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Bennie's Red Barn

5514 Frederica Rd, Saint Simons Island, GA 31522-9701
+1 912-638-2844
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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good22%
  • Average14%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible7%
Travellers talk about
“fried chicken” (44 reviews)
“ribeye” (43 reviews)
“salad” (125 reviews)
Open Now
17:30 - 21:30All hours
American, Steakhouse, Soups, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
5514 Frederica Rd, Saint Simons Island, GA 31522-9701
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Reviewed 30 May 2016

The food is nothing fancy. It is simple southern style seafood. That means generous portions and good quality. It is not all seafood either. One member of our party had a steak that I could have sworn was actually a roast. The service was excellent...More

1  Thank UGADawg83
Bennie G, Manager at Bennie's Red Barn, responded to this reviewResponded 4 June 2016

I appreciate you taking the time to leave this amazing review of our place! While we might not be the fanciest place, I like to think we make up for it with the quality of our food and the hospitality of our servers. I hope...More

Reviewed 30 May 2016

We've had dinner at Bennie's and love everything about it. The steaks are tender and flavorful, the atmosphere unique. This week we went to Sunday lunch/ brunch and was not disappointed! There was a carving station with roast beef and a buffet table with mashed...More

1  Thank SouthernGal820
Bennie G, Manager at Bennie's Red Barn, responded to this reviewResponded 4 June 2016

Even giving your Granny's pie a run for her money is an honor, so thanks so much for taking the time to leave these amazing kind words. Knowing we're able to make each visit special and wonderful just made my day, and I'm excited to...More

Reviewed 18 May 2016

We really enjoyed! Steaks were great tasting and cooked to perfection. We had a great time at The Club next door.More

Thank Mike P
Bennie G, Manager at Bennie's Red Barn, responded to this reviewResponded 22 May 2016

Mike, thanks for taking the time out of your day to let me know you enjoyed everything while you were here! It means the world to me to know we were able to serve you up the quality food and service you deserve. Looking forward...More

Reviewed 16 May 2016

I visited Bennie's during a girls' trip to St. Simons. We didn't come for dinner, but instead for drinks and live music in the barn on a Saturday night. The atmosphere is AWESOME... open air circular bar with a gigantic tree growing out of the...More

Thank Allie O
Bennie G, Manager at Bennie's Red Barn, responded to this reviewResponded 20 May 2016

Allie, reading this made my day, and I'm thrilled you and your friends decided to come by for some drinks and dancing! Your recommendation means the world to me, and I'm excited to have you back again soon! Kind wishes, Bennie Gentile -Founder

Reviewed 11 May 2016

We went with a large group and had good service. Fried chicken was great and the steak was very good. Sit at long tables and get serenaded by a man with a lovely voice. A very friendly place.More

Thank travelwise68
Bennie G, Manager at Bennie's Red Barn, responded to this reviewResponded 16 May 2016

Making sure we're able to provide you with the tasty food and excellent service you deserve is our number one priority here, so thanks for letting me know everything was on point when you came by! Hoping to have you back again soon! Kind wishes,...More

Reviewed 10 May 2016 via mobile

Seen this place online and our party of 9 agreed it looked like an experience. We ordered several different appetizers which were all good. I had the rib eye and it was cooked and seasoned perfect. We ordered every kind of dessert and they were...More

Thank Sharon G
Bennie G, Manager at Bennie's Red Barn, responded to this reviewResponded 15 May 2016

I'm so happy you decided to swing by for a bite and even more thrilled you had the chance to try out both the rib eye and the dessert. Thanks for taking the time to let me know, and I hope to have you back...More

Reviewed 5 May 2016

We recently had our rehearsal dinner in the club area of Bennies. This was a perfect location for our friends and family to have a comfortable and relaxed atmosphere for dinner. We had a wonderful time and the food was absolutely delicious. The owners go...More

Thank Alison D
Bennie G, Manager at Bennie's Red Barn, responded to this reviewResponded 9 May 2016

It was our pleasure, Alison, because making sure we make your entire visit as perfect as possible is our number one priority. Thank you so much for thinking about us when you decided to play your rehearsal dinner, and we hope to have you in...More

Reviewed 3 May 2016 via mobile

It's a real barn! One waiter gave us a history of the place and sang to us! The food was pricey, but pretty good. The best thing we had was a dessert drink called a Raccoon. Now THAT was worth going back for.More

Thank keatingm113
Bennie G, Manager at Bennie's Red Barn, responded to this reviewResponded 8 May 2016

Hearing the Raccoon was able to impress you so much made my day! In fact, knowing you had a great time all around is wonderful (it's always great when people are surprised we're actually a barn). Hoping to have you back again soon. Best wishes,...More

Reviewed 30 April 2016

Food below average, ants crawling on the table....just not worth the trip! Wait staff was very friendly but they need a new cook!More

Thank Norma123987
Bennie G, Manager at Bennie's Red Barn, responded to this reviewResponded 20 May 2016

Norma, I'm sorry you were disappointed when you came by because it's always our goal to provide you with the perfect experience you deserve. I want to assure you we take the comfort and safety of our guests seriously, so I will look into what...More

Reviewed 28 April 2016

Really a red barn. Emphasizing steaks but offering chicken and fish as well. Portions very large by today's standards. I had the house salad and shrimp appetizer and it was plenty. Other couple shared (up charge) a cowboy rib eye steak. Look for it on...More

Thank ge32225
Bennie G, Manager at Bennie's Red Barn, responded to this reviewResponded 5 May 2016

It's always been our goal to serve up large, tasty portions of our food, so it's great to hear you enjoyed everything when you came by! Excellent choices too! The shrimp appetizer is a favorite around here. Hoping to see you back again soon! Kind...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$12 - US$25
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, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 21:30
17:30 - 21:30
17:30 - 21:30
17:30 - 21:30
17:30 - 21:30
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5514 Frederica Rd, Saint Simons Island, GA 31522-9701
  • Location: United States  >  Georgia (GA)  >  Georgia Coast  >  Golden Isles of Georgia  >  Saint Simons Island
  • Phone Number: +1 912-638-2844
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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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