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“Great Ambiance”
Review of Courtyard at Crane - CLOSED

Courtyard at Crane
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $10 - $35
Cuisines: American
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: School House Lane
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.
Suwanee, Georgia
Level 2 Contributor
4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
“Great Ambiance”
Reviewed May 22, 2013

We really enjoyed our dinner here. The food was very good and the wait staff was very attentive and knowledgeable. They even stopped at our table just to talk. The only thing that I didn't like was that newly arriving hotel guests we coming through dragging their luggage and making a lot of noise. Everything else was fine.

  • Visited May 2013
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Thank endlsblessings
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Sarasota, Florida
Level 5 Contributor
84 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
“What a find!”
Reviewed May 12, 2013

Those familiar with Jekyll Island know there are not a whole lot of food choices. We have been going to Jekyll for years but this trip was the first time we ate at the Courtyard at Crane. As a matter of fact, we dined there TWO evenings in a row!
If you check out my food reviews, you will see my wife and I are definite "foodies". However, we don't like stuffy, mandatory jackets type places.
Crane most definitely is a first class restaurant with a nod toward a "resort" type atmosphere. We had four different entres over the two evenings and ALL were superb. The service was first class as well (ask for Kelly and you will have a delightful experience).
If you are a foodie and have not tried Crane, you owe it to yourself to try it out. I am fairly certain you will NOT be disappointed!

  • Visited May 2013
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1 Thank gapiper
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CATONSVILLE
Level 2 Contributor
9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Lovely atmosphere”
Reviewed May 7, 2013

We went with a large group (about thirty, mostly couples) and had a wonderful time! When we ate here three years ago, the weather was better so we ate outside, but inside is just as nice. The beer cheese soup was outstanding, and the fried green tomato sandwich was delicious as well. The wait staff had no trouble with separate checks, either.

  • Visited May 2013
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1 Thank CHRISTINE G
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Vejle, Denmark
Level 6 Contributor
224 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
“Great food”
Reviewed April 30, 2013 via mobile

Best food on the island so far.
If you are not staying at the Jekyll Island Club Hotel, it might be a little difficult to find the restaurant, at least it was so for us.
There wasn't many guests in the restaurant, which we would have expected with the limited number of restaurants on the island, but that only added to a good atmosphere.
The food was perfect, could not have been any better, my advice would be to save space for some dessert, that really tops the experience at courtyard at crane.

Visited April 2013
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2 Thank Mortennielsen
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Level 5 Contributor
53 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
“Perfect!”
Reviewed April 27, 2013

I had a nice lunch here in the courtyard of the historic Crane Cottage. The herbed bread, crab soup, baked sheep head, and pecan pie were all quite tasty, and the service was efficient and unobtrusive.

  • Visited April 2013
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1 Thank Kendall M
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