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Jekyll Island Restaurants

Enjoy Local Seafood and a Variety of Excellent Dining Options on Jekyll, from Casual to Fancy and Everything in Between.

Eat like a local when visiting Jekyll Island and enjoy delicious Lowcountry seafood, such as Wild Georgia Shrimp, infamous Brunswick Stew, freshly caught fish, or choose from a variety of casual dining options and family-friendly establishments that serve up tasty dishes with that renowned Southern hospitality. There's something for everyone, including pizza and Italian, Mexican, cafés and bistros, and of course ice cream and desserts!
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Casual Restaurants

Beach House Restaurant + Tap Room

715 Beachview Dr N
Jekyll Island, GA 31527

A charming, fun and relaxing restaurant for locals and vacationers alike, that sits just yards away for the beach with breathtaking views of the Atlantic. Dine inside or at the bar or under the spacious wrap around porch or out on our patio. Offering hand crafted soups, salads and appetizers, Artisan pizzas and flatbreads, and fresh local seafood. We feature a full wrap around bar with one of the largest draft beer selections in Southeast Georgia. Open for lunch and dinner.

Boardwalk Deli

11 Main St
Jekyll Island, GA 31527
Located at the Jekyll Market in the Beach Village

Full Service Deli Featuring made-to-order sandwiches Daily from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. with delicious Boars Head Meats and Cheeses, Fresh Deli Specialty Salads and Daily Soup Specials. The island's best Clam Chowder. Our Self-Serve Salad Bar is open Sunday-Thursday 11:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and Friday and Saturday 11:00 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.

Doc's Snack Shop

9 Pier Rd
Jekyll Island, GA 31527

Relaxed standby with window service & deck seating for sandwiches, burgers & other everyday American eats. Serving burgers, hot dogs, barbecue, chicken salad, nachos and daily lunch specials. Enjoy lunch, snacks or a drink on the porch under the Oaks in the beautiful Historic District on Jekyll Island, Georgia. Open 7 days per week 11am - 5pm.

Eighty Ocean Kitchen and Bar

80 Ocean Way
Jekyll Island, GA 31527

Eighty Ocean Kitchen and Bar features locally inspired meals and cocktails in an open-air, oceanfront setting. Located at the Jekyll Ocean Club, Eighty Ocean offers breakfast exclusively for Jekyll Island Club Resort guests, with lunch and dinner open to the public. Serving breakfast 7am - 10:30am, lunch 11:30am - 3:30pm, dinner 5pm - 10pm, and bar service Sunday - Saturday 11:30am - 11pm.

Grand Dining Room

371 Riverview Dr
Jekyll Island, GA 31527

The storied history of the Jekyll Island Club has, at its heart, the Grand Dining Room. A venue of both social and historical significance, the Grand Dining Room has welcomed titans of industry, stars of the stage, and Resort guests for over a century. Ranked as highly today as ever before, our award-winning, fine dining restaurant continues to be a gathering place for great occasions.

During dinner at the Grand Dining Room we request that gentlemen wear a jacket; a collared shirt and slacks are required. Cocktail attire is recommended for ladies. Serving breakfast Mon - Sun 7am - 10:am, dinner 6pm - 10pm, and Sunday brunch 11am - 2pm. Reservations recommended.

Hibiscus Cafe

11 Main St
Jekyll Island, GA 31527
Located at the Jekyll Market in the Beach Village

Gourmet Coffee and Teas - Casual Fare for Breakfast featuring Breakfast Sandwiches, Fresh Bagels, Cinnamon Rolls, and Pastries from 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

Larry's Giant Subs

210 Riverview Drive (located inside Summer Waves Water Park)

Offers delicious sandwiches, salads, and beverages. Specialties include hot and cold subs, NY deli sandwiches, Philly cheesesteaks, hot dogs, soups and breakfast sandwiches.

