4 Fun Lunch Ideas on Jekyll Island

Jekyll Island is a relaxing and fun vacation destination that the whole family will enjoy. Between all of the activities on the beach, interesting historical sites, and stunning nature all around you, you’re sure to get hungry!

There are tons of great Jekyll Island restaurants that serve lunch, so you can grab a quick bite to eat and get back to the excitement. Here are four of our favorite lunch destinations near our Jekyll Island vacation rentals.

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Doc’s Snack Shop

Located in the historic district, Doc’s Snack Shop is a quaint destination for you to grab a bite to eat with your loved ones. Since it’s so centrally located, you don’t even have to make a detour to get some delicious food. Simply walk up to the counter and order from one of the friendly staff members. Your food will be ready in no time so you can get back to the fun!

The menu at Doc’s Snack Shop is full of all your classic American favorites, like hot dogs, chicken salad, barbecue, and nachos. There are also rotating daily lunch specials for you to choose from, so it’s worth stopping by more than once!

Doc’s Snack Shop is located at 9 Pier Road in the Historic District. They’re open daily from 11 a.m. until 5 p.m.

Sunrise Grille

Sunrise Grille may seem like a breakfast-only destination, but you can stop in for a delicious meal at any time of the day. Grab a table by the window or a seat at the counter to enjoy your meal, or stop in for a happy hour to grab a refreshing drink with your friends. There’s even outdoor seating if you want to soak up the sun while you eat!

You’ll find all your favorite classic dishes here, but with a special twist. Some favorites with the locals include the crab cake BLT, shrimp and scallops combo, fish tacos, and Low Country Boil. Many of their specials rotate daily, so you’ll find something new each and every time you visit. They also have great deals on drinks to wash everything down!

Sunrise Grill is located at 21 Main Street. They’re open daily from 7 a.m. until 9 p.m.

Wee Pub Beach

Want a taste of Ireland while you’re visiting Jekyll Island? Willie’s pub gives you all that and more! Their menu features specialties of both Irish and American fare, all served in a relaxing location where you can simply sit back and enjoy your meal. This is a casual dining spot where you can let your hair down.

On the menu at Wee Pub Beach, you’ll find starters like Paddy Sanchez Nachos and Philly fries. For your main, mix and match some hot wings or create your own gourmet burger. Traditional Irish dishes like Bangers and Mash and chicken and mushroom pot pie are big hits as well. Finish it off with a dessert like the Jameson Irish Cream cheesecake or homemade butter pecan-crusted bread pudding!

Wee Pub Beach is located at 20 Main Street, Unit 100. They are open daily from 11 a.m. until midnight.

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Tortuga Jack’s

Tortuga Jack’s is your destination for exclusive oceanfront dining in Jekyll Island. It’s the only oceanfront tiki on the Georgia coast! Come out for incredible ambiance under the authentic tiki hut bar and cooling misters, relax by the fire pit and look out at the water, and enjoy live entertainment throughout the week.

Everything on the menu at Tortuga Jack’s is made with care. Start out with Tortuga wings or Jack’s house-made guacamole, then sample Mexican-inspired cuisine like fajitas, enchiladas, and tacos. They also have a wide selection of land and sea entrees for you to choose from. Finish off with a piece of chimi-cheesecake or a slice of key lime pie!

Tortuga Jack’s is located at 201 North Beachview Drive. Hours are as follows:

  •  Monday through Thursday: 11 a.m. until 9 p.m.
  •  Friday:  11 a.m. until 10 p.m.
  •  Saturday: 7:30 a.m. until 10 p.m.
  •  Sunday: 7:30 a.m. until 9 p.m.

Any one of these lunch dining options on Jekyll Island is sure to put a smile on your face and delicious food in your stomach. Take some time to try them all while you’re in town!