St. Simons Island is not only rich in history and culture, but the island also offers some of the best and most fresh food around. There is an assortment of delicious restaurants from American, Mexican, Italian, and even southern cooking. You also can’t forget about the spectacular fresh seafood that almost every restaurant has to some capacity. Enjoy a delicious meal and a beautiful ambiance while dining on the waterfront. Between Sea Island, Jekyll Island, and Saint Simons Island, here are a few of our favorite waterfront restaurants.
The Half Shell
The Golden Isles are home to many wonderful restaurants however, The Half Shell is one of locals’ favorite seafood restaurants. Located directly on the water this eatery and raw bar allows you to enjoy a delicious meal while relaxing to the sound of the waves. They offer everything from starters to oysters, salads, entrees, sandwiches, cocktails, and desserts. For those who are looking for a real seafood experience, this is the place for you. Specializing in everything oysters, you won’t be disappointed with their selection. This oceanfront restaurant at the pier is the perfect place to enjoy a delicious family dinner.
Address: 504 Beachview Drive St. Simons Island, GA 31522
Phone: (912) 268-4241
The Coastal Kitchen Restaurant brings the best in casual southern dining and beautiful waterfront views together for one delicious meal. Coastal Kitchen serves brunch, lunch, dinner, and happy hour every day. They have a large private area that is perfect for any event that you may need to reserve such as receptions, business parties, birthday parties, and more. The restaurant is conveniently located in the Morningstar Marina right off of the FJ Torras Causeway. Serving everything from fried seafood platters, shrimp and grits, to delicious pasta dishes. After dinner make sure to grab some ice cream to top off your dinner.
Address: 102 Marina Dr. Saint Simons Island, GA 31522
The Rooftop at Ocean Lodge
The Rooftop at Ocean Lodge is casual island dining with a stunning ocean view. It is located on the 5th floor, creating a dining experience unlike any other. They offer romantic dinners under the stars, or cocktails with a group of friends or co-workers. The rooftop will quickly become one of your favorite restaurants on St. Simons Island for their wonderful outdoor seating. Their menu offers a little bit of everything from burgers to pasta and seafood. Watch the sunset as you enjoy a lovely filet mignon dinner and outdoor dining experience. The rooftop has great food and a great atmosphere.
Address: 935 Beachview Dr. St. Simons, GA 31522
Phone: (912) 291-4300
ECHO St. Simons
Located inside of The King and Prince Beach & Golf Resort; ECHO serves classic coastal cuisine and handcrafted cocktails in a relaxed atmosphere on the water in St. Simons Island. ECHO is the only detached restaurant that is oceanfront on the island. From their craft beer to their delicious wine, there is something here that everyone in the family likes. Sit right in front of the ocean or sit in the dining room for larger parties, ECHO can accommodate all of your dining needs as you stare out into the Atlantic Ocean. The restaurant has a long-standing relationship with coastal farmers and purveyors that have helped create a one-of-a-kind menu of seasonal favorites. Come in and enjoy live music while trying out the delicious crab cakes, grouper, scallops, or their famous Georgia shrimp.
Address: 101 Downing Street St. Simons Island, GA 31522
There are many delicious restaurants in St. Simons island as well as in Brunswick and on Pier Village. Some of our other favorite spots that are not on the water are Cafe Frederica, Del Sur, and Georgia Sea Grill. From casual dining to fine dining, St Simons Island has the perfect restaurants to meet all of your needs. We hope to see you soon on the island.