Sweet Georgia's Juke Joint

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$30 and under
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Regional American (Southern)
Top tags:
  • Live Music
  • Good for a Date
  • Comfort Food
Sweet Georgia’s Juke Joint is the continuation of a deep history of music, food, drink and socializing in the South. Located in the former Macy’s building in the heart of downtown Atlanta at the iconic 200 Peachtree address, Sweet Georgia’s Juke Joint brings the city a place to relax while enjoying live entertainment and exceptional cuisine. Historically, juke joints originated in the rural outskirts of many southern towns to give African American communities a place to kick back and unwind after a long week of work. Sweet Georgia’s Juke Joint represents diverse culture, featuring music across all genres and popular hits throughout American history. An imaginative menu makes Sweet Georgia’s Juke Joint a staple in Atlanta’s downtown restaurant scene and the allure of traditional juke joints is showcased in the restaurant’s design. Sweet Georgia’s Juke Joint offers a dining and entertainment experience in downtown Atlanta.
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95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Atlanta
21 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Food, service and music was outstanding. I don't think they should charge $5 per person for entertainment fee. Maybe $5 per table.

OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The food was delicious and the live band was awesome! My date and I had a great time and will definitely visit again. Great spot for any occasion!

OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

It was awesome. We’ll definitely be back.

B
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Sendational food. I had never had soul food before.
Sensational music and I am a part time musician.
Nice people!

U
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2019
Overall 3Food 2Service 4Ambience 4

I recommend juke joint coz’ the Band was great but the food was very salty, the gravy on pork chops and Mac & cheese was like eating salt... steak was over cooked for medium rare ..
Hopefully next time we come will be a better experience...
Booked ahead if you’re planning to go there...

MP
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Yes me and my wife is considering I'm taking my mother-in-law for her birthday in about 2 weeks from now because my wife had one of the best experience ever on my anniversary thank you for y'all's house hospitality

SK
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Came here on Saturday with my fiance. Service was great and the food was good. We had the catfish strips as an appetizer that were delicious. My entree was shrimp and grits oh, and they got it right! He had the fried chicken and mac and cheese and greens. Mac and cheese was different. I swear I tasted a little bacon grease but it wasn't bad. Just couldn't finish it. Collards were pretty tasty. Decided to get dessert. Peach cobbler was way overpriced though. $12 including tax? I would have expected it to tase like grandma's for that price. 🙄

The Ambiance is good. The only thing that I would have preferred is to have known that the band wasn't going to come on until 8 PM. When I looked online it only said that they had a vend but did not give the hours. It's been years since I had been there. Almost 9 years! I think it's also time for them to upgrade and do a few minor Renovations.

Would I go back? Probably would.

CS
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great food. Great entertainment on Saturday night. Great service. Drinks were weak, however.

KR
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I really enjoyed myself....This is my third time going...LOVE the FOOD and the atmosphere

J
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 3Ambience 5

Awesome place!!! I really enjoyed the music and food.

OT
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

I enjoyed everything from the food, service and ambience

C
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Awesome Southern food and live music. A little pricey but over all a great experience

OT
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Always outstanding! We come every time we’re in town. Brandy was AWESOME!

a
Atlanta
6 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2019
Overall 3Food 2Service 4Ambience 2

The place can be updated. The sides tasted as if they came out of a can. We didn’t even bother to eat them past the first bite. Probably wont be back.

MP
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 5

The ambience was cool, really enjoyed the music as we had dinner. I went in wanting to love this, I am constantly in search of a solid creole southern food restaurant - but unfortunately left underwhelmed. I had the jambalaya with pasta, and green tomato/okra/onion straw appetizer. Technically flavor was present but tasted bland. In all fairness this is a busy time of year, so maybe another day and another time will change my mind, but for now I would only recommend if going music and a drink.

SD
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great experience with only a 5 minute wait on a Friday night.

