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The Nest, St. Simons Island, GA

The Nest

4.8
4.8
77 Reviews
$30 and under
American
The spot to begin, spend, or end your night at. Tapas and wine heavy with entrees & a full bar.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 14 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    American
  • Hours of operation
    Mon–Sat 4:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (912) 268-2758
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Executive chef
    Sunny Saltzman

What 77 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.9Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.7Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Coastal Georgia

    Best Overall

  • Coastal Georgia

    Best Food

  • Coastal Georgia

    Best Service

  • Coastal Georgia

    Best Ambiance

  • Coastal Georgia

    Best Value

  • Coastal Georgia

    Innovative

  • Coastal Georgia

    Neighborhood gem

  • Coastal Georgia

    Great for fine wines

  • Coastal Georgia

    American

  • Glynn County

    Best Overall

  • Glynn County

    Best Food

  • Glynn County

    Best Service

  • Glynn County

    Best Ambiance

  • Glynn County

    Best Value

  • Glynn County

    Healthy

  • Glynn County

    Neighborhood gem

  • Glynn County

    Great for outdoor dining

  • Glynn County

    Lively

  • Glynn County

    Most Booked

77 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Coastal Georgia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great tapas experience. The restaurant is set up like a little library with a bar. Great food and service. We’ve been before and will keep going back.

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta Metro

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    This menu was new to us! Server was very helpful! Everything was delicious! We will definitely return.

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  3. Geerot

    Atlanta Metro

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Outstanding unique food and drinks. Super cute inside and great outdoor seating too.

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  4. DonS

    Coastal Georgia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great experience sitting at the bar!! Only request is to have some lettuce salad on the menu, please. Food great. Wines and cocktails. Great.

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  5. MarianneL

    New York City

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Wonderful food, small plates. Rain our server was top notch. Rain was attentive and knowledgeable about the menu.

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Loved our experience eating at the bar! Hannah, Shelly and “Little Paul” were all so fun to hang out with and Hannah is a superb bartender. The apps and Grouper were perfect. Love that they play albums on the record player! Will definitely be back.

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on April 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always a fantastic night at The Nest. The menu is constantly changing, but they are sure to keep the favorites on there! You cannot go wrong with the Roti & Curry, the chicken skewers, the garlic shrimp, or the fig and pear pizza. The service is wonderful. And I absolutely appreciate that they take reservations and then do not rush you through your stay. I feel welcome to order a plate at a time, savor each dish, and just enjoy the evening. That is a rarity on this busy island!

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta Metro

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had an amazing dining experience at The Nest and will definitely be back! Rain was our server and she didn’t disappoint!! The cocktails and wine selection were on point as was the delicious tapas, entrees and desserts!!

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  9. CBlanch

    Orlando

    89 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    89 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We ordered from a pre set Easter menu and the selection was good. The food was very good and the staff was very friendly and took great care of us. We will be back for sure.

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta Metro

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food and service! Can't wait to go back

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  11. OpenTable Diner

    Coastal Georgia

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 29, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing food, service and atmosphere. Zack is the best!

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  12. OpenTable Diner

    New Mexico

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on March 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Good lord this place was fantastic. I knew going in this was the same owner as Georgia Sea Grill, and that’s one of my favorite restaurants of all time. This place was phenomenal! We ordered 5 different dishes and each one was unique and incredible. The flavors are so well thought out and paired. I’ve already made reservations for when our family comes down during Memorial Day weekend.

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  13. Ace919

    Coastal Georgia

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on March 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The Nest is a small, intimate space with many cool features. There is a real turntable with actual albums setting a great mood. The food is fresh, delicious and they serve plates, out-of-the-box, that I never would have thought of putting together but were outstanding.

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  14. OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta Metro

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on March 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Loved The Nest. This is our 3rd time and it never disappoints. Love the tapas style menu.

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  15. Delicious

    Jacksonville

    80 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    80 reviews

    Dined on March 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    IMO one of only two foodie restaurants on SSI - this cozy gem does a great job offering a variety of shareable dishes along with a few main courses & desserts. They also feature one of the best varieties of quality wine, by the glass or bottle, and great cocktails/liquors. Great decor with a kind of library motif, upscale casual but not pretentious. 2nd visit here and great experiences each visit, keep up the great work!

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  16. ErinS

    Baltimore

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our group had a wonderful dinner last night at The Nest. Our server Rain was professional and friendly and took great care of us with drinks and food. Ambiance was cozy. Every dish we tried we loved ! Thank you for a great dining experience.

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  17. foodie737

    Coastal Georgia

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on March 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Cozy library atmosphere allowing dining at either the bar, indoor or outdoors tables. Wait staff very knowledgeable and courteous. Our tapa food selection was very flavorful and served very hot. The bartender was very friendly and poured a great cocktail. Overall, this is a little gem in the middle of a seaside town whose restaurants are generally a mix of fried seafood and grits. You will not be disappointed.

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  18. OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on March 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very nice experience. We had some first and the labneh was terrific and flavorful.

