Halyards

4.8
2048 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.

Support Halyards during COVID-19

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 2048 people are saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
4.8
food
4.8
service
4.7
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4.6
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98% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipFoodie
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
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
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service always outstanding.

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OpenTable Diner
Nashville
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding waiter
Excellent food

LH
LoraineH
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were a party of four. Everyone ordered a different menu item. Everyone had an outstanding meal.

MJ
MichaelJ
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Best restaurant on island. Grouper dinner is great.

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Bine
New England
12 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food3service5ambience3

It was a fun dinner out during our visit in Saint Simon ; the food was good and the service was excellent! Very noisy since a big golf tournament group of men were celebrating

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JenniferO
New England
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fabulous birthday dinner for four. Food and drinks were wonderful!

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DeeD
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice restaurant. Food and service were fabulous. Very noisy.

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LesleyF
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

This was our first visit to Halyards ... the food was AMAZING!! We had a very private spot to eat (the hubby and I) and that was very enjoyable! It was pretty quiet because we were there pretty late but not too quiet if you know what I mean. I had a salmon dish and my hubby had the pork chop - we were both very pleased!!

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vipCT19
Jacksonville
4 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and delicious food!

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vipBigchuck
Raleigh
24 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice quiet dinner outside on covered patio area.
Food was great and we had an excellent bottle of wine.

CC
ClintCPA
Savannah
2 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always exceptional food and service. A must visit when on the island.

MS
MegS
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We sat outside and the food & service was great.

JS
JeffS
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on April 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our favorite Resturant on the Island. Food and service is always excellent.

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gacoop
Savannah
2 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We celebrated 2 birthdays and had a wonderful time. All were very pleased with their entrees and adult beverages . My first time back since last March!! Yes!!!!

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MerlynS
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A very nice Easter Brunch. The staff was friendly and prompt in attending to us.

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vipmarthab
Savannah
4 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Halyards never disappoints and the brunch is amazing!

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vipRandy
Jacksonville
11 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Halyard's is a local treasure--excellent food and service in a warm, fun environment.

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WesJ
Savannah
4 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This was our the first time for breakfast. The food was great and as always the service was exceptional. I would recommend this restaurant for both both breakfast and dinner

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RockyS
Atlanta
6 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Many diners so a little loud but the food and the service were great! This was our first time there and we will be back!

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vipBrink
Jacksonville
60 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another great time at Halyards. Food and service were superb, as usual.

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OpenTable Diner
Savannah
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Pre-Easter meal with family.

EK
EllaK
Savannah
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Blueberry biscuits were to die for! Grits were off the chart amazing!

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vipRickH
Cincinnati
91 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal and service. Wine list was amazing and our server helped to pick the perfect bottle to match our meals. Food was excellent and the restaurant is very comfortable inside.

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vipWalstib
Western NC
33 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food, ambience and service was top-notch.

DE
vipDESG
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Special thanks to Thomas for suggesting the PERFECT wine.
We love Halyards.

JB
JohnB
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience3

Food was overpriced and not of great quality. For a purportedly fine restaurant it seemed farcical to have to pay for bread. We ordered mussels and all three of us thought they tasted funky. We only ate 3 of the dozen and when we told them they weren't good, they didn't appear to be concerned... didn't offer something else or adjust the bill. Advice...go elsewhere.

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vipBuddy
Orlando
13 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Been eating there since the beginning. Can’t recall a better meal there. Great job Chef. And our server was perfect.

BJ
BJJR
New Orleans
5 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was absolutely wonderful. The service was attentive and friendly. We ordered shrimp & grits, pancakes and eggs benedict. Everything tasted great. Highly recommend this place for breakfast. We will definitely go back when in the area again.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Every course was made prepared with care and creativity. Had a great meal and a great time.

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Foodie1960
Houston
5 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall3food5service4ambience4

The restaurant was having some behind the scenes problems with the hostess announcing no one else would be seated until the kitchen caught up. But when they did the food was outstanding. Best biscuits and gravy I have had in a long time. Perfectly poached eggs and a nicely dressed salad of local greens. Perfection after a very unwelcoming start

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall1food2service3ambience2

Had reservations at 11:45 via Open Table and a phone confirmation. Arrived on time. Told their was a catering event for 25 and kitchen was backed up. Appeared to not acknowledge our reservation. Waited almost an hour and a half for eggs and pancakes. Will not be going back any time soon.

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vipMamaS3
Atlanta
12 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Our reservation was at 11:30am and we were seated immediately ~ our lunch took an hour to arrive. I understand full capacity, there needed to be more servers. A very large party took up alot of time around us outside and you could see several 4-top tables very frustrated and disappointed with the extra long time to attend to us...

OT
OpenTable Diner
Savannah
1 review
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great breakfast!

EM
ElizabethM
1 review
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for breakfast on Sunday morning. We were seated right on time. The service was great. The shrimp and grits were amazing -- probably the best grits I've ever had.

KM
KennethM
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall3food5service3ambience5

When I made the reservation on open table I added a comment that it was my wife's birthday and to sing happy birthday. I followed up to them with a phone call and they said no problem with putting a candle in the dessert and singing. I pre-ordered a chocolate mousse. When we checked in the hostess said happy birthday to my wife before we got seated. However, they did not follow through when we ordered dessert. I did not penalize the waitress and still left a 15% tip however I was disappointed. I did not bring it up since it was supposed to be a surprise.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Carol is a great waitress. Catch of the day was striped bass it was super fresh and well prepared. I had shrimp and grits which never disappoints. Ricky the bartender has a great personality and makes excellent cocktails. We missed our buddy Hambo as he was celebrating his anniversary! Happy anniversary to you and your wife. Rudi

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vipRobbinD
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall1food3service1ambience3

It is the second time we have had to go ask for service. The first time was for a dinner service and Saturday’s was for brunch. On Saturday It took 28 minutes from the time we were seated just to receive our drinks. Nearly half of that time was with nothing on the table and no greeting from server. It was a total of an hour and five minutes from being seated, that we were finally served our food. In the meantime, two tables that were seated after us...had already finished, paid and left the building! The food was simply ok. Certainly not worth the poor service.

There was one young man that was not a server in our section that jumped in to assist. Thank goodness he did! Or we still might be there! He did a great job and tried to ease the experience back on track. Unfortunately his co-worker(s) could not keep up with him and he could only do so much without causing the same horrible service to his own tables. We thank him for his efforts. Much appreciated.

We were a party of five. No children, no special dietary restriction. Our seating was 9:30am. And the place was nowhere near even Covid restriction capacity. Approx. 30 people or less including our five.

We would not recommend.

DG
vipDanielG
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Always good and consistent

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vipzgreen25
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Terrific and one of the best furthers I’ve had in YEARS!

FAQs

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

Halyards is rated 4.8 stars by 2048 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.