Food was great. Our reservations were at 8 and it took over 30 minutes to get seated. On a Saturday night the noise level of the restaurant is only exceeded by a 747 jet taking off.
5/10/2013 4:00:00 PM
Better each time
You can't find a better view for sunset dining in the Golden Isles. Spectacular sunset over the marina. And the food keeps getting better and better with every visit. Outstanding in every respect.
5/13/2013 4:00:00 PM
Dinner with friends
The atmosphere was good. There was positive energy and people having a good time. The food had great flavors. Service was great as we did not wait on anything.
5/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great first time meal!!! Definitely plan to return!
5/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Best fried shrimp I've had
Best fried shrimp I've had on SSI. Very good service.
5/20/2013 4:00:00 PM
We had lunch and dinner here
We had lunch and dinner here and both meals were very good. I had the scallops and grits, which was very good. We sat outdoors which was very nice. We would definitely return.
5/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
We were seated at a window overlooking the marina. Had drinks and oysters to start, and then a great seafood meal. I had eaten there before but not my date. She loved it. I will go back whenever I am back in St Simons.
5/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Consistently Great Food
Great selections that can please everyone - from steak to shrimp & grits. We had a table of 4 and enjoyed everything! Kellie Parr, singer and songwriter from St. Simons Island, GA, was an added treat!
5/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
Yummy on the water
The seafood selections were fresh and many were local. We ate outside with a beautiful view. Nice service even though we were sitting out of the way. We were not forgotten. The inside may be a bit loud since the bar is lively. Nice beer selection on tap. Definitely going back!
6/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Love this restuarant!
This was a great experience and the food was amazing! Can't wait to go back!!
6/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
Wonderful view and great seafood
Everything we ordered was delicious. The crab cake appetizer was around $10 and you only get one single crab cake. This was our only complaint. Our wine stayed chilled all night and the ambiance was fun and energetic.
6/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
Lovely place at SSI. A favorite
Lovely place at SSI. A favorite to visit each trip there.
6/6/2013 4:00:00 PM
Good food with a great view
Good selection of food, the salmon salad is a great salad.
6/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
My wife and I stopped by here on vacation and it is a great place. The food is really good. The waitress we had was amazing! The view of the marina and water was beautiful. We definitely recommend this restaurant.
6/13/2013 4:00:00 PM
Enjoyed a light meal of spinach salad and lobster nachos. Pomegranate martini was tasty as well.
6/17/2013 4:00:00 PM
Fav on The Island
Make a reservation for sure...and request an outdoor table if weather is good.
6/21/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great food and visit - 5th year!
This is our 5th year to visit St. Simons Island and we have eaten at Coastal Kitchen every year and have yet to be disappointed! It has become a tradition to eat there at least once during our vacation.
7/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
Started with drinks at the bar. As the guests arrived dinner was the Mai Mai special, with grits and more. Crawfish, tuna and salmon were the others. everyone enjoyed everything about the night. A must....
7/9/2013 5:00:00 PM
Very good; potential for better.
Menu had regional items (seafood) but with unique aspects. Crab was prolific in the tomato-crab bisque! Delish! Salads were great. Oysters with caviar were very good; tasty and had a nice hot punch! Excellent "" $9 Rum Drink".
Fantastic service and setting! Great view of intercostal waterway and boat docks!
7/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
Best on St Simons
The marina view was spectacular and the service was awesome. The salad was more than expected - came in a shrimp boat.
7/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great place to meet friends
Coastal Kitchen is an excellent restaurant. The food is delicious and we look forward to their specials. We will continue to return and enjoy this SSI gem.
7/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Yay! You're back!
we did not have a good meal last year when we visited, however, we decided to try Coastal Kitchen one more time before writing them off. We are very glad that we did! The service was friendly and professional, the menu was diverse and the preparations were very good.
8/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
Our first time at St Simon's
Our first time at St Simon's Island. Loved this restaurant. Ate outside, beautiful evening, on the water, great service and food. Will definitely go back!
