Where to Eat in Jekyll Island: The Best Restaurants and Bars

April 14, 2018 Viva Honore

Discover the best restaurant in Jekyll Island, United States including Driftwood Bistro, Dairy Queen Chill and Grill, Love Shack BBQ Shrimp & Yardbird, Fuse, Jekyll Island, Grand Dining Room, Jekyll Island Sweets Shoppe, Zachry's Riverhouse, A Sweet Shop Named Sprinkles, Wee Pub Beach, Hibiscus cafe
Things to do in Jekyll Island

1. Driftwood Bistro

1175 N Beachview Dr, Jekyll Island, GA 31527-0704 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi American, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Late Night SGD 10 - SGD 18 +1 912-635-3588
Excellent
65%
Good
24%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 1 reviews

Driftwood Bistro

Casual theme low country cuisine specializing in fresh vegetables and unique entree items featuring Wild Georgia Shrimp, Stuffed Collard Greens, Signature Pastas and Shrimp Creole. Traditional favorites like Yankee Pot Roast, Shrimp and Grits, Stuffed Baked Flounder, Fried Grilled or Blackened Wild Georgia Shrimp (did I mention that we serve Wild Gorgia Shrimp). Unique sandwiches like our Veggie Wrap and Cracker Cuban as well as burgers and salads. Full service bar specializing in frozen specialty drinks from Top Shelf Margaritas,Peach Daiquiris and Rum Bar Smashes.

Reviewed By Tommy W

While my wife and I enjoyed our meal, the quality wasn't quite what we remembered. We live their okra appetizer, but this one was exceptionally greasy.

2. Dairy Queen Chill and Grill

50 Ben Fortson Pkwy, Hwy 520, Jekyll Island, GA 31527-1022 Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible American, Fast Food Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night +1 912-635-2573
Excellent
38%
Good
34%
Satisfactory
16%
Poor
8%
Terrible
4%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 392 reviews

Dairy Queen Chill and Grill

Reviewed By GlynnCountian - Warner Robins, Georgia

Talk about a steep downward spiral! This place was amazing when it opened and just what Jekyll needed. Now it is disgrace to the DQ name. Corporate should pull their franchise from them. My food was standard DQ food but the quality just wasn't there. The fries were cold, the gravy clumpy, the toast was just stale bread, and the chicken fried hard as a rock. The service was TERRIBLE! After waiting at the counter, I yelled for assistance for a while and nobody came. I finally went into the edge of the kitchen between the counter where they prepare ice cream treats and pack orders yelling for someone. A person appeared, took my order, and I got my food. There were two more parties that came in while I was there and they had the same issue. On the next visit the drink machine had run over obviously for some period of time and instead of cleaning it up they just put up the yellow hazard sign. It was there when I arrived, I got my food, ate, and it was still there when I left and nobody tried to clean it up. Most of the tables were dirty too.

3. Love Shack BBQ Shrimp & Yardbird

11 Main St, Jekyll Market at Georgia's Best Beachtown, Jekyll Island, GA 31527-1063 Takeout, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Accepts Credit Cards Barbecue, American, Seafood Lunch, Dinner, Brunch SGD 9 - SGD 24 +1 912-635-2253
Excellent
65%
Good
27%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 276 reviews

Love Shack BBQ Shrimp & Yardbird

The Love Shack BBQ Shrimp & Yard Bird - A little old place where we can get together . . . featuring the island's best BBQ, Fried Wild Georgia Shrimp & Oysters, Chicken Fingers or Half Rotisserie Chicken. Our Whole Rotisserie Chickens, Smoked BBQ, Chicken Wings, and Shrimp available for party platters and catering. Open daily from 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m and til 8:00 p.m. on Friday and Saturday

Reviewed By Lloyd D

Wife and I had dinner there yesterday. Her shrimp were large and tasty/ actually outstanding and sweet potato fries great too. I had pulled pork plate and pork was juicy, tasty and very good. All in all shrimp was best I have eaten in Jekyll or elsewhere in last few years.

4. Fuse, Jekyll Island

31 Main St, Suite 107, Jekyll Island, GA 31527-1070 Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible American, Gluten Free Options +1 912-319-2046
Excellent
57%
Good
31%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
3%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 95 reviews

Fuse, Jekyll Island

Reviewed By Debbie C - Jekyll Island, Georgia

I have lived on Jekyll Island for 34 years and thankfully, l have hardly ever experienced poor customer service in any of the establishments on the Island. I have been in Fuse several times and am disappointed in the customer service, the limited flavors of frozen yogurt and the lack of consistency in the toppings. I have been there at least a half dozen times when there were only large cups available, which of course end up costing more because the yogurt and toppings are charged by the ounce and a large cup holds much more. I like honey and walnuts or pecans on my frozen yogurt, but only on two visits has there been honey or any kind of nuts. When I ask about the honey and nuts I am told by the impertinent young girl employed there that there is no honey and there are no nuts and no plans to get any. I was also told "you are the only one who comes in here that asks for honey". I will never take my grandchildren there again and I will never go there again. I won't recommend Fuse to my friends/family who visit either. The last time I was there with my grandchildren, one of their cups (just a little over half full) ended up costing over $8.00 - Way too much for my pocket book!

