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Barbara Jean's

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214 Mallery St, Saint Simons Island, GA 31522-4715
+1 912-634-6500
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11:00 - 21:30
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 20:30
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 21:30
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Atlanta, Georgia
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111 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We usually come here when we are down. The veggies and pumpkin bread are good. The entrees depending on what you get are pretty good to so so. But went back for take out and the service was bad and that's what this review is addressing. Hopefully they will address this and will help other customers.

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Thank suwdawg
Valdosta, GA
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

My grandmother, my one year old son, and I went to Barbara Jean's for a late lunch on a Thursday afternoon. The food was great, but the service was even better. Our waitress made every effort possible to help keep my little boy entertained- from bringing him bread and French fries before the food was ready to smiling at him... More 

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Thank Annie L
Moorefield, West Virginia
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15 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had are thanksgiving meal here while on vacation and it was excellent. Reasonably priced and the waitress was prompt and friendly. We definitely enjoyed this meal and would go there again to explore their regular menu. We ate outside.

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Thank adsee1857
Lusby, Maryland
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84 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

After a day of golf, we head to Barbara Jeans for Thanksgiving dinner.. They have roast turkey, dressing, sweet potato casserole. The wait staff is kind and pleasant despite probably having worked all Thanksgiving day. Food is good and they serve lots of it.

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Thank maryjo9113
Tavares, Florida
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Everything about the food is incredible. They have everything from staples like burgers and chicken fingers to their out-of-this-world shrimp and grits. The building itself is nothing special- mostly dated and a little tight, but the food is excellent. Prices are a little on the high side, but that's to be expected given the location on St. Simons Island right... More 

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Thank Ethan_is_my_name
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Delicious southern food , just a few steps from the pier , the staff is friendly and welcoming, and the price is right , I've made so many great memories here.

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Thank Adam S
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I've had better food at ole tmes for half the money. They're milking the tourists cause they don't no any better. Eat at sandcastle and you will get your money's worth. They own the building.

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Thank John L
Mark L, Public Relations Manager at Barbara Jean's, responded to this review

I am sorry you did not find dining at our restaurant worth the money. We are proud to have both visitors to the area and local residents alike dining at our restaurant. Thank you for taking the time to share your experience. More 

Summerville, Georgia
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103 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The service was good from the time we walked in the door until we were walking out with our to-go cups. The crab cake sandwich was great. The burger had a good taste. We had both on the pretzel rolls instead of regular buns. We then shared a cup of "chocolate stuff" which was excellent. A cup was enough to... More 

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Thank bozy106
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25 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It is a bit of an institution in St Simons and we have been going for many years, but at some stage I think it needs to look at things and bring the whole operation into the 21st century. It really isn't the most appealing of decors. It doesn't seem overly friendly or welcoming. The food is ok....average....but no more... More 

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Thank woolbaron
Mark L, Public Relations Manager at Barbara Jean's, responded to this review

Thank you for being a long time patron of Barbara Jean's! I am sorry that our decor does not appeal to you. We hope that you will continue to dine at Barbara Jean's. More 

Salt Springs, Florida
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510 reviews
381 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 174 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

You will not leave here hungry. Awesome fried cod and turkey dinner was great. This is the place to eat if you are hungry We will be back

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Thank Ronald E

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Seafood, Soups, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 20:30
Monday
11:00 - 20:30
Tuesday
11:00 - 20:30
Wednesday
11:00 - 20:30
Thursday
11:00 - 20:30
Friday
11:00 - 21:30
Saturday
11:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 214 Mallery St, Saint Simons Island, GA 31522-4715
  • Location: United States  >  Georgia (GA)  >  Georgia Coast  >  Golden Isles of Georgia  >  Saint Simons Island
  • Phone Number: +1 912-634-6500

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Dawsonville, Georgia
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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?