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Halyards

4.7
1228 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 1228 People Are Saying
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4.7  based on recent ratings
4.7
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4.7
service
4.6
ambience
4.3
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OpenTable Diner (Savannah)
5.0  Dined 3 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 4 days ago

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

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OpenTable Diner 
5.0  Dined 4 days ago

Excellent food along with excellent service!!!

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OpenTable Diner (Charleston)
5.0  Dined 5 days ago

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 5 days ago

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 5 days ago

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 6 days ago

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 
5.0  Dined 6 days ago

Excellent as always, we are loyal and frequent customers

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OpenTable Diner (Charleston)
5.0  Dined on February 10, 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 10, 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 9, 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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RobynT 
5.0  Dined on February 3, 2018

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

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OpenTable Diner 
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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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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