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“Fantastic Seafood”
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Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $30 - $50
Cuisines: Seafood
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Good for: Romantic, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
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.
Reviewed August 4, 2014

Chose this restaurant on the basis of tripadvisor reviews and were not dissapointed. Best Seafood we had on the Island, together with a great atmosphere. Service was a high point with prices reasonable for this type of restaurant. This should be a "must do" for anyone visiting Saint Simons Island.

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Thank Andy S
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Reviewed July 30, 2014

After two nights eating at the Sea Island Resort Restaurants (good food in general but pricey), we tried Halyards located just off the property. Outstanding choice! The tuna was AWESOME! All of the other dishes were great too! Next time we go, we will eat here or the Italian next door owned by the same owner every night!

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1  Thank gigitexas525
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Reviewed July 29, 2014 via mobile

We had a great experience. Filet was perfectly cooked and everything else was right on. Asparagus was amazing!!! Our bar drinks were exceptional - lemon drop and Bombay sapphire martini's were right on. Service was very good as well. They did a better job in my filet than Bones in Atlanta ever does.

1  Thank Melissa S
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Reviewed July 29, 2014

We had a couple of bad meals the first two nights we were there, so I did some research and found this restaurant was highly rated - not only by TripAdvisor, but by other sites. Made a reservation for 4 and got there early, so sat at the bar (as they advertised happy hours on Friday). We ended up loving the ambiance and bartender so much, we decided to sit at the bar and eat our meal. Service was great, food was fresh (farm to table) and we finally enjoyed a great meal during our stay. Would highly recommend this restaurant for good food and great service.

2  Thank Islandgirl4343
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Reviewed July 27, 2014

My boyfriend & I were delighted by the entire experience, from the moment we walked into the ambient dining room til we said our "thanks, you too!"s to the friendly staff on our way out as they wished us goodnight. We had the calamari appetizer with a delightful aioli that wow-ed my hard-to-please picky-eater boyfriend. I then had the snapper special and he had a filet, also a special. His steak cut like better and tasted delightful! My snapper had just the right amount of flavor. Even the beds of green beans and grits for me and potatoes for him were perfect. Both plates were completely cleaned, and we ordered dessert! The creme brulee was an easy choice as it's one of my favorite desserts. It was perfect. The sugar wasn't burned, the creme was soft and sweet, the perfect texture.
And our server was great! He was knowledgeable, friendly, and happy to our answer questions.
We were a little caught off-guard by how pricey the place was, but it was totally worth it. We had a fantastic time and would highly recommend Halyard's.

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1  Thank Rania G
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