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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Restaurant
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“If you are in St. Simon's you have to try Southern Soul. It is rated on of the best BBQ restaurants in the south. ”
  • 26 locals recommend
Lighthouse
“In the village area. If you're feeling energetic, climb up to the top of the lighthouse to capture spectacular views.”
  • 23 locals recommend
Historic Site
“Part of the history of St. Simons. There aren't a lot of standing structures here, and the site is an ongoing excavation. But, the views are beautiful and you can learn more about the history of St. Simons. Children under 16 are free.”
  • 15 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
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“This is the most recommended seafood place from our guest books, casual dinning.”
  • 20 locals recommend
Café
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“One of my favorites in the village, especially during nice weather to sit out on the patio. Dog friendly too. Live entertainment some weekend evenings.”
  • 21 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Within walking distance, this place is so yummy! People actually stop in here to grab a slice - after coming from New York! Sal knows his stuff. Also, Sal himself is quite the character. A member of the boxing hall of fame and an actor on stage and screen, it’s always interesting here. Be aware that the hours are different for each day and during prime eating times, the wait can easily exceed 30 minutes. (But they will call you if you are waiting in your car.) They also have outdoor seating, but be sure to wear bug spray in the summer months. And, if you are celebrating a birthday, be sure to let your server know! They will ring the bell and the entire restaurant will sing to you.”
  • 19 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“An Island classic and just a short walk down Mallery Street. Check out the $5 First Call menu from 5-6:30pm.”
  • 12 locals recommend
Lodging
“The Hostel in the Forest is a strange hippie holdout in the middle of redneck country, but a great place to spend the night. Run since the seventies, the hostel is famous for its tree houses and its beautiful forests. Sitting on 133 acres of wilderness, there is also a beautiful lake where guests are encouraged to swim (clothes optional), but watch out for the fishies! Book ahead of time as the hostel stays full and look for scheduled sweat lodges and meditation retreats too. ”
  • 2 locals recommend
Beach
“This beach isn't really one that you go to for sunning or swimming, but the sights are amazing! You'll see many pictures being taken while strolling this petrified beach.”
  • 14 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
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“Our favorite seafood restaurant on the Island. And yes, we've been known to go for both lunch and dinner on the same day. Favorite Menu Items: Crab cakes, Peel & Eat Shrimp, Fried Oysters, Cheese Grits, Sauteed Vegetables Tip: Sometimes has a long wait so go early or at "off" hours”
  • 17 locals recommend
Bar
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“Good food in a relaxed atmosphere. Fried green tomato club sandwich is a favorite on a varied menu.”
  • 12 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
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“Fantastic local seafood! Great for family dining or stopping in for a drink at the Raw Bar... oyster happy hour specials and they always have the game on!”
  • 9 locals recommend
Grocery or Supermarket
“Sign up for their card and receive $.05 off of gas at Shell (on the island and in Brunswick).”
  • 4 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Best seafood around and Darien is a Beautiful, quaint coastal town that is a "must see"”
  • 10 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
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“Fine Dining - local seafood and produce not to mention fine wines. Halyard's is the sister restaurant to Tramici - they share the same owner, Dave Snyder, and a courtyard. You can even sit at the bar and enjoy small plates and a cocktail.”
  • 11 locals recommend
Café
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“One of the best restaurants in the village. Breakfast/lunch anytime, dinner limited to weekends. Kind of pricey.”
  • 14 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Restaurant
“If you are in St. Simon's you have to try Southern Soul. It is rated on of the best BBQ restaurants in the south. ”
  • 26 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
“This is the most recommended seafood place from our guest books, casual dinning.”
  • 20 locals recommend
Café
“One of my favorites in the village, especially during nice weather to sit out on the patio. Dog friendly too. Live entertainment some weekend evenings.”
  • 21 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Within walking distance, this place is so yummy! People actually stop in here to grab a slice - after coming from New York! Sal knows his stuff. Also, Sal himself is quite the character. A member of the boxing hall of fame and an actor on stage and screen, it’s always interesting here. Be aware that the hours are different for each day and during prime eating times, the wait can easily exceed 30 minutes. (But they will call you if you are waiting in your car.) They also have outdoor seating, but be sure to wear bug spray in the summer months. And, if you are celebrating a birthday, be sure to let your server know! They will ring the bell and the entire restaurant will sing to you.”
  • 19 locals recommend
Restaurant
“An Island classic and just a short walk down Mallery Street. Check out the $5 First Call menu from 5-6:30pm.”
  • 12 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
“Our favorite seafood restaurant on the Island. And yes, we've been known to go for both lunch and dinner on the same day. Favorite Menu Items: Crab cakes, Peel & Eat Shrimp, Fried Oysters, Cheese Grits, Sauteed Vegetables Tip: Sometimes has a long wait so go early or at "off" hours”
  • 17 locals recommend
Bar
“Good food in a relaxed atmosphere. Fried green tomato club sandwich is a favorite on a varied menu.”
  • 12 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
“Fantastic local seafood! Great for family dining or stopping in for a drink at the Raw Bar... oyster happy hour specials and they always have the game on!”
  • 9 locals recommend

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