ECHO St.Simons Island
ECHO St.Simons Island

ECHO St.Simons Island

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.echostsimons.com/
  • Phone: (912) 268-5967x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Breakfast Menu: 7am-11am

    Lunch/Dinner Menu: until 10pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Seafood, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service, Contemporary American
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: Private dining for large parties is available. Please contact our private dining contact for more information.
  • Private Party Contact: Robby Richardson (912) 268-5967x

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Arnold Rd.
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: Convenient on-site self parking available in main hotel lot.
A word from ECHO St.Simons Island
The only beachfront restaurant on St. Simons Island, ECHO St. Simons is a new and dynamic restaurant featuring Southern, coastal fare and remarkable seaside views. Our seasonal menus combine fresh, local produce and seafood to create a truly unforgettable experience. Join us for live music, patio dining and an untouched view of what coastal Georgia has to offer.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerScenic View
  • Diners' Choice WinnerSeafood
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked
ECHO St.Simons Island reviews from OpenTable diners
46 reviews since May 25, 2014
Overall Rating3.7
  • Food3.5
    Service3.8
  • Ambiance4.4
    Noise LevelModerate
70% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
scenic view (33)great for outdoor dining (24)special occasion (15)romantic (14)fit for foodies (11)kid-friendly (9)good for groups (9)vibrant bar scene (8)neighborhood gem (7)great for brunch (5)great for lunch (5)hot spot (5)late-night find (3)notable wine list (3)Show More
  • ECHO on the beach
    huggiebear
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Great table outdoors 20 feet from the beach. Excellent quality of food though the portions were small for the price. King And Prince Resort top notch! Great vacation dinner spot.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food was not good
    Foodlover40
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    Sat outside which has a great view. We ordered two bourbons on the rocks. They took quite a while, which was surprising because it wasn't busy and because we didn't request some sort of complicated cocktail, just pour bourbon in glass, that's it. We then had the smokey quail with peanut pot licker and the melon and crab salad. First off the quail was not smokey in anyway and the sauce was a mixture of luke warm peanut butter and cream. Melon was the worst, not sour like infused with vinegar, but sour like it was old and slimy and had been sitting on the line for 4-5 days. We both had to spit it out. My advice is to skip the micro greens and just aim for unspoiled food. Manager did his best, took care of bill. Menu well written, not executed
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great environment but work on menu
    Trandbr
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    My husband and I had an early dinner here. We started with the fried green tomatoes which were fantastic, probably some of the best I've ever had. However, I'm not a huge seafood eater so I got the BBQ chicken flatbread for my entree. It was good besides the fact that it had oranges on it which is not listed in the description of the entree. The meal would've been superb if the oranges were switched with pineapples. Just my personal opinion! Our waitress was very attentive and super nice. The environment was amazing. I enjoyed the music and the awesome view of the ocean. Overall, I really enjoyed my relaxing evening.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great new venue
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    This restaurant is a great addition to the St. Simons food scene. We ate outside feeling a fabulous breeze. The service was very attentive. And we found the food to be excellent.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • A-
    localSSI
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Great cheese plate. All the food was good but some of the dishes missed the mark for me. Shrimp and Grits was very unusual. Fantastic presentation - shrimp was fired and flavorful but the grits just seeme to be a little flat. Same for the filet special of the evening - good but seemed to just miss the mark.
    Special Features:
    scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • looks better than food is
    Foodie4fun
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    the renovation to the hotel/restaurant is wonderful, but the service is lacking and the food preparation is inconsistent. My steak was overcooked. The wait staff is not us to par for the prices charged
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Nice
    Jaguars12
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    It is a nice place for a meal with a beautiful view
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Took a chance
    Barb
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Had never been to St Simons but made a 2 night stop there traveling back to SC. Looked on a list of dining spots and picked it for the location. Had the special, a sea bass, absolutely delicious! The view and food both outstanding had desert and coffee on the patio. Wonderful atmosphere. Would go back there in a heartbeat a bit pricey but had less expensive options
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, scenic view, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Well Executed Evening
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    The leadership team made sure my wife's 30th birthday went smoothly. They had our seating in a good area with the right amount of chairs ready. Our server did seem surprised that we were not eating and were only there to have drinks and enjoy the music. He assumed we were on 1 check (party of 14) and then struggled to divide the checks at the end of the night. We ended up paying for each other's drinks and called it a wash. After moving to the bar area as the dining area was closing we were served well by the staff there. Good music, good place to enjoy and socialize.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • fjssiVIP
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    Echo is located within the King and Prince Hotel, which was newly renovated. The views of the ocean are stunning. The pot roast was tender, falling apart with a fork. The shrimp and grits were outstanding., but different than what you'd expect. The shrimp are fried. . but terrific. The donuts with vanilla and chicory coffee icing were excellent.
