled scallops dinner. Everything was well seasoned and well prepared prices were reasonable and the new renovation is a big improvement over Latitude 31. We miss the seafood crepes and the surf, surf And Mo surf but otherwise really liked the new place.

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BambiR
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a wonderful way to celebrate my husband's 57th birthday. He loved the crab cakes!!

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AmandaP
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We took a boat ride from Saint Simon's Island to The Wharf. The experience was excellent. The food was good and the service was great. The only downside was the 15.00 gratuity per ticket that we weren't warned about. That's a huge tip for a party of 7 with 4 tickets. Other than that....no complaints!

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OpenTable Diner
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall2food1service3ambience5

The Wharf used to be one of the best places to eat on Jekyll Island, but since it has changed ownership, the quality of the food has plummeted. My wife and I went to have a nice dinner with my parents and listen to music on the patio a few days ago and were extremely disappointed with the food. The view of the sunset from the patio was breathtaking, the music was great, and our server was also very good; however, the best meal we had at our table was the fish tacos. My wife ordered the ahi tuna entree medium rare, and the fish was over cooked to the point of being dried out. There was rice on the platter that was crunchy it had been over cooked so badly. The only edible thing on the plate was the veggies. My dad ordered the seafood boil which was so over cooked that the kernels on the small cobs of corn were shriveled and hard. The manager did apologize for the quality of the food and brought out fish tacos in place of the terrible tuna and made it right on the bill, but it’s a big disappointment that the best dish you can get at the Wharf is now fish tacos when it used to be one of the best restaurants on the island. My advice: bring back the raw bar. Until some changes are made, I’d suggest the Beach House, Sunrise Grille, or the Jekyll Island Seafood Company over the Wharf for a quality meal.

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The Wharf is rated 4.5 stars by 245 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.