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About Sweet Georgia's Juke Joint

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.

180 Peachtree St NW #L05
Atlanta, GA 30303
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Southern, American

Hours of Operation:
Monday thru Thursday: 4pm - 10pm. Friday 4pm -12am Saturday 4pm -12am Sunday: 11am - 10pm.

Cross Street:
Ellis

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(404) 230-5853

Website:
http://www.sweetgeorgiasjukejoint.com/

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.

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

Executive Chef:
Will Jackson

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

Special Events & Promotions:
Sweet Georgia's Juke Joint features multiple private dining options including a semi-private room that seats up to 30 people comfortably. Perfect for any occasion, contact the restaurant management at (404)230-5853 to coordinate your next special event.

Sweet Georgia's Juke Joint Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.3

service

4.2

ambience

4.5

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

93% would recommend it to a friend

Live Music (37)
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Comfort Food (18)
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Special Occasion (17)
Casual (15)
Hot Spot (15)
Great for Brunch (12)
Sunday Lunch (11)
Romantic (11)
Worth the Drive (11)
Late-night Find (9)
Vibrant Bar Scene (9)
Good for Anniversaries (8)
Authentic (8)
People Watching (8)
Neighborhood Gem (7)
Tasting Menu (7)
Cozy (6)
Happy Hour (6)
Great for Lunch (6)
Bar Seating (5)
Scenic View (5)
Business Meals (5)
Local Ingredients (4)
Kid-friendly (3)
Fit for Foodies (3)
Quiet Conversation (3)
Afternoon Tea (2)
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Waterfront (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Handcrafted Cocktails (1)
Healthy (1)
Live Sports (1)
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Great for Outdoor Dining (1)
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·Dined 19 hours ago

It was great! Good service! Great food! And good endless mimosas!

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vip
 (Kansas City)·Dined 6 days ago

Bad all the way around

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vip
 (Orlando)·Dined 7 days ago

This place offers authentic reasonably priced southern cooking accompanied by danceable blues music with an easy-going vibe. The music limits conversation but the band takes breaks, and the place has personality.

Tags: Live Music, Cozy, Fun
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on December 10, 2017

We all enjoyed our food, and our server, Eddie, was very accommodating and attentive. The music was on point for festive ambiance.

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 (Birmingham)·Dined on December 5, 2017

friendly service, good food, great music and good value

Tags: Fun
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 (Denver)·Dined on December 1, 2017

Every time I come to Atlanta I make it a point to visit. Great food, awesome live music. You can’t miss!

Tags: Hot Spot, Fun, Good for Groups, Authentic, Live Music, Good for Birthdays, Late-night Find
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on November 29, 2017

Great atmosphere, waitress was very polite . The food and drinks was awesome, I really enjoyed the entertainment.

Tags: Scenic View, Afternoon Tea, Healthy, Late-night Find, Great for Lunch, Vibrant Bar Scene, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Tasting Menu, Hot Spot, Sunday Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Comfort Food, Live Music, Fun, Great for Brunch
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·Dined on November 28, 2017

I loved every bit of the experience and atmosphere

Tags: Great for Brunch, Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List, Fun, Late-night Find, Scenic View, Cozy, Special Occasion, Hot Spot, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Good for a Date, Live Music, Bar Seating
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on November 26, 2017

The live music was the perfect complement to the good food.

Tags: Live Music, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Great for Brunch
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·Dined on November 22, 2017

The waiter forgot our appetizers which made our wait longer for food. The greens were not hot and the mac and cheese was very dry. Our reservation was for 7:15 however the food should be served hot.

Tags: Casual
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Good food and great atmosphere. Overall wonderful time with the family

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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on November 19, 2017

They charge an “Entertainment fee” of $5 per person. Food was decent but service was absolutely horrible.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Great food, great service, great atmosphere. A friend came in town and stayed at the Ritz. I didn't realize it was across the street when I made the reservation. Highly recommend!!!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Great for Brunch
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·Dined on November 17, 2017

Fun atmosphere with live music and southern classics like fried green tomatoes and shrimp and grits. While we were there a spontaneous conga line broke out and pretty much everyone in the restaurant joined in! There were lots of groups celebrating birthdays too. It is noisy but fun. The food was good, although it was heavy fare. The waitstaff was friendly, service was pretty slow. We went for a fun night out with entertainment and good food and we enjoyed ourselves.

Tags: Comfort Food, Fun, Live Music, Good for Groups
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·Dined on November 16, 2017

I really enjoyed my experience at the restaurant. The live entertainment was awesome and the food was great. The chicken was not crispy like I like, but it had great flavor and it was moist. The peach cobbler was the best and I ordered two servings of Mac & cheese. I will definitely be returning To enjoy the live music. My server was patient with me and overall a great server.

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on November 16, 2017

I had a decent experience here. Parking is hard to find but the location is convenient and easy to find. The food was pretty good and the service was good. The place was a little cluttered and the owner should consider updating the chairs and tables because they are a little bit raggedy. There is a $5 per person charge added to the bill for the live band.... the band was just okay.

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·Dined on November 14, 2017

We expected a real southern flavor,it was not there. The chicken wings were a little large and slightly undercooked Not

cooked as requested “ well cooked, crispy. For the price of an entree with only one side is a little difficult to swallow. The peach cobbler was not a cobbler at all, it was a joke. Staff was a little too busy trying to wait and clear tables at the same time. This was my first visit and to say the least I was totall disappointed. Good luck and best wishes .

