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Barbara Jean's

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214 Mallery St, Saint Simons Island, GA 31522-4715
+1 912-634-6500
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11:00 - 20:30
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 20:30
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 21:30
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2015

Barbara Jean's is a great place to eat while visiting St. Simons. The crab cakes are wonderful, salads are great and the service is awesome. You will love it, we did!!!

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Thank DiAnne S
Irvine, California
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55 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2015

They advertise that their crab cakes are the best in the world and I must agree. They were fantastic! Most crab cakes are full of mealy filler. These were not. Just lots of fresh crab in a cake. Very, very good. The pumpkin spice bread was delicious and we asked for more. I had a small portion of crab cake... More 

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Westchester County, NY
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21 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2015

I always love coming here. Solid southern food, sometimes excellent. Expansive side dish options. Super family friendly. Nothing fancy.

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16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2015

Had a great dinner Friday night, no waiting, seated immediately and waited on very quickly. Good food, lovely atmosphere and quick service. It was a bit pricey, but it was good.

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Thank Richard E
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2015 via mobile

To start with...the bread. THE BREAD. y'all. It. Is. The Bomb! You know you ain't here to lose weight. Eat it! Shrimp and grits. Oh yeah!!! De-lish!! And my husband's crab cakes. Yep. I stole a bite or three of those, too! The joint is outdated & divish but that's forgivable. Cause the food is unforgettable!

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Thank Lisa M
Aiken, South Carolina
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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2015

We had a nice lunch - seems to be a popular place on Mallory. Burgers were cooked as ordered, and flavorful. Buttermilk onion rings were hand battered and made to order - very good. Crab cakes seem to be a speciality, although we did not have them. Service was good, and prices are very reasonable. Good for families.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2015 via mobile

We went 2 nights in a row. The sides are amazing . Nice servers, . The soups are rice and tasty. We tried catfish and shrimp. Good food!

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Thank Endia J
Newnan, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2015 via mobile

Barbara Jean's has the best crab cakes in Georgia! You've gotta try them if you're eating there. They bring out a bread basket before the meal with rolls, jalapeño cheddar cornbread, and pumpkin bread. If you're having dessert, try the key lime tart.

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Thank CStephens848
Chickamauga, Georgia
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2015

The food is great. Loved the breads they brought to the table. I felt like I was having dessert and they tasted very unique. The whole experience was different. You definitely leave full because the cuisine is very southern (fried/heavy but great, yummy, and filling). The only thing that is bad about the place is that the atmosphere is so... More 

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Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2015 via mobile

We have been coming here on vacation for years. It is consistently the best place ever for crab cakes and coconut shrimp. Also awesome bloody Mary's. We were greeted and seated by Barbara Jean herself and she and her husband are always fantastically friendly. Love love love the crab cakes. Go often - as often as you can!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Seafood, Soups, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 20:30
Monday
11:00 - 20:30
Tuesday
11:00 - 20:30
Wednesday
11:00 - 20:30
Thursday
11:00 - 20:30
Friday
11:00 - 21:30
Saturday
11:00 - 21:30
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?