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Ember - Saint Simons Island, St. Simons Island, GA

Ember - Saint Simons Island

4.7
4.7
761 Reviews
$31 to $50
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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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 20 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Farm-to-table, Steak, Seafood
  • Hours of operation
    Happy Hour Daily 4:30 pm–6:30 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (912) 434-9384
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Owned/operated by
    Women
  • Private party facilities
    We invite you to explore our uniquely ambitious Private Dining options, perfect for any occasion.
  • Private party contact
    Tyler Roberson: (912) 434-9384
  • Neighborhood
    Saint Simons
  • Cross street
    Just off Demere Road. Across from the airport.
  • Parking details
    Plentiful, lighted, easy, no parking fees.
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 761 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Coastal Georgia

    Innovative

  • Glynn County

    Best Overall

  • Glynn County

    Best Food

  • Glynn County

    Best Service

  • Glynn County

    Best Ambiance

  • Glynn County

    Best Value

  • Glynn County

    Good for business meals

  • Glynn County

    Good for groups

  • Glynn County

    Healthy

  • Glynn County

    Hot spot

  • Glynn County

    Neighborhood gem

  • Glynn County

    Good for special occasions

  • Glynn County

    Lively

  • Glynn County

    Most Booked

761 Reviews
  1. ALLISOND

    Baltimore

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    From start to finish this was by far a most delightful dining experience. The presentation and preparation of the food was outstanding. Worth the drive

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  2. GeorgeA

    Indiana

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on April 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent atmosphere, fire grilled pizzas, salads, and desserts are amazing!

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    Coastal Georgia

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 5, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Honestly service was super slow. Took 30 minutes for some to ask us about apps and then even longer for our mains. Food didn’t really taste that great honestly we left disappointed.

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing food and ambience! We tried a little of everything and every dish was amazing!

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  5. BRod2018

    Charleston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Ember is an excellent restaurant! The food, drinks and service were top notch. I would recommend Ember to anyone wanting a wood-fired experience!

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  6. snoodles

    Coastal Georgia

    33 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on April 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always have a great experience at Ember! Wide variety of good selection at various price points. Staff and servers are are consistently pleasant and helpful. One of St Simons jewels!

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  7. PaulL

    Greater Boston

    24 reviews

    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on March 26, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Eclectic menu that delivers. Food, service and vibe are excellent. It is a very cool spot!

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  8. Steakhouse

    Orlando

    25 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on March 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A local store owner recommended Ember. She said to get the flatbread pizza. She was right! Four of us started with the grilled Caesar salad and the crispy Brussel sprouts. Both were perfect apps to split and the Caesar had a great smoky flavor. We each ordered our own flatbread and shared. We ordered Margherita, Green , the boar and the yardbird. The green was a pizza with a salad on top, so wouldn’t recommend ordering as takeout, but it was great eating in the restaurant. The Board had great flavors that mixed together well. The Margherita and yardbird were also excellent. None of us had a favorite. Our waitress Kristen was attentive and a great conversationalist. Highly recommend if you are on St Simons. Really fun atmosphere and a cool bar!

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  9. BillG

    Jacksonville

    16 reviews

    4.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on March 23, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    Food was very good Brie app, pizza and steak. Great use of wood fired pizza oven for Brie and steak. Waiter was frequently hard to find but others jumped in. Interesting fine dining environment on one side and nice pub with darts and pool table on the other. Wish we lived near we’d go back.

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  10. Sissy

    Coastal Georgia

    6 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on March 21, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We’ve always enjoyed Ember but it was really off Thursday night. My flatbread was like a hard cracker, the cheese cooked dry. My friends was burned.

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  11. OpenTable Diner

    Coastal Georgia

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A local recommended Ember. It was the best meal we had during our stay on St Simon! We tried the lollipop lamb appetizer…amazing! All of our entrees were perfection! The pound cake dessert was really good! Our waitress was very attentive and her entree recommendations were spot on. I can not recommend this place enough!

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  12. MaGoo

    Atlanta Metro

    4 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 15, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    Took forever to get a cocktail, even a cup of ice! Server had 2 large parties and handful of 2-4 guest tables….way too much. Other servers do not help each other. Its like they look right thru you

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  13. Stella

    West Virginia

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on March 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Best meal out in a long time. Fantastic food and atmosphere. We loved it and will definitely return.

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  14. RachelB

    Tampa

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on March 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was absolutely worth every Penny! It was delicious, we loved the ambiance, our waiter was excellent. Will definitely be back.

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  15. OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 12, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Hogs and Quilts favorite dish we had. Flatbread is cooked in Woodfire oven and very tasty. Nice atmosphere but no real private tables if you looking for that experience. Interesting menu choices. Good service!

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  16. Csfoodie

    Milwaukee

    92 reviews

    5.0

    92 reviews

    Dined on March 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The wait staff was friendly and helpful. The food is delicious. We had to small plates: Brussels sprouts, absolutely delicious and Cesar salad (warm), a bit odd but tasty. We shared a pizza with chicken and feta, again delicious. Highly recommend this restaurant. It is in a strip mall so hard to find but worth looking for it.

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  17. NeilM

    San Diego

    5 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 7, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Our waitress was great and the food excellent. The atmosphere is dark and depressing

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  18. Lane

    New York City

    51 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    51 reviews

    Dined on March 3, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    Drinks were awful!! No one liked their drinks …. Waitress was so so

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  19. Beaver

    Indiana

    86 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    86 reviews

    Dined on February 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Good menu and excellent service. Firebread (a/k/a pizza) is very good.

