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Barbara Jean's

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214 Mallory St., Saint Simons Island, GA 31522
912-634-6500
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Today
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 8:30 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Dessert, Breakfast, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations, Takeout

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  • 335
    Excellent
  • 211
    Very good
  • 107
    Average
  • 44
    Poor
  • 16
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Best crab cakes!

Lunch was delicious. The crab cakes were wonderful. Their fried shrimp was good, too. We were seated and served quickly. This is one of our favorite restaurants!

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 1, 2015
Weezer55
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Marietta, Ga.
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
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English first
Marietta, Ga.
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44 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Lunch was delicious. The crab cakes were wonderful. Their fried shrimp was good, too. We were seated and served quickly. This is one of our favorite restaurants!

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8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Five of us went the other night including one todler. The restaurant was busy and pretty loud but that was ok because our todler was really loud too. The server was quite busy but still did a good job taking care of us. I had not been here in a while but was pleased that my favorties were still delicious.... More 

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Screven, Georgia
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24 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

They start you with homemade breads/rolls & butter. The She Crab Soup is a great appetizer. I had the BJ's "Blue" Salad and added the Buffalo Chicken to it. My husband & son ordered the Meatloaf and Pot Roast Entrées that come with two sides. We have also tried the Crabcakes, Shrimp & Grits, & Coastal Platter in past visits.... More 

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Brunswick, Georgia
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

If you would like to try Authentic southern cooking then I would suggest this restaurant. Friendly staff, nice location, clean environment.

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Coto de Caza, California
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35 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Great locals restaurant in the middle of downtown St. Simons Island. The food was good and plentiful. Service was friendly and efficient even though they were very busy. Great menu with lots of tasty southern choices . Come hungry. The only disappointment is that they were out of Peach Cobbler but probably a good thing because we were all pretty... More 

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Huntersville, North Carolina
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11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

We caught them right after a lunch rush that had them reeling. Mrs. food was not good so she let me hear about choosing to go there. We had another meal there last year that was amazing so we will try again on the next trip. I'm confident that it will be better.

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Chicago area
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19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

This restaurant was recommended by a local resident for the best gumbo on the Island! Boy were they right! Delicious and spicy! The cheese grits were awesome as well! Loved it!

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Bonita Springs, Florida
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164 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015 NEW

We loved this diner-like restaurant right downtown on St Simon's Island right near the main pier. The turkey and stuffing and gravy were superb as was the crabcake and the little breads they bring you with your entrees. The veggie sides are all delicious and make for a very hearty meal.....we couldn't even have dessert unfortunately. Maybe next time!

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015 NEW via mobile

Very basic decor but great food. The crab cakes are some of the best I've ever eaten, no filler just crab meat and seasonings. The She Crab soup is medium thick with a tiny kick, just plain good. All the sides are good!

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Callahan, Florida
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

This was our first visit to the St. Simon's Island restaurant. We frequently visit the Amelia Island restaurant. The food is wonderful. Always enjoy it. Both are great!

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Additional Information about Barbara Jean's

Address: 214 Mallory St., Saint Simons Island, GA 31522
Phone Number: 912-634-6500
Location: United States  >  Georgia (GA)  >  Georgia Coast  >  Golden Isles of Georgia  >  Saint Simons Island
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 8:30 pm
Monday 11:00 am - 8:30 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 8:30 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 8:30 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 8:30 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 9:30 pm

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 214 Mallory St., Saint Simons Island, GA 31522
  • Location: United States  >  Georgia (GA)  >  Georgia Coast  >  Golden Isles of Georgia  >  Saint Simons Island
  • Phone Number: 912-634-6500

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm

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