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Halyards Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.halyardsrestaurant.com
  • Phone: (912) 638-9100
  • Hours of Operation: Dinner: Monday - Wednesday: 6:00pm - 9:00pm. Thursday - Saturday: 6:00 pm - 10:00pm. Halyards will open earlier for your special function.
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Seafood, American
  • Executive Chef: Christian Hattemer
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Halyards has an experienced catering crew to meet your needs and surpass your expectations. Event Coordinator Jessica Smith will organize your event to include delicious food, tasty beverages, rental equipment, tents, locations, service staff, and entertainment if you wish. Whether it be a low country boil on the beach, an intimate dinner for twelve, or a wedding reception with your 250 closest friends, Halyards will create an extraordinary event to remember. Visit halyardscatering.com for more information and menus or visit halyardsriverhouse.com to see our new waterfront venue.
  • Private Party Facilities: Halyards has an intimate private dining room with a single harvest table seating up to fourteen guests and a patio in our courtyard under an awning. Chef Christian has created menus to choose from or he will design a menu to your attain your culinary goal for the evening. Chris Maxwell can pair wines or order in your favorite grape juice to indulge your senses. This "smart" room has its own audio/video package available, it own entrance, wireless internet, a flat screen television, and a smart jack so your lap top can be seen and heard by all of your guests. If this room is not large enough for your event, Halyards can arrange for you to buy out the entire restaurant for the entire evening or just a portion of the night.
  • Private Party Contact: Jessica Smith/Dave Snyder (912) 638-9100
  • Entertainment: Halyards is located across the parking lot from Island Cinemas Movie Theater. Park once to have dinner and a movie.
  • Special Events & Promotions: Halyards participates in The Taste of Glynn annually to raise funds for the Amity House, occasionally has wine tastings, supports the St. Simon's Land Trust at the Oyster Roast, supports Cystic Fibrosis annually, and helps the Boys and Girls Club.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Frederica Road
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: Complimentary valet service is available Monday through Saturday beginning at 6:30. Also available in front of and to the side of Halyards is a secure, large, well lit parking lot. If you would like to drop off your guests at the front door, pull up under our porte-cochere to keep them warm and dry.
A word from Halyards
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 seasonally 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. Continued
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Diner Reviews
  • "We will definitely return! Our meal was delicious and service was superb!"
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "We had heard great things about Halyards from several locals. We gave it a try on a special occasion and all the reviews were point on. The service was fantastic, Carol our server went above and beyond. Food was fantastic and reasonably priced. We will be regulars and can't wait to try out happy hour and the tapas!"
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "Halyard's catered our wedding two years ago and we eat there once-twice per year on our visits to Sea Island. The food quality and taste is consistently amazing and the staff go out of their way to make your experience fabulous! The wine list and knowledge of the general manager and staff are top of the line. The food an pairings are top notch!"
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "Delicious menu choices - wonderful seasonings. Love the beet salad!!"
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "Thank you Halyards for a wonderful anniversary dinner. The food was divine and as an extra treat, Chef Dave was out front making tacos and empanadas to celebrate Colombia's win. We vote to keep those on the menu. Yum! The Halyards team consistently provides excellent service and food. We've never left disappointed."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "I have visited this restaurant at least four times and have never been disappointed. Food is always excellent. Service is friendly and relaxed in an island sort of way. Fresh catch recently was pompano and it was cooked perfectly and sauce was incredible. Love this place!"
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "My overall dining experience was not as memorable as I have had in past experiences. Food was great, but restaurant was extremely loud on this evening due to large parties with children which made conversation difficult, service was slow, but server was pleasant."
    Dined on 6/26/2014
  • "We read about this restaurant on Trip Advisor and have usually found the reviews fairly accurate. This one was right on! Great good! Fish was fresh-caught and so well prepared! Flavorful! And the service was excellent. Thoughtful recommendations, not just giving a standard, pat answer. We would definitely return next time we come to Sea Island and Saint Simons Island."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "I really believe there is no question Halyards is the best by far. Great atmosphere, chef, service, and top notch fresh ingredients and fish etc. The georgian room or colt and alison are over the top stuffy, pink pants and jacket crowd And the food at Halyards is artistry"
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "We were in St. Simons recently and this time brought our children and 4 grandchildren! EVERYONE loved the food and the restaurant. Our only complaint and it's a small one is that after reserving our table and noting online (and repeating this when called) that we needed three booster seats and one high chair. When we arrived on time for our reservation, we had none of the above. We had to stand around with three toddlers and one infant until seats and high chair could be obtained from next door. Not really a problem just really uncomfortable standing around while there were found. We'll return next year with same kids in tow, maybe they'll be tall enough not to need boosters. ;-)"
    Dined on 6/26/2014
  • "This place is just divine! The food, the atmosphere, the service will not disappoint."
    Dined on 6/24/2014
  • "We enjoyed our dinner at Halyard's very much! Appetizers were especially good. Menu includes nice small plate options. We would definitely recommend to friends!"
    Dined on 6/23/2014
  • "Lived here 10 years, yet it was first time eating there. The food is very good with reasonable prices (unexpected). The service was excellent (as I had heard it would be)."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "This is a restaurant we always visit at least once each trip to the Islands. Last night was a rare disappointment. Food (seafood risotto and pompano) were just OK. Service was perfunctory, as if they needed to turn over the table. Restaurant filled with several large parties. Most definitely an off night for them and overall disappointing. Q"
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "We gathered as a small group to celebrate an overdue birthday occasion. Attractive environment. Our server was somewhat of a novice, but did extremely well."