8/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
The service was very good. Particularly, the service staff was extremely friendly. When we were there is wasn't very busy and the service staff chatted with us and we talked about a lot of subjects. Very enjoyable. The menu was awesome and very well prepared. I had the blackened grouper served over polenta. It was super. Prices are not cheap but well worth it. We would definitely return. The place we had intended to go, Basil, in downtown Brunswick but it was closed on Mondays but they recommended Coastal Kitchen. It was a great recommendation.
8/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
a memorable birthday weekend
a memorable birthday weekend with girls & have been there before with a large group
it was great
8/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
Lovely Coastal Dining
We stopped at this restaurant as we were traveling to Florida (as a little rest from our highway experience). What a delight! This restaurant has lovely views for the coast, with beautiful sailboats nestled at the docks just outside their windows. The food was good upscale southern with a modern flair. I completely enjoyed my soup and salad. My traveling companion had shrimp and grits "old style" which turned out to be too spicy hot for her preference, but I liked it. The sweet tea was delightful. I would certainly visit this beautiful spot again!
8/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Coastal Kitchen a Culinary Treat!
Fantastic food overlooking the beautiful St. Simons Island coast-what could be better than that?! This is a busy, noisy spot popular with the locals and foodies alike. Only complaint was that the indoor entertainment, while talented singers, made conversation at our table extremely difficult. Ask to be seated outdoors if you are interested in dinner conversation and are planning dinner there. Inventive menu included something for everyone. Duck eggrolls with a spicy sauce very good. We loved the lobster ravioli but could have just stopped with the seafood nachos which were enough to feed a crowd!
Lovely locale watching the boats on the harbor-highly recommend!
8/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
a little warm by the window-
a little warm by the window- but fantastic view !!
9/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Wonderful ladies' brunch spot
I dined here for brunch with my girlfriends the last morning of our girls' weekend on St. Simons Island. We got there early and got a perfect table on the patio overlooking the marsh. The view was amazing, as was the special--an omelette with andouille sausage and goat cheese. I will definitely return!
9/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Double rainbow rated
Have dined here occasionally over the years principally for the sunset views over the marina that never fails to impress. Now, the quality of the dining experience matches the view! The seafood dishes have gotten better and better over the years and this last dish, the scallop special was indeed special. The plus, as we sat, a double rainbow with colors running to purple! A great evening with friends at an truly outstanding restaurant in a wonderful setting!
9/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
Beautiful views and great food
Love coming here for a romantic dinner, girls night out or with the kids for family night. Great atmosphere and food. Lobster nachos, Ahi tuna and cream corn grits are some of my favorite things on the menu. Hands down, best salty dog on the island.
9/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great seafood at a beautiful marina
Coastal Kitchen had a beautiful view of the Marina, which was a plus to their stellar menu. My fiancé and I sat outside, which was perfect with the overhead fans to keep us cool. Throughout our dinner we both had a variety of seafood and the grill, both of which were excellent. Also, their wine list was very expansive and our server knowledgeable about which wine paired best with our dishes. Lastly, we finished off with some dessert drinks. The yummy coffee and chocolate drink were both absolutely amazing and definitely worth trying out (considering I typically do not order dessert drinks).
9/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
Best filet near the Island
Best filet near the Island AND the fried shrimp were outstanding along with the bisque! Really very, very good!
9/24/2013 5:00:00 PM
Nice view of the marina and
Nice view of the marina and good seafood selections.
10/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
A Perfect Weekend
We were in town for a special event and the Coastal Kitchen experience was the perfect ending! The food was fabulous and the wine list was outstanding. Our waitress was personable and helpful which is unusual to find these days!
10/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
This was our second time here
This was our second time here for lunch and we were again delighted. Great Bloody Marys! We started with the lobster tacos and although there wasn't that much lobster meat the dish was wonderful. The fried shrimp were also excellent, fresh and delicious.
10/6/2013 5:00:00 PM
We were about 10 minutes late for our reservation but were seated immediately! Our waiter was wonderful, the service was great, and the food was excellent!! We will definitely go back and highly recommend this restaurant.
