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“Best Crab Cakes and She Crab Soup EVER!!! So good.....” 5 of 5 stars
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Barbara Jean's
214 Mallory St., Saint Simons Island, GA 31522
912-634-6500
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Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Late Night, Dessert
Brownsboro, AL
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58 restaurant reviews
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“Best Crab Cakes and She Crab Soup EVER!!! So good.....”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2011

Had dinner at Barbara Jean's...has to be the best crab cakes and she crab soup I have ever had! Truly enjoyed the dining experience.....nice location in quaint downtown area of SSI.....would def return when in SSI. Highly recommend. My only suggestion for BJ's is a nice remoulade sauce to go with the crab cakes!

Visited September 2011
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  • English first
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English first
Brunswick, GA
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29 reviews 29 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“AWESOME SERVICE and GREAT FOOD”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2011

We went last night and it was fabulous! Our waitress was very friendly and the food was super! Thanks for a great meal!

  • Visited September 2011
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Farmville, Virginia
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“WENT TWICE AND BADD SERVICE BOTH TIMES”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2011

I'm not one to do reviews but we went twice and had the same results both times. they were pretty friendly when we first arrived. the food was overpriced and the coconut shrimp was not good at all some of the sides were ok the bjs salad was bad drenched in dressing and wilted they did not offer to take it off the owners husband got on to my son both times we went. my son is 9 and very well behaved . he was flipping through the menu thing on the table witch has the kid's menu on it it was not up in the air he had it n front of him on the table the man came up and took it out of his hands and said not to be messing with it that he was gonna spill them out all on the floor. the second time we were in a booth and my son was on his knees and had his hands on the back of the booth and he came over and said you need to sit down your gonna fall and hurt yourself..i think i can handle my son he was not doing anything wrong and its not like we were n a five star restaurant. it was loud and crowed and dirty. the crab cakes are not worth the money i've had much better the tuna steak was good and thats about it.. i will not go back again i want to be able to relax and not have some strange man getting on to my son.i wouldn't mind if he was being really bad or destroying something of theres but he was just moving and being a kid...

  • Visited August 2011
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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Oakwood GA
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13 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
“Best crab cakes and "she crab soup" ever!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2011

If you want a good crab cake or "she crab soup," this is the place to go. Lots of country cooking too; delicious vegetables (many taste as though cooked with meat) and fruit cobblers that make you think of your southern grandmother's cooking.

  • Visited August 2011
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Golden Isles
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“Great Vacation Family dining experience.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2011

Barbara Jeans is a must do vacation destination for many families visiting St. Simons and great food for the new comer visiting the area. Barbara and Jim, the owners, are there to greet and serve you. The restaurant has been featured in many food and travel magazines and you can buy one of Barbara's cook books to take home. The food is real southern style with varieties to meet the demands of the entire family. It is a favorite vacation spot so it will be crowded at the meal times and it is noisy sometimes because it will be filled with families. I know my family and friends demand to go there when visiting St. Simons. The she crab soup, shrimp cooked a lot of ways, Shrimp and Grits are for the sea food lover, but my wife and daughters like the pot roast and the chicken fried steak. Vegetables are varied with several special soups served on different days. The never empty tea, and lemonade and the basket full of bread are great additions. Try the deserts, cobblers, pie and of course my wife's favorite, the bread pudding. Not a fancy sit down but a beach atmosphere. You will find flip flops, shorts, kids and there will be the occasional professional or Sunday diner that shows up all dressed up. Everybody is welcome. Try it and enjoy the experience and the food.

  • Visited August 2011
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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