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Eighty Ocean Kitchen and Bar

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Oceanfront and open-air, Eighty Ocean Kitchen and Bar features a delectable raw bar, fresh fish grill, wood-fired hearth oven, and plates designed for sharing. Fresh-caught seafood and local fish round out the dinner menu, and reservations are recommended. Breakfast is reserved exclusively for Club guests, with lunch and dinner open to the public.
PRICE RANGE
$10 - $30
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks, Breakfast
CUISINES
American, Seafood, Bar
FEATURES
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Table Service, Takeout, Television
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We live on Jekyll - our favorite special treat is to enjoy a cocktail, delicious appetizer, a gourmet pizza, or well-designed dish at Eighty Ocean. With family and friends, we have a fantastic time ! The staff are in great part the reason for the...More

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank jackiedmd
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We ate there for dinner first then breakfast another day. Fantastic both times! More pricey for breakfast but so darn good! My friends swear they have the best pancakes they have ever eaten. Good pizza & cocktails as well.

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank twofiddles
BruceW1996, General Manager at Eighty Ocean Kitchen and Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

How wonderful! Thanks for the feedback. We are happy you enjoyed your dining experiences for both breakfast and dinner. We agree, the pancakes are fabulous and the wood fired pizzas are very popular. Join us again the next time you are on Jekyll.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We dined here twice while on the island. For lunch we had a shrimp salad that was prepared and presented well. The flavors were good and I would order it again. There were some areas where it could be improved as the peaches were not...More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank Danny O
BruceW1996, General Manager at Eighty Ocean Kitchen and Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Yes, Eighty Ocean Kitchen and Bar is part of the Jekyll Island Club Resort. We appreciate you dining with us, twice! Thank you for the feedback. All the comments are shared with the managers and we strive to continually improve the food and service. Please...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were happy to find a restaurant in our Jekyll Island hotel that offered dishes for both parents and kids, especially when we were staying there several nights. The staff is very friendly and offers bar seating, screened in porch seating, more fine dining seating...More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank Klgusty
BruceW1996, General Manager at Eighty Ocean Kitchen and Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

The Jekyll Ocean Club is very family friendly so we are happy to hear you were so pleased with Eighty Ocean. You are correct, the menu is well proportioned for all members of the family. We do appreciate you dining with us on multiple occasions...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The restaurant has a nice, modern vibe with an ambitious menu. Unfortunately, the food just did not deliver. The fish was a bit over cooked with minimal seasoning and the broth was not nearly rich enough to compensate for the lack of seasoning on the...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank luv4phood
BruceW1996, General Manager at Eighty Ocean Kitchen and Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

We thank you for stopping in to dine with us. We appreciate the feedback and have shared it with the culinary team. Please join us again the next time you are on Jekyll Island, our menu is forever changing.

Reviewed March 8, 2019

Enjoyed dinner on a recent Thursday evening. Server was excellent along with the food. We enjoyed the jekyll bowl and the blacken redfish. Both dishes were presented beautifully and tasted great. We enjoyed cocktails prior to dinner along with a crab cake. It was unique...More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank Eric B
BruceW1996, General Manager at Eighty Ocean Kitchen and Bar, responded to this reviewResponded March 12, 2019

Thank you for stopping in for dinner. Sounds like you had an excellent dining experience-food and service. We appreciate the recommendation and hope you can join us again the next time you are on Jekyll.

Reviewed March 3, 2019

80 Ocean is the hotel restaurant for the Jekyll Ocean Club. It is spacious with great views of the ocean. It's staff are professional and warm. The food is excellent for both dinner and breakfast. I was particularly impressed that the prices were quite reasonable...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank Decano22
BruceW1996, General Manager at Eighty Ocean Kitchen and Bar, responded to this reviewResponded March 12, 2019

Thank you for the recommendation and letting others know that, yes!, we are open to the public. It sounds like you had a great time at the hotel and we appreciate you dining with us, on more than one occasion. Our restaurant team is top...More

Reviewed February 23, 2019

Continues as a very nice restaurant now that the opening kinks have been worked out. Quality at the same level as the “grande dame” at the original club hotel. Waiters very attentive, menu with lots of choices, a diverse wine list, and a bar tender...More

Date of visit: February 2019
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BruceW1996, General Manager at Eighty Ocean Kitchen and Bar, responded to this reviewResponded February 28, 2019

We do keep our free shuttles running daily between the Ocean Club and the Island Club to accommodate or guests in both locations to utilize the amenities at each-like the restaurants. Thanks for dining with us at Eighty Ocean. We love being mentioned in the...More

Reviewed February 19, 2019 via mobile

The area was elegant and relaxed with exquisite food. The style was beach chic and as if we were dining on our private porch with top food. The area style was dim lit for evening, romantic, and staff service was beyond kind and attentive. Our...More

Date of visit: February 2019
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BruceW1996, General Manager at Eighty Ocean Kitchen and Bar, responded to this reviewResponded February 28, 2019

We love your full description of Eighty Ocean Kitchen and Bar. We did try to create the atmosphere you were describing-inviting, intimate and fabulous food. It sounds like you had a wonderful dining experience. Thank you for sharing.

Reviewed February 17, 2019

My Husband and I dined at this Amazing Restaurant for his 60th Birthday! We were so impressed by our server Jade and the manager Donna who did such a Great Job making the whole meal Very Special!! We have dined here before and love the...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank daddyman1
BruceW1996, General Manager at Eighty Ocean Kitchen and Bar, responded to this reviewResponded February 18, 2019

Your dining experience truly sounds awesome-food, service and ambiance. We also appreciate you being return guests. Maybe now we can call you regulars. We know there are many places to select from to celebrate these special occasions so thank you for choosing Eighty Ocean Kitchen...More

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Marie P
My husband and I ate there last night in celebration of our 29th anniversary; but, it is unlikely that we will ever go back. Here is why. The ambiance was wonderful with the fireplace and the soft, easy listening music on overhead. Our server was very polite but not too informative. We saw the menu which listed a steak at $20 then we saw the bone-in rib eye which did not have a price listed and we assumed (incorrectly) that it would be close to the $20 mark. After we were served we were left with table knifes to cut our steaks and we had to ask for steak knifes (these steaks were too tough to cut without one). My husband order a side of mashed potatoes and a glass of water. I ordered a glass of sweet tea, roasted potatoes and I asked if there were any other vegetables. The server said, "We have something called haricots verts but I don't know what that means". I said, "It is French for green beans and I will take a serving." The bill totaled $158 with no breakdown as to line item pricing. If I had Bill Gales bank account, I would still want a price breakdown. I don't know if the bill included a tip or not. So my husband and I lift a 13% tip. The server went to move my plate before I was ready and noticed the tip placed under it. So, if the bill included a tip (no one can tell with just a summary bill) it is possible that he may have been tipped twice. What is going on that a restaurant will only give a summary bill without a breakdown in costs? The food was good enough but not worth $158.
January 11, 2019|
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Response from BruceW1996 | Property representative |
First we apologize about your dining experience last evening. I have alerted the restaurant manager of your comments and questions. She would like to speak with you directly to get additional information and so she can get... More
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