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Barbara Jean's

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214 Mallery St, Saint Simons Island, GA 31522-4715
+1 912-634-6500
11:00 - 20:30
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 20:30
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 21:30
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Simpsonville, United States
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20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

So glad my girlfriends stopped by. They had mimosas and Bloody Mary's during Happy Hour. The loaded onion rings were recommended by the host and they were a great start to our meal. The basket of bread included spiced cake, what a nice surprise! I shared the fried fish with my friend and I got the white cheddar grits. Fish... More 

Thank Lokyi M
Whiting, New Jersey, United States
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63 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

I hadn't been here for quite some time and I took my wife on our way to Lauderdale. BJ's didn't let me down, dirt rice excellent, she crab soup declared the "best" by Mary Ann. Service, food and atmosphere al 5 star.

Thank Charles R
Atlanta, Georgia
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182 reviews
123 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The best she crab soup! Crab cakes are great. pot roast and definitely the chicken fried chicken. The service was great and the food excellent

Thank DBS5687
Blowing Rock, North Carolina
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

If I see Shrimp and Grits on the menu, I'll order it. This meal has to be the perfect combination of seafood and Southern food ever invented. When its done well that is. When it's not, the dish merely becomes a plain meal. At Barbara Jeans, due to the perfectly cooked, tasty shrimp, combined with fresh chopped green onions, red... More 

Thank George E
Cruz Bay, St. John
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37 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Hi, We have been retired on a boat, USSV ANGEL LOUISE (our twitter handle is with the AT symbol and then CaptEdKelly if you wish to verify) for just under ten years. As nomads in retirement we love great food. We have come to this great restaurant about 10 times over the last 9 years and never been disappointed. They... More 

Thank Ed K
Charlotte, NC
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184 reviews
123 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Was told they had great she crab soup, so we stopped here for lunch specifically to enjoy their soup. Also ordered a crab cake to share. Both were good enough. Soup was heavy, one of my cracker packs was stale so may have altered my initial taste experience. Hubby had better review of both and loved both soup and crab... More 

Thank Cindy H
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Excellent service at this restaurant. The food is good average taste, but not special, and we didn't like the blue crab cakes - might be an acquired taste. We also would have liked some better wine selections. We will go back for a lunch though, as it's in a good location and has nice outside seating.

Thank slogan1001
Kitty Hawk, NC
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168 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were told that this restaurant specializes in crab cakes made with all crab and no fillers so we both ordered the half and half platter that had one crabcake and six coconut shrimp. The crab cake was very disappointing as it did not have lump crabmeat which we expected for the price paid..............and it was a bit mushy in... More 

Thank OBXRon
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53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The crab cakes are the best. You would be hard pressed to find better crab cakes anywhere else... they only use fresh crab lump meat with no filler. This make a meaty chunky texture that is just heavenly. The menu is loaded with other items. The pork chops are good as well. center cut de boned lightly grilled. Most of... More 

Thank Don A
Narragansett, Rhode Island
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457 reviews
264 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 181 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a special place! It is like a diner with great food, great service and a reasonable price! I had the Shrimp and Grits. My husband had the Blackened Chicken Sandwich. Both meals consisted of very generous servings and were delicious. There are lots of selections on the menu too. The restaurant is always a great experience and that... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Seafood, Soups
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
11:00 - 20:30
11:00 - 20:30
11:00 - 20:30
11:00 - 20:30
11:00 - 20:30
11:00 - 21:30
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?