    Dined on 6/12/2014
  • "Halyards is a great place to enjoy great seafood and excellent cocktails."
    Dined on 6/19/2014
  • "My wife and I had a very enjoyable meal. Service was excellent. My only critic is the extensive wine list did not contain any popular wines. A lot of variety but vineyards we had never heard of. The waitress helped us make a selection that was great. Would have preferred selecting from wines with tastes I know."
    Dined on 6/18/2014
  • "Not a single complaint; had an absolutely wonderful evening."
    Dined on 6/16/2014
  • "A friend recommended this restaurant at the last minute a d we were able to get a table with no hassle. There was great food, great service and a great environment!"
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "We had a fabulous meal, have been there before and will definitely be back next time we are in St.Simons!"
    Dined on 6/12/2014
  • "This restaurant is said by locals to be "high end, excellent". We had local seafood and the preparation was excellent, particularly the shrimp which are local and outstanding."
    Dined on 6/10/2014
  • "This was our second visit to Halyards this week ... June 2 & 6. Charles was our server both times and he was EXCELLENT!! Our meal and wine choices were perfect both evenings!!! Halyards is always the highlight of our vacation!!!"
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "So glad we got a reservation and decided to try this place! We got the tuna tartare has an appetizer - it was perfectly prepared, even my eight-year-old gobbled it up. My husband ate every bite of the short ribs, and I every bite of the mahi special. The kid was even adventurous with the flounder and he ate every bite as well. It really was great service, great environment, and excellent food. We will definitely return the next time we are in town."
    Dined on 6/2/2014
  • "Had the gouper and it was excellent-Hubby had the short ribs and he said they were some of the best he has had. Great evening"
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "Everything is homemade and fresh!!! The fish is local and prepared perfectly! The waitress was very knowledgable about the menu and ingredients!"
    Dined on 5/25/2014
  • "Very good experience and food. Visited twice during a week long stay on the island and everything was great both times. Ordered specials both times (different options on each visit) and they were both fantastic (tuna and flounder). A must visit if you are in the area. "
    Dined on 5/25/2014
  • "This was our first time visiting Halyards. The only part of our meal we really liked were the salads. We ordered a NY Strip and a Fillet. I really do not care to spend the time to critique. They were not good. "
    Dined on 5/19/2014
  • "The new renovations to the bar liven up the place so well. The food was delicious. Halyards has outdone itself. "
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "Have been to Halyards before and they never disappoint us. Wonderful food and great service in a beautiful setting. "
    Dined on 5/23/2014
  • "Our favorite restaurant on St. Simon's Island. A repeated dining spot for us each time we visit from NY. The food is highest quality, always prepared and served beautifully. The staff and kitchen are happy to accommodate requests large and small. Outstanding on all levels. Thank you Hallyards for a comfortable casual atmosphere and fare to satisfy any foodie."
    Dined on 5/21/2014
  • "Food was GREAT! The beef filet was awesome. The desserts we're delicious. Christine made us feel special. When we go back to St. Simons Island we will definitely eat at Halyards again."
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "I am a fresh fish foodie and there were so many choices between the menu and the nightly specials that I couldn't decide on my entree. I asked the waitress to pick for me and the flounder special she chose was amazing. I now need to go back to try all the others. Highly recommend! "
    Dined on 5/19/2014
  • "This restaurant came recommended to us and we found it to be very tasty. Wine list could use a boost, but everything we ordered was delicious."
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "Reserved a table for 4 after reading reviews. Wow, this place exceeded expectations. All four of us enjoyed separate entrees and all were sublime. Nothing over seasoned, but every bite leaving you wanting more. Most of the items were sourced locally. The wine was excellent, as was the service. So good that we each opted to go for a desert, and that almost never happens. "
    Dined on 5/9/2014
  • "The quality is very high and if you are gluten free, most items are available."
    Dined on 5/8/2014
  • "You could tell everything was prepared fresh. It has a chief not just a hourly cook! Everything we ate was delicious."
    Dined on 5/8/2014
  • "We had an extra guest to show up. When we arrived for our reservation, we asked to increase from 6 to 7, and they accommodated our request quickly. The waiter recommended wine for pairing with selections. That's nice when you aren't familiar with all the selections. There was a variety of dishes and ALL were excellent! I try to leave something on my plate, but I couldn't stop myself and are every morsel. A great evening!"
    Dined on 5/7/2014
  • "This was only our 2nd visit, but we brought 4 newbies with us who have never been to Halyards before and they were all raving on the delicious food. We live in Atlanta and the Halyards staff was very accommodating as we had to change our reservation twice due to our guests' whims! "
    Dined on 5/2/2014
  • "We found this on Open Table, where it was listed as first choice on St. Simon's Island. It lived up to its description and more!! Our waitress was super friendly and knowledgeable. The food was fabulous, and as mentioned, the chef/owner was indeed strolling about the dining room, meeting and greeting. He was very down-to-earth, not a bit pretentious, and seemed interested in us!! It was a great evening, and we can't wait to return with our husbands in tow!"
    Dined on 4/30/2014
  • "The food was great and the atmosphere was perfect and service was spot on. They even seated us when I had made a mistake in making our reservation. We were there on vacation but would definitely go again the next time we are there."
    Dined on 4/26/2014