5. Grand Dining Room

371 N Riverview Dr, Jekyll Island Club Hotel, Jekyll Island, GA 31527-0874 Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi, Reservations, Private Dining, Valet Parking, Full Bar American, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Breakfast, Dinner, Brunch SGD 7 - SGD 79 +1 912-635-5155
Excellent
73%
Good
17%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
3%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 899 reviews

Grand Dining Room

The Jekyll Island Club Hotel Grand Dining Room continues to be the scene of social gatherings and gourmet experiences. Beautifully restored in the Victorian mode, the room is dominated by Ionic columns and gleaming white woodwork. Three handsome fireplaces, complete with intricately carved mantle pieces and marble surrounds, add warmth and cheer on a winter’s day. The lawns and the river can be seen through expansive windows, and the first blossoms of crepe myrtle and magnolia trees color the landscape in early spring. The glow of candlelight and piano music create an atmosphere of romance and anticipation of the gourmet meal to come. A cause celebre in Southern Georgia dining is the Grand Dining Room’s Sunday brunch, a culinary and visual delight.

Reviewed By extrastuff2017 - Midwest

We stayed at the The Jekyll Island Club for several days so we ate in the dining room several times for breakfast. I would say the breakfast buffet was just ok. Ordering off the menu was much better however bacon did not get served with...MoreWe appreciate you feedback on the breakfast buffet in the Grand Dining Room. You comments have been passed on to our Executive Chef and restaurant manager. Your comments will help us improve the dining experience for other guests and hopefully you on a return visit.

6. Jekyll Island Sweets Shoppe

150 Old Plantation Rd, Jekyll Island, GA 31527-0834 Takeout, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover American +1 912-635-3135
Excellent
54%
Good
26%
Satisfactory
12%
Poor
3%
Terrible
5%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 98 reviews

Jekyll Island Sweets Shoppe

Homemade Fudge Hand-dipped Ice Cream Pralines and more....

Reviewed By Mark K

This is a small stand alone shop in the Historic District next to the Morgan Center. You can drive in and Park near by. Stop in and get Ice Cream, Fudge, Pralines, and other candies. It is open in the off/season but the hours are abbreviated, so you might want to check if you are driving over just for this, which doesn’t really seem likely because the historic district is really interesting and fun to visit and learn the history of the Jekyll Island Club.

7. Zachry's Riverhouse

1 Harbor Rd, Jekyll Island, GA 31527-0939 Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Free Wifi American, Bar, Seafood, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly Lunch, Brunch, Dinner SGD 9 - SGD 25 +1 912-319-2174
Excellent
59%
Good
28%
Satisfactory
9%
Poor
3%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 203 reviews

Zachry's Riverhouse

Casual and laid back seafood restaurant located on the intracoastal waterway.

Reviewed By Elizabeth G - Columbus, Georgia

My husband and I were at the island for a business conference. We ate here one night with some coworkers. The food was delicious and our waitress was helpful. Our portions were large without being oversized. I would definitely return on a future visit. There is outdoor seating but we did not take advantage of the because of the cool rainy weather.

8. A Sweet Shop Named Sprinkles

11 Main St, Jekyll Market at Beachtown, Jekyll Island, GA 31527-1063 Seating, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Takeout, Accepts Credit Cards American +1 912-635-2253
Excellent
60%
Good
28%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
5%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 39 reviews

A Sweet Shop Named Sprinkles

A Sweet Shop Named Sprinkles is located in the Jekyll Market and features Locally-Sourced Homemade Ice Cream, Gluten-Free Dole Whip, Frozen Icee, Delicious Fudge, Fresh Popcorn, Gourmet Candies, Glazed and Roasted Nuts and Home of the Best Breakfast on Jekyll Island - Waffles and Ice Cream!

Reviewed By JenningsEC

Located inside the Jekyll Market and open until 8, this was a sweet treat! I had a scoop of Samoa, my favorite GS cookie crumbled, and it had just the right blend of coconut, chocolate and carmel. Hubby had a scoop of peanut butter chip in a waffle cone. Paid a little extra for the waffle cone, but I'm pretty sure he had more ice cream that I did. Got 2 slices each of the cookies and cream fudge and the vanilla chocolate fudge as a thank you to the in-laws for watching the dog. Indoor seating, but plenty of outdoor seating! Free sprinkles if you ask for them ontop of your icecream!

9. Wee Pub Beach

20 Main St, Unit 100, Jekyll Island, GA 31527-1061 Seating, Highchairs Available, Free Wifi, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards Irish, American, Bar, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner SGD 9 - SGD 29 +1 912-574-2337
Excellent
49%
Good
32%
Satisfactory
12%
Poor
4%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 515 reviews

Wee Pub Beach

Reviewed By Doug P - Nova Scotia, Canada

Easter week is not the time for a quick lunch the place was packed but they got us in and from there great service was good and our orders came out fairly quick every one enjoyed there food and we all agreed we would go back but try to do it when not so crazy busy
We were all impressed how they handled us and also with the quality of the food and service

10. Hibiscus cafe

11 Main St, Jekyll Market at Beachtown, Jekyll Island, GA 31527-1063 Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards American, Cafe Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch SGD 4 - SGD 13 +1 912-635-2253
Excellent
49%
Good
18%
Satisfactory
9%
Poor
20%
Terrible
4%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 43 reviews

Hibiscus cafe

The Hibiscus Cafe at the Jekyll Market Gourmet Coffee, Iced Coffees, Frozen Drinks and Cocktails. Casual Fare for Breakfast featuring Fresh Bagels, Omelets, Pastries and Quiche from 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Delicious desserts and hot-off-the-grill hamburgers and hot dogs with the all the fixings served all day long.

Reviewed By Stephen W

Searched for a hot breakfast and saw the reviews, so we went way out of our way to go here, instead of catching a chain restaurant near the interstate. Was really disappointed after making the long drive and having to pay to get on the island to find that the cafe was nothing more than a pastry cooler in the souvenir/ general store. Unless you are already on the island, and don't mind generic muffins and croissants, skip this one.

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