Halyards

4.8
2085 Reviews
$30 and under
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 have 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 are pleased, Dave roams the front of the house for comments when he is not out fishing for your dinner.

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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 2085 people are saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
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4.8
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98% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Smittydog
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter was excellent!!!

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner was very good and nice in courtyard.

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PattiB
Savannah
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our dinner at Halyard's was delicious as always! The food never disappoints and the service was excellent.

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vipSandy
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friendly, efficient, good food with great choices for dinner.

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RonR
Nashville
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was excellent with good wine and good service, would go back.

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mabolino
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food and service were very good. We would definitely go back.
I don't know why a relatively expensive restaurant like this charges $3 for bread. Seems like that could be complementary?
And I think they could improve the lighting. It's a dark restaurant -- weird in a coastal setting -- even a candle on the table might be nice.
These are not deal breakers, just comments.

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Ccprince
Jacksonville
32 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great meals, great service and wine list. Too noisy for conversations with large groups of people.

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OpenTable Diner
Savannah
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Top notch! Great service and delicious food!

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vipRuss
Jacksonville
10 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food at Halyards is always first rate. Chef Dave and the "crew" do a great job in preparation, presentation and creating unique flavors. It is always the place to go for a great evening out whether at a table or at the bar. Don't miss the opportunity!!!!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Columbus
15 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I am taking this space to provide a special shout out to the bartender at Halyards (been on company for over 10 years) who stepped up to act not only as the bartender but as the outdoor patio server. Short staffing has affected many businesses. My husband and I were impressed by this man’s knowledge and efficiency in providing quality service. Of course as expected, the food was phenomenal and we look forward to trying the sister restaurant, Triamici, on our next SSI adventure

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robertk
Atlanta
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellant food. Excellent service.
Well managed.

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vipbethw
Savannah
19 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic as always!!!❤️

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SuzyF
Savannah
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very pleasant experience and look forward to my next visit.

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LauraF
Savannah
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was my first time visiting Halyards and it was amazing. The prices are slightly higher than some restaurants with similar menus but it was well worth it! There’s a variety of choices from steak to seafood. My mom and I had different entrees and both exceeded our expectations. They also had a good selection of wines. And, this service exceeded our expectations as well. Will be going back in the future. I would recommend to all of my friends and family! 👍

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GaryH
Detroit
1 review
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The pork chop was huge! The shrimp and grits, and calamari were wonderful also!

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vipFDSw
Atlanta
42 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and great service. Highly recommend! Covid safe spacing.

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Amber
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Breakfast was so good! JJ, our server, took great care of us. Do not sleep on this one!!

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KiKi
Savannah
3 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful experience with my daughter and son in law. Our server made excellent recommendations and for once I listened! I ordered the Pork chop and it was wonderful. My daughter had fish and she loved it. Great experience overall.

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vipLisaB
Orlando
4 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an amazing meal. The scallop appetizer was amazing. The pork chop was cooked perfectly, with a delicious seasoning and enough for 3 people. The flounder with black rice was absolutely perfect too. The waiter was helpful and attentive. A fantastic meal and service worthy of a top notch 5 star restaurant, with the low key environment that we like. We were so happy we listened to the recommendation of a tour guide.

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CathyT
Jacksonville
2 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I am a local and this breakfast/brunch is amazing. Try the grits and you have to have the biscuit. We sat outside and there was shade and a nice breeze. St. simons is having a worker shortage but Halyards handled it professionally and our waitresses was amazing. Kudos Halyard team.

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OpenTable Diner
Savannah
2 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We experienced a longer than expected wait for our food but the entrees, once delivered, were outstanding! It was the best meal we have enjoyed for a long time. The wait staff is also friendly and accommodating. Halyard’s is our favorite restaurant on SSI.

