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Sweet Georgia's Juke Joint

Southern / Soul Food Restaurant, Cajun / Creole Restaurant, and Bar$$$$
Downtown Atlanta, Atlanta
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  • Shireen B.
    "Get the fried green tomatoes first."(8 Tips)
    Jennifer L.
    "Miss Ceely's just alright... Fried chicken on point!"(3 Tips)
    Greg R.
    "banana pudding and catfish and grits were all out of this world!"(3 Tips)
    Mel-a-bel
    "Great place for some stellar live music and good 'ol southern food!"(18 Tips)
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  • Dan L.
    Dan LeaphartSeptember 28, 2014
    The fried chicken is amazing with a touch of honey glaze on top. If you sit at the bar, you don't have to pay the $5 entertainment fee.
  • Jessica C.
    Jessica CollinsMarch 22, 2014
    Try the chicken, salad with house dressing, and fried green tomatoes! The fried green tomato BLT was phenomenal. We had lunch, so I'm not sure about dinner, but highly recommend it.
  • Tiah
    TiahMarch 19, 2014
    The love music was wonderful! The lady who sings with the band jammed all night. The pulled pork is good but the fried chicken and Mac and cheese is to die for!
  • Katrina K.
    Katrina KorneckiMarch 11, 2013
    Table of 6 with 6 different orders. Everything was delicious- I had the étouffée and it was a great portion and tasted fabulous. And the music made the atmosphere even better.
  • Samantha M.
    Samantha M.May 9, 2013
    Great drinks and food, and the band was AWESOME! If you're looking for something to nibble with your cocktail, I strongly recommend the fried crawfish. They're delicious.
  • Gracie B.
    Gracie BrownMay 31, 2014
    Awesome awesome awesome! Great food, perfect crowd and wonderful music. Try the rosemary chicken entree... I keep trying to order something different, but I'm hooked.
  • Rhonda M.
    Rhonda MNovember 26, 2015
    Food was great, drinks on point, the live music was awesome and the customer service was an experience I wouldn't mind having again! I can't wait to go back!
  • Elizabeth Z.
    Elizabeth ZelmanMay 31, 2013
    Try the Sneaky Sneaky! Firefly whiskey + lemonade, it's the best! This place has a great old school atmosphere - it's a must if you're staying downtown!
  • Denise and V.
    Denise and VerdantMarch 16, 2013
    Get ready for.l a wait on the weekends but once you're in you are home. Lovely staff, fast pretty decent food and excellent warm ambiance.
  • Schuylar
    SchuylarJanuary 16, 2012
    Grilled porkchop and mashed potatoes are delish. Salmon is great too.. Make sure you realize there is a $5 fee per person during live music
  • Brian F.
    Brian FordDecember 13, 2015
    Great atmosphere for soul food and good music. The fried chicken was excellent. Will definitely go again.
  • Eloquent E.
    Eloquent EmpressOctober 15, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Get the fried green tomatoes (Southern Starter) and ask for AJ & Logan as your servers...they are fab! Theresa who is in charge & she's fab as well!
  • KISS 104FM
    KISS 104FMJuly 12, 2013
    This place gave African Americans a chance to speak their mind. It has a deep history of music, food, drink and entertainment in the south.
  • Faith L.
    Faith LegendreMarch 22, 2013
    Love the live music! Came from NYC. Reminds me of Groove NYC. Friendly welcoming service!
    Upvoted 3 weeks ago
  • L'Ron M.
    L'Ron McK GrierAugust 4, 2013
    If you want to get tipsy, get the Harpo Punch :-). The best meal for its value is the fried chicken. I was stuffed!
  • Kevin A.
    Kevin AccettullaOctober 28, 2016
    The food was delicious and the live music was incredible. All-around fun and cultural experience. Highly recommend it
  • Apryl R.
    Apryl RobertsFebruary 15, 2015
    Great environment, excellent service, wonderful food. Definitely enjoyed the entertainment!
  • Angella H.
