Halyards

4.8
1931 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 1931 people are saying
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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
10 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!

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LarryF
Charleston
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Really enjoyed the experience at Halyards. Was a little disappointed in the food. Don't get me wrong it was good but just not great. I was expecting great.

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

Our server Michael was awesome...loved our meal!

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CEve
Jacksonville
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is our go too for special occasions when we make an out of town trip! The food has never disappointed! Yummy!

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vipCarolS
Cincinnati
6 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

We discovered Halyard's breakfast and it was excellent! A couple of our party enjoyed the bottomless mimosas and their bloody mary selections were great.

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OpenTable Diner
Nashville
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding as usual
Best restaurant in the area

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Davidm
Savannah
5 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is my favorite upscale dinning place on the Island. The food is excellent and the service is always outstanding, especially Carroll who we ask for every time we go.

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JoeB
Charlotte
6 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Loved this place. The hostess was super friendly, nice and welcoming. She was able to seat us early. We were in the bar area at at a high top-perfect for us as we normally eat at the bar.

If you can, ask for Dalton as your server. He is funny and knows the menu up and down and made really great suggestions! The appetizers were delicious-we had the Artichoke spinach dip and the tuna tartar!
Main course, My wife had the salmon with street corn and she loved it! I had the double cut pork chop with Pimento Cheese Potato Gratin, Arugula Salad, Pepper Jelly Gastrique... all very, very good. If I had to give one minus, it’s that the pork chop, while extremely flavorful, was under cooked.
I’m not a “sender backer” so I took it home and all the flavors held up with a bit more cook time.

We wrapped up dinner with a apple crisp with butter pecan ice cream. I could have eaten three of them. So good but not overly sweet.

It was our first trip to the Sea Island area but we’ll be sure to head back to Halyards when back in town.

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Nassau
Atlanta
13 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Carol took great care of us, all our orders were perfect. Our salads and soup were terrific. Our entrees of Venison (moist), Tuna Poke, Salmon (Amazing) , and Snapper all were incredible. Very nice wine options. Desserts were also “best of all time” with Creme Brule and Apple cobbler. Have not had a nicer meal or attentive service on SSI in recent memory. We can’t wait to return!

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vipChris
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great brunch! Lovely staff! Highly recommend this restaurant! :)

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vipMaryW
Charleston
14 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

I had the salmon my husband the steak, both were beautifully presented and tasted amazing. We sat at a high top in the bar, loved it.

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maryt
Atlanta
17 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I have dined with Halyards before and have enjoyed it every time. We wanted a quiet early dinner as we were both tired from the drive down that day. The waiter knew I had Gluten issues and made recommendations that led me to having the crab bisque which I would have never ordered because I would have thought it was started with a flour roux. So glad I had it, it was amazing! My husband had the wedge as his appetizer and he thoroughly enjoyed it s well. I ordered the scallops over creamy polenta with crispy pork belly. It was incredible. My husband had the black grouper special and was equally delighted with his selection. We opted to decline dessert as we’d had a lot of sweet during the Christmas holiday.
I can’t say enough good things about the food and service!

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Dcoop
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent dinner. Attentive caring staff. Food was terrific.

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TGrisham88
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food as always. Pork chop was incredible. My wife ordered an Asian pasta dish which was equally impressive.

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Lffreeman
Kansas City
32 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was a great restaurant! A very good variety of dishes. I had a shrimp & beef vegetable noodle bowl that was awesome. My husband had the cobia special and loved it.
I highly recommend their wedge salad with garganzola dressing! Best wedge ever! And shareable.
Will definitely go back!

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great server and one of the best dishes I’ve had in a long time.

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AllanC
Savannah
7 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great, as usual.

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WesJ
Savannah
2 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Shrimp and grits are the best I have had. The service is always excellent.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ordered the 8 oz Filet. Was seasoned and cooked to perfection. Service was great and everyone was friendly and helpful. It was my first time eating here, but will definitely be one of my go to restaurants when I’m in the area.

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jimmyG
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding.

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Sunbeam1
Savannah
1 review
Dined on December 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and relaxing, delicious meal. Thanks again!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Service was great. Food is always a little under seasoned for my taste. Nice you can get Caymus by the glass though.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent as always!

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vipMollieT
Acapulco
5 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best food and service on Saint Simons. The service is excellent. Our server made great drink and menu suggestions. The perfect evening in Georgia!

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vipTutelaJoe
Atlanta
7 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tremendous food, and a beautiful night out, very comfortable and delicious!!

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ShannonT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious !!!!

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was phenomenal! We will always eat at Halyards while in St. Simons.

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Ruth
Savannah
9 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Spectacular

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vipCbw1
Atlanta
9 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service from Charles. Coming back for our office holiday dinner next week & requested Charles
Halyards never disappoints

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very calm and quiet atmosphere

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent as always

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Preston
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

The salmon was good but i should have got something else. Great atmosphere with great appetizers.

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MichelleH
Baltimore
5 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Gina was the absolute best with service! We had a great time and a wonderful celebration for my Husband’s 50th!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Tampa
7 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrating our birthdays- dinner excellent and so was service. Had eaten here before and glad we returned. I had a double cut pork chop that was so tender you didn’t need a knife. Hostess mentioned birthdays , a little surprised no one else did but not a big deal. Will return anytime we are in St. Simon’s

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vipleslie
Atlanta
15 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our first visit. Sunday brunch was delicious. Might be the best avocado toast I’ve had. The sprouts from waycross GA were bursting with flavor. JJ was an excellent server. Very informative, attentive and friendly.

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lorif
1 review
Dined on November 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved breakfast at Halyards! Everything was phenomenal!!!

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vipHill
Atlanta
15 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Day after thanksgiving- on vaca

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JackH
Savannah
5 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service, all Covers d precautions observed. Overall a terrific dining experience.

FAQs

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

Halyards is rated 4.8 stars by 1931 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.