Halyards

4.8
1968 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 1968 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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JimL
Houston
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed it a lot. Great food - we all enjoyed our meal.

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JimS
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bread pudding French toast was outstanding 😍 right next door to The Inn at sea island

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vipAMoveableFeaster
Atlanta
14 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff was attentive and knowledgeable, the food delicious. We were not rushed and our food came right on time. We had breakfast there the next morning and the staff remembered us.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
7 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall2food3service3ambience1

I called to inquire as to how eating outside would be and was told there were heaters, and it would be fine. Well, when we arrived and went outside it was freezing even with the heater on. The heater was not a substantial one. It was a small one - it looked more like it was just for decoration. I went inside to asked to move inside and was told there was no availability inside. The manager said would come out and move the heater. He did, but it didn’t do any good. We ate quickly, and I left to sit inside to warm up while the bill was paid.

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BradO
Savannah
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very enjoyable breakfast with my daughter on a Saturday

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Stevenson
Savannah
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food, great customer service, love the ambience and large selection for breakfast!! Halyards continues to be one of our favorite restaurants on the island!!

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BryantT
Jacksonville
2 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service and Food outstanding as always. Highly recommended

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MarettC
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday dinner was great.

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vipJanice
Indiana
8 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Nice atmosphere, good service. We enjoyed our experience

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deetravel
San Diego
8 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a very nice dinner here on a Friday night. The food was delicious. We had a good corner seat somewhat distanced from other tables although the place filled up quickly with many tables that had 6 or 8 people. This made us a bit nervous so we finished up and left. The wait service team was friendly and efficient, plus wearing masks. We suggest more spacing out of tables, especially with large groups beyond one or two couples. Otherwise we thought this was a very nice place with good atmosphere. The menu has many great options so we would recommend but perhaps go on week nights when it is not as busy.

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vipmaryt
Atlanta
21 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I were looking for a great meal after a long day. We were fortunate enough that there was a time slot available!
It was late so we shared the crab bisque, then I had the blueberry and goat cheese salad-yum, and my husband had his favorite, the wedge. He enjoyed his as well. We shared the sea bass special and were not disappointed. It was all wonderful accompanied by a bottle of great white wine. Great service as always!

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vipsnoodles
Savannah
18 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrating birthday. Service, ambience and food are exceptional.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Valentine’s Day was fabulous for brunch we sat outside and it was like we had our own private patio!

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OpenTable Diner
Savannah
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and delicious food!

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SCharming
Charleston
4 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Even during a busy Valentine Sunday brunch rush we were given personalized attention by all the staff. As always, the food was outstanding.

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vipbethw
Savannah
11 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful service! Excellent people! Fantastic food! Our favorite restaurant on the island for date night ❤️

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DanaT
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great service. We love coming here for breakfast and we also really love their sister restaurant, Tramici.

Halyards
Responded 6 days ago

Hi DanaT, Thank you so much for dining with us and leaving a great review of your experience. We are all so happy to have the breakfast operation back up and running. I will be sure to pass on your kind words to the entire team. We look forward to having you back with us very soon. Cheers! Thomas Roberts General Manager / Sommelier

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Top notch! Will go back often!

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OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Seriously the best breakfast I’ve had

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KimS
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was wonderful and we would dine here again!

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Easter
4 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Friend’s Birthday celebration. Always a nice experience and consistent good food and service.

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SteveB
Orlando
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I would highly Recommend the Sunday Brunch @and Halyards. Abundant options and terrific quality, make for a Great expirence.

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vipAdesanti
Cleveland
13 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Halyards has an incredible breakfast menu! Food was so yummy! And we sat outside with heaters so it was very comfortable on a cooler Saturday am! Highly recommend!!!

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Kath
Orlando
3 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good atmosphere, good food, good service at Halyard’s!

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vipspringfling
Atlanta
8 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2021
Overall4food4service1ambience4

Food is always great...but at breakfast I had to get up and go find a coffee pot, then get up and go find a cream pitcher.... might not do breakfast again. I do see a real opportunity to improve the avocado toast which would be to put it on sour dough toast rather than on white bread from the grocery store toast....it's my favorite menu item and here it was a miss.
For dinner, Halyards cannot be beat...LaPlancha also....overall I am a big fan.

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cathym
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Casual restaurant but the food was anything but casual. Tuna poke and filet mignon were so delicious.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, food was delicious and service was excellent!

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RandyG
Jacksonville
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our evening couldn't have been better. The wait staff was outstanding and attended to our every need. Every accommodation was made to make our anniversary celebration an evening to remember. We will return.

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on January 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Server Aaron was outstanding. Excellent service food and drink. We will be back!

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Chris
Atlanta
11 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great time. Great local spot with awesome service.

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JessicaD
Denver
1 review
Dined on January 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dined outside, which is covered - perfect since it was raining. Ordered the Oscar Benedict and it was amazing. Easy to have an amazing breakfast and still made my 9am work meeting.

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vipMamaS3
Atlanta
9 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

The hosts were cheerful & welcoming, the food outstanding as always!!! Our service last night just ok...not the typical as with, say, Carol...she’s awesome! This server was not very attentive ~ first time ever...just being honest. Halyards is my FAVORITE!!!!!

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vipJeffH
Washington DC
32 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Carol was great and the food was excellent.

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JMSTWO
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Fried oyster appetizer outstanding, fish sticks very good, mussels hit or miss in freshness and taste, baked halibut overdone and dried out ( it is difficult to screw up this wonderful fish ! ), cocktails and wine very good and logically priced. Attentive and knowledgeable service.
Too uneven for the price.

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WilliamVaz
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place
Pricey
If a tad cheaper I would go every week

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AndrewD
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Server was an awesome guy. Food was outstanding. Drinks were phenomenal

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OpenTable Diner
Western NC
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great food with a friendly staff.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Top Notch - best on St. Simon’s

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Terrific night with over the top service and delicious memorable meals! Everybody enjoyed the dining experience. Top notch wine suggestion, too!

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vipCarole
Atlanta
12 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Awesome new breakfast menu. Loved the avocado toast!

FAQs

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

Halyards is rated 4.8 stars by 1968 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.