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About ECHO St.Simons Island
The only beachfront restaurant on St. Simons Island, ECHO St. Simons is a dynamic restaurant featuring Southern, coastal fare and remarkable seaside views. Our seasonal menus combine fresh, local produce and seafood to create a truly unforgettable experience. Join us for live music, patio dining and an untouched view of what coastal Georgia has to offer. Please note that patio seating may be available on request but is not available for reservations.
Saint Simons, GA 31522
Seafood, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service, Contemporary American
Hours of Operation:
Breakfast Menu: 7am-10:30am
Lunch/Dinner Menu: 11:30am until 10pm
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Convenient on-site self parking available in main hotel lot.
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
ECHO St.Simons Island Ratings and Reviews
We went for our anniversary and came away underwhelmed. To start, we told the hostess we had a reservation, never asked our name but then proceeded to "cancel" our Open Table reservation. Had to clear that up once we got home and saw the error. As for the dinner, Server tried really hard but wasn't an experienced server..or didn't appear to be. I had blackened grouper and asked for a vegetable exchange which I ultimately recd. The server and I weren't communicating the same when I tried to explain what I wanted for the vegetable. Dinner was good, not great. My husband had the fried lobster which was disappointing. It may have been partly our fault for not clarifying the prep, but this lobster tail was fried in breading like country fried chicken. We had fried lobster in the Atlanta area and the tail was flash fried with no batter. We expected the same and were disappointed. The batter took the lobster flavor away from it I guess we now know to ask. Overall, dinner was just ok when we expected more. View is spectacular, though.
For the price point, there are far better selections on the Island (e.g., Halyards, Nancy, and Delaney's). Our party arrived and was accommodated on the outside patio. Eventually our server showed up and took our drink order. She delivered three bottles of Perrier. One had been opened and was missing about 20% of the water. When we pointed it, the response was "the bartender opened it for you" (and apparently took a drink). Bottle was replaced. Ordered a peel and eat shrimp appetizer for the table and it arrived in a timely fashion. Then we ordered dinner and waited, and waited and waited. It appeared the other tables around us were experiencing the same delays. Our waitress all but disappeared. Finally we told the waitress that we were leaving in 5 mins. The solution was to bring some of our meals, that had clearly been sitting under a heat lamp. Sorry but at this price point, all the meals should be hitting the table at the same time. This isn't the Waffle House. We waited the final 5 minutes, the remaining meals didn't arrive so we left. The restaurant was not busy; this was an utter failure of the kitchen. It didn't help that the waitress was terrible. We did chat with manager on the way out. As I said at the outset, at the price point there are better choices on the Island.
Service and ambience were great. Food on the other hand was...
Crab cakes were delivered black on the outside. Bread was hard and cold.
My entree's couscous was cold and lumpy and the scallops that came,with it were warm at best.
I sent,couscous back to the kitchen to be reheated it came back about the same, lumpy and only warm.
This is not our,first time there and each time I'm hoping it will be better but the food is consistently not hot enough! Which I don't understand bwhy cause they have plenty of runners to deliver food,
This was a 25th anniversary celebration following a renewal of marriage vows on the beach. (where the groom had proposed 26 years before) I first worked with Tanner, then Jason.....to organize this very special event and they both were marvelous to coordinate with for this celebration. Everyone loved the food, deserts.....gathering. It was totally perfect in every way!
The resort is beautiful! Service - from the greeting we received by the hostess, to excellent table and bar service, as well as a visit from the restaurant manager - made us feel welcome and appreciated. The food was delicious and the portions were large - more than ample. This was especially true of the Pimento Cheese Hummus with Crostini, and the fried Snow Crab Claw Appetizers. The Grouper Fish Tacos, Echo Burger and the Grouper Sandwich were also thoroughly enjoyed by each of us.
Not great. It took the hostesses 10-15 minutes to seat us even though the place was nearly empty. They gave us the worst table (no view of the ocean), again the place was nearly empty. Service was ok, not great. Food was mediocre, at best. Paella was definitely not paella. Dessert tasted like it came out of the freezer.
I hate to say this. The sad part about this place is it has potential. We read the reviews that made us skeptical and said at the King and Prince it must be okay. Well, the very nicely prepare food was served cold and over cooked. Also it was plated on narrow plates that every time I tried to get it on the fork it fell off the plate. The server we had was terrible with zero personality and not very attentive on anything, but with dry fish we needed water and had to ask 3 times. This is a very nice place with no attention put into the restaurant. For $190 bucks for a family of 4 the staff is dressed more like you would see at Denny's and less like fine dining. When you walk in restaurant the prepared food is on tables in the foyer for everyone passing by to sneeze or cough on or kids to touch. I feel like this is where our food got cold. When you walk in you think you are in for a treat and the only thing they have to offer is a view which is great. If you are going for the view then just stop in for drinks. If you are hungry go to Tramici, they have everything else and is a true 5 star restaurant with outstanding service for less money.
Chose ECHO as a scenic half-way point lunch between friends in Hilton Head and Jacksonville. Restaurant is right at the edge of the beach and has a great panorama. We sampled a range of items - loved the Mimosas and the Seafood Mac and Cheese was the group favorite, by far. The ambiance was bright and cheerful, and service was friendly (not overly so) and appropriately attentive. We'll certainly be back when in the area.
My husband and I stayed at the King and Prince for our anniversary, and ate dinner and breakfast the next morning at Echo. The service was great and the food was phenomenal. It was a wonderful experience and I would recommend it to anyone, as well as dine there again in the future.
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