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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

4.6

service

4.7

ambience

4.6

value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

97% would recommend it to a friend

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Romantic (12)
Fit for Foodies (10)
Pre/post Theatre (10)
Authentic (9)
Quiet Conversation (9)
Business Meals (8)
Casual (7)
Cozy (7)
Healthy (7)
Vibrant Bar Scene (7)
Fun (6)
Good for Groups (4)
Handcrafted Cocktails (4)
Comfort Food (3)
Happy Hour (3)
Hot Spot (3)
Great for Lunch (3)
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Disabled Access (2)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Late-night Find (2)
Organic (2)
People Watching (2)
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Great Beer (1)
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 (Savannah)·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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 (Savannah)·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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·Dined 5 days ago

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

Tags: Happy Hour
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 (Tampa)·Dined 5 days ago

Excellent food along with excellent service!!!

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 (Charleston)·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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 (Houston)·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!

Tags: Notable Wine List, Authentic, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·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.

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Tasting Menu, Authentic, Worth the Drive
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 (Washington DC)·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.

Tags: Notable Wine List
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 (Atlanta)·Dined 6 days ago

Excellent as always, we are loyal and frequent customers

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 (Charleston)·Dined on February 9, 2018

Fresh seafood always prepared well have enjoyed our multiple dining experiences

Tags: Worth the Drive
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on February 9, 2018

Wonderful first time experience! Terrific food

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 (Cleveland)·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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 (Savannah)·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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 (Jacksonville)·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.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion
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 (Western NC)·Dined on February 3, 2018

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

Tags: Good for Groups, Healthy, Authentic
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 (Atlanta)·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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 (Atlanta)·Dined on February 3, 2018

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

Tags: Fun, Local Ingredients, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 1, 2018

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

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Anniversaries, Vibrant Bar Scene, Healthy, Local Ingredients, People Watching
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 24, 2018

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

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Gluten Free Options, Cozy, Special Occasion
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 (Savannah)·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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 (Charleston)·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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 (London)·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.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation
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 (Atlanta)·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.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Bar Seating
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 (Atlanta)·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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 (Savannah)·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.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Savannah)·Dined on December 28, 2017

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

Tags: Local Ingredients, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on December 23, 2017

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

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem, Casual
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 (Denver)·Dined on December 19, 2017

Food preparation etc was excellent. Really really good.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 18, 2017

Food is creative yet simple. It’s fresh perfectly seasoned and delicious. The fish is incredible. Cooked to perfection accompanied with shaved Brussel Sprouts and Parmesan with a nut I can’t place. Service was attentive not rushed.

Menu is incredible. I eat here multiple times every time I visit. Great job George and Dave et. al.

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 (Savannah)·Dined on December 16, 2017

Great food and service was outstanding.

We have been many times and will continue. Great beet salad!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation
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 (Houston)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Thanks for a special evening! Carol was a great server!

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 7, 2017

We had a lovely dinner at Halyards. The food was delicious and the service was great. The ambience was also very nice. We started with the mussels and they were delicious. Our entrees were freshly caught fish done very nicely. Definitely worth visiting.

Tags: Good for Groups, Business Meals, Healthy, Local Ingredients
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 5, 2017

Food and service was excellent. Grouper a bit overdone but everything else was terrific

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 (Savannah)·Dined on December 4, 2017

They always go above and beyond to make sure our dining experience and it’s nothing less than outstanding!

Tags: Local Ingredients, Worth the Drive, Disabled Access, Comfort Food, Vibrant Bar Scene, Authentic, Late-night Find, Vegan, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Birthdays, Fun, Hot Spot, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Bar Seating, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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 (Orlando)·Dined on November 29, 2017

First time there and the food was great! Our server was excellent..

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 (San Diego)·Dined on November 22, 2017

We had a group of 16 family members. All enjoyed the experience and meal.

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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on November 22, 2017

I gave Halyards one star after rating all categories high. The reason for this was an interaction we had with the General Manager of the restaurant. Our party of three arrived for Halyard's happy hour, advertised from five until six pm. We ordered a drink at the bar at the happy hour prices. The bartender, Ricky, was outstanding. Great mixologist and conversationalist. We were seated in the dining room at 5:30 pm. We had a great waiter named Al. He asked if we would like another round of drinks. He stated that we could still get happy hour prices at the bar. I ordered at the bar and the bartender proceeded to fill our order. At this point, the general manager intervened and angrily stated that happy hour prices were for the bar only. This was contrary to what our waiter had told us. The general manager then proceeded to dress down the waiter and bartender in front of me and the guests at the bar. I told the manager that I would be happy to pay full price but he continued to embarrass me, the waiter and the bartender. Where I come from, happy hour pricing extends to the restaurant in general. Those that don't extend that offer clearly state that happy hour pricing only applies in the bar area. Halyards has no such policy stated anywhere. The waiter and bartender apparently didn't know the supposed policy either. I consider the general manager's handling of this situation as being unprofessional and uncalled for. A correct approach would be to speak to the staff privately and not berate them in public. He also made me feel as if I were trying to 'cheat' the establishment. I hope the owner, Mr. Dave S. reads this and has a discussion with his manager. Other than this bad experience, the food was excellent as was the service. I tipped the waiter 30% as I felt badly he had to endure that kind of treatment from a manager. Minimally, the establishment needs to define what their 'happy hour' rules mean. Our 'happy hour' wasn't all that 'happy'.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Bar Seating, Authentic, Happy Hour
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 (Savannah)·Dined on November 18, 2017

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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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on November 10, 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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