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Bennie's Red Barn

5514 Frederica Rd, Saint Simons Island, GA 31522-9701
+1 912-638-2844
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Overview
  • Excellent50%
  • Very good23%
  • Average14%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible7%
Travellers talk about
“fried chicken” (43 reviews)
“ribeye” (42 reviews)
“salad” (127 reviews)
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CUISINES
American, Steakhouse, Seafood, Soups, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
€€ - €€€
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LOCATION
5514 Frederica Rd, Saint Simons Island, GA 31522-9701
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1 - 10 of 551 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visiting my Dad on his birthday week. First night here he suggests we come here. The menu is done verbally but the hostess gave us a hard copies to look at also. The liquor drinks are small and you get charged $8.50 for it.We ordered...More

Thank Parme1
Reviewed 12 March 2018

Maybe this is a tourist trap. Heard great things about it and building and history is fantastic. Our female server was less than friendly. The older gentleman providing entertainment was friendly and so was the bartender to be fair. Salad came out soggy and food...More

Thank Floridatourist17
Reviewed 27 February 2018

Interesting decor, but very small 1/2 fried chicken with broken bones in wing and leg. It tasted OK but was a very low grade of chicken. I have met logs with more personality than our waitress. Chicken had nice crust so I might have stretched...More

Thank Ben A
Reviewed 7 February 2018

We visited on a Saturday night in the winter, the building is beautiful with the fire in the fireplace. The services was great and the food was very good, something for everyone to enjoy.

Thank pjfine
Bennie G, Manager at Bennie's Red Barn, responded to this reviewResponded 9 February 2018

Thanks for stopping by for dinner! We're all happy you enjoyed the service and food, and we hope to welcome you back in soon. All the best, The Management Team at Bennie's

Reviewed 19 January 2018 via mobile

My husband and I were celebrating our 13 year Anniversary and had heard great things about Bennie’s, so we were excited to try it. The Ambiance was nice with the big fireplace and I appreciate its history. Our server was not very friendly and took...More

Thank VannaB8425
Bennie G, Manager at Bennie's Red Barn, responded to this reviewResponded 22 January 2018

We want to apologize about what you experienced during your visit -- it sounds like we dropped the ball. It's surprising because we're known for serving up perfectly cooked steaks and providing excellent service, so you can rest assured we'll be taking a look into...More

Reviewed 17 January 2018

What blew me away when I first walked in was the overall look and feel. Multiple fireplaces, high ceilings, long tables, and beautiful decor. It was spacious, yet cozy. The staff was excellent and overall experience wonderful. A must-visit for Sea Island-goers!

Thank Twoamtoast
Bennie G, Manager at Bennie's Red Barn, responded to this reviewResponded 19 January 2018

It's wonderful knowing your entire experience was fantastic! Thanks so much for the kind words, and we can't wait to welcome you back in soon. Best wishes, The Management Team at Bennie's

Reviewed 16 January 2018

this place made for such a fun night - the food was delicious and the whole staff could not have been nicer. definitely recommend visiting this spot!

Thank Anne M
Bennie G, Manager at Bennie's Red Barn, responded to this reviewResponded 18 January 2018

Hey, Anne! We're so happy you had such a fun time while you were here, and we can't wait to welcome you back soon! Until then, The Management Team at Bennie's

Reviewed 16 January 2018

Went with a group of over 100 people. The service was incredibly quick, and the hospitality was second to none. Not to mention the food was amazing. All of the staff were incredibly helpful. I have a nut allergy, and they were very aware of...More

Thank chriszbikowski1
Bennie G, Manager at Bennie's Red Barn, responded to this reviewResponded 18 January 2018

It's awesome knowing we could make sure the food was excellent! Thanks for taking the time to leave such kind words, and we hope to welcome you back in soon. Until then, The Management Team at Bennie's

Reviewed 16 January 2018

I have never had better butter beans, fried Okra, Fried Chicken, and ribs in my life. I will travel to Sea island again solely for Bennies Red BarnMore

Thank Jo N
Bennie G, Manager at Bennie's Red Barn, responded to this reviewResponded 18 January 2018

Hey, Jo! It means a lot knowing the food was some of the best you've ever had. Thanks so much for taking the time to leave such kind words, and we can't wait to welcome you back to the island soon! Best wishes, The Management...More

Reviewed 16 January 2018

The atmosphere was unbelievable! I had a blast here with my colleagues. The food was excellent. Make sure to order the fired chicken and ribeye! Bartenders were awesome as well. Cant wait to get back there!

Thank Awab H
Bennie G, Manager at Bennie's Red Barn, responded to this reviewResponded 18 January 2018

Appreciate the compliments, Awab -- it's awesome knowing the chicken and ribeye were both tasty! Can't wait to have you back soon. Best wishes, The Management Team at Bennie's

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$12 - US$25
Meals
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Kids, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 21:30
Monday
17:30 - 21:30
Tuesday
17:30 - 21:30
Wednesday
17:30 - 21:30
Thursday
17:30 - 21:30
Friday
17:30 - 22:00
Saturday
17:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5514 Frederica Rd, Saint Simons Island, GA 31522-9701
  • Location: United States  >  Georgia (GA)  >  Georgia Coast  >  Golden Isles of Georgia  >  Saint Simons Island
  • Phone Number: +1 912-638-2844
  • E-mail
Description
Welcome to Bennie's Red Barn, the oldest privately owned restaurant on Saint Simon's Island! Nestled between beautiful live oaks, Bennie's has been a favorite of locals and tourists since 1954. No visit to the Golden Isles is complete without a visit to Bennie's! At the Red Barn you can enjoy steaks grilled to perfection over an old-fashioned open oak flame, seafood, chicken, or spaghetti in a classic, family-friendly setting. If you had visited us back in 1954, you would have enjoyed the best steak and seafood served in the Golden Isles. Some things never change! Our steaks are still cut fresh and cooked over an old-fashioned wood fire and our fresh, local seafood is brought in daily. The Club at Bennie's is a rustic, indoor and outdoor venue located just next door to the Barn. Enjoy a cocktail at our famous TREEBAR or watch the game on either of the 2 big screens. Two outdoor fireplaces and multiple heaters will keep you warm in the winter while the ice cold beer, ceiling fans, and AC will cool you in the summer. The Club is southern casual and ready for your party, but we can help you gussie it up for a more formal event. Experience an Island tradition at Bennie's Red Barn! We look forward to serving you soon.
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