10/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
Very Worth While
Coastal Kitchen is a very good place to spend some time Although we did not order main courses our food was very good Each of us had a dozen oysters which were fine. One of us had a spinach salad with gorganzola cheese and the other one had an arugula salad with goat cheese friters Each salad was especially well dressed, Our waitress Was terrific.
10/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great day on SSI
We had a beautiful day!!! Food was fantastic. Sun was out. Sat outside and of course the view was perfect.
10/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
Met friends from out of state
Met friends from out of state for a lovely evening meal. A lovely setting. We chose to sit inside, although the outside area looked very inviting. As the later diners arrived, we noted the noise level made conversation somewhat difficult.
The food was tasty and well prepared and presented. Cameron, our server, was friendly, interacting with us as we chose our entrees and later suggested delightful deserts.
10/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
Better the second time around
Coastal Kitchen came highly recommended and we had lunch there in April. Everything was nice but didn't live up restaurant's reputation. With so many great places to dine in the Golden Isles we moved on to other places.
When our friends raved about their wonderful experiences at Coastal Kitchen we promised to give the restaurant another try.
Saturdays dinner was great! I enjoyed the chef's version of "Shrimp & Grits" and my wife loved the Snapper.
The food was enjoyable and the service we received from James was perfect. Perhaps it's like the old Frank Sinatra standard and things can be lovelier the second time around. Coastal Kitchen has such a great reputation that we wanted to like it and our dining experience Saturday won us over.
10/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food and excellent service
My wife and I actually enjoyed two evening meals at Coastal. We were so pleased with our first night that we actually dropped in the second night for another dinner. Both dinners were great and the service was even better the second evening.
10/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
While traveling we were looking for a fun seafood lunch spot and found Coastal Kitchen on Open Table. We sat on the patio, overlooking the Marina. Ordered some drinks and the lobster nachos. It was the perfect fit. Thank you, Open Table!
10/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
In town for business and pleasure. Three nights at Coastal Kitchen!!!. That is how good the staff and food is. Each night the guests enjoyed their time. There was no rush. very relaxing. Each night I had different guests and different seafood!
10/27/2013 5:00:00 PM
Came in with a guest that had never been. Vino at the bar was great. Dinner was salads, vino and both us enjoyed shrimp and grits and flounder! Great place.
10/28/2013 5:00:00 PM
Five guests with me. Drinks at bar were great. Dinner were spinach salads. Excellent! Dinner was swordfish; shrimp and grits, gumbo; flounder. Everyone enjoyed the meal. This place has an awesome staff!
10/30/2013 5:00:00 PM
Extraordinary service-Great food
Our party size changed from the time we made reservations for 6, that went to 4... and ended up for 2. Our waitress was mighty accommodating and patient. Wish I had gotten her name. Her smile and sweet charm even impressed my wife! The service only made the deck dining and food all the better. Lobster nachos were unbelievably good....the salads were simple, but very unique in preparation and quite tasty...the main course- shrimp and grits and blackened snapper were perfectly seasoned... not overspiced as is typically the case. We enjoyed the meal so much we ordered 2 entire meals to go for our family members who we're arriving late. We definitely recommend Coastal Kitchen!
11/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
The lobster nachos were fantastic! The mushroom burger was the special and my guest enjoyed a crispy cobb salad.
The atmosphere was very nice and the view of the river is irresistable.
11/1/2013 5:00:00 PM
I have been here many times; great restaurant, good food and friendly. Is slightly more pricey than normal so fits perfectly for a special occasion. Bar area makes it great if you just want to drop-in without reservations.
11/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
Enjoyed what I had. I got salmon with wasabi mash. Waiter said the wasabi.gave a spice but it wasn't super spicy. I could barely enjoy them it was over the top for me. The veggies and salmon was great. The citrus soy sauce was outstanding. My wife liked the stuffed flouder. I had her grits and enjoyed them. I wish we went for lunch because we went because it showed up on Open Table for best views in GA. At night it was dark so that was lost. Bad planning on our part. Overall we enjoyed the evening. Oh.. The drinks were good as well.
12/5/2013 4:00:00 PM