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About ECHO St.Simons Island

The only beachfront restaurant on St. Simons Island, ECHO St. Simons is a 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. Please note that patio seating may be available on request but is not available for reservations.

101 Downing St.
Saint Simons, GA 31522
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Seafood, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service, Contemporary American

Hours of Operation:
Breakfast Menu: 7am-10:30am

Lunch/Dinner Menu: 11:30am until 10pm

Cross Street:
Arnold Rd.

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(912) 268-5967

Website:
http://www.echostsimons.com/

Parking Details:
Convenient on-site self parking available in main hotel lot.

Additional:
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

ECHO St.Simons Island Ratings and Reviews

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4.2

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.2

service

3.9

ambience

4.3

value

3.7

Noise

Quiet

88% would recommend it to a friend

Scenic View (18)
Waterfront (18)
Great for Outdoor Dining (11)
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Good for Birthdays (11)
Good for Groups (9)
Good for Anniversaries (9)
Casual (8)
Good for a Date (8)
Great for Lunch (8)
Special Occasion (8)
Sunday Lunch (8)
Great for Brunch (8)
Business Meals (7)
Quiet Conversation (7)
Romantic (7)
Worth the Drive (7)
Bar Seating (7)
Creative Cuisine (6)
Happy Hour (5)
Seasonal (5)
Authentic (4)
Cozy (4)
Fun (4)
Handcrafted Cocktails (4)
Local Ingredients (4)
Fit for Foodies (3)
Hot Spot (3)
Comfort Food (2)
Healthy (2)
Live Music (2)
Neighborhood Gem (2)
Notable Wine List (2)
Pre/post Theatre (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Vibrant Bar Scene (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
Kid-friendly (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Great Beer (1)
Organic (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
People Watching (1)
Quick Bite (1)
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·Dined 6 days ago

It was good but it always seems like they are understaffed.

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 (Savannah)·Dined on January 12, 2018

Six of us (3 couples) went for dinner and to hear Free Soul (Monique) perform. We had a table in the bar area. She was fabulous and the atmosphere is great there, which is the only reason I rated them a 3 instead of a 2. The server was pleasant, Savannah, but not sure if she was new or just disengaged with her job. I had to ask several times to get ice since I like my red wine a little chilled. I ordered the lobster tail, but should know better than to do so in Georgia--small and with a slight ammonia taste. My husband got the prime rib and it had a lot of fat. The sides were not very appetizing--veggies. Three of our friends got the 3 or maybe it was 4 course meal, but never got their desserts, which were included. One friend got the oysters and she said they were very good, but overall the rest were not pleased with the food. I will go back again just to hear Monique perform, but mostly will try the appetizers and not full plates. It is disappointing because it is a great place in terms of the atmosphere, but they need to come up several levels on their food. The prices are not consistent with the quality of the food.

Tags: Fun, Scenic View
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 (Western KY)·Dined on January 3, 2018

The daily fish special entree - red snapper - was thick cut and well cooked, but the risotto that came with the pan seared snapper was undercooked, to the extend of being a bit crunchy. Moreover, it took the waiter TWO trips to the kitchen and consultation with the chef to see if the chef can grill instead of pan searing the fish. The waiter commented that at the kitchen usually does not offer customization of the menu items, but since it is a slow night (only two tables including us plus a few young people at the bar), the chef will "accommodate".

We were dumbfounded: Do the staff or management know how condescending this is? Did they usually expected the customer to accept whatever the chef decides or do they really want the customers to beg for the mercy of the master chef for such a small tweak -grilling instead of pan-searing a piece of fish?

Are they aware that other restaurant with better menu choices are much more willing to "tweak" the menus?

The assistant manager greeted us when we arrived, asked about what our special occasion is, and did not do anything else as a welcoming gesture. He checked back once during the meal and dutifully asked how things were. Purely lip service. Poor management reflects in the attitude of the wait staff, poor quality of food and poor menu design.

NO WAY we are returning or recommending this restaurant to ANYONE. Stay AWAY unless you have money to burn and no other restaurant is open.

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·Dined on December 31, 2017

My wife and I spent our anniversary at the king and prince. We were married there in December of 2016. We specifically chose Echo to dine because of how amazing the catering was at our wedding. Still amazing, great service, and even better view.

