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Courtyard at Crane

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371 N Riverview Dr, 371 Riverview Dr., Jekyll Island, GA 31527-0874 (School House Lane)
+1 912-635-5200
17:30 - 21:00
11:00 - 16:00
Closed now
All hours
Sun 11:00 - 16:00
17:30 - 21:00
Mon 05:30 - 21:00
Tue - Thu 17:30 - 21:00
Tue - Fri 11:00 - 16:00
Sat 11:00 - 14:00
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

There were only a couple of guests dining when we arrived. I enjoyed the Grilled Pimento Cheese with Applewood smoked bacon with fried green tomatoes, sweet potato fries and fresh fruit. The food was delicious! The menu was a bit pricy which is to be expected with an in house chef and at the Jekyll Island Club.

Thank April W
Tallahassee, Florida
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129 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Nice dinner but on the expensive side. Only one other couple having dinner while we were there. Wish they would serve you bottled water as it is so sulfuric tasting.

Thank Ramonalea
Swainsboro, Georgia
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59 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I dined at Courtyard at Crane for dinner. I ordered the shrimp and scallops and it was excellent. Wendy was our waitress and she was fabulous. She made the best peach martini i've ever had. She was very attentive and helpful. This place is a Celiac's heaven. My husband and I both had the roasted vegetable bisque... More 

Thank fourbelles
Ganesville, FL
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

For the 4th year in a row, we have stayed on Jekyll Island in order to splurge on an early Thanksgiving dinner at the Jekyll Island Club/Courtyard at Crane. As foodies with a son who is a chef, we are both pleased and impressed with the consistently fine food, excellent presentation, and courteous staff. My (now) 90-year old mother looks... More 

Thank Gatorgirl2013
Jekyll Island, Georgia
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had 8 in our party of family and friends. The food was excellent with speciality items we look forward to having such as smoked salmon, oysters and scollops. Also the caviar is a treat! The service was impeccable. Our table received friendly, consistent attention. We recommend The Crane Cottage Dinning experience to all our friends.

Thank Frances D
Jekyll Island, Georgia
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Fantastic food in a wonderful atmosphere. Candlelight and fireplaces burning made for a cozy dinner with great friends. I am disappointed with rumors that say this venue for the Club Hotel will be used only for special events in the future

Thank Jackie B
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

For the past 6 years I've enjoyed many lunches and dinners at Courtyard at Crane. Whether dining in or out - there is something special, almost magical, about the atmosphere and service. The food NEVER disappoints either! Maybe its the history or the immaculately groomed grounds and cottage - whatever it is - its obvious the staff love their jobs... More 

Thank Jorae
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The food and atmosphere was fabulous. The pace of the dinner was very slow. We actually waited for an hour for our salads. I hold the kitchen accountable for this...not our server. It was not crowded so that could not have been the reason behind the slow service. Our server was very good, had good recommendations and was very professional.... More 

Thank Barbara H
Jekyll Island, Georgia
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

As always the atmosphere, service and food were excellent. The seven people in the party were all island residents and agree that this is our favorite place to dine on the island

Thank chuckdief
Melbourne, Florida
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248 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

After a long day walking and visiting historic area along with general sightseeing the Courtyard at Crane was a nice cool place to enjoy a quiet and excellent meal. Sitting around a large covered courtyard with a cool breeze and cooler beverage we were able to unwind and plan our day.

Thank c0de7777

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 10 - USD 35
American, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi, Reservations, Private Dining, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
11:00 - 16:00
17:30 - 21:00
05:30 - 21:00
11:00 - 16:00
17:30 - 21:00
11:00 - 16:00
17:30 - 21:00
11:00 - 16:00
17:30 - 21:00
11:00 - 16:00
11:00 - 14:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 371 N Riverview Dr, 371 Riverview Dr., Jekyll Island, GA 31527-0874
    (School House Lane)
  • Location: United States  >  Georgia (GA)  >  Georgia Coast  >  Golden Isles of Georgia  >  Jekyll Island
  • Phone Number: +1 912-635-5200
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.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?