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Bennie's Red Barn

5514 Frederica Rd, Saint Simons Island, GA 31522-9701
+1 912-638-2844
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  • Excellent50%
  • Very good23%
  • Average14%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible7%
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“fried chicken” (41 reviews)
“ribeye” (42 reviews)
“salad” (123 reviews)
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American, Steakhouse, Soups, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
5514 Frederica Rd, Saint Simons Island, GA 31522-9701
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Reviewed 11 April 2016 via mobile

There are tons of choices! The salad was yummy, the Brunswick stew sooo good! And my friends all loved their salmon, fried chicken and bacon wrapped filet mignon.

Thank gap2caf
Bennie G, Manager at Bennie's Red Barn, responded to this reviewResponded 23 April 2016

Hearing you were wowed by our Brunswick Stew is amazing because we always want to make sure you leave full and happy. Thanks for sharing your experience, and I'm looking forward to the next time you visit! Best wishes, Ali Paolini - Manager

Reviewed 9 April 2016 via mobile

We visited with 2 small children and the that staff was very attentive. Desserts were old fashioned cobblers, key lime pie, and pecan pie. I would definitely go back.

Thank SlickEagle
Bennie G, Manager at Bennie's Red Barn, responded to this reviewResponded 29 April 2016

I'm glad everything was wonderful while you were here, Dan. From attentive staff to tasty desserts, it's always our goal to make sure you leave full and happy. I'm looking forward to your next visit already! Kind wishes, Bennie Gentile -Founder

Reviewed 6 April 2016 via mobile

Really good food and service. Thoroughly enjoyed the steaks big portions good price and good family restaurants. They were also able to see this without a reservation.

Thank Sandra M
Bennie G, Manager at Bennie's Red Barn, responded to this reviewResponded 29 April 2016

I'm glad everything was great when you came by, Sandra -- thanks for taking the time to let me know! I'm even more thrilled that the steaks were able to impress you. Looking forward to your next visit already! Kind wishes, Bennie Gentile -Founder

Reviewed 1 April 2016 via mobile

Been going here since I was a little girl, full of wonderful memories and great food. Rest in peace David.

Thank Amanda N
Reviewed 24 March 2016 via mobile

Bennie's is genuine, kid friendly, simple, and delicious, all at a reasonable price. A highlight of our trip! The wait staff takes a genuine interest in you and tells their stories and history of the place. Henry the singer is great with kids and his...More

Thank James W
Reviewed 24 March 2016

This mediocre restaurant might play in Peoria, miles away from the ocean, but don't come here expecting fresh local seafood. We entered this attractive barn-like structure with high expectations, were handed a menu, and a very efficient waitress showed up almost immediately. She not only...More

1  Thank Carolinian2013
Reviewed 24 March 2016 via mobile

Cowboy steak was cooked just right! The potato, rolls, salad and dressing were all delicious. The bread pudding looks great but I'm saving it for breakfast with my leftover steak! Mr. Chip Wilson entertained us after dinner with magic and songs!

Thank Connie A
Reviewed 18 March 2016

We had dinner here with a group of 39 and you know how difficult it is to serve a group so large, but they did An excellent job. Southern fried chicken was superb. It seemed like I had a whole chicken! The steak was cooked...More

Thank GmaSandra
Bennie G, Manager at Bennie's Red Barn, responded to this reviewResponded 23 April 2016

I'm so thrilled we were able to make sure your event was perfect, Sandra! Regardless of the size of the party, every guest deserves to leave our place full and happy, so thank you for letting me know. I hope to see you back again...More

Reviewed 11 March 2016 via mobile

Great food, great atmosphere. Simple food prepared well. Accent is on beef. T-Bone, Ribeye, shell are all good. I also recommend the collard greens. The biscuits are fresh made too.

Thank petes122
Reviewed 29 February 2016

I have been to the Red Barn in the past and been very pleased but not last night. We were not given a menu, our server told us the specials but never offered a menu. When I asked for one, he seemed irritated. I ordered...More

1  Thank Pat T
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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  • Value
Average prices
USD 12 - USD 25
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, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5514 Frederica Rd, Saint Simons Island, GA 31522-9701
  • 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.
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