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“Wonderful respite from the sun and from "touring"”
Review of Courtyard at Crane

Courtyard at Crane
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Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $10 - $35
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic, Business meetings, Families with children, Scenic view
Dining options: Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
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.
Atlanta, Georgia
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76 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Wonderful respite from the sun and from "touring"”
Reviewed May 27, 2013 via mobile

Glad that we decides to follow the recommendations on Trip Advisor! The only thing missing was high tea! Great choices. Light but sumptuous. The beer cheese was very tasty and the shrimp tacos and shrimp&crab salad on croissant came out quickly thereafter. The mango made the croissant sandwich. The tacos were on the spicy side but not too much. Overall, very good food, ambience and service.

  • Visited May 2013
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Forsyth, Georgia
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109 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
“Three times and every one a charm”
Reviewed May 24, 2013 via mobile

Today we just enjoyed take out from Crane, including chicken salad croissants, lamb gyro pitas and Reubens. What I like the best about eating here is that I never feel overstuffed or weighted down by the food -- it is fresh, whole food cooked well. I've also had the crime brûlée served cold . . . is that typical? The chocolate mousse pie was also delicious as was the salmon cakes lunch entree.

This really is my go to restaurant island where I am always satisfied. My kids split the chicken quesadilla, which they enjoyed. The atmosphere is simple and elegant and you never feel under or over dressed.

I highly recommend this as a place to eat in the island for any occasion.

Visited May 2013
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Suwanee, Georgia
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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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Sarasota, Florida
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84 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 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
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9 reviews
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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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