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Halyards on St. Simons has been redefining Island Cuisine for 16 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 Seared Tuna with a Plum Wine Reduction and the N.Y. Strip with Soy Lime Butter will make your evening. Don't skip the Blue Crab Bisque or the nightly specials including an array of small plates. Every night has happy hour at the 20 seat bar that is full service and first come first served. 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.
Saint Simons, GA 31522
Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Monday - Wednesday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm. Thursday - Saturday: 5:00 pm - 10:00pm. Halyards will open earlier for your special function.
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Halyards is located across the parking lot from Island Cinemas Movie Theater. Park once to have dinner and a movie.
Halyards has an experienced catering crew to meet your needs and surpass your expectations. Our Event Coordinators will organize your event to include delicious food, tasty beverages, rental equipment, tents, locations, service staff, and entertainment if you wish. Whether it be a low country boil on the beach, an intimate dinner for twelve, or a wedding reception with your 250 closest friends, Halyards will create an extraordinary event to remember. Visit halyardscatering.com for more information and menus. (912)638-3158
Available in front of and to the side of Halyards is a secure, large, well lit parking lot. If you would like to drop off your guests at the front door, pull up under our porte-cochere to keep them warm and dry.
Private Party Facilities:
Halyards can arrange for you to buy out the entire restaurant for the entire evening or just a portion of the night.
Private Party Contact:
George Jackson/Dave Snyder: (912) 638-9100
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Corkage Fee, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Halyards Ratings and Reviews
I gave Halyards one star after rating all categories high. The reason for this was an interaction we had with the General Manager of the restaurant. Our party of three arrived for Halyard's happy hour, advertised from five until six pm. We ordered a drink at the bar at the happy hour prices. The bartender, Ricky, was outstanding. Great mixologist and conversationalist. We were seated in the dining room at 5:30 pm. We had a great waiter named Al. He asked if we would like another round of drinks. He stated that we could still get happy hour prices at the bar. I ordered at the bar and the bartender proceeded to fill our order. At this point, the general manager intervened and angrily stated that happy hour prices were for the bar only. This was contrary to what our waiter had told us. The general manager then proceeded to dress down the waiter and bartender in front of me and the guests at the bar. I told the manager that I would be happy to pay full price but he continued to embarrass me, the waiter and the bartender. Where I come from, happy hour pricing extends to the restaurant in general. Those that don't extend that offer clearly state that happy hour pricing only applies in the bar area. Halyards has no such policy stated anywhere. The waiter and bartender apparently didn't know the supposed policy either. I consider the general manager's handling of this situation as being unprofessional and uncalled for. A correct approach would be to speak to the staff privately and not berate them in public. He also made me feel as if I were trying to 'cheat' the establishment. I hope the owner, Mr. Dave S. reads this and has a discussion with his manager. Other than this bad experience, the food was excellent as was the service. I tipped the waiter 30% as I felt badly he had to endure that kind of treatment from a manager. Minimally, the establishment needs to define what their 'happy hour' rules mean. Our 'happy hour' wasn't all that 'happy'.
I asked for a quiet table and was given a booth in the corner. Our server was prompt to appear at our table and provide great cheerful service. Best Caesar salad I’ve had in a while (though they did charge $2 extra for several anchovies). Filet was tender, juicy, and cooked just right. This is certainly one of the premier restaurants on St Simons.
We have lived Halyards since we first came to St Simon. Varanasi was great, just slightly overcooked but great. The salads were fresh and delicious. We had the beet salad and another mixed lettuce blend with apples and candied nuts. For dinner, we has small plates, the mussels and the scallops. Really just yummy
I was recommended this restaurant by a couple of people, so planned a birthday dinner for a girls’ trip to SSI. The food was fair ( except for the escargot appetizer) and the service was terrible! The waitress was very nice, but extremely slow and kept putting us off to place an order for the kitchen, wait on someone else etc. She kept stopping by to apologize for the wait, then would leave again. It seemed as though we didn’t matter. I told the people who suggested this restaurant how unpleasant our experience was and they were surprised.
My husband have dined here annually for the last several summers, as I have an annual legal meeting at the King & Prince during that time. This time we came back to the island for a family get away weekend with our daughters, one of whom will shortly be launching her legal career with the Army's Judge Advocate General ("JAG") Corps. The dinner was wonderful, as expected. Thanks Halyards!
This is usually my favorite restaurant. Sadly, this last time, our waitress was incredibly inattentive, which resulted in a trip to the emergency department due to an allergic reaction to food. Entirely preventable had the waitress just listened when we were speaking.
Without question a gem. The attention to detail, the attention to the special notes in our Open Table reservation and the remarkable, amazing food quality (triggerfish!) made my parents' anniversary unforgettable.
Service was top notch and the GM shot this amazing photo of the table (one of the half round banquettes near the bar.)
Definitely our new Favorite on SSI.
Finer dining restaurant for SSI. The dishes I had were quite good. The "small plate" entrees are sizeable in a good way. The corn base for some of the dishes was a bit heavy. Service was okay-- after saying I needed a bit more time to decide, the server did not come back for a while and it felt like she had forgotten me. But service of food etc... came quite quickly.
Overall an enjoyable meal.
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