    Angella HodgesAugust 23, 2014
    Make sure you make a reservation at least 2 days in advance. Great music, fried chicken and Peach Cobbler
  • Donna M.
    Donna McFaddenAugust 14, 2013
    Got our full of grits, fried green tomatoes, and catfish. Peach martini reminded us that we weren't in New England anymore. Insist on reservations, even if they tell you they're not busy!
  • Sydney M.
    Sydney McIntoshDecember 10, 2011
    Music was awesome. I really enjoyed the PR experience. The food was awesome great. Ordered the catfish and grits. So delicious.
  • My Urban Access Magazine ..
    Make sure you check out the shrimp and grits here . They are great. You may want to reserve yourself from the rib dinner.
  • Greg R.
    Greg RDecember 3, 2014
    Mac n cheese, banana pudding and catfish and grits were all out of this world! Great service too.
  • Donna P.
    Donna PayneNovember 23, 2013
    Make a reservation first! Yes it's loud! Hope the food is good! Bunch of extra costs!
  • Mary
    MaryMarch 25, 2013
    Sunday brunch is a must! 5 of us went and there was much-coveting of one another's plates. Great tunes, too.
  • Ethan
    EthanMay 16, 2012
    The service, food, music, and atmosphere are all excellent. A visit here is definitely a must when in ATL.
  • Emily L.
    Emily LaytonJune 27, 2014
    The moonshine drinks are amazing, best wings I've ever had. The music is a must see!
  • Anita B.
    Anita BachlaniJanuary 11, 2012
    Fried chicken is amazing! Ask for a side of the white gravy to dip your chicken, and it will be even more amazing!
  • Sharlander H.
    Sharlander HazelFebruary 18, 2013
    What's up with all the policies? $5.00 per person Entertainment fee added to check; Must order Entree; 3-hour minimum table stay(Ok, I understand that one)but the others. Ain't nobody got time 4 that
  • Kish T.
    Kish ThomasNovember 15, 2013
    There's a $5 cover added to your bill for the live music. All the food is well prepared, so pick anything.
  • AskMen
    AskMenFebruary 3, 2011
    A decorated and somewhat loft-y space with good tunes, service, and a drinks menu to keep you satisfied all night long.
  • Lloyd A.
    Lloyd AAugust 25, 2013
    Great place to relax, unwind, see live shows, and enjoy great people. The music is on point as well.
  • Kelli P.
    Kelli PoindexterFebruary 16, 2014
    Outstanding friend chicken! Good live music. Fast friendly service! I will be back!
  • Lindsay W.
    Lindsay WilliamsOctober 5, 2016
    The peach cobbler is really good. However, the lunch time hostess and serving staff were very unfriendly. It was as if we were bothering them by coming into the restaurant!
  • Creative Loafing Atlanta
    2012 June 17, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Happy Father's Day from Sweet Georgia Sweet Georgia’s Juke Joint is wishing all fathers a happy Father’s Day by hosting a Sunday brunch. Read more
  • Candice K.
    Candice KMarch 25, 2012
    Fried chicken is awesome, but be ready to pay for it the next day. Has about 2weeks worth of calories!!!!
  • Anthony G.
    Anthony GarciaApril 17, 2013
    The smoked brisket was great! The smoky flavor mixed with their savory BBQ sauce was much more than I was expecting!
  • Jennifer L.
    Jennifer LesterSeptember 29, 2011
    Mac and cheese, collards, pan seared tilapia and the salmon croquettes are to die for!!! Delish!!!
  • Tim 'Tequan' T.
    Tim 'Tequan' ThompsonAugust 27, 2016
    The pork chops with mashed sweet potatoes with delicious, but the shrimp and grits were bland and just okay. The service was good ask for Unique.
  • Nika
    NikaMay 19, 2012
    Try the grilled wings. Moonshine lemonade and the shrimp and grits..Grest live music
  • Dana D.
    Dana DaneJune 9, 2012
    I didn't get food, but all of it looked good, loved the live music, but didn't like how they automatically charge each person a 5$ entertainment fee, I will go again on a weekday
  • Pamela J.
