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Sweet Georgia's Juke Joint, Atlanta, GA

Sweet Georgia's Juke Joint

3.9
3.9
1471 Reviews
$30 and under
Southern
Sweet Georgia’s Juke Joint is the continuation of a deep history of music, food, drink and socializing in the South. Located in the former Macy’s building in the heart of downtown Atlanta at the iconic 200 Peachtree address, Sweet Georgia’s Juke Joint brings the city a place to relax while enjoying live entertainment and exceptional cuisine. Historically, juke joints originated in the rural outskirts of many southern towns to give African American communities a place to kick back and unwind after a long week of work. Sweet Georgia’s Juke Joint represents diverse culture, featuring music across all genres and popular hits throughout American history. An imaginative menu makes Sweet Georgia’s Juke Joint a staple in Atlanta’s downtown restaurant scene and the allure of traditional juke joints is showcased in the restaurant’s design. Sweet Georgia’s Juke Joint offers a dining and entertainment experience in downtown Atlanta.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 35 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Southern, American

  • Hours of operation

    Wed–Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Sun 11:00 am–4:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (470) 419-5853

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    Will Jackson

  • Neighborhood

    Downtown

  • Cross street

    Ellis

  • Parking details

    The Parking Deck is at 150 Carnegie Way (between Fairlie & Cone). No valet services at this time.

  • Public transit

    MARTA Peachtree Center Station, Ellis St exit

  • Entertainment

    Sweet Georgia’s Juke Joint brings Atlanta a live music venue seven days a week. The stage, located in the dining room, will feature multiple performers seven days a week at both lunch, dinner and into the late evening. During the lunch hour, students from Georgia’s colleges and universities will have the chance to perform and well-known local artists, bands and headliners will perform in the evenings and on weekends. The music heard in historic juke joints was primarily blues and jazz, yet Sweet Georgia’s Juke Joint will showcase tunes across all genres. Check out our website and facebook page for a full entertainment schedule.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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3.9
3.9 based on recent ratings
  • 3.8Food
  • 3.9Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 3.9Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Atlanta / Georgia

    Hot Spot

  • Atlanta

    Hot Spot

  • Atlanta

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  1. AW

    AlanW

    Atlanta

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food3service3ambience5
    If you like traditional jazz this is the place to go for brunch on Sunday.
  2. E

    Eric

    Atlanta

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    The food and service were excellent. The ambience of the place and man that played were extremely good. Harley recommended for for those who want to eat and listen to good music.
  3. L

    Latonia

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food3service2ambience5
    I ordered the fried chicken and it was bland no flavor at all. I’m very surprised because this is a soulfood restaurant. My server was not very attentive (maybe he was new) hopefully, but he was nice. Overall I enjoyed the atmosphere and the entertainment. I would come back but I would order something else.
  4. MM

    MichaelM

    Dallas

    11 reviews

    3.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on June 22, 2022

    overall3food4service4ambience3
    This place has changed when it comes to ordering from your table. Every time we come into town, we usually make a reservation for a work event. Juke Joint has changed their ordering service. One person scans a QR code and the table has to pay with one card for the entire table. If you have multiple checks at a table, each person has to scan the code and order their own food separately. THIS doesn’t work very well. You have to order everything at once, as well. In other words, you have to order your appetizer, your entrée, all your drinks, and your desserts at once. Once you close, you cannot open without opening another tab. Food comes out at different times, based on the order it was placed. So, some of our table received their food and finished their entire meal before others got their meals, so we were not able to eat together. Many food items were forgotten or came out in different order…Not quite sure how this is supposed to work. We, as many people visiting from out of town, like to order and pay with multiple cards . Also, gratuity is included? Gratuity is earned, not deserved. Not very happy with this new process and not sure if we will be back. Whoever thought of this idea, should rethink…
  5. E

    Erica

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience4
    Service was horrible. Noticeably understaffed! Restaurant was not crowded and we waited 1 hour and 15 minutes for our food to come to table. When food arrived, it was initially taken to table next to us but once in front of us, we had to send salmon back because it was burnt. We also sent the shrimp and grits back because it was brought out cold. Manager attempted to accommodate but to no avail because other patrons had complaints also. Several patrons left because service was horrible. Will never patronize establishment again.
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Father’s Day
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience4
    I took my husband to Sweet Georgias Juke Joint for Father’s Day brunch. The Waiters were Very unorganized. Our food arrived cold after waiting about 45min-1hour. Our drink glasses were not refilled. The band was very good. I’d go back to give them another try in the future.
  8. J

    Jorge

    Atlanta

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall3food5service3ambience5
    We had a 1230pm reservation and arrived at 1215pm on Sunday. The service began well after placing our order. We received our drinks. The food order was incomplete upon delivery and it took a long time to get the items that we ordered. We continued to order desert and more drinks and they took even longer. They need more servers at busy times. The place became very crowded and I gave up on it working out. We eventually got everything but it was once we were ready to leave. The music was incredible.
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our wait time was about 20mins past the reservation but the hostess, wait staff and even the patrons were amazing! Food, drinks and entertainment phenomenal! I would recommend this place to anyone seeking a friendly laid back atmosphere.
  10. CC

