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Blackwater Grill

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260 Redfern Village, Saint Simons Island, GA 31522
(912) 634-6333
Today
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Dessert, Late Night, Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 135
    Excellent
  • 69
    Very good
  • 33
    Average
  • 12
    Poor
  • 9
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Early bird Discount before 6pm

We ordered from the $10 early bird menu...Note it is a petite size version off the main menu. Our 2 meals were very good and adequate serving

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 19, 2015
LeasaS
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Saint Simons Island, Georgia
Good for:
  • Entertaining clients
  • Local cuisine
  • Families with children
  • Special occasions
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258 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Saint Simons Island, Georgia
Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

We ordered from the $10 early bird menu...Note it is a petite size version off the main menu. Our 2 meals were very good and adequate serving

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Baltimore, Maryland
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37 reviews 37 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

I really enjoyed this place. The southern/Louisiana food was great. I really enjoyed the fried green tomatoes. For my main course, I had the ribs with rice and beans and fried okra. All were great! The atmosphere is southern, eclectic and comfortable. The service was great, and the food reasonably priced for such large servings! I can see why Guy... More 

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Knoxville, Tennessee, United States
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39 reviews 39 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

Sat on the back porch outside. Beautiful evening out with the family. Loved the Louisiana style cuisine. My shrimp and grits were very good. The Grill treated our daughter to a key lime pie dessert for her birthday. Nice casual atmosphere. Perfect for people on a beach vacation.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

Heard about this place from some local people...oh my god! The best pecan pie i have ever eaten!!!! The boudin balls were delicious, as was the crab bisque, brunswick stew and homeade ravioli. We ate there 3 days in a row, why waste time at tourist traps! If I ever go back to St Simons Island the main reason would... More 

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Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

Great food, atmosphere (no bad acoustics and easily to converse around table), good service and price. We go here often and have never been disappointed.

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Gainesville, Ga
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19 reviews 19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

Went there because it showed up on my gluten free app as being an accommodating restaurant. On the gluten free menu it had their famous Blackwater Sunday as an appetizer but it listed it had cornbread. When I asked our server if the cornbread had wheat in it, she said we have to leave it out of the dish. My... More 

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Cookeville, Tennessee
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29 reviews 29 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

This was not the first visit for us to the Blackwater Grill, we'd been some years ago and were not disappointed to make a return trip!! The meal was exceptional and the wait staff friendly and helpful with meal and beer choices. We kept raving to our waitress how great the meal was and kudos to the chef.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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26 reviews 26 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

A St. Simons island institution that has gone past it's prime. We made reservations, waited 15 minutes for a table (in an uncrowded restaurant), waited 30 minutes to place our order, and waited 45 minutes to get our food. The most common comment we heard from the wait staff and management was "I'm sorry but ..." The 15 minute wait... More 

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Florida
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38 reviews 38 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

We have eaten at Blackwater Grill before, but this time the results was sadly disappointing. Husband and I decided to treat ourselves, but it was more like we got tricked! Out of the 4 sides that we tried, 2.5 of them would get a poor rating from me. 1. The red beans and rice...beans were not fully cooked. Yuck! 2.... More 

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Baltimore, Maryland, United States
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

The friendliness of the hostess and the service of our waiter Evan were excellent! The was delicious too. The gourmet flavored cream cheese start was the perfect start to our relaxing back porch dinner date. The ribs, fried green tomato salad, and ravioli were all memorable!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 260 Redfern Village, Saint Simons Island, GA 31522
  • Location: United States  >  Georgia (GA)  >  Georgia Coast  >  Golden Isles of Georgia  >  Saint Simons Island
  • Phone Number: (912) 634-6333

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Entertaining clients, Local cuisine, Families with children, Special occasions
Open Hours
Sunday
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm

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