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  20. JacquieT

    Atlanta Metro

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent experience from beginning to end. Our table enjoyed the Brie appetizer, Brussel Sprouts, and Olives. Several had the Red Fish, which was some of the best I have ever enjoyed. I hope to return sometime soon.

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  21. RoseLena

    Jacksonville

    78 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    78 reviews

    Dined on February 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    We really had a nice evening. Lamb was great. Our server was so nice. We did not know it was trivia night. Quite an enthusiastic crowd. Very nice

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  22. BillyB

    Coastal Georgia

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 26, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Our appetizers were great, Egg Roll, Brie and Brussel Sprouts. One member of our party got the mac and cheese which was so good also. Flat bread was just so so. Center wasn't crisp like we asked. You couldn't eat it as a slice it was only edible with a knife and fork.

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  23. SSICouple

    Coastal Georgia

    77 reviews

    5.0

    77 reviews

    Dined on February 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a great evening. Great food, great service, we will be back.

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  24. AshleyC

    Atlanta Metro

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great spot in St Simons. Recommend sharing the brussels app – heavy but so delicious.

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  25. OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta Metro

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious food and great service! We enjoyed the wine and the variety of meals! Highly recommend the short rib!

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  26. scotty208

    Pinehurst

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 23, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    I wouldn't expect to find such a wonderful dining experience tucked away in a strip mall. Service and food were great. They have a rotating menu that utilizes local produce and meat. Service was prompt, informative and helpful in providing suggestions. We'll definitely return. The only negative was when I saw the pizza cookers eating behind the bar in front of the customers. Not saying they shouldn't eat but maybe out of sight of the customer and not while they are cooking.

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  27. Daisy

    Coastal Georgia

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Best Greek salad ever. Our server knowledgeable and inviting ambiance

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  28. Stareagle

    Charleston

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent everything!!! Best in a while for sure!!

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  29. Ladypilot

    Atlanta Metro

    61 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    61 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food and service are always excellent at Ember. Lovely atmosphere and quiet enough to carry on a conversation. One of my favorite restaurants in St. Simons Island!

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  30. JanieL

    Coastal Georgia

    27 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The Yardbird pizza wasn't that great - just not much taste. Won't order that again but was trying "something new" ~ love the lollipops and many other items on your menu!! Ember is always one of our favorite places to dine!!

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  31. MaryC

    Minneapolis

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our first time at Ember and we cannot wait to go back. The food was creative, full of flavor and beautifully presented. Portions are generous. Great staff. Wonderful experience.

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  32. SarahT

    Atlanta Metro

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always a good experience at Ember. Our go to date night.

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  33. AlisonJ

    New York City

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was delicious! Our waitress was excellent. Highly recommend, a real gem!

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  34. RobinS

    Tampa

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on February 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We celebrated Valentine's Day (on February 13) and thoroughly enjoyed our meal and the overall dining experience at Ember. The food was delicious, as always, and the menu offered many tempting options. The staff was very pleasant and efficient, meeting all of our needs, without being too present. We have made this one of our top spots for special events.

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  35. Ariel

    Coastal Georgia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was very good. We ordered a couple entrees and apps off the menu and all of which were very good. My only suggestion would be to order the Pork Chop medium, because it was unfortunately very dry. We told the waiter and they were very nice and they gave us a complimentary dessert. All in all we will definitely be back. The steak was amazing and so was the fish. We highly recommend to everyone!

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  36. snoodles

    Coastal Georgia

    33 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on February 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our table for 6 received excellent service. The noise level was low allowing all us to hear the table’s conversation. Food was delicious and prices very reasonable.

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  37. doubleg

    Atlanta Metro

    70 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    70 reviews

    Dined on February 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Ember was a focal point for our return to St. Simons. We enjoy the varied menu, delicious food, and good service. We were in a bit of a hurry, so we ordered drinks and food at the same time - no issues at all. There was, however, an issue with the short ribs, as there was a LOT of fat in the serving. It was tasty, to be sure. But picking through the fat to find the meat was, to say the least, disconcerting. And a little disappointing. We expect better, here, because they've always delivered better, here. But we'll be back, for sure.

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  38. AshlyM

    Coastal Georgia

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 9, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    Waiter took a long time to come back. Potatoes were an under cooked. Steak was not impressive.

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  39. billjr

    New York City

    29 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on February 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Always a must for the RI golfers who travel to SSL each FEB./March. Great food options and nice portions. Welcoming staff.

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  40. JanieL

    Coastal Georgia

    27 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We love EMBER! It's one of our favorite places to dine.

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FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Ember - Saint Simons Island using the Order Online button. Ember - Saint Simons Island also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (912) 434-9384.

Ember - Saint Simons Island is rated 4.7 stars by 761 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 20 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Ember - Saint Simons Island

70 Retreat Vlg, St. Simons Island, GA 31522

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Just off Demere Road. Across from the airport.
  • Neighborhood
    Saint Simons
  • Hours of operation
    Happy Hour Daily 4:30 pm–6:30 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Farm-to-table, Steak, Seafood
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Parking details
    Plentiful, lighted, easy, no parking fees.
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Owned/operated by
    Women
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (912) 434-9384
  • Private party facilities
    We invite you to explore our uniquely ambitious Private Dining options, perfect for any occasion.
  • Private party contact
    Tyler Roberson: (912) 434-9384
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