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Hello to All !!

I'm going to St. Simmons during the first week of March. I will like to explore the dinning scene during my stay. Please feel free to provide your feedback - I'm open to all options: fine dinning, low country, BBQ, seafood, etc.

Regards,

V

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  1. I have only spent a limited amount of time on St. Simon's but the only place we have eaten at that merited a return visit was Bennie's Red Barn.

    The Diners, Drive ins and Dives show had a restaurant on not long ago that looked good but I don't remember the name. Also, check the Marie, Lets Eat blog, seems they visit St. Simon's.

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    1. re: kengk

      kengk, that would be Southern Soul BBQ, and domenexx, its well worth stopping by for lunch or dinner, eat in or take out.

      2020 Demere Rd, St Simons Island, GA
      (912) 638-7685

      southernsoulbbq.com

      I reco their huge pulled pork sammiches and their great fried okra as a side dish. I don't get by St Simons all that much, but I'm thinkin' about it now, LOL!

      1. re: Buddha49

        Thanks Buddha !!

        I will put in my list and report back to you

        V

        1. re: domenexx

          This is the one I was thinking of. Haven't eaten there but it looked good on the show, they all do though.

          http://www.blackwatergrill.com/index....

          1. re: kengk

            Thanks Kengk

            1. re: kengk

              Blackwater was previewed on a TV show?

              1. re: Dax

                Indeed, they have, video on their website. See link above.

                If you have eaten there, watch the video and compare it to your experience. I'm always a little skeptical. National tv exposure? I'm guessing the restaurant is on their best behavior.

                1. re: kengk

                  Weird, I think Blackwater is fine but nothing particularly great. I also think it's nowhere close to a diner, drive-in or dive (although the bar scene at night there is a little divey). But you're right it was on the show. I definitely would think Southern Soul (which was also on Triple D) belongs on that show above Blackwater.

            2. re: domenexx

              If you are here on s friday the prime rib at ssbbq is a must get, be there early they run out, on Mondays the Marley is great a wrap of jerk chicken, grilled pineapple, black beans & jack. For seafood travel 30 minutes to Darien & have the shrimp at B&J's fresh local shrimp you get twice as many shrimp for less money than on SSI. Indigo in Brunswick great eclectic lunch place in downtown Brunswick, some Caribbean influence & some Asian also open for dinner on Fri & Sat. http://www.indigocoastalshanty.com/

              1. re: beteez

                I'd also add Skippers in Darien if you travel that way. Terrific fried seafood, an oyster bar, nice deck and really good peach cobbler.
                There's a cute wine shop right up the street from Skippers that's a fun stop on the way.

                1. re: meljohns

                  Thanks to all for the valuable info !

                  How about Frederica House, delaney bistro or halyards? Last, any good place for oysters?

                  Thanks,

                  V

                  1. re: domenexx

                    Beetez steered me to a fab Thai place since I was staying in Brunswick -- absolutely trust his/her recos. Sadly, one recommendation that I missed (not for want of trying) was Moocow ice cream on the island. Looks like a must do in between other eating... and in fact, I could most likely make a great lunch out of that one.

                    1. re: domenexx

                      Delaney's is my favorite of the 3 the published menu is minimal with more app & entree specials than the published menu. Halyards is popular but not quite as good as Delaneys. Fred House is solid seafood & steak for seafood I would go to Darien Steaks are cooked over wood.

                      1. re: domenexx

                        Frederica House is ok, not fantastic. I prefer Bennie's but that could be a nostalgia thing for me since I've eaten there for forever every year when we visit JI.

                        1. re: meljohns

                          Fred House is more consistent, on a good night Bennie's can be great then on another night it will be horrible. Both have survived the test of time. Bennies for 50+ yrs & Fred for around 30 years.

                      2. re: meljohns

                        I can vouch for the two Darien recos. Skippers has a bit more atmosphere overlooking the water. IF they have them, their fried soft-shell crabs are exceptional.

                        BJ's is a locals favorite spot, right on U.S. Highway 17 on the north side of town. Good food and plenty of it.

                        1. re: Buddha49

                          I liked Skippers the couple times we went. I also like the place at Two Way Fish Camp.

                          1. re: kengk

                            To all,

                            Thanks for all the good feedback !!

                            I will report back.

                            Regards,

                            v

              2. If you find yourself wanting some pizza, I think CJ's in the Village is excellent. Also, the ice cream place Moo Cow on Ocean down the road from the village is the reak deal.

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                1. re: Dax

                  Sal's has good pizza also.

                  1. re: savdoug

                    I like Sal's but on my last visit, during one week we had Sal's once and CJ's twice. That's a lot of pizza but I think CJ's was just that good.

                  2. re: Dax

                    CJ's is best pie around here, Moocow is great, but has been closed for the winter, not sue when they are reopening.

                    1. re: beteez

                      Thanks to all for the recommendations !!

                      This is my trip report:

                      1) Southern Soul BBQ: A must whrn in SS. Good quality and character. I bought some of their rub. Good stuff.
                      2) Skippers: When there for lunch. The fried scallops and shrimps were awesome. The oysters so-so but overpriced. Overall, I really enjoyed the place
                      3) Catch 228: went there for dinner. Enjoyable, will return back.

                      1. re: beteez

                        Anything new happening on the Island? Headed there for the annual week long trip in mid-June. How is Reno's? Assume Moocow has reopened?

                        1. re: Dax

                          Moocow has reopened, but Jayson is no longer associated with it so they are buying the ice cream instead of making their own. Have not been to Renos senc Rene took over Nachos up by Brogens North is better than Los Arcos was. Island Chop House has opened in the old Pub location. Moon is a partner in it. I am waiting for the crowds to level out before I try it.

                          1. re: beteez

                            Buying it instead of making it? Is it anywhere near as good?

                            I read about Rene taking over and wanted to try it to support him.

                            Thanks for the update.

                            1. re: Dax

                              Have not tried Moocow but my 11 yr old says it is not as good.

                              1. re: beteez

                                That sucks as it was awesome before.

                                You ever been to Waterfront Wine and Gourmet in Darien by the way?

                                1. re: Dax

                                  I have been to a few wine tastings up there & bought some steaks & cheese there, great little shop for Darien.