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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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Today
17:30 - 21:00
11:00 - 16:00
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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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Bluffton, South Carolina
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59 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

What a beautiful setting and romantic main dining room near a fireplace. Many seductive menu options to choose from but my girlfriend and I opted for the pork osso bucco (fall off the bone tender and meaty) in a tomato based sauce with fresh asparagus. She had the seared duck in a delicious ginger puree sauce. A glass of champagne... More 

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Thank Dean R
phenning, Manager at Courtyard at Crane, responded to this review

The atmosphere at the Courtyard at Crane is truly romantic-especially this time of year as you noted, with the fireplaces burning. Sounds like the culinary associates did a wonderful job on the meal but we are very sorry to hear of the service. Please be assured that we have passed your comments on to the manager of the restaurant and... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We have visited on several occasions for lunch and have enjoyed every meal and plan to go back very soon. The atmosphere is nostalgic and peaceful. The food has been excellent. This is my new favorite restaurant on Jekyll Island.

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

It is nice to hear you had a good time with your friends. The courtyard offers enough tables not to be crowded and thus guests can enjoy a leisurely and peaceful, as you called it, dining experience. Hope to see you again soon. More 

Saint Simons Island, Georgia
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Enjoyed a quite relaxing dinner at the Crane Cottage. Food prepared excellent. Our Server, Gabriella was lovely, friendly and attentive.

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

So happy you had a nice evening out with friends. This time of year the restaurant is especially pretty with the fireplaces lit. Hope you got to enjoy them. More 

Jekyll Island, Georgia
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We come to the Courtyard ar Crane several times a year and are always happy to enjoy the food and atmosphere. Our waitress Gabrielle was a delight

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

We so appreciate your continued patronage of the Courtyard at Crane!! More 

Jacksonville, Florida
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I had visited the Jekyll Island Club previously for our anniversary and had a great experience, so thought we'd reserve the Courtyard at Crane for this trip with five other couples for my birthday weekend. The restaurant regularly receives top honors on the island, and even though there was a large public event dinner taking place at... More 

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Thank Ken D
phenning, Manager at Courtyard at Crane, responded to this review

We absolutely love getting reviews like yours. We appreciate you choosing the Courtyard at Crane for your celebration and we are happy everyone had such a great time. The oversized stone fireplaces are quite picturesque this time of year. So glad you were seated inside to enjoy them. Chef Will does an extraordinary job and will be so pleased with... More 

Gloversville, NY
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75 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

.....and historic with excellent service! Our lunch was served quickly and was just delicious. We ate inside in a charming room which was small and cozy. Staff was superb!

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Thank susan911
phenning, Manager at Courtyard at Crane, responded to this review

Crane Cottage, if you can believe, was someone's resident. So, it does have smaller ante rooms where serve lunch and dinner and can maike for an intimate dining experience. Glad you enjoyed it. Come back to visit! More 

Saint Simons Island, Georgia
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

For our party of 13, I would have prefered a private room. (instead of main room) My guests, however, were extremely pleased overall. No compaints from anyone! Our server was most gracious, and the food was just wonderful!

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

So glad everyone had a good time! And, thank you for choosing the Courtyard at Crane for your birthday celebration. We do have private rooms for dining at the Jekyll Island Club. Call the catering office at 912-635-1070 if the need arises again in the future. More 

Swainsboro, Georgia
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67 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is our favorite place to eat dinner on the island. The atmosphere is very romantic. It's quiet and inviting. We ate inside and they had the fireplaces lit. The building itself is beautiful. The food and the service are the best on the island. They are also always very attentive to any special diets/allergies. All you have to do... More 

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Thank VSU10
phenning, Manager at Courtyard at Crane, responded to this review

The historic building with its large fireplaces in winter and fountain courtyard in spring and fall make this restaurant a very inviting and romantic location for dining, we agree. Thanks for your patronage. More 

Longmeadow, Massachusetts
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were at Courtyard at Crane for a special birthday dinner. The atmosphere was warm and inviting. Our server Gabriella was wonderful We had beet caprese as appetizer. Wonderful My husband had the duck and raved The shrimp and scallops very flavorful We would definitely return

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Thank buss0
phenning, Manager at Courtyard at Crane, responded to this review

We so like to know guests have a great experience but it is even better for us when they are here to celebrate something special. We agree about Gabriella, she is great! We hope to see you again soon. More 

Harrisonburg, Virginia
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

In nice weather, the courtyard is a lovely place to have lunch. The food and service are great. In cold weather, the inside dining is cozy with a fireplace in each room and big windows that look out on the river. I met two old friends there and we stayed for 3 hours. We kept apologizing to the waitress who... More 

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Thank KMK62
phenning, Manager at Courtyard at Crane, responded to this review

The Courtyard at Crane is sometimes closed for events and that is a good piece of advice to call ahead and make reservations. Glad a good time was had by all. We appreciate you as some of our many repeat guests! More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$35
Cuisine
American, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
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, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly
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?