Love Shack BBQ Shrimp and Yard Bird

11 Main St
Jekyll Island, GA 31527
Located at the Jekyll Market in the Beach Village

A little old place where we can get together, featuring the island's best BBQ, Wild Georgia Shrimp, Yard Bird Whole Rotisserie Chickens, Smoked BBQ, Chicken Wings, and Shrimp available for party platters and catering. Open Sunday-Thursday 11:00 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Friday and Saturday 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

McCormick's Grill

322 Captain Wylly Rd
Jekyll Island, GA 31527

Casual restaurant in the Jekyll Island golf course clubhouse with a simple American menu & full bar. Offers breakfast and lunch service for golfers and walk-in guests, with a full bar and lovely views of the Jekyll Island golf courses. Serving traditional breakfast, delicious burgers, great sandwiches and salads, and more. Breakfast: Monday-Thursday: 7:30-10:30 a.m; Friday-Sunday: 7:30-11 a.m. Lunch Monday-Thursday, 10:30 a.m.-3 p.m.; Friday-Sunday: 11 a.m.-4 p.m.

The Reserve

110 Ocean Way
Jekyll Island, GA 31527
Located at The Westin Jekyll Island

Offering an indoor or outside oceanfront dining experience, The Reserve Steak House menu features the freshest, finest local ingredients every day. This modern yet elegant open kitchen steak house concept offers selections from Wild Georgia Shrimp and blue crab to USDA Prime steaks while using only the freshest and finest local ingredients. Dine indoors or al fresco, three meals a day. Enjoy stunning views of the Atlantic Ocean from our indoor and outdoor seating. Be sure to save room for one of our delectable desserts made daily by our pastry chef.

Wee Pub Beach

20 Main St #100
Jekyll Island, GA 31527

A local pub and eatery that is a true Irish "Public House" - a place where patrons not only come to eat and drink, but where they gather to socialize, make friends, and enjoy a "wee bit o' the craic!" (A gaelic term for fun, entertainment and enjoyable conversation). Simple but diverse menu offering items ranging from True Americana to traditional Irish fare. Daily specials and live music on Thursdays at 7pm. Every 17th of the Month Wee Celebrate ST. PRACTICE DAY, with Homemade Corned Beef and Cabbage served all day. Every 2nd Thursday of the Month Wee have Shrimp and Grits.

Driftwood Bistro

1175 Beach View Dr
Jekyll Island, GA 31527

A unique casual "lowcountry" restaurant experience in a relaxed yet sophisticated island resort atmosphere. Our menu is updated regularly and includes a broad variety of Southern themed options, including mouthwatering fresh seafood, chicken, beef, salads and sandwiches, featuring sweet Georgia Wild Shrimp caught locally in the waters surrounding Jekyll Island. Our classic signature sides are old family recipes of the owners and staff alike. Some favorites are OG's Fried Okra, Lynn's Squash Casserole, and Augusta's Bread Pudding. We also offer a full service bar and extensive craft beer and wine lists to complement your meal.

Jekyll Island Seafood Company

41 Main Street, Suite 101
Jekyll Island, GA 31527

Located in Jekyll's Beach Village, guests can enjoy signature cocktails, fresh Wild Georgia Shrimp and other shellfish & produce harvested locally. Our menu celebrates the lowlands with regional favorites like Shrimp and Grits, Oysters Rockefeller, and so much more paired seamlessly with a selection of boutique and classic wines, beers, and crafted cocktails. Diners can view the island's undisturbed beauty of sand dunes and sense the ocean breeze as a backdrop to every meal. Kitchen hours Mon-Sun 11am - 10pm, happy hour 4pm - 6pm.

The Wharf

371 Riverview Dr
Jekyll Island, GA 31527

The Wharf features open air dining, live music, and all-day menus focused on Southern favorites including peel and eat shrimp, fish 'n chips, hushpuppies, crabcakes, and fried chicken. Gather with family and friends for a memorable meal, and witness the legendary riverfront sunset from our unmatched location on the pier. Savor our all-day menu of Southern favorites and enjoy fresh, coastal air and lively entertainment. Lunch daily 11:30am - 4:30pm; Dinner daily 5:00pm - 10:00pm; Bar Service Sunday - Thursday 5:00pm to 11:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm to 12:00pm.