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  19. OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Loved, especially the trio, catfish, pork bellies, and shrimp!

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  20. OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great place for small bites and for enjoying the sunset from the terrace. The service was quick and our server very friendly.

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  21. OpenTable Diner

    Coastal Georgia

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Linda served us at the bar and she was exceptional! We each had a drink and a tapas and enjoyed the experience. Prices were a little high compared to what we usually pay on the island but we appreciated the different atmosphere and vibe.

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  22. AnnaFHall

    Coastal Georgia

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I just sent this to The Nest email (and I mean it!): Nest Crew- Thank you all for helping make Michael Hall's birthday dinner with friends last night great! Your excellent service, attentive staff and fantastic menu made for a truly special evening with friends. ... And some spectacular leftovers to enjoy today, to boot. Thank you again - Anna Ferguson Hall

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  23. ScottW

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on March 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything was delicious! Quite varied the menu, a special night out kinda place! Waitress was great and funny!

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  24. foodie737

    Coastal Georgia

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on March 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The restaurant is very well appointed for a compact area - the ambiance is delightful inside whether sitting at the cozy bar or a table. Outside dining is also available. The menu is eclectic an offers a variety of interesting dishes in the form of tapas. The wait staff were very attentive and are able to assist with any food concerns you may have. I would highly recommend this restaurant as it is a hidden gem in the small town of St. Simons.

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  25. BobN

    Jacksonville

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The service was excellent. Food options creative and delicious. Enjoyed our meal with good friends.

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  26. JimL

    Charlotte

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on February 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great place for small meal with good wine list and quiet comfortable surroundings. Entree are very good if you likes bit more. Tuna is superb Favorite spot

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  27. Andrew

    Coastal Georgia

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Had an excellent experience at the Nest for our anniversary. The staff were great and the food was even better. Can’t wait to go back again.

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  28. RussM

    Columbus

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We love the Nest! We have been there six times. It’s like a neighborhood restaurant and bar. Great food with daily specials. We have never been disappointed. We often sit at the bar, it’s a fun place to sit, always entertaining and we meet new people there for the first time. We answer questions like “What’s good”? Everything but we really like the ________. and the ____. It’s a must try!!!

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  29. BobN

    Jacksonville

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Management assisted with a gift card. Server was great. Food options fun and interesting...especially the charcuterie board and tapas offering.

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  30. RachelM

    Coastal Georgia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful as always! The food was delicious and the service was great!

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  31. DebbieP

    New York City

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on February 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great experience overall and will definitely add this to our rotation of restaurants on the island. Our server was attentive and made great recommendations on the menu. Great cocktails and loved the music playing from the turntable. Highly recommend!

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  32. TaraL

    Coastal Georgia

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Super easy, knowledable waitresses particularly about the wine and menu! Such a pleasure to go and enjoy excellent service and wonderful atmosphere!

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  33. CourtneyH

    Denver

    21 reviews

    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on February 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful place! 2nd time here, this time with a group. Such a sweet little spot to have dinner and drinks. Love the grazing platter options, small plates and amazing cocktails. Also love Linda behind the bar! Stellar service and friendly staff, another amazing culinary delight from the Georgia Sea Grill mastermind!

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  34. SSICouple

    Coastal Georgia

    77 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    77 reviews

    Dined on February 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The Nest is a wonderful addition to the island dining choices. Thank you for a great experience. We will be back.

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  35. Lake

    Atlanta Metro

    11 reviews

    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Nice addition to SSI and the Village area. Quaint little spot with a relaxing vibe and sounds provided by vinyl. Tasty Tapas arrived all once so be prepared for that.

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  36. Judi

    Coastal Georgia

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely love this (fairly) new spot on our island. Cool atmosphere, excellent variety of music, unique and delicious entrees and share plates and yummy drink selection combine to make The Nest a new favorite. Love the intimate size and that they take reservations. A winner! Zack knows how to do it right!

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  37. OpenTable Diner

    Indiana

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great service. Interesting menu. They say they are tapas sized, but these are large servings.

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  38. Islander

    Charleston

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The Nest is our neighborhood fav for a warm, intimate dining experience. Fabulous food, welcoming staff, and a creative, innovative menu. Can't wait to return! 🌿

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  39. michael

    Atlanta Metro

    35 reviews

    5.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on January 30, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    First time. They now have reservations which is great. Food is excellent. Good wine selection. Staff are friendly and attentive. Parking can be a challenge so be a few minutes early for your reservation. We will become regulars.

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  40. OpenTable Diner

    Coastal Georgia

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Another delightful evening at The Nest. Exceptional food and drink in a warm cozy atmosphere. What Fun!!!

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FAQs

The Nest is rated 4.8 stars by 77 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 14 times today
Google Map for The Nest

511 Ocean Blvd, St. Simons Island, GA 31522-4812

Additional information

  • Neighborhood
    Saint Simons
  • Hours of operation
    Mon–Sat 4:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    American
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Parking details
    None
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Sunny Saltzman
  • Additional
    Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Vegan, Wine
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