Upcoming renters often ask us about buying groceries on Jekyll Island. Flash Foods runs a convenience store at the gas station, but by far the best place for groceries is Jekyll Market. The market sits just off the roundabout on Main St, first store on the left. You will find an upscale store packed with your typical grocery store items. Jekyll Market has grocery items delivered to their location regularly. So grocery store items here are fresh but more expensive. We find ourselves in the market often but do admit to buying the bulk of our groceries off island.
Make this your destination if you have forgotten a personal item at home or need an over-the-counter medication. They also have a bakery, tubs of ice cream, t-shirts and souvenirs, wine and beer, prepared foods, and a counter-style restaurant. The Jekyll Market opens from 8 AM to 8 PM, seven days a week.
The walk-up counter-style restaurant is the Loving Hut, and their BBQ pork and Wild Caught Georgia shrimp are popular. Order your meal and eat just outside on one of their tables. Or make it into a picnic and head to the beach, a short walk away. Did you save room for dessert? If not, stop by another day. The market’s ice cream counter and the bakery are candy to the eyes. Choose from big tubs of homemade style ice cream, fluffy pastries, and huge slices of cake.
Beer and Wine
If you need an adult beverage to share, the market has several rows of wine and beer. They stock about ten kegs of draft beer, so you can bring a couple of growlers back to your cottage. As a side note, Jekyll Island had the first brewery in Georgia. You can visit the ruins of that building across from Horton House. The Jekyll Brewing Company, a craft beer brewer, is named in honor of the site. I wish I could tell you the brewery was located on Jekyll, but you will have to travel to Alpharetta, GA for a tour. But you can buy draft and bottled selections of the brand at the market.
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