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55 Cinema Ln, Saint Simons Island, GA 31522-6600
+1 912-638-9100
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  • Excellent76%
  • Very good16%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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55 Cinema Ln, Saint Simons Island, GA 31522-6600
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We’re regular visitors to SSI and, in my opinion, Halyards is arguably the best restaurant on the island. The food and service are always of the highest standard and predictably good, where others sometimes let themselves down by being unpredictable ie great one visit and...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank TMOH8
David S, Owner at Halyards, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Hi TMOH8, Happy new year!!! Thank you for visiting Halyards and commenting on your experiences with us. We do pride ourselves on consistency and providing the best in all categories: food, service, ambiance and beverage selections. As you stated, it can be difficult for some...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great atmosphere! Great service!! Great food!!! Fresh seafood. Definitely eat here again next time I’m in the area!

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Bruce1050
David S, Owner at Halyards, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Hi Bruce1050, Happy new year! Thank you for your positive review of your Halyards experience. We hope you're back in our area again very soon for another great meal. Best wishes, Thomas Roberts General Manager / Sommelier

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

As always, Halyards understands the target and hits it perfectly. This is a resort town... high end, but still a resort town. Comfortable, casual atmosphere, with a well stocked and well priced wine list. Food is always well prepared and presented. The service was attentive,...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank philly099
David S, Owner at Halyards, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi philly099, Thank you for letting us know about your recent visit to Halyards. We hope all of our guest to feel welcomed as if visiting a friend's home. I like to use the words, comfortable and energetic when describing our atmosphere. We hope to...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Halyards, like most other SSI restaurants still located in a parking lot, improved a lot since my last visit. Each staff was great and paid the appropriate attention to all guests. Change in restaurant management does make a big, positive difference. Server and restaurant manager...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank EzPablo
David S, Owner at Halyards, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hello EzPablo, Thank you for leaving a positive response about your recent visit. We are always striving to create unique and flavorful food from local farms and fisherman that revolves around the seasons. We are also very blessed to have a following of guests that...More

Reviewed 10 December 2018 via mobile

Love eating at the bar. Chris took great care of us. Had the gumbo and the grouper this time. Fabulous as always. Don’t miss those donuts.More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank cnmart
David S, Owner at Halyards, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you so much for the positive review. Chris is one of the most iconic Bartenders on St. Simons Island. He is a true gentleman AND can make an amazing cocktail. I will be sure to pass the review and comment on to him. Don't...More

Reviewed 26 November 2018

We spent our Silver Anniversary on an SSI adventure, and Halyards was one of the places I knew we had to eat. Everyone we came into contact with at the restaurant wished us a happy anniversary, which I had mentioned in my OpenTable reservation. I...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank smithm555
David S, Owner at Halyards, responded to this reviewResponded 8 December 2018

Thank you so much for joining us for your Silver anniversary. We always try to make the experience personal and special for each guest. We hope to see you on your Silver+1 anniversary. Cheers and best wishes, Thomas Roberts General Manager / Sommelier

Reviewed 6 November 2018

Imaginative and ambitious and wonderful every time. Draws heavily on fresh local seafood and other delicacies, such as farm-to-table vegetables, artisanal rice. The generous owner- chef has been on the Gulf Coast feeding Hurricane victims from his food truck, a favorite at area food fests....More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank islandtimelocal
Reviewed 6 November 2018 via mobile

Went here for dinner one night as we always do in SSI. Decided on a small plate approach. We had the calamari. Good, a bit overcooked. The mussels were good.Escargot and scallops were good as well.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank 816carolo
Reviewed 6 November 2018

Whether dining at the bar as a couple, or a table of 6-8, Halyard's is one place you do not want to miss when visiting St. Simons Island. From the service to the presentation, drinks and appetizers to main courses, everything is exquisite. Chef Dave...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank bradsellsssi
Reviewed 2 November 2018 via mobile

Arrived for an early seating and were immediately treated with extraordinary hospitality from our waiter, Chris. He was knowledgeable and led us to all the right choices. Both the beet and endive salads were the best ever. Enjoyed small plates: scallops with puréed parsnips and...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank dfasching
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Kay C
3 November 2018|
Response from Cognac62 | Reviewed this property |
When we were there they had chefs specials. Some drinks were unique
Chris H
17 May 2017|
Response from KernBaker | Reviewed this property |
Call them directly I'm sure they do
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$30 - US$50
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Television, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Local cuisine, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 55 Cinema Ln, Saint Simons Island, GA 31522-6600
    (Frederica Road)
  • Location: United States  >  Georgia (GA)  >  Georgia Coast  >  Golden Isles of Georgia  >  Saint Simons Island
  • Phone Number: +1 912-638-9100
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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.
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