Shrimp at The Wharf on Jekyll Island, Georgia

Shrimp at The Wharf on Jekyll Island, Georgia

7 Great Places to Eat on Jekyll Island

Chow down at one of Jekyll Island’s best restaurants for every palate.

The Wharf on Jekyll Island. Photo by Kevin O'Toole, @kevin.otoole

The Wharf

Photo by Kevin O'Toole, @kevin.otoole

The Wharf is the island's only waterfront restaurant and bar, located on the historic district pier. They offer live music every week, nautical-themed decor, indoor and outdoor seating, and a menu of Southern favorites.

Jekyll Market

The Jekyll Market

The Jekyll Market is a gourmet grocery store selling specialty ingredients with multiple eateries including a deli, bakery, barbecue restaurant, and dessert shop.

Island Sweets Shoppe on Jekyll Island

Island Sweets Shoppe

Indulge your sweet tooth at the Island Sweets Shoppe, the historic district's old fashioned candy shop and ice cream store. Pick up freshly made fudge, fine chocolates and other treats.

The Reserve Steakhouse on Jekyll Island, Georgia

The Reserve Steakhouse

Located inside the Westin hotel, The Reserve Steakhouse is a modern, oceanfront steakhouse that offers prime cut steaks, top notch sides and an extensive wine list.

Shrimp at Zachry's Riverhouse on Jekyll Island

Zachry's Riverhouse

Set on a porch overlooking the Jekyll River, Zachry's Riverhouse is a great place for seafood, burgers, wings and salads.

Sunrise Grille on Jekyll Island, Georgia

Sunrise Grille

A short walk from the convention center is Sunrise Grille, a great local restaurant offering breakfast, lunch, dinner and a full bar.

Shrimp cakes at Driftwood Bistro on Jekyll Island, Georgia

Driftwood Bistro

Locals love Driftwood Bistro at Villas by the Sea for Lowcountry fare with favorites like blackened Wild Georgia shrimp and stuffed flounder, as well as pork tenderloin, specialty sandwiches and salads. Shrimp and grits is their signature dish.

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Published: July 2019