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J. L. Leonard's Restaurant

3010 S Highway 17 Business, Garden City Beach, SC 29576-7625
+1 843-357-2799
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  • Excellent29%
  • Very good42%
  • Average8%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible11%
Travellers talk about
“fried chicken” (14 reviews)
“scrapple” (4 reviews)
“potatoes” (6 reviews)
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3010 S Highway 17 Business, Garden City Beach, SC 29576-7625
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Just went here on a whim, not much of an ambiance but our young waitress was real friendly, food was very good. I had the special which was baked chicken breast, Huge piece of chicken - cooked perfectly. No complaints. Very inexpensive.

Thank susie g g
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Would not recommend this restaurant! Need more service people, need more cooks with experience, need training in running a restaurant. Charged for water! We ate at JL Leonard's last night for dinner. Water was one dollar which was a surprise, usually water is free. We...More

Thank EdandJanice S
Reviewed 11 September 2017 via mobile

Recently moved to the area and was told to try this place. Glad we did! My husband had the fried chicken and thought it was very good and juicy. I had the meatloaf yummmm! The potatoes were good and the salad bar was fresh. Will...More

Thank teintackett
Reviewed 15 August 2017

We came upon this place by happenstance: We were going to eat at another restaurant but it had just closed, (7 pm), their loss and our gain! Our taxi driver David, (Cool Breeze Taxi) recommended this restaurant because he eats there once a week and...More

Thank alecsgrandma
Reviewed 10 August 2017

Homemade and excellent! I had a senior portion of meat loaf, red skin mashed potatoes and corn. I added the salad bar for 4.00. The portion was huge! Flavor...homemade. I met the owner who has so friendly. Returning to this restaurant is his passion. Don't...More

Thank 1zimmermangirl
Reviewed 8 August 2017

Across from El Cerro Grande is J.L. Leonard's Restaurant where you can enjoy the salad bar and a variety of specials on any given day. Their barbecue and chicken is great as are their specials. Family atmosphere. Great for everybody.

Thank sweetbeachlover
Reviewed 13 July 2017

Our experience here was awful ! The service was extremely slow and the food was just barely ok. It took us almost 2 hrs to get our food. During the wait we were not offered any drink refills or explanations. They were not busy and...More

1  Thank waynemcb
Reviewed 5 May 2017

Been here several times with family and other groups. Service and quality had been going down last year but after a big cleanup and the old guard back I am hoping it will improve. The atmosphere is casual and patriotic, and the restaurant services a...More

Thank Froudian
Reviewed 21 April 2017

This is the second time we have stopped for a late breakfast only to be told that they are stopping breakfast prior to 11 a.m. The waitress said the cook said to cut it off now and the waitress said if you was breakfast you...More

Thank Linda T
Reviewed 21 February 2017

First, their fried chicken is AMAZING. On Sunday, they run a fried chicken special, two orders feeds my family of 4. I have never had an item I didn't like. They are open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. They run a daily special each day...More

Thank Tiffany N
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 10:30 PM
11:00 AM - 10:30 PM
11:00 AM - 10:30 PM
11:00 AM - 10:30 PM
11:00 AM - 10:30 PM
11:00 AM - 10:30 PM
11:00 AM - 10:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3010 S Highway 17 Business, Garden City Beach, SC 29576-7625 (Formerly Chelsea Jo's)
  • Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Coastal South Carolina  >  Garden City Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 843-357-2799
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