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 (Miami)·Dined on November 12, 2017

The atmosphere is unique and welcoming. I loved the upbeat Jazz band. Our waiter was very attentive and had a delightful personality. I ordered the fried chicken with Mac & cheese and collard greens. Excellent meal and outstanding flavor! My husband had the chicken and waffles & he equally loved his meal. The mimosas were flowing. No complaints here, all smiles. Going back this Sunday!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Sunday Lunch, Casual, Good for a Date
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·Dined on November 12, 2017

Very nice brunch

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Very fun! We were here for a conference and were pleasantly surprised when we arrived here. It was very energetic and great food!

Tags: Live Music, Fit for Foodies, People Watching
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 (Austin)·Dined on November 9, 2017

Amazing! A great Atlanta experience.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 8, 2017

I was hoping for livelier jazz, not the "smoky" jazz of the trio that performed.

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vip
 (Savannah)·Dined on November 8, 2017

Everything about this place was awesome!!! I had Salmon which was great, fried green tomatoes and mashed potatoes!!! There was a band there the night we went, they were awesome!!!! We danced off our awesome food!!!!

Tags: Comfort Food, Live Music
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on November 7, 2017

Brought my parents here for their 41st anniversary. They love the place the food was amazing the band was great and the service was good. We will be coming back here again.

1 person found this review helpful.
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Our waiter was not too friendly. There were a lot of items left behind in the kitchen that we had to tell her that we did not get. So I guess that may have agitated her. The music was great. I have been there 3 times total and this one was the worst. Overall I enjoy bringing my out of town guest there for brunch and the music. Thanks, Vicki Ryan.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Live Sports, Kid-friendly, Casual, Afternoon Tea
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·Dined on October 29, 2017

It was a very nice place and I loved the live entertainment. Will definitely be going back!

Tags: Cozy, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Good food! Got the chicken and waffles! Traditional fried chicken wings and sweet waffle and warm maple syrup. Friend got the BBQ sandwich which was also delicious. A must if you want to do brunch right!

Tags: Authentic, Casual, Vibrant Bar Scene, Tasting Menu, Good for a Date, Fun, Live Music, Great for Brunch, Comfort Food
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·Dined on October 23, 2017

The atmosphere of the restaurant was fantastic and the food was delicious. Our party had a great time catching up. Classic Southern food with a twist, all of it very tasty. Moonshine and whiskey cocktails to be had in abundance. The peach cobbler is dangerous, so save room for it. The only thing diners should be aware of is there is an up-charge of $5/person during the live music portion of the evening. I'm not sure if this goes to pay the band, or what, but it seemed odd to me. Overall, a great restaurant in the heart of the city.

Tags: Special Occasion, Hot Spot, Creative Cuisine, Live Music, Casual, Happy Hour, Handcrafted Cocktails, Comfort Food, Fun
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on October 22, 2017

The food was great and the service was too. Great music

Tags: Great for Brunch, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Fun, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Anniversaries, Live Music, Casual, Comfort Food, Great for Lunch, Sunday Lunch, Business Meals, Bar Seating, Worth the Drive
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·Dined on October 19, 2017

The entertainment was the best part of the evening. The food was average.

Tags: Happy Hour
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·Dined on October 18, 2017

The music was awesome, the food was "okay " and the service was a bit disappointing. The server kept disappearing for LONG periods of time to the point where we had to ask other servers for stuff. I would
definitely go back there for the live music!!

Tags: Fun, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Sunday Lunch, Happy Hour, Good for Groups, Live Music
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on October 18, 2017

Too noisy for business meeting. Food was ok. Not for calorie conscious audience. Peach cobbler was awesome.

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·Dined on October 18, 2017

Great food, great service! Live music was excellent!

Tags: Comfort Food, Happy Hour, Live Music, Casual
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 17, 2017

Great service, great Jazz for a relaxing night after a long flight. Tasty food, not pricey.

Tags: Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Late-night Find, Live Music, Local Ingredients
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on October 17, 2017

Hubby didn't like his waffle said it was bland nothing spectacular. Although we enjoyed the catfish appetizer and I enjoyed my fried chicken, collards and mac and cheese.

Tags: Good for a Date, Late-night Find
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 11, 2017

Had the jambalaya pasta. Sauce was tasty with just the right amount of spice. The penne was overcooked with most of the tubes split down the middle. I think it would be better done with rice rather than pasta.

Tags: Fun
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·Dined on October 10, 2017

Business dinner with co-workers. We enjoyed everything about this dining experience. The food and drinks were perfect. Accompanied by an amazing live band that enhanced a perfect outing.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (Portland)·Dined on October 9, 2017

Nice venue aesthetically, but the service was pretty slow and impersonal. Extra "entertainment charge" per person, and the requirement to order certain menu items. The band played a 20 minute medley of numbers with no break between, then took a break between "sets".

Not a great value, and the food was just average. All in all, not worth a repeat visit.

Tags: Good for Groups
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·Dined on October 8, 2017

Great live music bands!!! Choices of food were excellent! Everyone in our party was satisfied with their food and drinks!!

Tags: Live Music, Great for Brunch, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Casual, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Sunday Lunch
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·Dined on October 5, 2017

Great place, so welcoming, fantastic live music and just a good place to be. Fantastic atmosphere.

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Fun, Hot Spot
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