My Jekyll: DJ Zachry

My Jekyll: DJ Zachry

Photograph by BRIAN AUSTIN LEE

“Jekyll Island is beautiful year-round, but October is the best month. The fishing picks up, the temperature drops, and you can hop on a bike and ride around the island with no traffic. It’s like going back in time. The trails here are amazing and cover the entire island, from the beaches to the Historic District. The Jekyll Island Authority also puts together some great events.
The big ones are the Shrimp & Grits Festival and Holly Jolly Jekyll, but there are also a lot
of smaller events … that draw visitors and locals alike.” – DJ ZACHRY

DJ Zachry owns Zachry’s Riverhouse, a popular restaurant on Harbor Road. In 1987, his parents opened the original Zachry’s in the old Jekyll Island shopping center, where his first job was washing dishes. Unsure of where he wanted to settle after completing college, he found his answer while driving across the Jekyll Island causeway one morning at sunrise. Overwhelmed by the beauty of his surroundings, he says he knew in that moment he had found his home.

This article first appeared in Volume 6 Number 2 of 31•81, the Magazine of Jekyll Island.

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