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Halyards

4.7
1275 reviews
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$30 and under
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Seafood
Perfect For:
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Local Ingredients
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
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5.0Dined 6 days ago

Excellent food and great service. We had out of town guests from CA and they were very pleased with the dining experience too.

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5.0Dined 7 days ago

Great food and excellent waitress. Service was a little slow because she had another large table keeping her busy, but she was very helpful and knowledgeable. Great wine, wedge salad and filet.

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5.0Dined on April 12, 2018

We went for my husband ‘s birthday and we’re given a quiet booth—one we’ve had for 5-6 years. The service was great and the Rios interesting and delicious.

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4.0Dined on April 11, 2018

Had a very good experience. Good service and good food We will return !

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4.0Dined on April 10, 2018

Always great vibe, food and service.

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5.0Dined on April 10, 2018

Excellent service and delcious food. Would eat there everynight if possible.

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3.0Dined on April 9, 2018

Nice menu. Food was good, but not 4 stars. Extensive wine list. Their sister restaurant Tramici is a better value and better food.

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Great hospitality and loved the food. Great first experience for our week in St. Simons. The warm greeting set the tone for a great experience. Very pretty restaurant. Will be back to eat at the bar when we are down a toddler.

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4.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Everyone was super nice, even brought us a complementary dessert to celebrate our anniversary. Service was great, food was outstanding. The noise level is higher than we expected, so the older you are, the more difficult it is to hear your table’s conversation. We will opt for a booth next time and that will probably solve that issue. Very nice for a special occasion!

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

This is a fine restaurant with reasonable to high prices, creative high quality food, and excellent service.

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5.0Dined on April 6, 2018

No better place on St. Simons to eat. Great value and the food is always excellent. Staff remembered me by name, even though I hadn't been there in months (I live in another town). I always go to Halyard's when I'm in town. The manager worked with me for our group, and the whole evening was PERFECT. All 8 guys were extremely pleased with the experience.

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5.0Dined on April 6, 2018

Halyards is the best restaurant in Glynn Count. We ate there three times last week - each time better than the last. The food is outstanding - pork buns, crab bisque, pot stickers and Tuna tartare apps are all great. The burger, steaks, salmon and soft shell crab entrees were awesome. Go for the specials and save room for dessert!

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5.0Dined on April 5, 2018

Our first visit to St. Simons and we chose Halyards for dinner to celebrate our 50th wedding anniversary. We were impressed with the wine selections, the food (from the calamari to the special dessert). Thank you. Our waiter was one of the most informed and best waiters we have ever had to serve us. Please let him know we found the Indian mint he suggested we grow in our garden!!!

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5.0Dined on April 5, 2018

Halyards is a St. Simon gem with great food and great atmosphere. The service was true traditional Southern charm. The soft shelled crab was a treat with its spicy thai flavor. The seafood was fresh and delicious. Reservations recommended

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3.0Dined on April 5, 2018

The hostess was extremely rude. However, someone must have brought it to her attention because she came to our table and bought our appetizer. She said she was trying to be funny (impossible), and her sarcasm didn’t translate the correct way. The food & service otherwise was

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3.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Waitress, Carol and associates were great, crab bisque and scallops were mediocre. Felt it was overrated for such access to fresh seafood

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Had a wonderful anniversary celebration at Halyards. The food was exquisite - very fresh, creative and delicious. From appetizer to dessert, every course was perfect. One of the best restaurants on the island for foodies.

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Absolutely wonderful experience - will definitely be on the list too visit again on our next stay in Sea Island.

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3.0Dined on March 22, 2018

It was fine. service was slow that night

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5.0Dined on March 21, 2018

There aren’t enough superlatives to say how great the soft shelled crabs were! So much so, we returned the second night for more. Love this place.

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5.0Dined on March 21, 2018

Carole the server was the best!

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3.0Dined on March 18, 2018

Crab bisque was fabulous, drinks were good, the tuna tartare was ok (a little too much chip and not enough tuna). I ordered trigger fish but they were out so I got red snapper, wasn't impressed. My husband loved the ramen noodle bowl (and he is a big food critic). I mentioned in our reservation it was our first year anniversary, I thought they would've done something special for us but they didn't. Overall we had a good experience but I'm not too sure if we'll be back.

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

Food and service was superb. The fried chicken is amazing!

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

Marvelous restaurant with superior food and fabulous service.
I highly recommend to anyone visiting the Golden Isles. It is by far the
most elegant restaurant here.

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5.0Dined on March 16, 2018

Our server was so attentive and made it her goal to make our evening extra special! The scallop appetizer and fresh catch were divine and coupled with the experience made for a brilliant night out!

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5.0Dined on March 14, 2018

Second time I've had the Salmon ... hard to pick another. The Snapper fish special did not fit my taste; even though our guests thought excellent. Feta/olive cuisine is more for my appetizer taste vs dinner choice. The crab bisque my wife had was the best ever ... glad she offered a spoon or two.

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4.0Dined on March 12, 2018

Excellent food and efficient, non-intrusive waitstaff. Very impressed that they took the time to know who got each dish-I hate “auctioning” off the food at the table and they didn’t clear until everyone finished each course. Let us enjoy each course at our pace. Each dish was very fresh and perfectly prepared. Didn’t give 5 stars only because there’s always room for improvement, but we highly recommend!

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4.0Dined on March 12, 2018

Food good, service just OK, sat us where requested...not up to previous visits

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4.0Dined on March 11, 2018

Another really good meal at Halyards! We always enjoy dining out at this local stand-out and often sit at the bar for an impromptu date night -- if we can get 2 stools.

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5.0Dined on March 10, 2018

Fabulous, as always.

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5.0Dined on March 10, 2018

It never disappoints
Always consistently delicious
Excellent staff .... always friendly and attentive

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5.0Dined on March 8, 2018

We had a fabulous time celebrating International Women’s Day!

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5.0Dined on March 8, 2018

Our favorite restaurant on St. Simons! The food is always fresh and delicious.

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5.0Dined on March 4, 2018

Halyards cannot be compared to any restaurant in the area! Outstanding experience!!!

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5.0Dined on March 3, 2018

Halyards never disappoints. The menu offers a wide variety of selections and the food is outstanding. Great place and either #1 or #2 in the Golden Isles.

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5.0Dined on March 3, 2018

My husband and I came to Halyards to celebrate our wedding anniversary and we had a wonderful time. The staff was friendly and took care of our every need, even changing out our alcohol drinks when we tried a new cocktail that we didn't like. Our meals were incredible and the staff prepared a complimentary anniversary dessert for us that was absolutely incredible as well! I had a set back with my credit card being charged more than I signed for and when I called, the problem was resolved promptly. I would highly recommend this restaurant to anyone looking for a romantic atmosphere with a personal touch.

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5.0Dined on March 3, 2018

It was Amazing!!!!

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5.0Dined on March 3, 2018

Excellent food, excellent service, excellent wine in a superior setting with friends.

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4.0Dined on February 27, 2018

Shrimp and grits was excellent! Tuna appetizer was also excellent.

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5.0Dined on February 26, 2018

This was an evening out for my wife and I. We had heard that Halyards was the place to go, and had never experienced this restaurant. We were not disappointed, as the food was terrific and the wine list was good, but a bit expensive. The service was first rate. It was the place to go for a special night out.

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