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“Poor Service and Poor Food”
Review of Bennie's Red Barn

Bennie's Red Barn
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $12 - $25
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Good for: Large groups
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Reservations
Description: Welcome to Bennie's Red Barn, the oldest privately owned restaurant on Saint Simon's Island! Nestled between beautiful live oaks, Bennie's has been a favorite of locals and tourists since 1954. No visit to the Golden Isles is complete without a visit to Bennie's! At the Red Barn you can enjoy steaks grilled to perfection over an old-fashioned open oak flame, seafood, chicken, or spaghetti in a classic, family-friendly setting. If you had visited us back in 1954, you would have enjoyed the best steak and seafood served in the Golden Isles. Some things never change! Our steaks are still cut fresh and cooked over an old-fashioned wood fire and our fresh, local seafood is brought in daily. The Club at Bennie's is a rustic, indoor and outdoor venue located just next door to the Barn. Enjoy a cocktail at our famous TREEBAR or watch the game on either of the 2 big screens. Two outdoor fireplaces and multiple heaters will keep you warm in the winter while the ice cold beer, ceiling fans, and AC will cool you in the summer. The Club is southern casual and ready for your party, but we can help you gussie it up for a more formal event. Experience an Island tradition at Bennie's Red Barn! We look forward to serving you soon.
Reviewed January 21, 2020

I'm a local who has been going to Bennie's since I was a kid. We had company from Atlanta who wanted a good steak. Two people ordered their steak medium well and it was rare. Sent it back and it still wasn't cooked and was not edible. We asked that these be removed from our bill. The other steaks were tough and full of fat. We later found out that others had the same experience. Apparently not just a bad night. Server was rude and didn't check on us. Informed manager who did nothing. Very embarrassed.

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed January 4, 2020

Absolutely poor quality food and poor service. With all the great food in St. Simons and the strong reputation that this place has I was really surprised with the quality of the food, watery pre-made salads, etc.

Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed January 3, 2020 via mobile

Came to St Simons Island from SoCal for a week. Last night, our final night, we dined at Bennie's. We ate at 12 different restaurants on the island and hands down, this was the best! We had a great seat near the fireplace! Our server and the hostess both, were fabulous people. The food was awesome! Will return here FIRST on our next trip to St Simons Island!

Date of visit: January 2020
Thank mike11247
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Reviewed January 3, 2020 via mobile

So much fun and so much great food. The chop and steak were mouth watering. Both cooked on open flame. The gentleman host was truly a real joy.

Date of visit: January 2020
Thank mthomasc
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Reviewed December 28, 2019

Ate here with friends one night. Great food, fast service. Its been around forever and still stands up.

Date of visit: November 2019
Thank tima694
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