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“Quite Nice”
Review of Grand Dining Room

Grand Dining Room
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Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $5 - $60
Cuisines: American, International
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Good for: Local cuisine, Scenic view, Business meetings, Families with children, Special occasions, Large groups, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Buffet, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Valet Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining style: Fine Dining
Description: The Jekyll Island Club Hotel 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 gleaming white woodwork. Three handsome fireplaces, complete with intricately carved mantle pieces and marble surrounds, add warmth and cheer on a winter’s day. The lawns and the river can be seen through expansive windows, and the first blossoms of crepe myrtle and magnolia trees color the landscape in early spring. The glow of candlelight and piano music create an atmosphere of romance and anticipation of the gourmet meal to come. A cause celebre in Southern Georgia dining is the Grand Dining Room’s Sunday brunch, a culinary and visual delight. The last Sunday of most months boasts Sunday Dinner Dance with gourmet dining and ballroom dancing.
Altoona, PA
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275 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
“Quite Nice”
Reviewed September 14, 2012

Great menu with exceptional staff. Waiter was very good and the quality of the food coming from the kitchen was wonderful. Nice wines too

  • Visited September 2012
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Carlisle, Pennsylvania
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14 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Brunch”
Reviewed September 6, 2012

Brunch is great! Lots of selections and good service. During our stay we ate brunch twice. We also had lunch there a few times. Service is always good and food is excellent. I did like the shrimp and grits before they added sausage. I will not order the shrimp and grits again.

Visited August 2012
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Jax, FL
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510 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 221 helpful votes
“Eat like royalty”
Reviewed September 6, 2012

Fancy, but comfortable, the dining room at the Jekyll Island Club Hotel was the gathering / dining place for the wealthy northern, leaders of industry, at the turn of the century. It boasts a scenic view of the property, floor to ceiling windows, extensive menus and excellent wait-staff. Of special appeal....a Sunday brunch for around $29 per person includes a breakfast buffet, seafood bar, several meat dishes....prime rib, Parmesan crusted chicken, shrimp and pasta , (the weekend we were there), along with an inviting dessert arrangement. ( definitely recommended).

Visited September 2012
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Georgia
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36 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“Holy Cow - do not miss this jewel. Shrimp and Grits are amazing!”
Reviewed September 4, 2012

We visited the SSI/Jekyll area for a romantic getaway over Labor Day weekend. We hadn't been to Jekyll in 13 or so years, so we thought we would drive around. When we entered the island, we were given a newspaper and it had an ad that for the month of September, the Grand Dining Room was having a special of Shrimp & Grits for $12.50 to celebrate the Jekyll Island Club's 125 years. My husband and I weren't planning on eating there, but we decided to go anyway. Are we glad we did. This was perhaps the best shrimp & grits dish we have ever had (and we have been sampling many different variations lately!) Evidently, the Grand Dining Room has won the island's Shrimp & Grits festival for several years in a row, and we could see why. The atmosphere was pure "old" luxury, the service was friendly and impeccable and the food was delicious. We ended our meal with the flourless chocolate cake and the famous key lime pie. After paying, the waitress said if we included our email address, the chef would send us the recipe for both... and later that afternoon he did. Amazing visit, amazing lunch. Highly recommend.

Visited September 2012
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Saint Simons Island, Georgia, United States
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“Best Place For Business Breakfast”
Reviewed August 25, 2012

I love to take clients and/or prospect clients to the Grand Dining Room for breakfast. The setting is unique to this area. The service is efficient and not at all an interruption. And the food is perfectly prepared. They will modify their menu in any way to please their diners.

Don't expect a quick meeting, as every person I have taken here has wanted to linger and explore this wonderful property after our business is finished.

  • Visited August 2012
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