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Find an Inspiring Culinary Experience on Jekyll Island

Find an Inspiring Culinary Experience on Jekyll Island

From seafood shacks to fine dining, you’ll find plenty of choices to satisfy your cravings for an inspiring culinary experience on Jekyll Island.

Grab-n-go options

Looking for a quick bite to eat before enjoying an afternoon on Jekyll Island? Look no further than Larry’s Giant Subs, a fast-casual sub shop, or Love Shack BBQ, Shrimp & Yardbird offering barbecue choices, including wild Georgia shrimp in Beach Village.

Don’t miss grab-n-go in the Historic District at Doc’s Snack Shop! Featuring hotdogs, wraps, drinks, and the perfect snack, it’s a great stopover if you are out for a bike ride or enjoying history!

Featuring a full bar and grill with hamburgers, hot dogs, and chicken sandwiches The Beach Pavilion is the perfect place to cool down. Don’t miss treating yourself to something sweet!

A great way to unwind from a long day on Jekyll Island is to grab a pizza to-go at Red Bug Motors Pizza & Pub for a beach picnic! Specializing in Italian and American cuisine guests can dine in, take out, or order out for free delivery anywhere on Jekyll Island!

Larry's Giant Subs at Beach Village on Jekyll Island

Overlook the Water

The views of the marsh from The Wharf are unbeatable! Offering a full menu of fresh, local fare, live music Wednesday-Sunday (seasonally), and serving up some of the best sunsets, The Wharf is one of the best spots for a great culinary experience on Jekyll Island!

Locally-owned seafood restaurant overlooking the Jekyll River, Zachry’s Riverhouse is a relaxed atmosphere to unwind with friends and family.

Located at the Jekyll Island Club Resort, The Pool House overlooks the marsh, and is a great place to grab a hamburger, crab cakes, and fish tacos. Don’t miss the frozen drinks, we recommend a drunken monkey! Rumor has it Jimmy Buffet even stopped by to enjoy a cheeseburger…in paradise, some would say. Open to the public.

Located oceanside at the Holiday Inn Resort, The Anchor, is a cabana bar & grill with drinks, al fresco dining, and live entertainment (weekends).

The Shore Restaurant at The Courtyard & Residence Inn offers casual oceanfront and alfresco dining. Enjoy sandwiches, salads, pizzas, small plates, and more with your favorite beverage.

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Sweet Treats

Enjoy dessert all-day on Jekyll Island!

Fuse Frozen Yogurt, located in Beach Village, is the only original and independent frozen yogurt shop on the Southeast coast! Menu items include a variety of soft-serve frozen yogurts, Italian gelatos, and sorbets made with all-natural ingredients.

Enjoying the Historic District? No trip is complete without a stop by the Island Sweets Shoppe! Featuring old-fashioned candy, hand-dipped ice cream as well as fine chocolates, and freshly-made fudge, it’s the perfect sweet treat!

Dairy Queen is the only quick-service restaurant on the island, featuring frozen treats like soft-serve ice cream cones, sundaes, and the famous Blizzard.

Fuse Frozen Yogurt

Last Call

Panoramic ocean views over an outdoor balcony seem like a great way to end the day! Head over to Northshore Coffee + Cocktails located at the Holiday Inn Resort. Don’t miss the signature drink menu, and daily happy hour.

The Turtle Nest at Hampton Inn & Suites features the island’s only poolside walk-up window! Offering a full-service lobby bar and extensive pub menu, it’s a great way to begin or end the night.

Harry’s Lounge, a sophisticated bar, is located at The Westin Jekyll Island. Unwind with a craft beer, “Crafted at Westin” signature cocktail or glass of wine. Salty’s Oceanside Bar & Grill allows guests to enjoy the Jekyll Island sunshine as they sip tropical cocktails poolside. Walk up from the beach, open to the public.

Located just outside the Grand Dining Room at the Jekyll Island Club Resort, The Bar and Alexander Lounge is a replica of the bar filmed in the hotel for the movie “The Legend of Bagger Vance.” It is a favorite spot for cocktails and conversation before or after dinner.


Fine Dining: An Elevated Experience

The Reserve Steakhouse is a modern, oceanfront steakhouse, located at The Westin Jekyll Island, offering USDA Prime steaks, fresh local Georgia seafood and an extensive wine list. Open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, dine alongside the open kitchen or al fresco on the oceanfront veranda.

Eighty Ocean Kitchen and Bar located at the Jekyll Ocean Club offers southern coastal cuisine and seafood-inspired entrees and small plates. Don’t miss the expansive dessert menu and craft cocktails. Recently renovated, the Grand Dining Room, a Four Diamond restaurant offers elegant choices for breakfast and dinner and an award-winning Sunday brunch. 

The Reserve

Savor Local Flavors

Fresh local seafood, house-made pizza, craft beers on draft with indoor & outdoor dining, live entertainment, and a happy hour, the Beach House Restaurant & Taproom has it all!

Driftwood Bistro is a full-service restaurant offering a variety of entrées centered on Southern cuisine “with a twist.” Choose from petite or regular-sized platters, signature side dishes, wine specials, and vegetarian, gluten-free, and vegan-friendly options. Don’t miss Lynn’s squash casserole!

Tortuga Jack’s offers oceanfront Baja Mexican dining. Enjoy fresh Mexican dishes and the perfect margarita under the only oceanfront tiki on the Georgia coast.

Beach Village features some great local flavors for a unique culinary experience on Jekyll Island! Wee Pub Beach is a neighborhood pub and restaurant that serves as a home away from home for locals and visitors. This hybrid Irish pub and sports bar features Irish and traditional American fare. For guests staying in a vacation rental, the Jekyll Market has you covered! A gourmet grocery store with a large selection of staples and specialty items including meats, seafood, produce, deli and bakery selections, and beer and wine.

Driftwood Bistro

All Day Dining

Sunrise Grille is located steps away from the Jekyll Island Convention Center in Beach Village and offers a varied menu for breakfast, lunch, and dinner plus a full bar.

Tribuzio’s Grille offers a varied menu and full bar surrounded by Jekyll’s 63 holes of golf!

The Westin Café serves Starbucks, fresh pastries, healthy snacks, and more while on the go!

The Pantry located at the Jekyll Island Club Resort offers pastries, muffins, sticky buns, and Dubuque coffee each morning and deli sandwiches, wraps, homemade soups, salads, desserts, and ice cream throughout the day. Picnic lunches are also available.

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