Dive into the Southern culinary scene during your island getaway to Jekyll Island! Satisfy your seafood cravings with Wild Georgia Shrimp or the fresh catch at restaurants on Jekyll Island, celebrate Taco Tuesday with a margarita and an ocean view, or enjoy a classy evening at a local steakhouse.  

Here are the best restaurants on Jekyll Island to help you plan your dining experiences: 


1. The Wharf 

Who doesn’t love dinner with a view? Located on the historic Jekyll Pier, The Wharf is one of the island’s top waterfront restaurants for lunch, dinner, and incredible sunsets. Find plenty of seafood on the menu along with tasty burgers and sandwiches. Come for a meal, a cocktail, live music, or just to take in the beauty of the coast. 

Sandwich and fries from The Wharf on Jekyll Island

2. The Reserve 

Impress your dinner date with a nice steak dinner at The Reserve, located inside of The Westin on Jekyll Island. You’ll find prime cut steaks, an extensive wine list, and the option for outdoor patio dining. For a different experience, visit for breakfast and try the delicious blueberry hotcakes or the crab cake benedict! 

Seafood scampi from The Reserve on Jekyll Island

3. Beach House Restaurant & Tap Room 

Satisfy your taste buds with local seafood, artisan pizza, or a classic burger at Beach House Restaurant & Tap Room. Sitting just yards away from the beach, delight in breathtaking views of the Atlantic. With one of the largest draft beer selections in Southeast Georgia featuring many seasonal and craft beers on tap, come for a meal or just to hang out! 

Steak from The Beach House on Jekyll Island

4. Driftwood Bistro 

Get a taste of low country cuisine at Driftwood Bistro, a restaurant located inside the Villas by the Sea Resort & Conference Center that has been serving locals and visitors to the island for 12 years. Try classic Southern sides that come from old family recipes like squash casserole and bread pudding. And take a stroll along the famed Driftwood Beach after! 

Seafood from Driftwood Bistro on Jekyll Island

5. Tortuga Jacks 

Whether you’re going for the beachfront views or the fresh Mexican dishes, you’ll love the laidback ambiance at Tortuga Jacks. Perfect for groups or families, relax tiki side for lunch or dinner after a day on the beach. Not sure what to order? Try the most popular local favorites, the Big Boy Burrito and the Jack’s Chimi. 

Mexican food from Tortuga Jack's on Jekyll Island

6. Shore Restaurant  

From pizza, pasta, and seafood to steak, salads, and wraps, Shore Restaurant has it all! Located inside The Courtyard by Marriott on Jekyll Island, enjoy casual coastal dining, with both indoor and alfresco dining options to soak up all the island views. You’ll also love the huge selection of frozen cocktails! 

Salmon dish from Shore Restaurant on Jekyll Island

7. Eighty Ocean Kitchen & Bar 

Need a brunch spot on Jekyll Island? Eighty Ocean Kitchen & Bar serves up tasty brunch with a view, not to mention the option for bottomless bellinis! Also open for dinner, you’ll find all the flavors of the low country and the coast on the menu. Try a delectable artisanal flatbread, cooked to perfection in a wood-fired oven! 

Pizza from Eighty Ocean Kitchen & Bar on Jekyll Island

8. The Pool House 

Lounge by the pool with the family while enjoying specialty cocktails, local brews, sandwiches, hamburgers and more from The Pool House! Located at the Jekyll Island Club Resort, you must be a guest to use the pool, however the restaurant is open to the public and open seasonally beginning in late March. We recommend the fish & chips or the coconut shrimp! 

Tacos from The Pool House on Jekyll Island