Southern Soul Barbeque on St. Simons Island, Georgia

Southern Soul Barbeque on St. Simons Island, Georgia

7 Must-Try Restaurants on St. Simons Island

It may be an island, but it's a large one that attracts creative chefs and people who appreciate good food. Among the many delicious places to eat on St. Simons Island, here are a few you just have to try.

Southern Soul Barbeque on St. Simons Island, Georgia

Southern Soul Barbeque

Named one of the best barbecue restaurants in the country, Southern Soul Barbeque is an essential stop, featuring pork, turkey and brisket smoked for more than 12 hours. Don’t skimp on the four homemade sauces and sides like hoppin john, collard greens and Brunswick stew.

Georgia Sea Grill on St. Simons Island, Georgia

Georgia Sea Grill

Georgia Sea Grill opened in 1997 near the pier and is known for its seafood. They open daily for dinner in their main dining room, but they also have a wine bar and regular bar. Reservations are recommended.

Golden Isles Olive Oil Wine Bar on St. Simons Island, Georgia

Golden Isles Olive Oil Wine Bar

Part store and part restaurant, Golden Isles Olive Oil Wine Bar at Redfern Village is an essential stop for home cooks and foodies. They have more than 60 flavors of infused olive oils and balsamic vinegars, as well as cheeses, charcuterie, pestos and tapenades. The wine bar has a menu of light bites and offers wine tastings.

Iguana's Seafood Restaurant on St. Simons Island, Georgia

Iguana's Seafood Restaurant

If you're in search of wild Georgia shrimp, look no further than Iguana's Seafood Restaurant. The island-inspired eatery at historic Pier VIllage has a diverse menu, but save room for complimentary soft-serve ice cream for dessert.

Tramici on St. Simons Island, Georgia

Tramici

Bring your friends and family to Tramici, the island's best Italian restaurant. The neighborhood restaurant has a brick oven used to make the perfect pizzas, along with menu highlights like spaghetti, lasagna and other Italian dishes.

Palmer's Village Cafe on St. Simons Island, Georgia

Palmer's Village Cafe

Five-star chef John Belechak is at the helm of Palmer's Village Cafe, a relaxed eatery that features Southern coastal dishes. The restaurant is open for breakfast and lunch throughout the week and dinner on weekends.

Porch on St. Simons Island, Georgia

Porch

Porch serves all sorts of Southern fare but is known for Nashville-style hot chicken, catfish and wild Georgia shrimp. Cool off with one of their drinks like craft beer, wine and frose (frozen rose).

ECHO on St. Simons Island, Georgia

More to explore

From oceanside dining to coffee shops and bakeries, St. Simons Island is full of great restaurants. Find more places to eat on St. Simons Island.

Published: May 2019