Halyards

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Seafood
Halyards on St. Simons has been redefining Island Cuisine for 20 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 locally sourced seafood, will make your and evening. The atmosphere is casually elegant (cozy lounge furniture in the courtyard and under the awning), the welcome warm, the service crisp and attentive, the wine cellar vast, 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.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Halyards was very cautious re COVID precautions, which was good to see. Our waiter was exception...knew his wines. I had seafood as a preconceived dinner item but the waiter highly recommended the double-cut pork chop! It was magnificent with the pepper jelly gastrique! My wife’s flounder was exceptional as well!

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vipHd1234
Atlanta
36 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great presentation and great food. Everyone at the table raved over the shrimp and grits which made me jealous since I didn't order that dish!

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PaulT
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We celebrated our anniversary here. The complete staff went out of their way to make it memorable.

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BillM
Savannah
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service were great.

MJ
MamaJ
Phoenix
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience. My steak wasn’t quite as rare as I like it but they whisked it away and provided a perfectly cooked replacement quickly! The manager apologized and comped dessert. Delicious!

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vipDawgsfromAthens
Charleston
71 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We picked a “winner “ again! While visiting Jekyll Island, we decided to try Halyards on recommendation of locals and information found on Open Table. St. Simons isn’t far away and offers variety of dining options. Easy parking is a plus,too. Arrived a little early for our 6:00 reservation. We had asked for a hi-top table which was in the bar area and very comfortable. Greeted and seated immediately and introduced to multi-tasking David at the bar. He set us up with table settings, water, and menus. Catch of the day was red snapper, so we were assured it was the freshest possible. Janice chose the blue berry salad topped with goat cheese and I the crab bisque. Whenever possible Halyards uses local sources for their offerings. Georgia grown and harvested is the order of the day. Can’t go wrong there. We both ordered the snapper. I got mine with green peas and sun dried tomato risotto. Janice optioned to grilled asparagus instead. Entrees arrived promptly after we finished our appetizers. Served hot and well prepared. Topped off our meal with flour-less chocolate torte, raspberry sorbet, and good coffee. Throughout the evening, David made sure we had everything we needed and carried on an amiable conversation while tending bar, taking orders, and delivering on every request. Was just plain entertaining to see him in action. He asked where we are from and noted that he had met several travelers from Athens recently and commented that his daughter was in school in Anderson, SC. Easy to talk with and helped to make for a delightful evening. Thanks again David. When back in the area, we will make it a point to visit Halyards again.

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vipCarole
Atlanta
36 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved Halyards - only restaurant we felt safe enough with Covid risk to go into during our beach vacation, and they did a great job! My grouper dish was delicious as was my husband's pork chop. The calamari was great too. Our server was wonderful - attentive, knowledgeable and kind. We had a cozy booth off to the side. And noticed on our way out that the bar looked very inviting - we'll have to try it on a next trip when no Covid around! Thoroughly appreciated the experience!

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vipKayleyG
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall3food5service1ambience1

My boyfriend and I were staying at the Cloister for his birthday getaway weekend, and it was our first time to Halyards. I had previously told them it was his birthday and to make special arrangements (I.e desert). Server came up to our table with no introduction and asked what we wanted to drink. We spoke to the wine menu and no recommendations were made. Overall very poor service, no one wished him a happy birthday - not even the supposed manager - and a desert was never brought. Very unfortunate experience given the food was very delicious. Was our only one star service experience on the island.

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vipRAGS40
Charleston
25 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Not a big menu, but could be because of Covid19. I have been in the past and thought it was better then. I will go back when Covid is well behind us.

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SheilaC
Jacksonville
6 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

If you want one of the best crab bisque you've ever put in your mouth, then this is the place. And don't scrimp on the sherry. I also had the shrimp and grits which our server told us wins awards every year. The sauce is darker and has a nice richness, The made in-house tasso ham is very flavorful. The shrimp tasted fresh and not chewy. Grits have a great hearty texture. Great entree. Carol are server was super pleasant, informative and provided great service.

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vipJack
Savannah
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was amazing and the food delicious. We were celebrating a birthday and it was special. Always the best place on the island to have a nice dinner.

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vipTom1
Savannah
37 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service. They want me to type at least 50 characters, but that was all I have to say.

