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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%
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“fried chicken” (42 reviews)
“ribeye” (42 reviews)
“salad” (124 reviews)
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American, Steakhouse, Soups, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
5514 Frederica Rd, Saint Simons Island, GA 31522-9701
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Reviewed yesterday

What blew me away when I first walked in was the overall look and feel. Multiple fireplaces, high ceilings, long tables, and beautiful decor. It was spacious, yet cozy. The staff was excellent and overall experience wonderful. A must-visit for Sea Island-goers!

Thank Twoamtoast
Reviewed 2 days ago

this place made for such a fun night - the food was delicious and the whole staff could not have been nicer. definitely recommend visiting this spot!

Thank Anne M
Reviewed 2 days ago

Went with a group of over 100 people. The service was incredibly quick, and the hospitality was second to none. Not to mention the food was amazing. All of the staff were incredibly helpful. I have a nut allergy, and they were very aware of...More

Thank chriszbikowski1
Reviewed 2 days ago

I have never had better butter beans, fried Okra, Fried Chicken, and ribs in my life. I will travel to Sea island again solely for Bennies Red Barn

Thank Jo N
Reviewed 2 days ago

The atmosphere was unbelievable! I had a blast here with my colleagues. The food was excellent. Make sure to order the fired chicken and ribeye! Bartenders were awesome as well. Cant wait to get back there!

Thank Awab H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

For years, the Red Barn has served the best food on St. Simons. This past Christmas time was spectacular. The fried oysters were perfect - melt in your mouth, delicious with their cocktail sauce. The fried flounder was moist and perfectly cooked. The steaks were...More

Thank dreyfooslaw
Bennie G, Manager at Bennie's Red Barn, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

You're the best -- thanks for showing us support for so many years! From chicken and steak to your seafood favorites, we promise our plates will never let you down. We'll look forward to welcoming you back again the next holiday season. Wishing you all...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

First time visit very memorable Old school southern dining with live music next door. Barn warm, cozy and sparkly in the winter time.

Thank zoergeckodesign
Bennie G, Manager at Bennie's Red Barn, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Glad to know we could leave a great impression! Sorry we weren't quite able to provide you with the five-star experience you deserve, and we hope you give us another chance in the future. All the best, The Management Team at Bennie's

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went there with a group of 13 people before Christmas. Steaks were large but had no flavor. I have not use A1 sauce since I was a kid, and actually used some here. NO one especially enjoyed their meal. Neat spot but don't have to...More

Thank CloseToHomeblog
Bennie G, Manager at Bennie's Red Barn, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Reading this is disheartening because we normally hear fantastic things about our steaks. We're sorry if you received anything less than our best, and we sincerely hope you give us another chance so that we can provide you with the five-star experience you deserve. Kind...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Bennie’s Red Barn is a very good family restaurant. The menu is somewhat extensive but also simple. The names of dishes are not preceded by adjectives that keep you wondering what you are ordering. What you get are straightforward dishes. Service is prompt and the...More

Thank gracecpa
Bennie G, Owner at Bennie's Red Barn, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Glad to know the food's always been delicious! Thanks so much for the kind words here, and we hope to welcome you back in soon. Best wishes, The Management Team at Bennie's

Reviewed 10 December 2017

this may just be one of those "wrong place wrong time" situations but we went for dinner at prime time on a cold rainy Friday night in December. Place was warm and cozy, parking lot was full, and we were immediately seated in a corner....More

Thank joe c
Bennie G, Manager at Bennie's Red Barn, responded to this reviewResponded 13 December 2017

It sounds like we dropped the ball here, Joe, and we want to sincerely apologize about what happened. We assure you it was an honest mistake, and we only hope you give us another chance because we know we can make sure to provide you...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
Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
5:30 PM - 9:30 PM
5:30 PM - 9:30 PM
5:30 PM - 9:30 PM
5:30 PM - 9:30 PM
5:30 PM - 9:30 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
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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