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Blackwater Grill

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Contemporary, American
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260 Redfern Vlg, Saint Simons Island, GA 31522-2501
+1 912-634-6333
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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Sun - Thu 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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Narragansett, Rhode Island
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454 reviews
263 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 181 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

They have made some changes in this quirky Cajun restaurant. The decor is still cool and unique. But, they have removed the oil cloth table cloths and the tables look new. It is much more attractive! I never felt like there were many choices for me on the menu. Now, they have a new menu and to me, it is... More 

Thank michelewave04
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4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A group of five seemed to have blown a fuse in the brain power of the wait staff. It should have been a red flag that the food would also be lacking.

Thank Adventures11
Saint Simons Island, Georgia
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

After eating here for nearly two decades we were looking forward to a meal there and very disappointed to see the menu had changed drastically. Our favorite dishes are gone and what's replaced them is relatively indifferent. They gave a flimsy excuse for why their online menu hasn't changed.

Thank stitchmd
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14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This restaurant was one I saw on Diner's Drive-in's and Dives. My husband had been here before as well. We stopped in for dinner while on our Christmas vacation and it did not disappoint. This is the kind of place I want to learn about and visit every time I'm in town if possible. The menu has a good selection... More 

Thank Jennifer R
Regina, Canada
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104 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 11, 2016

This was my first visit to this restaraunt, and was pleased overall; however, it was low season and there were only 5 other people in the restaurant at the time. Service The service was good, but no one was running to keep up due to it being low season. The server came to the table regularly and engaged in polite... More 

Thank DrGreg1963
Americus, Georgia
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45 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 30, 2016

Love the lagniappe that is brought to the table when you are seated. it's a creamy, cheesy dip served with flatbread crackers. The gumbo is good, and I always get the Boudin Fritters.

Thank molbeth
Clearwater, Florida
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 28, 2016 via mobile

Enjoyed an evening with 2 other couples and had a great server named Jonika. She was delightful and made excellent recommendations... My favorite was shrimp and grits but also tasted and enjoyed the bayou shrimp! If you like margarita's with a twist you must try the jalapeño margarita!! Good food at good prices.. We'll definitely be back!!!

Thank LynnGray1
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 26, 2016

Funky offbeat fairly quiet atmosphere with not-too-loud blues music. There was a bar, but no one at it, and two TV's were on, but no sound from them. The food was good in the local style featuring seafood mostly, not great, but very good. We had the Brunswick stew and a salad for starters. Both were good- the stew was... More 

Thank Chris C
Orlando, Florida
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118 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 24, 2016 via mobile

Such a cool, funky, welcoming place. We stopped in on Thanksgiving after seeing it featured on Drive-ins, diners and dives. Due to the holiday they were featuring only a limited menu. Happily the two item we wanted were both offered. We ordered the grouper and the shrimp and grits. The grouper was pan-seared and topped with a lively sauce. I'm... More 

Thank Giantess
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4 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 7, 2016 via mobile

Cute place with average food. Tried 5 appetizers and a house salad. The vinegarette dressing was quite good. The crab cake had bread filler. New Orleans BBQ shrimp had BBQ sauce with it. When I had this dish in New Orleans it was made with a butter garlic sauce not actual BBQ. This was the least favorite of mine of... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Contemporary, American
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Television
Good for
Business meetings, Families with children, Kids, Special occasions, Large groups, Local cuisine
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: +1 912-634-6333

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