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5514 Frederica Road, Saint Simons Island, GA 31522
+1 912-638-2844
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17:30 - 21:30
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Sun 11:00 - 15:00
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Fri - Sat 17:30 - 22:00
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Brunswick
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017

Bennie's has awesome food and very relaxed atmosphere and friendly people more than willing to make you feel right at home. I have an awesome time every time I go.

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Thank LindaTBrunswick
Bennie G, Manager at Bennie's Red Barn, responded to this review

Awesome food, friendly service, and a great atmosphere are what we're all about, Linda! Thanks so much for the kind words, and I look forward to welcoming you back in again soon. Kind regards, Ali Gentile Paolini, 3rd Generation Owner More 

Franklin, Tennessee
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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 March 2017

I was there with a group of 25. The service and food were both very good. Loved the rolls, ribeye steak, and the peach cobbler.

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Thank Geralda A
Bennie G, Manager at Bennie's Red Barn, responded to this review

I'm so thrilled to know everyone had a great time when you came out, Geralda! Great choices, too, by the way -- the Ribeye is definitely something you can't miss. Thanks for the kind words, and I hope to have you back in soon. Cheers, Ali Gentile Paolini, 3rd Generation Owner More 

Libertyville, Illinois
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161 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 February 2017

One of the best restaurants in the area. The décor is rustic and barn like. The service was very, very good and the food matched the service. Our table had steak, fried chicken, pork chops and a seafood platter. All of us thought the food was well prepared and tasty. There is nothing bad to say about this place. We... More 

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Thank Ted R
Bennie G, Manager at Bennie's Red Barn, responded to this review

Being one of your favorite places to eat means so much, Ted, so thank you, truly, for the kind words! It sounds like you had a chance to try out a little bit of everything, and it sounds like everyone had a great time! Can't wait to welcome you back in again soon. All the best, Ali Gentile Paolini, 3rd... More 

Carrollton
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23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 February 2017

We chose Bennie's Red Barn because of the positive reviews. Everyone in our party had a steak which seems to be their specialty. The prices of our steaks ranged from $25-$30. I ordered mine medium well and it came out pretty close. The flavor was good. The salad that everyone got was OK. There are no dressing choices - it... More 

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Thank Regina S
Bennie G, Manager at Bennie's Red Barn, responded to this review

Thanks so much for swinging by, Regina! While I'm sorry to see your service could have been better, I'm so thrilled to know the food was able to leave a great impression. I hope to welcome you back in again soon! Best wishes, Ali Gentile Paolini, 3rd Generation Owner More 

Martinez, Georgia
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20 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 February 2017

We went because we had heard about the steaks, which did not disappoint. I had one of the best fillets ever. We were surprised with the additional treat of hearing personal stories of those that founded the resteraunt and the history of the island. Chip is great and a natural born story teller. Highlight of the evening!

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Thank melissam203
Bennie G, Manager at Bennie's Red Barn, responded to this review

I'm so happy you decided to come by to try out the steak, Melissa, and I'm even more thrilled it was able to leave such a good impression! I'll be sure to pass along the kind words over to Chip, and I hope to welcome you back in again soon. All the best, Ali Gentile Paolini, 3rd Generation Owner More 

Irwinton, Georgia
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39 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 February 2017 via mobile

This was our first trip to Bennie's. It was recommended to us and we were not disappointed. Service was awesome and the steaks were some of the best we have ever had.

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Thank Judy B
Bennie G, Manager at Bennie's Red Barn, responded to this review

I'm happy to hear that we lived up to expectations, Judy! Thanks so much for deciding to come in and see us, and I hope we'll have the chance to serve you again soon. All the best, Ali Gentile Paolini, 3rd Generation Owner More 

Jacksonville, Florida
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 January 2017

Drove up to St Simons Island to join local friends for a Thursday evening of dinner and dance at Bennie's Red Barn. They had an excellent band that played both country and pop music that most would totally enjoy. Food is always great at the Red Barn.

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Thank bchampp
Bennie G, Manager at Bennie's Red Barn, responded to this review

I'm so glad you and your friends had a great time when you came by for a bite to eat and to enjoy the show! Thanks for the kind words, and we'll see you back in again soon. Best wishes, Ali Gentile Paolini, 3rd Generation Owner More 

Colorado
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 11 January 2017

Bennie's has been a family favorite for years! We love the steaks and deep fried shrimp to name just a sampling. The staff and their service is unequaled. Try it at least once. I'm sure you'll want to return!

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Thank Dana W
Bennie G, Manager at Bennie's Red Barn, responded to this review

Being one of your family's favorite places to grab a bite means a lot, Dana! Thank you so much, and we'll see you back in soon. All the best, Ali Gentile Paolini, 3rd Generation Owner More 

Level Contributor
6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 December 2016

I had my rehearsal dinner at Bennie's and was so pleased with everything! We are from out of town (6 hours away) and were desperate to find a venue. Someone recommended this restaurant and I am so glad they did! The food is amazing and the staff are so welcoming!. There is also a gentlemen who will come around to... More 

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Thank Amanda K
Bennie G, Manager at Bennie's Red Barn, responded to this review

I'm so happy we were able to help make such an important event a little more special, Amanda! Thank you so much for all the kind words, congratulations, and I look forward to welcoming you back in again soon! All the best, Ali Gentile Paolini, 3rd Generation Owner More 

Waycross, Georgia
1 review
Reviewed 14 December 2016

I came for a work Christmas party with a group of 12. Not a huge group. The restaurant itself was not overly busy. We saw our Waitress about once every 15 minutes, the rest of the time she was a ghost. We never even saw her at other tables. The food. I spent $20+ for a "Surf and turf" plate... More 

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Thank ckent912
Bennie G, Manager at Bennie's Red Barn, responded to this review

This is all very disappointing to read, especially as you gave us the opportunity to host your holiday party. We take a great deal of pride in each and every steak that leaves our kitchen and there is absolutely no excuse for them to be anything but perfectly cooked and seasoned -- I apologize that wasn't the case. While you... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 12 - US$ 25
Cuisine
American, Steakhouse, Seafood, Soups, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 21:30
Monday
17:30 - 21:30
Tuesday
17:30 - 21:30
Wednesday
17:30 - 21:30
Thursday
17:30 - 21:30
Friday
17:30 - 22:00
Saturday
17:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5514 Frederica Road, Saint Simons Island, GA 31522
  • Location: United States  >  Georgia (GA)  >  Georgia Coast  >  Golden Isles of Georgia  >  Saint Simons Island
  • Phone Number: +1 912-638-2844
Description
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?