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Hawkins
Caribbean
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Our server was very pleasant; however he needed to cut his finger nails!

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LindseyP
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Great service. Felt safe with distancing and cleaning and precautions taken.

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MichelleD
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our family enjoyed a lovely evening at Halyards! The scallop app was delicious, our entrees were amazing and the chocolate mouse dessert was a perfect ending. Great place, fine dining in a casual elegant atmosphere.

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vipJenn
Charlotte
16 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We were staying at Sea Island but decided to have 2 dinners off the resort property. Dinner at Halyard’s was our favorite dinner of the week - all 4 of us agreed! And the 2 gentlemen behind the bar that waited on us were exceptional! Would return to the area just to have dinner here again!

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vipLMHRVA
Richmond
25 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We eat at this restaurant every time we vacation in Sea Island. Always a great meal.

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vipTom1
Savannah
38 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service. And the take precautions against Covid seriously.

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vipDowright42
Atlanta
47 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food delish as usual, had the salmon & grouper. Shared the fig salad & a tomato pie (awesome). Seating was widely spaced, only every other table in use. No music so you didn't have to talk loudly. All staff wearing masks. Felt totally safe. Great service as always.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious! Very professional!!

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AdeliaS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great attentive service, delicious food, quiet atmosphere.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Memphis/West TN
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible service and exceptional food. Patio was lovely!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2020
Overall2food4service1ambience1

It was my 60th birthday. I made the reservation a couple of weeks ahead of time and indicated that we were celebrating a birthday. We were stuck in a back corner and had the worst service I have ever experienced on the island. The waiter came to the table and said “drinks?” Nothing like “ how are y’all doing tonight?” He totally acted as if he was doing us a favor to wait on us. There was never a mention of a birthday. They could not bother to give us good service so we can not be bothered to ever go back to Halyard’s !

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our dining experience at Halyards’ was wonderful! The service, ambience, and food were all superb! Our adult kids sat outside and we parents sat inside. Everyone was so accommodating, and we all had a wonderful time!

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RebeccaG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and service. The tuna poke and salmon were delicious.

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Buddy
Orlando
5 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Halyard's is an Island mainstay. Whether celebrating an important event or just rolling up to the bar for a casual dinner, it's one of our favorites.

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vipSarahM
Chicago
51 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food prepared uniquely! Loved everything we had!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were very satisfied with every aspect of our evening there. We would highly recommend this restaurant.

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Gloria
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Aaron Bell made us feel very welcome since it was our first time at Halyard’s. He was helpful and very personable in not only making food choices but in places to see around St Simon. Would go again and request him.

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vipFoodluv
Pittsburgh
7 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was fresh and yummy. The wine list is great!

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DeniseD
Jacksonville
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Anniversary. Table next to us was recognized for their anniversary but we were not. Ordered dessert and it was not placed in bag. Had to return to get it. Overall great dinner and ambiance.

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TrinaD
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We brought family, visiting from Atlanta, they were still raving about their meal the next day! Always excellent service, too!

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vipSuzF
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Interesting menu choices that didn’t disappoint.
Would definitely come back again when in the area.
Bonus: Very attentive to COVID precautions, felt completely safe eating here.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server Michael was fantastic and made our experience a real pleasure. I particularly liked the blueberry salad!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great food, great vibes! If you’re staying in the area you need to take a night to eat at Halyards

MJ
MarlaJ
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and our waiter was very attentive. My husband wanted grilled shrimp and not one of the entrees and the chef made his plate just as he asked.

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AnnaA
Indiana
6 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Check in was a little uncomfortable (stading directly in sun wating for temperature to be taken), but the extra safety measure was appreciated. Food and presentation were nothing short of amazing.

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John
Savannah
16 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely outstanding in every aspect. The precautions taken were excellent yet not overly intrusive. Our server was a delight. The courses each impressed in taste and presentation. They have really upped their game. Wonderful evening.

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Sammy
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The staff was friendly and super accommodating. Food and drink were delicious and timely. Had a lovely night celebrating 5 years spent together. Thank you!

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MarettC
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

All great but we split a 16 oz ribeye and it was filled with grissel and we only ate a small portion.
Otherwise a great evening with my family.

FAQs

Halyards offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (912) 638-9100.

Halyards is rated 4.8 stars by 1784 OpenTable diners.

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