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • a great find !
    MGJG
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    This is one of the few beach-front or beach view restaurants that has good food! it is about more than the view! There is also indoor dining if the weather isn't good . I would definitely come here again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Only one complaint
    Partyof6
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    We had a great experience and great service this past weekend. The food and drinks were awesome. Our only complaint was the menu did not describe the dishes well enough. One person ordered shrimp and grits and the shrimp was fried but that wasn't specified. Two others ordered the Cobb salad and the salmon was raw. All would have ordered other dishes if they would have known.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A lovely night out.
    1970honeymooners
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    We enjoyed our dinner. The food was good and the service was good and personable. Good place for friends, family or a night out on our own. We will be back!
    Special Features:
    special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Beautiful views & Fresh Fish
    Dragonfly60VIP
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    This is a small place that is within a hotel. If you are looking for a chance to view the Atlantic Ocean while you dine, this is the place for you! After your meal, you can step outside and take a stroll on the beach. The food is OK. It is pretty basic fare. The fish was fresh as was the salads. The service was good too. Worth a try once.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Beautiful setting
    Lynnybrook
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    This is a place with a great view! The server was wonderful and others on the serving team were attentive as well. Our food was good, not great. The pot roast was very good.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food but no Foie Gras?
    foodfanatic
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    The food that we had was delicious. However, the dish that they are famous for, their foie gras burger, was unavailable because they had no foie gras. We went on a Saturday afternoon which meant they were not going to be offering their signature dish all weekend? We specifically went to Echo to experience this dish and were more than disappointed when we were told we could not have this dish. Who is responsible for the food management in this establishment?
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Best filet and pot roast EVER!
    bellami
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    Dined here twice while lodging at the King & Prince. Both times were fantastic. Melt in your mouth filet and pot roast. Friendly staff. Dessert to die for. Loved everything. Highly recommend!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Knowsgreatfood
    Knowsgreatfood
    Dined on 7/22/2014
    Food had nice presentation and our server was familiar with menu items. I ordered the grouper tacos which were good, but the batter was a bit thick. over-cooked, and hard. I would have preferred a light batter that didn't over-power the fish. My husband ordered the pot roast with delicious root vegetables. However, it was barely warm. This is a beautiful place to eat and the staff was very accommodating.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Won't be back
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    Made the mistake or trying Echo last Saturday night, despite reading earlier reviews on Open Table. We had never been and wanted to see the ocean view. Was not prepared for acoustics and noise level, wedding cocktail hour in lobby, large family table with loud children in restaurant itself. Limited menu entree choices, thought there'd be more specials. Couldn't find anything we wanted, ended up with a couple of appetizers, soup and one drink. Food was very ordinary. Drinks too. Didn't get asked about second drink till too late. Unlike other reviews, the service and food was so fast we had eaten before we knew it. And why are servers in Jeans? Seems out of place with the decor and doesn't add to any ambience.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Nothing special
    FoodfinderVIP
    Dined on 7/10/2014
    We chose ECHO just looking through Open Table choices in area. Gave it a shot, but it was a miss. Place was dead at 6:30. Service was very nice, but the food was poor. Salad starter overly dressed w/ too much dressing. Entrees came out timely. Seared tuna was tasteless, seared scallop on grits special could have been good if scallops were bit raw in the center. Mussels app eaten as a meal as good. Forget the truffle fries...the just mixed a touch of poor quality truffle oil into mayo. Skipped dessert...fine if staying at hotel and desperate. Otherwise walk out just 100 yards to BBQ shack which probably had more flavorful food.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 7/9/2014
    The view is great. It would be great for a drink. The food is not very good. My dinner was inedible. The other diners were very average/poor.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Ambience lovely Food not so
    Beachgirl
    Dined on 7/7/2014
    The atmosphere is lovely looking at the ocean. The food and drinks were nt very good. Cosmopolitan was ordered served with bad cranberry juice. Ordered snapper and received swordfish that was so tough I could not eat It. The salad was good with figs, chees & tomatoes.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Our new fave for date-night dining
    Propellerhead
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    My mother lives on SSI so we visit occasionally, and like to have a date while we're here. We heard about ECHO and while online reviews were mixed, we decided to try our luck. I reserved a table (preferably by a window overlooking the ocean) for 2 and crossed my fingers. Upon arrival we were promptly seated at a window table. Our server was sweet and attentive, our water and coffee arrived quickly and were kept topped off. Our appetizer was delicious, and our meal even more so. Both arrived in an acceptable amount of time (we weren't in a hurry anyway so even if either had taken a little longer, we would have been OK with that). The noise level was a little higher than we would have liked, but not overwhelming. We'll definitely be back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good for drinks
    Katie3
    Dined on 7/1/2014
