About Us

Jay Yancey, a former Army officer & native of Texas, fell in love with the Low Country after being stationed at Fort Stewart in 2003.  The result is a menu focusing on fresh and local ingredients such as locally procured GA White Shrimp and the biggest Chicken Fried Steak in the state of Georgia.  

In designing the restaurant, Jay wanted to celebrate the history of Richmond Hill and pay tribute to its rich military history, from Sherman’s March to the Ford era and our modern military of coastal Georgia.  Richmond Hill, Georgia is rich in history and we, at the Local on 17, are proud to showcase that history while supporting all things local, which is why we work hard to serve products from the local area and across the state of Georgia.  From the beer & spirits we serve to the our fresh ingredients, it's brewed, harvested, distilled, and made right here in Georgia.  With Georgia on your mind, enjoy a cold craft beer along with a USDA Prime steak or freshly made low country Georgia cuisine.

Our Mission

Our mission is simple: to provide our guests with an unforgettable dining experience with the highest quality ingredients, along with carefully crafted spirits and excellent guest service in a relaxed, intimate setting.

Our Steaks

USDA Prime is the top 2-3% of the US beef market and we are proud to serve the best steaks available. Our corn-fed beef comes from the greater Omaha area and has an intense flavor and often exceeds the marbling standards of USDA Prime. Our beef is wet aged on premises in a dedicated cooler for a period of 45-55 days. Please cut into your steak when it arrives to ensure it's the way you like it. The perfect steak is our goal and you are the judge. We serve USDA Prime Ribeyes, Porterhouses, Strips and USDA Choice Tenderloins. All steaks are cut and cooked to order.


We thank you for dining with us where local is priority!