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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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11:00 am - 9:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 8:30 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Late Night, Dessert
Good for:
Families with children
Local cuisine

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Visitor rating
  • 306
    Excellent
  • 189
    Very good
  • 100
    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
Doesn't get any better than this crab cake!

We got take out last nite and were very pleased with the food. Had crab cake with green beans and broccoli rice casserole. Crab was excellent, as advertised. Sides were great although the green beans were too salty for me. Hubby had the fried shrimp, cole slaw and squash casserole. Shrimp and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 15, 2015
Tina B
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Austin
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
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Gainesville, Ga
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17 reviews 17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

Would like to have eaten there and rated the food but before I would eat there I went up to host and asked if the crab cakes contain any wheat. The host would just look at me and shake his head and said I don't know. I asked him if he could find out as I am allergic to wheat... More 

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Carrollton, Georgia
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34 reviews 34 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

We ate at Barbara Jeans our first night in St. Simons. Upon arrival, the waitress brings a basket of yummy breads to the table, including rolls, pumpkin bread, and cornbread. Seafood is on the menu and my husband enjoyed his shrimp and crab cakes. My daughter and I are not seafood eaters and we loved the chicken and dressing and... More 

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Austin
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15 reviews 15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

We got take out last nite and were very pleased with the food. Had crab cake with green beans and broccoli rice casserole. Crab was excellent, as advertised. Sides were great although the green beans were too salty for me. Hubby had the fried shrimp, cole slaw and squash casserole. Shrimp and squash were really good! The only reason I... More 

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Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015 via mobile

Food's great, especially the crab cakes. The only reason I didn't rate is excellent is because it was noisy...but still worth it!

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Atlanta, Georgia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

I went here for an early-ish dinner with my husband and 4yo son. We didn't have to wait at all. The three kinds of bread they brought out quickly were all equally delicious (with honey butter). And the southern style sides and seafood platter was delicious. The buttermilk fried shrimp were awesome. I would definitely recommend for good casual, coastal... More 

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Vero Beach, FL
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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

My husband and I were in the area for a few days and ate dinner here. The furhishings are not fancy and the placed was packed but that always tells me that the food must be good. We shared a crab cake for an appetizer and it was delicious. I had the grilled shrimp dinner that came with 2 sides.... More 

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Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

Service was great! Food was great! And the kids to go cups were very sturdy – nothing spilled. My husband loved his crab cakes

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12 reviews 12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015 via mobile

I think this place needs an up do and attitude adjustment ! Wait staff was not friendly and hostess wasn't any better! Off to the food crab cakes which is what they are famous for were lousy ! Salad was wilting, overall meal was just not great! More hype about this place then it's worth

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Peachtree Corners
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

The crabcakes were excellent, and the side dishes freshly made and delicious. The fried chicken was also suberb. The restaurant is noisy and be prepared to wait - but worth it!

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Waynesville, North Carolina
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

1 visit will convince you why it's the no.1 rated restaurant on the island! Large portions, perfectly prepared, fast service!

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