55 Cinema Lane
St. Simons Island, GA 31522
St. Simons Island may provide visitors with an exotic, far from home feeling, but it’s very much the welcoming and warm local ambiance that keeps guests coming back time and again. In fact, the quaint charm of St. Simons Island often lies in the local wonders that come with history, culture, and meaning. From lighthouses that have guided those on the sea to tree spirits carved in time with storms that have been endured over the years, St. Simons Island is a place where what is local is celebrated. This same foundation extends to the restaurant scene on St. Simons Island and perhaps no place captures the essence of this destination quite like Halyards Restaurant. Serving up dishes that honor local flavor and ingredients, Halyards on St Simons Island is the ideal meal stop for those looking for the authentic flavors that make up the island.
Bold Flavors and Family-Fun
Located at 55 Cinema Lane, Halyards Restaurant provides guests with an upscale ambiance designed to inspire the senses and bring attention to locally sourced fare and ingredients. When you arrive, feel free to take a seat at a beautifully set table or family-style bench. Those who prefer open-air dining will be enamored with the outdoor lounge that provides a bit more of a relaxed feeling. When you’re here, the staff at Halyards is dedicated to making sure you feel like part of the culinary family. Come with friends or make new ones when you grab a hand-crafted cocktail at the bar and one of the best restaurants.
Menu Highlights at Halyards on St Simons Island
Guests to Halyards Restaurant enjoy a seasonally revolving menu that’s crafted to reflect the best ingredient available on the island as the year transitions from month to month. Typical appetizers at Halyards include fried calamari, tuna tacos, and Georgia shrimp. A house soup or salad makes for a fresh appetizer follow up. When it’s time to dine in style, guests can choose from a variety of small plate options or more robust meals for one. Small plates include scallops or low country shrimp dip while entrees range from grilled salmon and blackened fresh catch of the day to stir fry and buttermilk fried chicken. A side of grilled asparagus or whipped potato comes highly recommended. Halyards Restaurant maintains an extensive wine list featuring white, red, rose and sparkling options upon request. If you aren’t sure what to pair your meal with, a friendly and knowledgeable server will be more than willing to assist with recommendations.
Entertainment & Attractions in St. Simons
If you plan to head to Halyards Restaurant to enjoy a meal out during your stay in St. Simons, there are several options for things to do while in the area. From modern-day entertainment to oceanfront fun to historic landmarks, St. Simons offers a balance of experiences to keep everyone in the family entertained.
While your time in St. Simons is sure to be filled with activities that are unique to the area, you may find yourself with an evening of free time where good old-fashioned entertainment through a movie sounds like the best plan. Next door to Halyards Restaurant you’ll find Island Cinemas, a low-key place for an afternoon or evening of entertainment. With both bargain-rate matinees and late-evening shows, it’s possible to catch a movie either before or after your meal. Offering the latest box office hits, catch your favorite actors and actresses on the big screen and try not to fill up on popcorn and candy before heading over to Halyards for dinner and drinks!
Shopping, dinner, and movie combine for a fun-filled evening out! Right next door to Halyards and the cinema are the Shops at Sea Island, a quaint outdoor mall perfect for a quick browse. Shops at Sea Island provide a mix of entities that range from fresh products at Harris Teeter to locally owned boutiques.
To take in a bit of history on your evening out, head about ten minutes north to visit the site of the Fort Frederica National Monument. Georgia was first settled in 1773, soon after which the fort was constructed as the area’s military headquarters to fend off attacks from the Spanish in Florida. Fort Frederica was declared a National Monument in 1945 and it stands today as a reminder of America’s colonial past. Visitors to the monument can stop in the Visitor’s Center, where an introductory movie and people in colonial dress will set the stage. Take a guided or self-guided tour around the pleasant tree-filled grounds to explore the site of the former village. With free admission and an activity packet available for kids, a visit to Fort Frederica National Monument is a great place for the whole family to soak up a bit of the area’s history! After a few hours exploring, step back into the 20th century with a meal at one of St. Simons’ many fine restaurants, such as Halyards.
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Take time to relax and unwind with an amazing trip to St. Simons Island. Let the team at Lilmar Vacations help you settle into a beautiful pet-friendly vacation home while you’re here. Contact us today for more information on our many rentals and for the best restaurants on the island.