    Echo was a lovely setting and unique bar setting with acceptable service, but the food was not to recommendable to dine there. I will return for drinks possibly, but never to eat there again.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/29/2014
    Property was just renovated. Service was quick and friendly. Food was very good. Great Oceanside patio.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
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    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • New but still great
    Meff44VIP
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    We had eaten here many times before the remodel and new name. New menu and new look are both great. I had the shrimp and grits, which had a new flair to an old favorite.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Echo1
    Dined on 6/26/2014
    Steak was overcooked twice. The second steak was undercooked intentionally. The kitchen manager was trying to teach us different temperature of the steak, really? If we want to be school about cooking, we would attend a culinary school. It is such a beautiful place, too bad. Party of 8.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Only so-so
    mercooley
    Dined on 6/25/2014
    We come to Sea Island/SSI every summer and love to try new restaurants so we decided to try Echo this year. We were disappointed - our service was slow, it was freezing in the room and we kinda felt like we were in a mega hotel cafeteria. the ambiance is not very inviting, it is rather cold. I wish there were more tables outside. They were out of a lot of the food and our server seemed overwhelmed by our large table of 10 people. We probably won't go back.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Anniversary Meal
    Bill
    Dined on 6/24/2014
    My wife and I had a great meal for our anniversary at ECHO. The food was really top notch and the ocean view was spectacular.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wall
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    Beautiful setting, good food and great service. Would highly recommend even though inside restaurant is somewhat sterile. One dish was too salty.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great View, Good Food
    janiewa
    Dined on 6/6/2014
    Can't beat the view of the Atlantic Ocean from this stylish venue. We enjoyed the tuna appetizer and the she crab soup. We'd go back again to try other items. We had heard that there were some service issues but our server really tried hard to make this a terrific dining experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, scenic view, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best outdoor ambience on Island
    luv2dine
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    Best outdoor ambience on Island. Super cool interior and bar. Very relaxing compared to other restaurants on island.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 14 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 25, 2014
    • Overall Rating3.8
    • Food4.1
    • Ambiance4.6
    • Service3.9
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 26 reviews are from the ECHO St.Simons Island reviews archive.
  • Viewalicious!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 5/19/2014
    Haven't found an ocean front restaurant with a better view of the ocean. The food was good and the staff very attentive. A great place to done in doors or out.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, great for lunch, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nothing to write home about
    Katie
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    There was a guest that had the same complaint I would have had too, small portions. The server was great. The presentation of the food was decent. They severed my swordfish on the smallest plate (an appetizer plate) which was not proper even if I ordered nothing else to go with it. Not somewhere I would be likely to return.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wonderful Outdoor Dining
    Lhgt
    Dined on 5/7/2014
    This is the best location on the island for ocean view dining. They are still working out a few bugs but the wait staff was giving 100%. The menu is good but may need a little tweaking. Some of the dishes are just "trying too hard". The shrimp and grits were good but not what you expect. The seafood macaroni was also good but not enough seafood and too many peas. The flavor was all peas. The cheese plate was excellent. Definitely give this place a try.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • GAtraveler
    Dined on 5/5/2014
    What a shame that it's a wonderful setting and terrible service and only fair food. The wait to get beverages is extremely long. Salads and entrees were served together at one table. The mussels we had were bitter and the other entrée was mediocre. We noted that no one seemed very pleased. Our waitress was eager to please was rough around the edges. The busser swiped at the tables and flung crumb everywhere. It seems to be a training issue and hopefully they can fix the service part and find a better chef.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2004
    Dined on 5/3/2014
    Beautiful view, but service is very slow, food is average.
    Special Features:
    Kid-Friendly, Great for Outdoor Dining, Scenic View
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Average
    ssiresidentVIP
    Dined on 5/2/2014
    Average experience. Nice surroundings, but food was just average and expensive. Did not clear plates/glasses etc prior to bringing next course. Several items on the menu were not available.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Outdoor dining
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 4/27/2014
    Be sure to sit outside , the ocean view is a must at this restaurant, it is spectacular. The food is far from spectacular. I would suggest having a drink on the patio, soaking up the view and then finding another spot for dinner.
    Special Features:
    Great for Outdoor Dining, Scenic View
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Lovely Lunch...
    LunchLady
    Dined on 4/27/2014
    Great renovation of older St. Simon's charm! Beautiful new atmosphere and lovely ocean view! Tables indoors all look out on beach and outdoor dining is close and well-tended. We loved the menu for lunch since it had many interesting items. Sweet tea especially good--traditionally Southern. Good sandwiches and flatbread pizzas and delicious desserts. We will definitely return.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, special occasion, Great for Lunch, Scenic View
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.