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5514 Frederica Road, Saint Simons Island, GA 31522
+1 912-638-2844
17:30 - 21:30
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Sun 11:00 - 15:00
Sun - Thu 17:30 - 21:30
Fri - Sat 17:30 - 22:00
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Maxton, North Carolina
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 10 October 2015 via mobile

If visiting for a week or just one night, don't pass up Bennie's! My wife and I stopped for an unexpected weekend on St. Simons. Passed Bennie's coming back from visiting Christ Church. So glad we went back! Their steaks are one of the very best I've ever had! Cut like butter, at least an inch and a half thick... More 

1 Thank golfmiway
Redding, California
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65 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 October 2015

Poor service, rustic atmosphere. This restaurant is known for good steak. We were a party of four. The waiter listed all the specials. He talked so fast that we didn't get it the first time. He then referred to the menu. the "fried flunder" that I ordered was deep fried. I guess, I should have inquired beforehand. It seemed a... More 

Thank Carmen G
Falmouth, Massachusetts
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119 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 September 2015

Forget the other reviews from those expecting 5 star. This is a local kind of place. An institution which has been there for 60+ years offering just what you would expect, good ole southern cookin'. Fried chicken was quite good, shrimp and oysters are local and fresh. Portions HUGE. Good food, fast. Service was attentive as well. Many of the... More 

1 Thank FalWetVet
Dallas, Georgia
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82 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 September 2015

Every year when we go to St Simons we have a meal at the Red Barn. This year the experience did not disappoint! The food and portions are excellent and the wait staff attentive. Enjoyed the "singing waiter" again this year as well!! Order the Ribeye... you'll love it!

1 Thank mark c
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32 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 September 2015

We had a group of about 50 people go for dinner and they accommodated us very well, the food portion were good and we got our food in a nice amount of time after ordering. We went over into the bar area after dinner for Karaoke and just had a great time.

1 Thank AtlantaWilliam
Newnan, Georgia
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124 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 September 2015

The food was great, portions were a plenty. I got their broiled scallops and couldn't finish them all. Most folks at my table got the steak (that is what they are known for) and they thoroughly enjoyed it.

1 Thank Nancy J
Orlando, Florida
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 September 2015 via mobile

I hadn't been there in quite a while but something drew us back and boy are we glad we went. Excellent fried chicken and a delicious and tender filet. Attentive and friendly service. Brought back many good memories. There aren't many places like this left anywhere so you owe it to yourself to give it a try. If you've never... More 

2 Thank wpguy500
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60 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 September 2015

The atmosphere is not what you'd expect being in a red barn. It's very nice inside and the servers seem to be very professional acting. The food was very good and the variety on the menu was excellent. My husband got lamb chops, I got friend shrimp and another guest got salmon. We all enjoyed our meals and dessert.

Thank travelguru06
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108 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 September 2015 via mobile

Bennies is not cutting edge cuisine. But sometimes timeless places are fun, it will be the same and something here are very good. Their house made garlic dressed salad is very good. Their fried chicken arguably is the best in the golden isles. Their wood fire grilled steaks are simply delicious. It's a friendly place, food for family and large... More 

Thank junderw66
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22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 September 2015

Great food and atmosphere. A guy walks around singing during dinner. The fried chicken was delicious. Spent some time at the Treetop Bar outside, it was a nice place too. Was there with a large group and didn't hear one complaint about the food, service, or atmosphere.

Thank couple2005

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$12 - US$25
American, Steakhouse, Seafood, Soups, Gluten Free Options
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Kids
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
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.

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