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5514 Frederica Road, Saint Simons Island, GA 31522
+1 912-638-2844
17:30 - 21:30
Closed now
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Sun 11:00 - 15:00
Sun - Thu 17:30 - 21:30
Fri - Sat 17:30 - 22:00
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Atlanta, Georgia
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56 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2015 via mobile

Our family returned to Bennie's to visit with Chip Wilson, have dessert and coffee and loved catching up with him! He sang gospel songs and helped remind us of the good old days gone by. There is a lot of history and great people in SSI, and he is one of them. Thank you Chip!

1 Thank SweetSleuth
Warwick, New York
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380 reviews
303 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2015 via mobile

We came here with a bunch of people. Service was fantastic. Dat at a round table which made for easy conversation. Everyone has the steaks and all were perfect.

1 Thank PennStateTim_24
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147 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2015

Bennie's seems to be living off its reputation these days. The food was average at best. Steaks were pretty average, but prices were well above average. Perhaps my memory is failing me, but I remember this place to be much better than it delivered.

Thank neilm707
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49 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2015

We had a reunion here and had the best time at the Club. Bennie's provided shrimp baskets, which were awesome!! The DJ and live band were super fun!

Thank Liisa D
Heidelberg, Germany
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78 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2015

Red Barn is a local landmark. They are known for their wonderful cuts of meat and great service. You know you are in the South when your waiter comes to the table singing old time spirituals!

1 Thank glendaingermany
United States
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2015

After a night of seafood the evening before, we decided we wanted a nice steak for our second night on the island. We asked around and Bennie's Red Barn was recommended for the steak and for the atmosphere. So we decided to give it a try. The waitress was very nice upon our seating, but it all went south from... More 

Thank thebusgeorgia
Waynesboro, Georgia
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2015 via mobile

Wonderful food and fantastic service. We also LOVE Chip who comes by the table and entertains us with wonderful music. Steaks and grilled over an open fire with great flavor. Key lime pie was a great mix of tart and sweet. Our kids look forward to our Bennie's night as much as we do.

Thank SouthernMama3
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148 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2015

If you are looking for a great steak, you can't go wrong with the bacon wrapped filet. He has a great smoky flavor and is always cooked to perfection. Historic restaurant with a neat ambiance but it has lost a little of it's southern charm because the wait staff does not recite the menu. Try the after dinner drink called... More 

1 Thank VanillaAce
Sandy Springs, Georgia
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 July 2015

I do not often remember what I ate, but, sadly, this meal, even years later, was the worst meal of my life! Wait staff who did not seem to care when our meal arrived, and when it did, the steak was cold and tasteless. Worse, still, was that when we complained about our meal, no one seemed to care if... More 

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3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 July 2015 via mobile

I was part of a large party of around 20 people. We made reservations but were told we still might have to wait. This was ok with us. We arrived and they were very busy. We did have a little wait but for a large party this was understandable. We were seated and our server greeted us right away. The... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$12 - US$25
American, Steakhouse, Seafood, Soups
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 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
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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