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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: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Late Night, Delivery, Reservations, Takeout

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  • 364
    Excellent
  • 230
    Very good
  • 111
    Average
  • 44
    Poor
  • 18
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Nice meal at Barbara Jean's

Barbara Jean's was pretty good home cooking. The she crab soup was really very good! My husband and I thought the pumpkin bread was amazing! It came on a plate of various breads served before dinner. We loved it so much and raved about it to our server and she asked if we would like... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 26, 2015
Thelecia
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Tampa, Florida
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Families with children
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English first
Richmond, Virginia
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Stopped by Saint Simon Island after visiting Okefenokee Swamp and had an awesome meal. Everything was fresh and the seafood was outstanding.

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Tampa, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

Barbara Jean's was pretty good home cooking. The she crab soup was really very good! My husband and I thought the pumpkin bread was amazing! It came on a plate of various breads served before dinner. We loved it so much and raved about it to our server and she asked if we would like more......twist my arm! It was... More 

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Decatur, Georgia
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

I had already enjoyed an excellent crab cake 2 nights earlier at a restaurant around the corner. But the trolley tour driver told us that Barbara Jean's is famous for their crab cakes, and ships them around the country. That convinced me to stop in for dinner. My meal started with she crab soup, which was delicious and full of... More 

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Napa Valley, California
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

A wonderful restaurant with a delightful wait staff. Looks like a diner, and in a sense it is, but the food is fantastic. Real Southern cooking, at its best.

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New England
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Everything here was very nice. The waitresses very accommodating. The crab cakes were great, spend the extra and get the 7 oz. cakes!

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

My wife is allergic to wheat gluten and has serious side effects when she eats gluten or wheat of any sort, even soy sauce. So I was stunned when we asked if the crab cakes had a wheat binder in them and we were informed by the staff that they didn't know and didn't have time to bother asking anyone... More 

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Lake Placid, Florida
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82 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

We had lunch here on a very busy Sunday morning. The fried shrimp were excellent, as were the crab cakes. Our server was friendly and attentive. The staff seemed to be used to handling crowds, but we felt a little rushed. Would like to come back some time when they aren't so busy.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

If you're a veggie lover, they have lots of them. However, everyone likes their southern food cooked different and it may not be what you grew up with. Food is good but both times we've been (busy time and not so busy), it has taken a little longer than expected. Definitely family friendly.

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Woodstock, Georgia
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

This is one of those restaurants where you just have to go when in St. Simons Island. The staff is excellent and the food even better. Every time my family visits, we eat here at least once, most of the time 2 or 3 times.

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St. Andrews, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Very good local offerings, particularly the crab cakes. We live in Indiana, and we have had her crab cakes shipped to us there. Amazing southern cooking with the island factor.

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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: Local cuisine, Families with children
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?