10 Best Restaurants In St. Simons Island, Georgia

Lucy Andia

With fresh seafood, fresh ingredients, and fresh ideas, St. Simons Island will delight the foodie in you. It offers everything from Italian-Argentina fusion to Vietnamese Pho, plus the best shrimp and grits in Georgia. We take a look at the top 10 restaurants here.

Southern Soul Barbeque

Southern Soul BBQ is the perfect getaway for those days when you feel in need of seafood saturation. Housed in a former gas station, Southern Soul BBQ pulls the best flavors together to astounding effect. The pulled pork is moist, the soul burger juicy and the ‘corn dawg’ has just the right amount of crispiness on the outside. If you’re in it to win it, make sure you experience the sweet bafflement of fried oreos.

Southern Soul Barbeque, 2020 Demere Road, Saint Simons Island, GA, USA , +1 912638-7685

Sal’s Neighborhood Pizza

Sal’s Neighborhood Pizzeria provides what the name suggests. There are five pizzas, and all of them wonderful. If you fancy a bit of entertainment while you wait, sit at the bar and watch the pizzas being made before yours. Tantalizing yet ultimately fulfilling.

Sal’s Neighborhood Pizzeria, 3415 Frederica Road, Saint Simons Island, GA, USA, +1 912268 2328

Palmer’s Village Cafe

Palmer’s is crazy about its food is widely renowned as the best breakfast in town. With simple Southern classics like ‘café shrimp & grits’ and ‘good ol’ grilled cheese’ for lunch, and tasty locally sourced works of art such as sea scallops seared endive and asparagus for dinner, come to Palmer’s to reward your senses.

Palmer’s Village Cafe, 223 Mallery St., Saint Simons Island, GA, USA, +1912634 5515

Island Pho

Island Pho has seating inside and outside and on a hot summer day, ordering a Thai iced tea is a must. The Pho is delicious. With only the freshest of ingredients, eating at Island Pho reminds you why you avoid chains.

Island Pho, 111 Longview Plaza Driveway, Saint Simons Island, GA, USA, +1912268 4081

Georgia Sea Grill

You don’t go to Georgia Sea Grill without something to celebrate or someone to romance. With fresh fish, subdued lighting and a simple yet delectable wine list, Georgia Sea Grill present the perfect stage for a memorable night. Make sure you make a reservation, as this secret treasure is no longer so secret.

Georgia Sea Grill, 407 Mallery Street, Saint Simons Island, GA, USA, +1912638 1197

Del Sur Artisan Eats

A wonderful marriage of Argentinian and Italian food, Del Sur Artisan Eats is a unique find on the island. Unassuming on the outside, it is perfectly located on the main street, heading into the historical downtown of St. Simons Island Village.

Del Sur Artisan Eats, 321 Mallery Street, Saint Simons Island, GA, USA, +19126381223


Walk into Nancy’s and you will find the food looks almost too good to eat. Nancy’s exudes just the right balance of comfort and decadence, with candlelit tables and sometimes live piano playing.

Nancy, Saint Simons Island, GA, USA, +1912634 8005

1. Barbara Jean's

Barbara Jean’s

You can’t visit Saint Simon’s without experiencing a good crab cake. While crab cakes may seem ubiquitous, particularly on an island, Barbara Jean’s takes this seafood culinary staple to a whole new level. If crab cakes don’t suffice, don’t forget to try Barbara Jean’s ‘shrimp and grits’.

Barbara Jean’s, 214 Mallery Street, Saint Simons Island, GA, USA, +1912634 6500

Gnat’s Landing

Gnat’s Landing doesn’t just do a great grill and seafood platter; it has regular gigs, a great selection of beers on tap and is kid friendly. Make sure you check out the fried pickles and try to choose a night when there’s live music or trivia for that extra friendly island feel.

Gnat’s Landing, 310 Redfern Village, Saint Simons Island, GA, USA, +1912638 7378

The Rooftop at Ocean Lodge

There is something magical about eating seafood whilst gazing out onto the blanket of sea from which it came from. With comfortable chairs and a delectable sea breeze, try Rooftop Ocean Lodge for unforgettable sunsets and satisfying shrimp. Make sure you treat yourself to a key lime pie for dessert.

The Rooftop at Ocean Lodge, 935 Beachview Drive, Saint Simons Island, GA, USA, +1912291 4300

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