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Food and Restaurants

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Food and Restaurants

This is our first trip to Jekyll. We will be staying in the Hampton Inn for 4 days with our 2 kids over Spring Break. I've checked the menus at most of the restaurants and all seem pretty pricey. Any suggestions for eating out at less expensive restaurants? We need an affordable family place. Also, what about grocery stores? Are there any to pick up lunch meat, bread, etc to make lunches?

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1. Re: Food and Restaurants

Well, darn. My favorite suggestion, Zachry's has moved from Jekyll to Brunswick -


I guess they were displaced due to the construction and moved on.

Another option is the diner/restaurant next to the Oceanside Inn and Suites. Right now it seems to be called The Sandbar and Grill. It's been a Denny's. It's been a pizza place (I think Pizza Hut). Here's a link to the current version -


It doesn't look like they are doing breakfast anymore - which is a BIG change -


But this link says they serve breakfast -


And there's now a Dairy Queen at the Flash Foods convenience mart -

(see link above)

We always stay at the Oceanside with kitchens in the efficiencies so eat in most of the time. Full size fridge makes a big difference. And we head to City Market Seafood in Brunswick and have a shrimp boil with leftover shrimp in the room for lunches -


Your kids would love the shrimp boat tour on the Lady Jane. They toss out the net and kids get to see (and handle if they want) the sea creatures before they are tossed back in the water -


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2. Re: Food and Restaurants

We always bought the grocery basics at the IGA. It's now called the Market and Deli -


Check out this link -


RedBug Pizza is another option for less expensive meals - with delivery available.

We pretty much ate breakfast one day at the restaurant next to the Oceanside, a fancy dinner on the marsh at Latitudes, a lunch at the Jekyll Island Club and another dinner at whatever the name of the restaurant was this year on Beachview (near the convention center). Cooking in the room, sandwiches, cereal, etc. finished out the week's meals. Most of the folks staying on Jekyll eat in. You can head to Brunswick or St. Simons if you want more options.

Edited: 10:59 pm, April 03, 2013
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3. Re: Food and Restaurants

Our very favorite when we visit Jekyll, is the Driftwood Bistro...check it out..delicious and affordable.

Ottawa Canada
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4. Re: Food and Restaurants

I'll second Driftwood as find food great and affordable (dinner only M-Sat from 5 on) - kids' menu as well- busy place at times so reservations might be better.

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5. Re: Food and Restaurants

Oceanside is doing breakfast now. Their other meals are very good and they offer a good selection of fresh vegetables. Otherwise we have gone to St. Simons or had sandwiches in the room. We had to go to Walmart and buy a microwave because, unlike the website says, island view rooms have no microwaves and no fridges.

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Liked the Jekyll Club Hotel coffee shop for light bite of soup and sandwiches type. They also have good breakfast pastries and Starbucks coffee. Liked the setting of being able to sit out on verandah. They have other eating options there if you look at website. The hot dog stand near there good for that kind of fare.

I went to Driftwood most of the 6 nights I spent on Island. Liked the bistro smaller portions. I only had one glass of wine but did note the good deals for bottles and during week happy hour half price drinks in bar area.

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