Most Popular Restaurants in Saint Simons Island

April 14, 2018 Renato Branum

Enveloped by expansive beaches, moss-draped oaks, and salt marshes, Saint Simons Island, part of the Golden Isles chain near Brunswick, is a nearly 18 square mile island, once dominated by rice and cotton plantations. Today, it’s a recreation wonderland with superb championship golf courses, miles of bicycle paths, great fishing, historic sites, and excellent restaurants. If you love golf, you’ll love Saint Simons Island, which is home to the 18-hole King and Prince Golf Course and 27-hole Sea Palms Golf & Tennis Resort. Nearby are 234 more holes of golf at popular spots like the 63-hole Jekyll Island Golf Club and 36-hole Sea Island Golf Club. Anglers have lots of opportunities to fish in the rivers, tidal creeks, sounds and the Atlantic Ocean. You’ll find charters and guides at the Golden Isles Marina, and you can also fish off the St. Simons Island Pier and surf cast on stretches of beach on the island’s north end. For such a compact island, Saint Simons is brimming with historic sites. Don’t miss the Saint Simons Lighthouse, where you can climb the 129 steps for a magnificent view of the island; the Fort Frederica National Monument, which has remnants of the British fort built in the 1700s; and the Bloody Marsh Battle Site, where the Spanish defeated the British in 1742.
Things to do in Saint Simons Island

1. NANCY

26 Market St, Suite 110, Saint Simons Island, GA 31522-1984 Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Waitstaff American, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner SGD 39 - SGD 66 +1 912-634-8005
Excellent
92%
Good
5%
Satisfactory
1%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 285 reviews

NANCY

Indulge your senses at this triple threat store that is a space for high-end women's fashion, New American Cuisine bistro and home accessories. Lunch served Tuesday through Saturday at 11:00 and Dinner Thursday through Saturday starting at 6:00.

Reviewed By Z3158KLlisam - Nashville, TN

Without question, the best food, most chic atmosphere, most knowledgeable service and all around best restaurant in Saint Simons.
I won't bother recommending specific items because the menu changes and it is all delicious, fresh and innovative.
This little gem is bright and gleaming by day, soft and romantic by night.
Truly the highlight of my trip was the TWO meals I had at NANCY!
(A bonus is that it is nestled amongst the best shopping in the area.)

2. Georgia Sea Grill

407 Mallery St, Saint Simons Island, GA 31522-4014 Takeout, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover American, Seafood, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Dinner SGD 39 +1 912-638-1197
Excellent
78%
Good
14%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 949 reviews

Georgia Sea Grill

We at Georgia Sea Grill believe that is not only our responsibility but our duty to source products from local, regional and sustainable sources whenever possible.

Reviewed By Michael G - Medina, Ohio

We stumbled on Georgia Sea Grill while walking in the St. Simons village area, and wow, were we impressed. Georgia Sea Grill immediately vaulted to our top three favorite restaurants in St. Simons. The restaurant is cozy, yet bright and welcoming. Our server literally seemed excited to see us and was very enthusiastic about the food and flavors there. We started with a deliciously addictive smoked fish dip. I then had perfectly cooked red snapper with spinach, andouille sausage, fingerling potatoes, grape tomatoes and absolutely outstanding flavors. My wife and daughters loved their meals as well. Everything was very fresh, tasty and creative. The great flavors continued with our Georgia pecan pie and coconut chocolate chip pie we shared. We now have another must-visit restaurant when we visit St. Simons. Georgia Seafood Grill is as good as it gets, all while being friendly and reasonably priced in the process.

3. Sal's Neighborhood Pizzeria

3415 Frederica Rd, Ste: E, Saint Simons Island, GA 31522-1579 Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Accepts Credit Cards Italian, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Late Night SGD 7 - SGD 26 +1 912-268-2328
Excellent
76%
Good
16%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 810 reviews

Sal's Neighborhood Pizzeria

Come on in and join us and become part of Sal's family! On behalf of my staff and I we will do everything we can to make sure you enjoy your meal and time with us! It's a family tradition that goes back to our roots in Italia! So come on in and break bread with your family, friends, and myself along with my wonderful staff for a dining experience unlike any other you will find! We will do everything we possibly can to ensure that you are completely happy! So come on in and see why Sal's "Neighborhood" Pizzeria is truly the place; "Where new faces become old friends and our family tradition is to serve you the very best you food you can find"! Mangiare bene e godere! (eat well and enjoy!)

Reviewed By michelewave04 - Narragansett, Rhode Island

It is Spring Break Week here on St. Simons. Because an extremely favorable article was published recently in a prominent national publication, the island is overwhelmed by huge crowds of people everywhere. We were a bit reluctant to go to Sal’s the other night because it is not a very large restaurant and there were so many people here. We thought it would be impossible to enjoy dining there. We were so wrong! The amazing waitstaff provided the best of service as they usually do. They are so friendly, efficient and accommodating! Of course the Caesar salad and the pIzza we ordered were absolutely delicious. We love the atmosphere there too. We were lucky since we arrived at 5 pm and there was one table available. We should never underestimate this place because it has always been great.