Tags: Bar Seating, Business Meals, Worth the Drive, Casual, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Lunch, Sunday Lunch, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Comfort Food, Tasting Menu, Waterfront, Romantic, Scenic View, Local Ingredients
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 (Savannah)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Here for breakfast again..food ok but didn't get exactly what we ordered..lovely ocean view..usual confusion regarding reservation and table..timeliness of waitress service good.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Scenic View
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·Dined on December 27, 2017

It's nearby, but I don't usually go since it is located in a resort hotel. However, my dining companion had never been there before. We were both pleasantly surprised -- she by the atmosphere, and I by the great lunch menu selections. I ordered a cold seafood plate and it was a delightful assortment of clams, oysters, shrimp and scallops with a delicious lemon crème fraiche dressing served on the side. An ample portion and a good value!

Tags: Romantic, Great for Lunch, Waterfront, Quiet Conversation, Cozy, Bar Seating
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on December 27, 2017

Small portions and very high prices. Overpriced simply because it’s a hotel restaurant

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·Dined on December 24, 2017

Perfect location for a restaurant- the view was outstanding! The food was delicious! A small group of us went over for a Sunday brunch and it was very reasonable, not super pricey. The service was good!

Tags: Good for Groups, Sunday Lunch, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays
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 (Des Moines)·Dined on December 20, 2017

Great food by the Ocean! Good Service. Recommend the cheese plate

Tags: Casual, Waterfront
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 (Charleston)·Dined on December 20, 2017

Great place and great ambiance. Have driven to St. Simons several times over the past three years and try to always eat lunch at Echo. The hotel Christmas decorations were beautiful too. Certainly loved the 24 ft tall tree.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Hot Spot, Seasonal, Cozy, Good for a Date, Waterfront, Good for Groups, Happy Hour, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Lunch, Scenic View, Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive, Fun, Good for Birthdays
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 (Savannah)·Dined on December 17, 2017

Eat breakfast here about once a week..lovely spot particularly when weather allows you to eat outside..Even inside with great beach and ocean view is great.

Breakfast food is good, but generally overpriced compared to other island breakfast spots...probably paying for the view..Table settings are sloppy..no spoons,no jams or jelly..
"Toast" is rarely toasted ...

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Savannah)·Dined on December 15, 2017

This was our first visit to Echo to celebrate my birthday. We were seated at a table by the window but given it was mid December and dark we couldn’t view the ocean. Our server was extremely cordial and attentive. Against the advice a of a previous reviewer we both ordered the prime rib special dinner. The salad was terrific as was the recommended wine pairing. Unfortunately the prime rib was extremely disappointing; tough to cut and chew. When our server noted we weren’t entirely happy she called over the manager, Tanner. He was very apologetic and comped our main course. Overall we had a great experience at Echo. We will definitely return to see the view and try the seafood.

Tags: Casual, Scenic View, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on December 14, 2017

Very enjoyable dining experience - we enjoyed our dine from start to finish. We had Crawfish Stuffed Salmon that was outstanding and a Grilled Chicken sandwich.
The apple compote, brie, and arugula with the grilled chicken was perfect. Excellent service and food; the wine and beer choices are great.

Tags: Scenic View, Good for Groups
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on December 10, 2017

We had a wonderful experience here. I saw reviews that questioned service but ours was excellent. The food was great. We both had grouper that was prepared perfectly. Recommend.

Tags: Quiet Conversation
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 (Savannah)·Dined on December 10, 2017

Our favorite waitress "Jackie" and our favorite manager "Jason" treated us like royalty on our 29th wedding anniversary. I just love coming to Echo at King and Prince. Always a relaxing and awesome place to visit.

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·Dined on December 10, 2017

Came for Sunday Brunch, and was disappointed in the menu options and service. Bloody Mary bar was great, and I would return for that; however, I would not recommend eating here for brunch.

I have had lunch here before, and it is a better menu. Still a beautiful place to sit and enjoy.

Tags: Waterfront
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 (Savannah)·Dined on December 9, 2017

What a special restaurant... starting with the wonderful ambience right on the ocean. The view is incomparable and the best in St. Simons. The restaurant is upscale casual and the menu features fresh seafood and local specialties such as Shrimp n' Grits. My husband got the seared sea scallops on top of cheese grits and they were marvelous. I ordered the salmon stuffed with crawfish and it was equally wonderful. We were there for his birthday and will be going back for my birthday next month. Highly recommended.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Seasonal, Special Occasion, Romantic, Good for Groups, Business Meals, Creative Cuisine, Pre/post Theatre, Waterfront, Authentic, Hot Spot, Quiet Conversation, Kid-friendly, Good for Birthdays, Great for Brunch, Happy Hour, Sunday Lunch, Notable Wine List, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Lunch, Bar Seating, Scenic View, Great for Outdoor Dining, Worth the Drive
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 (Salt Lake City)·Dined on December 7, 2017

Do NOT use Open Table to make reservations at this restaurant. This website allows you to make reservations at a time when the restaurant is not serving. And when you show up for the breakfast buffet at the reserved time, as we did, the hostess demands 'Did you make your reservation on opentable?' We answered yes and she snottily rolled her eyes and said, 'That figures. We're closed.' Ugh. What a crappy way to be treated.

