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Bennie's Red Barn

5514 Frederica Road, Saint Simons Island, GA 31522
+1 912-638-2844
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Overview
  • Excellent51%
  • Very good23%
  • Average14%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible6%
Travellers talk about
“fried chicken” (39 reviews)
“steak” (244 reviews)
“salad” (99 reviews)
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CUISINES
American, Steakhouse, Seafood, Soups
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
Service
Food
Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
5514 Frederica Road, Saint Simons Island, GA 31522
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Reviewed 3 days ago

My family and I went to eat at Bennie's for dinner on a busy Saturday night. We all got steaks and they were all cooked perfectly. Kudos to the kitchen staff. Our waiter (Dylan) was very attentive to our needs. He refilled our drinks in...More

Thank kdaniel2016
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

The service was friendly and Chip was incredibly sweet to everyone there! The food was amazing and totally worth the price.

Thank Victoria C
Bennie G, Manager at Bennie's Red Barn, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Hey, Victoria! Really happy to know Chip and the team were able to leave such a great impression. We're already looking forward to welcoming you back in soon for another visit. Until then, The Management Team at Bennie's

Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Chose this restaurant for our 43rd wedding anniversary based on Google search for best restaurant for steak on St. Simon's Island. We enjoyed one of the best ribeyes EVER. I was serenaded by a waiter singing What a Wonderful World. Because of a diet, what...More

Thank tubbytankt
Bennie G, Manager at Bennie's Red Barn, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thanks so much for coming out -- we're so happy to know the Ribeye was able to leave such a great impression! We'll be sure to pass along the kind words to the team, and we can't wait to welcome you back out again soon....More

Reviewed 1 week ago

We went one evening because we were wanting a steak. We both ordered the Ribeye and were surprised by how big it was. We both took 1/2 of our individual steaks home to have another time. Rosalyn was our server and she was so helpful...More

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

Happy we could help you satisfy your steak craving, Carl -- thanks so much for stopping by! We'll be sure to pass along the kind words over to Rosalyn and the rest of the team, and we hope to have you back out soon. Thank...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I recently visited Vinnys twice. Once for dinner and once for brunch on Sunday. Both were very good. The price was a little bit expensive but you are paying for good steaks and an all you can eat buffet on the weekend. I would suggest...More

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

Thanks for stopping by a couple time -- we're thrilled to know they were both great experiences! Thanks for the feedback about the noise level as well. Can't wait to welcome you back by for your third visit soon! All the best, The Management Team...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Bennie's is a family favorite every time we visit the area. The food is always top notch and the service can't be beat. The atmosphere of the barn is fun and historic.

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

Being a favorite of the family's means so much to all of us here, Sarah! Thank you for always making us one of your stops, and we can't wait to have you back out soon. All the best, The Management Team at Bennie's

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Haven't been here in a few years so we thought we'd give it another try. Server (Dylan) was terrible! We're there with another couple on an early Friday night, not overly busy. Server argued with our friend over her steak being overcooked & seemed bewildered...More

Thank Barry B
Bennie G, Manager at Bennie's Red Barn, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Right off the bat, Barry, we want to apologize because our top priority is making sure each and every guest who comes through our doors is treated to the fantastic service and food they deserve -- we're sorry you received anything less. While Dylan is...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The locals say this is the place to go for steaks, etc... on SSI. I was looking for a "Sunday Brunch" place and Red Barn looked good and had good reviews on Yelp. In fact, it was the only place I found that had the...More

Thank Chuck K
Bennie G, Manager at Bennie's Red Barn, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

We're all so thrilled to know we were able to live up to our reputation, Chuck -- it sounds like everything was delicious when you came out! Thanks, and we look forward to having you back in again soon. Until then, The Management Team at...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went here with a work group for Christmas dinner. Waiter wouldn't take any orders until "everyone must show up and order together ". We all ordered meat with side of potato. Waiter came with tray of food and realized he didn't have a plate for...More

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

We're concerned to hear that you got this impression, as we normally make a much better impression on our guests. As for our order policy, this is quite standard at many restaurants. That said, we're incredibly concerned by your server's handling of the plates, and...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

If there were 10 stars, that's what they would get. Excellent service, fabulous steaks (we always get the ribeye), the salad is delicious, mashed and baked potatoes are wonderful! Seriously, we've never been disappointed in anything we've ordered. If it's your anniversary, birthday, or you...More

1  Thank MrsBubba
Bennie G, Manager at Bennie's Red Barn, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

We can't thank you enough for your kind words! We always love a celebration around here or just a special meal out, so we're glad to hear that we're your go-to spot. It sounds like you've ordered well -- the rib eye is a major...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$12 - US$25
Meals
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Groups, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining
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
  • E-mail
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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