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Blackwater Grill

260 Redfern Village, Saint Simons Island, GA 31522
(912) 634-6333
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Hours:
Sun - Thu 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
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Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
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  • English first
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English first
Top Contributor
60 reviews 60 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

After seeing this place on diners, drive-ins and dives we were excited to give this place a try. I'm pretty easy to please, feed me good food and I'll overlook a lot, but I didn't get good food and didn't get the hype of this place at all. So it's not for me...

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North Carolina, United States
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21 reviews 21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

We were a little put off by the decor, it's been there a while. Turns out they were visited by diners and dives, the Guy Fierra (sure I spelled that wrong!). Staff was great. Sweetest waitress. Crab cakes awesome, blackened red snapper special was just right, jambalaya was hot and spicy just as expected. The sausage fritter appetizer amazing. What... More

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17 reviews 17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

Honestly after reading reviews on tripadvisor and diners drive ins and dives we were all set to go here. I got the low country boil and my husband the grouper in their famous sauce. I won't say the food was terrible but I don't see all the hype. We have been to New Orleans several times and this does not... More

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Atlanta, Georgia
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

Everything about this restaurant was excellent. The grouper is the best I have ever had, everything is fresh. You can't miss this restaurant if you are in the area.

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Henderson, Nevada, United States
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

My husband and I have been coming to St. Simons Island for the last ten years and ALWAYS make it a priority to have at least one meal at the Blackwater Grill. I always get the BBQ Shrimp and the Low Country Boil. I've never been disappointed (and I live in New Orleans). The food is great and the service... More

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Orlando, Florida
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64 reviews 64 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

We went on a whim, and when I return to Saint Simons, this will be my go to place for dinner. We had four in our party and were seated in a blink, right during dinner rush. Our waitress was charming, attentive but not intrusive. I had two appetizers for my meal. The crab bisque is easily the best I... More

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Greenville, North Carolina
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7 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 via mobile

Blackwater Grill looks how I would imagine a fishing lodge would. Dark, lots of cheap wood, mismatched chairs, and vinyl table cloths. Not my style. Service was good and the staff was friendly. The food was good and portions were plentiful. I got the Tybee Fried Shrimp. It comes with two kinds of sauces which were amazing! You also get... More

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Vidalia, Georgia
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49 reviews 49 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

Ate dinner here with a friend and I had the crawfish etouffee and it was amazing ! The atmosphere here is very inviting and our waitress was a hoot ! Very friendly service here and great food ! Bottom line ! If you are ever in the area stop on by and fill your belly !

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

We had great service and wonderful food. Crabcakes, red beans and rice and filet entrees done to perfection and served hot. If you want to browse the shops before you dine, be advised that most of them close by 6:00 p.m.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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19 reviews 19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

First of all Georgia probably has the best tasting shrimp right out of the Atlantic of any location in the world. Secondly, Blackwater Grill does an outstanding job of preparing the Fried Shrimp and then dresses it up with accents such as remoulade, jalapeno tartar sauce and horseradish cocktail sauce. WOW! Not to mention the outstanding Yukon Gold mashed potatoes.... More

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