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Take some time to explore the vibrant restaurant community out here on St. Simons Island during your next stay. This popular vacation destination features a variety of casual dining spots that are a great option for a relaxed meal that does not sacrifice flavor or service. Take a look at our favorite casual places to eat at St. Simons Island below.


Since St. Simons Island is a part of Georgia, you can expect to find some tasty Southern home cooking, especially when you stop by Porch. This casual local joint features a variety of delicious Southern cooking including spicy fried chicken, fried shrimp and grits, and fried catfish. The restaurant features a homey interior and spacious patio seating. The service is always quick, and the portions are more than enough to fill you up. Make sure to show up early on the weekends as Porch is one of the most popular restaurants here on St. Simons Island.

Tramici Restaurant

Another great comfort food option that you can easily find here on St. Simons Island is Italian cuisine. Tramici Restaurant is our favorite casual Italian restaurant that features a comfy ambience and plenty for you to choose from on the menu. The brick oven pizza comes with a variety of toppings and baked fresh to order. Order classic Italian favorites such as fettucine, chicken parmesan, and much more. The kids’ menu provides plenty of options for the little ones too. The full-service bar can prepare a glass of wine with your meal or a handmade cocktail. Enjoy!

Gnat’s Landing

Being on an island you would expect St. Simons Island to also have access to great seafood. Make sure to stop by Gnat’s Landing for a casual restaurant that offers seafood platters, sandwiches, and much more. The restaurant features a charming island theme in the interior and has live music on the weekends. Gnat’s Landing also has a full-service bar so explore their house specialty cocktails to make your dining experience one to remember.

Prepare for St. Simons Island

As you can see, there are plenty of incredible dining options available for you right here on St. Simons Island. Prepare for your stay by booking one of our vacation rentals here in the area. You will have access to luxury amenities while being close to these casual restaurants. Book today and expect the best stay on St. Simons Island!

When you plan a getaway, you do not want to be stuck preparing all of your own meals during your stay. St. Simons Island features a variety of incredible restaurants that deserve your attention during your stay. Take a look at some of our favorite restaurants where you can grab a hot winter meal here on St. Simons Island:

Sea Salt Healthy Kitchen

Not all restaurants need to offer only comfort food. Instead, find some delicious yet healthy food over at Sea Salt Healthy Kitchen. This local favorite features a variety of healthy entrees including vegetarian and vegan friendly options. Enjoy delicious entrees such as salads, healthy bowls, wraps, and much more. Make sure to grab a plate of roasted red pepper hummus to get your appetite started. A variety of homemade soups are sure to warm you up on a cold day. Sea Salt Healthy Kitchen can be found at 130 Retreat Village and is open daily from 11:00 AM to 8:00 PM.


For everything else besides healthy food, make sure to stop by Porch. This local restaurant features all of your favorite Southern comfort food such as spicy fried chicken, shrimp, and catfish. The homey interior is always inviting, and the friendly service is second to none. You will feel like you are in Nashville when you order from the counter and sit down under the huge oak trees. Porch can be found at 549 Ocean Blvd and is open daily from 11:00 AM to 9:00 PM.

Georgia Sea Grill

Grab a fine dining meal when you visit Georgia Sea Grill. This local restaurant features a casual interior with fine dining entrees. Options include locally sourced seafood caught just off the coast. Popular entrees found at Georgia Sea Grill braised ribs, herb crusted lamb racks, New York Strip steak, and much more. Do not pass up on a visit to this local favorite found at 407 Mallery St. and opens daily at 5:00 PM for dinner.

More Dining in St. Simons Island

As you can see, there are plenty of restaurants here in town where delicious meals are waiting for you. Do not hesitate on planning your next trip by reserving one of our vacation rentals on the island today. You will be steps away from local attractions while having access to the finest amenities available.