4. Tramici

75 Cinema Ln, Across from the Island Cinemas, Saint Simons Island, GA 31522-6600 Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards Italian, Pizza, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night SGD 20 - SGD 39 +1 912-634-2202
Excellent
77%
Good
16%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 756 reviews

Tramici

Reviewed By michelewave04 - Narragansett, Rhode Island

There were 10 of us ....all ladies with all different orders. We get together as a group every now and then to celebrate our friendships and this is the place we go to. And it was as fantastic as ever. We really enjoyed our lunches....MoreWonderful to hear about your experience. We hope to see you again soon.

5. Palmer's Village Cafe

223 Mallery St, Saint Simons Island, GA 31522-4716 Highchairs Available, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards American, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch SGD 13 - SGD 26 +1 912-634-5515
Excellent
78%
Good
16%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 1 reviews

Palmer's Village Cafe

Since 2010 our team has strived to serve the highest quality prepared food & provide great guest service.....we serve breakfast and lunch everyday. Did we mention you can get breakfast all day until 2PM? We now offer dinner Thursday - Saturday in which chef prepares weekly dinner specials that he and his crew develop based on the freshest ingredients and seasonal specials.

Reviewed By davew49 - Dayton, Ohio

This place had good breakfast in a relaxed atmosphere. Seating was tight as the place is not super large. Waitress was friendly and helpful and food was cooked perfectly. Aperfect breakfast or light lunch spot with fresh fruits and veggies that are locally grown and organic.

6. Halyards

55 Cinema Ln, Saint Simons Island, GA 31522-6600 Outdoor Seating, Television, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Accepts Discover, Highchairs Available, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards American, Seafood, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Dinner, Late Night SGD 39 - SGD 66 +1 912-638-9100
Excellent
77%
Good
15%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 531 reviews

Halyards

Halyards on St. Simons has been redefining Island Cuisine for 11 popular years. The Island's unrivaled see-and-be-seen dinner spot for locals who know and for coastal visitors who've heard that the Seared Tuna with a Plum Wine Reduction and the Prime N.Y. Strip with Soy Lime Butter will make your evening. That's not to say you should skip the Creamy Blue Crab Bisque or the nightly specials. The atmosphere is casually elegant (coozy lounge furniture in the courtyard and under the awning), the welcome warm (usually by name), the service crisp and attentive, the wine cellar vast (7 Wine Spectator Awards) and the comfortable bar hip and hopping. The menu is the brilliant handiwork of Chef/Owner Dave Snyder that changes nightly and is bold, creative and gloriously rewarding. To be sure you're pleased, Dave roams the front of the house for comments when he's not out fishing for your dinner. As you would expect at a restaurant of Halyards' caliber, reservations are a good idea.

Reviewed By Lars G - Madison, Connecticut

Third year spending a month on St.Simons Island. We had dined at Tramici, the sister to Halyards, so it was time to pay a visit. These are both very successful restaurants on the island, so no surprise that they are very attractive, comfortable environments. Seated almost immediately with a 7:45 res, we settled in and were swiftly in the hands of Carol, a real pro.

Halyards has a solid wine list and we had a white burgundy as we intended to all have seafood. Very good menu, but we opted to each have specials, striped bass, tile fish and sea bass, all done very well.

Very good service, delicious food and a lovely environment makes for a high rating. Definitely will return next year when we settle in.

7. Southern Soul Barbeque

2020 Demere Rd, Saint Simons Island, GA 31522-2807 Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol American, Barbecue, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Late Night 912 638 SOUL
Excellent
72%
Good
21%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 2 reviews

Southern Soul Barbeque

Reviewed By Jane B - Rochester, Michigan, Usa

Southern Soul replaced Gisco fish market a number of years ago. It's become the go to place for BBQ ribs for lunch and dinner. If you don't like waiting in line, then don't go there. Often the line just to order is out the door.
The ribs are reliably good.

8. Tara Thai & Sushi

307 Longview Plz, Saint Simons Island, GA 31522-2571 Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards Sushi, Asian, Japanese, Thai, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner SGD 7 - SGD 26 +1 912-266-8272
Excellent
75%
Good
16%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 164 reviews

Tara Thai & Sushi

Tara Thai & Sushi is the only place on St. Simons Island to offer both authentic Thai food and quality & fresh sushi made to order. You can choose traditional table seating, outdoor or indoor, or sit at the sushi bar to watch your food being made right before your eyes. We also serve Saké, beers, wines and mixed drinks at the bar. The restaurant is newly redecorated and under a new ownership who runs many Thai & sushi restaurants and has over a decade of experience in the business. Our sushi and Thai chefs also have years of experience and are carefully hand-picked. This is a fun and cozy place for a small or large group and family to enjoy lunch or dinner or hold a party. We also provide good-portion and affordable-price lunch special dishes for your quick lunch. Come try our delicious food and let us know what you think! Tara Thai & Sushi have been opened since Sept 2, 2015, in St Simons Island, GA. We are not Tup Tim Thai. The restaurant is newly renovated & is under new ownership! The restaurant is used to be called Tup Tim Thai. So, please disregard previous comments prior to September 2, 2015. Thank you!

