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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
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11:00 - 16:00
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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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Bowling Green, Ohio, United States
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112 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

You can sit outside or inside. We chose outside. It was a lovely day and the setting was charming. Both of us enjoyed the lunch. Portion were large. The bill was $38 including a glass of wine (which was very good). This is on the grounds of The Jekyll Club with beautiful homes and quaint shops. Nice walk-around.

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Thank Carol765
phenning, Manager at Courtyard at Crane, responded to this review

This IS such a nice spot for lunch, we agree. Glad the weather was nice so you could enjoy the outdoor seating and that you had a great dining experience. Crane Cottage is so unique in history and architecture. See you again soon. More 

Geneva, Illinois
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311 reviews
177 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a lovely dinner on the veranda overlooking the courtyard. The shrimp, scallop and risotto were outstanding as was the flank steak. Very generous portions, beautiful presentation. House wines are very good quality-a bargain relatively. Excellent service.

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Thank TravelerChicagoarea
phenning, Manager at Courtyard at Crane, responded to this review

We have had the most wonderful weather recently for dining outside. Glad you were able to enjoy the courtyard. It sounds like an overall outstanding dining experience. Thank you for sharing. More 

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31 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and i made lunch reservations for a Friday afternoon and were the only ones tgere. We dined alfresco for a beautiful videw of the actual courtyard. Our waiter Dennis was wonderful, and really made this our most enjoyable meal of our trip! The Beer Cheese soup and Butternut Squash Bisque soups are highly recommended!!! My husband is a... More 

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Thank JenningsEC
phenning, Manager at Courtyard at Crane, responded to this review

The Courtyard at Crane is truly unique-a renovated 1917 historic mansion with interior and al fresco seating. So glad you were able to enjoy your lunch out in the courtyard. We appreciate your recommendations and comments. We hope to see you for a return visit soon. More 

Whitby, Canada
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62 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It is in a pretty setting, with roses, jasmine and other flowering shrubs and a fountain to top it off. It is a good place to have a private lunch, as you don't really see the other patrons, due to the arches and shrubs making it secluded. My husband enjoyed flounder fish tacos with a pea coleslaw and I had... More 

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Thank Karen L
phenning, Manager at Courtyard at Crane, responded to this review

We are excited you were able to dine in the courtyard. This time of year IS special-the jasmine is in full bloom and smells wonderful! Thank you for letting us know of your nice dining experience and we hope you join us again soon. More 

Atlanta, Georgia
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We enjoyed the atmosphere, the house Chardonnay and the southern style menu. The Peanut bitter pie was fabulous! It was also nice to be able to hear each other talk. The service was good too.

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Thank BabsKap
phenning, Manager at Courtyard at Crane, responded to this review

We like to know the service as well as the food was good. We appreciate you mentioning it. The Courtyard at Crane does have a nice atmosphere. Please return again soon. More 

Charlotte
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26 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful night so we sat outside. Some bugs but enjoyed it regardless. Food was outstanding. Pecan crusted shrimp appetizer was delicious. I had the shrimp and scallops with spinach and pea risotto-- excellent!

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Thank Britt H
phenning, Manager at Courtyard at Crane, responded to this review

The courtyard is especially nice this time of year for dining al fresco. We are happy you got to enjoy that experience as well as the excellent food. Hope to see you again soon. More 

Altamonte Springs, Florida
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138 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We ate here twice. First time with 10 of us. Great job of serving us with some exceptional food choices. Second time was a group dinner outside in the courtyard, buffet style. Again, great food. And as was the case throughout the hotel and restaurants, staff was wonderful.

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Thank Pat B
phenning, Manager at Courtyard at Crane, responded to this review

Wow, it is great to hear you were with us twice. What a nice compliment in itself. Glad all had a nice time. More 

Blacksburg, Virginia
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95 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We didn't have a meal but a catered buffet. Everyone there, however, talked about how good the food was on a regular basis and a place to go. I will go back and try it in a less controlled setting.

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Thank Broadean
phenning, Manager at Courtyard at Crane, responded to this review

It sounds like you may have been with a group and they ordered a buffet for everyone's meal? Do know, yes, we have an a la carte menu over at Crane for lunch and dinner. Glad you got to experience the graciousness of the building, it is quite unique. More 

Boulder, Colorado
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Are they kidding?... My wife and I were initially excited to eat in this beautiful historical locale...then reality hit...right in our faces...the Customer Service at Courtyard at Crane's is amongst the worst I have ever experienced....we walked out...no one cared to help us...at first I thought the place was living out a past era of discriminating against folks , and... More 

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1 Thank Josh S
phenning, Manager at Courtyard at Crane, responded to this review

We are quite distressed with your review, as you can imagine. We would definitely like to speak to you if you have any time you can spare. Please call our General Manager at 800-535-9547. More 

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31 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had dinner here and is was a wonderful evening. The historic setting of this restaurant in an Italian villa is charming. The food and staff were also outstanding. The pork osso bucco over tomato polenta was amazing. If on the island and you are looking for fine dining, do not miss this restaurant!

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Thank Jfa1963
phenning, Manager at Courtyard at Crane, responded to this review

We are so pleased you had a nice dining experience. The people and food at the Courtyard at Crane really are top notch. See you again in the near future. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$10 - US$35
Cuisine
American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
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
Groups, Romantic, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, View
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 16:00
17:30 - 21:00
Monday
05:30 - 21:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 16:00
17:30 - 21:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 16:00
17:30 - 21:00
Thursday
11:00 - 16:00
17:30 - 21:00
Friday
11:00 - 16:00
Saturday
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
Description
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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?