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Blackwater Grill

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Contemporary, American
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260 Redfern Vlg, Saint Simons Island, GA 31522-2501
+1 912-634-6333
17:30 - 21:00
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Sun - Thu 17:30 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 17:30 - 22:00
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Wilmington, North Carolina
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21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Didn't have reservations so we sat at the bar. Evan was exceptional at offering suggestions and being professionally attentive. We enjoyed jambalaya - nice and spicy - and low country boil, which were perfect with cold draft beers. Great meal....unfortunately, no room for dessert. Next time! Highly recommend!

Thank haeckconsulting
Roswell, Georgia
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339 reviews
212 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a charming restaurant with very good food. They serve a great cheese spread with crackers when you are seated. Fried shrimp were delicious with your choice of many southern sides.

Thank Barb125
Roanoke, United States
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255 reviews
175 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Got recommended by reception staff at nearby Hampton Inn. Got there a little before 5 pm. Bar was open with food being served beginning at 5. I went to bar and had an excellent IPA . Bartender, Evan, was friendly, professional, and appropriately attentive. I wound up eating at the bar. I had a cup of Brunswick Stew and a... More 

Thank ejm99
Narragansett, Rhode Island
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464 reviews
270 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 188 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017 via mobile

They have made some changes in this quirky Cajun restaurant. The decor is still cool and unique. But, they have removed the oil cloth table cloths and the tables look new. It is much more attractive! I never felt like there were many choices for me on the menu. Now, they have a new menu and to me, it is... More 

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13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017

A group of five seemed to have blown a fuse in the brain power of the wait staff. It should have been a red flag that the food would also be lacking.

Thank Adventures11
Saint Simons Island, Georgia
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016

After eating here for nearly two decades we were looking forward to a meal there and very disappointed to see the menu had changed drastically. Our favorite dishes are gone and what's replaced them is relatively indifferent. They gave a flimsy excuse for why their online menu hasn't changed.

Thank stitchmd
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16 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 December 2016 via mobile

This restaurant was one I saw on Diner's Drive-in's and Dives. My husband had been here before as well. We stopped in for dinner while on our Christmas vacation and it did not disappoint. This is the kind of place I want to learn about and visit every time I'm in town if possible. The menu has a good selection... More 

Thank Jennifer R
Regina, Canada
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105 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016

This was my first visit to this restaraunt, and was pleased overall; however, it was low season and there were only 5 other people in the restaurant at the time. Service The service was good, but no one was running to keep up due to it being low season. The server came to the table regularly and engaged in polite... More 

Thank DrGreg1963
Americus, Georgia
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45 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016

Love the lagniappe that is brought to the table when you are seated. it's a creamy, cheesy dip served with flatbread crackers. The gumbo is good, and I always get the Boudin Fritters.

Thank molbeth
Clearwater, Florida
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016 via mobile

Enjoyed an evening with 2 other couples and had a great server named Jonika. She was delightful and made excellent recommendations... My favorite was shrimp and grits but also tasted and enjoyed the bayou shrimp! If you like margarita's with a twist you must try the jalapeño margarita!! Good food at good prices.. We'll definitely be back!!!

Thank LynnGray1

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Contemporary, American
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
17:30 - 21:00
17:30 - 21:00
17:30 - 21:00
17:30 - 21:00
17:30 - 21:00
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 260 Redfern Vlg, Saint Simons Island, GA 31522-2501
  • Location: United States  >  Georgia (GA)  >  Georgia Coast  >  Golden Isles of Georgia  >  Saint Simons Island
  • Phone Number: +1 912-634-6333

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?