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The Beach House at the Holiday Inn – a Jekyll Island Restaurant

The Beach House at Night on Jekyll Island
Beach House

Service was very good at this casual surf-and-turf restaurant. The wood paneling on the walls had a sense of driftwood, and other nautical touches gave the restaurant a pleasant atmosphere.  Outdoor seating on a porch that wraps the building would have been more appealing on a bit warmer day. We saw a few groups outside with their dogs, so the outdoor seating is definitely pet-friendly. The high ceilings and lively sounds provide a place where kids would feel comfortable, without disturbing others.

Great Dessert

Three of us stopped by one evening for a simple meal.  Two of us ordered entrees, Shrimp Po-Boy and a Tap Room Burger, while the third just ordered chocolate cake.  The shrimp came on a six-inch roll, with slaw and a remoulade sauce on the side. While the shrimp where large and fresh, they would have been better if fried more crisply, and they needed more seasoning. The fries were similar to steak fries but cut into a spiral shape.  They called the burger a “short rib brisket patty,” but it seemed like a normal burger. The chocolate cake was a small wedge, not even very tall.  But it was deep dark chocolate. Rich and delicious. Excellent!  We have heard great reviews of other desserts from island residents.  The cake was definitely the best part of the meal we were served.

Entertainment

Live music plays on Friday and Saturday evenings.  During March, they featured Fred Kopp on Fridays, while George Alread played with Suzy and the Dog Birds on Saturday nights.  See the Beach House Events website for a current list of artists.

We enjoyed a good meal in a very pleasant atmosphere.  Perhaps next time we will stop by for drinks and dessert. Beach House is in the Holiday Inn Resort Complex, making it the closest restaurant to Jekyll Sandpiper.  Open seven days a week, 6:30 AM – 9 PM, except Friday and Saturday, when they close at 10 PM.

$$ – Most entrees where between $11 – $20, but one specialty was $44.

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