Halyards

4.8
1891 Reviews
$30 and under
Seafood
Halyards on St. Simons has been redefining Island Cuisine for 20 popular years. The Island's unrivaled see-and-be-seen dinner spot for locals who know and for coastal visitors who have heard that the locally sourced seafood, will make your and evening. 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 are pleased, Dave roams the front of the house for comments when he is not out fishing for your dinner.

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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 1891 people are saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
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4.8
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97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipHill
Atlanta
15 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Day after thanksgiving- on vaca

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JackH
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service, all Covers d precautions observed. Overall a terrific dining experience.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and excellent service

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vipalanm
Atlanta
210 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience3

actually the smaller halyards menu is not nearly as good as the old one; breakfast there is actually the best anywhere but alas without Ellen next door we are hard pressed to go to either restaurant. just the worst to have Ellen not there!

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful!

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AllanC
Savannah
4 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food dnd service were excellent. The crab bisque and the soy lime butter (on the filet)at so delicious.

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vipDelicious
Jacksonville
75 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very good experience. Halyards is consistently among the best dining options on the Island.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first time at Halyards and it was spectacular. Highly recommended and we will certainly go back often.

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meredith20
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love coming to halyards!! The service was great, our server was very knowledgeable about the menu and very helpful with her suggestions. I can’t remember her name unfortunately but everything was amazing!

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Francie
Jacksonville
6 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Food was great

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vipHappyTraveler
Atlanta
34 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Truly 5star Excellent food and service. Flavors and portions outstanding. A nice variety so not just seafood options. The string of the food on the plate looked like a magazine cover. A broad wine list is offered and the specialty cocktails were incredible. Our only let down was the way they have the restaurant arranged for Covid. We were against the wall as a 2 top set between exit and entry doors to kitchen. So the whole evening was like watching traffic. A more thoughtful table arrangement ( move the big unused table in the middle) would have created a more romantic and intimate dining experience. The current arrangement felt more like the kids table. We appreciate that restaurants are doing all they can and perhaps this suggestion will help them rethink the dining room layout. Long benches on the wall are starting at us. We felt very exposed. This price meal$$$ should still be able to offer something more. And we had reservations for several days ahead.

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OpenTable Diner
Savannah
6 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Great food! Great fun! Will be back soon!

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vipRalphI
Atlanta
11 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was great and so was the service. The bartenders do a great job!!

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maryt
Atlanta
16 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service were amazing. The grilled octopus was incredible as were both our entrees.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Atlanta
15 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We appreciated the precautions taken for the corona virus, from the temp readings prior to entry to the QR code menu to the sanitizer on the tables. The BTG wine offerings were limited but good and they made a mock tail for my pregnant wife. We had the crab soup which was very good and my pork chop was delicious as well. We’d return if in the area.

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KerryR
Savannah
4 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Always an enjoyable meal. We ordered the salmon and shrimp & grits as well as the calamari appetizer. All was great!

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RXmcg
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding evening and the food was excellent. Will definitely be back.

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wake1973
Jacksonville
17 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An awesome experience!

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Regina
Jacksonville
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our reservation was in the bar area. We had amazing service from the bartender. The food was excellent.

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ChristinaH
Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Good food great desserts

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vipCcprince
Nashville
29 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is our favorite restaurant on the island to bring friends and for us to revisit. It’s always wonderful food and a great experience.

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vipALS1939
Atlanta
71 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

This is the sister restaurant to Tramici, that shares the space.

We ate outside and eventually had the heaters put on.

Have the Osso Boco, best I have ever eaten, including 5 star all over world restaurants,

A must restaurant in the St Simons/ Cloisters area. The Mousse dessert is to die for

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TrishaA
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food, as always, was amazing. I love that you can reserve outdoor seating

Halyards
Responded on November 6, 2020

Hi TrishaA, Thank you for dining with us and leaving a great review of your experience. I will be sure to pass on your kind words to the entire team. We hope to have you back with us very soon. Cheers! Thomas Roberts General Manager / Sommelier

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vipPapcakes
Charleston
5 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience1

Food and service was fine. The outdoor table was dark, and not in a good location, limiting our ability to enjoy the meal.

Halyards
Responded on November 6, 2020

Hello Papcakes, Thank you for dining with us and letting us know about your experience. I am sorry the lighting detoured from your enjoyment. The outdoor dining space has become very popular and we are currently working on additional lighting to create a more desirable ambiance. Again, thank you for your feedback and we hope that you will be back with us very soon. Cheers! Thomas Roberts General Manager / Sommelier

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JeremyC
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding dinner and excellent service. Great experience.

Halyards
Responded on November 6, 2020

Hi JeremyC, Thank you for dining with us and leaving a great review of your experience. We hope to have you back with us very soon. Cheers! Thomas Roberts General Manager / Sommelier

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EJK1
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

We ate outside and it was quiet. Felt damp, but food and service were excellent.

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vipSSICouple
Savannah
59 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thanks again for a wonderful dining experience.

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anned
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

By far one of our favorite island restaurants-always top notch!

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WesleyS
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place overall - excellent service and food. Ambience was soothing and very relaxin.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary

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Lorrie
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Amazing grouper with risotto. Have been dining here every year for 15 years on our drives from the Northeast to Florida. Outdoor patio was good given the virus precautions. Friendly service!

Halyards
Responded on October 24, 2020

Hi Lorrie, Thank you for leaving a great review of your most recent visit with us. We are blessed to have built relationships with so many of our long time patrons. Thank you for allowing us to serve you for so many years and we look forward to many more. Cheers and best wishes, Thomas Roberts General Manager / Sommelier

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TobyC
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had the 8 oz Fillets and they were cooked perfect and tasted great! Followed up with the Creme Brûlée for desert and loved it! Will be coming back!

Halyards
Responded on October 24, 2020

Hi TobyC, Thank you so much for your nice comment about your dinner with us. I will be sure to pass on your kind words to Chef and the culinary team. We hope to have you back with us very soon! Best wishes, Thomas Roberts General Manager / Sommelier

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vipMonica
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good as always

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
10 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We celebrated my parents 50th anniversary and had a fantastic dinner. Our server was great and all the food was delicious.

Halyards
Responded on October 24, 2020

Hello, Thank you for choosing to celebrate with us and leaving a great review of your experience. Wishing your parents all the best on their 50th anniversary! We hope to have you back with us very soon. Cheers! Thomas Roberts General Manager / Sommelier

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Madliz
Naples
9 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal as always. One of our favorites when we’re in the area.

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DanC
New Orleans
7 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was outstanding! The cuisine was exquisite! We enjoyed every aspect of the experience! A nice selection of wines as well!

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Savannahians
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

A must try for any foodies! Delicious calamari starter! The guys had HUGE pork chops which were excellent value for money but left no room for dessert! Lol
My Mother in laws catch of the day (grouper) & my salmon with poblano peppers were absolutely awesome!!

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Papa
Savannah
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Food and service were great but the noise outside was distracting

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OpenTable Diner
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Never disappoints! Always look forward to dining here whenever we are visiting. If you like me are a foodie, and love value, this one hits the mark in all areas.

FAQs

Halyards offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (912) 638-9100.

Halyards is rated 4.8 stars by 1891 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.