    Pamela JonesAugust 29, 2013
    Excellent music especially Sunday brunch! Foof is great and they have flavored moonshinem
  • Brandy B.
    Brandy BNovember 27, 2011
    This place is awesome music is great and the chicken is DELICIOUS!! Some of the best I have ever had!!
  • Shireen B.
    Shireen B.September 30, 2013
    Get the fried green tomatoes first. Them order shrimp & grits. Miss ceelys tea is strong!!
  • Erin H.
    Erin HackneyJuly 10, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    50 minutes to get crab cakes?! Are you serious? Music too loud and seriously lacking professionalism today. This is one of my spots but they must get more consistent!
  • Keith A.
    Keith AikensMarch 23, 2011
    It's great to hear live jazz while having a dynamite lunch. Beware: the turkey triple stack is HUGE and deelish.
  • Atlanta Meetings
    Atlanta MeetingsJuly 23, 2013
    Sweet Georgia's Juke Joint is the culmination of a deep history of music, food, drink and socializing in the South.
  • Alexandre S.
    Alexandre SzpigelSeptember 23, 2013
    Excellent place, marvelous food and magnified singer....
  • Natosha W.
    Natosha WilliamsMarch 15, 2016
    Good food and good music. Love the atmosphere. Get Miss Ceely's punch. You won't regret it!
  • Bree J.
    Bree JayFebruary 25
    The food and the music. Been twice. Amazing bands each time
  • Anthony W.
    Anthony WilliamsSeptember 28, 2014
    The chicken is the shi..., get it with a side of bbq sauce...:-)
  • Jessica M.
    Jessica MMarch 11, 2014
    Great fries chicken! Awesome Mac n cheese! Yummy Parmesan cheese grits!
  • Monica M.
    Monica MillerAugust 10, 2013
    Beautiful restaurant, Chicken & waffles and a live band singing Earth, Wind & Fire #winning
  • Ronnie L.
    Ronnie LeClair IIMarch 10, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Make sure you ask for Ronnie the house Mixologist!! Something is always brewing in his head to impress your pallet.
  • Stephen M.
    Stephen MossSeptember 20, 2011
    Lunch: get the BBQ brisket sandwich on sourdough and a side of aged cheddar mac & cheese
  • Douglass L.
    Douglass L.September 30, 2015
    Fried chicken was great and had a hint of honey.
  • Niecey
    NieceyDecember 12, 2011
    The peach-tini is good! And you definitely get your $ worth in alcohol!
  • Michelle M.
    Michelle MooreDecember 31, 2013
    The shrimp creole and blackened catfish are both delicious.
  • Remy E.
    Remy EJune 24, 2011
    Drinks were great and music was even better, but the food was off (maybe 2nite was just a bad night?). Will go again but may only order drinks and dessert.
  • Kenn B.
    Kenn BrownApril 14, 2014
    Great music. The catfish and grits were Excellent.
  • Shannon S.
    Sweet Potatoe gratin and collard greens. The grits were okay and the crab cakes wasn't seasoned that well.
  • Dwayne B.
    Dwayne BossmanSeptember 27, 2015
    The chicken, Mac and cheese, and broccoli was good!
  • Raisa H.
    Raisa HunterApril 18, 2012
    You have to try the moonshine! Only legal joint in GA!
  • Sondra
    SondraSeptember 2, 2013
    Life changing fried chicken. Seriously. Worth the wait.
  • Sharon H.
    Sharon HudsonApril 2, 2012
    The Macaroni and Cheese is excellent. The live entertainment makes for an enjoyable night.
  • Ryan D.
    Ryan DahlstromJune 3, 2011
    Peach salmon is delicious. Try it with the sweet potato fries.
  • Eloquent E.
    Eloquent EmpressOctober 1, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Get the Fried Green Tomatoes!!! Ask for AJ or Logan for your servers.
  • Neyamka
    NeyamkaApril 12, 2013
    Ms. Ceely's Punch with strawberry moonshine is soo delicious!
  • Emmett O.
