Georgia Sea Grill: A St. Simons Island Restaurant
When you are visiting St. Simons Island and want a special sit-down meal with an intimate setting and savvy menu, the Georgia Sea Grill is what comes to mind. It is one of St. Simons Island’s best choices for fresh seafood and delightful service.
Located in the Pier/Village area, Georgia Sea Grill’s menu is filled with items that showcase their close proximity to fresh seafood and Southern culinary creations. During a recent press trip, a group of travel writers and I found the food at Georgia Sea Grill to be exquisite.
The atmosphere at Georgia Sea Grill is one of welcoming staff and lovely decor with a casual and relaxed ambiance. I loved the romantic feel and coziness the upscale restaurant offered, with the lights dimmed and soft music playing. The gorgeous dinner plates really stood out to me. They contrasted well against the food on the plates, making for really attractive photos. Pretty herbs and flowers were used to dress up the Georgia Sea Grill’s plates, adding a level of pizazz.
I started my evening at Georgia Sea Grill with the Fried Pimento Cheese appetizer, breaded, flash-fried, and drizzled with a Tabasco syrup. It was a clever concoction, not to mention really tasty. You first taste the cheesy goodness and when the Tabasco after bite hits, your palate really wakes up.
Other appetizers our group enjoyed were the garlicky butter-rich Escargot, served with a thimble-sized piece of puff pastry, and the Cornmeal Dusted Oysters. If you have never tried Escargot, the Georgia Sea Grill is the place to begin. Many of us had not eaten “snails” before but quickly fell in love with them. We also ordered a variety of salads and one of Georgia Sea Grill’s signature items, the decadent Low Country Crab Soup. Nom!
Impressive Regional Dinners
For dinner, our group ordered Georgia Sea Grill’s Shrimp & Grits, Seared Sea Scallops, Grilled Filet Mignon, Herb Crusted Lamb Racks, and Baked Lump Crab Cakes. Our plates arrived looking like they were ready for a magazine shoot! We all began taking pictures of our beautifully plated dinners.
The Filet Mignon was my dinner choice. I only eat a couple of high-quality steaks each year and this one was phenomenal. My well-seasoned steak was served with whipped potatoes and roasted Brussels sprouts mixed with bleu cheese. The steak’s rosemary red-wine reduction was the icing on the cake. Wow, this was a really delicious meal!
Despite specializing in seafood, the Roasted Beet Salad and the Butternut Squash Ravioli with brown butter and sage stood out on the menu and I had to give them a try. Both were savory and delicious. Between the flavorful food and the friendly attentive service I would recommend booking a table at the Ocean Grill next time you are in St. Simmons for a special night out.- Dana Howard Freeman, Freelance Journalist
Seafood Options Galore
Georgia Sea Grill offers a large selection of fresh catch menu items, available in three styles: Cajun Spiced, Bronzed, and Pan-Roasted. Each is served with one of their creative toppings, such the Bronze with Hoppin’ John, Pickled Okra, or Tomato Cream. Is that not just drool-worthy?
I was too full to try the desserts at Georgia Sea Grill , but a few people in my group had and loved the Warm Chocolate Cake, Key Lime Pie, and Georgia Pecan Pie. They raved about all three!
The Georgia Sea Grill didn’t disappoint. They have a cozy and intimate atmosphere and fantastic food. I had their wine sampler, short ribs and Georgia pecan pie, and would totally order again.- Lara Dunning of Small Town Washington
It was an impressive night at the Georgia Sea Grill with stellar meals and great company. I should mention that the restaurant can accommodate those with gluten allergies. Opt for the Georgia Sea Grill’s First Call offerings served every day from 5-6:30 PM to save a few dollars on both food and beverages.
This is one restaurant you will not want to miss on your St. Simons Island vacation.
Georgia Sea Grill
407 Mallery Street
St. Simons Island, GA 31522
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Thanks to the Georgia Sea Grill for hosting dinner for our group. As always, all opinions are 100% my own.