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Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$30 - US$50
Cuisines: Seafood
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Good for: Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, After-hours, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Frederica Road
Description: Halyards on St. Simons has been redefining Island Cuisine for 11 popular years. The Island's unrivaled see-and-be-seen dinner spot for locals who know and for coastal visitors who've heard that the Seared Tuna with a Plum Wine Reduction and the Prime N.Y. Strip with Soy Lime Butter will make your evening. That's not to say you should skip the Creamy Blue Crab Bisque or the nightly specials. The atmosphere is casually elegant (coozy lounge furniture in the courtyard and under the awning), the welcome warm (usually by name), the service crisp and attentive, the wine cellar vast (7 Wine Spectator Awards) and the comfortable bar hip and hopping. The menu is the brilliant handiwork of Chef/Owner Dave Snyder that changes nightly and is bold, creative and gloriously rewarding. To be sure you're pleased, Dave roams the front of the house for comments when he's not out fishing for your dinner. As you would expect at a restaurant of Halyards' caliber, reservations are a good idea.
Reviewed 8 August 2014

Very good about reminding you when your reservation is and very welcoming. The flavor of the food was excellent. We had the flounder with the cream garlic sauce and brussel sprouts with onion and bacon. Desserts were average. Wait staff was attentive. This is a nice restaurant with slightly higher prices, but atmosphere is wonderful.

Thank Juan S
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Reviewed 5 August 2014

Halyard's has a reputation for being really really good. The night my Brother-in-law and Sister-in-Law took us it must have been an off night…

The first disappointment was the bartender could not make the drinks on the menu. The second one was when the appetizers arrived and seemed not guide warm enough like they had sat in the window (waiter issue?).

Our entree's arrived and they were delicious but I have had better for the price of the meal. Like I said maybe it was an off night, but I enjoyed the food and service at Palmer's better. Halyard's for me only faired better in atmosphere and with their outdoor swinging couch and table seating.

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Thank Ms.LoveTravel
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Reviewed 5 August 2014

Get the chocolate cake, it is to die for. The opinion of a seasoned international chocolate cake tester.

Thank EJVJ
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Reviewed 4 August 2014

Chose this restaurant on the basis of tripadvisor reviews and were not dissapointed. Best Seafood we had on the Island, together with a great atmosphere. Service was a high point with prices reasonable for this type of restaurant. This should be a "must do" for anyone visiting Saint Simons Island.

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Thank Andy S
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Reviewed 30 July 2014

After two nights eating at the Sea Island Resort Restaurants (good food in general but pricey), we tried Halyards located just off the property. Outstanding choice! The tuna was AWESOME! All of the other dishes were great too! Next time we go, we will eat here or the Italian next door owned by the same owner every night!

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1  Thank gigitexas525
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