    Emmett OMalleyAugust 28, 2012
    Talk about southern hospitality! The service here is exceptionally friendly.
  • Douglass L.
    Douglass L.September 30, 2015
    Deviled eggs were pretty good also.
  • Addie S.
    Addie Sagere GibsonMarch 2, 2014
    Unfortunately we never we never seated after waiting since 7pm. It is now 10:49pm and we are leaving. Music was good though
  • Sam M.
    Sam MeadorsDecember 12, 2013
    Phenomenal food! A definite highlight of an ATL visit.
  • Shana E.
    Shana EllisonFebruary 2, 2013
    If you don't have reservations on a Friday night, you're SOL!
  • Mel-a-bel
    Mel-a-belAugust 17, 2011
    Great place for some stellar live music and good 'ol southern food!
  • Najah H.
    Najah H.November 5, 2011
    Lanier Parking on Ellis accepts validations. Don't forget your parking ticket!
  • Megan M.
    Megan MMay 19, 2015
    Crackle with shrimp was different but very good
  • DJ M.
    DJ Mouzon HolmesJune 5, 2016
    Shrimp and grits Chicken and Waffles Bottomless Mimosa
  • Renette R.
    Renette RierApril 24, 2012
    Even slow at lunch. But still had live music but quieter than dinner time : -)
  • Tahirah L.
    Tahirah LeeMay 6, 2013
    Get the sweet potatoe pie or peach cobbler yummy!!
  • Emily G.
    Emily GleasonNovember 8, 2011
    Get the strawberry moonshine, you won't regret it.
  • Lorraine S.
    Lorraine SJune 12, 2013
    Would give a review. If we actually tried the food. Went in about an hour and fifteen minutes prior to close. And were told abruptly and without apology that they were closed.
  • Alana Sanders V.
    The Unity Band of Atlanta is the Best!!!
  • Celeste S.
    Celeste S.August 29, 2015
    All the food and drinks are wonderful
  • John E.
    John ESeptember 20, 2011
    Atmosphere was awesome. Runs were great.
  • Chris P.
    Chris PattersonMay 4, 2012
    Get the blueberry or cinnamon moonshine!
  • Erin H.
    Erin HackneyJuly 2, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Don't order the Unforgettable. They always forget the whip cream!
  • Rye M.
    Rye MamonlukMarch 29, 2015
    It came recommended, loved their fried chicken
  • Shellz B.
    Shellz BJuly 25, 2011
    Great Food, Ambiance and Live Music Performances. Read more
  • jill p.
    jill pepperJune 8, 2011
    The moonshine with pineapple juice is delicious. It's called Miss Something or other...
  • I'na S.
    I'na SaulsberyDecember 15, 2011
    Ask for Theresa. She is the hostess with the mostest.
  • Tiffany T.
    Tiffany TaylorNovember 18, 2012
    The Pork Chop dinner is the BOMB!!!
  • sophia1922
    sophia1922December 7, 2014
    Make sure you try the fried green tomatoes.
  • Uso S.
    Uso SayersMay 25, 2012
    The celery potato soup is really good.
  • Ebony G.
    Ebony GreeneSeptember 29, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Try their signature chicken! It's delish!
  • Dea W.
    Dea WinOctober 21, 2011
    Come hungry big portions ;)
  • Terrance B.
    Terrance BanksDecember 29, 2015
    Fried chicken and the cheesecake!
  • Dahshi S.
    Dahshi SmithJune 29, 2013
    I love the live band! 🎤🎼🎶
  • Adam H.
    Adam HickeyOctober 18, 2015
    The waffles are questionable at best. The chicken is good though.
  • Er O.
    Er O.July 1, 2011
    Try the fried chicken - Fried Chicken #2 w/ Grits/MacCheese + Cat Daddy & Cola (Moonshine)
  • Nadine G.
    Nadine GregoryAugust 9, 2014
    Salmon with peach glaze
  • Gino L.
    Gino LassiterAugust 1, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Food is good, great entertainment but service sucks. They really need to improve on service.
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