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Halyards

4.7
1231 reviews
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$30 and under
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Seafood
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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.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Seafood, American
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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.
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Phone number
(912) 638-9100
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Francisco Jimenez
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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.
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Private party contact
George Jackson/Dave Snyder: (912) 638-9100
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Catering
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
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Frederica Road
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Parking details
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.
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Entertainment
Halyards is located across the parking lot from Island Cinemas Movie Theater. Park once to have dinner and a movie.
Additional
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
What 1231 People Are Saying
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4.7  based on recent ratings
4.7
food
4.7
service
4.5
ambience
4.3
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97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined 2 days ago

Our favorite dining experience on St Simons Island. Always excellent food and service. Highly recommend to people who enjoy good food.

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined 3 days ago

Food and service Great

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OpenTable Diner (Savannah)
5.0  Dined 6 days ago

Great, great waitress ...Abbie....wonderful service and she couldn’t have been more pleasant. The waiters we have had in the past were always good but the waitresses ...not so much. This was a pleasant surprise.
Food was good too!

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OpenTable Diner (Savannah)
4.0  Dined on February 15, 2018

A reliably good place to dine. Excellent Old Fashions. I love it when they have fried clams.

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pmj2018 
3.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

made rreservation on Opentable-was seated at hightop table right beside the bar--very noisy-customers had to walk beside our table to order drinks/pick up drinks. disappointed

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OpenTable Diner (Tampa)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Excellent food along with excellent service!!!

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OpenTable Diner (Charleston)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

We went to Halyards for Valentines and had one of the best meals we’ve ever had!! We’ve ate at some of the top restaurants there are all over the US and this can compete with any one of them!!! The Scallops with Sweet potatoes purée was amazing!!!

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OpenTable Diner (Houston)
4.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

It was Valentines Day, so there were a few extra tables set to handle the number of guests. Because of the extra guests, it was a little louder than normal, but not an issue. Our server, Jamie, treated us like we were her only table. Great service, great food, and a very nice "datenight" for two that have been married 42 years. Thanks, Halyards, Jamie, and Chef Dave and his staff!

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GaryT (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Halyards was recommended by Debi, from the Grey Owl Inn, as one of three local restaurants on Saint Simons Island. After reviewing the menus of each restaurant, I selected Halyards based on the very discrimenent and select menu provided. The choices off the menu we chose were nothing short of outstanding, prepared perfectly and delicious to our palettes.

The buttermilk fried chicken and the salmon, especially the salmon, was the just one of the highlights of the evening. However, the Chocolate Moouse cake should be illegal.

We will definitely return to Halyards on our next visit to Saint Simons Island.

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Pitcher (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on February 13, 2018

Nice casual elegant restaurant with great food and wine. I had the shrimp and grits which was uniquely served. Crab bisque was excellent. Wife enjoyed the stir fry. Look forward to returning to this restaurant.

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KevinR (Atlanta)
5.0  Dined on February 13, 2018

Excellent as always, we are loyal and frequent customers

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OpenTable Diner (Charleston)
5.0  Dined on February 9, 2018

Fresh seafood always prepared well have enjoyed our multiple dining experiences

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vipOpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on February 9, 2018

Wonderful first time experience! Terrific food

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vipStubabe (Cleveland)
5.0  Dined on February 9, 2018

As always a most satisfying time was had by all. The service at this restaurant is the best. The chef knows how to prepare fish better than anyone around.

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OpenTable Diner (Savannah)
5.0  Dined on February 8, 2018

Halyards never disappoints! I met old and new friends for dinner while at a conference on Sea Island and we had a great dinner. Their wine list is the best on Saint Simons in my opinion and the food was wonderful.

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vipBrink (Jacksonville)
5.0  Dined on February 6, 2018

Met friends for dinner. Was in a booth. Allowed for conversation and friendly, attentive staff was not overly intrusive.
As usual, food was superb.

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OpenTable Diner (Atlanta)
5.0  Dined on February 3, 2018

Emily, the hostess, was excellent! We had to call due to an illness in our party. She took care of us and made us feel welcomed. She greeted us like we were friends when we arrived. The food was delicious. Our server was attentive and knowledgeable. Can’t wait to return on our next visit to the area.

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RobynT (Western NC)
5.0  Dined on February 3, 2018

we love Halyards and go everytime we are on the island?

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OpenTable Diner (Atlanta)
5.0  Dined on February 3, 2018

Friendly, attentive, knowledgeable staff - great food and great bar! Always a joy to see George.

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Jepmd (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on February 1, 2018

Always a treat- from warm welcome to great delicious food!

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vipCHCannondale (Washington DC)
4.0  Dined on January 24, 2018

First time in Halyards with a group. Smoothly accommodated and waited upon. Very pleasant experience.

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OpenTable Diner (Savannah)
2.0  Dined on January 22, 2018

We have ALWAYS enjoyed dining here, however, this occasion was a disappointment. After 18 minutes we finally had to signal a waitress who came over and poured our water, spilling it on the table and held menu. Not acknowledging this, she took our order, said she would return with bread. Our chowder came and she was leaving when we reminded her of the bread. Two of us ordered the dumpling w/ LUMP crabmeat. There was not a smidgen of crabmeat in that dish. The next evening I took my guests to Barbara Jeans and the service, food and price was excellent. Need I say more.

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vipSavannah12 (Charleston)
4.0  Dined on January 20, 2018

A delightful dining experience from start to finish. Very good wine selections by the glass, enjoyed the she-crab soup and our seafood entrees. Plus an excellent dessert to share.

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OpenTable Diner (London)
4.0  Dined on January 18, 2018

Everything worked well. The waiter was attentive, informative and friendly. The menu was excellent with a really good selection that would suit most tastes.
The food was very good, served hot ~ one of the things we find difficult to understand is that many restaurants serve food that is tepid, luke warm and has obviously been waiting for other dishes to be prepared before being served!
A good choice of wine either by the glass or bottle, prices reasonable.
We were not rushed nor were we left waiting.
Very nice evening and will certainly be returning.

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OpenTable Diner (Atlanta)
5.0  Dined on January 12, 2018

Halyard's is one of our favorite places to go while we are on the island. Atmosphere is great. Food and service is always impeccable.

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OpenTable Diner (Atlanta)
5.0  Dined on January 12, 2018

Excellent menu, food preparation and flavors were unique and well done. Attentive staff. A special dinning experience.

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OpenTable Diner (Savannah)
4.0  Dined on January 12, 2018

Please put back fried clams on your menu which you had as a special on occasion. Like a permanent appetizer.

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OpenTable Diner (Savannah)
5.0  Dined on December 28, 2017

The service, food and drinks were excellent. Christin was our server and she was friendly, knowledgeable and very helpful.

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OpenTable Diner (Raleigh)
4.0  Dined on December 23, 2017

Every time we visit Sea Island, we make Halyards our place to eat if not eating at the Cloister

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vipSporasky (Denver)
5.0  Dined on December 19, 2017

Food preparation etc was excellent. Really really good.

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