3 Romantic Restaurants for You and Your Sweetie

Planning a romantic getaway with your sweetheart? Jekyll Island is the perfect destination! You and your loved one can experience the best of Georgia, from the incredible beaches to the unique shopping, breathtaking wildlife, and rich history. There’s truly something for every interest in Jekyll Island, so whether you are a local Georgian or are just visiting, you’ll find something new to discover!

While you’re in town, there are plenty of romantic restaurants to take your loved one on a special night out. No matter what type of cuisine you’re in the mood for, Jekyll Island has it all, so you and your sweetie can make memories to last a lifetime. Here are three of our favorite romantic restaurants in Jekyll Island for Valentine‚Äôs Day, all near our Jekyll Island vacation rentals.

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Grand Dining Room

Room is a spectacular fine dining restaurant that has drawn locals and visitors alike for years. Come indulge in the stunning atmosphere, live piano music, and carefully selected decor, all surrounding the mouthwatering dishes that take advantage of Georgia’s freshest ingredients.

The carefully crafted menu at the Grand Dining Room is simply not to be missed. Start your meal with the Jekyll jumbo lump crab cake or smoked Atlantic salmon, then move on to entrees like crispy seared sea bass, 5-ounce filet and lobster tail, or Australian lamb loin. Add a Grand Signature salad or butternut squash bisque to complement your meal, and finish off with a chocolate berry torte or molten lava cake. The wait staff will be happy to help you select a drink to accompany your meal as well.

The Grand Dining Room is located inside the Jekyll Island Club Resort at 371 Riverview Drive. Cocktail attire is required for dinner guests, and reservations are recommended and can be made on their website.

The Reserve

The Reserve is the premier oceanfront dining experience in Jekyll Island. Come enjoy dinner with a view inside the elegant dining room or outside overlooking the water. The friendly staff, incredible ambiance, and delectable dishes make for a winning combination.

At The Reserve, takes advantage of fresh local ingredients that create upscale American offerings. Sample the blue crab or wild Georgia shrimp, or if you’re not in the mood for seafood, try one of the USDA prime steaks. There are also plenty of options for after dinner, as the in-house pastry chef is always coming up with new delectable desserts. No matter what you select, you can rest assured that it will be high quality and memorable.

The Reserve is located inside the Westin Jekyll Island at 110 Ocean Way. The dress code is casual, and reservations can be made online.

 The Wharf

For something a bit more casual but no less romantic, visit The Wharf, where the ambiance truly speaks for itself. Located right on the Jekyll Island Historic District Pier, The Wharf is the only restaurant on the island that is waterfront and also offers weekly live music. Come enjoy the nautical-themed decor and indoor and outdoor seating options while you dine on fresh seafood caught right near the restaurant.

The cuisine at The Wharf is relaxed but just as delicious as any other restaurant in the area. Start off with the fried calamari or Wharf crab dip, then enjoy a house specialty like the shrimp scampi linguine for Wharf fish and chips. For something a bit lighter, try the grilled chicken wrap or grilled garden bowl, and add a side of coleslaw or cheese grits. Be sure to save room for a slice of red velvet cheesecake or Key lime pie for dessert!

The Wharf is located at 370 Riverview Drive. The dress code is casual, and reservations are not required.

All three of these romantic restaurants are located just minutes from our Jekyll Island property rentals. When you’re enjoying your relaxing getaway, our rentals give you the perfect place to rest your head at night. Contact us today for more information about booking one of our properties!