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“Just a great place to eat”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Halyards

Halyards
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Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $30 - $50
Cuisines: American, Seafood, Contemporary
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Good for: Large groups, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Families with children, Bar scene, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Frederica Road
Description: Halyards on St. Simons has been redefining Island Cuisine for 11 popular years. The Island's unrivaled see-and-be-seen dinner spot for locals who know and for coastal visitors who've heard that the Seared Tuna with a Plum Wine Reduction and the Prime N.Y. Strip with Soy Lime Butter will make your evening. That's not to say you should skip the Creamy Blue Crab Bisque or the nightly specials. The atmosphere is casually elegant (coozy lounge furniture in the courtyard and under the awning), the welcome warm (usually by name), the service crisp and attentive, the wine cellar vast (7 Wine Spectator Awards) and the comfortable bar hip and hopping. The menu is the brilliant handiwork of Chef/Owner Dave Snyder that changes nightly and is bold, creative and gloriously rewarding. To be sure you're pleased, Dave roams the front of the house for comments when he's not out fishing for your dinner. As you would expect at a restaurant of Halyards' caliber, reservations are a good idea.
Valdosta, Georgia
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105 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
“Just a great place to eat”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 25, 2012

Halyards never ceases to amaze! We have eaten here several times over the past 15 years and even attended a wedding reception held here. It is one of THE best restaurants, and there are LOADS, on St Simons Island. The seafood is fresh, the wait staff attentive, the drinks flowing and the atmosphere lively. Chef Dave is happy to 'visit' with you and get your opinion of his food. Halyards is a great place for hanging with friends and family of teen-to-adult ages. Small children are welcome, but the menu is limited for their tastebuds.

  • Visited March 2012
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St. Simons Island
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“Awesome small plates!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 23, 2012

I love going to Halyards during the week, after a long day at work. There is usually room at the bar, and the apps and small plates are awesome. The menu changes frequently, so there's always something new to try. Right now, I recommend the beef and veggie egg rolls or the fried shrimp taco. And, the shredded pork fajitas are equally tasty. Try it, you won't be disappointed.

  • Visited June 2012
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Jacksonville, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“Halyard's Doesn't Disappoint!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 12, 2012

After having a wonderful meal at Halyard's last summer, we tried it again on our return trip to St. Simon's, and it didn't disappoint! We fondly remembered the Steak Bordelaise from last visit, and when it was not on the menu, our server offered to ask the chef if he could prepare it for us. He agreed, and it was just as good as we remembered. The service and food were excellent, and we will visit Halyard's again on return trips.

  • Visited June 2012
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Hamilton, Georgia
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80 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Fantastic food and service”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 29, 2012 via mobile

The food, service, and atmosphere are all exceptional. It's a little more expensive and less casual than other places on the island. Part of the price is the experience and that makes it well worth while.

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Saint Simons Island, Georgia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“Heavens- This is great food!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 29, 2012

Wish I could be a paid food critic, pricey but worth it at Halyards! Try the salads- each one is divine. You could never go wrong with the seafood dishes and the aged beef is "melt in your mouth" delicious. Dave Snyder, the owner, does a great job of visiting tables and greeting guests in this tastefully decorated restaurant.

Visited April 2012
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