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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)
    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)
    Candice K.
    "Fried chicken is awesome, but be ready to pay for it the next day."(17 Tips)
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  • Black D.
    Black DymondJuly 23, 2013
    Wait time can range from 30 min to 2 hrs. Sitting at the bar is an option w/o a wait depending on availability. The place is packed & so worth the wait! Live music! Great food! Try Miss Ceely's Punch!
  • Sharlander H.
    Sharlander HazelFebruary 18, 2013
    What's up with all the policies? $5.00 per person Entertainment fee added to check; Must order Entree; 3-hour minimum table stay(Ok, I understand that one)but the others. Ain't nobody got time 4 that
  • Jessica C.
    Jessica CollinsMarch 22, 2014
    Try the chicken, salad with house dressing, and fried green tomatoes! The fried green tomato BLT was phenomenal. We had lunch, so I'm not sure about dinner, but highly recommend it.
  • Tiffany M.
    Tiffany MooreMarch 12, 2011
    Late nite menu is only shrimp po boys & bbq sliders w/ fries..keep that n mind..drinks are good to go, music on point, I feel like im in Savannah, Coast of the Sippi, or Nawlins!
  • Katrina K.
    Katrina KorneckiMarch 11, 2013
    Table of 6 with 6 different orders. Everything was delicious- I had the étouffée and it was a great portion and tasted fabulous. And the music made the atmosphere even better.
  • Donna M.
    Donna McFaddenAugust 14, 2013
    Got our full of grits, fried green tomatoes, and catfish. Peach martini reminded us that we weren't in New England anymore. Insist on reservations, even if they tell you they're not busy!
  • Samantha M.
    Samantha M.May 9, 2013
    Great drinks and food, and the band was AWESOME! If you're looking for something to nibble with your cocktail, I strongly recommend the fried crawfish. They're delicious.
  • Rhonda M.
    Rhonda MNovember 26, 2015
    Food was great, drinks on point, the live music was awesome and the customer service was an experience I wouldn't mind having again! I can't wait to go back!
  • Dana D.
    Dana DaneJune 9, 2012
    I didn't get food, but all of it looked good, loved the live music, but didn't like how they automatically charge each person a 5$ entertainment fee, I will go again on a weekday
  • 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!
  • 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.
  • 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!
  • Erin H.
    Erin HackneyJuly 10, 2011
    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!
  • 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.
  • Eloquent E.
    Eloquent EmpressOctober 15, 2011
    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!
  • 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
  • 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.
    Upvoted Jul 12
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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!
  • 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!
  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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!
  • Brian F.
    Brian FordDecember 13, 2015
    Great atmosphere for soul food and good music. The fried chicken was excellent. Will definitely go again.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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
  • Apryl R.
    Apryl RobertsFebruary 15, 2015
    Great environment, excellent service, wonderful food. Definitely enjoyed the entertainment!
  • 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
  • Mali B.
    Mali BrownJanuary 13, 2015
    HORRIBLE!! Do not eat or go here for any reason! The service is slow and the customer service is non-existent even by the managers.
  • 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!!!!
  • Ethan
    EthanMay 16, 2012
    The service, food, music, and atmosphere are all excellent. A visit here is definitely a must when in ATL.
  • Jennifer L.
    Jennifer LesterSeptember 29, 2011
    Mac and cheese, collards, pan seared tilapia and the salmon croquettes are to die for!!! Delish!!!
  • 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.
  • Ronnie L.
    Ronnie LeClair IIMarch 10, 2011
    Make sure you ask for Ronnie the house Mixologist!! Something is always brewing in his head to impress your pallet.
  • Emily L.
    Emily LaytonJune 27, 2014
    The moonshine drinks are amazing, best wings I've ever had. The music is a must see!
  • 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!!
  • Kelli P.
    Kelli PoindexterFebruary 16, 2014
    Outstanding friend chicken! Good live music. Fast friendly service! I will be back!
  • 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.
  • Nika
    NikaMay 19, 2012
    Try the grilled wings. Moonshine lemonade and the shrimp and grits..Grest live music
  • Pamela J.
    Pamela JonesAugust 29, 2013
    Excellent music especially Sunday brunch! Foof is great and they have flavored moonshinem
  • Ashley K.
    Ashley KeyesSeptember 3, 2015
    Horrible service from the time we entered the door. Okra had no flavor or seasoning. Mac & Cheese tasted like Thanksgiving dressing.
  • Shireen B.
    Shireen B.September 30, 2013
    Get the fried green tomatoes first. Them order shrimp & grits. Miss ceelys tea is strong!!
  • Natosha W.
    Good food and good music. Love the atmosphere. Get Miss Ceely's punch. You won't regret it!
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