Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Sweet Georgia's Juke Joint

200 Peachtree St 
Atlanta, GA  30303
(404) 230-5853
  • Category: 1st Date Spot, Romantic Evening
  • Cuisine Type: Upscale Southern / Soul Food
  • Fabulosity Ranking: 5/5 {Glitzy, Glamourous, Oh So Fabulous!}
  • Price: $$
  • Best Dish: Fried Chicken
  • Review: 

I am bursting with excitement as I write this review for Sweet Georgia's Juke Joint. Let me start by thanking the angels in heaven for hearing Atlanta's prayer for a riveting restaurant that successfully fused live blues music, a vibrant ambiance, quality customer service and good ol southern soul food into one memorizing experience! Atlanta has seen nothing like this before. My breath was taken away when I stepped inside of Sweet Georgia's Juke Joint, I felt as if someone had transplanted me to the Harlem Renaissance era where everyone was dancing, singing and enjoying the BEST blues and jazz music the city had to offer! Seriously, Sweet Georgia's Juke Joint gives its patrons LIFE! This super cute establishment is bustling with excitement and provides a superb atmosphere where you can dine and be entertained by live music all at once! My family and I decided to gather at Sweet Georgia's Juke Joint to celebrate my youngest brothers college acceptance. When I described the location to my dad he was a little hesitant because everyone knows Downtown Atlanta is NOT known for its restaurant selection. But let us rejoice and be glad because Sweet Georgia's Juke Joint is going to bring downtown back!! This establishment is the perfect addition to the boring part of Peachtree that people tend to avoid. We stopped by Sweet Georgia's Juke Joint on a Tuesday evening expecting to see a half empty restaurant since it was a week day. But to our surprise Sweet Georgia's was packed to capacity. I guess this place never sleeps! Sprinkled throughout the dining room are TV screens allowing all of the guys who want to take their girl on a date to simultaneously keep up with the NBA finals. Live entertainment is provided on stage in the intimate dining room, and a private VIP area makes this spot perfect for large parties! There were three birthdays being celebrated at one time while we were dining alluding to the fact that this restaurant is perfect for large parties. To begin our meal we ordered the Southern Starter ($8) which is a platter of fried green tomatoes, herbed goat cheese, sliced sweet onions, okra croutons, and basil oil. Scrumptious! Yall know I love some deep southern food and that is exactly what I found on the menu here at Sweet Georgia's! My mother enjoyed the All-The-Way Split Pea Soup ($5) which was a large serving of soup topped with thick cut smoked bacon, onions, white cheddar cheese and diced tomatoes. Superb! The menu at Sweet Georgia's is definitely kid friendly as my younger cousin and brother both ordered the Famous Stuffed House Burger ($11) which is two beef patties filled with any cheese offered in the kitchen! All of the burgers and sandwiches at Sweet Georgia’s come with one choice of a side item. My siblings decided to try the Aged White Cheddar Macaroni & Cheese as well as Seasoned Crinkle Cut Potatoes! I nibbled off of their plates and the burger was great! My dad decided to go with the  16 oz Aged Bone-In Rib Eye ($29) which is finished with crispy crawfish and blue cheese butter along with two sides. He selected the Sautéed Zucchini with Golden Apples + Thyme, as well as the Maple- Baked Navy Beans with Smoked Bacon. The navy beans are a must try! I was mad I didn't order them myself. My sisters enjoyed the Peach Glazed Alaskan Salmon ($16) and the  Wild Caught Shrimp + Stone Ground Grits served with Southern Gravy ($16). For their side dishes they enjoyed the Sunday's Greens Cooked With Smoke Turkey and Simmered Black Eyed Peas with Diced Tomatoes . My mom decided to try the Chef's Catch ($18) which was a scrumptious shrimp and muscles linguine with cream sauce! Her entree was my favorite. Now I know you all will judge my entree selection but whatever, the gym will surely be calling my name after this meal! I decided to go ahead and order the Fried Half Chicken ($17) with honey and balsamic syrup. Now usually when I order fried chicken im not really expecting it to be an actual HALF chicken. My plate was stacked so high with chicken I didn't know what to do with myself! One thing I can say for sure is that Sweet Georgia's Juke Joint is not stingy with their portions. You will be full when you leave! For all those who are wondering - yes my greedy self did order dessert. I had to! All of the deserts are priced at $7 with an additional $2 if you would like ice cream! Our table shared the Old Fashioned Sweet Potato Pie, Chocolate Studded Bread pudding with moonshine caramel and cinnamon frosting, Sweet Georgia's Cobbler and the Amazing Red Velvet Cake topped with cream cheese icing. I really hope I did this amazing restaurant justice with my review. I hands down suggest that EVERYONE visit Sweet Georgia Juke Joint the next time they are looking to have a good time!!

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1 comment:


    Menu looks good, but service is awful.  My colleague and I stopped at Juke Joint for lunch on a Tuesday.  The restaurant had two medium size parties they were accommodating, so took them 1 1/2 hrs to serve my colleague and I our starter.  Their reason for terrible service was the parties they served.  I walked out because the restaurant is located in the heart of downtown, so they should've been prepared for lunch crowds.  I asked to speak to the manager - he never showed his face to apologize.   Btw, when I first sat down in the restaurant I told them It was my first time visiting them.


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