Reviewed By Brittney B

The food is amazing here as well as the service! The curry is my favorite and so delicious. I’m not much of a sushi person but my server recommended the broken heart and I was not disappointed! Best Thai restaurant I’ve been to.

9. Nazzaro's Italian Cuisine

196 Retreat Vlg, Saint Simons Island, GA 31522-2421 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Private Dining, Accepts Credit Cards Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Dinner SGD 17 - SGD 39 +1 912-634-6161
Excellent
75%
Good
15%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
1%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 344 reviews

Nazzaro's Italian Cuisine

Since 2000, we've been serving traditional and innovative Italian-American cuisine with the integrity and warm hospitality only a neighborhood restaurant can offer. We have since become an Island institution and we are proud of the fantastic following we've had all of these years. If you are new to Nazzaro’s Italian, welcome! We look forward to having you at our restaurant.Want to escape to Tuscany but can’t? Then run over and enjoy our sights, smells, and tastes for a mini escape.When does a restaurant become more than just a great meal? When does eating out become a great experience? From the beginning, our passion for food and wine has guided our mission - conserving traditions and modernizing concepts with quality being our top priority. The waiters and bartenders, whom you will know by name, are always affable and ready to please. The ambiance in our Bar is lively and trendy, as we have always considered social interaction and fun to be an integral part of the dining experience. Come enjoy the warm, comfortable environment that our Main Dining Room provides which invites friends and family to relax and enjoy each other over a great meal, it's a little celebration of the good things in life, every day. Taste the excitement of St. Simons' authentic Italian restaurant. We'll pleasure your palate with a dozen types of pasta dishes as well as sumptuous chicken, veal, steak and seafood. Our tantalizing desserts complete a meal made notable by superb service. Enjoy nightly fresh seafood specials such as Hazelnut Encrusted Snapper, Blackened Mahi Mahi and local Georgia sweet Shrimp.Enjoy our new full service bar with an extensive wine list. Bar Hours have been extended....we will stay open as long as we have bar mates!!!! In addition to a new bar, we now offer an outside seating area. Take out, and children's menus also available. Reservations suggested. We offer a private dining room that provides the perfect setting for your wedding rehearsal dinner, group meeting, family reunion, or other event. Your group of up to 30 can have privacy, and comfort while dining at Nazzaro's.Join us for an unforgettable evening and let your taste buds dance! We welcome you to come and enjoy your next meal with us. We love what we do and so will you!Rich Nazzaro, Co-Owner & SommelierJohn Wirtz, Co-Owner & Chef

Reviewed By michelewave04 - Narragansett, Rhode Island

What an enjoyable time! This restaurant has it all......great atmosphere, excellent service and delicious food. Our family of six went there recently to celebrate a special occasion. Each of us had different entrees. The menu has a lot to choose from. We were all very happy with our meals! Nazzaro’s is a great place to go for a celebration. This is not to be missed!

10. Delaney's Bistro

3415 Frederica Rd Ste C, Saint Simons Island, GA 31522-1530 Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar American, Seafood, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options Lunch, Dinner, Late Night +1 912-638-1330
Excellent
79%
Good
11%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
2%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 260 reviews

Delaney's Bistro

Fine Regional Restaurant Serving Fresh Local Seafood, Game And Traditional Favorites.

Reviewed By Michael S - Baltimore, Maryland

Would not have expected such an eatery here in southern Georgia, but our dinner last night was superb. Excellent and innovative menu (the best dishes are the daily specials) which include an astounding array of game meats. So, we had incredibly prepared ostrich and buffalo, a perfectly-divine and large portioned duck...thick and juicy, a large freshly steamed whole lobster, a wonderful snapper. These were all incredibly well done with simple but tastefully done accompaniments (coarsely mashed potatoes and grilled fresh asparagus).
Starters were equally excellent: the seared foie gras could not have been better; seared tuna was perfectly done. Onion soup was a puree rather than classic; interesting and flavorful. Fried green tomatoes with shrimp...a local treat.

Side salads were an excellent palate cleanser with fresh greens in a light oil and vinegar dressing.
Desserts were FABULOUS! We had one of each (apple pie, pecan pie, bananas Foster cheesecake!, a chocolate flourless cake...all with ice cream!) and passed the plates around.

Other than the superb attentions of "KK", our server, the real "hit" of the evening was the wine list. Not only diverse and well-constructed, but all top shelf selections...even a Screaming Eagle! But the best part is that the prices were absolutely reasonable. Tom Delaney believes that his diners should be able to enjoy fine wines without having to pay a fortune. That in and of itself is a reason to dine here! And, the wine pairings we selected were perfect.
In all, not "cheap eats" but worth every single penny. Sure to return. For anyone traveling to the area who enjoys fine food and wines, this is the place!!! Kudos to Tom and his staff!!

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