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Reviewed June 16, 2022

Recommended by locals BUT would NEVER return. Definitely a tourist spot. Gotta go early to get a seat. They only offer Salmon and pork! Thought it would be cute to eat watching the beach view outside but NO DRINKS are allowed on the patio. Asked...if we could take our drinks outside to sit and was ATTACKED and after asking to get a plastic cup. Just so you know the BEST way to have ANY cold drink (NON-Alcoholic or With) on the island is in a plastic cup so the ice doesn’t abruptly MELT. Our waiter was super nice but management will STARE you down until you leave! Super uncomfortable after I asked for a cup plastic cup as soon as I ordered my drink and sat down — trying to eat while being watched!!! Also kids screaming and just not something I’d ever recommend or go back to. Hard to put in words. Oh and The food was just OKAY.More

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed April 27, 2022

Egg was hard and runny - almost like it had water in it. Pancake was tasteless and greasy. Spent $9.00 on breakfast and had to go home and cook my own breakfast. Worst breakfast ever. We have eaten here for years but this was last...visit.More

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed February 6, 2022 via mobile

Takeout seafood chowder. It was served in a styrofoam coffee cup. Part of the lid melted. It was bland like whisk together flour and milk microwave till boiling throw in some seafood and dry parsley.

Date of visit: February 2022
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Reviewed January 16, 2022

My wife and I were visiting the Golden Isles for a weekend getaway and ended up at the St Simons Island Pier district come lunch time. We saw the Sandcastle and it looked quaint, so we signed in for lunch, After a short wait we...had a Shrimp po boy and and open faced ham and swiss, and both were delicious. It was enhanced by a spicy house bloody Mary (good for virus disinfectant). The service was friendly and efficient. Excellent location to walk up and down the pier area too.More

Date of visit: January 2022
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Reviewed December 13, 2021

This is my breakfast place of choice whenever visiting SSI. The crab cake bennies literally haunted my dreams until I went back and had them again. Paired with chocolate chip pancakes and that meal takes care of any craving you could ever think of. Location...is awesome, and I love sitting outside and people-watching.More

Date of visit: December 2021
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Reviewed October 28, 2021 via mobile

The best breakfast in St Simons if not in the state of Georgia. Everything is delicious but the corned beef hash and hash browns are the bomb. We go here every morning we’re on the island.

Date of visit: October 2021
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Reviewed October 22, 2021

We enjoyed a breakfast as soon as they opened. The breakfast buffet had several options and was kept stocked consistently. My coffee cup never got half empty, staff did a great job ensuring we had what we needed. Food was very good.

Date of visit: October 2021
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Reviewed June 1, 2021

I had a blackened flounder sandwich that was great! Three large blackened fillets, with a tangy sauce, tomato, lettuce, pickle. Just right! Fried crab Balls for appetizer. We look forward to eating at Sandcastle on every visit!

Date of visit: May 2021
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Reviewed May 27, 2021

Great breakfast great service. Our server gave us tips about Jekyll Island of what to see and where to dine.

Date of visit: May 2021
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Reviewed March 14, 2021 via mobile

This was my first time trying Sandcastle Cafe and it was amazing! We were on St Simons for 3 days and we ate here 3 times! The breakfast is amazing! Brunch is outstanding! And cocktails are absolutely delicious! I highly recommend the Peachy Palmer drink,...the bulldog burger, and the strawberry waffle! So good and I cannot wait to go back next year and eat it again!More

Date of visit: March 2021
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Reviewed March 11, 2021

I read that this place had great shrimp salad and have to agree! Large, fresh seafood and not too much sauce/mayonnaise. Just right! And a large serving for a very reasonable price. My husband had the soup which looked equally delicious. Service was very friendly...and quick. Only regret was not coming here for breakfast which also looked good!More

Date of visit: March 2021
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Reviewed March 5, 2021 via mobile

We’ve tried most everything on the menu this winter as these wonderful folks have made it easy to get carry out. Several favorites we keep coming back to are 1) the grilled salmon sandwich (it’s a BLT but we hold the bacon) with fresh spinach...on top and a tangy ginger sauce and 2) seafood chowder with a wonderful briny base. Generous and unusual sides of cucumber salad and fruit round out the meals. And the crab cake sandwich is excellent too.More

Date of visit: March 2021
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Reviewed February 19, 2021

I cant say enough nice things about this little place. We ate here our first morning of a short trip and returned every morning after. They offer touch free menus. Their staff is incredibly friendly, attentive, and masked at all times. The food was consistent...and delicious. The view from the open area eating out front is perfect. The day before our last, we told our server that we love the Morning Glory muffins (carrot, cinnamon, nuts, raisins and even my picky hubby liked them!) and we'd like to take a few home with us on our last day - she took our order and our name and had them packaged and ready for us the next morning. Just so kind. PS If you bring cash, no need to enter the restaurant - but if you do, their tables are spaced and it felt safe and clean inside. I would 100% recommend this place and will return when we visit the island next.More

Date of visit: February 2021
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Reviewed February 7, 2021

Spent a few days on Saint Simon and were looking for a good spot to eat outside, even with the temps in the 50s. Sandcastle was perfect. Great location and we could eat outside, protected from the elements. Not far from the Saint Simon pier....Breakfast was excellent. Service was great and we even "met" some wonderful folks enjoying breakfast as well. A wonderful little spot. If we were locals we would be there all the time.More

Date of visit: February 2021
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Reviewed January 31, 2021

Had the Crab Cake Sandwich. Had irritable stomach after leaving. Biscuit with egg cheese and bacon was dry and crumbled. Atmosphere was not inviting. No social diy. Tables and customers were very close together

Date of visit: January 2021
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Sandcastle Cafe & Grill is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4