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Barbara Jean's

214 Mallery St, Saint Simons Island, GA 31522-4715
+1 912-634-6500
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  • Excellent50%
  • Very good29%
  • Average13%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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American, Seafood, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
214 Mallery St, Saint Simons Island, GA 31522-4715
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Crab cakes are only surpassed by the she crab soup! Potato soup is a must for non seafood lovers. Restaurant is very busy, but staff is both courteous and efficient; all without making you feel rushed.

Thank dawndecamp
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

This place was delicious. If your looking for a southern cooked meal make sure you visit here. Good sized portions of food and drinks! Will definitely be back!

Thank rxlaurenrx
Reviewed 6 days ago

A lot of good reviews but I just thought it was ok. Certainly a wide menu but nothing particularly special. They advertise their crab cakes which I tried. They didn't have any filler but were mushy. Compared to Maryland crab cakes which when made well,...More

Thank cmem
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great great place. Wife and I stopped for late lunch had fried cod. It was flakey and tasty. Wife had crab cakes and they were fantastic. Our waitress was great, funny and sassy. You could tell she enjoys her job. Don't pass this place up...More

Thank Mr_Sanderson2015
Reviewed 1 week ago

This place was great. When we arrived, we were told there was going to be about a 20 minute wait which was fine. We were seated about 10 minutes later. Good service, tons of food. The dishes are good for splitting between two or more...More

Thank Allie J
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Restaurant was cleaning service was excellent minimum waiting time Mother's Day dinner was on point will visit again when I return to st. Simons Island

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 1 week ago

Excellent home atmosphere .. iced tea and cocktails with specials for the day .. Key Lime Pie Martini - yummy -- Enjoy meat loaf, pork chops, vegetables and desserts ..

Thank Darla W
Reviewed 1 week ago

We visit Barbara Jean's with every visit to St Simons Island, typically for lunch. It can be a busy place but we were greeted and seated quickly this visit. Their home made crab cakes and onion rings are my favorites. Others in our group ordered...More

Thank Lrllsl
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Just not that special. Fried shrimp was salty and a bit greasy. Their famous crab cakes were rather bland. Service was indifferent (we were told the wait would only be 10 minutes ... turned out to be nearly an hour). Many other better choices in...More

Thank Paul52Atlanta
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I ate lunch during a visit to St. Simons Island based upon a recommendation from a local who raved about the crab cakes. I did not like the crabcakes. Although they did not have a lot of filler, they had a bunch...More

Thank Marie S
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Do we need a reservation for dinner?
27 July 2016|
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Response from AmesyF | Reviewed this property |
I don't believe they take reservations. Just get your name on the list and enjoy shopping at the shops at the pier while you wait!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 20:30
11:00 - 20:30
11:00 - 20:30
11:00 - 20:30
11:00 - 20:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 214 Mallery St, Saint Simons Island, GA 31522-4715
  • Location: United States  >  Georgia (GA)  >  Georgia Coast  >  Golden Isles of Georgia  >  Saint Simons Island
  • Phone Number: +1 912-634-6500
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