Iguanas Seafood Restaurant
303 Mallery St.
St. Simons Island, GA 31522
Travelers looking for a getaway destination that provides ample time for lounging on the beach, soaking up the sun, exploring lighthouses and enjoying everything from hiking trails to maritime museums will be delighted with a trip to St. Simons Island. This delightful island off the southern coast of Georgia is a convenient locale that comes with the added benefit of feeling like you’ve immersed yourself in a tropical paradise that’s worlds away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. It’s seaside surroundings also make St. Simons Island an amazing place to treat yourself to a savory seafood dish or two. Enjoy a meal that’s as fun and festive as it is flavorful by making sure to add a stop at Iguanas Seafood Restaurant to the itinerary when you’re in town.
Seafood at its Finest
Located at 303 Mallery Street, Iguanas Seafood Restaurant is easy to identify by its vibrant marine-themed façade. This family-friendly establishment greets guests with its palm tree painted awning and lush hanging plants that make it feel as if you’re stepping into a coastal oasis of delicious possibilities. Once inside, guests will enjoy brightly colored walls and plenty of table seating to choose from as well as an outdoor patio for an open-air dining experience. A full-service bar, a notoriously friendly staff, and the best seafood at St Simons Island make this savory stop well worth a visit. Guests of all ages will be enchanted by the eclectic collection of buoys, marine memorabilia, shark jaws and teeth that hang across the ceiling as well!
The Best Seafood at St Simons Island Highlights
While all of the seafood on the menu at Iguanas Seafood Restaurant comes with a fantastic reputation attached, it’s undeniably the fried shrimp that stands out from the crowd. In fact, locally caught Georgia shrimp graces nearly every section of the menu and can be ordered as a started customized to taste with options that include fried, bacon-wrapped or cocktail-style portions upon request. Moving into the main dish selections, guests are faced with an impressive listing of options that range from fried oysters and scallops to top sirloin and crab cakes. Sandwiches, burgers and a soup of the day are always readily available while a side of grits, French fries or green beans comes highly recommended with any dish selection. Soft serve ice cream in chocolate and vanilla flavorings ensures every visitor to Iguanas Seafood Restaurant leaves on a sweet note. This fun and welcoming restaurant is open every day of the week from 11:00 am until 10:00 pm.
Nearby Attractions and Landmarks to Enjoy
While dining at Iguanas is sure to be a highlight of a trip to St. Simons Island for seafood lovers, an added benefit of time spent here indulging in delicious selections is proximity to a list of other fun stops to enjoy as well! Between the flavorful escapades that the island offers up, visitors will find there’s much to do and enjoy in the way of outdoor adventure. When you can’t wait to round out your St. Simons Island itinerary with some unforgettable fun, be sure to add the following activities to your list.
St. Simons Island Lighthouse
Located just down the street from Iguanas Seafood Restaurant at 610 Beachview Drive, guests who are interested in learning more about the maritime history of St. Simons Island will be captivated by a visit to the iconic St. Simons Island Lighthouse. Stretching 104 feet into the sky, the lighthouse is easy to spot with its striking white façade and many are thrilled to learn that the structure has historical roots dating all the way back to 1810. Guiding ships and warning against the danger of nearby sandbars, guests are invited to tour the lighthouse and enjoy sweeping views of the water that surrounds this area as they do. The lighthouse sits next to the museum for those that are looking to extend their education on the subject beyond traveling up to the observation deck.
Butler Field Park
When you’re in the mood to work off a meal with a friendly game of baseball or a stroll along shady pathways, make your way down Mallery Street where Butler Field Park is situated. This collection of green spaces and recreation areas is ideal for the traveling family with little ones looking to burn off extra energy. It’s also a fantastic place to enjoy time on a bench taking in the view or simply wandering along the trails and enjoying a moment with those you love most.
Avenue of the Oaks
Acting as the entrance to the Sea Island Golf Club is a stretch of street lined by 160-year-old towering oaks that’s known to locals and visitors alike as Avenue of the Oaks. This mesmerizing scene is well worth experiencing for yourself while you’re in town and is sure to offer up some photo-worthy moments as well. The Avenue of the Oaks can be found at 100 Retreat Avenue and promises to be as scenic as it is thrilling.
Book an Island Escape
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