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vipbethw
Savannah
19 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is our favorite restaurant on the island! ❤️ Everything is absolutely fabulous. Exquisite food, friendly and personable staff, as well as the ambiance of the dining experience makes this a fantastic choice for a special occasion or a fun date night.

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ShirleyF
Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Nice Service and Great food. Our selections were cooked to perfection. We will definitely return. Only thing to report is that the coffee was extremely bitter -needed lots of cream and hot water to get down. We were not the only table displeased with the bitter coffee. Give them a try, just don't get the coffee unless you like it bitter.

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vipLindab
Orlando
3 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Fabulous server and food. Would definitely go back

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vipBuddy
Orlando
15 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As usual, Chef Dave and the crew go above and beyond. Seeing that our order came right in after a big table, chef sent out a complimentary salad to the table. While our wait wasn’t even
noticeable, that they made extra efforts to make us more comfortable was appreciated. And the food was perfect of course.

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JenniferL
Savannah
1 review
Dined on April 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Halyard’s was a fabulous experience! Our waiter was knowledgeable and enthusiastic. There were many selections on the menu and we had the fresh catch of the day. Absolutely delicious and presented beautifully. A memorable and delicious evening!

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JeffR
Atlanta
6 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Food was good. We were seated right on schedule. Excellent service

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vipKaren
Cincinnati
33 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

One of the best meals of our trip. The poke and crab bisque were particularly good. Service was good. Can't comment on ambiance since we chose to eat outdoors due to covid and their outdoor area is clearly a
makeshift adaptation, but they are doing the best they can with the area they have. We would definitely eat here again if we come back to St Simons.

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TimS
Savannah
2 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a very nice Sunday brunch outside on the patio under the shade of the live oaks. The server was very attentive and our order came out in a reasonable time. All our dishes were really delicious and the portions were enough so that no one left hungry, in fact, I couldn't finish my salchipaps. We received a complimentary creme brulee for grandma's birthday. Overall, a wonderful experience and already making a reservation for next week!

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EwingGreen
Atlanta
7 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Breakfast was fabulous! Great menu choices and excellent service. Will definitely come back for business breakfast location for sure!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience2

Terrible service

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vipKcauq
Jacksonville
7 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food, good atmosphere. Kid friendly. Looking forward to return visit

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OpenTable Diner
Savannah
3 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious every time

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JenniferM
Atlanta
9 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent as always!

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BryantT
Jacksonville
5 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was excellent as always
We’ve never had any issues with Halyards

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LindaM
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on April 19, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

We were celebrating a 70 birthday, I told them when we made the reservation as well as the waiter. I again told the waiter after our meal, he brought our check.

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DavidB
Key West
3 reviews
Dined on April 19, 2021
Overall3food4service1ambience4

My overview of our special night celebrating a birthday would have been better if our server paid ANY attention to us at all. The person calling us to confirm the reservation, said "and I understand someone is celebrating a birthday". We no sooner sat down and he popped over for our drink order. Never introduced himself...we told him we needed to see what was available on the menu. We then waited approx. 8 minutes while he stopped by the table next to us and gossiped with 2 local women. I should have seeked out the mgr. at this point. Took our drink order but never told us the wine we chose could have been ordered as a bottle (later overheard this from another waiter). Never came back to see how our Filet Mignon were prepared (Mine was a little well done for me but luckily the taste was excellent) and if we would have liked another glass of wine. He did come at the end of our meal for that. Next came dessert, no mention of who is celebrating a birthday today?, never asked how the dessert was. Sadly, this made our whole night not the experience we expected, given all the good reviews about the restaurant. A lesson in how to treat your customers is certainly in order for this waiter. Luckily the food was delicious!!

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vipFoodie
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went to brunch on Sunday with friends. The food was delicious and the staff helpful, next time we are going for dinner!!!

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naplesboston
Naples
4 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service always outstanding.

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OpenTable Diner
Nashville
3 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding waiter
Excellent food

FAQs

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

Halyards is rated 4.8 stars by 2085 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.