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J. L. Leonard's Restaurant

3010 S Highway 17 Business, Garden City Beach, SC 29576-7625
+1 843-357-2799
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  • Excellent28%
  • Very good43%
  • Average8%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible11%
Travellers talk about
“fried chicken” (16 reviews)
“potatoes” (7 reviews)
“friends meal” (2 reviews)
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11:00 - 22:30 Hours
3010 S Highway 17 Business, Garden City Beach, SC 29576-7625
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Reviewed 12 April 2018

Where else can you get homemade chicken pot pie and stuffed green pepper specials ?! This place is unique! If you look you’ll always see Grandpa Lester in the back watching to be sure everything goes just right. Grandma Jo often joins him at the...More

Thank 1zimmermangirl
Reviewed 5 April 2018 via mobile

Ok wow, I’m guessing a lot of regulars wrote most of these reviews. My burger was really good, my wife got the fried chicken. We came prepared to wait because of the reviews and menu said 20-25 mins. They were busy our cheese sticks took...More

Thank James L
Reviewed 5 April 2018 via mobile

We happened to stumble upon this place while driving around looking for somewhere “different” to try. The food was very good. Everything was fresh, hot and full of flavor!! Some of the reviews mentioned the service not being good. We had EXCELLENT service the entire...More

Thank lgl77
Reviewed 23 March 2018

Sunday evening dinner for 4 of us! Four different meals, excellent choice of sides (lima beans was my choice). My wife had the liver and onions- tough to get right as people tend to overcook and it becomes shoe leather. This was not the case...More

Thank growed
Reviewed 13 March 2018 via mobile

Asked for all-white meat fried chicken for dinner and server advised there was no way that could be ordered. When mentioning this to the manager, Debbie, she was very curt and confirmed that was not an option (the menu had it as a lunch option)....More

Reviewed 11 March 2018

We ate at J.L. Leonards the last day of our trip to Murrels inlet for our yearly trip. We were in the mood for fried chicken so we looked it up and found this place. On their sign and menu it says Where Friends Meet....More

Thank Wrapper1
Reviewed 16 November 2017

This has become one of our favorite casual dining spots. I just had the special of stuffed green pepper. It came with a trip to the salad bar and I think was 8.95. It was really yummy. I also love the steamed shrimp. Prices are...More

1  Thank 1zimmermangirl
Reviewed 11 October 2017

Just went here on a whim, not much of an ambiance but our young waitress was real friendly, food was very good. I had the special which was baked chicken breast, Huge piece of chicken - cooked perfectly. No complaints. Very inexpensive.

1  Thank susie g g
Reviewed 24 September 2017 via mobile

Would not recommend this restaurant! Need more service people, need more cooks with experience, need training in running a restaurant. Charged for water! We ate at JL Leonard's last night for dinner. Water was one dollar which was a surprise, usually water is free. We...More

2  Thank EdandJanice S
Reviewed 11 September 2017 via mobile

Recently moved to the area and was told to try this place. Glad we did! My husband had the fried chicken and thought it was very good and juicy. I had the meatloaf yummmm! The potatoes were good and the salad bar was fresh. Will...More

1  Thank teintackett
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3010 S Highway 17 Business, Garden City Beach, SC 29576-7625 (Formerly Chelsea Jo's)
  • Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Coastal South Carolina  >  Garden City Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 843-357-2799
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