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Barbara Jean's

214 Mallery St, Saint Simons Island, GA 31522-4715
+1 912-634-6500
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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good29%
  • Average13%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“pumpkin bread” (185 reviews)
“chocolate stuff” (78 reviews)
“meatloaf” (78 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 am - 9:30 pmAll hours
American, Seafood, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
214 Mallery St, Saint Simons Island, GA 31522-4715
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Reviewed 1 week ago

this is our first choice for dining here because it is affordable, it is not a loud sports bar (no tvs!), you can have a conversation without shouting, the food is good, the location is center of town, and the environment is comfortable. It reminds...More

Thank joe c
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you come to the Saint Simons Island. The crab cakes are sensationell and you should have the Catfish (fried, of course).

Thank Manfred S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You almost have to eat here once while visiting St Simons. I had the pot roast, mashed potatoes and green beans. My husband had the roast Turkey, dressing and spinach. They give wonderful bread, rolls and pumpkin bread. Turkey is real turkey, not pressed meat....More

Thank maryjo9113
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

the food is fine & service can be slow, but my biggest issue is the past 5 visits my order has been incorrect.

Thank Eason H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

the casual nature of Barbara Jean's makes it gret for the family - 2 to 82 years old. Kid food very good. She crab soup is the best. Shrimp and grits, meatloaf, chicken fried chicken. Good southern food. Wait staff was excellent too!

Thank DBS5687
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

But don’t! I was shocked - i asked several people where the best food in the island is...... we had 3 people tell us Barbara Jeans - do not waste your time or money. Zero atmosphere, almost all fried food, and the food quality was...More

Thank juliemcdcraw
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stopped in at Barbara Jean's on a Sunday afternoon on our way back to Florida. It was around 3 p.m. and so pretty slow but we were greeted promptly and our server was friendly and courteous throughout. The crab cakes are to die for--I...More

Thank bluecrown
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great service, big portions, and delicious food. So many choices on the menu. The catfish dinner came with two large catfish over rice. Nice size side salad and the homemade basil dressing was awesome. Enjoyed the pumpkin bread with whipped butter.

Thank lls805
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A comfortable and friendly atmosphere with a great array of choices. We especially enjoyed the crab cakes, shrimp and grits and the tasty desserts. Service was excellent. We recommend it for anyone looking for excellent food and value.

Thank Dan G
Reviewed 10 November 2017 via mobile

We always stop in for crab cakes. They are the size of a hamburger! Appears to be a local spot with good southern veggies.

Thank LedsonLover
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Questions & Answers
30 October 2017|
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Response from michelewave04 | Reviewed this property |
I am a customer! It might be a good idea to call the restaurant! Happy Thanksgiving!
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
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
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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