    ChrisC

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience3
    I didn’t enjoy the experience at all. The food was very bland in taste, the point of sales system didn’t work therefore the attendee, who rarely came to the table had to place our order. It took 20 minutes to get drinks that weren’t mixed, a glass of wine and beer. To top it off, there’s an 18% automatic gratuity for a 2% dining experience in which I normally tip at least 20% minimum but I would have tipped lower than the 18% here. Don’t waste your time or money.
  11. F

    Faye

    Atlanta

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent place to eat and wine down. Band was awesome.
  12. GC

    GeorgeC

    Atlanta

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall3food5service2ambience4
    Had a reservation and it took a long time to be seated while waiting in a hot, stuffy vestibule. Sent my order in and after another long wait my desert was set at my table before my entree. Entertainment was good as always.
  13. KJ

    KevinJ

    Raleigh

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    The ordering process for a larger table is not very user friendly but other than that it was a great experience
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 15, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Great food and music.
  15. LT

    LatoyaT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 15, 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience5
    Everything was great about this place. It’s a great place for a date, to hang out with friends, or just come to hear good music. The only I did not like were the drinks. They were very weak. Don’t waste your money. Just get a water or soda.
  16. RR

    RamonR

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 15, 2022

    overall2food2service1ambience3
    Don’t like the online ordering system, no real confirmation of your order and drinks were very slow. Food was just OK, nothing to brag about,
  17. JG

    JerseyboyinGA

    Philadelphia

    17 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall4food2service3ambience4
    Nice place to watch live music. The food is a bit pedestrian, but it works. Grits and Shrimp had a lot going on, but it worked from a flavor perspective. The gumbo was flavorful, but doesn't deliver on the seafood that they say is in it. It has the flavor, just not the meat. The prices weren't bad. They even validate parking which was a pleasant surprise. I would definitely go back.
  18. SB

    ShawnteB

    Atlanta

    2 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall1food3service3ambience3
    We had a 745 reservation, they were so short staffed we didn't get seated until 840. The reason was that 3 people had quit that day and 2 called off. They did give us each one free drink but I don't ever have to go back.
  19. HH

    HHHGC

    Charleston

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    It was cool and something different and fun. The food was good and the staff was friendly. However, you do order on your phone so make sure your order went through or you will be waiting on your food for much longer. The band was good and we had a good time. The most important thing is do not arrive more than 5 mins late. They will give your reservations away. It does state a 15 minute grace period but don't count on that. They will not hold your table.
  20. TH

    TeeH

    Atlanta

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place to enjoy food friends and to be entertained, all at the same time
  21. TC

    TorreyC

    Atlanta

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience5
    Made a reservation a week in advance for 7:00pm. Arrived at 6:45pm was told it would be a 10 min wait. No problem. Here’s the problem at 8:00pm still wasn’t seated was told because we are a party of 2 and they only had table of 4’s at the moment we had to wait! Needless to say we ended up sitting with another couple who also were a party of 2 who also had a 7pm reservation and were waiting! At least we met a new couple that was friendly! Food was out fast but cold. This place is only good for the atmosphere! Regina Troupe was the best part of the night!!!! If it was not for her we would have left!! Would recommend for music not food and please stop taking reservations!!
  22. DR

    DkRose

    Atlanta

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall3food2service1ambience3
    Don't believe the hipe but to each is own try it for yourself
  23. W

    Winnie

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My husband and I came to ATL for our 14th wedding anniversary and we had the time of our life the band was excellent and the staff was over the top pleasant 20 stars all across the board. Thank you Juke Joint we will definitely be back.
  24. RB

    RichardB

    Los Angeles

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 8, 2022

    overall4food2service3ambience4
    3 of the 6 meals had to be returned. One order was cold, one was burnt and to tough to eat and the third was wrong. The remaining 3 meals were fair at best. The wait staff did their best to bring the new orders out quickly; but the chicken dinners were not much better the second time. The second burger was better, but came with cold fries. The live entertainment was good.
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Visiting Atlanta looked up places to eat, this was an excellent choice will definitely come back again. Food, service and entertainment was amazing !
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service and great atmosphere
  27. KB

    KimberlyB

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall4food4service2ambience4
    Toni Byrd was amazing, ambiance was awesome. Food was good. The service was lacking, I believe its because they are understaffed. Overall I would definitely visit again. The Hostess was awesome.
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Great place for live music. Food was ok. Ribs were sub-par. Everything else was great. Will give another try.
  29. LB

    LilBit

    Atlanta

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience4
    I have been to Sweet Georgia's Juke Joint a few times and since they have reopened it's not the same. The drinks were watered down, cornbread was hard and my friend chicken was fried a little too long. The new menu with the QR code and payment option is horrible. I kept getting a message stating that "something went wrong" as if my payment could not be processed. I checked my account and they charged me anyway after my mother paid.
  30. MR

