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There is no shortage of dining possibilities on Jekyll Island. Whether you want to savor a seafood feast while marveling at the sunset over the historic pier or kick back with some Southern classics while overlooking miles of Georgia coastal beachscape, Jekyll Island’s dining experiences offer something for young and old, and everybody in between.
The Jekyll Island Club Hotel’s popular bakery-delicatessen presents pastries, muffins and sticky buns each morning along side their freshly brewed Starbucks coffee. Diners also enjoy the menu of deli sandwiches and wraps, homemade soups, pizzas, salads, desserts and ice cream. Picnic lunches and catering available. The cafe is located on the top level of the Jekyll Island Club Hotel’s courtyard.
Address: 1175 N. Beachview Drive
Website: Driftwood Bistro
Located inside Villas By the Sea, Driftwood Bistro serves a variety of Low Country cuisine. Menu specialties include meat loaf, stuffed flounder, herb-crusted pork tenderloin, and fried, grilled and blackened Wild Georgia shrimp. Driftwood Bistro offers a great selection of vegetables, signature sandwiches and salads, with dishes served in either petite or regular portions.
Larry’s Giant Subs offers a wide variety of made-to-order sandwiches, salads and refreshing cold drinks. Open seasonally, Larry’s Giant Sub is located inside Summer Waves waterpark. For ordering without admission to Summer Waves, please tell ticket attendant you are ordering from Larry’s.
Address: 370 Riverview Drive Phone: 912.635.3800 Website: The “Rah” Bar at Latitude 31°
Whether soaking up the afternoon sun or enjoying a colorful sunset, Rah Bar is an ideal spot for outdoor and casual dining. The menu features Wild Georgia Shrimp served in a variety of ways, fresh seafood, full bar and famous margaritas. The Rah Bar is open at 11 a.m. daily.
Located in the courtyard and arcaded loggia for the Jekyll Island Club Hotel’s historic Crane Cottage, Courtyard at Crane offers guests premier dining options in an airy, open setting. Diners will find a seasonal menu, with items updated quarterly. The indoor/outdoor restaurant features a menu of elegant plates and a full wine list.
Address: 50 Ben Fortson Parkway
Website: Dairy Queen
You know what Dairy Queen offers: your favorites. Chili dogs, burgers, chicken fingers and frosty cool treats, in a quick, quality and clean setting. This fast-service eatery is located inside the Flash Foods convenience store.
For fresh seafood and friendly service, come to the Historic Wharf for a seaside meal at Latitude 31°. The menu features fresh fish, Wild Georgia Shrimp, oysters and crab in addition to chicken, beef, soups and salads. All dishes are prepared fresh by a talented chef and served by the friendly wait staff.
Located between Great Dunes Golf Course and the Mini-Golf Course, this family-friendly restaurant features the Island’s best pizza. Orders can be made for dine-in, take-out or delivery. This Italian-themed menu also features pasta, hoagies, salads and more. Homemade dessert, imported beers and delicate wines pair well with every dish.
DOC’S SNACK SHOPPE
Address: 9 Pier Road
A laid-back, walk-up joint with comfy porch, Doc’s Snack Shoppe features a variety of hot dog options, sandwiches and barbecue, among other yummy treats. The snack shoppe is located adjacent to the Morgan Center in the Jekyll Island Historic Landmark District.
As the Jekyll Island Club Hotel’s full-service restaurant, the Grand Dining Room offers elegant menus for breakfast, lunch and dinner, as well as a renowned Sunday brunch. The à-la carte menu features continental cuisine specializing in seafood and classic Southern fare, with dinners set to the tune of a delightful pianist.
Located in the Jekyll Island Golf Course clubhouse, McCormick’s Bar and Grill offers freshly cooked burgers, a variety of salads, sandwiches and soups, not to mention excellent chili and fresh fries. Grab a bite before you hit the links, or drop in after a day on the greens for a fresh meal.
SEAJAY’S WATERFRONT CAFE & PUB
Address: 1 Harbor Road
Featuring its famous low country boil buffet, plus a menu stocked with soups and chowders, sandwiches and burgers, salads and daily specials, SeaJays is an island staple. The waterfront café offers live music, full bar and breathtaking views of the Jekyll Harbor Marina.
Address: 371 Riverview Drive
Website: The Pub
In a true pub-style tradition, Vincent’s serves guests from a cherry-wood bar in a casual, comfortable ambiance. Guests can enjoy happy hour specials, sporting events and snacks at the pub located on the lower level of the Jekyll Island Club Hotel outdoor patio. Domestic and imported beers, a variety of wines and specialty cocktails are all available.