A Delightful Trio Of Settings, Renowned As The Best Jekyll Island Restaurants
The tradition of culinary excitement at the Jekyll Island Club Hotel is as celebrated today as it was at the turn of the century when the establishment was an exclusive hunting club for J.P. Morgan, William Rockefeller, their families and friends. A club member described in her journal every one of her dining experiences at the Club…from 1899 to 1909! Today’s guests also praise the Club’s culinary delights served in two distinctive Jekyll Island Georgia restaurants and a popular bakery-delicatessen.
The elegant Grand Dining Room continues to be the scene of social gatherings and gourmet experiences. Beautifully restored in the Victorian mode, the room is dominated by Ionic columns and expansive views of the Jekyll River. By night, the glow of candlelight and piano music create an atmosphere of romance and anticipation of the gourmet meal to come.
The Courtyard at Crane Cottage, an alfresco restaurant, is the enchanting setting for a casual, sophisticated dining experience. Located in the center courtyard and loggia of the historic Crane Cottage, the setting suggests an Italian Renaissance villa. Guests enjoy a menu reminiscent of the northern California wine country.
Our chefs also plan the offerings for Café Solterra, the hotel’s bakery-delicatessen. The Café offers seating inside, on the veranda, or in the fountain courtyard. Extended hours allow for a quick continental breakfast in the morning, and lunch and dinner throughout the day.
In season, you may want to check out the Pool Bar and Grill for lunch and dinner, or the Beach Pavilion, beachside, for snacks.
Whether you desire a formal or casual setting, our selection of Jekyll Island dining spots is outstanding, sure to merit a page or two in your own journal.
Truly Exceptional Jekyll Island Georgia Dining Choices
Dining is a notable pleasure at the Jekyll Island Club Hotel. Enjoy acclaimed service and award-winning cuisine at each of our enticing Jekyll Island restaurants in Georgia.
Executive Chef Abigail Hutchinson
Abigail Hutchinson, born in Newport, Rhode Island, grew up in Texas and North Carolina. She earned her Culinary Degree from Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College (North Carolina) in 2000. While a student, she completed a culinary externship at Cape Fear Country Club in Wilmington, North Carolina. Following graduation, Abigail began her career at the Country Club of Asheville as a line cook. During the next five years, she held positions at the Biltmore Estate (Demi-Chef), Country Club of Asheville (PM Sous Chef), and Ocean Club at Amelia Island, Florida (Executive Sous Chef). She became Executive Chef at the Jekyll Island Club Hotel in September of 2005. Chef Abigail attributes much of her inspiration and knowledge of the art to her mentors, Chef Bryant Withers and Chef Steve Adams.