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Blackwater Grill

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Contemporary, American
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260 Redfern Vlg, Saint Simons Island, GA 31522-2501
(912) 634-6333
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun - Thu 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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Richmond, Kentucky
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Gotta give this place a try. My wife had Tybee Shrimp with red beans and rice while I had Jambalaya. Both are excellent options. I was warned the Jambalaya was spicy, and they were not lying. It's not for the weak but it's worth it. Also the food quantities are larger than average, be prepared to bring some home with... More 

Thank kwah30
Athens, Georgia
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39 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We were in town for a business meeting when one of us suggested this place for dinner. We had heard good things about it from a few other colleagues and were willing to give it a try. Wish we hadn't. First, the only good thing was the friendliness of the service. Our server and everyone at the restaurant were super... More 

Thank Bandit05
St. John
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61 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

OMG. Definitely did NOT expect to be eating some of the absolute best Cajun food when I visited St Simon's Island, GA! But here it is. My visit to Blackwater Grill began with a lovely Russian River Pinot Noir. I couldn't resist sampling Blackwater's award winning Brunswick Stew which lived up to it's reputation. Then, despite my proximity to some... More 

Thank Wolf J
Riverside, Connecticut
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20 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2016

We had a very nice dinner at Blackwater Grill. Very nice atmosphere, decent service (albeit a tad rushed), and great food. The crab bisque was delicious and the jambalaya and crawfish etoufee were outstanding. Good selection of draft beers. If you like cajun cuisine, give the Blackwater Grill a shot.

Thank Thomas M
Woodstock, GA
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42 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2016 via mobile

Love this place. Ate here twice this trip. The Brunswick stew, cornbread, and Cajun slaw appetizer is fantastic! We thought their Cajun seafood pasta was very good and I loved their trout dish. I discovered the half portion dinners on the second trip- on back of menu. That way we could try more appetizers...

Thank GAgardeners
Nacogdoches, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2016

Stopped in for some low country boil and left disappointed. Restaurant was not dirty, but it certainly was not clean either. Low country boil consisted of 6 overdone shrimp, 3 new potatoes, 2 pieces of corn on the cob, and 4 pieces of cheap sausage. All of it was very bland, no spice at all. Service was good. Not going... More 

Thank mooneynut
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3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2016 via mobile

Everything has a creole flair. During my visit I ordered the special which was the swordfish. It was awesome!! My wife and family loved every bite.

Thank Lee Erica R
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2016

One of a multitude of tourist restaurants that you will visit and never return. The food was satisfactory, but nothing special. The server was friendly, but inattentive. There are to many better places to eat in the area.

Thank ht5308
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14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2016

We were a large group so we took advantage of the take home Low Country Boil. You have to do the actual boiling at home but the instructions were well stated and easy. The food was wonderful! The service during the phone order and pick up was very personal and polite. Highly recommended!

Thank jdavis490
Cartersville, GA
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016

The restaurant is in a great little shopping area so you can explore before or after your meal. The food is fantastic. The brunswick stew is very tasty. Gluten free options are available. They even bring you gf crackers with the appetizer.

Thank rerowe

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Contemporary, American
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Reservations
Good for
Local cuisine, Families with children, Business meetings, Special occasions, Large groups
Open Hours
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 260 Redfern Vlg, Saint Simons Island, GA 31522-2501
  • Location: United States  >  Georgia (GA)  >  Georgia Coast  >  Golden Isles of Georgia  >  Saint Simons Island
  • Phone Number: (912) 634-6333

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