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Bennie's Red Barn

5514 Frederica Road, Saint Simons Island, GA 31522
+1 912-638-2844
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good23%
  • Average14%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible6%
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“fried chicken” (39 reviews)
“steak” (238 reviews)
“salad” (98 reviews)
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American, Steakhouse, Seafood, Soups, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
5514 Frederica Road, Saint Simons Island, GA 31522
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Big place. Big crowd. Wait was a little long but food was good. Water always taste funny on the islandMore

Thank zigman123
Bennie G, Manager at Bennie's Red Barn, responded to this review

Glad to know the food was able to hit the spot for you when you came out! Thanks for the kind words here, and we hope to welcome you back out again the next time you're on the island. All the best, The Management Team...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very unique place. Food was mediocre. My ribeye covered my plate, good taste but half was left because of fat and yuck. No prices for steaks on the menu, get with 2017. Would not substitute a side without a charge even though same price. After...More

Thank Patty F
Bennie G, Manager at Bennie's Red Barn, responded to this review

Reading this is disheartening, Patty, because our number one priority has always been providing the very best service possible for all of our guests, so we're sorry to read you didn't receive that. Thank you for bringing this feedback to our attention, and we sincerely...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

This was my first time visiting Bennie's Red Barn and I wasn't disappointed. First the building is a delightful and charming. If it's your first time there, have your server tell you about the place. And ask about Alvin. And even though they have the...More

Thank Jackie G
Bennie G, Owner at Bennie's Red Barn, responded to this review

We're so glad you had a chance to visit, Jackie, and we're even more thrilled to know Gordon and the rest of the team made sure it was a great one! Thank you so much for the kind words, and we can't wait to welcome...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was like going home. It has been years since I had as wonderful creamed potatoes!!!! I even tend to avoid them as I have had so many disappointing experiences. The fried chicken was good and the fried okra delicious too. And the banana pudding...More

Thank SteelMagnolia100
Bennie G, Manager at Bennie's Red Barn, responded to this review

Knowing everything from the fried chicken to the banana pudding was able to leave such a great impression is awesome! Thanks for the kind words, and I look forward to having you back by again soon. Cheers, Ali Gentile Paolini, 3rd Generation Owner

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I went to Bennie's Red Barn on Friday, May 5th. We absolutely Loved this restaurant. First, the service is impeccable. Whitney our server, was THE BEST we've ever had anywhere! My hubby Loved the Lamb Chops and my Surf and Turf was...More

Thank E8274SAmelissaw
Bennie G, Manager at Bennie's Red Barn, responded to this review

Thanks for coming out for a bite -- I'm so glad Whitney and the team were able to provide you with an excellent experience! Can't wait to have you back in soon. Best wishes, Ali Gentile Paolini, 3rd Generation Owner

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were looking for a steak for dinner. Our Uber driver led us to this place. I had the ribeye cooked med-rare. I will say that it was perfectly med-rare. I was happy about that! The hostess, Suzanne, was rude to us as we walked...More

Thank CassiB75
Bennie G, Manager at Bennie's Red Barn, responded to this review

Hey, Cassi. First, thank you for coming by for dinner -- I'm sorry we weren't able to leave a better impression. I'll be sure to take a look into what might have happened here because our top priority is making sure every single guest leaves...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A lot of my social media friends raved about this place so we were super excited to try it! We just knew it had to be good, it is kind of out of the way from everything else and when we were exploring the island,...More

Thank wmanning0529
Bennie G, Manager at Bennie's Red Barn, responded to this review

I want to take a moment to apologize about what happened when you came by -- it sounds like we dropped the ball. I assure you our top priority here is making sure our guests receive the stellar food and service they deserve, and I'm...More

Reviewed 17 April 2017 via mobile

We are yearly visitors to SSI but had never been to the barn before. My husband and I went to the club half on Saturday night for a date night and were thrilled to see our Toronto Maple Leafs playing the Caps on the big...More

Thank Karla M
Bennie G, Manager at Bennie's Red Barn, responded to this review

I'm glad you finally had a chance to stop by, Karla, and I'm even more thrilled to know everything was delicious! Really appreciate you taking the time to leave such kind words here, and I look forward to welcoming you back in again the next...More

Reviewed 12 April 2017 via mobile

We rarely eat at buffets but the idea of a country buffet served in a barn was just too much to pass up on our vacation. We loved the fried chicken, prime rib, salads, corn bread, biscuits and the variety of desserts. My petite wife...More

Thank Mark S
Bennie G, Manager at Bennie's Red Barn, responded to this review

It's wonderful to hear that you guys enjoyed your experience and many of our dishes, Mark. The prime rib is always a big favorite, and of course, you can't go wrong with some desserts. That said, I'm disappointed that the sides didn't make the same...More

Reviewed 8 April 2017 via mobile

We drove 20 minutes to have a family dinner in a unique atmosphere, but left discarded and unappreciated. First the hostess stated that on weekends they only take reservations, but their website fails to mention it nor is it stated on here. Then a worker...More

Thank Kim C
Bennie G, Manager at Bennie's Red Barn, responded to this review

Kim, I apologize for the miscommunication here. You're right to expect our staff to be friendly, attentive, and helpful from the moment you walk through our doors, and I'm sorry to hear that wasn't the case. In the future, please feel free to let any...More

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Hello, Can you please advise which entrees and side dishes are dairy free? My son is severely allergic to milk, cheese, butter, etc, so I would like to know what his options are before we arrive tonight. I really appreciate your help with this! Sincerely, Katherine Waldrop 229-942-1355-cell
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$12 - US$25
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 21:30
17:30 - 21:30
17:30 - 21:30
17:30 - 21:30
17:30 - 21:30
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5514 Frederica Road, Saint Simons Island, GA 31522
  • Location: United States  >  Georgia (GA)  >  Georgia Coast  >  Golden Isles of Georgia  >  Saint Simons Island
  • Phone Number: +1 912-638-2844
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Welcome to Bennie's Red Barn, the oldest privately owned restaurant on Saint Simon's Island! Nestled between beautiful live oaks, Bennie's has been a favorite of locals and tourists since 1954. No visit to the Golden Isles is complete without a visit to Bennie's! At the Red Barn you can enjoy steaks grilled to perfection over an old-fashioned open oak flame, seafood, chicken, or spaghetti in a classic, family-friendly setting. If you had visited us back in 1954, you would have enjoyed the best steak and seafood served in the Golden Isles. Some things never change! Our steaks are still cut fresh and cooked over an old-fashioned wood fire and our fresh, local seafood is brought in daily. The Club at Bennie's is a rustic, indoor and outdoor venue located just next door to the Barn. Enjoy a cocktail at our famous TREEBAR or watch the game on either of the 2 big screens. Two outdoor fireplaces and multiple heaters will keep you warm in the winter while the ice cold beer, ceiling fans, and AC will cool you in the summer. The Club is southern casual and ready for your party, but we can help you gussie it up for a more formal event. Experience an Island tradition at Bennie's Red Barn! We look forward to serving you soon.