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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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  • Excellent50%
  • Very good23%
  • Average14%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible7%
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“fried chicken” (45 reviews)
“ribeye” (42 reviews)
“salad” (129 reviews)
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American, Steakhouse, Seafood, Soups, Gluten Free Options
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5514 Frederica Rd, Saint Simons Island, GA 31522-9701
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Reviewed 17 June 2016 via mobile

If you are looking for THE best fried chicken ,and southern charm ,you're on the right track ! This little island institution is here to stay , from the large rustic dining hall they have served most every islander and their guests for many years...More

Thank Susan C
Bennie G, Manager at Bennie's Red Barn, responded to this reviewResponded 23 June 2016

Wow, Susan. I couldn't have asked for kinder words, so thank you so much for taking the time to leave this review. Of course it's always our number one priority to provide you with the terrific service and food you deserve, so I'm glad everything...More

Reviewed 17 June 2016 via mobile

Group of five friends went. Food was cold and overcooked. Told waitress and she offered free dessert. Will not return and would not recommend! For the price, more much was expected. Visited on June 16, 2016.More

Thank NashvilleD991
Bennie G, Manager at Bennie's Red Barn, responded to this reviewResponded 23 June 2016

Reading this is disheartening because it's always our goal to make sure you receive the excellent food you deserve when you stop by our place to eat. It's odd to read about because we make everything fresh to order and bring it out so it...More

Reviewed 8 June 2016

she does a fantastic job of seeing to your every need. the old place hasn't changed too much i was glad to notice. same great meals , great service and ambiance that can only be attained in an old barn on a sea island with...More

2  Thank Bbqman3341
Bennie G, Manager at Bennie's Red Barn, responded to this reviewResponded 12 June 2016

Knowing we were able to make sure all of your visits were wonderful is amazing, so thanks for taking the time to leave this amazing review! We all appreciate your support here, and I'm looking forward to your next visit already! Best wishes, Ali Gentile...More

Reviewed 2 June 2016

Had medium rare ribeye steak. Delicious! Also enjoyed fluffy baked potato and house salad. Returned Sunday for luncheon buffet. Large selection of Southern cooking lunch plus breakfast foods. Very good, but pricey.More

1  Thank sk8lady2015
Bennie G, Manager at Bennie's Red Barn, responded to this reviewResponded 9 June 2016

I'm so thrilled you came by and enjoyed everything during both of your visits. After all, making sure you receive the best possible service and food is our number one priority! Thanks for the kind words, and I'm looking forward to your next visit. Kind...More

Reviewed 2 June 2016

We had a couple visiting from out of town and went for the Sunday buffet. My husband and I have eaten on Sunday a few times and the selection and food have always been great.Both the veggies and meats are always good and like putting...More

1  Thank Blueyesriding
Bennie G, Manager at Bennie's Red Barn, responded to this reviewResponded 6 June 2016

I'm glad to hear you chose us on Sunday and even more thrilled we were able to make sure everything was perfect while you were here! I'll be sure to pass along these kind words to Roz -- he'll be happy to hear them. Hoping...More

Reviewed 31 May 2016

We were looking for Seafood on the Island that was not fine dinning. The Menu said the Entrees were about $19 and par for the course. However, this place was a bit odd. Get a reservation it smooths things. We tried Oyster App but the...More

Thank Veggie201
Bennie G, Manager at Bennie's Red Barn, responded to this reviewResponded 4 June 2016

While I'm glad the salads and the service were able to impress, I just wish the seafood had been able to do the same. After all, making sure you leave our place full and happy is our number one goal. That said, I'd like to...More

Reviewed 30 May 2016

The food is nothing fancy. It is simple southern style seafood. That means generous portions and good quality. It is not all seafood either. One member of our party had a steak that I could have sworn was actually a roast. The service was excellent...More

1  Thank UGADawg83
Bennie G, Manager at Bennie's Red Barn, responded to this reviewResponded 4 June 2016

I appreciate you taking the time to leave this amazing review of our place! While we might not be the fanciest place, I like to think we make up for it with the quality of our food and the hospitality of our servers. I hope...More

Reviewed 30 May 2016

We've had dinner at Bennie's and love everything about it. The steaks are tender and flavorful, the atmosphere unique. This week we went to Sunday lunch/ brunch and was not disappointed! There was a carving station with roast beef and a buffet table with mashed...More

1  Thank SouthernGal820
Bennie G, Manager at Bennie's Red Barn, responded to this reviewResponded 4 June 2016

Even giving your Granny's pie a run for her money is an honor, so thanks so much for taking the time to leave these amazing kind words. Knowing we're able to make each visit special and wonderful just made my day, and I'm excited to...More

Reviewed 18 May 2016

We really enjoyed! Steaks were great tasting and cooked to perfection. We had a great time at The Club next door.More

Thank Mike P
Bennie G, Manager at Bennie's Red Barn, responded to this reviewResponded 22 May 2016

Mike, thanks for taking the time out of your day to let me know you enjoyed everything while you were here! It means the world to me to know we were able to serve you up the quality food and service you deserve. Looking forward...More

Reviewed 16 May 2016

I visited Bennie's during a girls' trip to St. Simons. We didn't come for dinner, but instead for drinks and live music in the barn on a Saturday night. The atmosphere is AWESOME... open air circular bar with a gigantic tree growing out of the...More

Thank Allie O
Bennie G, Manager at Bennie's Red Barn, responded to this reviewResponded 20 May 2016

Allie, reading this made my day, and I'm thrilled you and your friends decided to come by for some drinks and dancing! Your recommendation means the world to me, and I'm excited to have you back again soon! Kind wishes, Bennie Gentile -Founder

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$12 - US$25
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 21:30
17:30 - 21:30
17:30 - 21:30
17:30 - 21:30
17:30 - 21:30
17:30 - 22:00
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
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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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