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Courtyard at Crane

371 N Riverview Dr, 371 Riverview Dr., Jekyll Island, GA 31527-0874
+1 912-635-5200
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Overview
  • Excellent74%
  • Very good18%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
PRICE
$$$$
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371 N Riverview Dr, 371 Riverview Dr., Jekyll Island, GA 31527-0874
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed four nights at Crane Cottage and enjoyed entire visit. Don't overlook this delightful getaway on beautiful Jekyll Island. Servers Edward and Gabby were just perfect in their dinner and lunch suggestions.

Thank KentuckyTravelGuy
phenning, Manager at Courtyard at Crane, responded to this review

We are glad you had a nice stay at Crane Cottage. The mansion has a unique atmosphere and we are happy you enjoyed it. Edward and Gabby are great, we agree. We will pass on the nice comments to them.

Reviewed April 6, 2017

My family and I visited Jekyll Island Club Resort and were taken aback by the beauty of the buildings and landscape. While there, we booked lunch on the terrace at Courtyard at Crane and were pleased completely. The loaf of bread was different but excellent...More

Thank H5867NRchristinek
phenning, Manager at Courtyard at Crane, responded to this review

We are very lucky you found us and thank you for seeking us out. We are so happy you had a wonderful dining experience. Please plan to return soon.

Reviewed March 30, 2017 via mobile

Wonderful ambiance at this restored mansion of the Crane family. The pork belly appetizer was a tiny piece of ham tasting meat served on a scallop (best part) 2 for $16 so felt that wasn't worth it. My mahi-mahi was moist and delicious. Good dinner...More

Thank Domman
phenning, Manager at Courtyard at Crane, responded to this review

Crane Cottage is a wonderful, historic, restored Itlaiante mansion dating back to 1917. The Courtyard at Crane is a favorite at the resort and we are happy to learn you enjoyed yourself for dinner recently!

Reviewed March 17, 2017

Heard so much hype about this place we had to go. I gave it a 2 rating only because of the setting was absolutely beautiful. Got there slightly early for our reservation but the staff was in disarray and we waited to be seated for...More

Thank Paul W
phenning, Manager at Courtyard at Crane, responded to this review

We are very disheartened that you had this kind of experience, and especially on Valentine's Day. I have shared your comments with our Director of Food and Beverage as well as our Director of Restaurants. They are very open to a direct call to get...More

Reviewed March 16, 2017

Enjoyed our delicious lunch and the top notch service. We had a sandwich and a salad and both were good. Also the bread served was excellent.

Thank Willister
phenning, Manager at Courtyard at Crane, responded to this review

We are happy to hear you had a nice dining experience. We appreciate the review. Just a tidbit, the vegetable bread recipe from Crane has been published in several cookbooks.

Reviewed March 9, 2017

Had a delightful lunch here on a gorgeous day at a table outdoors, shaded by a colonnade porch, serenaded by a splashing fountain (try your hand at tossing a coin onto the top layer). We were looking for light fare and had our fill with...More

Thank MountainSongBird
phenning, Manager at Courtyard at Crane, responded to this review

We have had wonderful weather this winter and guests have been able to dine al fresco at the Courtyard at Crane more frequently than normal. We are happy to know you visited on one of those good days, matched by a great dining experience.

Reviewed March 8, 2017 via mobile

This restaurant is a jewel. I know it sounds silly, but the table bread is the best anywhere and I eat a whole loaf by myself everytime.

Thank Daniel S
phenning, Manager at Courtyard at Crane, responded to this review

The bread at the Courtyard at Crane IS freshly baked by our pastry chef and it is called vegetable bread. I strongly agree with you, it is the best! So glad you enjoyed it and the restaurant.

Reviewed March 8, 2017

What a find! This gem at the Jekyll Island Club made our vacation extra special. From the attentive service that Gabriela gave us, to the food, to the ambiance of the room in the back by the fireplace - this is definitely a place I...More

Thank jomamajomamam69
phenning, Manager at Courtyard at Crane, responded to this review

Crane Cottage is a very unique building-a historic mansion built by Richard Teller Crane Jr. in the early 1900's making it part of the National Historic Landmark District. We were fortuante to be able to turn part of it into a restaurant that may be...More

Reviewed March 6, 2017

The Crane offers a more intimate dining experience than the grand dining room in the main hotel. The food is excellent and the vegetarian option for one of us proved most impressive. Prices are on the high side but worth it.

Thank Typhoons
phenning, Manager at Courtyard at Crane, responded to this review

The setting at Crane Cottage is very historic and unique. We are glad you enjoyed it. Hope you will return again soon.

Reviewed February 27, 2017 via mobile

Food was delivered in a leisurely manner. We share food and they split the items, which was nice. The crab cakes had plenty of crab, but could have been a bit better with lumps of white meat. The salad was ok, but the onion a...More

Thank rhino6915
phenning, Manager at Courtyard at Crane, responded to this review

Thank you for dining with us. We try hard to accommodate special requests which includes shares. Thanks for joing us for dinner.

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Lorin A
We have reservations for a 5:30 dinner on a Sunday. I'm wondering if our four year old and one and a half year old will be out of place. We are not the type of family that lets the kids scream and make a mess, but the toddler can be loud because he's a toddler : )
June 27, 2016|
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Response from Tracey D | Reviewed this property |
The whole island is very family friendly, we have found. When we have visited there is a mix of different families etc. The staff at Courtyard at Crane are very helpful and friendly, and we have visited numerous times... More
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Bonnie D
Would like to make a dinner reservation - celebrating our 45th anniversary! Do we need to decide in advance whether we want indoors or outdoors? It would depend on the weather. I'm inclined to go with indoors, just in case. Is there a dress code? Would like to reserve 7:00 pm for 2 people on Monday, June 13. Can we do that here or do we need to go to a different website?
June 5, 2016|
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Response from Jennifer M |
It's a casual restaurant.
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Susan E
Marilyn, What about the food? You only commented on the fact it appeared to not be busy.
March 6, 2016|
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
$10 - $35
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi, Reservations, Private Dining, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Families with children, Scenic view, Special occasions, Large groups
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 4:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
5:30 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 4:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 4:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 4:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 371 N Riverview Dr, 371 Riverview Dr., Jekyll Island, GA 31527-0874
    (School House Lane)
  • Location: United States  >  Georgia (GA)  >  Georgia Coast  >  Golden Isles of Georgia  >  Jekyll Island
  • Phone Number: +1 912-635-5200
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Description
The Courtyard at Crane, Jekyll Island, a less formal dining option, is located in the center courtyard and loggia of the historic Crane Cottage. The cottage, designed in 1917 by Chicago architects Adler and Dangler, was inspired by an Italian Renaissance villa admired by Richard T. Crane Jr., the original owner. Guests are offered the option of dining inside or outside.