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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
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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Jekyll Island
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12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 April 2016 via mobile

Wonderful food and service whether inside or out. Reasonably priced for something a little special. Try the courtyard on a pleasant day.

Thank Saratoga666
Jefferson, Ohio
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 April 2016

The Courtyard at Crane provides excellent meals in an quiet antique setting. The meals are not cheap but you get what you pay for. They do have early bird specials which are a good value. The deserts are super as well.

Thank JTS121
Chanhassen, Minnesota
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311 reviews
209 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 April 2016

We spent two days on Jekyll Island and had occasion to eat both a dinner and a lunch at Courtyard at Crane. At both meals, the food was excellent. The service at both meals was equally excellent, though our server at lunch was much more personable and engaging. It is, without doubt in our minds, much better than the big... More 

2 Thank Sid R
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53 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 April 2016

We have enjoyed the Easter and the Mothers Day Buffets at Crane several times. They do it right. Wonderful seafood, rare roast beef, properly prepared omelets to order. You name it, they do it and well. I an sure that their Buffet is also available on other Holidays and whenever they have it, try it. You will not be disappointed.... More 

Thank Lou L
Brunswick, Georgia
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 April 2016

Table was ready when we arrived. Waiter was prompt and friendly. He also helped us with several suggestions from the menu. Food was flavorful and served n a timely manner. In all, we truly enjoyed our meal at Crane.

Thank Mark F
Boston, Massachusetts
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191 reviews
137 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 April 2016 via mobile

The courtyard was very good. I had the Veal Oscar and my wife the short rib. Good portion sizes and very nice presentstion. I especially liked the peach appetizer. Balsamic vinegar is great. Marilyn wad a wonderful and friendly waitress. Very nice to speak with.

Thank Dennis J
Saint Marys, GA
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17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 April 2016

Food here is great with very resonable prices. Wonderful atmosphere and first class service. Located on the Jekyll Hotel grounds in an historic building.

Thank Russell S
Bluffton, South Carolina
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14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 April 2016

We dined at the Courtyard at Crane for lunch. The atmosphere is wonderful - dined outside next to beautiful flowers and fountain. The food was delicious (fresh bread and dip, chicken salad, and pimento sandwich). The server was friendly and professional.

Thank JLP18
Rochester, Michigan, Usa
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64 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 April 2016

We tried the Courtyard at Crane after a visit to the Georgia Sea Turtle Rehab. Friends had recommended it, and we were not disappointed. The Shrimp Po'Boy was literally the best I have ever had. The seasoning was perfect. The sweet potato fries excellent. Service was terrific. Our waitress was the Employee of the Year in 2014, and as far... More 

Thank Jane B
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28 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 April 2016

Attentive service, attractive space (the reason to go more than the food), and fairly good food. Menu varied. Nothing extraordinary or progressive, but good food well served in a very special place. Refined and relaxing. The tacos were good but not great. The daily soup the same. I would go back in a flash, more to enjoy the architecture vs.... More 

Thank JAWAtlanta

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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
US$10 - US$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
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Groups, Romantic
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?