Sweet Georgia's Juke Joint

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$30 and under
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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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Mon - Thu 4:00PM - 6:00PM

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OT
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The ambience was excellent as was the food, staff and entertainers. I've been looking for a place like this for years. So worth it

OT
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Seriously my favorite place EVER

B
New England
13 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome place. Great music and food.

OT
New England
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding all around

JC
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience5

Our server seemed a little irritated. We ordered a bottle of wine ($32.00). It was opened, I tasted it, did not taste like Chardonnay. Gave it to my mate to taste, we commented on the watered down flat taste. We looked the brand up on line which sells for $4.99 at stores and Georgia Brown’s had the nerve to charge $32.00! My food was OK, it has been five years since I ate here and the food is different.

I was celebrating my wife’s birthday and was disappointed.

OT
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such an amazing time and experience. The band is phenomenal and the service was excellent excellent

OT
1 review
Dined on January 7, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Second time there. Visiting from out of town. Ambience was great each time. Drinks were good. Music was good each time. Food was okay each visit.

ZW
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

I loved everything about this place. I went alone & felt like I was in a house full of family & friends.

AR
1 review
Dined on December 9, 2019
Overall2food4service3ambience3

They nickel and dime you to death. Never heard of an “entertainment” fee before.

F
Miami
15 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2019
Overall4food3service3ambience3

So we went right when it opened so the place was still empty and the true atmosphere wasn’t going yet. We were the only ones there so we couldn’t get the true feeling of the place. The food was pretty good. I had the chicken and waffles. I try them wherever I go if they are on the menu. They were good but not the best I’ve had. I don’t like that they were chicken wings. My husband had the ribs and he enjoyed them. The Mac and cheese was good but I was disappointed in the collard greens. They needed salt. Overall it was still a good meal. I’d definitely go back and give it another try when the music is happening. Nice staff!

OT
Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2019
Overall1food1service2ambience2

The food was not as expected, very disappointing. The band was really nice. My husband complained about the food not being good after taking maybe two bites, but the wait staff refused to compensate him other than offering him another dish. At that point he was so turned off that he just sent it back for nothing in return not even his money back(which they did not even offer). Will not go again, atleast not for the food.

1
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The restaurant is convenient to the downtown area, it’s an alternative to the other food venues nearby.

m
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good food and entertainment

DW
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2019
Overall4food4service1ambience5

Overall experience was OUTSTANDING! Unfortunately, our server was disconnected and provided very poor service. Other servers seemed to be engaged and friendly.

JR
Columbus
2 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere and outstanding food.

h
Vancouver
19 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Had a great evening out. Food was spot on Southern style and the band was totally on point to round out the evening. Arrive before 7pm to get a great table. Many thanks to the manager who connected with most tables.

ED
Cleveland
9 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing.
The atmosphere was awesome
Akaya was an excellent hostess and server.

AP
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Service was so great, everyone was very friendly. The chicken was under seasoned but the sides were delicious!

OT
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience3

I came with my boyfriend for my birthday on Tuesday night. We were both first time visitors. The host was cold and not very approachable - we greeted him after not being acknowledged while standing at the stand. Not a major deal, as he was very accommodating when we asked to sit along the walls with the cushioned seats versus the middle of the restaurant. We waited there along the wall seats for about 20 minutes - literally, from 6:50pm-7:09pm - as several servers walked passed us after looking at our table. I finally politely asked the waitress I was able to whether there was a server for our table. To our surprise, she replied quite abruptly “I am the server, I need a minute”. I, again, politely questioned “Pardon?” hoping that the response would be different but it was not. At this point, my boyfriend was annoyed as she has walked past our table several times before I stopped here and not once did she do a table touch to introduce herself and communicate that she was a bit behind and needed a moment of our patience.

Anyway, in to the highlight of the night - the bartender Ashley. We moved to the bar, which I preferred, and Ashley took great care of us. We ordered the crawfish salmon (excellent), Jambalya pasta (decent), a moonshine mule (good), and two peach cobblers (very good despite substituting whipped cream for ice cream).

I may give it another try if I’m in the area.

GB
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

I was in town visiting and my hotel was within walking distance. The Uber driver suggested it as a place for good food and the live music. The food was good. They give you a lot for the price. The band that night was Fantastic Voyage. Excellent. We stayed after dinner until they finished the last set.

G
Minneapolis
13 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and music

M
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The music was great,as well as the food and service!

OT
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for my fiancé birthday. We had an AMAZING time! The food was on point, the live band was fantastic and the overall vibe was exciting! Def going to be a regular go to spot for date night!

AN
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Enjoyed dinner and show it was our anniversary staff was great

CH
Detroit
4 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The live music was a fabulous surprise. Hefty portions, too much food for me. Too bad I’m flying out tomorrow or I’d take the doggy bag. Really nice venue and evening. Thanks so much!

OT
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience4

They seemed to not have our reservation .. seating was not what i expected for a reservation made almost 2 weeks ago .

Server was friendly
Staff was friendly
Music was excellent did not mind the fee !

OT
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service! Great food! Definitely going back!

OT
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2019
Overall3food2service5ambience5

Music was amazing!!! Really great band!

J
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sweet Georgia’s was AMAZING! From the service to the food to the entertainment, we had a terrific night out! Catfish fingers were yummy, and the gumbo was some of the best we’ve ever had! Large portions, too. We were stuffed and happy by the time we left.

OT
E. Tennessee
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very awesome place - affordable pricing, great music and amazing southern food. What’s not to love?

CD
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Skye was our server and she was great. I wanted a moonshine drink and she recommended the Sneaky Sneaky, good choice. I did not care for the mac & cheese but everything else was good. The band set it off so overall a great way to spend my last evening in the ATL!

WP
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, great food, great entertainment! Good for the entire family or a business dinner.

M
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went here for my birthday, we made reservations and were seated as soon as the rest of our party arrived. Our server was amazing he kept checking on us, refilling our water glass and making sure we were ok. The music is what takes this restaurant to another level. The live music is amazing they encourage you to get up to dance, I recommend getting there by 7pm so you can fully enjoy the band. The food was good no complaints. I would recommend this restaurant for a girls night out.

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Birthday , visiting from Los Angeles

LS
Atlanta
16 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

It was a nice dinner at Sweet Georgia's. It had been a few years since we were there previously. The food was very good, the band was very good, and the service was excellent (our server was Angela). Sweet Georgia's seems to cater now more for the tourist crowd, but these Atlantans will be back soon.

TB
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Food and service were very good. Live music was also very good but created a loud environment for a business dinner. Was not aware that there was going to be live music with a $5 surcharge for each guest when live music is playing, regardless of where you sit, but it’s worth the payment.

Would recommend the salmon dish and fried green tomatoes app.

GK
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was some of the best soul food that I ever had at a restaurant. The band and atmosphere were great. Sweet Georgia's gave us a nice date night, definitely coming back and bringing some friends.

SS
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Food was awesome. Service was a bit slow, but the waitress was really nice. Music was great. Good times!

MS
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The ambiance is nice with an authentic feel of the down-home blues of a juke joint. I tried the collard green rolls but there weren't many collards in them, it was primarily the rice paper wrap.

OT
St. Louis
3 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2019
Overall1food3service1ambience3

There were only 6 people in the dining room but it still took almost 15 minutes for a server to approach me. This was odd as I saw at least 10 servers milling about. I ordered a salad and entree. The salad never arrived. When I told the server (as I was finishing my entree) that I didn’t receive my salad she asked if I wanted her to take it off the bill. Really?!?!

Won’t be back.

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