    MarieR

    Atlanta

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall3food5service3ambience5
    I always take my out of town friends and family there during their stay in ATL and this was no exception. The difference was that this time they commented on the new ordering and payment system in place and likened it to going to Mickey D”s and Burger King. This definitely left us with a bad taste which was truly unfortunate. Always recommend SGJJ to my friends and family but since the changes will need to carefully consider who these changes might offend.
  31. LR

    LeshondaR

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience3
    I visited this establishment prior to the pandemic and loved it. I was saddened to learn that it didn't open up when other establishments returned in the aftermath of the pandemic. Once my fiance decided to celebrate his 55th birthday in Atlanta I looked and was happy to see that SGJJ was back!! Made my reservation, arrived on time 6/3/22 @7:55 p.m. and everything went downhill from there :((( Had to wait 30+ minutes to be seated. Once we were seated, we were greeted and explained how to order from app. We ordered. After waiting 30+ more minutes, no water, no drinks, no silverware.. the entree was delivered and still no water, no drinks, no silverware. At this point, I waved down a young male waitress and he apologized and said they would get everything to us. 20 more minutes and nothing. At this point we're just ready to leave and try to get dinner elsewhere. The waitress apologized again and said he would get manager to void the bill. No we did not eat any of the food because we still have nothing to eat with, nor anything to drink. Waited 10 more minutes and no one except for the lead singer stopped by the table. Needless to say, we just left and to our blessing.. The Little Alley Steakhouse in Buckhead was still open and had the absolute BEST FOOD/SERVICE EVER!!!
  32. CY

    CYNTHIAM

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience4
    The service was not as good as it used to be. They have you scan a barcode to see menu and order. You never knew exactly who was your server. It took 20 minutes just to get a class of water. The personal service aspect is gone. What if I did not have a smart phone, or wanted to pay by cash. Improvement needs to start there.
  33. JS

    JohnS

    Atlanta

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    The atmosphere was great and enjoyed the live music. Just expected a more upscale look for the type of place it is but don't get me wrong I truly enjoyed it and totally recommend Sweet Georgia's Juke Joint.
  34. R

    Roland

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 2, 2022

    overall3food3service1ambience5
    Our server, Sky or Sklyer, absolutely ruined this experience for us. She was not patient when explained how to order for the entire table on one Yam using the scanner feature. She rolled her eyes at us multiple times, even after we asked if she cooks be more polite. Another server ended up confirming and delivering our order, but never returned. Our initial server, came at the end, cleared our table, brought desert for our daughter who was earning her master degree all to earn the mandatory included 18% gratuity… Super unacceptable. The band was awesome as was your other staff, and we are so very sad this server ruined this visit in from CA for us. Do better.
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience4
    How about the same flavor Italian seasoning blend strong of oregano. The Mac n' cheese was not eatible because of the strong seasoning. The burger had the same Italian blend seasoning. Even the fried chicken had this seasoning! Very disappointed.
  36. LW

    LynnW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My husband and I loved our table and the band was awesome. Nice birthday dinner!
  37. N

    None

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Alan Jordan I have been there in the past so I went on a date night which was very good the food was good the band was good had no complaints the drinks as well and we'll be coming back again I have recommended for my class to meet there may be for a night out on the town in Atlanta we are from Decatur Georgia but we are celebrating 45 years of being out of high school and like I said I enjoyed it this will be a great place for us to get together reminisce and just enjoy a nice time and a nice place
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Greensboro

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Thus is an awesome place for some good southern cooking, and great music!
  39. NN

    NeilN

    Atlanta

    1 review

    vip
    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall2food1service1ambience2
    I have been to The Juke joint many times and this experience was quite different from the others. The only thing good about this experience was the music. There is a possibility I will never go back.
  40. A

    Armstrong

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 13, 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience4
    Unfortunately, things have changed since the pandemic. I would have liked to give an excellent review. However, the service was lacking and the food was disappointing. I really enjoy bringing my friends here, but it's not the same.

FAQs

Sweet Georgia's Juke Joint is rated 3.9 stars by 1471 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 35 times today
Google Map for Sweet Georgia's Juke Joint

200 Peachtree St NW #L05 Atlanta, GA 30303

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Ellis

  • Neighborhood

    Downtown

  • Hours of operation

    Wed–Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Sun 11:00 am–4:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Southern, American

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    The Parking Deck is at 150 Carnegie Way (between Fairlie & Cone). No valet services at this time.

  • Public transit

    MARTA Peachtree Center Station, Ellis St exit

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Will Jackson

  • Entertainment

    Sweet Georgia’s Juke Joint brings Atlanta a live music venue seven days a week. The stage, located in the dining room, will feature multiple performers seven days a week at both lunch, dinner and into the late evening. During the lunch hour, students from Georgia’s colleges and universities will have the chance to perform and well-known local artists, bands and headliners will perform in the evenings and on weekends. The music heard in historic juke joints was primarily blues and jazz, yet Sweet Georgia’s Juke Joint will showcase tunes across all genres. Check out our website and facebook page for a full entertainment schedule.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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