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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 - 8:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 8:30 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible

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  • 424
    Excellent
  • 263
    Very good
  • 116
    Average
  • 47
    Poor
  • 21
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Great Grub

what a great place to eat. we walked in and the 3 of us were immediately seated. the food was tasty and filling and our waitress Kelly ( pretty sure that was her name) was outstanding. two of us had Tony's special, I think. and 1 had the pork chops. all 3 were delicious. we will be back.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
816-G33T
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Augusta, Georgia, USA
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Georgia
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18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Barbara Jean and her husband are running the show. They've expanded in recent years, but it still can be hard to get a table. Get the "bread" basket and enjoy the pumpkin bread (more like cake). I really recommend the blackened tuna sandwich and my grandmother never missed a bowl of she crab soup! There is a bar, but it... More 

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Thank Jen S
Columbus, Ohio
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We had lunch twice at Barbara Jean's during our latest visit to St. Simons. Crab cakes and fish sandwiches as good as ever. You will pay for the quality. Good service. Reasonable value for money.

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Thank Mark F
Augusta, Georgia, USA
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

what a great place to eat. we walked in and the 3 of us were immediately seated. the food was tasty and filling and our waitress Kelly ( pretty sure that was her name) was outstanding. two of us had Tony's special, I think. and 1 had the pork chops. all 3 were delicious. we will be back.

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Thank 816-G33T
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Excellent food, friendly service. We only had a short wait, server was very polite, food was excellent.

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Thank Pat T
Los Angeles, California
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Excellent food at great prices, I highly recommend it when your in Saint Simons Island, GA. I have also been to the Ponte Vedra Beach restaurant and it's equally good.

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Thank Michael D
Wales
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67 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Recommended by a local. Comfortable booths for eating. Good menu full of local specialities, all well prepared. Friendly service.

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Thank 10scarlet
Peachtree City, Georgia
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48 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stopped by on a friend's recommendation. Loved their cocktails, I had a key lime tart martini. Delicious. Crab cakes are their claim to fame. It was very good as an appetizer. My dinner was turkey and dressing, my husbands was pot roast. His looked way better than mine. Mine was just okay.

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Thank Tami R
IN
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77 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We arrived for dinner about 8:00 following the first wave of patrons. We stood at the entry for about 5 minutes before anyone acknowledged us. We selected a table that had still to be set. The waitress removed half of the dishes and then disappeared without cleaning the table and seating us. Another person (manager?) arrived and promptly seated us.... More 

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Thank moroccantravel
Mark L, Public Relations Manager at Barbara Jean's, responded to this review

I am sorry for you having to wait to be seated and will re-school the staff on seating. We do not nor ever have served canned veggies. The green beans come in fresh daily. Please give us another chance to prove this to you. Thank you. - Barbara Jean More 

Ballentine, SC
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27 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

we got waited on within 2 minutes of getting there. Service excellent, homemade varieties of breads, homemade butter. There was a good choice of foods and prices very reasonable for the area. We only had appetizers so we could try a some different ideas.

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Thank Lakel
Narragansett, Rhode Island
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337 reviews
196 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 143 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We enjoyed our dinner. A great place for home style cooking. They have pot roast, meatloaf, turkey dinner and a lot of other choices on the menu. The portions were very generous and the food was delicious, especially the shrimp and grits. The prices are within reason considering what they give you. And it is located right in the village... More 

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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

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American

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?