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 (New Orleans)·Dined on November 22, 2017

Food and service were great per usual!

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on November 6, 2017

I’ve eaten at Echo 3-4 times now and the food is always great. I really enjoyed my meal this time too. So kudos to the kitchen staff. Unfortunately, the service leaves lot to be desired. Not only was our server inattentive, she was completely unprofessional. This is the same experience we’ve had in the past and all our friends feel the same way. Our server never went over the menu, didn’t tell us the specials until we asked, and didn’t know the ingredients for certain dishes. After receiving our food, our server never came to check on us. We had to flag her down for condiments, and call out to her as she passed by when we wanted our waters refilled. She never asked if we wanted another cocktail or glass of wine. I’ve never been a server at a restaurant, but I’ve eaten at enough nice restaurants to know how a well trained server acts. When I’m paying $40 for a seafood entree I expect my server to have a high level of competence. The King and Prince is a beautiful resort, but the restaurant staff is most definitely not up to par. In the future, we may have a drink at the Echo bar, but we will skip dinner.

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·Dined on November 1, 2017

I took my sister for her Birthday dinner. We were accommodated as requested with a water front view. James, our server, was terrific. At the end of the meal we were surprised by an elegant desert of ice cream and cheese cake in a bowl which was placed on a platter with Happy Birthday written on it in icing. We acknowledge this to be difficult in unskilled hands...nicely done.

It was a pleasurable outing

Tags: Special Occasion, Waterfront, Good for Birthdays, Scenic View, Great for Lunch, Casual
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Always enjoy dinner on the water... great view and really great service. food was excellent.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Bar Seating, Business Meals, People Watching, Happy Hour, Vibrant Bar Scene, Casual, Special Occasion, Waterfront, Good Vegetarian Options, Live Music
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 (Western NC)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Excellent. The new manager Tanner is absolutely wonderful and had turned that restaurant around. It was so good we went 2 nights in a row and sat outside almost at oceans edge. Rachel our sever was outstanding. Food was exceptional. CrAb and citrus salad was awesome. Also the apple endive salad was also. We had paella and it was excellent. Highly recommend it. Atmosphere wonderful. What a special night. We were celebrating a special occasion as I’m recovering from a year of serious surgery and they treated us so wonderfully.

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 (New England)·Dined on October 15, 2017

9 friends got together for dinner and really enjoyed all aspects of the experience.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Waterfront, Scenic View
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 (Charleston)·Dined on October 15, 2017

We chose this restaurant because it boasted scenic water view. The restaurant is in the King and Prince and it does have a beautiful view of the ocean. Our server was polite but not as informative as one of the other waiters attending to another table. We had ordered sampler appetizer with the pimento hummus and the waitress mistakenly brought us the cheese sampler. The pimento hummus was on the platter as well but it only came with 3 small baguette pieces of bread. Pretty hard to eat hummus without something to put it on. We also ordered 2 grilled mahi mahi tacos with fresh pickled slaw and housemade tartar sauce and they were excellent. It was the best part of the meal. Far better than our entrees of lobster linguini and paella over risotto. The paella was suppose to have lobster and it had none. It was very one dimensional in texture and flavor. The lobster linguini would have been great had it not been oversalted. I couldn't finish the dish for all the salt.

Tags: Scenic View, Waterfront
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 (London)·Dined on October 8, 2017

Friendly but very slow service. Took almost 90min to get our appetizer. Believe waiter forgot to turn in order. Manager was nice and tried to make it right or rating would have been even worse. Food was actually good once we got it. Either that or we were so hungry anything would have tasted good at that moment.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on September 29, 2017

We sat outside and it was so nice with the breeze and the sound of the waves!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Waterfront, Great for Outdoor Dining, Quiet Conversation
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·Dined on September 29, 2017

Seven in our party and we ordered appetizers and full meals and dessert. every hinges was superb and the service from James was exceptional. The manager checked on our table twice to be sure we were content. This was their best meal throughout our visit and we'll surely return on our next visit.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Comfort Food, Authentic, Notable Wine List, Scenic View
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 27, 2017

We enjoyed an outdoor table by the beach. I had the mussels as an appetizer and they were delicious. In contract, the duck was raw and impossible to cut because of the toughness.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining
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·Dined on September 3, 2017

I recommend Echo for a view that can't be beat. Dinner was okay. Dessert was disappointing. The view is worth the trip. Go to Pier Village for dessert and a stroll after leaving Echo, and you'd have had a nice evening.

