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About Halyards

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.

55 Cinema Lane
Saint Simons, GA 31522
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Seafood, American

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.

Cross Street:
Frederica Road

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(912) 638-9100

Website:
http://www.halyardsrestaurant.com/

Entertainment:
Halyards is located across the parking lot from Island Cinemas Movie Theater. Park once to have dinner and a movie.

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

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.

Executive Chef:
Francisco Jimenez

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

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

Halyards Ratings and Reviews

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4.7

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.7

service

4.7

ambience

4.6

value

4.4

Noise

Moderate

97% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (25)
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Good for Anniversaries (19)
Notable Wine List (19)
Local Ingredients (19)
Good for a Date (17)
Good for Birthdays (16)
Neighborhood Gem (15)
Bar Seating (15)
Romantic (13)
Worth the Drive (11)
Business Meals (10)
Good for Groups (10)
Authentic (9)
Quiet Conversation (8)
Casual (7)
Cozy (6)
Fun (6)
Happy Hour (6)
Vibrant Bar Scene (6)
Healthy (5)
Pre/post Theatre (5)
Hot Spot (5)
Disabled Access (4)
Handcrafted Cocktails (4)
Seasonal (4)
Tasting Menu (4)
Comfort Food (3)
Great Beer (3)
Paleo Friendly (3)
Great for Lunch (2)
Great for Outdoor Dining (2)
Tapas (2)
Vegan (2)
Kid-friendly (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Organic (1)
People Watching (1)
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·Dined 5 days ago

We loved our dining experience. The food and service was excellent. We will be back again!!

Tags: Good for Groups, Seasonal, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Casual, Romantic, Great for Outdoor Dining, Cozy, Comfort Food, Quiet Conversation, Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Very disappointed with the food overall. The quality of some of the fish dishes (tuna tartare and mussels) was suspect. The main dish with trigger fish was drenched in a sauce that tasted like kraft singles cheese.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on November 8, 2017

Had the fish (grouper) $30 it was dry and chewy. Wife had salmon that was good. Son had fish also that was good. Suggest you tell waiter how you like your fish cooked.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on November 1, 2017

Overall a great experience, but the Ceasar salad needed to be kicked up a notch, very bland... I️ asked for some lemon which helped but I️ couldn’t taste any garlic at all.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on October 26, 2017

Outstanding restaurant, exceptional quality over and over again

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Bar Seating, Business Meals, Great for Lunch, Pre/post Theatre, Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 24, 2017

Great good, wonderful service. The fried brussel sprouts are beyond delicious!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Great food,drinks and service! Highly highly recommend!

Tags: Great Beer, Romantic, Business Meals, Bar Seating, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Happy Hour, Notable Wine List, Good Vegetarian Options, Organic, Seasonal, Paleo Friendly, Fit for Foodies, Fun, Vegan, Good for Birthdays, Local Ingredients, Tapas, Tasting Menu, Good for Groups, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Cozy, Handcrafted Cocktails, Healthy, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Disabled Access, Authentic
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 (Savannah)·Dined on October 18, 2017

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.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on October 18, 2017

Great service. Casual romantic setting. Outstanding food.

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·Dined on October 14, 2017

Came here with my mother and my husband and had a beautiful and relaxing meal. I ordered the pork buns to start and they were absolutely delicious. The service was great and out server made us feel comfortable and welcomed. Overall wonderful experience

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Romantic
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 (Key West)·Dined on October 13, 2017

Lively atmosphere. Great service. Bar seating very active. Would recommend.

Tags: Special Occasion, Local Ingredients
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 12, 2017

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

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on October 10, 2017

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.

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·Dined on October 7, 2017

Food is good, excellent service good place for reunions

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 5, 2017

Extremely busy due to food festival but waiter was outstanding.

Tags: Good for Groups, Notable Wine List, Handcrafted Cocktails, Casual
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·Dined on October 5, 2017

Great Dinner and Service - Would definately come back

Tags: Casual
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on September 30, 2017

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!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on September 28, 2017

Food was excellent and creative - divine snapper dish, Service very attentive, a bit slow but it was a busy night.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 26, 2017

We were so impressed with Charles great service. The wine was excellent. The menu was fun and creative and very delicious. The yellow beet salad was divine. Totally wonderful experience. Must go to place.

