Ember - Saint Simons Island

4.7
291 Reviews
$30 and under
Farm-to-table
Welcome to Ember!

Ember is a locally owned high energy eatery located at 70 retreat village on saint simons island. the menu is written daily. ingredients are sourced from local farmers and fishermen, inspired by wood-fired cooking, and influenced globally via france, italy, to asia and more along with the southeastern united states. the craft beverage program features unique wines, innovative southern brews, and cocktails made with premium spirits, house infused spirits, and the freshest of ingredients. all of this is served in a fun and contemporary atmosphere at achievable prices. dress is smart casual. georgia trend magazine silver spoon award ..."fun, yet ambitious contemporary." enjoy live music every weekend at our Mas lounge where our full dinner menu is available.
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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 291 people are saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
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4.6
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4.5
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4.5
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98% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was perfect. The restaurant is beautiful but the first thing I noticed was the beautiful bar counter. I loved the entire vibe. Our waitress was attentive and the food was excellent. The peanut butter pie was exquisite. A perfect evening.

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GordonM
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service was excellent. Never felt rushed and have nothing but complements.

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BradN
Jacksonville
3 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food! We are from out of town. We went two years ago and had a very pleasant experience last time. We remembered it so fondly that we were hoping we weren’t exaggerating it in our heads. We had three apps and two entrees and Ember delivered! Best meal we had in our stay at Sea Island! Highly recommend.

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OpenTable Diner
Savannah
1 review
Dined on May 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good place.for a nice evening..

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GeorgeG
Savannah
5 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As it always is, super. One of our favorites here on St. Simons Island. Great food, great service. We took friends there that had not been there and they loved it.

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AudreyC
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was the first time I've ever been there and we will certainly be back. By far the best place to eat on the island!

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LeslieG
Savannah
4 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

we enjoyed a delicious dinner with dear friends. Easy to catch up and service was excellent.

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vipSusieQ
New York Area
51 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We really our enjoyed our dinner here. The Caesar salad was delicious and the meatzilla
flatbread was too. They make an excellent martini as well. We will be returning soon.

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OpenTable Diner
St. Louis
3 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Food was exceptional! The beet salad, crispy Brussels sprouts, scallops are amazing.
You must try Ember!

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OpenTable Diner
St. Louis
3 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2021
Overall4food5service2ambience3

We were not checked on after we placed our order. Food was exceptional but felt ignored. We wanted another drink but no one asked how we were doing.

Perhaps they were short staffed that evening. I will say the food was by far the best we’ve eaten while visiting this area.

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LintonW
Savannah
9 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Loved the food! Wish they had a few more choices of medium priced Cabernet wines. Great atmosphere. Can't wait to come back!!!!

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Chris
Atlanta
14 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great service and great food. Our favorite spot on the island.

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VidaG
New Orleans
10 reviews
Dined on April 19, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience1

This menu had great potential but everything was over cooked. Lighting was terrible and they seemed to be having some kind of quiz night so it was loud.

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Barb
Chicago
21 reviews
Dined on April 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We ate here twice while vacationing in the area. Food was delicious. I had the main dish scallops with risotto the first time. When we returned the second time we tried their flat bread/pizzas and grilled romaine Caesar. All delicious. Trivia night on Monday's was a fun addition to our evening.

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CamillaW
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Eat here can’t go wrong with food. Music was nice enjoyed the happy birthday part

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
3 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great appetizers and pizza! Service was fast and friendly!

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OpenTable Diner
Tampa
1 review
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall2food5service1ambience3

we had a reservation for 8:00 and waited for 30 minutes to receive a table. the hostess seated walk ins before us despite knowing we were waiting for a reservation. the food was very good, but the service was horrible.

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vipKatc
New England
22 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious!

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vipHollmark
Tallahassee
49 reviews
Dined on April 15, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Started with the scampi , so delicious served in a cast-iron serving container yummy garlic butter capers, so good , grilled Caesar salad delicious as well as short rib , so tender he’s still talking about how good it was 3 days later !

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vipDowright42
Atlanta
50 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service attentive & friendly. Safe distance in table seating. Gimlet had nice flavor & not overpowering. Shared baked brie & eggrolls for apps, firebreaks & short ribs for main, fried pound cake for dessert. All good!

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ThorntonW
Savannah
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The drinks, dood and service were excellent and I thoroughly enjoyed it!

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DanB
Greensboro
8 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience1

Ember has a creative menu and the foods we had were well prepared and hot at the table. Their farm to table efforts looked good and the food was tasty. We enjoyed it and would return. There was not much social distancing and people were rather packed into the main dining area.

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Barb
Chicago
21 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and very good food. I had the Scallop and risotto dinner and my husband had the shrimp dinner. We plan to go back before we leave St Simon Island.

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MichelleD
Jacksonville
6 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous Food and Service. I would highly recommend!

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MichelleZ
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food - great atmosphere. Tables well separated

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vipJeffC
Charleston
17 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Fun place with great flatbread

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They were booked so we made a 6:00 reservation. We arrived to discover happy hour unto 6:30 so we both had $3.50 cocktails that were good! We had our meal with the house Pinot Nour that was also good. So recommend you book during Happy Hour for drinks then happy to splurge on the entree

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vipCarolJ
New Mexico
36 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2021
Overall2food5service1ambience3

We chose this restaurant because it had a nice menu. And the food did not disappoint. Delicious beet salad, scallops, fire bread! However, the waiter was terrible. He only checked on us during the appetizer course and did not come back until after we had finished the main course. We both wanted another glass of wine and additional utensils but could never catch his attention. The restaurant was busy and they appeared to be short staffed but he could have at least acknowledged the lack of his attention and apologized. No matter how good the food is, quality service is so important.

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MarkT
Western NC
2 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience! Unique menu offering. Cool electric decor.

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OpenTable Diner
Savannah
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food !! Service was fantastic!

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briankor
Savannah
4 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best place on St. Simons Island. Hallard's would be my second choice. The Sea Grill has gone tourist. Expensive but lost its value.

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vipsnoodles
Savannah
22 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love Embers! Such nice service personnel and great ambiance. An island treasure!

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OpenTable Diner
Indiana
3 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing! If you are on Saint Simons you must go here!

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JohnB
Savannah
1 review
Dined on March 31, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great food and drink. Inflective atmosphere. Service was mediocre though as another service person had to take my drink order twice when the initial service person was MIA.

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TracieC
Savannah
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Ember is an awesome restaurant. The menu is very creative with quality, fresh ingredients.

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vipninacarp
Louisville
46 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We found this place by accident while on a grocery run. Food, ambiance, service were all excellent.

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vipMarj
Pittsburgh
18 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience2

We went on a night where they had trivia. We didn't know it when we made the reservation. I'm sure if you're going for the trivia it is fun, but otherwise the questions over the microphone and the noise was annoying.

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vipBillW
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. I had the scallops and my wife had the short rib. We also had the home made bread and brie. Everything was great.

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MarkH
Savannah
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our first time at Ember was a great experience. Exceptionally friendly and helpful server. Good variety to choose from and a wide range of prices. We would highly recommend.

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dai1pa
Philadelphia
15 reviews
Dined on March 25, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Excellent service. Food variable from good to outstanding. Scallops maybe the best ever

FAQs

Ember - Saint Simons Island offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (912) 434-9384.

Ember - Saint Simons Island is rated 4.7 stars by 291 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.