Zachry's Riverhouse

1 Harbor Rd
Jekyll Island, GA 31527

Regional seafood dishes & drinks offered in a relaxed, indoor-outdoor space overlooking the river. Apptizers include sesame crusted ahi tuna, peel & eat shrimp, crab cakes, crab stew and more. A variety of salads and seafood sandwiches including mahi, shrimp po'boy, crab cake sandwich, fried oyster sandwich, burgers and more. Outdoor seating available, serving lunch and dinner Sun - Thurs 11:30am - 9pm, Fri & Sat 11:30am - 10pm.
Pizza & Italian

Red Bug Motor's Pizza & Pub

550 Beachview Dr N
Jekyll Island, GA 31527

A casual local bar and eatery preparing pizza pies, hot & cold sandwiches & other Italian eats in a comfy space that evokes the warm feeling of being in an old English Pub - Fireplace included. Dining room open Mon - Sat year round, with an outdoor deck, bottle and tap beers and wines. Mon - Sat 11am - 9pm, Sun 4pm - 9pm. We deliver anywhere on Jekyll Island with delivery hours 4pm - 9pm every day.

Tortuga Jacks

201 Beachview Dr N
Jekyll Island, GA 31527

We offer Baja Mexican dining with beachfront views in the heart of Jekyll Island. Enjoy fresh Mexican dishes and the perfect margarita under the only oceanfront tiki on the Georgia coast. On the lighter side we offer our Baja Fish or Banging Shrimp Tacos, or popular local favorites like our Big Boy Burrito and our Jack's Chimi. Hang out with us for Wild Wednesday for Tiki Trivia at 6pm. Local & Service Industry Drink Specials 3 pm - close. Outdoor Tiki patio is pet-friendly. Featuring Oceanfront Sunrise Breakfast every Sat & Sun 7:30am - 11am, with $8 bottomless mimosas. $3 Happy Hour drink specials Monday – Friday 3pm - 6pm.
Ice Cream & Desserts

Dairy Queen

50 Ben Fortson Pkwy
Jekyll Island, GA 31527

Soft-serve ice cream, Blizzards & signature shakes top the menu at this classic burger & fries fast-food chain.

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Kayaking & Canoeing on Jekyll Island

Kayaking & Canoeing on Jekyll Island

Exploring the natural splendor and marsh wetlands of Jekyll Island is the best way to take in all the unspoiled beauty that Coastal Georgia has to offer. Take a guided kayak tour of the Jekyll River and tidal marsh. Rent a canoe or pedalboat and enjoy fishing or a relaxing paddle on Rixen Pond. Learn about Jekyll's coastal ecosystems and wildlife as you explore Jekyll's beaches, forests and marsh. View Jekyll Island Outfitters »

Jekyll Island Restaurants

Jekyll Island Restaurants

Jekyll Island offers a variety of dining options to choose from, from casual to fancy, as well as places to grab a quick bite or take the whole family. We've compiled a complete directory of all the local restaurants on Jekyll, along with contact information and an interactive map so you can easily find the one you're looking for.
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Jekyll Island Bicycling and Bike Rentals

Jekyll Island Bicycling

With more than 20 miles of bike trails and pathways, bicycling is a great way to Explore Jekyll Island's natural beauty and plentiful wildlife. Free bike path maps are available at the Jekyll Island Guest Information Center and at the bike barn on Shell Road. Bike rentals are available adjacent to the island's miniature golf course and children's playground.
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Jekyll Island Sea Turtles

Terrapins are the only turtle species in the world known to live their whole life in brackish water (a mixture of salt and fresh water, common in the Golden Isles). Found in the marsh habitat of Georgia's Barrier Islands, they have webbed feet with claws on each toe, allowing them to swim well and also walk on land at low tide.

Diamondback terrapins are one of the most common turtles to see along the causeway. Female terrapins are almost twice as big as the males. Because of their hard shell, female terrapins can't expand their bodies to accommodate eggs. A female terrapin grows to about 8 to 10 inches long in comparison to a male and she lays 8 to 10 eggs which take about 65 days to incubate.

The Georgia Sea Turtle Center is a functioning hospital for ill and injured sea turtles and is the only hospital of its kind in the state of Georgia.
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