Tags: Authentic, Gluten Free Options, Bar Seating, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients, Healthy, Vegan
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 (Savannah)·Dined on September 8, 2017

Halyards always offers amazing nightly specials. One of my favorite spots to dine on the island. The service is fantastic. You will never go wrong with any choice you make! Be sure to try the escargot and the filet!

Tags: Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Authentic, Special Occasion, Casual, Happy Hour, Hot Spot, Local Ingredients, Romantic, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Business Meals, Vibrant Bar Scene, Fit for Foodies, Healthy, Bar Seating, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 7, 2017

Always good-- for quick dinner or leisurely meal with friends!!

Tags: Local Ingredients
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on September 6, 2017

Great service. Food was absolutey delicious but shrimp and grits a little light on the shrimp and very light on the grits. Attractive restaurant

Tags: Special Occasion, Notable Wine List
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·Dined on September 6, 2017

Delicious meal and very attentive service .
My husband had the most delicious crab bisque he has ever had. We had salmon and it was perfectly prepared. Portions are generous. We hope to return on our next trip to St. Simons Island.

Tags: Cozy, Local Ingredients
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on September 3, 2017

Our second time and it didnt disappoint. Great food and excellent service. Shrimp and grits were best ive ever had.

Tags: Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on September 2, 2017

The food was outstanding!

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 (Savannah)·Dined on September 2, 2017

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.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Hot Spot
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on August 28, 2017

Had a fabulous time at Halyards. The staff are so nice and knowledgeable. I have severe food allergies to shellfish and mushrooms, but the chef was so accommodating. It was so nice to experience dining without worries. Can't wait to go back.

Tags: Paleo Friendly, Worth the Drive, Happy Hour, Cozy, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 26, 2017

We have dined here several times-each has been outstanding .Imaginative preparation and perfect execution of Triggerfish and Pompano fish entrees. Vegetables, often a restaurant afterthought, were also quite good. Highly recommended.

Tags: Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies
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 (Tampa)·Dined on August 26, 2017

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.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Fun, Hot Spot, Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Bar Seating, Notable Wine List
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 26, 2017

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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 (Tampa)·Dined on August 25, 2017

We went there for our anniversary. The food was excellent from start to finish. The dishes incorporated fresh local ingredients and were delicious. Sarah our waitress was very attentive and provided outstanding service. We would highly recommend.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on August 25, 2017

Initially the service was a little slow but picked up. Food is good not great.

Tags: Seasonal, Good for Groups
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 (Savannah)·Dined on August 25, 2017

As usual the food was amazing, the atmosphere beautiful and the wine list was top notch.
It was a friend's birthday but I don't recommend waiting for a special occasion. To miss this delight would be sad indeed.

Tags: Special Occasion, Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Savannah)·Dined on August 24, 2017

Great dinner with happy hour bar time with 1/2 price drinks prior to dining.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Paleo Friendly, Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion, Happy Hour, Tasting Menu
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·Dined on August 23, 2017

Wonderful service and impeccable food! I will be back.

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 (Jacksonville)·Dined on August 19, 2017

As always we had an excellent dinner and friendly service. The wild caught sockeye salmon was served with crawfish and mace choux, showing the creative touch of the Chef who hailed from there. My husband had the hanger steak with a Worcestershire sauce reduction that was delicious too. Makes everyday dining a special occasion

Tags: Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Romantic, Happy Hour, Good for Anniversaries, Bar Seating, Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene
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·Dined on August 19, 2017

Great dinner. Wreck fish was awesome. Thanks Dave and Carol!

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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on August 19, 2017

Everything was great- only negative was hostess attitude and disinterest. After being seated, perfect experience for night out!

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 (Dallas)·Dined on August 16, 2017

Terrific first-time dining experience. FABULOUS fish preparation and great table service. Taking family to Halyards this Saturday.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (Charleston)·Dined on August 15, 2017

I always go to Halyards when I visit SSI. I've never had a bad meal! Always delicious and great service, especially this time. Our server, Carol, was fantastic! Crab bisque is to die for

Tags: Romantic, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays
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