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Blackwater Grill

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$$ - $$$
Contemporary, American
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260 Redfern Vlg, Saint Simons Island, GA 31522-2501
+1 912-634-6333
17:30 - 21:00
Closed now
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Sun - Thu 17:30 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 17:30 - 22:00
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Americus, Georgia
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45 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Love the lagniappe that is brought to the table when you are seated. it's a creamy, cheesy dip served with flatbread crackers. The gumbo is good, and I always get the Boudin Fritters.

Thank molbeth
Clearwater, Florida
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Enjoyed an evening with 2 other couples and had a great server named Jonika. She was delightful and made excellent recommendations... My favorite was shrimp and grits but also tasted and enjoyed the bayou shrimp! If you like margarita's with a twist you must try the jalapeño margarita!! Good food at good prices.. We'll definitely be back!!!

Thank LynnGray1
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Funky offbeat fairly quiet atmosphere with not-too-loud blues music. There was a bar, but no one at it, and two TV's were on, but no sound from them. The food was good in the local style featuring seafood mostly, not great, but very good. We had the Brunswick stew and a salad for starters. Both were good- the stew was... More 

Thank Chris C
Orlando, Florida
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118 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Such a cool, funky, welcoming place. We stopped in on Thanksgiving after seeing it featured on Drive-ins, diners and dives. Due to the holiday they were featuring only a limited menu. Happily the two item we wanted were both offered. We ordered the grouper and the shrimp and grits. The grouper was pan-seared and topped with a lively sauce. I'm... More 

Thank Giantess
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Cute place with average food. Tried 5 appetizers and a house salad. The vinegarette dressing was quite good. The crab cake had bread filler. New Orleans BBQ shrimp had BBQ sauce with it. When I had this dish in New Orleans it was made with a butter garlic sauce not actual BBQ. This was the least favorite of mine of... More 

Thank Sharib1237
Hobe Sound, Florida
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85 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

The Sea Island area is not known for fine dining, and what is good here wouldn't be rated as highly in a city such as Atlanta , Savannah or even Jacksonville. Nonetheless, Blackwater is a place worth visiting. The menu is thoughtful, the seafood is fresh and well prepared, as it should be in this part of the world, and... More 

Thank Rcdown78
Narragansett, Rhode Island
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403 reviews
243 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 169 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

The decor is funky! The staff is so pleasant and friendly! They made us feel really welcome! The service was great! The food is so good and they have so much to choose from on the menu! We love Cajun food and if you do too, as well as some delicious low country cooking, you need to pay a visit... More 

Thank michelewave04
Mableton, Georgia
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19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016

Recently had dinner again at BG and it was worth the visit. Swordfish was the catch of the day, and it was definitely fresh, well-prepared and moderately priced. Staff is always pleasant and the atmosphere is relaxed. Glad to see Evan back on the staff, hope he will start posting on the store's FB page again.

Thank konaya
Athens, Georgia
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016

My wife and I really enjoyed the atmosphere, service, and great food! The shrimp and grits are amazing! Additionally, the tomatoes and okra are the best I have ever tasted. Highly recommend this restaurant.

Thank Dennis D
Richmond, Kentucky
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016 via mobile

Gotta give this place a try. My wife had Tybee Shrimp with red beans and rice while I had Jambalaya. Both are excellent options. I was warned the Jambalaya was spicy, and they were not lying. It's not for the weak but it's worth it. Also the food quantities are larger than average, be prepared to bring some home with... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Contemporary, American
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Television
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
Open Hours
17:30 - 21:00
17:30 - 21:00
17:30 - 21:00
17:30 - 21:00
17:30 - 21:00
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 260 Redfern Vlg, Saint Simons Island, GA 31522-2501
  • Location: United States  >  Georgia (GA)  >  Georgia Coast  >  Golden Isles of Georgia  >  Saint Simons Island
  • Phone Number: +1 912-634-6333

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?