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“Oh, those pastries!” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Club Cafe

Club Cafe
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $7 - $10
Cuisines: American, Cafe
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: Experience Rated among the top 500 resorts in the world by Travel & Leisure, the Jekyll Island Club offers superb resort accommodations, outstanding service, and an unforgettable landmark experience. The Jekyll Island Club Hotel is the perfect destination for a Georgia beach vacation, a romantic getaway or family vacation. The resort offers truly exceptional dining choices ranging from the elegant Grand Dining Room; the casual, sophisticated Courtyard at Crane Cottage and the bakery-delicatessen Cafe Solterra. Nine miles of beach, bicycling, 63 holes of golf, tennis, historic tours, horseback riding, and much more ensure that there is something for everyone to enjoy. History This historic hotel was originally built in 1886 as a hunting retreat for America's wealthy elite including J.P. Morgan, William Rockefeller, Joseph Pulitzer, as well as the Vanderbilts, Goulds and Astors. Restored to its original splendor in 1986, it is now a National Historic Landmark and a member of Historic Hotels of America. Weddings & Events For a coastal Georgia wedding or a ceremony in the garden of a historic villa, the Jekyll Island Club Hotel offers a variety of gorgeous and unique Georgia wedding venues. Versatile facilities and personal service also make the resort an exceptional venue for meetings and conferences.
Valdosta, Georgia
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Oh, those pastries!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2012

Every time we visit Jekyll we end up going to Solterra a couple of times. Usually after 4 PM. Didn't you know you can get half-price pastries in the evening!? You can! If the pastries are not out in the dessert cabinet any more, just ask and the friendly workers will be more than happy to show you what they still have in stock. Everything is always excellent. In the past we have had some pretty good pizzas from here as well. One thing that leaves much to be desired (for me anway) is the cup sizes. I need a bigger sweet tea, thanks, and a larger coffee for those prices! Also, do not come in expecting Starbucks quality white mochas or the like - you just won't get them here (although I wish they would learn), but overall the coffee is acceptable. And yes - the prices are a tad on the higher side, but Solterra is part of a "luxury" resort so this is to be expected, really.

Visited September 2012
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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63 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
“Just the basics, but done right in a lovely setting”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2012

After a lavish late dinner the night before in the Grand Dining Room, it was nice to have a light breakfast option. I had coffee, a danish and a bowl of grits which all told cost $6.05 which seemed reasonable to me (heck, you can't eat at Cracker Barrel for 6 bucks). Also, it was good food! The danish was very fresh and delicious, and the grits were tasty and just the right consistency. The cafe is located on a long veranda that has many tables for outdoor dining (all in the shade). This is the kind of amenity that some hotels don't put much effort into, so it speaks well of the property that they do it right.

  • Visited August 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Fine sandwiches but pricey”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2012

This is a basic sandwich shop at a very pricey (and interesting) resort--we all four enjoyed what we ordered, but by the time we had sandwiches or a chef's salad and a drink, it was your forty dollar lunch. That said, they make a mean BLT, with lots of bacon, enough lettuce, and good tomatoes. Indoor seating is extremely limited, which was crucial for us in mid-August. Take-away would be a better idea, as the grounds of the Jekyll Island Club are historically fascinating.

  • Visited August 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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New Orleans, Louisiana
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30 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Great food and romantic setting.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2012

Great food. Quiet, romantic, good service. I like it best at Christmas time. But, any time of year its great.

Visited July 2012
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Macon, Georgia
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14 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Nothing special”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2012

Nothing special, but it is very convenient when staying at the Jekyll Island Club Hotel. Prices are of course higher than necessary for "hot" breakfast items. Stick with the pastries and you will be fine though!

Visited July 2012
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