SJ
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

My husband and I went for our Anniversary!! We were able to have great seating and enjoyed David Scott and Duo ✨✨ Great Place for live entertainment and great food

DM
Melbourne / VIC
2 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

This was the highlight of our trip so far. I am so glad I made a reservation. We were welcomed warmly and the music was absolutely world class. My chicken and waffles was to die for and hubby loved his ribs. The ambiance was amazing and such a cool vibe, fun and great energy and love. The side shuffle dance was fantastic. I loved it all. 11/10!

MM
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 2Ambience 3

Reservations were not honored for the scheduled time. Hostess was very rude and not accommodating. I was there for the live entertainment which was at its finest! Fried chicken...tasty!!

M
Detroit
16 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great food with a fun band. Loved the interaction with the crowd. Will come back here b

CS
Richmond
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

This is a must visit when you come to Atlanta. Absolutely, fantastic!

BS
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

We took friends who were visiting and they loved it! I often take friends to Sweet Georgia's Juke Joint. It's very upbeat and fun - love the music!

OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall 1Food 1Service 1Ambience 1

Horrible experience! Started off with fried macaroni balls that were raw, then to a cocktail with a dead bug in it. Got up and walked out, couldn’t go for the 3rd strike...

GS
Atlanta
11 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Immediate seating upon arrival, and advised of a $5/person entertainment charge automatically added to bill. Hmmm, can’t you afford to pay your entertainment? The server was prompt and courteous & helpful with our selections. The food arrived hot & good and we finished with delicious peach cobbler. I thought the music was a bit loud, my friend did not. But it was good.

Overall, a good meal, great music & service. I’ll go back.

EJ
Baltimore
13 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The food was delicious and the service was excellent. Seneca made us feel welcome and was very attentive. My shrimp and grits had lots of large shrimp and the grits were just the right creamy texture. The music was good as well. The Apple bread pudding was amazing too.

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2019
Overall 3Food 4Service 2Ambience 3

Service was very slow. We ordered the Southern Sampler appetizer, it never came. Jambalaya was very good, shrimp and grits had no flavor. $5 charge per person for the entertainment was not expected.

OT
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

It was great. The food, service, music and atmosphere was amazing. I’d definitely come back

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I celebrated my 29th birthday here on Thursday and i loved everything about this place. it reminds me of BB KINGS in Orlando, Fl that i loved so much and i am glad that i found this spot and i will be going back soon. If you are looking for a grown, sexy jazz live band atmosphere this is it.

C
Atlanta
19 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Never disappointed with the food or service. Love the atmosphere and walkable to other places of interest.

R
1 review
Dined on July 29, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I thoroughly enjoyed my visit to Sweet Georgia's Juke Joint. The staff was very hospitable and the food was delicious. The highlight for the evening was the entertainment. The band was incredible. The $5 cover charge was a steal!

AS
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

My mom and I were visiting from Michigan. We loved the music and the service was wonderful. My mom also loved the smothered pork chop dinner..and those muffins, yum!!

OT
Mobile
2 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 2Food 1Service 2Ambience 4

I made a reservation for 2 at 7:30 pm. Open table said only one time frame left and it was bar seating. I didn’t mind sitting at the bar, so we took it. Upon arriving we were told that we didn’t have a reservation. I showed them my confirmation from open table, and I was told that “we don’t have open table on the weekend” and bar seating is first come first serve. I would suggest the restaurant clears this up with open table so no more customers are left scrambling to find dinner on a busy Saturday night.

JF
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I had an amazing server and the food was great! I would definitely return!

RH
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

I loved this place!! I was in Atlanta for several nights and at least stopped by here 3 times. Different band everytime and the music and atmosphere were fun!

NF
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Absolutely loved my experience! Great food and great entertainment, a must visit when you’re in Atlanta

BW
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

It was a great experience for our anniversary. We were able to relax, enjoy great music, and have great food. I would definitely go again.

RC
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Food was great, band was outstanding, visiting from DC and heard so much about the place, a wonderful dining experience, encourage reservations...

OT
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

I was celebrating my birthday and the atmosphere was everything! I loved the music, energy, and the food!

VW
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 2Ambience 4

Great music. Food was good but not great. Waiter took an exceptionally long time to take our order. If you

CL
E. Tennessee
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The food was good. The live entertainment was excellent. I will recommend to others

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