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·Dined on August 31, 2017

The food was amazing and staff super friendly The view is breathtaking will be back soon

Tags: Comfort Food, Great for Brunch, Quick Bite, Happy Hour, Scenic View, Authentic, People Watching, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Jacksonville)·Dined on August 30, 2017

We went for our anniversary and came away underwhelmed. To start, we told the hostess we had a reservation, never asked our name but then proceeded to "cancel" our Open Table reservation. Had to clear that up once we got home and saw the error. As for the dinner, Server tried really hard but wasn't an experienced server..or didn't appear to be. I had blackened grouper and asked for a vegetable exchange which I ultimately recd. The server and I weren't communicating the same when I tried to explain what I wanted for the vegetable. Dinner was good, not great. My husband had the fried lobster which was disappointing. It may have been partly our fault for not clarifying the prep, but this lobster tail was fried in breading like country fried chicken. We had fried lobster in the Atlanta area and the tail was flash fried with no batter. We expected the same and were disappointed. The batter took the lobster flavor away from it I guess we now know to ask. Overall, dinner was just ok when we expected more. View is spectacular, though.

Tags: Waterfront, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on August 20, 2017

The food was great - our server was nice but wasn't great. He had to be prompted to bring plates, refill water, etc. a and we never got bread...but every other table did.

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 (Savannah)·Dined on August 18, 2017

James was an OUTSTANDING server. The atmosphere was perfect as well. I will be back at some point.

Tags: People Watching, Happy Hour, Fun
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on August 15, 2017

For the price point, there are far better selections on the Island (e.g., Halyards, Nancy, and Delaney's). Our party arrived and was accommodated on the outside patio. Eventually our server showed up and took our drink order. She delivered three bottles of Perrier. One had been opened and was missing about 20% of the water. When we pointed it, the response was "the bartender opened it for you" (and apparently took a drink). Bottle was replaced. Ordered a peel and eat shrimp appetizer for the table and it arrived in a timely fashion. Then we ordered dinner and waited, and waited and waited. It appeared the other tables around us were experiencing the same delays. Our waitress all but disappeared. Finally we told the waitress that we were leaving in 5 mins. The solution was to bring some of our meals, that had clearly been sitting under a heat lamp. Sorry but at this price point, all the meals should be hitting the table at the same time. This isn't the Waffle House. We waited the final 5 minutes, the remaining meals didn't arrive so we left. The restaurant was not busy; this was an utter failure of the kitchen. It didn't help that the waitress was terrible. We did chat with manager on the way out. As I said at the outset, at the price point there are better choices on the Island.

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·Dined on August 11, 2017

Service and ambience were great. Food on the other hand was...
Crab cakes were delivered black on the outside. Bread was hard and cold.
My entree's couscous was cold and lumpy and the scallops that came,with it were warm at best.
I sent,couscous back to the kitchen to be reheated it came back about the same, lumpy and only warm.
This is not our,first time there and each time I'm hoping it will be better but the food is consistently not hot enough! Which I don't understand bwhy cause they have plenty of runners to deliver food,
Disappointed, again!

Tags: Scenic View, Waterfront
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·Dined on August 7, 2017

Phenomenal service with full view of the beach. The food, while pricy, was well worth it: Delicious, well presented, and perfect portioned. A wonderful experience all around.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Scenic View, Good for a Date
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·Dined on August 7, 2017

The menu selection sounded fantastic but the taste was off. Little to no seasoning or flavor. Terribly disappointing. The only redeeming quality was the view.

Tags: Waterfront
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on August 6, 2017

Service was horrific. Never saw the waitperson from the time they took our order until the check. We had to go to the bar ourselves to get another cocktail. Food was mediocre.

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·Dined on July 30, 2017

This was a 25th anniversary celebration following a renewal of marriage vows on the beach. (where the groom had proposed 26 years before) I first worked with Tanner, then Jason.....to organize this very special event and they both were marvelous to coordinate with for this celebration. Everyone loved the food, deserts.....gathering. It was totally perfect in every way!

Tags: Casual, Sunday Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Waterfront, Seasonal, Happy Hour, Great for Brunch, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Live Music, Scenic View, Good for Groups, Special Occasion
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